A Few Ubuntu-related Bookmarks

Andrew recently blogged about some Ubuntu-related Ubiquity Scripts that he made. I personally find that Ubiquity gets in the way of my normal workflow. For the past year or so, I have been using special Firefox bookmarks to easily and quickly access various Ubuntu/Debian resources. Let me start with an example.

In many debian/changelog entries, people will use (LP: #123456) to close a bug on Launchpad. I created a bookmark that would allow me to type ‘lp 123456’ in my address bar, and be instantly taken to that bug on Launchpad. This is what the bookmark looks like:

Name: Launchpad Bug

Location: https://launchpad.net/bugs/%s

Keyword: lp

Did you notice the %s in the Location field? That will be replaced by any text after the keyword. So in the above example where I entered ‘lp 123456’, the %s would be replaced by 123456.

Here are some other special bookmarks that I have created; please note, I am only going to post the bookmark Name and Location fields. It should be pretty obvious what the bookmark does, but if you have any confusion, please ask in the comments.


Name: apt-url

Location: apt:%s


Name: Search packages.debian.org

Location: http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=%s


Name: Launchpad Person/Team

Location: https://launchpad.net/~%s


Name: Report a bug

Location: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/%s/+filebug


Name: Source package in Ubuntu

Location: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/%s


Name: Bugs with Tag in Ubuntu

Location: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bugs?orderby=-datecreated&field.tag=%s


Name: Debian Bug

Location: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=%s


Name: Debian Package Tracking System

Location: http://packages.qa.debian.org/common/index.html?src=%s


Name: Search packages.ubuntu.com

Location: http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=%s


Name: Ubuntu Manpage Search

Location: http://manpages.ubuntu.com/cgi-bin/search.py?q=%s


Name: REVU Package

Location: http://revu.ubuntuwire.com/p/%s


I hope that you all enjoy these bookmarks.

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6 Responses to A Few Ubuntu-related Bookmarks

  1. (via Planet Ubuntu) Great idea with the apt-url one, I’d never thought of that.

    ‘g’oogle and ‘w’ikipedia are useful for anybody, and I also use the ‘py’thon docs a lot.

  2. norsetto says:

    Good find! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Cialis says:

    h3wnV7 Excellent article, I will take note. Many thanks for the story!

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