iTerm2 is an open source Terminal replacement for OS X

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Start new process as pane in iTerm

I work in iTerm a lot, and I am using a script that starts a new process. By default, the process starts in a new tab. Is there any way to tell iTerm that I want to start new processes in a vertical ...
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Change iTerm settings using defaults

I have to set custom hotkeys in iTerm (in order for my option-left and option-right keys to work properly, and I'm looking for a way to do this via the command line so I can script it. I've ...
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Highlight bash output in iTerm 2?

I've followed the instructions for installing Solarized on iTerm 2, on my new OSX Yosemite machine. It looks as though the background and basic colours are being applied, and $TERM produces ...
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Can't scroll back after cat with mosh, tmux and iterm2 setup

My setup is the following: https://filippo.io/my-remote-shell-session-setup When I do apt-get update on my server I can see all the output and am also able to scroll back as I expect. When I do cat ...
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iTerm2 not pasting newlines for long chunks of code

I’m having issues with iTerm2 not pasting newlines when I copy a certain number of lines and paste it into any interpreter. For example, if I copy the code below and paste it into the R interpreter, ...
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“broken pipe” after every terminal command

I’m running Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) with iTerm2 and Oh-My-Zsh. After every command I run—even if the command is successful—I receive the error “broken pipe.” How can I troubleshoot what is ...
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iterm2 ssh is using escape chars instead of “esc”, “left”, “right” buttons

Silly question, but when I am ssh'ed inside iterm2, the arrow keys and esc become escape chars, e.g. right becomes "^[[C". In the faq it states: For the normal mode, iTerm2 generates ESC [ ...
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Unintentional vi mode in iTerm on Mac?

I occasionally find that while working in iTerm the default Readline key bindings are replaced with the vi keybindings. For example, I will try to go to the beginning of the line with ctrl-a, and ...
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mapping jj to escape in macvim works but not in terminal vim

In my vimrc I have: inoremap jj <ESC> Using the latest macvim I can hit jj and i'll jump from insert to command mode, but using the same vimrc with just regular vim in iterm2 it just inserts ...
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How to know the file size information and download progress indication in iterm2 terminal?

Sometime when I download any file from terminal there is no indication of how small or big file and no progress bar to know the progress. Is there a way to get these features?
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Iterm on top of all windows? [duplicate]

Is there a possibility for Iterm to always be on top? I have seen some issues but don't know whether it's already implemented. Issue 2640 in iterm2: Always on Top function
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How send tmux prefixer to remote server using iterm2

This is my first time using tmux and I have a problem. I have a remote server that I am connecting to it using ssh(using iterm2). Since opened, when I try to send commands like ctrl+b+c command+b+c ...
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iTerm2 performance vs Terminal.app

I prefer iTerm2 for its features, but Terminal.app outperforms it in terms of responsiveness. I mostly notice this in Vim: iTerm gets choppy during scrolling and/or rapid cursor movement. Is there ...
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tmux monitor-activity — active activity vs stopped activity

I'm curious if it is possible to have a different visual indicator for active activity (e.g. stream of text) and stopped activity (e.g. command executed, printed a few lines and stopped) in an ...
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How can I colour-code files and directories in my shell environment?

I've seen many screencasts online in which the files and directories are colour-coded differently for ease-of-use. I'd like to achieve the same on in my bash terminal, on OS X 10.9 and using iTerm2. ...
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Why does iTerm2 print out 1 at start?

my problem is that iTerm print out the 1 value on my zsh when i open it i can't figure it out why. I've checked the advanced setting in my profile configuration but it seems that nothing is added ...
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iTerm2 Background image and split panes

Is it possible to have background image for the whole window and not every split pane itself? I can't find how to do it anywhere. Thanks in advance
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iTerm2 system-wide hotkey sometimes fails to fire

Periodically the system-wide hotkey I have assigned to iTerm2 fails to switch to that full-screen view. I'm running iTerm2 on OS X Mavericks, and both are up to date. I do most of my browsing in ...
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Disable mouse reporting in a terminal session after tmux exits unexpectedly

I currently use iTerm2 and frequently SSH into remote servers and start a tmux session. On all of those servers, when SSH'ing into them, I automatically create a tmux config that enables mouse ...
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iTerm2 pin Visor (hotkey) window

Is there anyway to pin (keep on top) the Visor / hotkey window for iTerm2? Every time I give focus to another window (e.g. Chrome for documentation), iTerm2's hotkey window disappears. I have to ...
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ssh session immediately on starting xterm

What's the most elegant way to start an xterm window that, instead of opening a bash shell for the local computer and requires me to execute my ssh command manually, opens an ssh session for remote ...
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GNU screen changes vim syntax highlighting colors

I am trying to use vim inside a GNU screen session, but whenever I open vim inside screen the syntax highlighting uses completely different colors when compared to when I open vim outside GNU screen. ...
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How to remap control-c to control-shift-c in iTerm2

I have tried a few things. I can't do the karabiner control to command because that breaks my workspace changing keys. I just want control-shift-c to kill/end (like control-c does) and have control-c ...
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Vim starts with beginning of a “change” command

I'm having an issue with vim startup. Whenever I run vim somefile, it starts as though I pressed c just after startup. So, if I then try to immediately jump to the end of the file with G, it instead ...
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Making meta+tab change window in iterm2 with OSX

By default on OSX, meta+tab changes windows. In iterm2 I've opted to swap the left control and left meta keys, which means that in order to change windows I need to press Control+Tab, which is ...
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Mac OS X - iTerm updates causing multiple binaries

My question is basically, how do I solve this: Every time I update iTerm a new binary is created and since I use Alfred, my instinct is to just type a name and hit Enter, so I don't even know if I ...
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Create iTerm2 startup configuration

iTerm allows one to save a window arrangement, I'd like to know if (and then how) I can extend this facility to do the following: Save the name of each tab so that each tab in the restored window ...
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Constant name of iterm2 tab

I can change the title of terminal tabs in iTerm2 by pressing CMD-I and setting some name. But as soon as I open e.g. vim and close it, tab name is reset to what my prompt says, instead of being ...
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iTerm2 2.0 Unable to resize the main window

Ever since I updated to the latest version, my iTerm window is not taking full screen. Even more weird the Maximize/ minimize buttons are missing. This 50% window arrangement is really irritating. ...
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Ruby ri output not coloured in iTerm 2

When I run Ruby ri in an iTerm 2 terminal window, the output is not coloured and I don't know why. Other programs such as Vim work with colour properly. Running ri -f ansi Array.sort results in ...
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Input accents in iTerm with international keyboard

I have an international keyboard where accents are inserted doing ALT+` e ==> è ALT+e e ==> é In Terminal.app this works correctly, in iTerm2 it doesn't. I get a bell sound when I ...
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Possible to bind “Switch to Fullscreen Space” to key combo?

I have several "permanent" Spaces in use and bound to CTRL + 1, 2, 3 I'm running iTerm2 in full screen mode and would like to find a way jump straight to the iTerm "Space" with a key combo (e.g. ...
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Powerline Patched Fonts on OSX 10.9.3 - iTerm2 & Chrome

I'm looking for a working solution for rendering powerline characters on OSX in iTerm2 and Chrome. There's a lot of documentation around I've attempted to use several methods, none seem to work ...
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Why does iterm2 toggle font rendering with every other boot

I don't reboot my mac very often, so I can't really state if this occurs with every reboot/relogin, but I dare to say, pretty much every time the font rendering of my iterm2 becomes thicker or thinner ...
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zsh and Ruby print issue

Has anyone come across an issue where Ruby's print method leaves behind a % at the end of the line using zsh? I'm using oh-my-zsh (https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh) with iTerm2. Here is an ...
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Setting custom (Powerline) fonts in the default OSX Terminal app

I was able to set a custom font in Iterm 2 by setting the Non-ASCII option in Iterm's setting. I was not able to find a similar option in the default Mac OS Terminal. How can I do this for Mac OS ...
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Coloured commands in iTerm

Previously I had a friend to set up my iTerm2 environment for me, and I got used to it. Since I changed computers, I now have to setup my environment again. I used to use ir_black as my iTerm2 theme, ...
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mac os x byobu vertical split using iTerm, tmux, zsh

How to get vertical split on Mac OS X in byobu? Ctrl + F2 is not working. It open new window instead of spliting the current. In oposite spliting horizontaly with shift + F2 works ok.
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Remote server, iTerm2, and tmux integration

I want to be able to start a tmux session on a remote server, and then use iTerm2's native windows and split screens on my local machine. For example, let's say my remote server has a tmux session ...
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How to export iTerm2 Profiles

I needed to reformat my computer and now I'm having trouble copying the settings/profiles over. I copied the files in ~/Library/Application\ Support/iTerm/ over. I also copied ...
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Using \r in bash PS1

I was getting a little tired of my typeaheads in Bash from messing up the PS1. For instance, I would execute a command, like ls, and while it is running, start typing the next command, like echo, and ...
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How to restore my iterm2/zsh session after restart?

I use oh-my-zsh with iTerm2 on osx and I'd like them to retain the same tabs with the same directories and hopefully the same textual history after a restart. Currently after a restart iTerm reopens ...
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How do I send Ctrl-; in iterm2?

How can I send Ctrl+; in iterm2 (emacs)? There seems to be a solution here, here and here These are close to what I want, but I am still unable to make it work.
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Setting window title with iTerm and Fish

I want to set up a custom profile in iTerm2 that connects directly to a remote machine in tmux, with some custom SSH arguments. I have a fish function that does this, called "ss". When I have this ...
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Changing iTerm2 preferences doesn't do anything

When I make changes in iTerm2 preferences on OSX, the changes do not appear right away, nor do they appear when I restart iTerm2. Any clues on what is going on? Info: I'm using Build ...
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How to automatically restore window arrangement from last time in iTerm?

I have two old Macs, both have iTerm2 installed and could automatically restore window arrangement (tabs with different directories and colors) from last time after launch. I forget what ...
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Iterm2 on-screen CR/LF?

What are these arrows with numbers that show up in my iTerm2 terminal window, just next the right margin?
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Set certain words to appear coloured in iterm2

I am trying to get iterm2 to print certain words coloured (or bold, or whatever) as I am typing them in the terminal. I thought that I can somehow instruct it to check in a dictionary and if it finds ...
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iTerm2: Alt-Dot functionality with Cmd-Dot

Is there any known way to achieve the "insert last command argument"-functionality that is usually available in Bash by typing Alt-. (Alt and period) on OSX using iTerm2? The ways I know this should ...
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iTerm2: fix for choppy/jumpy cursor movement?

I just started using iTerm2 and I'm loving it, except that cursor movement is smoother on the Terminal.app that comes with OSX. I have my key-repeat speed pretty high, which makes it more noticeable. ...