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TERM=xterm-256color vs xterm+256color

I noticed debian ships with a terminfo xterm+256color while most other distros only have (and is the default in osx) xterm-256color looking at the info on both, i can see that xterm+256color is very ...
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How do I determine callable commands provided by an installed Debian package?

I'm a relatively new Linux user, so today I ran into an issue. I installed an emulator front-end ("visualboyadvance-gtk") from my distro's apt repository, but after it finished installing, I couldn't ...
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Vim crashing when pressing `ctrl-s` in terminal

When I press ctrl-s in vim running in the terminal the program crashes to the point where it doesn't even terminate when I send kill -SIGKILL <vimPID>. The process isn't listed in the output of ...
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Terminator (broken?) dependency

I'm trying to install terminator (term emulator) package on Debian 7.2 (stable) from testing: Package: terminator Pin: release a=testing Pin-Priority: 1000 But apt complains: # apt-get install ...
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Debian (crunchbang) enable audible terminal bell

I've been trying to figure this out for over a month, with no real success. I an running debian testing (crunchbang), and the distro has tried to remove all beeps/bells/etc. I've tried using fancy ...
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Connection to dbus session failed

I am running Debian 6 with Gnome 2.30.2 (old, but it's the workstation I have to use). When I want to run dbus-monitor or any other dbus application from within tmux, I get an error: $ dbus-monitor ...
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How to check the warning in linux service status?

If I do: $ sudo service <service_name> status outputs: [warn] <service_name> is running... ... (warning) but it doesn't say what warning it is. How can I check what warning is about? ...
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Synergy keystrokes from Win7 to Virtualbox debian running under Win7

I'm using synergy to use the keyboard of my main computer (Windows 7) for my secondary computer (Debian Linux running on a virtual box under Windows 7). The Problem is, that I can't enter some ...
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In a Shell scripts, check version of installed package, make a decision based on output

Looking to write a cross distro / cross version shell script that makes sure a forced version of PHP is installed Example: Ubuntu 12.04 has 5.3, Ubuntu 13.10 has 5.5, Debian 7 has 5.4 I need this ...
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Getting rid of GNU Emacs's menu bar in terminal windows

How to get rid of Emacs's menu bar in terminal windows? The standard answer is to put (when (not (display-graphic-p)) (menu-bar-mode -1)) in init.el. However, this solution is not good, because ...
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How to change Terminator title terminal title, ZSH on Debian?

I don't know if I should ask it here or on unix.stackexchange.com, I found this question here. My question is similar, I want to change the title of a terminal, I'm using a Debian based distro, ...
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Linux - starting a visible terminal on boot

I have a C program I wrote for debian on the raspberry pi that asks the user to enter a number, 1-4 which it then stores in a configuration file. This only happens if the configuration file is ...
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Can I make apt-get always use --no-install-recommends?

A bit of background, feel free to skip this paragraph if you don't care. I have a bit of academic experience with linux and unix from college but I'm still somewhat of a n00b because I was always a ...
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Ctrl Alt Function terminal doesn't work in Debian Wheezy

I have installed Debian Wheezy a few days after it was released. I cannot use Ctrl + Alt + Function terminal because when I try to switch to one of them I get a view of starting screen. I mean screen ...
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Bash terminal lacking functionality when running as non-root

I'm running a command-line Debian system, accessed via SSH through PuTTY, and am experiencing differing terminal functionality between root and other users. When logging in as root, the terminal ...
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In Debian GNU/HURD, how to switch back to text terminal after I start X?

I've been running Debian GNU/Linux for several years. Recently I gave Hurd a try by running Debian GNU/Hurd on a physical machine. It works fine, and I can get X running without problem. The problem ...
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Grey Screen when launching Debian 6 through Chicken

I'm trying to connect my mac to my Debian 6 VPS, but I only get a gray screen, as shown in the screenshot below. I followed the steps on this tutorial recommended by the VPS company. I'm using ...
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Debian wheezy keyboard shortcut for both opening and closing a terminal

I recently installed tilda and I would like to open it and close with the same keyboard shortcut. I wrote little something in bash that closes tilda if it is open and opens tilda when there is no such ...
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Changes to talk/ytalk or alternative chat in the Linux terminal [closed]

While looking for a piece of software that provides chat between 2 Linux server users logged in the terminal, I tried talk/ytalk. Unfortuntaley it provides chat between users on separate walls (each ...
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Get back to the default terminal in debian

I've accidentally press the key Ctrl + Alt + F1. It switches my default terminal to a virtual terminal, and I don't have the folder and user information in the command line anymore. How do I get back ...
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Ctrl-C does not work in tmux window

I have a Mini2440 ARM Board, and I have put a base Debian 6.0 system on it using multistrap. I have used tmux to run several processes in defferent windows from /etc/rc.local. I connect to the board ...
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file to store the bash settings for a virtual terminal

When You press [ALT+F1...F6] on Linux machine You see "virtual terminal" usually. When I log in via virtual terminal on my Debian machine - bash does not implement settings from $HOME/.bashrc and ...
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Ssh connected terminal windows “hang” in vm after waking host from sleep

I am using Windows 7 and with Debian running as a VM (VMware Player). My window manager is Gnome. I mostly open a lot of terminal windows in my VM and arrange them over my desktop. With these ...
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File Creator Program linux

I need to view via terminal in what program the file was created. Something like : $ "command" /Volumes/USB1/IMG_0231.jpg Creator = "Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 Macintosh". Any thoughts?
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How do I set up Debian 6.0.3 to work with serial terminal?

My problem is that most guides on the Internet I've found explain how to enable serial terminal on GRUB 1 and it appears that they moved to GRUB 2 on Debian. I'm running Debian inside VMware and have ...
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Using SASS on my Debian server

Ok here's a quick question. I have a debian server with sass (driven by ruby) installed. To compile a sass file to a css file, yo do: sass --watch style.scss:style.css If I run this on my server ...
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Different terminals in Debian for root and other users

I use Debian 6 and the terminal. When I type su -l I get something like this: root@mycomputer: as prompt. When I type su -l someuser I get this prompt: $ There, I cannot use TAB to autocomplete ...
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Confused about setting environment variables

I've been trying to set some environment variables for hours and it does not work grml Here the setting: I use Debian 6 and there the terminal from the desktop. In this window, I type "su" to login ...
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Recursive search for files that hold some specific text

How do I recursively generate a text file which has a list of all files on my server which contain a specific string anywhere in the files? I know the following command can be used to replace a ...
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recursive file copy

How can I use the terminal / Linux commands to recursively search a drive for images (jpg) and copy them to my desktop, renaming all the found files using numbers. So the first time it finds should ...
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1answer
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Mouse support on console

Can someone please remind me which package I need to install to use mouse in the standard (non X-windows) terminal?
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I removed the run directory of /var/run on debian

Can anyone tell me how I can undo a sudo rm -r /var/run mistake? I can't use sftp and mysql now.