# How To Provide Terminal Report

Often, when I post something in forums, a 'report' is demanded in return (generated by a command in the Terminal). How to provide this? Is there a file saved on my computer? Where is it and how to insert it in the post?

• Please give a specific example of what was "demanded". – Organic Marble Dec 12 '20 at 20:43

Example #1: Show us output.

Please edit your question to show us the complete output of apt list hello

1. Open a terminal

2. Input the command (apt list hello), then press Enter

3. Use your cursor to highlight the output, and copy it to your clipboard

• Right-click, select copy
• Or CTRL+Shift+C

• Right click, select paste
• Or CTRL+V

Pro Tip: Paste information into your Question, where it can be edited and formatted. DON'T paste new information into comments, where it may be easily missed and cannot be formatted.

5. Edit the formatting into monospace font so the output appears correct.

• Add three backticks () before and after the pasted section.
• Or indent each line of the pasted section four spaces.
• Or use AskUbuntu's { } editing icon.

Example #2: Show us a file

Large Files or sections: Either copy/paste the file contents into https://paste.ubuntu.com/ or use the pastebinit` command to save the file in Ubuntu's pastebin. Provide the pastebin link in your Question.