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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Change iTerm settings using defaults

I have to set custom hotkeys in iTerm (in order for my option-left and option-right keys to work properly, and I'm looking for a way to do this via the command line so I can script it. I've ...
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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 ...
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Scrolling in terminal (OS X) when running tail -f and ssh-ed into a machine yields some strange characters

I'm ssh-ed into a remote machine and running tail -f. Every time I scroll up/down using the trackpad, it yields some strange characters, like OB^[OB^[OB^[OB^[OB^[OOB^[OB^[OB^[OB^[OB^[O This didn't ...
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How to call in one line multiple processes in serie

If I run the following script with 3 lines: process1 process2 process3 then process2 will wait for process1 to start, and the same will happen with process3. How can I do the same in only one line ...
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Mac Terminal File Rename Randomly

What is the best way to rename files for example .JPG & .jpg at the same time. I have looked on here and google and come across things like below but is there a way to cover both? Script: for i ...
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How to jump to the bottom of the terminal input history after a long lookback?

I usually browse my terminal history really far into the past by pressing the ↑ key to to find something, and after I got that I would like to go to the bottom of the input history, to the now empty ...
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How to change cursor in Ubuntu Server

I have Ubuntu server installed on my system without x. I was wondering how I could change the cursor type to blinking I beam preferably without installing anything.
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Does closing xterm terminate command running on remote host?

I'm using Linux a lot, but I'm confused with it. Maybe it is stupid question, but whatever. I'v logged in xterm to remote host by ssh. Now on the remote host i started command (rsync, a lot of data is ...
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Top -l returning always 0.0 CPU usage when requesting single PID

On Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) & 10.10 Yosemite I’m unable to get the correct CPU usage for a single process using the top -l command for example top -l 1 -ncols 3 -pid <pid> Even though I ...
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MacOSX Terminal with MYSQL command line how to highlight and copy/paste

Is there a default keyboard command when using the Terminal on MacOSX while in MYSQL command line for highlighting and copying/pasting text? I'm looking for a native solution without having to use ...
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How to enable path folder in mac terminal

As You see when I put command "pwd" I'm in folder: MacBook-Grzeg% pwd /Users/Grzeg/ticket_managment But my terminal still show only that's: MacBook-Grzeg% Now as you can see I have ...
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wrong MC colors when launched via xterm -e mc

I use ini-customized color theme in Midnight Commander 4.8. [Colors] base_color=linux:normal=cyan,rgb002:input=white,cyan:inputunchanged=black,cyan:dhotnormal=red When I launch xterm and then ...
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Vim colorscheme not displaying properly

I realize that questions about Vim colorschemes have been asked quite frequently, but I believe I've tried the advice in all of them and I can't quite seem to get my colorschemes to work. That being ...
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iTerm/zsh not reading .bashrc OR .bash_profile

In ~/.bash_profile I have : if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then source ~/.bashrc fi In ~/.bashrc I have some aliases When I load a new iTerm window, my aliases do not work. If I source ~/.bashrc they ...
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use sudo -s but show current folder name

Is there a way to use sudo -sbut keeping the current folder name in prompt? I want to see jw:documents nescalante$ instead of bash-3.2# when using sudo -s. Thanks!
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Making text color lighter in a fedora terminal using a dark background

In a fedora distribution, When you use a dark background, colored text are too dark to offer a good contrast. How do you fix that?
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How to preserve path in a new tab in the gnome terminal?

At work I am using Ubuntu GNU/Linux 14.04. When I open a new tab in the gnome terminal, the working directory of the new shell is the same as in the terminal where I have pressed CTRL-SHIFT-T. At ...
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terminal previous history command overwrite characters

I have a weird behavior in my terminal (bash). When I CTRL-P, then try to insert some text at some position, the following characters overwritten. Not really overwritten but my terminal dont show ...
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Is it possible to batch test a list of proxy in terminal?

traditionally testing a proxy is to use telnet to connect a proxy server and then connect a url to see if the proxy is up and running. Is it possible to test, let's say a list of 100 proxies, to a ...
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Terminal/Bash session manager

Is there a session manager for multi-tabs bash sessions, similar to how Google Chrome manages web surfing sessions? What I'm looking for is the ability to store and restore the shell tabs (I'm ...
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Error using Putty when connected to a Windows server 2003

I am using Putty to connect to Freesshd running on windows server 2003. I can connect ok, the server log confirms that and confirms shell service is granted. At the putty end I get a terminal ...
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List DPI of all images in folder

I'm running Linux Mint 17. I need a way to list the DPIs of every .png image inside a folder. I've tried the commands: file *.png identify *png exiv2 *.png but none print out explicitly the DPI ...
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How to run a command in a new gnome-terminal?

I want to run some commands on some servers. So, I created a bash file: #!/bin/sh for n in `cat ~/nodes`; do gnome-terminal -x ssh root@$n ANYCOMMAND done The connections are ...
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Simplest way to send characters to USB serial device on Mac using script

I have a simple serial device that I need to talk to (but not listen to) periodically via command. The device is connected OK as /dev/usbxxx. What is the simplest/easiest way to do this? Installing ...
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Is there a (linux) terminal character picker?

I want something like gucharmap that works in a terminal and lets me search. A manpage with all the unicode character names would suffice, as would an ncurses application. I couldn't find something ...
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Use Proxy in terminal [closed]

The Indian DoT have decided to block github.com, pastbin.com and similar services in india. I use zenmate in firefox and chrome to access these site but I can not use commands like git clone npm ...
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getfattr format output to separate values of files by space or comma

I am using setfattr to store tags of files. Like: setfattr --name=user.tags --value="tag1, tag2" test2 setfattr --name=user.tags --value="tag3, tag2" test3 But getfattr --recursive --only-values -n ...
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pip not working on terminal prompt, but pip3 is

I am very new to python and pip, and taking online courses. It is not a major issue (but want to understand why it is the case). Why I type in pip I get: Dhruv’s MacBook Pro:~ dhruv$ pip -bash: ...
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Why does Console2 return the cursor at weird offsets?

Since I have insufficient reputation to post images, here is a screenshot where I type "quit" repeatedly within ghci. This behavior occurs when using both PowerShell and cmd.exe. The settings for ...
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Linux file “.bash_eternal_history” truncated?

I wanted to save all of my terminal activity on my linux system (ubuntu 14.04 LTS), so I read about the existence of the ".bash_history" and ".bash_eternal_history files". I read from here an ...
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How do I restore input echoing in the terminal?

Sometimes when a script gets killed at a password prompt, I can no longer see my input being echoed in the terminal. That is, normally at a terminal, I see this: $ _ <after typing 'foobar':> $ ...
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Ubuntu terminal : cd directory returning directory name with backslash.Why?

I have got only one folder named "My_Folder" in my home directory.When i use terminal to change directory: cd My //after entering My when I press TAB this returns... cd \My_Folder/ It changes ...
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none of the commands work in linux terminal

All of a sudden I can't execute any command in my debian terminal: pi@rpi ~ $ ls -bash: ls: command not found or pi@rpi ~ $ sudo omxplayer -r -o hdmi mymovie.mkv -bash: /usr/bin/sudo: No such file ...
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Mac .bash_profile.save How to make it run by itself / where to actually change paths

trying to change my path for Ruby / SASS. I have always used a file in my home called '.bash_profile.save' In there I have the export paths which work fine but only when I run: source ...
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how to select nth result on command line without using mouse

I got this alias for searching for a file recursively and case insensitive type fr fr is aliased to `find . | grep -i' and so let's say i'm searching for a file fr nsstring+util ...
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Programantic Diff

I'm localising a piece of Javascript (the github repo is here) for Spanish speaking users. I have both the English and Spanish text as PDFs and I have the software in English. The pdfs look like ...
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Mac Terminal's Find menu resets settings when I navigate away

I'm trying to search through some script output on the Mac terminal (Mac OS X Yosemite, 10.10.1, recently bought MacBook) using the built in Edit > Find > Find... utility. I want to do a search that ...
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Why is my bash history not sorted by date?

My mac bash history looks like this (I'm copying just the last +100 lines): 2769 23/09/14 17:54:09nano ~/.bash_profile 2770 23/09/14 17:54:21nano ~/.bash_profile 2771 23/09/14 17:54:28source ...
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Colorschemes in vim using mac

I've trying for a while to implement the colors in vim and they does not appear. I have saved various colorschemes in the vim/colors folder and all that seem to be fine. Also, when I load the color ...
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How to install ffmpeg on OS X? [duplicate]

You can get the binary here http://ffmpegmac.net/ How do I install said binary to use it as a commandline tool. I have a mac, with mavericks. If possible, it would be nice to install it without the ...
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Sourcing ~/.bashrc in ~/.profile?

I'm quite new to developing under OSX and assigned some aliases and other preferences in the ~/.profile initially, however it got quite big and messy after a while because I had a lot of Environment ...
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OS X: How to call “Service” through command line?

I'm looking for a way to call "service" actions (In Finder, I can right click a file and find them on the bottom of the menu, see below) Through command line, is there any way to do it? Thanks in ...
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Can you see whats happening under the gui?

When I start application with gui from linux terminal, i am able to see whats happening iunder the gui in that terminal. And if it crashes, most of the time there is problem why did it crashed. So my ...
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Up arrow in gnome terminal to review command line history ignores commands with leading whitespace. Is there a workaround?

When writing python code (using gvim) I often keep complex command line commands for test cases saved in my docstrings. A common time-wasting error I make is copying the entire line from the python ...
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opening several terminals at once

In my dev environment, I sometimes need several terminals to be open, each running its own script/ a server (rails, django, redis, mongo, consoles, etc) How can I create some shortcut that will open ...
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Gems installed with the --user-install option into the OS X home folder aren't working properly afterwards.

On previous OS X revisions i had installed my gems with sudo. With Yosemite i wanted to change that and install without sudo. To leave the default gems in /Library/Ruby/Gems/2.0.0 ...
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How to zip files in mac without root folder

I used this command >zip -r name.zip myfolder to zip files in a folder. I want to zip all the files in myfolder without including myfolder in zip file. How do I do that?