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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Vim colors not working properly in terminal

I'm using gnome terminal, and vim with solarized color theme. When I open vim in the terminal, it's illegible. But when I open a file in gvim, the color scheme works perfectly. Gnome terminal's ...
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C program output file gnome-terminal

I have created a C program and made an executable under Linux. Right now, I open the executable by going first to gnome-terminal and then type ./<filename> I want to create a shortcut icon ...
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screenrc: How to map “Alt”+(numeral) [closed]

I am trying to bind the Alt+N key combination for N equal to 1, 2, ..., 9. I have tried the method below: bindkey "\033\061" select 1 bindkey "\033\062" select 2 bindkey "\033\063" select 3 bindkey ...
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Tmux mouse mode does not works with large gnome-terminal

I'm running tmux on gnome-terminal with mouse support activated. When the width of the terminal is not too big then it works flawlessly, however, when I use it in full screen mode the mouse clicks are ...
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Fastest rendering fonts in gnome-terminal

So I was reading an article on usesthis.com and he states "...I use the Terminus font because it is a bitmap font that renders fast and cleanly." Is this true? Which font renders the fastest in ...
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Is it possible to configure a blank line at the bottom of a gnome terminal?

When the terminal text reaches the bottom of the window, it's hard to see underscores and font descenders since they're so close to the window border. Can I configure a blank line (or 2)?
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screenrc: How to map “alt+number” to “select a screen window” in gnome terminal

I found this online: bindkey "\261" select 1 bindkey "\262" select 2 bindkey "\263" select 3 .... Basically it maps alt+1 to "select 1"; alt+2 to "select 2". So when you press alt+1, it is ...
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Scrolling with shift-control-pageup in gnome-terminal

Is it possible to configure tmux (inside gnome-terminal) so that the key combinations Shift-Ctrl-Page Up and Shift-Ctrl-Page Down can be used to scroll up and down in the terminal's history?
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Will any (recent) Linux terminal emulator allow me to save my session (tabs, history, etc)?

Over time, I become invested in my terminal sessions: tabs, command history, window layout and title, etc. Eventually, a reboot requires me to start all over again which wastes my time. The two ...
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How to hide or remove the title bar of terminal in centos?

Want to remove the titlebar of the terminal. It would helpful if there is a way to generically do it for all the windows ? If not possible, still if it would be helpful if I can remove or hide the ...
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Using <ctrl+arrow> with zsh within (byobu-)tmux within gnome-terminal

I already added the following lines in my profile.tmux configuration file: TERM=xterm-256color set -g terminal-overrides "xterm*:kLFT5=\eOD:kRIT5=\eOC:kUP5=\eOA:kDN5=\eOB:smkx@:rmkx@" unbind C-Left ...
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Path slashes disappear on coloured bash prompt

So in my .bashrc, I set my prompt to be colourful by setting PS1 to \[\e]0;\u@\h: \w\a\]${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\]$ For some ...
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Gnome: Change title of current terminal from bash command line

I know there are options to start a new terminal with a specified title, and that is is possible to change the title from a terminal using the menu: 'Terminal' -> Set Title. However, I want to change ...
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Pressing the Q key in any application in gnome-terminal quits terminal?

I recently set up Linux (Debian 6), and am running Openbox as my WM. My problem is that, whenever I press the Q key in the terminal, whether in a script, program, app or just typing a command, it ...
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how do I put a gnome-terminal icon on the desktop?

How do I put a gnome-terminal icon on the desktop? I already have one on the upper "panel" (ie: the strip across the top) but I need multiple ones on the desktop (so that I can customize with the ...
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Disable Shift+Home, Shift+End keybindings in Gnome Terminal / Ubuntu 12.04

How to disable Shift+Home, Shift+End keybindings in Gnome Terminal / Ubuntu 12.04? (they scroll to top/bottom). I already tried: Disable shotcuts in Gnome Terminal Keyboard Shortcuts (no such ...
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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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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 ...
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Starting gedit from terminal produce error messages

When I start gedit from a terminal I get this output on the terminal: tomas@debian:~$ gedit (gedit:12617): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_list_store_set_column_types: assertion `priv->columns_dirty == ...
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Why gnome-terminal does not show prompt in vnc running on a guest in kvm?

I use KVM to host vm (ubuntu). Then I started vnc4server on the vm. The content of ~/.vnc/xstartup is shown below. gnome-terminal in vnc does not show the prompt and doesn't accept any keyboard ...
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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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Can I have my terminal background change based on hostname?

I'd like to have my terminal background color change based on hostname. My reasoning for this is mainly to have and extra way to remind myself what server I am on, so I don't do something stupid. Is ...
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Linux: How to set default directory of terminal emulators?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04, my terminals (gnome-terminal and urxvt) start in "/" instead of "~" What can cause this behavior? I imagine that the working directory of Gnome or X is set to "/", ...
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gnome-terminal - color palette

I'm trying to assign color palette on my gnome-terminal but it doesn't change at all... any clue? Screenshot > http://i.imgur.com/MXXhoOo.jpg Aditional info: Fedora 18 64bits (shiny new) GNOME ...
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In vim, how can I quickly switch between tabs?

In gnome-terminal, I can just press Alt + (1, 2, 3, etc.) to switch to specific tabs. I can also use Ctrl + (PgUp / PgDn) to cycle through tabs (admittedly less convenient, but it can be remapped). ...
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Emacs -nw color-theme and terminal transparency

I'm using M-x load-theme to load color-theme-solorized from the marmalade repository and it works and gets the color correct. The problem I'm having is that if I run emacs -nw in gnome-terminal that ...
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SSH Gnome Terminal Background/Foreground Colors

How can I automatically change the background/foreground color of my terminal based on the host that I SSH into? My current setup is an Ubuntu desktop running Gnome-Terminal that SSHs into a set of ...
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Changing gnome-terminal color theme depending on running app

Is it possible to change color theme (or whole gnome-terminal profile) of terminal if for example Midnight Commander is started inside gnome-terminal? My aim is not to launch a new terminal window but ...
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Can dumping binary data in terminal be considered dangerous?

I am thinking of a scenario where unknown stream of data is printed to a terminal, isn't it so that some sequences of characters may be interpreted as commands and corrupt the system state? Or the ...
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crontab does not lauch [duplicate]

I am trying to launch a cron job every hour (an interactive system upgrade). The code that does the actual update ( a no-password sudo yum update) is in my .zshrc (I use zsh as my shell). To launch ...
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How do I open gnome-terminal in a maximized window by default?

I am using Ubuntu 11.04. When I launch gnome-terminal, how do I make it open in a maximized window by default? Currently it's only taking part of the screen and I always have to maximise the window. ...
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Set default location for Terminal window opened with Ctrl+Alt+T

I want to change the command line of gnome-terminal to include geometry of both size and location. I already know how to set size using the configuration editor, but not location. There must be some ...
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How to change gnome-terminals startup directory?

It seems like gnome-terminal has changed its startup behavior and now new shells opened via CTRL-SHIFT-N have ~ set as their working directory. Before this change the new shell was opened in the ...
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vim colo directive ignored in console

I have the following in my .vimrc: if has("gui_running") colo desert " ... else colo distinguished " ... endif gvim works fine. When I open vim in gnome-terminal in tmux, the colo ...
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How to extend selection in gnome-terminal? Depends on version?

I just moved this question I made some time ago, from StackOverflow to here: In a terminal I can select a single line, double clicking with the Left Mouse Button. With xterm, I can extend that ...
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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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Terminal that supports ANSI italic escape code?

I would like to replace gvim with vim in the terminal. One of the nice things about gvim is that it is able to display text using italics. Vim allows setting an ANSI escape code for italics (\e[3m), ...
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Use a non-monospaced font with Gnome Terminal

I have a font I'd like to use in the Gnome Terminal that the OS doesn't recognize as monospaced (I assure you it is). Is there any way to set Gnome Terminal's font to something that isn't monospaced? ...
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ctrl + key in terminal always uses standard keymap

I am on Ubuntu 10.4. My standard keyboard is QWERTZ, but I usually use the Dvorak layout. When I type inside the GNOME terminal, the layout is the one I set in keyboard preferences (e.g. Dvorak). ...
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Is it possible to get a “reverse video” effect for selected text when using iTerm2 (like gnome-terminal)?

I've been developing in linux at my day job for the past year or so and while I'm quite happy to be back in OS X I'm missing some features from Ubuntu/Gnome. Is it possible to get the reverse video ...
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bind ctrl+insert in zsh?

What key combo do I use to bind ctrl+insert in my zshrc? I tried entering quoted-insert mode (ctrl+V) but pressing ctrl+insert does not output anything.
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Latin characters in a gnome terminal

In vi I type latin-1 characters like ö by doing ctlr-k o: Can one do something like this in a gnome terminal?
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How can I open an application using the command line and then close the terminal without closing the opened application?

If I open an application from the command line, say Firefox, the application runs as long as the terminal stays open. Closing the terminal's tab will close the application. Is there a way to open an ...
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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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Going back to a stopped job [duplicate]

wim@wim-zenbook:~$ ipython Python 2.7.4 (default, Apr 19 2013, 18:28:01) Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. IPython 0.13.2 -- An enhanced Interactive Python. ? ...
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Why does my Terminal window close automatically

My system is CentOS 6. X window is gnome 2.28.2 , Why do i chick the terminal of Desktop that has been closed automatically. there before, i have set the options profile preferences ...
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ssh terminal session getting times out, broken pipe appears

SSH connection to AMI Instance gets terminate often. i do open by vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config but it seems to empty. what configuration needs to be modified so that we could eliminate the remote shell ...
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Cannot get Vim to remap CTRL+S to `:w`

I've been trying to get Vim to remap CTRL+S (or ^S) to :w by editing my .vimrc file, however it doesn't work. This is my current ~/.vimrc configuration: nmap <c-s> :w<CR> imap ...
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Delay when switching modes

When using vim in gnome-terminal there is a 1s delay after pressing <Esc> to go back to normal mode. I tried Google and found ttimeoutlen. I tried setting it to 100 with no effect (delay is ...
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How I get rvm to work properly with gnome-terminal?

How do you get rvm to play properly with gnome-terminal? wim@wim-desktop:~$ rvm list rvm rubies =* ruby-1.9.3-p392 [ x86_64 ] ruby-2.0.0-p0 [ x86_64 ] # => - current # =* - current ...