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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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 ...
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Fixed highlighting in tmux

I miss highlighting (reverse mode) on console since I started to use urxvt + tmux as main terminal. The highlights was replaced with with italic font - what looks pretty cool at first - however I ...
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How to override view and display a message (Linux)

I'm currently running a CentOS environment which provides HTTP service. It is connected to a LAN and only local users can access it. If, for any reason, the local DNS fails in any way, the users may ...
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Percent sign in bash is not typeable

I have a strange problem: I cannot type or copy the percent sign in my bash... I tried to read ~/.bashrc, /etc/profile (and stuff in /etc/profile.d). I also tried sudo bash, but still not possible to ...
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How can I get a MacOS Terminal like Ctrl+T command on ConEmu

I'm using ConEmu but cannot find the right command which I can bind to Ctrl+T to get a new tab to open in the same location as the current tab (just like what you get in the MacOS terminal with ...
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tmux long lines copy and paste

I use Terminal.app for connecting to remove RHEL box and use tmux there. I have long command lines, more than the terminal width, I copy them and paste to re-execute commands, the problem is that tmux ...
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Cygwin and Cygwin64 missing prompt in terminal

I tried to install and reinstall cygwin and cygwin64. I also tried different mirror sites. Instead of seeing a line like user@PC~ $, I see a blank screen with a blinking cursor. The properties of ...
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“Open File” dialog box takes a long time to appear on all applications

On Ubuntu 14.04. While using KeepassX, I tried to open a database with the Ctrl+O shortcut, but it appeared to crash with a non-responsive window. I then noticed the same behavior with Firefox, ...
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Focus window when created from terminal

I would like to run a process (browser.html) from the terminal, but I can not get this to work correctly. The window appears and launches correctly, but it appears to not be focused. You can select ...
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Changes to be commited half green half red

Last time I used git add . and git status after I got this output: Why is the output colored this way, and why are the paths ordered so oddly? For example: ...
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How to change kernel message VT in linux

I feel kinda stupid, since I'm certain I used to know this. But here goes. How can I change which VT kernel messages print to? I use text-mode primarily, typically on vt1. Unfortunately, kernel ...
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Change vagrant box prompt color

The standard purple in the vagrant shell is not readable in my terminal. I don't understand the way PS1 is set up so I'm hoping someone here knows how to get change the color. Perhaps thin letters in ...
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Midnigh Commander rendering fail in CygWin, Windows 8 and ConEmu (or Console)

I am trying to use alternate terminal emulator for CygWin in Windows 8.1 x64. I am trying to use [ConEmu] and [Console], but both of them fails in rendering of mc program. Is it fixable?
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Terminal prompt disappeared?

I was fooling around in “Terminal” (Mac OS 10.6) and typed in sudo ping -f but didn’t put in a URL and didn’t hit return, instead closing the application. When I opened it again the prompt that ...
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Why is “whois” timing out on my Mac's terminal but apparent working fine in Network Utility?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.10.2 (Yosemite) and when I do the following in “Terminal,” my request times out: > whois google.com whois: connect(): Operation timed out I also downloaded jwhois with no ...
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Terminal: go through autocompleted options after pressing tab

Pressing tab on terminal shows the possibilities you can choose from like below: MacBook :~ user$ ls _ Directory1 Directory2 Directory3 How can I make the possibilities appear on the cursor (the ...
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how do I hide byobu status line?

You know, in tmux there's an option set -g status off that allows me to hide the tmux status bar, can I do the same with byobu? I can't find any option that allows me to hide the status bar and gives ...
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Where is the .zshrc file on Mac?

I’m using iTerm and wanted to customize the look of my terminal window using Oh My ZSH!. And according to the documentation I need to change the ~/.zshrc file and add a ZSH_THEME value: Once you ...
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How to close open (20+) notification windows from terminal or disable HP Alerts?

For some strange reason an app called “HP Alerts” filled my screen overnight with notification windows telling me one of my inkjet cartridges are low on ink. I have now disabled these notifications ...
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Copying from Emacs to other tmux pane (code execution for Ipython, sql, bash, etc)?

My preferred setup is running a terminal window with several tmux panes (a couple of shells, and an emacs session). What is the easiest way to send code from the emacs pane to be executed in the shell ...
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Change font in terminal on remote connection in Konsole

Is it possible to set Konsole terminal to change font color on remote connection? For example, depending on computer's name?
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after SSHing into another machine and starting vim, run terminal command in original terminal

I use ssh to remotely login to a machine where I subsequently work primarily from Vim. Sometimes I want to run some shell command on my original machine without leaving Vim. What is a non-disruptive ...
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Load Images and play Videos online using linux terminal

I am using ubuntu 12.10 and I am browsing website using w3m module. But this module cannot shows images and play videos. Is there any way to load images and play videos in linux terminal?
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Remounting DOWNLOADED volume that has been ejected?

I see similar questions regarding remounting ejected USB drives but the solutions don't answer my question. If I have installed a .pkg that has created a volume, and then I have ejected said volume, ...
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Guake default interpreter missing

I have compiled tmux, and it is at /usr/local/bin/tmux, but it doesn't show up in the list of interpreters in guake. How can I fix this?
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How can I ping computers on another network?

I can successfully ping a computer on the same wireless network as me using the ping command in Terminal, however when I try to ping computers on outside wireless networks using their external IP ...
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How to change linux terminal to yaft on boot

I am using Arch Linux on an old laptop and when I log in it is to $TERM=linux. How do I configure it to load yaft instead? At the moment I have to log in then type yaft but I would like to use yaft as ...
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Setting virtual terminal to support 256colors in Arch Linux

I have Arch Linux setup on an old laptop without X-Windows. Running a colortest shows that the terminal doesn’t display all the colors. How can I change the settings so that I can use more colors? I ...
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Nano in Pathfinder Terminal Shows 2-Line Header

I use nano (= pico) for editing git commits in my terminal window. I'm trying to use the terminal in PathFinder but this happens: There are almost no settings for Path Finder. Is there anything I ...
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How to start default application at the startup of linux terminal

I want when i start the terminal in Linux it shows my name and run some default instructions. for example: i want to show My Name then the date then the date instruction. where can i edit these ...
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How to update DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS in tmux when that address changes?

I have noticed, that I can’t run steam in a tmux pane: it gave me error Error: Unable to open a connection to X. Check your DISPLAY environment variable and make sure that you have enabled X. If ...
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Determine and Use Resolution as a Variable in UNIX script on Mac

I’m deploying a NetRestore image to multiple kinds of Macs: MacBooks, MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, iMacs and Mac Minis. I have several custom designed login screens that I’d like to use but everything ...
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Changing terminal Java version - not all options shown

I'm trying to change the JDK that the linux terminal is using to run jar files from 1.6 to 1.7. I'm trying to do this by using the command update-alternatives --config java which is giving me the ...
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Is it possible to highlight text with the keyboard only?

I know you can highlight text with the mouse, but can this be done in a terminal on Linux/MacOSX with the keyboard only? I've tried using shift and other commands with the arrow keys to no avail. Is ...
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Is there a way to make an SSH session act like a local terminal session?

Some of the commands I run want to be run from the X11 display. Examples: I have to specify the display to run anything with xset. I can’t run vbetool remotely (no display switch). Starting any ...
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remap ctrl-shift-up -down (xubuntu, bash)

I'm using xubuntu 14.04 and trying to remap ctrl-shift-up/-down arrow key in vim in xfce-terminal (not gvim). Doing the same with left/right works fine. The keys are not mapped in some xfce-settings. ...
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Terminal new window always shows -bash: Searching: command not found

When open terminal, it always shows -bash: Searching: command not found. It does not affect other functions, just each time, even though open a new terminal window, it still pops up at the top of the ...