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Keyboard shortcuts used by Terminal are not available for programs running in the Terminal. That's why Terminal tries not to use shortcuts that are standard among command line programs. Ctrl+V is a standard for "Insert verbatim", i.e. you can use for example Ctrl+VReturn to insert a carriage return character (ASCII #13). It is used for example by Bash and ...
If you want to read the long output from start where you enter the command you can use less command in pipeline. eg: ls | less It would be like this 'your command' | less
Yep, to renter it, press up, and then it will fill. You can also edit it, to change it rather than retyping it. Or you can run !! if you don't need to edit it... This is probably one of the best terminal tricks!
I do not understand why on each release upgrade you have to manually patch all the URLs of apt in order to make them point to the newer distribution. You do not have to do this. (Not typically, anyway.) Actually, in Ubuntu, manually changing release names in sources.list is not a supported way to upgrade, and may often not work. When the package ...
Not every repository you add needs to be an official Ubuntu one. Take for example Oracle Virtualbox: at each Ubuntu release, the repository is updated with some days (or weeks) of delay. But in the meantime, the "old" repository works just fine. Being able to state which release you want to query in this case is essential. Why is not possible for apt to ...
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