iTerm2 is an open source Terminal replacement for OS X

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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

TL;DR 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. ...
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Is there a way to Command-N a new term ssh'd into another server?

I'm becoming fond of iTerm2, especially since my dumb mighty mouse doesn't do such a great job at 3-button emulation, or I'd stick with X, but I digress. Some background: In my X environment, I can ...
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Map hex key code into escape sequence?

In iTerm I can make a key combination send a Hex code to my terminal. I know how to capture key codes like left shift - 0x38 F2 - 0x78 So originally I thought my Hex code to send the key ...
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Rename Iterm2 tab from within tmux

I can use the following function to rename a iterm2 tab and that works great. function rename_tab { echo -ne "\033]0;"$@"\007" } However, if I run this function while in a tmux session, then ...
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Incorrect hostname in OS X?

I'm not sure why the hostname is now jessica-s-phone. I am on a public wifi, and some googling revealed that the hostname is set by a DNS, so is it possible my iTerm chose someones phone as the ...
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Iterm2: Automate sending text to shell upon start

Using profiles you can send text to the shell at the start of a session, under "send text at start". I'd like to do this 3 times in succession, but it looks like there's only one string allowed. Does ...
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Open iTerm2 with ctrl+ctrl?

I recently switched from TotalTerminal (formerly Visor) to iTerm2 on Mac OS X. I used to be able to open TotalTerminal with the shortcut ctrl+ctrl (two quick taps). Is this same shortcut possible in ...
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How to rearrange windows into tabs with iterm2

I'm using iterm2--tmux--tmuxinator integration. That's awesome. However, iterm2 wants to open up a different window for each window, and there's no obvious way to configure that to use tabs. The only ...
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Opening new shell makes browser open Apple “man” page

Every time I start, or open a new shell within iTerm/Terminal, the default browser loads a (broken) Apple man page. The preference file gives no clue as far as I can see as to why this occurs. Does ...
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Can .bash_profile automatically run without sourcing it in iTerm2?

I am using iTerm2 in Mavericks OSX and made sure I updated to the latest version. My working directory inside preferences is set to Home Directory. I was watching a tutorial on iTerm customization ...
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How do I change iTerm2's visual bell to just a flashing screen?

I know I have seen this set on other computers, but I'm uncertain how to change this myself. Also, I've tried changing bell.png in: ~/Applications/iTerm.app/Contents/Resources/bell.png However, I'd ...
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Weird Tmux issue

When attempting to split Tmux windows by using commands, I get the opposite effect of what one should expect: The command tmux split-window -v Produces a horizontal split, while the command ...
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Running a vim ex command within tmux corrupts pane

I'm running into strange issue where running ack from within vim's ex mode corrupts my tmux pane. I'm using iTerm2. E.g. :!ack "foo bar baz" Results in something like this: where all the ...
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How do I launch a command file (e.g. *.sh) in a separate shell interaction utility (e.g. iTerm2) on my user's login?

iTerm2 is an awesome utility and makes my interaction w/ the command line much easier. There are a lot of update commands I run on a daily basis, and thought it would be amazing if those could be ...
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How to identify the terminal from a script?

And don't say "$TERM" – it's always xterm. How can a bash script tell what terminal it's running in, specifically whether it's iTerm, Terminal.app, or actually an xterm? I ask because reset does not ...
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Prevent the screen from being cleared on exit for iTerm2

When I quit iTerm2, it simply clears the window. I see there is a buffer for all the last commands, but is there a way to avoid the clearing of the screen?
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(n)curses displays appear broken under iTerm2

When accessing any of the *-tui commands under CentOS/Red Hat, or any equivalents on other distributions, my display is completely broken and almost unusable. This is what authconfig-tui running ...
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How to exec command in iTerm 2 from applescript?

Trying to execute a command from applescript. tell application "iTerm 2" make new terminal tell the current terminal activate current session launch session "Default Session" ...
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iTerm2 shows up on every Space. How to keep it from doing so?

For some reason, iTerm2 windows show up on every one of my "Spaces" (aka Desktops). Right clicking on its icon in the Dock and looking at "Options" reveals "Assign To: None", just like every other ...
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Split window programmatically with iTerm?

on my development workstation I often have to start the same commands every morning. zeus start, zeus server (booting rails via zeus), redis-server, and like 3 others. I know a lot of people would ...
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How do I enable setting tab colors on iTerm2?

Using iTerm2, I notice my peers have an option to right-click the menu and select a color for it. I don't have that option, and right-clicking only gives me the options to 'Select', 'Close Tab', and ...
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How can I trigger a notification from a remote terminal in OS X

I am running a long process on a remote shell. I would like to trigger a notification when the process is complete. This answer does not suffice, because the long command is on a remote server, so it ...
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iTerm2 Vim alt+right/left arrow

As a Linux user, I am very used to jump from word to word in vim/nano using ALT+left or right. This doesn't seem to work properly using iTerm, I am using zsh, I tried adding; bindkey -e bindkey ...
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emacsclient super key or hyper key in iterm2

What the title says: I want to switch to using an emacs-server / emacs-client model instead of using the GUI for Mac OS X. I use iTerm2. I would like to map the function key (fn) to super or hyper. I ...
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iTerm2 & Terminal Giving >> [33[01;32m]u@h[33[00m]:[33[01;36m]w[33[00m]$

I opened iTerm2 and it changed the prompt to.. [33[01;32m]u@h[33[00m]:[33[01;36m]w[33[00m]$ I have no idea how this happened, and I can't figure out how to change it. I went to terminal ...
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iTerm2 define nonword characters

I need to tell iTerm to consider . a nonword character so I can jump between words separated by .. iTerm 1 used to let me define word characters at iTerm -> Preferences -> Mouse -> Characters ...
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OSX set iTerm as default terminal

I want to config iTerm2 to be the default terminal on my mac (Mountain Lion 10.8.4), so when I do right click on the folder and choose "New Terminal Tab at Folder", it should open iTerm. Any ideas?