iTerm2 is an open source Terminal replacement for OS X

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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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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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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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(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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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?
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Use iTerm2 and Mac OSX 10.8.3 to open tabbed shells to specific systems

I'm still fairly new to the MAC and I have been seeking a way to script or use the GUI to accomplish the following. Open Iterm to a group of hosts and ssh to each of them in a tabbed view. In the ...
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Controlling the width of a directory listing in terminals

I'm on OS X with iTerm2 and OhMyZsh. When I do an ls command, somehow it decides how much space it needs between the output columns. Is there a way to control that and tell it how many spaces to show ...
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Wifi issues with iTerm2 as frontmost application on external monitor

I have reproduced this many times yesterday and today, and I am confident that I'm not just looking for patterns where there are none. I have a retina Macbook Pro (OSX 10.8) connected to a Dell ...
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Can I make shift+arrow keys work the same way in iTerm2 as they do in text boxes or the Matlab CLI?

this question has some discussion on why shift+arrow keys don't use the default behaviour of selecting text, but it doesn't have any suggestions on how to make it have that behaviour. I'm ok with it ...
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iTerm2: cd'ing into directory closes iTerm window

I have a directory that I'm trying to cd into. It's a simple Rails app my friend built. The weird thing is, when I try to cd into it, the iTerm window closes. I've tried moving it from the directory ...
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iterm2 - open new tab with same profile

I'm switching from Terminal.app Pretty straightforward, but I can't find it in the settings: I'd like that when I open a new tab (with cmd-t (or btw also with oh-my-zsh's osx plugin's tab command)), ...
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Open multiple tabs in iTerm2 with a specific directories

I would like to know if this is possible. I want to set up some script or command that will open 5 tabs and each tab that will open will have their own directory specified All in the same window ...
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iTerm2 not respecting my key bindings…sometimes

I have my iTerm2 keybindings set to have command+left arrow and command+right arrow move the cursor to the beginning and end of the line. This works most of the time. But not when I am in ghci (the ...
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How do I get Emacs to interpret M-left as previous word?

I'm very used to having Emacs interpret M-left/M-right as backword/forwards word. However, last night, for some reason, Emacs started interpreting M-left as D and M-right as C. I'm wondering how I ...
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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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Disable Cmd+Enter on iTerm 2

I'm using iTerm 2 on Mac, and whenever I press Command + Return the thing goes full screen. My big fat fingers can't help it, so I really need to turn it off. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance
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Add sound to keystrokes in iTerm2 / zsh

I've been searching for quite a while now, but haven't found anything. I want to spice my terminal up a bit more than just colorizing it – I also want to add specific sounds to keystrokes, newlines ...
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Setting non-contiguous text selection on iTerm and Chrome in OS X

How do I set a selection of non-contiguous text in the latest version of iTerm2 and Chrome in OS X 10.8.3?
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Enabling number on iterm2 tabs

How does one achieve the following effects in iTerm2. Displaying the number on each tab of the terminal. This was seen in Michael Hartl's ROR tutorial and was wondering how I could replicate that on ...
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How to make command+arrow go to begining and end of line in iterm2?

With the default settings, command + arrow_left switches to the tab on the left. How to change it so that it puts the cursor at the beginning of the line instead ?
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.bashrc iTerm2 PS1

I've just installed iTerm2 on my computer and oh-my-zsh. Everything is working fine except that it's displaying "➜ ~ git:(master) ✗" as my PS1. I'm not sure what this token is called. Anybody? I'm ...
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iTerm 2 window resizing

My iTerm 2 window is up against the menubar at the top of the screen. When I resize the window vertically from the top to the bottom, a small gap is always left. It never resizes down fully to the ...
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How can I partially clear my terminal scrollback?

I want to partially clear my terminal scrollback history, but only from where I have selected with my mouse in the scrollback and up. Is this possible? I'm on a Mac, and I use iTerm2 and Terminal.
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iTerm minimizes when I press ESC

When I press ESC in VIm insert mode, instead of going back to control mode, my iTerm minimizes and does not go back to control mode, but it stucks in insert mode. I am using Vim 7.3 that came with ...
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How do I use windows style Home and End on OSX in Vim (iterm2)

Having tried many options to replicate Home, End functionality (for beginning of line and end of line), from windows to OSX, I have got to the point where it works everywhere except in vim. I am ...
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How do I get the numpad to work in vim using iterm2 on osx with term=xterm?

My numpad works in iterm2 (bash), but it inserts characters instead of numbers in insert mode for vim. How can I get vim to recognise the correct escape codes. I have tried editing the escape codes ...
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Is it possible to use Vim plugin CSExact with iTerm2?

I'm a bit anal about my color schemes, and in order to get really nice colors in Vim, I'm trying the CSExact plugin. I'm not sure if it's supposed to work at all in iTerm2 though? My terminal is set ...
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How to create iTerm2 color schemes?

The solarized project has a nice iTerm2 color scheme. Anyone know how to make those? Sure, it's just an XML file with values in it but it's a pain to edit that.
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Copy text from remote via iTerm2 with Tmux to OS X clipboard

I'd tried using iTerm2 beta Build 1.0.0.20120724 and using bind C-y run-shell "reattach-to-user-namespace -l zsh -c 'tmux show-buffer | pbcopy'" in .tmux.conf but none works. The solutions I found ...
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Terminal colours on ssh connection

I connect to an Ubuntu installation I have on AWS via iTerm and the colours are not practical. For example the "blue on black" colouring of folders on list view is almost impossible to read. How can ...
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Weird distance between margin and cursor (iTerm2 + tmux)

I'm running iTerm 2 on 10.8 and I've installed zsh with oh-my-zsh and tmux (both from homebrew). When running zsh in iTerm it's all good, however, as soon as I run tmux, there is this weird distance ...