iTerm2 is an open source Terminal replacement for OS X

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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 ...
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How to setup iTerm “Visor” option like TotalTerminal?

I configured my iTerm using this tutorial: http://technosophos.com/content/configure-iterm2-act-visor But I have few problems with it, for example when I am in fullscreen mode and I press CMD + Tab ...
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iTerm 2 change row size using AppleScript

I want to change the height of my terminal window using a script. Currently this is what I have come up with: tell application "iTerm" activate tell the current terminal tell the ...
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iTerm 2 running tmux session causes “startup disk almost full” randomly

Anytime I run a tmux session, disk space will randomly begin filling up and the computer will slow down, then everything goes back to normal. This happens periodically. I am using iTerm 2. Does ...
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iTerm2 vim cannot map alt key

I'm having trouble trying to map the alt-key bindings on vim in iTerm2. I want to map shortcuts for switching between buffers like this: map <A-Right> <C-w>l map <A-Left> <C-w>...
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OSX: Possible to use Total Terminal with iTerm2?

As I understand it, Total Terminal is a thin layer on top of Terminal.app that adds some Yakuake-like features. My question is: Is it possible to use Total Terminal with iTerm2 as the "backend" ...
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overlining support in terminal

when I enter printf "\e[4m%s\e[0m\n" TESTING into iterm or osx terminal, testing returns underlined. Are there any terminals (mac or linux) that would support printf "\e[53m%s\e[0m\n" TESTING?
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When I press C-; in emacs+iterm2 why does it only get ;

I would like to use iedit-mode together with paredit-mode. When I bind C-; to iedit-mode globally, I still always get 'paredit-semicolon when I press C-;. I thought this was kind of weird. I recorded ...
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Ubuntu purple terminal colors to iTerm2

I've been looking for a iTerm2 theme that resembles the default purple Ubuntu terminal but have had no success so far. Does a theme for the standard Ubuntu terminal exist for iTerm2 or will I have to ...
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Fancy colored rendering issue on osx 10.8 retina with iTerm

I use iTerm2, with oh-my-zsh and zsh and in my .zshrc file I set a couple of my prompts to the unicode bolt symbol as follows. ZSH_THEME_GIT_PROMPT_DIRTY="%{$fg[yellow]%}⚡%{$reset_color%}" RPROMPT="%(...
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Why doesn't tmux respond to shortcuts properly?

I'm using OSX 10.8.1 in combination with iTerm2, zsh and tmux via Homebrew. The beginning of my ~/.tmux.conf file looks like this: set -g prefix C-a unbind C-b bind-key a send-prefix set -sg escape-...
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iTerm.app vs Terminal.app

So, I just downloaded iTerm2. I am using zsh in both the apps. iTerm seems to be faster than Terminal. What things matter when you have a wrapper application around a shell? I want to use iTerm but ...
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disabling 'full screen mode' in Lion (to use transparent full screen iTerm2)

I like using my iTerm2 window in transparent mode, full screen so I can code and see my desktop picture as well. I have upgraded to Lion and now when I enter full screen it gets rid of my desktop! ...
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Disable close-window in iterm2

ctrl + D closes an iterm2 window. Where's this option to disable it? I can't find it in preferences->keys or preferences->general.
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iTerm auto-capitalising everything

I recently bought a Mac Mini in the office. I had installed Mountain Lion Developer about a month before the official release. Everything worked perfectly except for the fact that in iTerm it'd auto-...
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More crisp font for iTerm on OSX

On iTerm on OSX Mountain Lion the default Monaco font is not very good for white on black text Aliased text is ugly Anti-aliased text is too bold I would prefer more crisp anti-aliased font. So....
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Keyboard shortcut for switching panes in tmux in iTerm2 on OS X

I have tmux installed with iTerm2 on OS X. While I can do Cmd+left/right to switch between tabs, I cannot seem to be able to switch between panes under the same tab using Ctl+b o (that is, Control ...
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Window style not applied to iTerm2 in Lion

I'm messing with my default profile in iTerm2 to see the difference between normal, fullscreen and top of screen windows. However, the window doesn't seem to change out of "normal" mode, even if the ...
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How can I remap Control+e to Escape+Control+e in iTerm2?

I have set up a few custom keyboard shortcuts in iTerm2 to easily move the cursor around with the arrow keys, but now I'd like to remap Ctrl+E to be Esc, Ctrl+E because Bash 4.2 no longer auto-expands ...
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NERDTree failing on VIM

NerdTree isn't working with Vim from iTerm2 for me. It will show the current directory listing but won't let me traverse deeper into the file system, but I can traverse upwards. All directory listings ...
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How to open Go2Shell preferences in Mac OSX?

I'm trying to change my default Go2Shell terminal to iTerm2. I've read that Go2Shell preferences are only accessible from the command line, but I'm struggling to find what command actually needs to ...
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iterm2 emacsclient keybindings

I have just switched from using Emacs.app to emacsserver and emacsclient in terminal mode using iterm2 as my terminal emulator. I am having some trouble with some keybindings though. Particularly M-...
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iTerm2 zsh oh-my-zsh open tab with same directory

Hi i just installed iTerm2 and tried to open a tab with the same directory as the tab that open it. I tried Zsh: Open a new tab in the same directory answer but still can't get the directory working....
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Precedent for terminal key bindings for Windows or Mac Cmd key

Unix terminals send ASCII codes below 32 for Ctrl + another key, and have at least two ways of sending "meta" (viz. either prefixing code 27 or setting the high bit of an ASCII character). Is there a ...
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Detecting used terminal application (iTerm2)

Can one detect what terminal application is being used? I want the actual application, not TERM env in the question. I'd like to detect iTerm 2 / Terminal.app so I could set OSX specific keyboard ...
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ALT+arrow moving between words in zsh and iTerm2

I logged in on one of hosting provider servers and noticed ALT + left and ALT + right moved between words in a shell prompt in GNU Screen. What kind of key bindings I need to configure and where to ...
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iTerm2 loses “ls” colors if I ssh to a server

Why do I lose ls' colors when I ssh to a server? I would like those colors to be preserved. Is this possible? Should one do something on the server side?
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Can't compile tmux with iTerm support

I'm trying to compile the tmux that has iTerm2 support. This is the error I get: configure.ac:105: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_SEARCH_LIBS If this token and others are legitimate, ...
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With Bash + iTerm2, how to name tabs?

In iTerm2 (Build 1.0.0.20120203), I typically open several tabs, each of which has split panes , and is about one particular theme of work, for example revision control, coding, managing files, mysql ...