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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“ + Suspended (tty output) emacs dummy.cc”

I get this error when I try to open a file using emacs using: emacs dummy.cc & How do I open the file using emacs in a new tab and not on the terminal?
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copying files within a server over SSH using Terminal - do I need to stay connected from my local machine?

I'm planning to duplicate a directory on a Linux / Apache server hosted at Dreamhost. The duplicate will stay on the server. I want to do this using SSH from Terminal in Mac OS so that I don't have to ...
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What is causing a folder to act Hidden when it is not

I have a home folder that is slightly greyed out. I cant open it unless i right click on it and 'Open'. This is Mac OS X 10.10.2. This folder has been troublesome and i would love to get your help to ...
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How to do SSH agent forwarding on Mac terminal?

I have checked many tutorials regarding this but not getting clearly. As per tuts, there are two way to configure for agent forwarding in your config file ~/.ssh/config set Host example.com ...
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Bash History Not Preserved Between Terminal Sessions on Mac

My bash history mysteriously stopped working, and I have no idea how to fix it. This is what my .bashrc looks like: HISTSIZE=500 HISTFILESIZE=500 HISTFILE=$HOME/.bash_history However, when i ...
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Linux server to send and receive from RS-232 using socat

I'm trying to bench test a configuration where a linux server will send and receive RS-232 data from a blackbox RS-232 to Ethernet converter. I've followed this example. I've configured ser2net.conf ...
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Why or where is `set -o emacs` overwritten in my Mac OS's Terminal running Bash?

I have set -o emacs at the end of my .profile, which gets read whenever I open a new Terminal window. Terminal runs the default login shell, which is Bash. However, I still get: ~ set -o | grep ...
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Using Azure (or EC2) Windows Terminal Services for multiple users (beginner)

I want to set up a virtual server (using either Azure or EC2), where users can remote in with terminal services (using Microsoft RDP for iPad). I'm quite familiar with remote desktop, as a ...
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Issues changing default terminal in Debian

I've installed gnome-terminal on my Debian PC which is running KDE on top of it. I've tried to replace default terminal emulator using "default applications" and sudo update-alternatives –config ...
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Setterm blink issue

I'm using Debian with KDE version 4.14.2 and I'm trying to make Terminal cursor to blink, like in Ubuntu. Using setterm --blink on makes username and hostname to blink until next command, but nothing ...
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Linux - How to stop a queued command

I have two terminals open: #1 dd command copying 128GB #2 Using Kill command to monitor dd process . I was repeating the monitoring command and accidentally repeated dd command in the second ...
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How do I use Terminal on Mac OSX 10.10.4 to extend the time SelfControl Program is set for?

I would like to extend self-control beyond 1 day on Mac OSX 10.10.4 I found this terminal command below by Charlie dated 2012: "You can easily make SelfControl block for any length of time you ...
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How do I fix vim colors in OS X Yosemite?

I've been trying to fix this for weeks, to no avail, and it's been really frustrating. Here is the issue: Fed up with the wrong colors and general plugin mess, I decided to wipe my .vim and ...
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bash - appending ' to end of command?

I stumbled across this by accident, and was wondering what it meant. What I did was I was typing adb logcat but accidentally typed adb logcat' and I was greeted to this: I Control-C'd out ...
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When a task terminates in ConEmu console, how do I rerun it in the same console?

So I have this Task in ConEmu which creates several split consoles. In some of them I run a mongo database. Sometimes I terminate the database and leave the console open. Normally in a command line ...
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set fileformat=unix permanantly

When I built WSO2 product pack from terminal using maven clean install and going to run from terminal by issuing below command at product home directory ./bin/wso2server.sh I got below error ...
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Any way to avoid dot-slash when running executable scripts in bash?

let's say I have a script. chmod +x myscript Now to run this I go ./myscript But is there any way I could just run it by typing myscript ???
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How to store formed command line without running it in bash or terminal?

For example, I have formed a long complicated command that will improve the world and lower an entropy in the Universe. But then (huh!) I see that I forgot to make a dir required. I want to store my ...
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SSH from OSX with password 1 line

I can ssh from my pc using putty, 1 line like so ssh root@myname.mydomain.us -pw abc123 but when I try this from OSX terminal, I get an error Bad port 'w' How can make this work on OSX?
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bash error when starting shell from tmux

When I open a new shell in tmux I get an error message. This error message does not show up when I start a new shell in GNOME terminal. What might tmux be running at startup that I need to check? ...
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Linux terminal emulator with frequent, recent, and bookmarked commands/directories

I am looking for a terminal emulator where I don't have to tap the up key a million times to see the old and frequent commands. I want to be able to bookmark common commands and directories, as well ...
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Is it possible to capture and export a running process over ssh with x?

I've seen plenty of questions on the web about exporting a display from a remote host to a local. I can get this to work fine, but that's only for commands run after logging into that terminal. Is ...
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Consequences of 'escape-time 0' tmux setting?

I find that when running (neo)vim inside tmux, the escape-key is delayed. This is fixed by putting set -sg escape-time 0 in my .tmux.conf. Presumably, this disables the possibility of using ESC as ...
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Why does my vim colorscheme stay after I close vim?

I recently used vundle to install the solarized theme for vim on my Arch Linux machine. Whenever I open vim, the theme is applied, but it stays applied to my terminal window after I close it. I can ...
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Running script according to Terminal Context

Is is possible to get the current context, or front-most user-facing process, to trigger a script when it changes? For instance, the user starts with the command prompt, then goes into Emacs ...
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How do I disable bold text in Roxterm terminal emulator?

Moved from SO to SU: I've combed the internet and read the roxterm man page to no avail. Can someone shed some light on this: I'm trying to disable bold text in roxterm. I personally think the bold ...
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Cannot exit normally when ssh'ing using bash script

I have a script that ssh into a server and sets up an environment ssh -t -t dev.example.com <<EOF cd var/dev/ ...other commands... EOF But when I type exit in the terminal after the script ...
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How To Mount A Disk Image On Android With Terminal?

I'm trying to mount a disk image that I've made on my android with terminal and busybox. This is how I made the image: dd if=/dev/zero of=/sdcard/disk.img bs=4k count=131072 mkfs.vfat -v ...
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How To Format A Disk Image To Be Recognized By MS-DOS?

I'm trying to emulate windows with bochs on my android device. I've got the following drives: an empty disk image to install windows on, a virtual vvfat drive with the setup files, and a cdrom drive ...
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Can tmux display pretty pane corners?

I'm in the process of picking up tmux, and I'm sure I'll get used to it, but this pointy edge is bothersome. Is there a way to make the corner flush, like this (fixed with gimp)? I know that the ...
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How To Make A Sparse File On Android With Terminal

I'm trying to make a sparse file on android. For this I'm using Android Terminal Emulator. I have installed Busybox so I can use the dd command. Other commands like truncate aren't installed. My ...
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ifconfig shows no active connection (Mac os X)

I'm running os x 10.9.1. In terminal, just ran the ifconfig command, and despite having an active internet connection via USB dongle, none of the interfaces read any inet or inet6 address (except ...
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How to use find command in OS X terminal to search for folders?

Im trying to search for folders in the OS X terminal. Is there any way to filter the find results for folders?
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using posh-git with conemu

I tried doing what the fellow at this site managed: https://github.com/rajmenon/KB/wiki/Setup-a-ConEmu-task-for-posh-git-bundled-with-Github-for-windows doing the same as he using the keybind in ...
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I can't replace line breaks in vim and iterm

In Vim in iTerm, I frequently encounter issues surrounding line breaks. For example, if I have a file containing the dreaded ^M most online tutorials will say that to perform a replacement I use a ...
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chmod 777 based on directory

I am wanting to perhaps create a cronjob that will monitor a directory and will do automatically chmod 777 and files that are created inside the directory or a subdirectory of my main directory. Is ...
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How Not to Have A Tab in New Windows

After I pressed a shortcut combination which I can't remember, every new terminal window that I open (cmd + n) started to have a tab open by default, like this: I don't want it to be in a tab since ...
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Rotate all video in a folder with ffmpeg?

I have a lot of videos which are recorder 90 • rotated so I want to rotate all videos 90 degrees clockwise direction. If this possible? I used for loop but there is some mistake because of spaces ...
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'screen.linux': unknown terminal type

When I run clear I get: 'screen.linux': unknown terminal type I get this error message when, on a Debian 7 machine running the OpenVZ kernel, from within a screen session, I vzctl enter into a ...
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Generic way to get the path to the terminal binary on different Linux systems?

I've got the following hardcoded list of terminals in my application: "/usr/bin/konsole", // KDE "/usr/bin/gnome-terminal", // Gnome "/usr/bin/pantheon-terminal" // Pantheon (Elementary OS) I then ...
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cygwin opens three windows instead of one

If I open a cygwin terminal window it opens three instead of one window. The titles are C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe Cygwin Terminal <my host and current directory> Only the third ...
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Dotfile version control: terminal settings

I use one MacBook at home and another at work. Recently I started version controlling my dotfiles. It works like a dream for my vim/MacVim settings, but is decidedly less useful for my .bashrc and ...
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Difference of meta-data between mdls and mediainfo

I was wondering what are the difference between the type of metadata returned by mdls and by mediainfo. Why are they different? For exemple why the creation date is different on the same file? ...
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Search terminal buffer in shell script

I have a shell script named merge that takes a parameter that is a revision number. I usually invoke it merge 12345. I would like to pass in zero parameters. The script should search my terminal ...
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Emulate a Linux terminal and shell commands in Windows [closed]

Ok, I am accustomed to Linux/Unix like terminal and its commands and now I am using Windows. Does anyone know how to emulate a Linux terminal and the bash Commands?
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Access samba3 share via terminal

i have a raspberry pi with samba3 on it (network access for my external HDD) And i have ubuntu14.04 on my laptop. For one on my scripts im working with i need to access the HDD via terminal. I ...
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SSH with two factor authentication

I am trying to use two factor authentication on my server so that when I ssh from my mac terminal it will ask a username and password as well as performing two factor authentication. I checked and ...
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Replace highlighting characters with something else

I wish to replace color codes with something else. For example, running cal command i want to get some html tags instead of color codes: July 2015 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 ...
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PuTTY working, Terminal SSH is not (with Private Key)

Setup a new server (on Rackspace), got it working in PuTTY/KiTTY. When I run from terminal (Cmder), it asks me to enter a passphrase (which PuTTY doesn't), I hit "enter" (there is no passphrase), ...
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Is there a way to stop terminal from saving commands?

Well, the thing I'm tired of clearing my terminal history again and again. So I was wondering if there's a way that the terminal doesn't record your history or the commands you've used. If not, is ...