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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Terminal that supports the 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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Load Images and play Videos online using linux terminal

I am using ubuntu 12.10 and I am browsing website using w3m module. But this module cannot shows images and play videos. Is there any way to load images and play videos in linux terminal?
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Linux - Bash - Xterm , gnome-terminal opening mutiple windows

I am trying to have a seperate window, which opens to cat a certain file on loop. When I use the command: xterm -e or gnome-terminal "command here etc" them commands will open multiple terminals ...
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When I paste a command on my bash prompt it is not in history — how can I add it?

When I paste a command to my OS X or Ubuntu bash prompt using CmdV, the command is not in history – even if it is executed. The command is in history only if I type it. How to enable that pasted ...
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Font Rendering Issue

I have a problem with my font rendering under Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca with Kernel 3.17.1. The spacing for monospace fonts is really wrong, some letters are bold and misplaced. At some places the font ...
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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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Applying Colours Scheme to Gnome 3.14 Terminal

I'm trying to change the colour scheme on my gnome terminal running on debian jessie. I've tried different ways, like Base16 Builder or Base16 Gnome Terminal, but none seem to work. After I generate ...
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How to hide all files in a folder via using terminal or script

I have a folder which located as /home/makgun/Desktop/a\ b so that I tried this command mv /home/makgun/Desktop/a\ b/* /home/makgun/Desktop/a\ b/.* to rename all files as .FILENAME to be hidden but ...
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Rotate all video in a folder with ffmpeg?

I have a lot of videos which are recorder 90 • rotated so I want to rotate all videos 90 degrees clockwise direction. If this possible? I used for loop but there is some mistake because of spaces ...
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Can't paste in gnome-terminal from Keepas2 running via mono

I'm running OpenSUSE 13.2 and I'm using Keepass2. The app is runnig via mono. I want to copy my password from keepass to the terminal, however this isn't working using CTRL + SHIFT + V. This is a ...
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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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RHEL 6 converting a BASH script to a CSH script

I have a BASH script( running on RHEL 6 ) that brings up a GNOME terminal, opens multiple tabs in that terminal, starts a server in each tab, names the tab after that server, and inserts the command ...
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Color Log of Terminal Outputs

How do I log all outputs from a terminal to a file so that I keep color information and have the log in a portable, easily viewable format (e.g. HTML, PDF, Google Docs), i.e. not requiring a special ...
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How do I disable the auto-copy-on-select feature of gnome-terminal?

Recently I found the auto-copy on selection feature of gnome-terminal really annoying. However, I tried to look for a way to disable it. As it turns out, there's few documentation for that. I was ...
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Setting up a custom keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to unmount/detach an external HD?

As there is no option to safety remove an external HD (the unmount leaves the disk still spinning), I installed udisks. The following code in the terminal successfully unmounts and powers down the ...
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How to save the empty bottom line in full-screen Gnome terminal?

When my Gnome Terminal running on Ubuntu 14.04 moves into fullscreen mode, I can see the bottom line wasted. Everything is ok when in non-fullscreen. Tmux's status bar lies at the bottom of the ...
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Can we save Gnome Terminal Window with multiple tabs with logins?

Every time i would be required to launch a new terminal window as a refresh start and then do logins, i would like to reduce this effort across reboots, any idea ? Something similar to Mputty Thanks.
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ZSH+gnome-terminal and VI input mode: Show ibeam or block cursor

Different methods exist to show if you're in insert or normal when using VI key binding in ZSH. Gnome-terminal also allows you to change the caret from block █ to ibeam | with a call to gconftool-2. ...
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Why are xterm colors different than gnome-terminal colors?

In my work environment I use xterm, and sometimes gnome-terminal. I like gnome terminal, but some of the colors are much harder to read than those of my xterm. I am wondering why the colors ...
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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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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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Gnome Terminal tab completion placing text in odd areas

Using tab completion in gnome-terminal appears to be placing text in odd areas, such as to the left (on top of my prompt) or above, sometimes. Here is an example of what happens when it places it over ...
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How to let gnome-terminal to use specific font to display punctuations in their full width forms? (·‘’“”)

I'd like to use SimSun(宋体) font to display interpunct/middle dot ·, single quotes (curly) ‘’, double quotes (curly) “” characters in their full width forms, because it's easy to distinguish them from ...
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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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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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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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Gnome 3: how to get a terminal with transparent background?

I would like to make the background of Gnome Terminal transparent. I know this feature has been removed from Gnome but I find it very helpful. I am wondering what's the best way to achieve this. I'm ...
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xterm valid command not working in konsole nor gnome terminal

this works fine with xterm xterm -e '(dialog --msgbox "thebigmessage" 0 0)' but not with konsole nor gnome-terminal konsole -e '(dialog --msgbox "thebigmessage" 0 0)' gnome-terminal -e ...
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How can I change my gnome-terminal title?

Previously I changed my gnome-terminal title to display which server I was logged into. I don't remember how I did this and I can't change it now. I ran through my .bashrc and found nothing that ...
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How do I edit previous lines in a multiple line command in Bash?

When entering a command which spans multiple lines in Bash, how do I edit previous lines? I'm a Linux Mint (Lisa) user using GNOME Terminal. For example, let's say I type: $ echo "foo bar > baz ...
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where linux fedora limit concurrent opening connections in terminal?

i have some web servers around and to manage the cluster i sometimes use script which opens automatically the connections and syncs files to them using python scripts, I've encountered a weird problem ...
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Using Gnome Terminal Command in Putty

I am using Putty to SSH remote Linux virtual machine. All is well except that I can't get Gnome terminal command work in Putty. Some of these commands are: Ctrl + A or Home Moves the cursor to ...
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wget mangling output written to stdout, works only with -q

I have a minimal HTTP server written in python (http://pastebin.com/mjLDk7Gk) that simply answers every GET request with status 200 and body "Done". If I do wget "http://localhost:9001" -O - -q ...
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Terminal/Bash session manager

Is there a session manager for multi-tabs bash sessions, similar to how Google Chrome manages web surfing sessions? What I'm looking for is the ability to store and restore the shell tabs (I'm ...
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Use different keyboard language than display language

I use Debian 7.7 Gnome fallback. Has anyone managed to have one display language and a different input language in gnome-terminal or Vinagre? I want to have language-specific symbols inaccessible ...
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BASH Script: Why Do My Variables Not Work

I'm trying to use some script variables in a BASH script to my code more clear. However, for some reason, my variables are not being expanded/uses. Nothing simply happens when I use the variable to ...
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Programmatically starting 6 servers and manipulating Gnome Terminal

I would like to make a script ( bash ) that will programmatically start gnome-termal with 6 tabs each with its own title start a different command in each tab delay starting server 5 until sever 4 ...
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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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Gnome-terminal color inversion

I have some custom colours set up inside gnome-terminal, basically light text on dark background. The problem is, some programs interact badly with the colors. For example, htop uses very light ...
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How can I see the console output on linux like in windows?

Well, let's say we have a application that runs in a console and is for both windows and linux. On windows when you double click the application a command window opens and the application runs, you ...
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Is it possible to display 'special' characters in tcsh prompt running on gnome-terminal?

I'd like to know whether its possible to do special characters like so in tcsh prompt running on gnome-terminal. I remember seeing a 'skelton-head' in someone's prompt a while back. Things like ...
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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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Mouse buttons for copy/paste buffer no longer working for the Terminal program on Ubuntu 14.04

For some reason after upgrading Ubuntu to 14.04, the Terminal program suddenly decided that the text I select on it is no longer to be copied to the clipboard. Usually I'd select some text with the ...
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Disable Using Bright Colors for Bold Font in gnome-terminal

gnome-terminal uses bright colors for bold fonts. Is it possible to configure it to use the same color for bold fonts as for normal fonts. Also, I do need bright colors somewhere else, so changing the ...
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How can I get gnome-terminal to take up its whole screen area in Awesome WM?

Gnome-terminal only takes up around 98% of its allotted screen area in Awesome WM, so that it's flush against the left window, flush against the top, but ~5px from the right and ~7px from the bottom. ...
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Ctrl+TAB is not working in vim with gnome-terminal

I have a serious problem. Usually, the editor I use is vim, though I can't map ctrl+tab action. I wanna switch tabs with ctrl+tab (ctrl + shift + tab). In xterm, this mapping is enabled, and the ...
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How can I run ncurses program with 256 colors in the gnome terminal?

My problem: I want to run ncurses in 256-colors mode in the gnome terminal. I already know that you can turn on this color mode with: # export TERM=xterm-256color But this solution is not ...
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Inconsistent terminal settings across directories

This is a bit hard to explain, but for some reason, when I cd to one specific directory in my file tree, the terminal and the displays within the terminal appear different only inside this directory. ...
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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?