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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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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Linux terminal full screen, but not always-on-top

I use a dual monitor setup and want to always have a full screen terminal on my secondary display. I use the F11 key to make it full screen and remove the title bar, but it also becomes always-on-top, ...
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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 do I edit previous lines in a multiple line command in GNOME Terminal?

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 webserver around and to manage the cluster i sometimes use script which open automatically the connections &/| sync files to them using python scripts, i've found a weird problem and i ...
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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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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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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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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?
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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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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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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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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 ...