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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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Select text in iTerm using keyboard

Is there a way to select text in iTerm OSX using keyboard?
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How to configure tmux/iTerm to display session name as title in terminal tab?

I am getting started using tmux and iTerm2 on Mac OS X. Currently, all my tabs are titled "tmux" (assuming it's just displaying the process name) which makes it difficult to find the tab that I want. ...
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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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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 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 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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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 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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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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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 ...
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How do I quit telnet in iTerm

The title says it all. Note that I'm using a non-US layout, Norwegian, so I can't create the ctrl+] combination. I've found the trick before, but can't find it.
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How to export iTerm2 Profiles

I needed to reformat my computer and now I'm having trouble copying the settings/profiles over. I copied the files in ~/Library/Application\ Support/iTerm/ over. I also copied ...
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Create keyboard shortcut in iTerm that performs an action in different pane

I have an iTerm setup where I often have vim running in one split pane, and guard running in a different split pane. So the keyboard focus stays almost exclusively in the pane running vim. Once in a ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How do I issue M-S-<left-arrow> to Emacs running in iTerm on Mac OS Mavericks?

When I press that key combination I hear a bell and see 0D chars printed to the buffer instead of the command bound to that key chord being executed (org-table-delete-column in this case). ...
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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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is there a linux equivalent of iTerm(mac) sending command to multiple tabs functionality?

in iTerm, you can send a command to execute simultaneously on a set of already opened tabs. Is there a way to do this in linux (with gnome-terminal preferably)? for instance, supposed that I had 10 ...
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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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Emacs opens in the background

When I open emacs from iterm, it opens in the background. How do I make it the active window when it opens?
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Vim + iTerm2 color issues

I have trouble with the right Vim configuration. I'm using the latest version of Vim as well as the latest version of iTerm2. I try to get the solarized colorscheme working, but without luck so far. ...
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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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Set Tab Title to your current working directory instead of the current job name in zsh iterms

I'm running iTerms on my Mac OS X with zsh. With my workflow I have to switch between tab a lot and sometime I have to spend too much time just to find which tab is the one I'm looking for because all ...
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iTerm 2 disable Fn keys

I'd like to achieve the following: When iTerm 2 is my active window in OSX ML, I would like the FN keys to represent F1 - F12 and NOT the Fn's like Brightness and Sound. Whenever NOT in iTerm I would ...
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OSX set iTerm as default terminal

I want to config iTerm2 to be the default terminal on my mac (Mountain Lion 10.8.4), so when I do right click on the folder and choose "New Terminal Tab at Folder", it should open iTerm. Any ideas?
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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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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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Homebrew: Terminal Emoticons How?

I use homebrew for package management on my mac. Today after updating homebrew I saw something I've never seen before; There was a tiny beer emoticon in the terminal. How is this being done!? What ...
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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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Hide iTerm ScrollBar

How can I hide the scrollbar of my iterm console?
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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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File Corruptions when using Vim on iMac

I'm experiencing some strange file corruptions when editing PHP files in VIM/iTerm. This is not exclusive to these but the corruptions are slightly different in Nano. Same issues appear in the ...
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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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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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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 can I set TextMate as the default application when clicking on filenames in iTerm?

I'm using iTerm as my default bash shell with Mountain Lion One of the features is when you click on a file name in the shell, it opens it in a TextEditor. At the moment though, each time I click a ...
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iTerm 2 Profiles/Bookmarks

I know this is supposed to be really simple but for the life of me I can't figure out how to store all of the URL's that I typically log into on the iTerm 2 Profiles page. I come from a PuTTY ...
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iTerm.app vs Terminal.app

So, I just downloaded iTerm2. I am using zsh in both the apps. iTerm seems to be faster than Terminal. What things matter when you have a wrapper application around a shell? I want to use iTerm but ...
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Bind key in vim for switch window

Operation System: OS X Console: iTerm sh: zsh This worked fine i go to bottom window from top: map <c-down> <c-w><down> imap <c-down> <esc><c-w><c-down> ...
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Is there a way to store certain shortcut variables in iTerm or Terminal.app so that we can access them from any remote machine ?

I use alias for setting up shortcuts so that i need not type out often lengthy directory paths and such. But i ssh into multiple machines often and i cannot alias a bunch of stuff into all the remote ...
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iTerm up arrow autocomplete

Recently, the up-arrow to scroll in my bash history in iTerm 2 stopped functioning as it did before. In the past, if I started typing a command (let's say, `curl') and then pressed up, it would only ...
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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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“^@” characters shown in SSH connection from OS X to Linux server

When I SSH into a Linux server via iTerm on OS X, running a PHP script, there are some strange characters printed on the screen What is this ^@ representing? These characters are not generated ...
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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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iTerm: Can I Get Transparency in Full Screen Mode

Can I get transparency in full screen mode in iTerm?
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How can I copy the output from a remote command into the local clipboard?

I use iTerm2 as my terminal client in Mac OS X. On the local system I can use pbcopy and pbpaste to transfer data between the system clipboard and the terminal, but of course this doesn't work when ...
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Map MacVim (mvim) movement keys in iTerm2

This question has been asked in various forms and there are a few blog posts around the net but I can't seem to find one that works consistently. I'm going to ask it for my (and perhaps other's) ...