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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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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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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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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How to change the Windows XP console font?

I have been using Cleartype and Vista fonts on Windows XP for quite a while now. I love the Consolas font for working with source code. I would love to have it as the font of my Windows console ...
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What is the 'conhost.exe' process that shows up in Task Manager?

The process conhost.exe started showing up on Windows 7, and searching Google doesn't reveal an explanation of what this process is and why it shows up. What is the conhost.exe process?
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What are the Requirements for Fullscreen Consoles in Windows 7?

When you try to switch a console to fullscreen in Windows 7, it gives the error This system does not support fullscreen mode. Of note is the part about “this system”, intimating that some systems do ...
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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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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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How can I change console shell's resolution in ubuntu 9.10

How can I change console shell's resolution?, by this i mean the shell when you ctrl+alt+F1. I'm running Ubuntu 9.10, i thought this could be done by changing grub's menu.lst file by with grub2 i ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gnome wont start after removing “gnome-panel”

After removing gnome-panel, Gnome doesn't start at all any more. I get a black screen and terminal upon turning the PC on. It would seem no problem but the wireless network doesn't start too. So I ...
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What are the PowerShell consoles for Windows?

Linux is known for having lots of terminals and consoles that are built upon GTK, Qt, GNOME, KDE or X to run the shell (like bash). PowerShell on Windows runs with the Windows console (the same as ...
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Is there a way to get iTerm + Bash usability on Microsoft Windows?

I've been using Bash for years and I really like iTerm. Is there a way to get that level of console usability for Micosoft's Windows cmd? By that I mean the sane tab completion, history (even if you ...
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fine-grained sudoers configuration (allowed commandline arguments)

is there a straight-forward way to allow a user to run (for example) /usr/bin/pacman -S -u as root, without allowing him to run /usr/bin/pacman -S -u some_package ? The line user ALL=(root) ...
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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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Duplicate session in ConEmu

Is there way to "duplicate" session in ConEmu. I know it's not possible for every kind of terminal (cmd.exe, powershell, etc), but I'm most interested in following situation: I'm in cmd.exe console ...
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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 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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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 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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Colored copy of PuTTY window

I need to copy colored text from PuTTY window without losing color information. Console is in UTF-8 mode. What is the best method? Any parsable output will do.
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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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SQLite with readline support on Ubuntu

I had the sqlite3 package installed on Ubuntu and there's no support for readline. That means there's no command history and those other nifty features readline gives you. Is this a configuration or ...
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Mouse in screen(1) on the Linux console?

How can I use the mouse in GNU screen on the Linux console? I would expect this to have to go via gpm, but that doesn't seem to happen by default, even if the curses library does link to libgpm. (This ...
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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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Where are the keymaps in Debian? (Using loadkeys to change keymap.)

From the actual console (e.g. Ctrl-Alt-F3), I'd like to use sudo loadkeys dvorak as in ubuntu. While that automagically works in Ubuntu, Debian wants me to locate a keymap file. I don't have the ...
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Attach a running console application to a new ConEmu instance

I have an already-started console application, under Windows XP. I want to attach it to a different console emulator such as Console2 or ConEmu. This is possible with ConEmu, and it works if I run ...
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How to use Console2 with tmux

I am able to start tmux using the mintty terminal included with cygwin. However, when using Console2 (running on 64-bit windows 7 and using C:\cygwin64\bin\bash.exe as the shell), I get the following ...
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Cygwin: PS1 cannot wrap lines on the same line (2)

I found that in my cygwin, The PS1 console have 2 lines and I want to solve it. This is due to "\n" at the end of PS1 But I cannot export it well due to "not a valid identifier" error. How can I ...