iTerm2 is an open source Terminal replacement for OS X

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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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Change iTerm settings using defaults

I have to set custom hotkeys in iTerm (in order for my option-left and option-right keys to work properly, and I'm looking for a way to do this via the command line so I can script it. I've ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a keyboard shortcut to alternate between color schemes in iTerm2

I am using the Solarized color scheme in iTerm2 and it comes with two themes: one with a light background for daytime hours and one with a dark background for nighttime hours. I am currently ...
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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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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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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 - 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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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 ...