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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256color terminal flickering with tcsh

I'm trying to setup 256 color mode at work for my Vim setup and it just refuses to work correctly. I'm using Konsole as my terminal emulator and my shell type is tcsh. I found a perl script named ...
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Terminal command on Mac to Copy and Paste Files in a Network Location

I am struggling to transfer large amount of data with the network location. I am trying to copy a folder from and external drive and paste it into a network shared folder. Can someone suggestion any ...
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Vim / NeoVim: Map <CR> to <Esc> and <S-CR> to <CR>

I'd like to use enter to escape insert mode, and use Shift+Enter to insert a new line instead. The problem is my terminal emulator (Konsole running under Lubuntu) doesn't capture Shift+Enter (nor ...
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Keyboard layout in Terminal of Red Hat Linux changes automatically

I have an unique problem in Terminal of Red Hat Linux WS 6.6. After some of period of period (Don't know exactly when..) keyboard layout (and not language) changes from German to English ONLY in ...
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Start a gnome-terminal at a certain position, certain size and font size

Before I start I have looked around and cannot find a solution to my problem. You may think this is similar to other questions but please read all the way through. So what I want to do is write a ...
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How Can I export/source/. from mate -e?

I'm trying to write a simple script that starts a terminal and runs the command workon foo. In other words, I just want to do: mate-terminal -e workon foo However, that doesn't work because the ...
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I have two different types of quotes show up when using Terminal on a Mac with Autodesk Maya

I am using Terminal to execute commands for rendering purposes with Autodesk Maya, and have constantly run into an issue of being able to have two different kinds of double quotations (left of return ...
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how to make less pager respond to scroll wheel and not clear the screen

I know about answers like how-to-make-mouse-wheel-scroll-the-less-pager-using-bash-and-gnome-terminal, which is to remove the -X flag from the $LESS environment variable. But I would like to do both ...
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Terminal Text looks weird on Centos on Virtualbox

I just installed Centos6.7 minimal on virtualbox, after I installed the 'Guest CD Additions', now the resolution hasbeen dramatically improved to 1858-1016, however everything looks good but the text ...
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Talk command only shows “Checking for invitation on caller's machine”

The talk command on Yosemite doesn't work and the /etc/inetd.conf file is nowhere to be found. Why is this file no longer included with OS X and why doesn't talk work anymore? Running talk just says: ...
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Why do a certain directory content's permissions change when shutting down computer?

I'm using the sudo chmod -R 775 /dev command via the terminal for development purposes, but, every time my computer shuts down, all of the directory's contents revert to how they were before the ...
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Having trouble creating symlink between the terminal in Mac OS X and Sublime Text 2 so it can be launched from the command line

I’m using Mac OS X Yosemite and I want to be able to open Sublime Text 2 from the terminal with a command like this: sublime . I’ve typed this into terminal as shown on the Sublime Text 2 website: ...
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Terminal on Mac Always Starts in PHP Process

I am on a Mac running Yosemite 10.10.4 and every time I start terminal or open a new terminal tab I am inside of an actively running php process. I must CTRL+C before I can do anything else. I don't ...
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replace/rename directory name using regex

i have multiple folder with this pattern "720p.MP4-ABC[abcde]" trying to replace or rename "720p.MP4-CAB[aedcb]" to "."
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Terminal closing unexpectedly after VM clone

I use a RedHat linux distribution on a VirtualBox. We have a ClearCase version control system with dynamic views (our home dirs are based on a shared server, using ClearCase users). This project has ...
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Send click event to dialog shown through display dialog command in OS X Terminal

I have an sh script that displays a dialog; this dialog can be closed by the user but I am looking at a gracious way to close it, from within another similar script, run at a particular moment, if ...
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Changing default terminal of Codeblocks 13.12 in Windows

I seem to be at a dead end here. I cannot change the terminal for Codeblocks on Windows, although it is a cakewalk in Linux. The option is greyed out. Running as admin doesn't work also. The box ...
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Bash: What command can I use to redirect the entire contents of my current Terminal window to a text file?

Lets say, I have a bunch of text in my Terminal session since the window was first opened (or since the last "clear" command was used), and exactly all of that is what I want in a text file. Instead ...
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Cannot start Tomcat server from Mac terminal?

I am trying to start the Tomcat server on my Mac. When I navigate to the bin folder, the startup.sh file is there but when I try to run it, it says the file doesn't exist: quickCoder-MacBook-Air:bin ...
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Internet is not reachable in Kali Linux terminal

I am using Kali Linux in virtualbox which is in my main OS windows 8.1.After successfull installaation of Kali Linux,i was able to use iceweasel browser perfectly.But my termianl is not responding to ...
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.bashrc: command not found

I am trying to edit my .bashrc config, but when I try to access the configuration with: computer:~ home$ .bashrc I'm getting a: -bash: /.bashrc: No such file or directory error. Why isn't ...
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Windows send command to terminal

I want to do something in Windows similar to screen's screen -X ___ stuff "___" command, used for stuffing input to a terminal. I'd like: The solution to be native to Windows. If programs are ...
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$PATH not saving after exporting Imagemagick paths

I am trying to install Imagemagick using the official instructions. I have executed the three export commands: export MAGICK_HOME="$HOME/ImageMagick-6.9.2" export PATH="$MAGICK_HOME/bin:$PATH" ...
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How to close an excel file using terminal or python

I am using XlsxWriter to create an Excel file using a Python script. When I re-run the script to update the file with new information, which I need to do often, I have to manually close the Excel ...
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How to change bash default foreground color?

On my system, I've set my PS1 to end with a nice off-white. But whenever I issue a command with color in the output, it will wind up calling the equivalent of tput sgr0 and begin using the default ...
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Why can't I git push from gTerm / MATE Terminal?

I'm running Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' MATE and have a strange issue with bash sessions initiated via Gnome Terminal: whenever I attempt to push code to our git repo via git push, the operation fails with ...
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How to run script menu after new terminal window exits

I have a script that asks the user for input for options. When selecting the option I have it so it runs a new terminal and executes another script for the specified option. I still want the menu ...
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Terminal reset troubles

According to the MinGW setup program, I have the bash shell installed. When I attempt to issue a reset, I get: sh: reset: command not found Bash responds to the reset command in every other ...
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How come terminal vim take so long to open HTML files?

I've been using terminal vim with custom plugin for a long-time. I never can wrap my head around this, I've been searching the web for a few days but had no luck. I do a lot of web development, I use ...
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Ubuntu terminal text does not show but I can enter commands

I recently uninstalled mono packages and may have removed something else I shouldn't have. I tried using apt-get to remove gnome-terminal and reinstall it, but I still see no text in terminal. I'm ...
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Connect to wifi via bash script in Debian

This command seems to be kinda outdated because it only supports wep: iwconfig wlan0 essid WIFI_NETWORK key s:WIFI_PASSWORD dhclient wlan0 I found an alternative way that supports wpa2, but it ...
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Disconnect from running application in Linux terminal

When I run an openvpn client connect command, for example: openvpn --config /path/to/my/ovpn I get connected to the VPN server but the application session is active so I never get the terminal ...
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Using zsh and mcports. Command not found

I installed macports but I use zsh. What should I modify in the .zshrc file to get it to look for macports? I think macports is located in /opt/local/bin/port
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How to increase OSX Terminal's “refresh rate”?

When I'm tabbed over refreshing a page on a ruby app, it sometimes takes a second (or a few) for the logs to appear in the terminal window, but I know for a fact the results are sent to $stdout almost ...
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Copy Mac Terminal Preferences to another user, but .plist gets overwritten back to original

I followed the advice given in How can I export all my Terminal.app settings from one Mac to another? and it appeared that I successfully copied in the com.apple.Terminal.plist file from one user's ...
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How to set up multiple matlab users on windows 2008 r2 server

We have a windows 2008 server at our lab that has a "designated computer" matlab licence. I want researchers to be able to concurrently remote desktop to this server so that they could each use matlab ...
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How do I manual communicate with a bluetooth device? [closed]

I need to test some Bluetooth commands that my python will be using, however before I put in my python app, I need to know how exactly can I communicate with a bluetooth device through a command line ...
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gitk not working inside of tmux

I have a weird issue where gitk does not run when I use it inside of a tmux session. If I run gitk from tmux, I get: Error in startup script: 58:102: execution error: An error of type -10810 has ...
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SSH Agent loses identity while restart machine

After creating keys with name id_rsa at it's default location. I am adding identity to SSH agent with command ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa, It's adding successfully. I can SSH without entering pass phrase ...
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“ + Suspended (tty output) emacs dummy.cc”

I get this error when I try to open a file using emacs using: emacs dummy.cc & How do I open the file using emacs in a new tab and not on the terminal?
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copying files within a server over SSH using Terminal - do I need to stay connected from my local machine?

I'm planning to duplicate a directory on a Linux / Apache server hosted at Dreamhost. The duplicate will stay on the server. I want to do this using SSH from Terminal in Mac OS so that I don't have to ...
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What is causing a folder to act hidden when it is not?

I have a home folder that is slightly grayed out. I can't open it unless I right click on it and 'Open'. This is Mac OS X 10.10.2. This folder has been troublesome and I would love to get your help ...
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How to do SSH agent forwarding on Mac terminal?

I have checked many tutorials regarding this but not getting clearly. As per tuts, there are two way to configure for agent forwarding in your config file ~/.ssh/config set Host example.com ...
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Bash History Not Preserved Between Terminal Sessions on Mac

My bash history mysteriously stopped working, and I have no idea how to fix it. This is what my .bashrc looks like: HISTSIZE=500 HISTFILESIZE=500 HISTFILE=$HOME/.bash_history However, when i ...
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Linux server to send and receive from RS-232 using socat

I'm trying to bench test a configuration where a linux server will send and receive RS-232 data from a blackbox RS-232 to Ethernet converter. I've followed this example. I've configured ser2net.conf ...
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Why or where is `set -o emacs` overwritten in my Mac OS's Terminal running Bash?

I have set -o emacs at the end of my .profile, which gets read whenever I open a new Terminal window. Terminal runs the default login shell, which is Bash. However, I still get: ~ set -o | grep ...
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Using Azure (or EC2) Windows Terminal Services for multiple users (beginner)

I want to set up a virtual server (using either Azure or EC2), where users can remote in with terminal services (using Microsoft RDP for iPad). I'm quite familiar with remote desktop, as a ...
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Issues changing default terminal in Debian

I've installed gnome-terminal on my Debian PC which is running KDE on top of it. I've tried to replace default terminal emulator using "default applications" and sudo update-alternatives –config ...
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Setterm blink issue

I'm using Debian with KDE version 4.14.2 and I'm trying to make Terminal cursor to blink, like in Ubuntu. Using setterm --blink on makes username and hostname to blink until next command, but nothing ...
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Linux - How to stop a queued command

I have two terminals open: #1 dd command copying 128GB #2 Using Kill command to monitor dd process . I was repeating the monitoring command and accidentally repeated dd command in the second ...