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:
- 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:
- Launchpad Ubuntu Package Search - You guessed it. Search Ubuntu
packages on LP. Usage:
- 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 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:
- Report Ubuntu Bug - Report a bug in a Ubuntu package on Launchpad.
(Although, chances are you should really be using Apport.) Usage:
You can grab them with:
bzr branch lp:~andrewsomething/+junk/ubiquity-commands