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Programmatically set the color of a tab in iTerm2?

My daily workflow includes me Launching iTerm2 Creating 3 tabs Setting one tab each to red, orange and yellow Changing to a specific path in each tab I would like to script this process; shell, ...
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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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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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Readline stops working randomly

For some reason every 1-3 hours (depending on work load) my shell read command stops accepting input and hitting return renders the ^M character. Something like: Continue? After answering: ...
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How to change the color of the default title in iTerm2

Every time I execute a command, it's difficult for me to find where is the start point of the results comes from my last command. So I want to make the default line "Arthur-Mac-mini..." change color, ...
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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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Executing control statements in zsh?

This feels like a dumb question but I'm on a mac using iterm with zsh and I've been reading the zsh manual and am trying to execute ^Xh to query the completion parameters, but whenever I do ls ^Xh ...
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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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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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iterm2 resize pane/window with command

So iterm2 on the Mac has some proprietary control codes that let you change the profile by sending them to the terminal on the command line. I'm wondering if there's a similar way to set the window ...
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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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Where is the .zshrc file on Mac?

I’m using iTerm and wanted to customize the look of my terminal window using Oh My ZSH!. And according to the documentation I need to change the ~/.zshrc file and add a ZSH_THEME value: Once you ...
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Mouse click only works once with iterm2/tmux/mosh

I'm trying to set up iTerm2 + mosh + tmux to do my remote work. I can get everything to connect up, but for some reason, the mouse response is funky. If I split my tmux window so I have two panes and ...
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how to set .vim color scheme to vim editor OS X

I downloaded some .vim color scheme files in github and moved them by sudo mv ~.vim /usr/share/vim/vim73/colors then I wrote colorscheme ~.vim in vimrc. The original schemes already existed, are ...
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Increase/Decrease Font Size in iTerm2

Issue: I use laptop on the go, and connect to external monitor when in the office. Given that the external monitor is very large, I need to increase fonts in the existing iTerm2 window (usually one) ...
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Can I use the `<cmd>` key in terminal Vim at all?

Following on from my other recent question: How do I map <cmd>-<shift>-f to run Ack plugin in Vim? Is is possible to use the <cmd> key in Vim at all? If Vim doesn't recognise the ...
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Scrolling up and down in tmux session on OSX iTerm 2 and Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro without dedicated PgUp and PgDown keys. What would be proper way to configure iTerm 2 and tmux so that I can scroll back tmux buffer with Fn+Up and Fn+Down (I think these usually ...
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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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Setting iTerm2 as the default terminal (OSX Lion)

I would like to set iTerm2 instead of terminal.app as my default terminal. Go2Shell for example let you open a terminal to the current directory in Finder. I want to ba able to use iterm2 instad of ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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How do I stop automatic changing of iterm tab titles?

After switching to using .bashrc instead of .bash_profile (I didn't like how the default terminal worked with one config file and utilities like screen with another), the behavior of iterm2 changed. ...
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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 ...