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Source code is the original programming code used to write a specific application. Open-source programs allow users to freely view and modify their source code, while closed-source or proprietary programs have their code kept secret.

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Cannot run ./configure from source code

I downloaded the latest coreutils source code (coreutils-9.1.tar.xz) from https://mirrors.kernel.org/gnu/coreutils/ to slightly modify the output of the ls command to simply print Hello there you ...
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when you login to the shell, what program handles evaluation of the credentials?

when you first boot, and you're greeted with the warm glow of a black screen and flashing prompt, what program is that? What program handles evaluation of the credentials? Or rather, what component of ...
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How can I set up a battery full notication on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Is there any software which can alert me when battery is 100 % ? I do not want to keep charging further causing battery damage. I use 20.04 LTS.
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Are Visual studio and VScodium softwares same?

I don't understand. Programmers says VS and VScodium. When i try to install VScodium, everything looks same as VS. Visual Studio (VS) community is freemium and the other part of enterprise software ...
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Can i use Visual Studeio.NET IDE on Ubuntu Operating System?

Now days i switched to use FOSS Software. That's why i installed Ubuntu OS on my laptop computer. But now I have got a problem to use Microsoft Visual Studio.net framework because i didn't find any ...
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Where is the upstream source repository for keyboard layouts used in Ubuntu?

I am aware keyboard layouts in Ubuntu are set in two different places: keyboard-configuration/keyboard-setup take effect only on ttys and the logon screen (at a minimum in MATE, not sure about other ...
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I cant update my ubuntu os, bcs source.list.d [duplicate]

I wish you a day without a bug. My problem is as I wrote in the title. I can't apt-get update because I can't find the Ubuntu release file. I tried the past solutions in Stackoverflow and it didn't ...
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Source code for Ubuntu [duplicate]

So I wanted to know where the source code is. I know how to get the .ISO file but how can I see or change the code? My goal is to make a Custom OS based on Ubuntu. How can I see the code of .ISO file ...
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Help me update the old rtirq-init script for Ubuntu?

rtirq-init is an important package for low latency audio system configuration. The current version has a 2021 version and regular updates: https://www.rncbc.org/drupal/node/2163 Problem 1. the version ...
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How do I edit/replace my password verification program? (Wie verändere(/ersetze) ich mein Passwort-Erkennungsprogramm?)

(I am able to understand both english and german, but german is my first language, so if you can, pls answer me in german (and please don't roast me for my bad english) :) ) (Ich kann sowohl Deutsch, ...
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Can we Find any Software's "Source Code" on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I wanted to know that there's a software on Ubuntu store and if i installed it so as we know we are in Ubuntu Linux , can i find that software's "Source Code" on the Terminal or any Other ...
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Compare two columns from two different files and display output in new file

file1.txt psid task status 1 a1 run 2 a2 run 3 a3 stop 4 a4 run 5 a5 stop file2.txt a1 stop a2 stop a3 run a4 run ...
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How can I push to Launchpad if port 22 is blocked?

I am programming at McDonalds, and need to push some code up to Launchpad. git push origin master ssh: connect to host git.launchpad.net port 22: No route to host fatal: Could not read from remote ...
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Learning terminal by observing commands being run by GUI [duplicate]

Hello I'm new to the Linux system and would like to know if there is a code or application which opens a terminal that will tell me the lines of code being used. For example, If I were to open a ...
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Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at ..... Wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error

I tried twice to write an .iso to a pendrive using BelenaEtcher. Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/andy/Rescuezilla: Wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc1, missing codepage or ...
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how do i install an older version of Audacity?

I need to install an older version of Audacity because of the Chain Function. I have no idear how to install it from the source files that are the only ones I can find.
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How much can I compile the open source code of Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a mix open source source code like the linux kernel and other sources like the one from Canonical My question is at which point can I see and compile its source code before being stuck on ...
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How to clone git clone git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/linux.git behind proxy?

I'm not able to do a git clone git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/linux.git behind proxy, even though I have configured my git for proxy. Any ideas?
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How to install newer supertux2 from sources

I wanted to test my laptop's and pc's graphics cards by playing supertux2. It turned out that Lenovo G550 GL40 graphical chipset works better then Nvidia G220 on PC. Graphics on Nvidia GT220 with ...
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How do I scan all ubuntu source code? I have downloaded & extracted all 5 source dvd iso images

I have downloaded and extracted all 5 source DVD iso images (ubuntu-19.10.1-src-*). There is no useful README; README.diskdefines is useless to me. I guess that the source code is embedded inside a ...
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Where to find repository for Ubuntu language localization file source code?

Ubuntu supports a number of different user interface languages (e.g. https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/17528/change-the-user-interface-language-in-ubuntu/). Where can I find the git (or other) ...
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Where to find the code for the terminal commands?

I want to be able to see the code that gets executed whenever I type 'ls' or 'cd' in my terminal. With that I would like to get into modifying existing programs and writing new ones. In what language ...
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Where to get Gnome Night Light source code?

I had thought of asking this question on Stackoverflow but there all the "Night Light" references are for Windows 10 Night Light. Too bad Microsoft and Gnome Developers didn't draw straws for who ...
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How to get all the source for my current Ubuntu installation?

I think it would be really useful (and cool) to be able to get all the source code for my current Ubuntu installation. I mean everything, every last package from the kernel all the way up to user ...
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How Can I View Source-Code for Updates in Software Updater?

Is it possible to get more details (source code) on the updates in Ubuntu? I feel like I'm just installing handfuls of opaque binaries every time... It would be nice to be able to dive in and do ...
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Where is the /etc/X11/Xsession upstream source?

I tried searching Xorg gitlab but can't find it for now. I would like to suggest this patch to give option of avoiding .xsession-errors completely.
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What exactly is Ubuntu? [duplicate]

From kernel all the way up to the Desktop Environment, where does Ubuntu reside? Linux kernel is the kernel for all distros. The basic utilities (fdisk, ls, bash, whiptail, etc.) are mostly GNU tools ...
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Compilation error when building squashfs tools

I tried to compile unsquashfs tool from GPL source, the sources are in the 'squashfs-tools' directory. Executing make gives error: Makefile:2: *** Sqlzma is not defined. Stop. As I see, the sqlzma ...
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How to get the source code of an application created with native react from the APK file?

I'm trying to get the source code of an application to study its operation and try to make my version of the same APP from scratch. I have seen several ways but none of them worked on Ubuntu 18.04. I'...
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Missing driver source code in Ubuntu

I'm trying to create an spi Linux module. When I try to see function definition of built-in functions in the path referred in Bootlin Elixir Cross Referencer in my system, I'm unable to find the C ...
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How can I view the source code of the actual package version online?

I was trying to find online source code repository for BleachBit package for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. So I started by visiting search on https://packages.ubuntu.com and found the source package. Clicking ...
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Printing Ubuntu source code [closed]

Newbie reading Ubuntu Unleashed 18.04 book & DVD. I want to print out the source code. Ubuntu Unleashed, page 30, states 55 million lines of code in C and 5 million in C++. One member responded ...
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Why is SQLite compiled with the OMIT_LOOKASIDE option in Ubuntu 18.04?

I am working on a project using SQLite and I need an option enabled that is not enabled in the version installed on my Ubuntu 18.04.1 box. No big deal - I can easily grab the source and build my own ...
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Getting source code of installed kernel version

To get the source code of currently installed kernel version(4.4.0-59-generic), I'm running: sudo apt-get source linux-image-$(uname -r) This command gives source code for the latest version instead(...
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rebuild ubuntu from source, is it possible? How?

I want to rebuild Ubuntu for another hardware. So I'm wondering if there is any way to get the current stable source code for all software locally installed on my computer and recompiled them with ...
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How to download the source code of an Ubuntu package on a non Ubuntu machine?

I need to tweak the code of OpenSSH-Server version 1.5.9 installed from the Ubuntu 12.04.05 (precise) main repository. How do I download the source code of that package from the repos of that Ubuntu ...
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How do I install Qolibri from source code?

Qolibri is a EPWING Dictionary/Book Viewer. The official site can be located here: http://qolibri.osdn.jp/ I'm trying to install 'qolibri-1.0.4.src.tar.gz'. Link is here: https://osdn.net/projects/...
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Install VB6 (Visual basic 6 ) without using wine [duplicate]

How to install VB6 in Ubuntu 17.10 without using a wine, if Visual studio supports to VB6 codes then how to add extension in visual studio.
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Can i access and modify any software code working on linux? [duplicate]

So there's a bug in a certain software and i thought maybe i could look at the software code, since it's all open source, and try to fix it. Is it possible? are all software accessible by any user, ...
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How to securely retrieve ubuntu kernel source code?

According to BuildYourOwnKernel there are two ways to get the source code: apt-get Is apt-get signed by the Ubuntu team? I mean, will my computer verify the signature when I download it? Is there ...
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How to get the source code for a binary? [duplicate]

If I'm unhappy about something a binary does, let's say /sbin/ip, how do I find the source code and where to send a patch to?
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How do I edit what is written in the keyboard shortcuts overlay when I press the super key in Ubuntu?

As the question says I want to edit what is written in the overlay when I press and hold the super key in Ubuntu. Also is it possible to include a cool image in the overlay?
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Where exactly is all the source code on Launchpad browseable?

I have always found the source code browser of Launchpad extremely useful when I need to link to packaging code in an answer. The URL pattern is simple enough (https://code.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+...
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Build Ubuntu from local source mirrors

Currently, we are using Android on our embedded system. When we fetch the Android source code, we get the actual git repository of every packages inside the system. We can then mirror locally and ...
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Extracting source code by using script language

I am trying to extract source code of a website. I code like this on my script file: curl http://www.example.com And the output is: <html> <head><title>301 Moved Permanently</...
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How does Settings control in ubuntu alter the settings in real time?

I have noticed that in Ubuntu, unlike windows, there is no "apply settings" button. I am wondering how is it possible to alter settings in real time. I mean there is some variable in some file getting ...
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Where to get ubuntu linux kernel source package? [duplicate]

Where to get Ubuntu Linux kernel source package from? Not a Debian package. Is there any repository which has tar/bz2 package of complete kernel sources of every version release.
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 17.04 (from 16.04) - why I had to change downlad from main server & it is ok?

So I tried to upgrade from 16.04 & it failed to do that (I think error read "can't download package"). I messed around and noticed that under updates it said "download from" my country's server - ...
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Where is the source of firefox.desktop to send a pull request?

There is a small bug in /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/1615549 and I'd like to fix it and send a patch but I can't find a repository ...
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Looking for solution file(s) [closed]

I am looking into a website that a coworker created and is used by the business; however, there isn't any documentation on where to find the code for this application. Any suggestions.
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