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A Few Ubuntu-related Ubiquity Scripts

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Awhile back I hacked up a few Ubuntu releated scripts for Ubiquity. No, not the Ubuntu installer. The Firefox add-on.  Now that I have one of these fancy blog thing-a-majigs, I figured I’d share them with all of you. Hopefully some one else will find them useful.

To make a long story short, Ubiquity is GNOME-Do for your browser.

I’ve got a number of simple scripts that you can use with it to do Ubuntu related tasks in Firefox:

  • AptURL – Install a package using AptURL. If you’re reading a post about a package, just highlight the package name and call Ubiquity. No need to open a terminal or package manager. Usage: apturl [package]
  • Debian Package Search – One of the sites I end up using the most in my MOTU work is http://packages.debian.org/ This brings it just a keystroke away. Usage: debian-packages [package]
  • Launchpad Ubuntu Package Search – You guessed it. Search Ubuntu packages on LP. Usage: lp-packages [package]
  • Launchpad Team and People Search – What do you think it does? Usage: lp-team-and-people [team or person]
  • Launchpad Ubuntu Bug Search – Simular to the two above…  lp-ubuntu-bug [bug # or description]
  • Ubuntu Man Page Search – Read the man page! Usage: ubuntu-man [package]
  • Ubuntu Package database searcher- This one searches packages.ubuntu.com It was written by David Futcher (bobbo), and it was what inspired me to make all the others. Usage: ubuntu-packages [package]
  • Report Ubuntu Bug – Report a bug in a Ubuntu package on Launchpad. (Although, chances are you should really be using Apport.) Usage: ubuntu-report-bug [package]

You can grab them with:

bzr branch lp:~andrewsomething/+junk/ubiquity-commands

Written by andrewsomething

June 10, 2009 at 7:04 pm

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  1. omg, thanks for doing this!

    I wrote about more possible scripts: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JorgeCastro/Specs/LaunchpadUbiquity

    jcastro

    June 10, 2009 at 8:03 pm

  2. […] Few Ubuntu-related Bookmarks By nhandler Andrew recently blogged about some Ubuntu-related Ubiquity Scripts that he made. I personally find that Ubiquity gets in […]

  3. In response to this post, I finally blogged about some of the Firefox bookmarks that I use to accomplish most of the same tasks. You can find the post here: http://nhandler.wordpress.com/2009/06/10/a-few-ubuntu-related-bookmarks/

    nhandler

    June 10, 2009 at 8:47 pm

  4. For the apt-url one, you can do that just using the plain old firefox address bar:

    apt:packagename

    Andy

    June 11, 2009 at 11:49 am

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