The terminal emulator included in Mac OS X.

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Cannot save the output from a unix executable

I am attempting to save the output of an application I wrote. When I try to save the output by redirecting stdout the file that it results in is blank. This is what I am typing into Terminal.app (OS ...
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execute Shortcut on terminal mac os x

I have an application on another mac as mine, the software is still open, there are keyboard shortcuts that allow to perform tasks, I would like to execute shortcuts via the terminal from my mac.
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How can I launch a new Terminal in OSX with a specified profile from the command line?

I found the same question and a strong answer on SO: http://stackoverflow.com/q/4404242/147265 I'm looking to launch new terminals from the CLI in a different profile than my default. My current ...
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Mac OS X Terminal Error: undefined method `grep'

Every time I enter a command, or even just hit enter, in Terminal I get this line below the output: -e:1:in `<main>': undefined method `grep' for #<String:0x007feea31354b8> ...
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How do i unzip files from a nested folder?

Say i have the following .zip file: ZipFile.zip /zipfolder/ this.file that.file theother.file When i try: unzip ~/path/to/my/ZipFile.zip -d ~/path/to/my/destination/ ...
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More than one UserEventAgents

Recently I was checking my processes network usage in Mountain Lion using "nettop d". I noticed something odd. I always have two UserEventAgents in my nettop list with different pids. And there is of ...
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Open terminal app with multiple ssh tabs

I work on a Mac with Lion (10.7.5). I want to create a clickable desktop shortcut that will open the terminal app with multiple tabs where each tab is an ssh session to a remote machine. What is the ...
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Is it possible to set terminal to open at login on a mac?

After taking a computer architecture class, I noticed I've been using my trackpad less and less and instead relying more on keyboard input to open, edit, create files, folders etc. But I have to ...
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iTerm2: fix for choppy/jumpy cursor movement?

I just started using iTerm2 and I'm loving it, except that cursor movement is smoother on the Terminal.app that comes with OSX. I have my key-repeat speed pretty high, which makes it more noticeable. ...
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Redirect a cat command when using wildcards as input

I have the following command that takes a certain part of a file in the current directory, writes it to a temporary file, gets a part of another file one directory up, writes it to a temporary file ...
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Save a remote server (ssh) connection including password on Mac Terminal

Can I save an SSH connection similar to the answer to this question but including the password?
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Highlight 'Cursor' in Vim using Terminal.app

When I'm using Vim in Terminal.app it becomes very hard to se the characters under the cursor. In Terminal.app I can only specify the cursor color but not the color of cursor text like in Iterm2 for ...
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Mac OS X Terminal - Naming SSH Connections?

The short question is that I'd like to know if it is possible to give ssh connections 'friendly' names in terminal? My long reasoning is... I've got several server clusters running behind a single ...
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Why did my terminal suddenly contract?

I logged on to my account and was surprised to see something weird with my terminal: What's going on?
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ip command in Mac OS X terminal

I use the command ip link in Linux. Now I want it on Mac OS X, but the Mac OS X terminal doesn't have ip. What should I use instead?
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Keystrokes and commands for my inputrc — key-combination for “Shift-Space”, remap “Ctrl-PageUp/PageDown” to something without Page-keys

I need to add some things to my inputrc. I'm using bash 4, as OS I'm using debian and OSX. My terminal emulators are rxvt-unicode-256 on debian and Terminal.app on OSX. My new macbook has no ...
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How to identify the terminal from a script?

And don't say "$TERM" – it's always xterm. How can a bash script tell what terminal it's running in, specifically whether it's iTerm, Terminal.app, or actually an xterm? I ask because reset does not ...
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Disabling AppNap for Terminal

How do I disable AppNap for Terminal? Get Info on Terminal does not have Prevent App Nap check box An alternative is to turn the NSAppSleepDisabled flag on, but will it actually work? $ defaults ...
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Tab title is wrong with ssh/screen on osx

I am doing ssh -t host screen -D -RR in OS X (10.9) terminal tabs. My ~/.screenrc is identical on all remote hosts and contain the following line: hardstatus string "%H(%n:%t)$USER %h" My ...
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time command - output to a file

comamnd line: time myprocess outputs its results: OUTPUT FROM MY PROCESS real 0m1.954s user 0m0.086s sys 0m0.052s But if I do time myprocess > outputfile.txt my outputFiel.txt ...
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How to set OS X to open several Terminal instances that start at different screen locations?

Whenever I start a workday I need to open 4 terminal sessions (not tabbed), and move these to the four corners of my screen. I would like to use something like Automator to do this automatically ...
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Change the size of OS X terminal using keyboard

When typing in a terminal on OS X, I'd like a way to resize the window I'm typing in without taking my hands off the keyboard. Is there an easy way to do this? If not, any ideas for hacks?
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How to move back a word in OS X Terminal?

If I ssh into a Linux box I can move back a word in the CLI using OptionBackspace. Is there a way I can do this in the Mac's Terminal? Every time I press OptionBackspace, [D returns.
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Cut and Paste from OSX Terminal to Mac's TextEdit (v.1.8) Program results in partially garbled text- why?

Everytime I cut and paste from MAC Terminal (v 2.3) on my computer (mtn lion 10.8.5) to TextEdit and save as a .txt file, I notice that a lot of text gets garbled in the process. Does anyone know if ...
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Undo OS X terminal window split

I constantly split my terminal windows accidentally by pressing Cmd+D (it's so close to Cmd+F). I have no idea how to undo this. Any ideas?
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Recursively zip files into .cbz-files based on folder in command line

I'm trying to figure out how to write a script to automate creating .cbz files from images in folders on OSX. My directory tree will look like this: /toplevel/ cbz/ comics/ Comic1/ ...
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Can dumping binary data in terminal be considered dangerous?

I am thinking of a scenario where unknown stream of data is printed to a terminal, isn't it so that some sequences of characters may be interpreted as commands and corrupt the system state? Or the ...
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How to stop and start dropbox.app in Apple Terminal?

How to stop / start dropbox in the Apple Terminal? dropbox stop works when using Oracle Linux, but not within Mac OS 10.6.8.
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What causes commands to print on first line in Terminal.app on Mac OS X 10.8?

Every time I execute a command in Terminal.app, the command prints in the beginning of the first output line like this: > ls lsfile1 file2 file3 This only happens in Terminal.app, iTerm.app for ...
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Terminal not allowing single quotes

For some reason when I paste text into terminal it strips out single quotes. I also can't type single quotes. Double quotes seem to work fine. I don't have any problems with other programs AND when I ...
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Terminal mac (bash) script to extract, move and clean a WordPress install

I want to be able to copy/paste into terminal; wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz tar -xzvf latest.tar.gz mv wordpress/* . rmdir wordpress rm latest.tar.gz But I want correct wait commands in ...
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Find and replace from Terminal and write to a new file with the replaced values

I have a file template.jou that has the following format: /codeline1 /codeline2 /var = var /codeline3 Now I want to replace the var part with different values like A, B and C and then write the ...
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Mac Lion and getting rid of commands I have entered via terminal

I entered a command in terminal and had Mac OS lion execute it successfully. I simply would like to stop that execution and negate what I had the computer do. I have done the history -c command and ...
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iTerm2 & Terminal Giving >> [33[01;32m]u@h[33[00m]:[33[01;36m]w[33[00m]$

I opened iTerm2 and it changed the prompt to.. [33[01;32m]u@h[33[00m]:[33[01;36m]w[33[00m]$ I have no idea how this happened, and I can't figure out how to change it. I went to terminal ...
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Why does Option+Left Arrow work in Vim, but not Right Arrow on Mac OS X?

Using Vim in Terminal on Mac OS X, my Option+Left Arrow skips words as expected, but my Option+Right Arrow does nothing. How can I fix this?
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Close XQuartz when closing Terminal

I have an alias in my .profile file that has the following format: alias cluster="ssh -X user@server" This starts an ssh session with X11 forwarding such that the GUI from the server is forwarded ...
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How can I use kickstart or something else at the command line to view ARD settings?

I know I can use kickstart to configure Apple Remote Desktop from the command line, but, I can't find anything on the Internet or in kickstart's help message indicating how I can view the current ...
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Mac OS X Terminal garbles text

Not sure what you would call this. Glitch, jarble, destruxxored. But my text looks like this: That's my cursor where they grey box is. Pressing up adds more text in random places, and my cursor ...
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Open current bash location explicitly in Finder

When double clicking a bundle folder (folder called *.bundle), a Terminal window opens as expected. However, $ open . does not then open a Finder window but another Terminal. Is there a way ...
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How to have multiple windows in a SSH terminal session?

From Mac OSX I login to a remote server that handles parallel computing jobs. I am not able to install anything on this server as it is administered by the university. I have multiple jobs running and ...
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terminal.app: how to read the terminal window title

I have seen many questions about how to set the tab (or window) name, but how to get it? I have setup terminal to open 8 tabs, each tab having its own name (dev1, dev2, ... dev8) Is there any way for ...
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Under which domain is the Finder sidebar “Devices” category setting for “User's MacBook Pro”?

Trying to verify that "User's MacBook Pro" is in the Finder's sidebar from the Terminal. I can't find a correlating setting under com.apple.finder, com.apple.sidebarlists, or even ...
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Verifying my password on OS X via dscl

If I know my password is foobar how can I use dscl to verify this on my machine? Of course the password is encrypted (Password: ********) in the output of dscl . -read /Users/myuser. It's fine if I ...
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Emacs and Gnu Screen Causing Line Wrap Problems

I have gnuscreen on with multiple "tabs" open. Emacs is on tab 0. When I tab to a different screen and return to Emacs, the lines do not wrap properly anymore. They blend into each other. If I have a ...
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Large video/file cache for Google Chrome (OS X)

Normally, cached files in Chrome are stored under ~/Library/Caches/Google/Chromehowever, apparently, when files exceed a certain size (allegedly 50 MB) they are stored elsewhere. Nobody seems to ...
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Add sound to keystrokes in iTerm2 / zsh

I've been searching for quite a while now, but haven't found anything. I want to spice my terminal up a bit more than just colorizing it – I also want to add specific sounds to keystrokes, newlines ...
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Run app as desktop background on Mac

I like to make my own desktop backgrounds, so I wrote a quick little animation using a Lua game development tool with the intention of using screenshots of it as my background. However, I realized ...
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Tool for editing text before sending to via a slow ssh connection?

I often ssh to a remote machine and work in an interactive shell (e.g. pry). If the ssh connection is slow, typing complex commands is very tedious because of the delay in echoing back the ...
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Mount AFP network drive via Terminal

I have created an automator function which copies files to mounted network drives (AFP). However on startup these drives arent mounted, is there a code I can add on top of my existing shell script ...
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How to make terminal title to stick on Macs

I'm not sure if this is a problem with my mac, of which I'm a noob with, or if it's a setting of the server I'm sshing into. What I'm doing is this: Open a new window in terminal SSH into a CentOS ...