Commands and Shortcuts
Listing Mounted Volumes
Open terminal and type df. There are options to provide for the way volume sizes are presented ~ the most useful is df -h which presents the list in a human readable format.
Adding an Automount
Automounting a volume at start is relatively easy. It is
accomplished by adding a line within the file /etc/fstab. Use
your favourite editor to add the line having started the editor with
root priveledges (eg in terminal type sudo gedit ). It is
obviously safer to create a copy of fstab before making any alterations.
The line below is an example of the command to be added to fstab....
/dev/sda3 /media/Acer ntfs-3g default 0 0
The components of the above example are....
[Volume to be mounted] [Mount Point] [Volume Type] [Options]
Managing Windows and Workspaces
Two shortcuts work in Ubuntu...
Windows Key + E shows all workspaces on the desktop
Windows Key + W shows all windows on the desktop ~ like the Mac
dpkg -l lists applications in terminal (the option is lower case L)
dpkg -l >MyApps.txt sends the list to a text file
dpkg --get selections >packages.txt similar but slightly different format
You can then resintall with the following commands....
sudo dpkg --set-selections < package.list
sudo apt-get dselect-upgrade
aptitude search '~i !~M' yet another alternative format