GNOME Terminal is a terminal emulator for the GNOME desktop environment. Among its key features are support for multiple profiles, colored text, tabs, mouse support, URL detection a number of UI customizations and compatibility options.

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Open gnome terminal programmatically and execute commands after bashrc was executed

For starting my dev environment I wrote a little script. One part is to open a gnome terminal with several tabs where automatically some commands should be executed. Some of those commands depend on ...
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How to quit ssh from terminal after remote server reboot?

I often use Ubuntu's GNOME Terminal to connect to an external server using ssh. When rebooting the server the Terminal shows this message: # reboot Broadcast message from root (pts/0) (Wed Sep 29 13:...
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Gnome-terminal overwriting/ignoring manual file changes to .gconf xml profiles

I have an XML file for a custom profile for gnome-terminal. However, when I throw the file into an appropriate directory like ~/.gconf/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/%gconf.xml the file is ...
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How to install gnome-terminal in Cygwin?

I need to run gnome-terminal in Cygwin in Windows environment. Gnome-terminal doesn't seem come with default Cygwin installation. I couldn't find documentation on how to install it. Does any one have ...
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gnome-terminal: how to preserve symlinks of working directory when opening new tab?

If I'm using gnome-terminal in a working directory whose path includes symlinks and I open a new tab, the symlinks will be expanded to their destinations in the working directory of the new tab. Is ...
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Terminal Power Usage [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gnome terminal power usage Hi, I am a linux newbie. Is there some other cool tricks like the TAB completion in the terminal? I am using the default gnome terminal.
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determining the desktop or window ID of a given terminal emulator window from a PID

I want to know which desktop a given process is running in. I can get this from the window ID using wmctrl. I can also find out which terminal emulator process a given process is running in by ...
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Programmatically open tab in gnome-terminal, execute command, and have tab stay open

I am trying to write a command that will launch a few terminal tabs, execute something in each tab, and have each tab stay open after the command in finished, so I can look at the output and type more ...
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Single-line scrolling in gnome-terminal broken?

The GNOME documentation says that I should be able to scroll my gnome-terminal output by one line using CTRL-SHIFT-(up/down). Neither works for me; I get A or B, which I assume has to do with the ...
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Terminal shows “~” when pressing DEL

On Ubuntu (9.10) I have the problem that when I open a terminal (standard gnome terminal), the del key does not work. Instead it print a ~ character. When I open an new tab, it most of the time is ...
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Why does vim delay for a second whenever I use the 'O' command (open a new line above and insert)?

When I use most commands, they take effect instantly. When I use the O command, however, I see the "O" replace the current character for a about a second, then the current character returns, and a new ...
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Using konsole (kde) color schemes in gnome terminal?

Is there a way to colorize the Gnome terminal in the way the konsole from KDE uses colors? I'd at least like to change the color for user@name:~$, because sometimes it gets pretty hard to read when ...
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How does vim colorscheme work with gnome-terminal profile colors?

I am confused about how vim's color schemes seem to be working for me with my gnome terminal color settings. I have installed the colorscheme sample pack: http://www.vi-improved.org/...
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Bash Alias to perform Alt+1?

Using Ubuntu I can create a terminal with two tabs: gnome-terminal --tab --tab However, by default it goes to the last created tab. Using Alt + 1 I can make it go to the first, but I want to avoid ...
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Is it possible to make Gnome Terminal show the name of the file I am editting in vim as the tab title?

I often have several files open in vim, each in a different tab. I have to remember which tab has which file open. Is there a way to show this in the tab titles?
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How to show output on terminal and save to a file at the same time?

I am using: user@unknown:~$ sudo command -option > log to save the results of "command" to the file "log", but I'd like to also get the result on the terminal, is this possible? I am using ...
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gnome-terminal Breaks After Changing the Default Size at Startup

I tried this answer, but it broke my Gnome Terminal, with this error message: There was a problem with the command for this terminal Text was empty (or contained only whitespace) I tried ...
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black backgrounds appear grey on gnome-terminal

Running gnome under Ubuntu Lucid $ env | grep TERM TERM=xterm COLORTERM=gnome-terminal I had to edit both my .muttrc and my vim colorscheme to change the background color from black to none in ...
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How do I keep gnome-terminal width from changing when I use “reset”

When I use reset in gnome-terminal (bash, Ubuntu 9.04), the window width resets, though the height does not. On my personal computer, this does not happen in xterm or konsole. On my work computer (...
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Ctrl-C behavior in gnome-terminal

I have installed Ubuntu 10.04. It works fine, but when I press Ctrl-C in gnome-terminal I get: user@desktop:~$ ^C user@desktop:~$ ^C user@desktop:~$ In Ubuntu 9.04 (I did have it before) it was so: ...
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How can I determine what gnome desktop number a gnome terminal is connected to?

In KDE's Konsole, I can do the following from the terminal: dcop kwin KWinInterface currentDesktop And it will tell me which desktop my terminal is connected to ( per http://stackoverflow.com/...
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How can I turn off font-antialiasing only for gnome-terminal, but not for other applications?

I'm running GNOME (gnome-session under xmonad). I want to turn off antialiasing (i.e. use monochrome mode) for fonts in gnome-terminal. But I want to retain antialiasing for other applications, like ...
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Ubuntu: Copy terminal mouse selection automatically to clipboard for other apps?

I can use keyboard shortcuts and selecting text with the left mouse button allows me to insert the selection within gnome-terminal with the middle mouse button. However, mouse selection with left ...
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Ubuntu bash toolbar not visible

I've disabled the toolbar of my console in bash. Apparently there is not short-cut key (hat I know off) to switch the toolbar's visibility. Is there an easy way to get my toolbar back?
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gnome-terminal. New tab opening

I am launching the gnome-terminal and I am working in a specific path For example: /home/user/programs/c/. Now I am opening another tab. When I am opening the new tab it is also in the same path. i.e. ...
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Gnome terminal eats emacs undo key sequence

I am running emacs 21 in gnome-terminal with the --nox option. When I press C-_, the font size decreases instead of emacs undoing my previous action. How do I prevent gnome-terminal from eating the ...
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Way to avoid ssh connection timeout & freezing of terminal tab

When I connect via ssh terminal to certain servers, it timeouts and "freezes" the terminal (doesn't accept, doesn't disconnect, can't Ctrl-C to kill the ssh process or anything). This is in Ubuntu's ...
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gnome-terminal new tab dbus

I want to run a command (assumedly using dbus-send) that opens a new tab in a gnome-terminal session and runs a command. Is this possible?
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Copying a textfile from GNOME terminal to clipboard

How to copy an output on a GNOME terminal to clipboard from command line. I'd like to be able to paste text from my console textfiles smoothly to Firefox.
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Shortcut for reset on bash

I seem to be entering reset command on bash way too often. I want to configure it to a keyboard shortcut. Say Ctrl+r or something like that. How to do it. Update: To answer the question, why I ...
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Save multiple gnome-terminal layout?

I have multiple gnome-terminal windows open. Is there a way to save the settings (window position, no. of tabs, title etc). across OS reboots ?