Ubuntu 20.04.x: you can use the Mint how-to's like this


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This website is nowadays mainly aimed at the Linux Mint 20 series. However, as Mint 20.x has been built on Ubuntu 20.04.x, most how-to's are applicable for Ubuntu 20.04.x and its official derivatives ("Ubuntu flavours") as well.

This holds especially true for terminal commands. By a simple means you can make sure that you can use (nearly) all how-to's containing terminal commands, in Ubuntu 20.04.x and its flavours. Furthermore, with this means you can also apply all how-to's containing the use of Synaptic or inxi.

This means consists out of the installation of a few missing applications, and out of a small modification of some terminal commands you find in my how-to's.

Proceed like this:

1. Launch a terminal window.
(You can launch a terminal window like this: *Click*)

2. Use copy/paste to transfer the following blue line into the terminal:

sudo apt-get install gedit synaptic inxi

Press Enter. Note that your password remains entirely invisible, not even dots will show when you type it, that's normal.

Note: Ubuntu itself contains Gedit by default, but that's not the case for all of its flavours. That's why you see Gedit mentioned in the installation command.

3. Now whenever you see a command line in a how-to for editing a configuration file with text editor Xed, you simply replace xed by gedit.

An example makes it easier. Suppose that you read that you have to change the configuration of bootloader Grub. The how-to will say:

xed admin:///etc/default/grub

In Ubuntu 20.04.x and its flavours you turn that into:

gedit admin:///etc/default/grub

That's all!


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