The terminal emulator included in Mac OS X.

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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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Enabling mouse scrolling in OS X terminal man pages

I have been trying to find a way for the OS X Terminal to accept the mouse input to scroll in the man pages. I have installed SIMBL and MouseTerm but this does not enable scrolling in the man pages. ...
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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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Use terminal scrollbar with tmux

I know how to scroll in tmux using the keyboard, but I noticed that it looks like there's a way to use the terminal scrollbar with GNU Screen. Can this be done with tmux?
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Mac terminals slow?

I would like to know as a new Mac user if anyone has any idea why scrolling or moving the cursor in the terminal is so slow. It may be common to Mac apps but I use the terminal more. Even installing ...
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Mac Terminal.app: Force '^C' to be printed when editing current prompt, then aborting it

This is the opposite of Prevent “^C” from being printed when aborting editing current prompt. I'm using Bash. When I'm editing the commandline in Bash, and I hit Control-C to abort the commandline, ...
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How can I export all my Terminal.app settings from one Mac to another?

I want to set a group of terminal windows, each one with personalized colours, etc. How can I move the whole Terminal.app setting from one computer to another? Where are they stored? Can't see them ...
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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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Spawn a new terminal window (Mac OS X)?

I am often working in a process in the Terminal and I've set some variables and used cd and so forth. Then I'd like to open another Terminal window from there. Is there any way to do this?
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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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OSX: Possible to use Total Terminal with iTerm2?

As I understand it, Total Terminal is a thin layer on top of Terminal.app that adds some Yakuake-like features. My question is: Is it possible to use Total Terminal with iTerm2 as the "backend" ...
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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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Ctrl-a echoes “^A” in Terminal.app

On a brand new MacBook Pro, the keyboard doesn't seem to act as expected for Terminal.app. I'm expecting Ctrl-a and Ctrl-e to be home and end functions, but I just get "^A" and "^E" echoed to the ...
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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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Manipulate Mac OS X file icons from Automator or command-line

Is there a way to manipulate icons on an Mac OS X file from either Automator or the terminal? In my case, I want to remove custom icons (that is, the same as doing 'Get Info' and Edit->Cut on the ...
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Command line history & tab-completion for sftp in OS X Terminal.app

I use Terminal.app constantly. When connecting via ssh to remote *nix systems, I can continue to use tab to complete command names and arrow-up/down to navigate the command history. However, with sftp ...
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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 ...
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How do I skip the requirement to hit tab twice on a soft link autocomplete? [duplicate]

When I am in the bash terminal (Mac) and I am selecting a file, I can easily type the first part of a directory and hit tab to have it auto complete, for example: cat ~/Desk [tab] -> cat ...
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How do I change the name of my mac in the terminal app? [duplicate]

The computer name is displayed as "unknown-" at the command prompt. How do I change this?
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Mac lsof command find all processes for all users

A while ago my teacher asked me to create a script that would kill Minecraft anytime it came up. It worked when the user themselves ran it, but it didn't if it was at root level. Is there a command ...
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Way of finding input devices?

In terminal is there a way for me to find all the input devices, eg keyboard and mouse? And more specifically get their thread id?
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iPython in Terminal.app: multi-line editing

I'm using iPython in Terminal.app (on Mac), and when I scrollback to a multi-line block it's really slow moving between lines. Is there a keybinding (or can I configure one) to make it possible to ...
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Load RVM environment in Screen and ZSH

This topic has been driving me nuts for a while now, and I'd like to be able to figure out what's going wrong. I use zsh with screen in my terminal, and have been for a while. However, for whatever ...
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How to use Terminal.app for an xterm session

I am on Mac OS X 10.8. When I open Terminal.app and connect to a remote machine with ssh -X user@remote.machine.net the XQuartz application launches. When I type xterm into Terminal.app, an X11 ...
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How can I send a command to two separate screen sessions simultaneously?

I'm monitoring two measurement devices (usbserial1 and usbserial2) over RS232 (via an USB adapter). I do this in the following way: I open two terminal windows. In one window I write the following ...
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On startup, how can I configure Terminal.app to open in fullscreen?

When my mac reboots, I would like to have Terminal open in full-screen mode (not full window size). I'm on OS X 10.8.2. How can I configure this?
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How can I hide or remove the split-pane bar on the right in Mac terminal?

What do I need to do to remove the split pane sidebar on the right from the terminal window? Never used to have it and now I don't know how to get rid of it.
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Terminal.app opens different theme when launching a new shell window

So I set Terminal.app to open up with certain defaults. I like a specific theme (Homebrew) with a default size of 140×50. However if I click the close icon (red X) to close the window and ...
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Mac Terminal/iTerm history cursor problems

So often, I run a command in either Terminal.app or iTerm, press the up arrow to go back to edit it, and the cursor jumps to the line above or somewhere totally in the wrong place. It especially ...
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MySQL formatting problems with UTF8 on Mac terminal

When I do a select in MySQL on a column in Terminal on Mac, it appears like this: +-------------------+ | my_iso8859_column | +-------------------+ |.. ....... | | ..... .... | | .. ...
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How to kill a zombie process on a mac

How to kill a zombie process or find it's parent process on a Mac using the Terminal?
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Find Samba Mount location on OS X

If I connect to a Samba Share through the 'Connect to Server' dialogue in the finder in OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), I can use this in the finder to drag/drop files etc etc. But if I want to access ...
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enabling colors in the python interactive shell on OS/X

I have just modified my .bash_profile so as to have colors in iTerm and Terminal. Now, I want to enable syntax highlighting for the Python interactive shell, IDLE-style. How to do that?
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How do I get command+left go to the beginning of the line in terminal?

I know I can do control+a but I want command+left. I'm using the fish shell. I tried creating an apple script to call control+a when I hit command+left but that caused it to call command+control+a ...
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Where is the scrollback location for the mac terminal?

Title says all. (the one when you use the scrollwheel to see the old commands and results) I do not wish to clear it for sure as some data I have lost is within some old scrollback.
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Mac OS X Doesnt run .bashrc by itself

When I open a new terminal I don't get the prompt I setup in ~/.bashrc or my aliases etc... If I run exec $SHELL then everything applies like it should for example: Last login: Mon Jan 7 09:02:00 on ...
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Vim text messed up on remote server

I often work on remote servers. There is one server that seems to get "confused" about the number of available columns (my best guess), but only when working in Vim (not bash). Specifically, when I ...
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Is there a way to disable closing panes in Tmux?

I am using tmuxinator. Here is my project file. project_name: Network project_root: ~/Code/Network tabs: - editor: vim - worker: layout: ...
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OS X terminal login takes lot of time

From earlier this week my MacBook Pro's terminal is taking a lot of time (about 20 seconds) to see the bash prompt. How do I reduce this time? EDIT: While the login is in progress I tailed the ...
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'subl -w' doesn't ever un-block when running under tmux on OS X

On my mac, I have $EDITOR set to 'subl -w'. If I run my shell session under tmux, it opens the editor fine, but the command on the terminal never exits. However, this works fine on a terminal by ...
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How to set the title of the tab in Terminal.app to the remote server I'm logged in to

I use one Mac to do work on several others. What I'd like to do is find a way to programmatically set the title of a Terminal.app tab to the name of the server I'm ssh-ed into, so I can determine at ...
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How do I make OS X set the terminal title back to the original title when coming back from ssh?

Starting on OS X, I ssh into foo (a Linux box). My terminal title changes to foo. I then ssh into bar (another Linux box). My terminal title changes to bar. I log out of bar. My terminal title ...
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cd to last directory in oh-my-zsh

Is there anyway to get oh-my-zsh and Terminal to load up my last used directory? For example I cd into ~/Desktop then close my terminal. I'd like it to open back up into the ~/Desktop folder.
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Cleanly Remove MAMP Pro

I'm trying to cleanly remove MAMP Pro from my Mac and I'm following the steps outlined in the SO article http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11855247/mamp-pro-restore-root-user-uninstall. I have been ...
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“There are stopped jobs” when I try to quit terminal

I am using terminal.app on a MacBookPro running Mac OSX Lion 10.7.5. When I try to exit the terminal, I get a message "There are stopped jobs" and the exit fails. What does this error message mean, ...
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Change keyboard shortcuts for for next and previous tab on OS X

I am on Mac OS X and when I used Bash (the default shell) before, to change tabs in the terminal I used Cmd← or Cmd→. Now I switched to to zsh and I have to do Cmd} or Cmd{. How do I change ...
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Can I remotely monitor printf results of a C program?

I have a long running C program in which I've started from the Terminal.app using: gdb program_name gdb run I'm using many printf statements to monitor the progress of the program. Unfortunately, ...
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How can I prevent OS X Terminal.app from overriding vim colours on a remote system?

As my primary workstation, I use a mac running OS X 10.5. I spend much of the day ssh'd into remote systems and am working on grokking vim. One of the things I want to do is experiment with different ...
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Scroll Bar on OS X Lion Terminal won't go away [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Snow Leopard hide scrollbar in terminal? I have this scrolling bar on the right side of my terminal because I accidentally split the window and I've merged the windows, ...
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Snow Leopard hide scrollbar in terminal?

Is there a way to get rid of the scrollbar in Terminal.app in SN (it worked with earlier versions of OSX, but so far I didn't get it working on 10.6)