iTerm is a full featured terminal emulation program written for OS X using Cocoa.

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mac iTerm2 unbind command + / Find Cursor shortkey [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to remove a built-in shortcut from an application in Mac OS X? I'm looking for some way to unbind command + / key by default binded to the View -> Find ...
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enabling colors in the python interactive shell on OS/X

I have just modified my .bash_profile so as to have colors in iTerm and Terminal. Now, I want to enable syntax highlighting for the Python interactive shell, IDLE-style. How to do that?
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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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Smooth scrolling for vim in Mac Terminal/iTerm?

Is it possible to get smooth scrolling (using the mouse scroll wheel or macbook touchpad) within a terminal on Mac OSX (Lion)? Furthermore, could I do this within vim? I find that smooth scrolling ...
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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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Vim doesn't refresh after running Node

I run :!node app.js from inside Vim and after hitting ctrl-c to end it, the bottom half of the window is blank. Even hitting ctrl-L to refresh doesn't work. This has happened on both OSX 10.6 and 10....
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iTerm2, disable %/# sign after command

I've recently made the switch from OS X's Terminal app to iTerm2. There is a small issue which is annoying me. After every command a %-sign is printed out in the terminal. I also have a Debian 6 VM, ...
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iTerm 2 on Mac OS X - How to get rid of all characters before the $ on each line?

I installed iTerm 2 but my shell windows show: "computer name":"current directory" "user" $ This is far too long. I'd like to just see: "current directory" $ Is there an option for this? I ...
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Redirecting Terminal.app to iTerm.app

Is it possible to redirect an app in Mac OS X to another app? If not, can you redirect Terminal.app to iTerm.app, so every app that wants to open a Terminal window, instead opens an iTerm window. ...
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Stop Git from Opening a new Terminal.app Window on Commit

Git is automatically opening a Terminal window when I save commit messages on my Mac. This might normally be useful (e.g. if the commit was initiated from a Terminal window), but I use iTerm as my ...
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How do I use the -ne flag for echo in a shell script?

I'm trying to create a shell script to take an argument and use it to name a terminal tab. So if the script's name is tabnm, tabnm "test" should rename the current tab "test" This is my code: #!/...
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How do I set up an AppleScript to open a new iTerm2 tab and change the directory?

In OS X, how do I set up an AppleScript to open a new iTerm2 tab change to a directory clear the console echo the current directory I had something like this before for regular Terminal, but I ...
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Change iTerm2 window and tab titles in zsh

I want to label the window tabs of terminal sessions. I'm using the zshell in iterm2 on OSX. Is it possible to change the label of a window tab dynamically in the terminal?
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How can I make terminal VIM my default editor application in Mac OS X?

I am aware of MacVim, and while it's very nice I am constantly in the terminal. Why have two programs running when I could stay in one? So the question is, how can I make VIM (run in iTerm2) the ...
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ITerm Shows Broken Pipe Message

How can I get rid of this alert?
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Hide iTerm ScrollBar

How can I hide the scrollbar of my iterm console?
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How to use key combinations with the option (⌥) key in iTerm2.app?

OS X / Apple keyboards offer these handy keyboard shortcuts for funky Unicode characters, like ⌥ + . gives an ellipsis character (…). How can I use these inside iTerm2.app? Whenever the ⌥ key is ...
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Select display profiles in iTerm for OS X

I've recently started using iTerm for OS X, and I can see how to edit and create display profiles, but not how to choose one for the current session or to be the new default (and I can't imagine why ...
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iTerm2 and tmux integration

I would like to achieve the following behaviour: When I launch iTerm2, if there is a tmux session running, connect to it. If there is no tmux session running, create one and connect to it. Any ...
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How to make the cursor shape dependent on the current Vim mode using iTerm2 on OS X and zsh

I am using zsh and iTerm2 to edit with Vim. I really love the integration and portability, and because of that I have chosen not to use MacVim. But.... I can't work out how to get my cursor to change ...
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iTerm (mac command-line) asks annoying questions before quit

Running OS X 10.6 snow leopard. I like to open iTerm for a quick editing of files. And then quit it so I do not have to see it in the dock. This is what has happened: I upgraded iTerm to the most ...
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Enable mouse for scrolling only in Vim in iTerm (MacOSX)

I'd like to use the mouse in Vim only for scrolling (not to enable other Vim modes or otherwise interact with Vim). Using :set mouse=a seems to be an all or nothing operation, can this be altered? ...
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iTerm2 jumping to a folder bookmark

I need a simple bookmark just to cd to a folder. I add a bookmark, select login shell and my desired directory. When I use that bookmark my status gets changed from host:folder user$ to bash-3.2$ ...
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Set default colour for all iTerm2 windows

How can I set the default terminal colour for all new iTerm2 windows?
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iTerm Prev/Next Tab key command to match Safari (Cmd+Shift+[ or ])

Using hex code 0x5b and 0x5d I can get Cmd+[ and Cmd+] to map to prev/next tab but when I click the checkbox to add Shift into the mix, the shortcut does nothing. Any workarounds or secret tips to get ...
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Mac Terminal/iTerm history cursor problems

So often, I run a command in either Terminal.app or iTerm, press the up arrow to go back to edit it, and the cursor jumps to the line above or somewhere totally in the wrong place. It especially ...
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How should t_Co be being set?

I am on OS X 10.6.2 and am using iTerm as my terminal. When I run Vim, t_Co gets set to 8. I want it to be 16 or 256 if I can display that many colors. If I manually set t_Co to be 16 (i.e. :se ...
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How to use iTerm with QuickSilver

I see a page dedicated to an iTerm plugin after googling "quicksilver iterm", but I can find no place to download it, and it doesn't appear to have built-in support. There's a section in preferences ...
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On OS X, using Terminal, is there a way to get rid of the scroll bar?

I've been going back and forth a bit between iTerm and Terminal lately. They both have their pros and cons, but at this point I've more or less settled on Terminal. (The reason, if you're curious, ...
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Can I make Terminal.app open different profiles with shortcut like iTerm?

I've been using iTerm for a while, but I switched back to Terminal.app in Snow Leopard due to the Visor plugin. Most of thing works pretty well after I switched to Terminal.app, except in iTerm, I ...
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setting visual bell to flash in iTerm

I am using iTerm on OSX (leopard) to ssh to a linux machine. I run screen on the dev machine to save my work between sessions. I am not a big fan of audio bell and I don't like screen's default 'Wuff ...
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Setting “visual bell” in iterm on OSX

Does anyone know how to set the audible bell to a visual bell in iterm? I've looked around a bit with no luck. I'm on OSX 10.6.3 and iterm Build 0.10.
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Mac OS X Terminal not logging in

I am running Mac OS X version 10.6.3 and when I open the terminal (with terminal.app or iterm) it just hangs on the login process. I've tried restarting, changing the startup command to /bin/bash, and ...
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iTerm: Can I Get Transparency in Full Screen Mode

Can I get transparency in full screen mode in iTerm?
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How to prevent screen from resizing my Terminal in Mac OS X?

I am using iTerm in Mac OS X. When I run screen, the terminal is resized and I get the message Aborted because of window size change. However, screen is still running. How do I get it to stop ...
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Select text in iTerm using keyboard

Is there a way to select text in iTerm OSX using keyboard?
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MacOS X: How to have a handy “Open this folder in iTerm” shortcut?

I think the title states exactly what I want to do. I want a shortcut or even a button within Finder which fires up a new iTerm Tab and changes the location to the location i've open in Finder. Some ...
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iTerm won't run on my OS X system. Troubleshooting ideas?

I just installed iTerm 0.10 on my OS X Snow Leopard system. When I try to launch it, the menu bar says "iTerm" for about a tenth of a second and then it vanishes. It's not listed in the Activity ...
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How Can I Speed Up Terminal.app or iTerm on Mac OSX?

Every time I launch either iTerm or Terminal after not using it for a few hours, it takes anywhere from 10-20 seconds to return a prompt. The screen is blank, and although I can type I can't actually ...
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How can I get iTerm to open a group of windows when it's started?

Apple's Terminal app allows you to save a Windows Group. It seems like iTerm probably has a similar sort of function, but I can't figure how to do it. Right now, it opens one window which is the ...
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Is there a way to get iTerm + Bash usability on Microsoft Windows?

I've been using Bash for years and I really like iTerm. Is there a way to get that level of console usability for Micosoft's Windows cmd? By that I mean the sane tab completion, history (even if you ...