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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Please use code tags

When you ask for help on a forum, it can be helpful to include the output of the computer’s response to what you’re doing. Copying and pasting of terminal output often works better than including a screenshot. On a system running Ubuntu, highlighting the text you wish to copy, using Ctrl+c to copy the text from the terminal output, and using Ctrl+v to paste it into your forum post will normally work. Please remember to have[CODE] at the start, and [/CODE] at the end. This does not necessarily mean that you are posting “code” or “codes” – it’s a preference that seasoned forum users have, as it usually preserves formatting better than using [QUOTE] and [/QUOTE]. Remember to disguise email and IP addresses.