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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Is it possible for a root user to watch others' shell session secretly in live?

I see a similar question on stackoverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1353253/linux-terminal-how-to-capture-or-watch-other-terminal-session Someone recommends conspy. However, it seems that ...
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Sudo Mv Renaming Mess Up

Okay, first things first Mac OS Mavericks MacBook Pro. Now, I used sudo mv to rename my Desktop and user folder. NOT the folder actually called user, but my user within that (it was neomartinson). ...
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Do GUI and Terminal execution (of Back In Time/Grsync/other Linux apps) produce the same results?

I've opened Back In Time GUI and copied the whole rsync ... line from the last log into Terminal and executed it in Terminal. Question #1 is: if I were to do it the normal way (click 'Take snapshot' ...
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Dual-Boot Windows 8.1 and BackTrack 5 R3 ISO with EasyBCD 2.2

I have a PC running Windows 8.1 (32-bit) and the BackTrack 5 R3 (KDE). I've installed Backtrack and it appeared on the boot menu, but whenever I select it, it always takes me to a terminal called ...
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Terminal 2 way ftp sync

I am looking for a way to sync a directory/path on my computer with an ftp server so that all the files that are newer will be copied and will replace the old files. The files that have been created ...
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Kali Linux and Bootloader problems

At first I was using Windows 8.1... I downloaded Kali and put it on flash memory. The options got me to either: -Browse live -Install I browsed it live a little then went to installation. Grub ...
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Mac OSX finder requiring permissions when deleting file, even after chmod

I created a Python script that requires sudo permissions to run (doing ICMP requests). This script creates a small directory and a couple .csv files, as well as a log.txt file. At first, after running ...
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How to configure PuTTY/terminal/other to display tabs as 4 spaces instead of 8?

When i echo some file to terminal and try to select it with my mouse cursor TAB character replaces with 8 spaces. How to configure putty to show 4 spaces instead of 8?
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Terminal logs in Server (OS X Server)

I installed OS X Server, then uninstalled it. Now, Terminal logs me in as server:~ John$ Even though my computer's name in Sharing Preferences is called "John's MacBook Pro" It's no big deal, it ...
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Delayed SSH Connection, Authentication, and Commands

My home computer, a Mac running OS X 10.8.5, normally accepts SSH connections over the Internet (I have port forwarded) but is asleep right now. It sometimes may wake up for various reasons while I am ...
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'localhost' stoped working as an alias for '127.0.0.1' for SSHing into my VirtualBox VM from OSX. Why, and how to fix?

The question explains the problem. For months I've never had any problems along these lines. Then, yesterday morning, I couldn't get into my VM! Took a long time to troubleshoot but here was the ...
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Running Custom commands in a Terminal Application

I am running a terminal application in /dev/pts/X terminal that has its own console as sampleapp> what I need is to run commands specific to this application but from another terminal.
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Customizing the Terminal

I am using Elementary OS (based on Ubuntu 12.04) and i would like to change the coloring scheme for Pantheon Terminal window. Here's what i have tried- Elementary Tweaks Dconf Editor shell ...
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-bash: java: command not found MacOS 10.7.5

I recently "uninstalled" Java 7 because it isn't compatible with Chrome, following the instructions on this site: https://www.java.com/en/download/help/mac_uninstall_java.xml. Then I re-enabled Java ...
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Line-wrapping `less` in OS X (specifically for use with 'git diff')

Using less +-S does not work (although it does ask Chop long lines (press RETURN)), and entering -S once inside less also does not work. Is there a solution? I am usig OS X Mavericks (10.9.3). ...
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How to zip again the most recently unizpped files , which are not unzipped in a dest folder? [on hold]

I have unzipped one file and all the things have gone up and blew up ,, now i wanna know how to zip theme or how to undo via terminal ??? im working on installing JIRA , in Ubuntu 12.10 . thank you ...
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Cannot execute binary file when not logged in as su

I am playing around with Linux, and am starting out with using the terminal. I am trying to create folders on the root of the filesystem, which my regular user does not have permissions to do. When ...
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tmux: close session while open

I am using tmux to manage multiple terminal windows. Currently I have 2 windows open with multiple panes. How can I close the session from inside of tmux. I know that I have to use the prefix (for me ...
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Determine available terminal emulators

How can I determine the available terminal emulators on a linux machine? A while ago I saw an answer on a SE exchange site, likely this one, that gave a directory where Linux typically keeps files ...
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Unable to scp from remote to local Mac

I have gone over SU and SO posts looking for a way to get this to work, but I'm about to put up my hands and stick with a GUI. I want to scp a ZIP file from a remote server to my local machine. I can ...
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Switch from ZSH to default OS X

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13476232/make-iterm2-launch-with-zsh I used chsh -s /bin/zsh as described above to set zsh as default. I'd like to switch back to default standard terminal that ...
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Terminal: prefix previous command?

Frequently in Terminal (though I fully expect any answer will work in bash and most others), I type some command, and then get some sort of permission error due to missing sudo. Okay, so press 'up', ...
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How open a terminal server using autoIT

Problem : How I can execute a terminal server from distance using autoIT in order to open some applications in this one ?
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OS X Terminal Tab Name Current Directory Causes Duplicate Name in Title Bar

In OS X (10.9.3) I'm setting PROMPT_COMMAND to set the terminal tab name to the current directory such as function set_tab_title { printf "\e]0;${PWD##*/}\a" } PROMPT_COMMAND="set_tab_title; ...
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Mac addresses of devices on network

I'm on OSX Mavericks. I'm connected via wifi to my network. How can I find the mac addresses of all other devices on the network?
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Why do some Process ID's in top have a - next to them?

When you enter top in the terminal, I noticed that some PID's have a - like com.apple.qtkits. Why is that, since I can't find anything about it in the documentation.
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OSX terminal command not found

I'm following a guide to setup airport in monitoring mode to do my networking exercise. I've made a shortcut to airport using this command: sudo ln -s ...
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How to permanently make the Output of python codes to appear in a different color in the terminal?

I found it really annoying when I use terminal that everything is in one color. I am looking for a way to print the output of my python code in a different color on the terminal console, so it will ...
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linux net command for osx terminal? [duplicate]

i am trying to establish a way to use the same samba net commant found on a linux distro using samba 3.x but i am unable to identify the mac version of it reference to the net command: ...
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How can I execute a command and immediately quit the terminal?

It should be pretty clear what I'm trying to do: original script.sh: select blah in foo bar oof rab do cmd $blah break done Pretty basic stuff. The problem arises when I try the following: ...
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Is there anything grep does better than ack? [closed]

I started using ack a while ago and it's amazing, but still begs the question: Is there anything grep still does better than ack? Or maybe is there something grep does that ack can't do?
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Use control-nonletter with Emacs in xterm

I mostly use Emacs in a window (I mean a normal GUI window, I guess this is what Emacs would calls a "frame" for which display-graphic-p returns t) but ocasionally use it in inside a terminal ...
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Is it possible to have interactive directory tree view next to console

To anyone's knowledge, is it possible to accomplish something like the following screenshot: Ideally, I'd like to double click on a file and process the file as if I typed it directly into the ...
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OS X / Finder - Right Click “New Folder with Selection” - how to Increase the Animation Effect Speed?

I'm using Finder on OS X 10.9x. The effect that pulls all the selected items into a new folder from the right click "new folder with selection" is really nice, but way too slow for me. Anyone know a ...
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Changing vim/terminal open location

Before I dove into learning ruby my .vimrc file had this at the very end cd data It was perfect because the home directory is shared with my mac. I tried changing my home directory in OSX. This was ...
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How to install Haskell platform on Kali Linux?

I'm new to Linux and I want to install Haskell platform on my Kali Linux system, but unfortunately I can't do it alone.So I really need your help. Also, if possible explain me how to do it step by ...
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sed error when launching terminal on OS X

I get these error messages when launching bash or zsh in standard Terminal.app or iTerm2 sed: 1: "\#^system_type=# { s#^s ...": extra characters at the end of p command sed: 1: "\#^system_type=# { ...
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.bashrc used in gnome not just terminal

I've recently started using the Anaconda Python distribution for software development and I want it to be the default Python distribution when I run something in the terminal. In order to do this, ...
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Type in multiple terminals [duplicate]

I am looking for a solution for Windows to be able to type the same commands in multiple terminals (SSH) at the same time. I am using ConEmu with Git bash, but any solution for Windows is of interest. ...
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SSH TERM detection

My ssh config file has accept env set as: AcceptEnv LANG LC_* I am a bit confused how when I ssh through some clients my TERM variable is set as xterm256-color, and other clients TERM is set as ...
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redirect one bash line to stdout/terminal vs log

I have a bash script where I'm redirecting output into a file for logging. if test -t 1; then # stdout is a terminal exec > $OUTPUT_FILE 2>&1 else # stdout is not a terminal, no ...
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How to set fractional font size in terminal?

I'm trying to set the font in gnome-terminal to 9.5, which is ideal for me. I have installed many programming fonts, viz. proggy, anonymous-pro, terminus, inconsolata, droid-monovar, consolas, gohu, ...
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How to get tree -a to ignore .git directories?

I love using tree to list directories, and I have a git repository with all my dotfiles. For me to be able to see them I need to do tree -a, but that will also list the contents inside the .git ...
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Stop receiving email in terminal

I'm a new MacOS user and already have a tiny problem when sending email... I'm trying to send some emails using MAMP and PHP on localhost, but emails only appear in my terminal instead of my email ...
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Fastest rendering fonts in gnome-terminal

So I was reading an article on usesthis.com and he states "...I use the Terminus font because it is a bitmap font that renders fast and cleanly." Is this true? Which font renders the fastest in ...
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tmux shows weirdly encoded history on OSX

If I do the "history" command in tmux, I get a really weird result. Anyone got a hint on what to do to get normal output? The output looks like this: 477 ◆┬▒⎺▒└☃◆ 478 c▒├ ◆┬▒⎺▒└☃◆ 479 ...
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How to set colors in OS X (Mavericks) terminal?

I want to set the color's palette of my terminal in order to use properly the Solarized colorscheme for Vim (http://ethanschoonover.com/solarized). I understand that i've to modify my .bash_profile ...
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How to type asterisk while being in screen

How to type asterisk (*) character while running "screen" in terminal? Asterisk is binded to show a listing of all currently attached displays. Maybe there is some way to unbind it?
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Additional password for hosts file on mac

Is it possible to set up an additional password for changing the hosts file on mac? When i use the command: sudo nano /private/etc/hosts I have to use the admin password to enter the hosts file. ...
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sac2xy not executable on terminal osx 10.9

file sac2xy sac2xy: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.15, not stripped ls -l sac2xy -rwxrwxrwx 1 ravi staff 50334 ...