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The `info` command to read documentation in GNU info format.

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What is the shutdown reason of my system?

I need to check how long my system was up and what was the reason of shutdown For example if somebody did that i need time and username of that person and if it was because of plug out i want to know ...
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Polybar default content

I've installed polybar and bspwm, I don't know what 25°C refer to, and 56% absolutely it's not my CPU temperature
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No info on man-page, or on info-page for read command options

I'm new to Ubuntu. I've read (I think) that man pages had all the information one would want... However, more often than not, I find commands whose man pages are left wanting. Two examples: Command ...
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How to get the battery info of a bluetooth device?

I've searched a lot and didn't find the proper solution for the problem I'm facing. I wonder if is there a way to see the battery level of a headset connected via bluetooth. I've checked the output of ...
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Info command doesn't exist

I was looking at the output of man tar, which says that if I want more information, I should use info tar. I do want more information; however, when I try this, bash returns the error bash: info: ...
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Meaning of /proc/Meminfo file and Dmidecode command

Looking for information about total memory on my laptop, I've found the following but I have some doubt about the meaning. From the dmidecode command I obtain: Handle 0x0010, DMI type 16, 23 bytes ...
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info emacs missing after upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04

After starting emacs 25 (GUI) and pressing C-h r I get the message "info emacs file missing". The same holds for the elisp manuals which are normally accessible from emacs. What happened and how can I ...
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How can I get help on terminal commands?

I often see things like read man xyz For more information read xyz's man page. see info xyz so I wonder: How can I get help on terminal commands generally? What exactly are these man and ...
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Is there a way to print info/man pages to PDF?

I would like to see info or man pages in PDF format so the formatting displays correctly. I see texi file can be converted (with texi2pdf) but I don't find any texi files with locate. In this case, I'...
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How to browse libc using info?

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and I have the build-essential package installed. When I use: info libc printf See: Invoking Info Following message shows up in the mini-buffer: No menu item 'libc' in node ...
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How to find a command not in man or info [duplicate]

I am trying to find alert but can't find it under man or info. I found a similar question involving type and it turned out it was under bash. How does one find a command like this without having to go ...
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Customization option for file info blob in nautilus?

Is there any way to customize the location/placement or the content of the info bubble? The reason I ask is that the popup bubble usually covers exactly the file I'm working on and I'd rather have ...
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Where can I find documentation for Ubuntu Touch commands like webapp-container?

Where can I find in ubuntu-touch something like man pages for commands such as webapp-container? I cannot find man or info pages onboard.Thanks. phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ man dpkg bash: man: command ...
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How to interpret find's info page

This is beginning of what I get when I type info find find [-H] [-L] [-P] [-D DEBUGOPTIONS] [-OLEVEL] [FILE...] [EXPRESSION] 'find' searches the directory tree rooted at each file name FILE by ...
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GNU Info like pdf reader

Is there a PDF reader in the Ubuntu repository (or elsewhere) which can navigate through sections of an e-book like “GNU Info” does through nodes? It should support shortcuts which info has, like N, ...
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How to invoke 'info make' with ~/path/to/make.info

If I type in bash info make I get the hint to refer to the Info file make.info which is made from Texinfo source file make.texi. Is there a short way for instead of always typing info -f ~/path/to/...
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How can I activate info: links in Konqueror

man: and help: work fine, but if I enter an info: link it says: The requested operation could not be completed Cannot Initiate the info Protocol Technical Reason: Unable to Launch Process ...
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How to get info pages

Using info info opens the man page for info. From what I've search there doesn't seem to be anything to download. How do I get the info pages instead?
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how do I check coreutils version?

How do i check the version of coreutils? gnu coreutils says they are at version 5. Im sure Ubuntu is a variation on that. I tried: info coreutils File: coreutils.info, Node: coreutils invocation, ...
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View info pages in a web browser

How do I view info files in a web browser? For man pages you can do man --html; is there anything similar for info pages? I'm aware of makeinfo's ability to output HTML, but to do that you need the ...
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What is the PAGER used by info pages?

When typing the command info you get a long output with header as: File: dir, Node: Top This is the top of the INFO tree This (the Directory node) gives a menu of major topics. Typing ...
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man, info pages for a specific flag [duplicate]

The man and info pages can be rather long. I only want information about a specific flag for a command. Example: man ls -a should return information about the a flag for the ls command, maybe ...
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Need some information [duplicate]

OK so i am new to Ubuntu, and i need some info. So i have an operating system of windows xp (hence why i am new to all this stuff) and sort of old fashioned i guess, but anyway on to my questions... ...
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How can I search GNU info pages with Dash?

There is a scope for searching manual pages but I fail to find a scope for searching GNU info pages. I can launch { yelp 'info:coreutils'; } from the command line but not from the Dash.
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In what way are doc, info, man, help different?

What's the difference between Documentation(doc), Manuals(man), Help, and Information(info)? I've seen these four different words used across different system but mostly in Ubuntu. for the most part ...
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Any reason why Ubuntu's man page on crontab(5) is less informative?

Why is the man page for crontab(5) at manpages.ubuntu.com less informative than corresponding man page at linux.die.net? Compare The "sixth" field (the rest of the line) specifies the command to ...
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Keeping "info" lines visible after quitting "info"?

I have: export MANPAGER="/usr/bin/less -r -X -is" as the last line in ~/.bashrc. This allows me to keep most of a man page visible on screen after exiting man. I want to do the same when I view ...
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Why is almost all of the 3 GB RAM on my HP G62 laptop always used? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 on a computer with 3072 MB RAM and 20 GB swap. It is an HP G62 laptop which overheats pretty regularly. When I type free -mt in the terminal the output is: free -mt ...
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List by "artist" in a folder? How to view meta data of songs in Nautilus?

Is it possible to list my .mp3 files by artist in my music folder? I am not able to view any tag from a song (artist/album/title of the songs) in the preview...
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What is the linux version that best fits my system to install? [duplicate]

I would like to ask if you can tell me , what is the linux version that best fits my system to install ?! Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.40GHz 1 GB RAM Nvidia 6600 Pending your reply , Thank you very much !
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How do I distinguish between a command, utility, or builtin for getting documentation?

I'm running Bash scripting, but sometimes I get confused which of these commands I use belong to who. Sometimes man xxx works, sometimes doesn't, so I use --help or info, mostly one of these works to ...
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Info documentation may be missing

I just started learning Linux. I'm trying to read through all the documentation contained in the Info files. I first noticed them on a Mac (running Mountain Lion) when I typed the "info info" command. ...
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Are there any complementary tools for the info command?

I've been using man for a while and know there commands like apropos or whatis that refer to man pages. But, are there any equivalent of theses or some complementary tools of the same sort for ...
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Is there an archiver/ file manager providing multiple information during archive extraction?

I would like one that would provide during action some more information like percentage and speed. When archives are big the process takes a lot of time and resources, and the computer seem to lag, ...
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I can't identify partition when installing ubuntu 12.04?

I am installing Ubuntu 12.04 and when you set how much for each OS, it doesn't say what is on each side. So i can't tell which side is Vista and which side is Ubuntu. I am assuming the left side is ...
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How can I get more info in the dash?

When searching for the phrase 'invoices' in the Ubuntu dash, I get a few different folders that all relate to different projects. However, there is no way of seeing which is which, as I cannot see the ...
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How do I find my network IP address, netmask, and gateway info?

I'm trying to make my IP address static as I hear it fixes slow browsing issues. When I click on connection information under the networking menu of the gray taskbar, it tells me about the IP address,...
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Why are the man pages for gvfs-commands not in Ubuntu?

Here on unix.com, there are man pages for gvfs-cat gvfs-less gvfs-monitor-dir gvfs-move gvfs-rm gvfs-trash gvfs-copy gvfs-ls ...
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How does Ubuntu know that I have a folder icon customized? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: where is stored the icon informations for folders In windows there's hidden a configuration file: if deleted, it's like it was never customized. I don't see anything when ...
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Get client system information in LTSP

I'm trying to get the system information of clients booted via LTSP to a Ubuntu 10.04 server. Any time I try any system info commands (example lspci | grep VGA) it returns back the server information, ...
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update information message box [closed]

I recently updated to 12.04. Each time I login, I get an update information message box written in many languages: Failure to download extra data filesName-ar.UTF-8: فشل تنزيل ملفات البيانات >...
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Can I disable the splash screen and output verbose information when I shutdown?

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10, though a little different with Ubuntu, they may be alike to some extent IMO. now I want to disable the splash screen and output verbose information in text mode when I ...
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Can I install different language packages for the command line program "info"?

I'd like to install info pages for the command line program in spanish so it will take less time for me to understand and assimilate. Well, it may sound quite dumb, but the problem I'm having trying ...
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How do I look up man page references with square brackets?

Sometimes man pages contain references to other information pages, for example Everyday Git[1] and gittutorial(7) are referred to in the man page for git. Those with round bracketed numbers refer to ...
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How do I add a directory to MANPATH or INFOPATH?

I think I understand the instructions given in How to add a directory to the PATH? about adding directories to $PATH. But I don't understand how to add directories to $MANPATH or $INFOPATH. Also -- ...
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unlock Mac Time machine HDD in Ubuntu [closed]

I recently migrated from snow leopard to Ubuntu, but I forgot to make a backup of some of the info in my old mac. I have my time machine prepared HDD, but when I connect the drive to Ubuntu it tells ...
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What are the hotkeys to find the next and previous occurrence of a search term in man and info?

Let's say you wanted to search the documentation for mplayer: # man mplayer To search for "length" you would type "/length" while in man and press enter. To go to the next occurrence of "length" ...
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Get package description using apt

How do I get the prosaic description of a package using apt? I tried both apt-cache show and apt-cache showpkg but no luck. Using synaptic it's easy as typing the package name and the description is ...
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Recovering package metadata info

From the console, is there a way to recover the architecture of a package when it is not currently installed ? I know the name and version of the package.
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In 'apt-cache depends' output, what is the meaning of Suggests, Recommends, |, <>?

I've checked the man/info page, but there is no reference to some aspects of the output fomat of apt-cache depends The man/info page tried to be helpful (in an obtuse manner); quote: "For the ...
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