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A terminal is a hardware device used for entering data into and displaying information from a computer. Terminals were frequently used in the days of mainframe computers. Today, most operating systems offer text-based "terminal emulators", which replicate the functionality of a classical terminal, ...

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Left click not working Arch Linux KDE

I run Arch-Linux on a Intel i3 processor w/ x64 architecture. I installed arch Linux and other than gdm failing and preventing me from booting, it went pretty smoothly. For the longest time, I used ...
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Unknown characters in LXTerm terminal on Arch linux

I am trying to learn node.js using the learnyounode node from http://nodeschool.io on an arch linux machine running LXDE. I am using the bundled LXTerminal to execute it. However, when I run it, see ...
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Why is NSLookup returning more than one record?

I am doing an NSlookup on my OSX machine and getting more than one record. 174.0.100.24.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer my-machine.domain1.domainname.com. 174.0.100.24.in-addr.arpa domain name ...
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What could cause HostName in command line to display differently?

I am on OSX, and my host name in the preferences panel reads "User's Computer Name" but when I go to my command line it is reading: something else:~ myusername$ My understanding is the first part of ...
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How to avoid .git when search for a string using grep

I am trying to make a search in a folder for a string using grep. grep -r "word" . But it is including a search in .git files which I would like to avoid. Thanks
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What happens if your terminal closes unexpectedly while SSHing?

When I SSH into another machine and my terminal closes unexpectedly, what happens to the SSH connection? How is it different from how it works with typing the exit command?
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Play sound alert on any activity in Putty window

I've a putty connection open on my windows box and I'd like Putty to notiy me on any activity in the terminal (I'm running tail -f on a log file). How do I achieve that? Putty isn't necessary in that ...
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Open iTerm and run Vim from a directory in Finder (OS X)

Is it possible (maybe with Apple Script or something) when I'm in a folder in OSX's finder to open iTerm and run vim with this folder as the working directory? This would be useful to quickly create ...
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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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Tmux doesn't respond to scroll in OS X Yosemite Terminal

Recently, I updated to OS X Yosemite and was delighted to find out Apple has added mouse support to their Terminal app. This works great in a standard Terminal window scrolling through my history and ...
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Cannot find downloaded file after SFTP “get” command

I am using SFTP to download files from a server. It connects to the server fine and when I enter ls it lists all the files I am looking for. When I get to the: sftp>, I enter: get [FILENAME] and ...
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Stop syslog messages from being sent to all open terminals

We have a hardware problem on one of our servers, and the kernel is continuously spitting out messages like this: kernel: EDAC MC0: UE row 0, channel-a= 0 channel-b= 1 labels "-": NON-FATAL ...
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How do I break out a DB-9 or DB-25 serial port from a PowerBook-G4 or even a more modern MacBook Pro

Essentially, we would like to interface to an external device which conforms to a serial DB-9 type hardware interface (or DB-25, because we have a crossover cable for that), and all we have are Apple ...
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What is this ZSH theme? [closed]

I've been trying to figure out how to make my Oh My Zsh theme look like this image, but cannot find the theme it is from: It is from the bottom of this page: ...
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Mac Terminal Hostname problems

Hey I have Yosemite installed with all latest Updates. I use Static IP on the IMac. Now I have a problem. When I open up a Terminal window it appears like this IMac\203975092370517331:~ peter$ ...
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LSOpenURLsWithRole() failes with error -10810 on Yosemite from within tmux

Trying to open an application from the commandline (terminal.app), inside tmux (installed through macports, version 1.9a), and getting the following result: $ open /Applications/Adobe\ Reader.app/ ...
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ubuntu terminal — how to get back prompt after message that takes away prompt?

I'm doing something in terminal on ubuntu. I have a message like "please ask your system administrator to enable user sharing." Ok, great. Thanks ubuntu. But when I press enter, it goes to a new ...
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Email backup from terminal without rc file

I am looking for an application that I can use to backup all my different IMAP accounts. It needs to be done from the Linux terminal so that I can script and schedule it using cron. So far I have ...
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How to use OS X's terminal to ping an IP using the latency as a stopping condition for a loop?

What I'd like to do is to ping an IP while the latency is above an specific value. I think an example will help: Let's suppose I have the following result to the "ping *IP here*" command: PING *IP ...
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Program to perform custom mapping of ANSI colors to TRUECOLOR?

Does anyone know if there's a console application that can intercept output from other apps and translate ANSI colors into desired TRUECOLOR values? This would provide similar functionality to ...
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“ffmpeg: command not found” - But it's in the current directory? [duplicate]

I'm trying to convert some .png files I have into a movie using ffmpeg. I'm using the tutorial: http://www.miscdebris.net/blog/2008/04/28/create-a-movie-file-from-single-image-files-png-jpegs/ The ...
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Python external windows not displayed with Yakuake/Guake

I use Yakuake a lot and would like to display graphs with python from there. import matplotlib.pyplot as mp mp.plot([1,2,1]) mp.show() With Konsole or any other real terminal, it works: a window ...
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permission differences from mac finder vs terminal ssh

I am hoping that some of you Super Users can help me. I am working in an unix environment. /g/typas/Manuel>uname -a Linux submaster 2.6.32-279.11.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Oct 16 15:57:10 UTC 2012 ...
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Terminator - how to split and decide where the new terminal goes

$ apt-cache show terminator Package: terminator Version: 0.97-4 When splitting the terminal horizontally, the new terminal, by default always comes at the bottom. Would it be possible to have this ...
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Rendering of unicode symbols in urxvt (height / width) vs. gnome-terminal

gnome-terminal renders the unicode symbols (arrows) in my prompt different from urxvt: They are displayed across the whole line's height, have less spacing in-between, but more appropriate ...
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How can I setup OS X's terminal.app to perform the correct actions for the ctrl key?

These are the key mappings i'm looking for: Ctrl+← : jump one word back Ctrl+→ : jump one word forward Ctrl+del : delete one word I want to do this by modifying the mappings in the ...
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Why arrow actions ignore in mac os terminal using ssh?

I use ssh connect to debian using mac os terminal. So I have this issue if I "press up right down left": $ ^[[A^[[C^[[B^[[D at the same time everything ok in local terminal. Esc+, Option+ and ...
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Does wget download files more than once?

Suppose there is a website where Page A links to Page B and pages A and B both link to page C. Somthing like A -> B -> C | v C If I run recursive wget on A to begin downloading the pages ...
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Terminal emulator with bookmarks/history of commands/directories?

I work a lot with the command line (GNOME Terminal + Bash). I would love to have an easy/graphical way to use [bookmarks|history] of [commands|directories]. For example, I would like to have a list ...
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Access iCloud Drive via terminal

OS X 10.10 was just released, and one of the features I personally awaited the most was iCloud Drive. Unfortunately, I had to learn that it was not as accessible as Dropbox. file ~/Dropbox ...
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ssh sessions becoming unresponsive, server still shows user logged in

I have been having this problem with several servers that I manage. I log in via SSH and leave my terminal window open for an hour or so while working on something else. When I bring the terminal ...
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Confirm a tmux option is set

I am having the problem described in this related question and this one. Summary When I have a tmux pane that outputs a serious amount of text, tmux becomes unresponsive. All tmux commands are ...
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Mutt checking incoming mail in tmux

I've been using mutt and liking it. I work with tmux, and one issue that I've had is receiving notifications of incoming emails (via mutt's beep_new setting). I've got the mail_check and timeout ...
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Perform Terminal Commands Without Opening the Terminal - Linux

Is there anyway, within Linux, to open a terminal or perform a terminal command (such as executing a script) without actually opening the terminal window. What i'd like to do is be able to execute a ...
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Weird behaviour of click in terminal and text-mode programs

I'm using terminal and SSH to work on a Linux machine - from Mac but the target machine seems to be the problem. Indeed, I found a really weird mouse behaviour; according to the program I'm using, ...
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Change color theme on all terminator windows

I wrote a script a while ago to change the color schemes of all of my terminals (Konsole) in Kubuntu. I can't find the script, but I remember that it involved doing something like. clear | tee ...
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Is there a 'plugin' or preferences file that I can use to make curl output formatted (i.e. HTML, javascript, JSON blobs, etc)?

When I type curl www.google.com I get an unintelligible mess. Is there a way to output this formatted and in color? I have seen someone do this before and they said they had a 'plugin'. If you don't ...
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Relationship between unicode and UTF-8 / 16 / 32

I don't understand the relationship between UTF-8 and its other variants and am getting anomalous results at the terminal. For example, right arrow is: 0xE2 0x86 0x92 in UTF-8 but it is 0x2192 in ...
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Arrow keys work like option+arrow in terminal in tmux on osx

The following setting in .tmux.conf breaks arrow keys in terminal in tmux: set-window-option -g xterm-keys on When I disable this setting, then arrow keys work as expected in terminal but then they ...
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“TAB” key not working in mc

When I open mc, the tab key is not working. As soon as I press it, I completely lose control of mc. Even Ctrl+z do not work to get out and kill it. I need to open a second shell and kill it from ...
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Run xdg-open on mouseclick in a linux terminal emulator

I'd like the following functionality in a terminal emulator: after typing ls and pulling up a list of files, I'd like to be able to click on the file. This should runxdg-open on the file. This action ...
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Move directory which contains or has sub-directories that contain a certain filetype

This is what I have so far. find /somewhere -name "*.mkv" -exec dirname {} \; | uniq | \ while IFS= read -r dir; do echo cp -- "$dir" /other/; done I will be searching a folder called "Test", ...
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syntax on, syntax enable, vim

I am trying to find out how to make vim to remember the syntax enable command so I don't have to type it every time I open a new .c file. I bet there is a way, I tried looking at the documentation for ...
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how to remove user from user@user$ in terminal

as topic describes, I want to remove the user@user in my terminal and iterm. What's the best way to solve this. root@root-me$ ~ I just want ~ EDIT: I found out that if I change .zshrc ...
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Ncmpcpp not changing the window title correctly

For some reason, NCMPCPP will not change the title of the terminal window properly, no matter the emulator. I've tried using it in gnome-terminal, lxterm, xterm, and terminator, and it normally leaves ...
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How to add a 'greek' character in the path using cURL?

I have a Makefile where one of many tasks is to upload a file using cURL, one of these files, has a greek character in the name and when I try to upload using cURL, I receive this error: curl: (43) A ...
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Create banners in terminal mac

How do you change command prompt in mac terminal so that it looks like above? focused on this part: se@macbook ~/Projects where it has a triangle at the end
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Start a new session from within tmux with ZSH_TMUX_AUTOSTART=true

I have enabled tmux plugin in oh-my-zsh with ZSH_TMUX_AUTOSTART=true and now every time I open terminal I am attached to a session. That part is really nice. The problem is – now I can't start a new ...
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.tmux.conf: How can I conditionally set a color variable?

Sometimes I use a light-colored terminal, sometimes a dark one. I export a THEME environment variable to conditionally set colors in my .bash_profile and .vimrc. I'm trying to do the same in my ...
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Collapse long lines of output in terminal

I often have very long lines of terminal output with no \ns that are rarely useful and get in the way of finding the output I want (eg error logs or minified files that are matched by ack). Is there a ...