A combination of display monitor and keyboard (or other device that allows input) for system monitoring and administration.

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Advanced command line editing for Windows?

I'm developer who was "born and bred" on Linux and BSD systems, and I've become accustomed to having advanced tools for the console (posix shells like bash, for example). My career has taken a twist ...
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How do you change the default TERM value set at console login (Ubuntu)?

The $TERM shell value in Ubuntu defaults to "xterm" for a console login. How can I change it so it defaults to "xterm-color"? I'm asking because it looks like this is the easiest way to turn-on the ...
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How to execute python script from console without writing full path?

I have a few python scripts on /usr/share/scripts/ that I use often, and I want to be able to execute them by just writing the name and not the full path, how could I do this? echo $PATH shows me: ...
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Turn off monitor (energy saving) while in text console mode (in Linux)

How to configure Linux text console to automatically turn of the monitor after some time? And by "text console" I mean that thing that you get on ctrl+alt+F[1-6], which is what you get whenever X11 ...
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Alternative terminal emulators for OS X

This might sound ridiculous, but my eyes are tired of looking at the crappy font rendering in OS X's Terminal.app, is there anything you guys recommend? I know it's like one of those things that you ...
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On Mac OS X, how do I clear out Console.app?

I'm trying to use Console.app to debug some problems on my Mac. I've cleared out the log files from inside /Library/Logs and ~/Library/Logs but I still have around 4000 messages left! I tried the ...
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How do I make Ubuntu start fbterm in the tty on startup?

When I was testing openSUSE about a week ago, I noticed that tty1 (yes, just tty1) had the openSUSE background. I want to do the same in Ubuntu. I found a way using fbsplash. I'm not too keen on that ...
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Doing some detective work on old computer hardware [closed]

On a recent holiday to Bangkok, I visited the science museum and planetarium that is there. While eating lunch I was very surprised to see some very recognisable vintage computer equipment in almost ...
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How can I open a new terminal window from a terminal in linux?

How can I open a new terminal window from a terminal in linux?
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Got Ubuntu Server, Now What?

As a learning experience I recently downloaded and set up Ubuntu 10.04 Server edition. When I logged in for the first time, all I saw was a terminal. I stared blankly at the screen, wondering what in ...
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Linux: Copy/paste in TTY

I am looking for a way to copy and paste within a TTY. I only have a touchpad, and using it with gpm is a pain. The only possibility I can think of is to use "screen" but even after having remapped ...
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Replacing cmd.exe with an another console tool [duplicate]

I like to use Console2 instead of the default command line for Windows. Out of habbit i'm still writing "cmd" into Total Commander's command line sometimes to open a DOS console into the current ...
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win7's cmd.exe doesn't show up

When I run cmd.exe, its window doesn't show up. Still, cmd.exe is listed in the processes list of the task manager. And unfortunately, it doesn't figure in the taskbar. Is the problem related to ...
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Does MS Access 2003 contain a general purpose SQL console

I know you can open an SQL console in Access when creating a query or a view, but is there an 'all purpose' console that would allow me to execute statements like: CREATE TABLE Foo ( Foo_Id int NOT ...
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Is there such a thing as Skype messenger for Linux console? [closed]

I’ve been searching for a Linux console (e.g. bash) program that offers the instant messenger functionality of Skype. What I really do not need is microphone/call/listening functionality. Just the ...
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Can't see some programs from Console2 or Powershell

I use Console2 to run various shells (git bash, powershell, cmd). However, there are some programs that aren't accessible when I run Console2 or Powershell that are accessible from a plain cmd ...
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How can I restore a remote desktop session to the local console?

After I am finished with a remote desktop connection, I'd like to be able to restore the remote desktop to the local console so that the user doesn't have to re-enter the password and log back in. ...
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tmux: close session while open

I am using tmux to manage multiple terminal windows. Currently I have 2 windows open with multiple panes. How can I close the session from inside of tmux. I know that I have to use the prefix (for me ...
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Linux terminal - frozen update of input but can execute commands?

How do I restart a shell session from within SSH when it looks something like this: anton@ubuntu:~$ c: command not found anton@ubuntu:~$ lib ...
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Is it possible to make consoles full screen?

Is it possible on to switch a console to full-screen in Windows XP on a single monitor? Meaning on a dual monitor that only the left (or right) screen displays the console while the other one remains ...
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Command line Linux: Better Font?

I'm looking for a way to get a nicer font (Times New Roman or whathaveyou) on my command-line text-only system. That's right, I'm talking about a system without a window manager, and without X. I'm ...
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How do I change the resolution of full screen console mode in windows?

Is it possible to change the amount of characters that appear in a full screen cmd.exe from 80X25?
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Change the order of Windows shell command history retrieval

One of the things that drive me crazy in command line under MS-Windows is the order in which the Windows shell (both the standard one and PowerShell) retrieve commands from history when you use the up ...
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Tweaking Mac OS X full-screen console mode

When using the full-screen console mode in Mac OS X accessed by entering the username '>console', I would like to use a different keyboard layout and would like support for colors. The terminal seems ...
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Is there a way to alter the colors used in TTY consoles on Linux?

By "alter colors", I mean something like change black from #000000 to #111111, and by "TTY console", I mean what you get when you do Ctrl+Alt+F1 from X11, not a terminal emulator like xterm or urxvt. ...
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Windows 7 x64 Cannot Copy Text in 32-bit Console

Every time I attempt to mark a selection in a 32-bit console application, the selection cursor becomes incredibly slow and I start getting beeps; the selection disappears once I let up on the left ...
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How to open some location in new tab in existing nautilus window? (from console)

I want to type something in console that will open some location (on example home dir) in already opened nautilus window. Is it possible?
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How to specify console (or primary display) for video adapter?

I have an ASUS ENGT440/DI1GD5 video adapter which has three output ports: D-Sub (HD-15), DVI and HDMI. I am using both the D-Sub and DVI ports, but my main monitor is connected to the DVI output. ...
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Cutting users off in Windows console sessions

I'm currently working in a company where many of us log onto hosts/servers under Windows Server 2008 via console session. If one person is logged on and another tries it causes the person who was ...
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links 2.7 and magnet links

I use transmission-daemon and web interface for downloading torrent and text browsers (links, lynx). How I can handle magnet-links in text browsers? I added x-scheme/magnet with transmission-daemon ...
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Windows 7 unable to launch java control panel

whenever I click on java control panel, nothing happens. I did C:\Windows\System32>control java.cpl still nothing happens. I installed Java 6 update 24(the latest update), did not help. how do I ...
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Windows Console in Explorer Context Menu

Is there a way to bring up a Windows console (for the current directory) from the Windows Explorer context menu? I really like this feature in Nautilus (on Linux) and I'm wondering if there is a ...
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Copy Console Windows And Paste In NotePad

How to copy the content inside the cmd windows, and paste it in NotePad? I tried to select "Mark", and highlight the console area, and try to press ctrl+v on a notepad, but it works sometimes and ...
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How can I add a DB9 serial port to a laptop?

I have a device I need a 9 pin serial port to configure. How can I add this capability to my laptop?
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Which are the non-x text editors in Powershell?

Are there some editors like emacs, vi/vim, specifically for power shell, if so which are the best? I will have to do some work on windows and I need some unix productivity - which means for me shell ...
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Windows command console: how to print bottom to top?

I am having difficulty working with Windows command console. It is especially difficult to do demos sometimes. Whatever I did last ends up appearing at the bottom. It would be great if it showed up at ...
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How to keep a remote task running after running it in an SSH console? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to keep program running after ssh disconnection. How can I use ssh to run a command on a remote Unix machine and exit before the command completes? I am running a ...
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How do I pipe Java exceptions into a text file along with normal output?

When I use batchfile.bat >> logfile.txt command in the Windows commandline, it correctly outputs the normal output into the text file, but the Java exceptions get output to the console. Can I make it ...
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Silencing Linux console output

I installed a minimalist distribution for my mom to use, it uses rungetty to autologin and an init script that just does 'startx'. Everything works great but when she goes to shutdown, it drops back ...
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Why do some installers need consoles to install an application?

Some installers open a console when they are trying to install the program on the machine (specifically on Windows). Why is it so? What exactly is possible through a console that is not possible ...
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how do you keep a console open after a runas command completes?

I'm trying to run the SharePoint 'stsadm' command using 'runas /user:spsetup "stsadm args...". The user authenticates, and the program runs, but it runs in a new console window which closes ...
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Can I pipe/redirect a console application through netcat so it can be used remotely?

Is it possible to 'pipe' an instance of a console application through netcat, so netcat is listening for a new connection and redirects the stdin and stdout over the network connection.
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Linux SSH: connect to existing console?

I know how to SSH into a Linux machine from a generic terminal. My question is: Can I use a terminal only to display the contents on an existing console on the remote machine, ignoring my local ...
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How can Console2 use the current directory as the name of a bash tab?

Is this possible at all? (basically a pendant to cmd.exe's title command that Mikel's answer mentions, although I'd prefer changing the entire tab name instead of adding a window title)
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Linux console output - pause after each screen

when I list directories with a lot of files with ls -la or tree -L 3 I get many screens of output. To read one screen after another I add | more or | less, but the problem with this is that the ...
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Is it possible to highlight the non-breakable space in zsh / terminal?

I’m looking for possibility to somehow highlight the non-breakable space (\xA0) in the shell output to distinguish it from the normal space during debug sessions. E. g., I would like to see the output ...
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How to find folders over 1GB and execute another command in linux terminal?

I want to find the folders which sizes are over 1GB and then if they are over then I want to erase them. I found some commands like find /some/path -type d -size +1G -exec ls {} \; or du -h ...
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Ubuntu server console display problems

I've just installed Ubuntu Server on an old PC I've had hanging around the house. It didn't exactly go smoothly, to say the least. When I first turned it on, it wouldn't boot because the CMOS needed ...
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Is it possible to make Ctrl+C as responsive as Ctrl+Break in the Windows 7 console?

Is it possible to make Ctrl+C act like Ctrl+Break in the Windows 7 cmd.exe console? By default Ctrl+C seems to only send a signal the next time the input buffer is read, where Ctrl+Break sends a ...
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Best way to visualize graph on a text console?

I looking for a solution to visualize a graph on a standard unix text console. Speaking more precisely I need to visualize a graph of dependencies between files from specified set, those dependencies ...