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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Terminal Server (RDP) - Idle goes back to 0 after 15 minutes

We have a problem with some TS sessions which are normally set to end after 30 minutes of inactivity. But for a strange reason every 15 minutes the timer goes back to 0 for some sessions and we can't ...
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How can I write a simple script for the Ubuntu terminal which turns off the screen for X seconds every Y minute?

I am quite tired of getting a headache when working with the screen for too long periods of time. That's why I want to test the following... How can I write a simple script for the Ubuntu terminal ...
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Files created in terminal are hidden in Dropbox

When I create text files in the terminal echo "TEXT" > ~/Dropbox/test.txt These files are hidden when Dropbox is accessed from another device. File permissions are set to 777.
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Complex alias command

I am trying to create a complex alias. I have a lot of servers I have to ssh to and writing the entire command is quite annoying some times. I created aliases for every machine: alias ...
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focus to newly opened terminal

I am using gnome-shell 3.14 on archlinux 3.17.3-1. I have a keyboard shortcut (ctrl+alt+T) to open an xfce4-terminal. My issue is that when I triger this shortcut the focus is not set the the newly ...
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Tracking down rogue terminal windows in OS X

I use iTerm 2 on OS X and suspect I may have a bunch of terminal windows running in the background and I would like to find and close them. When I open a new terminal window my CL looks like this: ...
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How to separate Vim themes for LUI and GUI with same general configuration?

I like twilight theme for my Vim, but this theme has 2 major versions, twilight256.vim dedicated for terminals and twilight.vim designed for graphical interfaces. I just wondering how to separate ...
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'hhighlighter' wrapper script saying command not found

I have gotten the wrapper script 'hhighlighter' from https://github.com/paoloantinori/hhighlighter which colors anything you want in stdout. I followed the instructions about installing ack-grep, ...
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Cron won't run my root script

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 (using Digital Ocean) trying run a script as root. It's a script to check if a server is running and restart if it has crashed. The issue isn't the script, but crontab won't run ...
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Cygwin Terminal backspace and arrow keys not working

The arrow keys returns A,B,C,D and my backspace key are not working properly . This problem happens only with the vi editor.Is there any way to solve this issue on Cygwin ? I did find possible ...
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linux ls -l 5th column header size units?

after I ran this command in my linux terminal, ls -l I get the information listed in long file format. Below is an example of my output: drwxr-xr-x. 10 10011 10011 4096 Oct 14 18:51 ...
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Files don't open when I double click them. They will if I right click and select open

I changed my dot files to open with Sublime Text 3 instead of Text Edit. It sort of worked. I have to right click on them and choose open. They will not open by double clicking. Sublime still ...
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“broken pipe” after every terminal command

I’m running Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) with iTerm2 and Oh-My-Zsh. After every command I run—even if the command is successful—I receive the error “broken pipe.” How can I troubleshoot what is ...
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Damaged preference file in /bin/sh

Today in Drive Genius 3, I ran the “Verify Preferences” function in Repair. It yielded this strange result: /bin/sh: xargs: command not found The only option Drive Genius gives is to remove the ...
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Are mysql records able to be accessed through terminal navigation?

By terminal navigation I mean being able to cd and ls through the file system From what I gather, all data storages have a file system (example: ext4) to manage your datastore. A terminal can expose ...
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I have a ~/.cshrc file that is sourcing another file, which should source an additional file but is not

I recently inherited an administration role for my lab and I'm still fairly new to this... so hopefully this question makes sense. Our system is set up so that one server hosts the data/user ...
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Sliding, docked Terminal window in OS X

In this video the author has an ever present Terminal window which he can hide (sliding to the bottom) and pull up with a hotkey or something. Does anyone know how to achieve this? It could greatly ...
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How to configure gnome-terminal to use xterm-256color by default?

When I start gnome-terminal and do echo $TERM, I got xterm as output. I want it to be xterm-256color I've considered the solution to add 'export TERM=xterm256color' in my .bashrc. But I don't like ...
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Cygwin terminal jumps into vi-mode when using back arrow, bug or config issue?

I'm new to Cygwin64 on Windows (Vista) and still working through optimizing the environment--while using it. I've already resolved Cygwin VIM editing issues by adding ~/.vimrc. In this problem, Cygwin ...
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GNU Screen/tmux equivalent for Windows for remote text console (not GUI) connections

Short question: is there any terminal multiplexer that runs in a Windows CMD shell? I suppose PowerShell could be enough too. Complete question: I have a Windows 7 SP1 on a powerful computer ...
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Running ZIP Process in Background in CentOS

How can I run the following command/process in background immediately after starting it: zip -r file.zip directory/* What I actually want to do, is to run the zip process working even after ...
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Why does the “last” command wipe its log every time I run it?

I manage a Mac OS X 10.8.5 server and use the last command to check who’s been logging in. However, about three weeks ago, I noticed that every time I would run it the log would clear itself. It ...
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Terminal window scrollback buffer using screen utility

I am used to using screen on UNIX (AIX/Solaris) at work. I've installed it on my two home boxes running Ubuntu and Debian. The only difference I notice is that when I scroll up in the terminal window ...
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Can I convert the font and SVG to base64 via offline OS X and Linux terminals?

I know how and I can convert the images to base64 via OS X and Linux terminals. But I'm not sure if I can convert the fonts and the SVGs to base64 via offline OS X and Linux terminals. I don't know ...
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How to redirect stderr of python3 script using tee pipe?

I am a Debian and RedHat user. I would like to redirect stderr (module logging) from a Python3 script. The script outputs a lot of things and the part I want to capture can be fetched using: python3 ...
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How to set environment variables for a terminal application on OS X Yosemite?

I am trying to make ABD tool to work in my terminal and I found that the likely reason why I get the command not found warning is that I need to set the environment variable's path. I found that I ...
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Bind keys over SSH to switch tmux tabs

I typically have 4 or 5 tmux "tabs" (aka tmux windows) open. They are created by pressing Control+B, C In many applications you can Control+Tab to switch between tabs (or internal windows, or ...
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How can I resolve the error “cannot execute binary file”? [duplicate]

I'm trying to test my installation for Pickit 2 on my Mac for the first time and when I put in: pk2cmd -?v I get: -bash: /usr/local/bin/pk2cmd: cannot execute binary file How do I resolve this ...
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How to resume execution after pressing pause/break key in windows command line

Whilst compiling a rather huge python extension in cmd with the command pip install. I wanted to pause and look at some of the output, so I pressed the Pause / Break key on my keyboard. Pressing ...
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Print TTY Stream to Terminal

I have a usb device. The driver for said devices sets up a ttyUSB0 stream for interfacing with the device. I am trying to understand how the data from this device is formatted. Is it possible to ...
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Midnight Commander function keys not working

I'm using Midnight Commander in a Mac Terminal. I'm using PC keyboard, so function keys work as F1-F12 keys, but they don't work in MC. I tested what character sequence is sent with each function key ...
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preventing vim from destroying screen's scrollback buffer

when not using gnu screen, vim exits without littering my scroll back buffer. It vanishes, and all i get is a new bash prompt. everything that was on the screen before starting vim is there. when its ...
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mapping jj to escape in macvim works but not in terminal vim

In my vimrc I have: inoremap jj <ESC> Using the latest macvim I can hit jj and i'll jump from insert to command mode, but using the same vimrc with just regular vim in iterm2 it just inserts ...
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Running terminal command on all files in folder? [duplicate]

I need to convert 500+ .xlsx files to .txt (or .csv). To do this I found this. It works well if I write the command like this: xlsx2csv fileA.xlsx fileA.txt I have however been unable to run the ...
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Is there a shortcut (missing?) to move tab in xfce4 terminal app?

Using xfce4 in a Debian/Linux Jessie/Sid distribution, I am unable to find or set shortcut to move tab position in xfce4 terminal, like Ctrl-Shift-DgDown/PgUp in gnome terminal. This is really ...
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Change the prompt on all xfce-terminals only

I have two terminals installed, gnome-terminal and xfce4-terminal. I would like to have only the xfce terminal showing a simple > as prompt when I start it. The gnome-terminal should remain ...
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How to install the Windows 10 Preview to another Partition

I have a Windows 8.1 laptop but I want to use the Windows 10 on another partition so I don't screw up my files on Windows 8.1. I tried EasyBCD but when I booted to it, it took me to a terminal with ...
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Does registered icloud account PREDOMINATE over accounts that have device listed?

To a 2011 MacBook Air that I purchased off of ebay I have performed the following actions to prevent issues relating to the seller locking/tracking me in the future through icloud: Deleted all ...
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Unable to launch application in tmux

I get this error when I try to launch Sublime Text or SourceTree from tmux: $ subl Unable to launch Sublime Text 2 $ stree Unable to open SourceTree It seems that I can't open os x apps either: $ ...
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Possible to get a bash script to accept input from terminal if its stdin has been redirected?

Say I've got a bash script: #!/bin/bash read -p "Gimme some stuff: " stuff echo "**${stuff}**" If the script is invoked with something piping into it, such as: echo "Here's some stuff" | ...
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OSX: Terminal - Custom shortcut key combo?

Any way to create a custom keyboard shortcut key (such as ctrl+cmd+k long as the shortcut key isn't taken already) that would store say a large snippet of text without having to download any extra ...
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Can't get vim to display colorschemes right

After reading everything that I could find form google... I still don't have a solution. OS: Arch Linux Terminal: rxvt-unicode The output of command: tput colors is 256 (Shown in the image ...
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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 ...