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

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How to copy text from Console2?

I just started using Console2 as an alternative to cmd.exe I can't figure out how to copy text from the console to the clipboard -- dragging over it with the mouse won't mark anything, and there is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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(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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Chrome: Hide Extension Errors in JavaScript Console

Is there a way to prevent extensions from showing up in the console of the developer tools window? It's annoying to be looking for JavaScript errors and have to ignore errors that are always there. I ...
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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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Change Linux console screen blanking behavior

How do I change the screen blanking behavior on Linux virtual terminals? For example, if I switch to a VT from X, login, and leave the system alone for 5 minutes or so, the screen will blank like a ...
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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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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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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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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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com.apple.launchd: com.apple.launchd.peruser error

It's been a couple of days I am reading these errors in the system log file. 25/11/11 21:31:43,373 com.apple.launchd: (com.apple.launchd.peruser.32697[92747]) getpwuid("32697") failed 25/11/11 ...
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Change Linux Console's Default Monitor

Is there any way to specify which monitor the console is displayed on in Linux? Details: I have a 3 monitor setup with 2 video cards. When I boot the computer, the BIOS displays on the PCI graphics ...
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Is PowerShell a complete replacement for console/cmd?

Right now I'm using the Windows console (cmd.exe) for some easy tasks (as checking my ip configuration or running some applications). But now I heard that there is PowerShell which actually is way ...
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How do I host a mintty shell inside of Console2?

I like to use Console2 for my Windows shell work, where I usually make it open a cygwin bash prompt. I'd like to try out MinTTY (2), and want to host it within Console2 as well. If this is possible, ...
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Hiragana console font for GNU/Linux?

This guide doesn't give the information I need, saying only: Please be aware that japanese is not possible on purely console mode, unless you have an advanced text mode AND a special software. ...
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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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How to open the console during Windows 7 install?

During the Windows 7 install, there is a key combination you can press to get a console prompt. What is that key combination? I just can't remember and I just can't find it on Google or anything...
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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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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 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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SIGTERM with a keyboard shortcut

I know that inside a terminal, Ctrl+C keyboard shortcut will send a SIGINT signal to the current foreground process. Is there a way to setup a keyboard shortcut for sending SIGTERM or even SIGKILL to ...
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interactive/visual merge tool for console?

I'm a big fan of meld - a visual diff and merge tool for Gnome. It shows two files (or directories) side by side with their differences highlighted and I can easily select which parts I want to move ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I login to Ubuntu using a USB serial port?

How can enable remote terminal login into Ubuntu 9.10 using a USB serial port? I created device /dev/ttyUSB0 and i want to allow logins using Hyper-Terminal. I found some resources but they are ...
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Font for Wine that supports the entire character set of the Win32 Console?

I would like to be able to display in the Wine console all characters that the Win32 console can display. I've written a small test program to print out all 8-bit characters: #include <stdio.h> ...
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windows console with ANSI colors handling

Is there any console emulator for Windows that interprets ANSI coloring? We use rspec and a part of our team use Windows and the special string for coloring are not very useful for them ;).
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How to open a terminal quickly from a file explorer at a folder in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows Console in Explorer Context Menu This can be done easily in Ubuntu, just right click and open Terminal. It is very inconvenient to open cmd.exe then cd to the ...
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Alternative console host for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008

I am often frustrated with the Windows' console host application, especially how clumsily the clipboard works, no-automatic-width issues etc. I would like to know if there is a way to replace the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to stop kernel messages from flooding my console?

I'm using Centos 6, rsyslog logging. Console is flooded with kernel messages. Klogd is not running (I'm using rsyslog) Rsyslog config does not direct anything to the console Even tried stopping ...
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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 ...