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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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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how to use the g ++ compile to automatically open the terminal? [on hold]

I have a problem. My application in c ++ always needs a terminal, in the sense that during compile g ++ who gets the file, and so I have to take advantage of the terminal with the use of ./main and ...
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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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Free BSD jailed environment [on hold]

So i have a school laptop, (mac os x of course) and i am wondering how i can try to escape the jailed environment the computer basically does nothing other then edit documents and change files, i've ...
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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 ...
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iTerm2 performance vs Terminal.app

I prefer iTerm2 for its features, but Terminal.app outperforms it in terms of responsiveness. I mostly notice this in Vim: iTerm gets choppy during scrolling and/or rapid cursor movement. Is there ...
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Open a new terminal from within the terminal

when I work I usually have a terminal with many tabs open. For example, the first tab is for my web server, the second for the console, the third for the models etc. Every time I have to manually ...
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What is the difference between Ctrl+L and Cmd+K for clearing the terminal screen?

I've to realize that both of these keyboard shortcuts accomplish the exact same goal: clearing the terminal screen in OS X. The only discernible difference I can see is that the Cmd ⌘+K shortcut ...
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Is there any only-terminal linux live usb distro?

I was looking for distro with not GUI that I could use in a live USB. The idea is that when I turn the computer on and choose to boot from the USB I could get only a terminal from which I could ...
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Set different locale in terminals and KDE

My environment I'm using ArchLinux with KDE. What I'd like to do What I would like is to have KDE in my language (fr_FR) but all the terminals and tty in en_US (for debugging and having the same ...
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How to transverse to a long path using terminal easily using keyboard shortcuts?

Well i am a beginner to Linux environment and trying to learn some Linux commands . I find a difficulty to set my path to a particular path. When the path goes too big , I cannot type the whole path ...
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Terminal Server - RDP with local admin

I have a Terminal Server setup on Windows server 2008 R2. I am trying to log in to it with RDP, using the local admin account. (Not the domain admin) I have placed the local admin in the remote ...
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Making application globally available in Terminal

I've downloaded ffmpeg and placed it in a folder, say /user/bla. Now every time I wish to run ffmpeg, i need to enter system:random/path user$ /user/bla/ffmpeg [arguments] Can I make the application ...
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Screen fails to release pty

On my linux box, when using screen I can open, read and write to a pseudo terminal with screen. After closing it (C-a k y) I can't connect to it again, without restarting socat, which provides the ...
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how to use fzf on Mac Terminal with bash

I found a utility called fzf https://github.com/junegunn/fzf which is a fuzzy-finder for your shell. Two questions: 1) After I run fzf and run a file, I press Enter and then the file I found is ...
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How to use bash to open several terminal instances

My current setup involves starting my computer up, loading several terminal instances, resizing them to fit in a grid, then loading a command on each to watch output Is there a way where I can set up ...
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How to add indent in Python 3.4 interactive mode Terminator Linux?

I'm starting Python from basics. The Python 3.4 Tutorial has an example for interactive mode: >>> the_world_is_flat = True >>> if the_world_is_flat: ... print("Be careful not to ...
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Not seeing Terminal colors properly in OSX

I'm a new OSX (10.9) user, and I wanted to setup the Terminal with a decent color scheme, but I'm not able to. I followed simple instructions here: ...
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Number of terminal rows in Kermit after closing editor

I am connected to an embedded computer target through its RS232, I am using kermit in a terminal. When I use ls, less, and other command line programs, the whole vertical size of my terminal is used. ...
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get in a command-line process with pid [duplicate]

is there a way to get in a command-line process with it's PID for example I started apt on a terminal and launched a new terminal is there a way to transfer the output to the new terminal with the ...
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Do text based browsers reduce network traffic?

Do text based browsers such as lynx, links and elinks consume less bandwidth than a GUI based browser (ie, Firefox, Chrome etc.)? I'm guessing no reduction in traffic. Rationale: I think a text based ...
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remove duplicate lines after first word in sentace linux terminal

I was looking to remove duplicates of lines of text but after a space from the first word in this format; apples blue apples green apples are sometimes red pairs green pairs black potato brown lemon ...
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2 large text files, find the lines that are not duplicate linux terminal

I am looking to find lines that are not duplicate, example; Text file 1: cats 3 dogs 8 mice 4 pigs 10 ... Text file 2: dogs 8 mice 4 cats 78 pigs 29 bird 6 ... Cats and pigs simply got changed ...
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Can't install PIP, Easy Install or Setup Tools on a mac

I am unable to install any thing on my mac via the terminal - Pip, Easy Install or the Setup tools for python packages. A screenshot of my terminal while installing the pip looks like this: Could ...
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Neither less or less -X clear screen on exit. (Trust me, I googled…)

Neither less or less -X clear screen on exit. At the same time, vim does.... Env iTerm2, protocol mosh, server Centos + tmux + zsh iTerm2: report term as xterm-256color tmux: set -g ...
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Bash scripts are not working but on mac terminal those commands in scripts works

I'm stuck with a wired problem.My bash scripts are not working now.It worked previously.I don't know why.Interestingly the commands on the script work when I enter it directly on the terminal. This a ...