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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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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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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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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Color scheme not applied in iTerm2

I haven't been able to apply any color scheme to iTerm2. It looks like that the Basic Colors are applied, but the ANSI Colors are not (as shown in Preferences>Profiles>Colors). Using Mac OSX 10.7....
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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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Mac OS X: Command-Tab doesn't switch back to fullscreen app

Using the Spaces style fullscreen mode in OS X, I can easily Command-Tab out of a fullscreen app, but trying to Command-Tab back in doesn't take me back to that space, only switches the Menu Bar to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Vim configuration slow in Terminal & iTerm2 but not in MacVim

Ideally, I want to use Vim from Terminal or iTerm2. However, it becomes unbearably slow so I had to resort to using MacVim. There is nothing wrong with MacVim, however my workflow would be much ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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iterm2 cannot toggle fullscreen when in 'top of screen' mode

I'm trying to toggle fullscreen in iTerm2 by pressing "cmd+enter". Unfortunately it doesn't work when 'top of screen' style is selected in the profile settings (as shown in the attached png). When I ...
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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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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: 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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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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OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) Making Zsh Very Slow

I just freshly installed El Capitan on my MacBook Pro. I had trouble earlier with the my terminal being too slow while typing in simple commands. I thought it might have been that I need to format my ...
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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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How to restore my iterm2/zsh session after restart?

I use oh-my-zsh with iTerm2 on osx and I'd like them to retain the same tabs with the same directories and hopefully the same textual history after a restart. Currently after a restart iTerm reopens ...
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“^[[O” and “^[[I” appearing on iTerm2 when focus lost

I’m using iTerm2 2.1.1 on Yosemite. No tmux. When iTerm loses focus (when switched to another application by Cmd-Tab or clicking another window), a ^[[I and ^[[O seems to be sent to the terminal. ...
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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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Customize text editor and terminal to use non-monospaced fonts without the horrible results?

I want to experiment with all fonts, including those that aren't mono-spaced. I understand the reason for using monospaced fonts, but frankly they don't seem legitimate to me. For instance, one ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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iTerm command click to open with Atom

I am trying to figure out how to change iTerm function when CMD+Clicking on a file in an iTerm window to have it open in my default editor, Atom. Currently, the CMD+click function in iTerm opens ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ?