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

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What is the difference between shell, console, and terminal?

I'm confused with the terminology. What is the difference between shell, console, and terminal?
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Show terminal in Midnight Commander

Is it possible to expand the command line to the whole screen (to show several lines on the terminal) in Midnight Commander without exiting it? I mean I want to switch from two tabs to raw terminal to ...
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Temporarily Changing Console Properties in Windows 7

In Windows XP, when you make a change to the console settings (not just for the command-prompt, but all console apps), eg dimensions, colors, fonts, etc., it asks if you want to make the changes ...
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Running C programs in eclipse runs it twice - windows console and eclipse console

I was finally able to get Eclipse compiling and running C programs correctly. However, I have a strange issue. EDIT: It appears that even if I run the compiled exe outside of Eclipse, it still ...
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Reset display resolution from console in Linux Mint

I have a Linux Mint 13 Xfce in a VMware Workstation 8 VM and set the resolution from 800x600 to 1280x768 and now I get permanently logged out when I try to login. I knew how to get back to my old ...
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Minecraft launch in command line, without launcher

I wanna start minecraft with command, but i don't know how. I create a script: http://pastebin.com/UN3FzNKF but this drop an error: Unrecognized option: --username Error: Could not create the Java ...
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Error [7045]:The requested session access is denied. when running 2 times

I'm trying to run some automated GUI tests without a screen by using the command tscon 3 /dest:console This worked great on a Windows Server 2008 (32bit) but I'm trying to move everything to ...
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(When) is CONHOST.EXE actually necessary?

Background Last year I compiled a portable blog/web-server system that I can run from a flash-drive. It’s great and works wonderfully, especially on XP. The problem is that when it’s run in Windows ...
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How can I switch line-wrapping on and off from within less

I know I can run less -S and avoid long line wrapping. But can I switch wrapping on and off from within less?
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Directly accessing Hyper-V console via RDP

I am wondering if there is a chance to directly connect to a VMs console via RDP. It seems the hyper-v manager is basicaly doing the same when connecting to a VMs console.
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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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How do I get audio from a ESXI 5.0/5.1 Windows 7 VM?

I want to run a LARGE Windows 7/XP VM. Like 50+ Gigabytes of ram and 4 cores. I need to be able to console in to this VM, but for alert purposes I need the VM to pass audio either back out to me via ...
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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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Command for printing output to console and file at same time on different threads

I am writing a bash script and would like the very last command to start as a separate process. The last command also sends all output to a file. I also, however, want the output to still appear on ...
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How to display on external monitor the correct number of lines in Linux console

I have a Debian Linux laptop connected to an LCD monitor via HDMI. Every so often, when I am connected to a console (as opposed to an X-Windows session), the last three lines are hidden off the bottom ...
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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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CentOS 6.4 console keyboard layout hotswitch

On an X-server-less CentOS 6.4 box (so no setxkbmap) I share with another person, the other person's name is much easier to type in a particular keymap. Ideally, there would be a way, on-the-fly, to ...
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How to get the summarized sizes of folders and their subfolders?

Let's say I want to get the size of each folder of a linux file system. When I use ls -la I don't really get the summarized size of the folders. If I use df I get the size of each mounted file system ...
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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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7-Zip command line to extract a folder from an archive

I'm using the 7-Zip commandline to extract a ZIP archive called abc.zip which is an archive with a folder called 'zipper' with three text files in it (a.txt, b.txt, and c.txt). My problem is when I ...
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How to make FFmpeg continuously write progress on one line

When encoding FFmpeg prints a new line every second with the progress, example frame= 31 fps=0.0 q=0.0 size= 152kB time=00:00:00.72 bitrate=1726.3kbits/s frame= 59 fps= 57 q=0.0 size= ...
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Git Bash Here in Console2?

MSysGit installs a context menu item that opens a Git Bash prompt at the currently selected folder; however, this opens a cmd.exe window and I would like it to open in Console2 instead. What ...
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What are the differences between each virtual console (Ctrl+Alt F1 - F6)?

In Ubuntu, there are 6 virtual consoles, which can be accessed by pressing Ctrl +Alt + F1 - F6, and F7, to exit. What are the differences between these virtual consoles? Do they run different things, ...
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How to set terminal size in Android adb shell?

When I connect to Android using "adb shell" and run certain commands such as "vim" or "mc", they are restricted to a "window" of 25x80 characters. Since I'm connecting from a desktop computer where ...
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Command line 7Zip to extract file by specified result path

Is it possible to make 7Zip extract one file by name from archive to specified full path (including new filename)? I've found only: 7zip e <archive> -o<resultDirectory> <filemask> ...
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Can I tell eclipse debugger to print to console/log?

Related question: http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/225243/is-printing-to-console-stdout-a-good-debugging-strategy We have something like this private int myFunction(int i) { ...
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Command line 7Zip to create archive without extension

If I specify full extensionless result path 7zip adds one corresponding to the type of created archive. How can I make it name the result file exactly as I have specified in command line argument?
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Why some programs cannot receive the output of children processes?

Some programs don't display output of some children processes. As you can see , I tried to run php --version in three console utilities: Git Bash (MinGw), native Windows 8 command line and Cygwin ...
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how do you monitor the progress of a command line program?

We have some custom command line programs at our Windows shop. These commands are scheduled to run (from within bat files) at regular intervals using the Task Scheduler. Our tasks pull data from ...
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Why is Google Chrome console uninformative when displaying arrays?

Type on the console: a = [[1,1],[1,1]] And you will see: [Array[2],Array[2]] That is as uninformative as it gets, and in order to understand your structure you have to click click click click ...
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FireBug works but doesn't produce results in the console

When I execute any command, e.g. the very simple console.log("hazaa") I don't get the output in the console window. The same command on my other computers works well. It works on the regarded computer ...
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How to force GPG to use console-mode pinentry to prompt for passwords?

Whenever I try to use gpg from a console-based environment such as ssh sessions it fails because the GTK pinentry dialog cannot be shown in a SSH session. I tried unset DISPLAY but it does not help ...
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Is there a boot environment that is just a simple console?

I'm doing a bit of investigating into the file system of Windows (in this case, Windows 7), and there's been a few times now where I've had to alter something in System32. For those times, I've booted ...
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Systemwide Alarm?

When I am on a console-only machine, I often find myself knee-deep in screen. But, I would like to make an alarm call to get me off to my day job. Is there a utility or command of some kind that ...
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What is auto-mounting my media volume?

Something is repeatedly mounting my "media" share, doing something with it, then quietly un-mounting it with no notifications at the user level, only the little I can glean from the Console messages, ...
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How to show CJK lang in the console at the same time?

What I've tried: Save both CJK and ASCII characters in the file encoded with UTF-8 chcp 65001 type file.txt It just printed out garbage ! How to show CJK lang in the console at the same time ...
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Cannot type non-ASCII character in console using UTF-8 (65001) codepage?

First, I type > chcp 950 to change console codepage 437 into codepage 950 I can type both non-ASCII character (TradChinese character) and ASCII. But, if I type > chcp 65001 I can only ...
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Why is there no option to choose codepage 65001 (UTF-8) as a default codepage in console window?

I can change codepage 950 (my computer's default) into codepage 65001 (UTF-8) : > chcp 65001 But why is there no option to choose codepage 65001 as a default codepage in console? Is it able ...
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Minecraft restart with CRON

I have a java-based minecraft server, launched with screen on linux server. To restart server manually I need to login over SSH then write something like this : screen -x --opens screen with the ...
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How to run process in background with output in file after some foreground input/output actions on linux?

I start a process and interact with it (some input actions) in foreground, then it works for a long time, so I put it to bg and logout. I want to redirect error messages in text file, while process in ...
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Reading setterm dump output in console vs xterm on archlinux

I have generated some dump files from a console gdb -tui sesson on one archlinux box using setterm -dump -file ss.dump. Using a console, I can view these files on two different archlinux boxes. In ...
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How to change eclipse console output color?

I am running eclipse on Ubuntu 12.04 and I'd like to change console output color. I tried to edit it via Preferences>Run/Debug>Console>Background color but it doesn't work. Is there some other way to ...
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“ubuntu terminal”-like console for windows?

I have to work in vista for a while and I am searching for a console that will look much like ubuntu terminal. I want to be able to make the background transparent, change the font color, use keyboard ...
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Is there a windows console emulator? [closed]

Is there any way to make Windows console less ugly? I imagine there might be some 32 bit application that provides a nicer UI, but delegates all calls to cmd under the hood. Is there such an app? For ...
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How can I grep with color in Mac OS X's terminal?

I recently found that on Mac OS X I can set this up in my shell ~/.profile so that when I use grep it will print the matches in color (white one red). alias grep='GREP_COLOR="1;37;41" LANG=C grep ...
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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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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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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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Run cURL commands from Windows console

Is there a way to install cURL in windows in order to run cURL commands from the command prompt?
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VMware ESXi: Create a video of virtual machine

VMware Workstation makes it easy to record videos of virtual machines. However, my setup is using ESXi - I access the console through vSphere. I would like to record a video of the virtual machine, ...