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How is standard input displayed on a terminal?

According to the Wikipedia article on standard streams, The keyboard is connected to a program via standard input. I'm assuming the program refers to a shell, which interprets the commands inputted by ...
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Does using a tiling window manager make a terminal multiplexer obsolete? [closed]

Since about half a year I have been enjoying a terminal multiplexer (tmux, to whomever it may concern), and have grown to like it. I would like to try a tiling WM as opposed to a stacked one some time ...
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Terminal, vim and ssh color problem

I'm using vim for my editor. I've problems about the colors of vim. The same colorscheme of vim gives different outputs in terminal, ssh session and screen. I learnt they've different colors(16, 88 or ...
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Why does gnome-terminal display ���?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 with GNOME Terminal 2.30.2, but when I ssh into a RedHat server, my terminal does not display correctly. For example, the help pages for R look like this: Objects of class ...
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Dialog display with blank field assigned to variable in Mac Terminal?

I want to make a display box that has a text box that the user can enter a number into that will later be assigned to a variable. How would I do this?
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Is there a command to turn the display off in Ubuntu?

When my Ubuntu machine is idle for a set period of time, the screen shuts off. Is there a way to do that immediately using the terminal? I'm guessing that it involves sending some sort of command to ...
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linux: monitoring tty1 in graphical display

I'm wondering if this is possible: I have stuff happening in TTY1 (i.e. the big console I get by hitting ctrl-alt-F1), and if at all possible I'd like to "watch" it in some way from my graphical ...