iTerm2 is an open source Terminal replacement for OS X

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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 ...
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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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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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Iterm hotkey profile is not opening with current full screen app

I am trying to use iterm in full screen mode but problem I am facing it is, It always switch to another application in full screen mode in place of using current one. How to configure the hotkey ...
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How can I prevent the iTerm2 hotkey window from losing focus?

Is there a way to prevent the iTerm2 hotkey window from losing focus when another window is clicked? I'm aware of this question already, but the answer does not work for me. Unchecking "Hotkey window ...
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Bind CTRL+W to werase (default bash behaviour in Linux/PuTTY) in iTerm2

I use a Mac at home and have changed my modifier keys swapping Command and CTRL, so CTRL+T spawns a new tab in chrome, CTRL+C is copy and so forth. I use Windows/Linux at work and I want a consistent ...
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How to open iTerm2 version 3 in Forklift

I am looking for a solution which can open iTerm2 version 3 as the default terminal. For iTerm2 version 2 there were multiple AppleScripts on the internet which worked well for opening the current ...
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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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Iterm 3.0.2 no colors when using ls

I recently upgraded to Iterm 3.0.2 and I noticed that on my local session, both files and directories have the same color when I use ls. This happened in Iterm2, which I fixed by using this answer: ...
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Disable autocomplete hints on iTerm2

I would like to disable the autocomplete history things that come up on the iTerm, as shown in the picture below: I would like to get rid of the blue hint that comes up when I start typing a ...
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Speedup zsh startup time

I'm on MacOS 10.11. When I open a new tab on Iterm2, it takes almost 2 second to have the prompt. So I guess I have something in .zshrc / .bash_profile / .bashrc that takes times to load. Here are ...
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Profile Toggling in iTerm2

Is it possible to have iTerm startup with one custom default profile and then upon the opening of any additional tabs, be another set custom profile? So that essentially there'd be a custom default(...
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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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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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Is there any way to set the default font to 16pts in iTerm2?

I am going through several fonts such as “Consolas” and “Source Code Pro” and noticed in iTerm2 there is no way to set default size to 16pts. Only 9pt, 10pt, 11pt, 12pt, 13pt, 14pt, 18pt, 24pt,... are ...
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Cannot change terminal title in zsh

I'm trying to update my iTerm2 terminal title using the command echo -ne "\e]1;this is the title\a" The title changes to this is the title but then refreshes back to ~ (zsh). Help is appreciated
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How can I get control+left arrow to go back one word in iTerm2?

I was reading up in the Linux manual and I noticed that it said I could use control+left and control+right to move forward and back words in the terminal while editing. "Pressing Ctrl plus the ...
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tmux text cut off by split line using iTerm2

I am using zsh, iTerm2, and tmux. When I split the window into multiple panes the line covers up a little bit of the text. Here's a picture of what it looks like: It works fine using terminal, so I ...
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Is it possible to have vim use different colors than the iTerm profile?

My vim currently uses the colors defined by my current iTerm profile. Is it possible to have vim use a separate set of defined colors? This way I could have one look for my terminal and a different ...
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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 do I { maximize | zoom } the current pane in an iTerm2-integrated tmux session?

How do you zoom the current pane if you're using tmux through the iterm integration? Iterm has its own zoom pane key sequence (by default, shift+cmd+enter), but it only seems to work on native panes, ...
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Fish terminal + iTerm, only run shell integration if terminal is iTerm

iTerm has a shell integration script that enables some fancy features, as in having the ability to scroll up to last prompt (in case if there was a lot of stdout i.e. when compiling some code). ...
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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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OSX - Remapping Capslock without admin privileges

What I really want is to use Capslock as a escape key inside Vim (which is being run inside iTerm2). The solution I'm looking for could, for instance, remap Capslock not necessarily to Esc but to ...
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iTerm2 (OS X) change background image for current window from shell?

iTerm2 allows to set a background image or color, either for the current window or the default (used for all new windows). However, can I also set the current window's background image or color from ...
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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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iTerm2 hotkey window activates non-hotkey windows

When I set iTerm2's hotkey mode on Mavericks, opening the hotkey window also brings any open non-hotkey terminal windows to the front. Is it possible to have iTerm bring focus only to the hotkey ...
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iTerm2: Clear scrollback buffers for *all* sessions

In iTerm2 (I am using Build 2.1.4 as of this writing), how can I clear scrollback buffers for all sessions. I know that cmd+K will clear current session. Using the same key combination does not work ...
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iTerm 2 ZSH colors/themes not showed correctly

I have a clean installed mac, running OS X 10.11.4. I have installed iTerm 2, and set it up to use oh-my-zsh. I'm trying to set up a theme for my iTerm. I am trying to use the avit theme. It's ...
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Stopping terminal tab update on ssh

I understand that this is a possible duplicate question. However, I could not find any satisfying answer and so I am asking this question yet again. When I SSH into a remote machine, I do not want ...
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How do I make cut/kill from iTerm2 go to the system clipboard (Mac)?

This is not inside emacs or vim or anything just at the commandline. If I Cmd-k the current commandline I'd like it to go to the system clipboard. Is that possible?
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Cannot import colour presets into iTerm 2

Long time user of the standard terminal, short term user of iTerm 2. I've found a colour preset I want to use, however after importing them when I select them from Preferences > profiles > load ...
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.hushlogin but for all folders in iTerm2 / oh-my-zsh

I updated to iTerm v3 beta, and now when I open a new tab with the same location of the previous tab, it shows the Last login MOTD if it's any folder other than ~/. I've read quite a bit about doing ...
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All the tabs comes to location(directory) of active tab

If I am having 2 or more tabs opened in iterm/iterm2, all the tabs have same location all the time. If I navigate to some directory(say, location A) in one tab, other tabs also goes to location A on ...
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iterm all tabs return to same directory used in active tab

If there are 4 tabs opened in iterm and if i'm working in some folder/directory test1 in tab2(active tab) , then all the other tabs (1, 3, 4) also comes to that location (test1).
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iTerm2 -> ssh -> gnu screen -> split window: scroll wheel not working

I'm using Mac OS X as a workstation. With iTerm2, I connect to a remote host (Ubuntu Server) using this command: ssh -t user@host screen -D -R -R But I can't get the scroll wheel to work correctly, ...
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Select full word in iTerm2 using alt + shift + arrow

Following this advice, I've configured Iterm2 to delete the word when Alt + Backspace. I would like to build a similar functionality for combinations of Alt + Shift + ← | →. With respect ...
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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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iTerm2 change color scheme of all tabs

Is it possible to change all color schemes in iTerm2 at once. As soon as it's getting dark outside I usually switch the color scheme to a darker one and the next morning I'm going for a lighter. But ...
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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 can I map page up and down to history search backward/forward on iTerm2?

What I what is to use fn+up and fn+down to perform history search backward/forward on iTerm2? I want to type, let's say vi, and using that key combination receive previous commands with that pattern: ...
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Weird output when setting zsh prompt

I am setting my zsh prompt to be % by setting the BULLETTRAIN_PROMPT_CHAR variable in my .zshrc file but when it starts up the prompt is %f. I have tried \% and it still does the same thing. Note I am ...
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Is there a zsh add-on or an iTerm addon that allows arbitrary string autocompletions?

I often find myself staring at a string that was printed in my terminal, I need to use it in a command, but don't want to move the mouse to copy/paste it. I'm wondering if zsh or iTerm support ...
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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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In iTerm2 how can I automatically connect to an existing tmux session using -CC?

I've found using iTerm2 and tmux -CC to be quite helpful tying the existing iTerm UI with tmux windows & panes. I'm trying to figure out how to automatically attach to an existing session at ...
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Getting ctrl+arrows to move word at a time on newest iterm2 [duplicate]

Still struggling with how to simply have ctrl+arrows move by word on a Mac using iterm2 build 2.9.20160206. I know I can add a remapping to my bashrc but I'm guessing there is an easier way to do that ...
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iTerm2 fullscreen causes an empty line at the bottom

When I fullscreen an iTerm2 window, an empty line appears at the bottom of the terminal window. How do I get rid of it? Compare these two screenshots: Windowed (appears as expected) Fullscreen (...
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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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Can I force iTerm2 to always use bright colors?

What the title says. Is there a setting to make iTerm always use bright versions of terminal colors without editing the colors themselves? My OS X terminal seems to be doing that by default, and the ...
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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 ...