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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Load Images and play Videos online using linux terminal

I am using ubuntu 12.10 and I am browsing website using w3m module. But this module cannot shows images and play videos. Is there any way to load images and play videos in linux terminal?
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Remounting DOWNLOADED volume that has been ejected?

I see similar questions regarding remounting ejected USB drives but the solutions don't answer my question. If I have installed a .pkg that has created a volume, and then I have ejected said volume, ...
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Guake default interpreter missing

I have compiled tmux, and it is at /usr/local/bin/tmux, but it doesn't show up in the list of interpreters in guake. How can I fix this?
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Why is system removing working packages?

I noticed that my system (Elementary OS, based on Ubuntu 14.04) is trying to remove working packages through auto-remove. Running auto-remove makes system unusable, reinstalling packages do nothing, ...
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How can I ping computers on another network?

I can successfully ping a computer on the same wireless network as me using the ping command in Terminal, however when I try to ping computers on outside wireless networks using their external IP ...
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How to change linux terminal to yaft on boot

I am using Arch Linux on an old laptop and when I log in it is to $TERM=linux. How do I configure it to load yaft instead? At the moment I have to log in then type yaft but I would like to use yaft as ...
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Setting virtual terminal to support 256colors in Arch Linux

I have Arch Linux setup on an old laptop without X-Windows. Running a colortest shows that the terminal doesn’t display all the colors. How can I change the settings so that I can use more colors? I ...
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Nano in Pathfinder Terminal Shows 2-Line Header

I use nano (= pico) for editing git commits in my terminal window. I'm trying to use the terminal in PathFinder but this happens: There are almost no settings for Path Finder. Is there anything I ...
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How to start default application at the startup of linux terminal

I want when i start the terminal in Linux it shows my name and run some default instructions. for example: i want to show My Name then the date then the date instruction. where can i edit these ...
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How to update DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS in tmux when that address changes?

I have noticed, that I can’t run steam in a tmux pane: it gave me error Error: Unable to open a connection to X. Check your DISPLAY environment variable and make sure that you have enabled X. If ...
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Determine and Use Resolution as a Variable in UNIX script on Mac

I’m deploying a NetRestore image to multiple kinds of Macs: MacBooks, MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, iMacs and Mac Minis. I have several custom designed login screens that I’d like to use but everything ...
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Changing terminal Java version - not all options shown

I'm trying to change the JDK that the linux terminal is using to run jar files from 1.6 to 1.7. I'm trying to do this by using the command update-alternatives --config java which is giving me the ...
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Is it possible to highlight text with the keyboard only?

I know you can highlight text with the mouse, but can this be done in a terminal on Linux/MacOSX with the keyboard only? I've tried using shift and other commands with the arrow keys to no avail. Is ...
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Is there a way to make an ssh session act like a local terminal session?

Some of the commands I run want to be run from the X11 display. examples: I have to specify the display to run anything with xset. I can't run vbetool remotely (no display switch). Starting any ...
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remap ctrl-shift-up -down (xubuntu, bash)

I'm using xubuntu 14.04 and trying to remap ctrl-shift-up/-down arrow key in vim in xfce-terminal (not gvim). Doing the same with left/right works fine. The keys are not mapped in some xfce-settings. ...
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Terminal new window always shows -bash: Searching: command not found

When open terminal, it always shows -bash: Searching: command not found. It does not affect other functions, just each time, even though open a new terminal window, it still pops up at the top of the ...
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How to Customize the Terminal [duplicate]

Instead of the terminal showing my directory/user/hostname like this [matthew@archlinux-vm home]$ sudo thunar I want it to look like this ⬐[matthew@archlinux-vm home] ↳ sudo thunar I've seen ...
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How do I resize the ‘usable area’ of a tmux session?

I'm using a ‘session group’, to keep multiple OS-level, window-managed terminal windows open to different tmux ‘windows’ (so they share a default working-directory, tmux settings, etceteras.) Those ...
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Copy sequential files into sequential directories

I need to copy multiple, sequential files into sequential directories. The files have the julian date (day of year) with other info in the file name. The directories are listed by julian date (day of ...
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What is the difference between terminal and bash? [duplicate]

When I open Terminal Window in Mac OS X, I can type bash and hit enter and I will see: Last login: Fri Feb 20 14:30:56 on ttys000 Korays-MacBook-Pro:~ koraytugay$ bash bash-3.2$ I can for example ...
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Give mouse/keyboard/terminal/ctrl-c priority and stop programs from freezing my linux system

Yes this is a broad question but I would argue quite a valid one. Sometimes programs and scripts take too long or use too much memory and really start to slow my system down. Fine. Sometimes the ...
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Scroll in terminal while Vim is running

When I open vim in some terminals (on mac for example) and use the mouse scroll, I am able to see the terminal output again. If my terminal window would look like this: user@pc$ "I'm gonna start ...
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Is there a way to enable minicom linewrap by default

I use minicom when working on router terminals... by default, I use these settings in my ~/.minirc.dfl: pu port /dev/ttyUSB0 pu baudrate 9600 pu bits 8 pu parity ...
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PHPStorm Built in Terminal - How do I backspace words?

I love PHPStorm's built in terminal, all my zsh aliases work properly and it's super convenient. The only thing it's missing is the ability to backspace by words (like I can in OSX's default ...
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Pipe directly to a Tmux pane

I've been looking at the available Tmux commands and I can see, out of the box, that I can pipe output from a pane elsewhere or write to the terminal assigned to the session. I would like to have ...
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Custom bash 'context' when running from FISH

First of all, I'm on OSX10. My default shell is BASH, which I have set up (through .profile and .bashrc) to automatically run the FISH shell when I open my terminal emulator. This allows me to set up ...
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Understanding terminal locales

I am looking into terminal customisation, and in particular text encodings. I understand the differences between the UTF-* encodings, and the differences between different encoding types, generally ...
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print names of files in folder from path in terminal

I was making a program and want to see all the items in a folder by giving it the path. my program uses the terminal so the commands are the same. something along the lines of echo ...
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How to create a mac script to automatically update at night

I am managing a group of macs, and I need them to automatically update every night at 2 AM. What terminal command (or other means) should I use to make this happen? Thanks!
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oh-my-zsh (terminal) how to change prefix & suffix of new prompt window

Installed on my Mac running Yosemite is a few packages to make life in the terminal (iTerm 2) a bit better. I have oh-my-zsh (only plugin I have id antigen for oh-my-zsh) along with oh-my-git ...
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How do you cd to the directory of another screen window?

gnome-terminal has a great feature where opening a new tab or window starts the new shell with cwd = the cwd of the previously-focussed window. I usually run GNU screen in one of my gnome-terminal ...
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How to delete duplicate files of two folders?

I'm just getting to grips with the Linux Terminal but I still make mistakes: I recently erroneously managed to copy all of the files contained within a directory (including all sub-directories) into ...
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Bash: can't type 'e' or I'll get infinitely repeating 'H's

At my workplace, there are several independent networks I work with, all running various versions of RedHat Linux 4, 5, and 6. On one of those networks, I can't use bash (or, as I'm finding out, ...
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PID of background task is different to the listed task PID using ps

Note: I h ave moved this to stack-overflow, I think that is the right place: here I have a strange issue, I can't quite get my head around. What I do is run a function called fn_rundumper which ...
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How to add a pre-made profile to gnome terminal

So I just re-installed Ubuntu, but before I did, I grabbed my old gnome-terminal profile. Now I want to put that profile wherever it is that gnome keeps the profiles, so I can select it through the ...
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Play GNU screen terminal sessions and slow them down

I have some log files made with GNU screen which I would like to watch. These use elinks and vim, it is not simple bash text. If I use cat, it almost works save that it is too fast. Is there a way to ...
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How to run remote linux command that won't stop after closing shell

There is a Linux terminal command that I want to run on a remote machine. I can ssh to the machine and begin executing the command (it's output being directed to an output file); however, once I ...
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Running scripts independently on Raspberry Pi

I have a couple of python programs, such as one which checks if the Collatz Conjecture is applicable for a given number or not, and writes output to a file (it runs on a Raspberry Pi). Although I ...
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Ctrl key not detected in Terminal

I have a preblem with my Mac Terminal. It is no longer able to detect the ctrl key, so I can't use anymore shortcuts like ^C to stop a running task, because when I press ctrl+C the terminal echoes ...
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xfce4-terminal Change shortcut for opening new tab

I recently am unable to open a new tab in xfce4 terminal by using the short cut Ctrl + Shift + t. It's strange because it used to work and now it only works when I use capital T, that is Ctrl + Shift ...
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How can I create a macro to compile a CoffeeScript file I am editing from inside VIM?

I am writing a lot of CoffeeScript in VIM and I compile it very frequently by typing : coffee -c %. How can I easily create a macro so I don’t need to keep typing this?
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Strange Vim/terminal use from ssh via Mac OSX

I am using terminal from a Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and SSH’ing into a fedora machine and am having a couple strange issues with the terminal: When I :q from vim, the contents of the vim screen is ...
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File '1' in OS X

I found I have files named 1 with zero size all over the hard drive. Especially in frequently used directories. They are created again even if I delete them. I think it maybe has something to do with ...
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Remote Desktop Connection: Don't connect to console

I've already seen the questions regarding connecting multiple different users from other machines into one server, but my question is a little different. I want to create a remote desktop session ...
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How do I replace two lines each other in editor in Terminal?

I have this: pick 887b66f add 222 Dziewiecsil to flowers new title pick dc331cb new name of beginning commit And I want to get this: pick dc331cb new name of beginning commit pick 887b66f add 222 ...
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Ruby RuntimeError on launching terminal (Mac)

Whenever I open the terminal on Mac I get this error: /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/Current/usr/bin/ruby: invalid option --1 (-h will show valid options) (RuntimeError) ...
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chmod throws missing operand on 764, OK on 664

Having set everything in my project to 777 (rwxrwxrwx) for debugging purposes, I wanted to dial down the openness and set the directories (not the files) in the root folder to 664 (rw-rw-r--). To do ...
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Changed home folder name and lost everything

I tried to change the home folder name on my mac by using this sudo code in the terminal: sudo mv /Users/old_name /Users/new_name And I lost everything, every document, every file. Its like my user ...
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In a single terminal window capture the command to start a.out 3 times each running as background job

On linux terminal window is there a way i can start a program like ./a.out 3 times each running as background jobs. I was told that IO redirection is helpful.
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What I'm doing wrong with this Wacom Driver installation?

I'm trying to install Linux Wacom Drivers on Lubuntu 14 (32bit) but they never work on my Motion LE 1700 Tablet PC. This a computer/tablet, the pen is detected directly on the screen and is not ...