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

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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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Console.app alternative for Terminal

Is there a neater way to follow console messages in Terminal rather than tail -f tons of logs?
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How to extract the filename extension out of %f in script?

The windows %%f returns the full name of the file as 'filename.ext' e.g. for /r %%f in (*.wav) do echo %%f Is there a way to extract the filename without the extension from %%f?
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How to use different profiles for different console environment?

Can I use two or more different profiles used in my console as the same time? Since, I always ssh to the other machines ,e.g. servers. in my console. Somehow, I always mix it up with my current PC. ...
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Automatically executing commands when a command-prompt is opened

I am looking for a way to execute some console commands automatically when a command-prompt is opened in Windows, specifically to set some command aliases. For example, when a command-prompt is ...
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Linux command-line program that switches consoles?

For whatever reason, the "Ctrl-Alt-Fn" sequence has no effect on one of my Ubuntu machines; the sequence is interpreted as ordinary input. I need to get the system to a console because I'm trying to ...
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Windows-7 snap Windows-left/right doesn't work fully for console (command-prompt) in dual monitors

Start>Run>cmd Select the command shell window Use windows-left and -right. Observe that it doesn't go to all four positions (left of left monitor, right of left monitor, left of right monitor, right ...
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how to Color part of text of a output to a console

Is there a way to color particular words printed on console based on user preference? For example I need to color text 'error' when a particular program is compiled.
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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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Console and Cygwin integration

I've installed new Cygwin: 1.7 and couldn't create a Console! tab for Cygwin like before. Is there anybody there who has successfully used Cygwin inside Console?
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How to change console keymap in Linux?

I'd like to exchange Esc and CapsLock in console (not in X, and use xev), how can I do it? (My OS is Ubuntu)
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Boot messages on both VGA and serial console

I use RHEL6 (with GRUB and upstart from Ubuntu) and want to put boot messages on my normal VGA console as well on serial port. I got GRUB to put messages on one of them, but not on both at same time. ...
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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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Console tool to control x windows

I have seen this question, but it's answers are not good enough for me, because I do not have a window manager on my system. Is there a console tool that can hide windows? EDIT I am using xwininfo ...
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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 disable/ set logging level /preferences PER Mac OS X application?

I find my Mac's syslogd "Cosole" logs become unusable when some badly written app (PathFinder.app in this case) incessantly spews into syslogd all day long.. I read somewhere that you could disable ...
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Unzip a specific subfolder in an archive with the 7-Zip command line version

I want to unzip an ZIP archive, but just a subfolder in it. Example structure archive.zip: -rootfolder --subfolder ---subsubfolder I just want to unzip subsubfolder with 7-Zip (preferably). How ...
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Going to remote servers offsite - solution for seeing video (console) on laptop?

We have an increasing number of remote linux servers at "harsh" customer locations that sometimes need a site visit to debug. Originally, we used servers with VGA out, but recently, we have machines ...
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Linux Boot Console (fbcon) Main Monitor Only

I have a dual monitor setup to my Linux box and am using fbcon to rotate the console to portrait for each display. I'd like to only have the console show up on the primary display though and leave the ...
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Is there a command line MP3 player for Windows?

Is there a command line MP3 player for Windows? It needs to support CJK filenames. I have tried the following so far: mpg123: doesn't have the ability to pause/fast forward/backward. MpxPlayer: ...
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How to make «grep -P “foo (b.r)”» display only what's in the brackets? Do I need perl?

I have a large file, and I'm trying to get all matches of a regular expression from it. grep -P "foo (b.r)" Displays all the lines containing «foo b.r», and I'd like to display only what's inside of ...
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Change default code page of Windows console to UTF-8

Currently I'm running Windows 7 x64 and usually I want all console tools to work with UTF-8 rather than with default code page 850. Running chcp 65001 in the command prompt prior to use of any tools ...
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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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thumbs.db file error

i have a console program. at some screen when it needs to display, then an error comes as "Resetting file Thumbs.db" and the console window closes. how to solve this error. please help
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where does linux look to find binaries when we write them to console

I wonder where does linux, particularly Ubuntu or Debian, look to find binaries when we write to console to run them? For example when I write firef and hit the tab it completes to firefox. I know it ...
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'Relaunching tuncfg' keeps showing up in my console

I was scanning my Mac OS X with sophos antivirus and opened the console. I see this over and over again. How do I tell whatever it is to stop trying to launch tuncfg? I recently reinstalled my ...
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Is it possible to modify the output column delimiter in MySQL query results?

Is it possible to modify the string used to delimit output columns in command line MySQL query results? E.g. could I change | to ! or ||?
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Searching for a CVS command client

I'm looking for a CVS client which works from the console. All windows clients that I've found are GUI's.
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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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On Mac OS X how can I log to Console.app from the terminal?

I've seen the use of /dev/console in several scripts for Mac OSX but I'm not sure how it's being used. I checked Console.app and didn't see the results of my test command: echo test > /dev/console ...
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How do I set default properties for ALL console windows?

Right-click-->Properties does not apply to other console windows - only to ones with same name (i.e. cmd.exe). Can I do this for ALL console windows?
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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 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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Console like Gnome Terminal for Windows

I'm looking for console like the Gnome Terminal for Windows to replace cmd.exe. I'd like to have tabs and easy copy&paste. Do you know a tool like that?
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Tilde with gnome-terminal instead of function keys in Ubuntu

When I'm pressing the function keys, for example F12, I get a tilde symbol on my cursor position (~ sign). How can I turn this of ? This issue affects both shells, Bash and the Zsh. What dotfiles ...
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Why does sudo pause when I break

Sometimes I type 'sudo su - user' in linux and then realise I'm typing it from an application account rather than a user account. I want to ctrl+c to abort the password entry. When I do this, it ...
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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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remote console connection mac

My strato server is blocked due to a DoS-attack. In order to solve this problem I need to connect to my server via a remote console. The strato FAQ is not sufficient for me. Can anyone explain me how ...
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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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Tweaking linux console: 1) display password 2) set background color

I want to alter background color since very first lines of kernel output, remember that there was an ability to change colors with echo'ing some special character, but waiting for /etc/init.d/* is too ...
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Open terminal after running shell script

I have a shell script for my LXDE desktop, which runs rdiff-backup. What I would like is for this to open up a terminal with the output. Coming from Windows, this would automatically be done. ...
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SSH console file management

Do you know how to do file transfers via ssh. It's like you open two instances of the project and you transfer file from that remote instance to your instance. I was able to do this before via Putty ...
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How do I change Notepad++'s console font?

How do I configure a fixed-size font for Notepad++'s console output?
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How not to close the console output with Windows 7

I have a console program that prints out some data to the stdio. The problem is that when I click the program in explorer. The console pops up, and gone as soon as it prints out the data. How can I ...
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Some Windows 7 compatible utilities for console/command-line junkies?

As a command-line junkie, I routinely use quite a variety of tools from LIST to PC-Write 3.02 (used as a text editor with word-wrap, box-mode processing, and a few other tricks), QBASIC (nice for ...
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Is there a Python 3 console plugin for gedit?

I recently moved from Windows to Ubuntu and am settling into a new text-editor; gedit. With its plugins, gedit is surprisingly capable. I thought I would need to run"Notepad++ in Wine", but the ...
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replacing the default console emulator under Windows XP

How can I replace the default program providing console windows under Windows XP? I know of alternative programs, and I have a shortcut to start cmd.exe in Console2. But now I want console ...
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Looping Console Error on Mac OS X 10.6.4

My Console error log is filled with tens of thousands of these two similar error messages over and over. I can't figure out what these mean or how to fix the error, and I feel like it might be part ...
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How to hide or minimize X11 window from console?

Window is full-screen and grabs everything. New windows are appearing behind it. I cannot just kill that application. I'm logged in as root remotely through the SSH. Expecting something like that: ...
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How can I divide my shell space into two parts?

On my c shell, I use the alias p ls -lt; pwd to speed up things while switching directories and getting their listings. Things could be much easier if I could somehow divide the space I have on my ...