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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Disabling mouse hiding in Gnome Terminal while typing

Does anyone know how to turn off the hateful behavior that is now default in Gnome Terminal - when a key is pressed the mouse pointer hides until it is moved again. I'm honestly ready to swith Linux ...
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Replace terminal's vi with windowed vim for root

I'm on Mac OS X, but I guess this is the same for other unixes. Every time I type vi on the terminal, I want to open the GUI version of Vim (in Mac OS it's called mvim). For my user, I got it ...
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How to start a desktop session without x and also runs a script?

I have a Ubuntu server with LXDE for development, now how would I create a .desktop file to start a session that doesn't startx but actually logs me into a regular tty1 session and also runs a ...
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Commands on the Windows terminal doesn't work

I have a problem with my terminal on windows 7, it doesn't work with the commands ls or make and I don't know where my problem come from.
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Mac Terminal theme - text-colors not working

I'm using the Mac Terminal more frequently and was using the Homebrew theme (green text, black background). Now I wanted to set a new theme which had different text colors. The one I tried using was ...
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Mac - login hook

When opening terminal after reboot and running who command i get <myUserName> console as a single line but running it after a while returns additional additional lines like <myUserName> ...
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How to stop PuTTY + Informix switching background and foreground color?

I connect with PuTTY (with "xterm") to a Debian system running Informix. In all Informix applications (self-written 4GL as well as isql and i4gl) PuTTY switches the background and foreground colors ...
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How to search using find command in external hard disk

I have an external hard disk. I have to search for a folder called Visa in that external Hard disk named ASTUTE. There might be multiple VISA folder but I want to search for all of them. I navigated ...
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Redirect stderr to second terminal / tty

I've tried things like rse to differentiate standard-output and standard-error streams from a program; but I'd really like the option of viewing the two in separate terminals, without redirecting to a ...
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How to view PPA contents from terminal on Ubuntu/Mint?

Is there a way to view the packages contained in a PPA from a terminal, without needing to open a web browser and navigating to the PPA on Launchpad?
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How to launch RubyMine upon Ubuntu startup?

I'm new to linux, and I was trying to find the right command to open RubyMine. After some research, I came across a path to a file that would start the program from the terminal. I use it below. I ...
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How to select files with spaces in their name in a terminal?

When using gnome-terminal which is the default on Linux Mint, I can select files using a double click. For example: user@hostname $> ls 1.file.name 2-file-name 3 file name with spaces This ...
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sed adds characters where it shouldn't add

I have the following line (in a file called 1atp.pdb: MASTER 421 1 5 16 9 0 12 6 3070 2 66 29 And I'm using sed: grep MASTER 1atp.pdb | sed 's/[0-9]*/xddddd/' ...
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What is a backslash colon doing in this chown command?

What is the \: doing in the command below? sudo chown nobody\: folder/ Is it some kind of mistake?
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sed gives “illegal byte sequence” error when trying to replace a character

I am using the “Terminal” in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and I am trying to delete all occurrences of a from a file, by using sed: sed 's/a//g' file Which gives me the following error: sed: RE ...
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Terminal suddenly disappeared from my MacOS Yosemite

I just had to reboot for the first time in weeks... after the reboot, I noticed that two elements were missing from my dock: Unity3D and my Terminal (more precisely, they had been replaced with ...
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CPU Load + Frequency per core in linux terminal?

I am doing scientific computing and I need to keep an eye on the cpu frequency and load of each core (there are 2 cores, on Ubuntu 14.04 w/ Gnome3). I can see the frequency with this bash script: ...
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Keeping en0 down while I change IP address mac

I have a DHCP server which assigns myself a new IP address. What I'm wanting to do is power down the wireless adaptor, then change the ip address manually. What's happening is as soon as I set the new ...
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run multiple commands from a file after logging into putty from a bat file

I have written a bat file in which I have the following: putty.exe -t -load "ABC" -l username -pw password -m "C:\Users\pathasai\Desktop\abc.txt" In my abc.txt I have written some commands which I ...
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Resize terminal Emacs window to fit when resuming a Screen session from larger display in Ubuntu

Whenever I start a GNU screen session running GNU emacs (nw, so in terminal) on my desktop with a large monitor, then resume it on my laptop, emacs still thinks it's on a large monitor. This means as ...
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Send all incoming and outcoming signals through a SOCKS4 Proxy on terminal?

So, I am running a node.js app through terminal (namely bp-tf auto but that isn't relevant) on my laptop. While travelling, I end up going through places where proxies block backpack.tf and ...
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Windows server virtual machine in a linux server ONLY with terminal. Is it possible?

I have a linux server that I use for various services since a very long time. I would like to run some new software on it but it's a windows software that is a server of some kind. Unfortunately ...
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Clear console buffer in ConEmu with Cygwin

I've recently switched from using iterm in OSX to using Cygwin in ConEmu on Windows. One thing I'm really missing is the ability to completely clear the terminal buffer at any time using Alt+k. I've ...
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Printing unique lines with uniq, OS X Yosemite

I am trying to print the unique entries in a column of a .csv file. For this, I tried the following: awk -F "," '{print $6}' dataCoarse.csv | uniq -u which just prints the 6th column as it is. ...
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How to get around 'rmdir invalid option -r' error?

I'm trying to remove a directory labeled 'phoneBackup' but it's not empty, it contains several dozen image files (.jpg, .gif, etc). I'm running the command "rmdir -r phoneBackup" from the parent ...
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gpg --gen-key not working on “su -l”, but working on local terminal

When I try to use "gpg --gen-key" (v2.1.2 on archlinux) with an user I just created ("backtest"), it works when I open a terminal for that, but not when I'm logged in with another user and then "su -l ...
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Why is bash adding spaces and stretching out filenames in Arch Linux?

My Arch Linux laptop is creating some strange output when using bash. It puts spaces between characters and stretches out files names. I’ve tried to remove/reinstall bash-completion but nothing ...
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Can one start shell from save file dialog

Using ubuntu. If one tries to print to a file, the save dialog opens. Is there a way one can execute the shell (or terminal) from the save file dialog file name entry box?
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Command for removing monitor/promisc from an adapter on OSX Yosemite

How do I accomplish this? I see posts on how to turn it on with the Apple802.11.framework but nothing on turning it off. I ran wash and now I'm currently stuck on monitor mode. Please help! sudo ...
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Recursively move files to relative subfolder

I've looked around for topics about this but I fail to achieve want I need. Any solution, either in Ubuntu or in Windows cmd would be greatly appreciated. The current structure is /folderA/*.txt ...
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How to change the color of the default title in iTerm2

Every time I execute a command, it's difficult for me to find where is the start point of the results comes from my last command. So I want to make the default line "Arthur-Mac-mini..." change color, ...
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Gnome 3: how to get a terminal with transparent background?

I would like to make the background of Gnome Terminal transparent. I know this feature has been removed from Gnome but I find it very helpful. I am wondering what's the best way to achieve this. I'm ...
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iTerm2 hotkey window activates non-hotkey windows

When I set iTerm2's hotkey mode on Mavericks, opening the hotkey window also brings any open non-hotkey terminal windows to the front. Is it possible to have iTerm bring focus only to the hotkey ...
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Mac terminal lost git knowledge

When I opened terminal and went to a git repo, it would automatically show the branch I'm on with a big green check or red X if I had any changes. Logged onto machine today and my bash profile was ...
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Is there any option to use Amazon Cloud Drive from terminal (Linux)?

As you probably know, Amazon did not release any Cloud Drive client for Linux. Is there any other option to access ACD from terminal?
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APT: Usage of apt-sortpkgs command

Well the title says it all pretty much. Can someone show me an example of: apt-sortpkgs I 've read the documentation but I can't understand what it means by "index files"... should I have this ...
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Solarized Dark + Gnome Terminal + Vim + Vim-Airline

I installed the solarized dark theme for gnome terminal using https://github.com/Anthony25/gnome-terminal-colors-solarized and then with Vundle installed ...
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Why does mapping <ESC> start command line Vim in Replace mode?

I was having an issue where starting Vim from the command line was starting in Replace mode. I finally narrowed it down to this line in my config: nnoremap <ESC> ...
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Is there a “lowriter” command equivalent for CentOS 6.4 (Final)?

I would like to know if there is a command, that can be run in a terminal in CentOS, equivalent to the lowriter command found in Ubuntu? I’m running CentOS 6.4 (Final).
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Terminal executes a seemingly arbitrary command when opening a new tab in Mac OS X 10.10

I’m on Mac OS X 10.10. All of the sudden, my “Terminal” started running a command whenever I open a new tab. This is frustrating because I'm used to being able to type immediately when opening a tab ...
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Determining needed repository for software

I am a beginning linux user (centOS currently). I tried to install the terminator terminal application. I understood that it is not in the default repositories of cent-os but it should be in the ...
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understanding sending post request (with curl)

alright, I know related questions have been answered : What is the cURL command-line syntax to do a POST request? http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14978411/http-post-and-get-using-curl-in-linux ...
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Assigning keyboard shortcut to OSX's “New Terminal at Folder” service does not work

I often use right click > Services > New Terminal at Folder to do terminal commands at particular place so now I wanted to assign a keyboard shortcut to it. However, no matter what shortcut I ...
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How can I install from an rpm file on ubuntu?

I am new to Linux and using Ubuntu. While I have learned the apt-get command but that just directly downloads and installs from the repositories. I now want to install a piece of software that I have ...
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Multiple commands, but not at the same time

I want to execute 4 different files in the background with python, but not simultaneous. There should be ~5 seconds between each evaluation, but I can't get it to work. I tried: python cmd1 &; ...
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Apply command to every line in bash terminal

I've accidentally discovered the lolcat package today. The first thing that I though about is: it would be fantastic if i could pipe everything that comes from stdout to the terminal through lolcat ...
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Gnuplot with xterm in yosemite

I installed gnuplot on my yosemite system using brew. When I try to plot cos(x) the way I would on ubuntu, I get this: gnuplot> plot cos(x) WARNING: Plotting with an 'unknown' terminal. No output ...
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How to correct malfunctioning Terminal in Mac OS X?

I am using Mac OS X 10.10.2 (Yosemite)—not a server version of the OS—and standard “Terminal” commands like ls, sudo, cp, mv, rm are no longer recognized in my Mac “Terminal.” I face this problem ...
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Non-interactive ssh sessions don't have PATH set on some systems

I set my environment in .profile. My .profile is idempotent and .bash_profile, .bashrc, .kshrc and .zshrc all source .profile. That way I always get the same environment regardless on what ...
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Apparent .bash_profile and .profile conflict in Mac OS X

I have an issue where, when I load up new terminal windows, I have to source the ~/.profile to get my PHP path working correctly. In essence of my issue is getting terminal to use MAMP PHP and MySQL ...