The terminal emulator included in Mac OS X.

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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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pstopdf mac terminal width and height options

Are there any options which set width and height of outcome document of pstopdf command in terminal? I've used a2ps command to convert my Java code files into .ps file, now I want to convert .ps file ...
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Mac OS Terminal - keyboard echo breaks after ctrl-c with some applications

The only two applications I've been able to reproduce the issue with are tail and cat. If I tail -f log/development.log or any file for that matter, and press CTRL-C to quit, when I type additional ...
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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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Mac OS X Terminal not logging in

I am running Mac OS X version 10.6.3 and when I open the terminal (with terminal.app or iterm) it just hangs on the login process. I've tried restarting, changing the startup command to /bin/bash, and ...
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Midnight Commander function keys not working

I'm using Midnight Commander in a Mac Terminal. I'm using PC keyboard, so function keys work as F1-F12 keys, but they don't work in MC. I tested what character sequence is sent with each function key ...
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Mac command-line sort files into subfolders

I want to run a command on a very large folder to sort every item into subfolders based on modification date. Can this be done with one line? I.e., all files modified in July 2013 would be moved to ...
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DTerm: How to open into iTerm2 rather than Terminal.app by default?

In DTerm, one can open a full terminal application by typing ⌘-↩ after a command entered at the DTerm prompt. In a recent release, it is noted that support has been added for iTerm2 in DTerm via an ...
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How To Login To Terminal (OSX) Without Quitting Or Closing Window

I like to keep my windows open on my work machine so when I arrive in the mornings, I don't have to go through the process of opening them all again; and opening all my files. I can pick up where I ...
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How to use Terminal to navigate into a desktop shortcut or folder in applications?

I'm on a Mac and watching a tutorial on setting up Git. I'm in the terminal and currently on the Desktop. I can us ls to list all the items on my desktop, and cd into any of the folders on my Desktop,...
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Script for toggling OS X “Show Hidden Files” in Terminal

Is there a way to toggle the hidden files visibility on/off with a terminal script? In pseudocode: if can view hidden files set com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles false else set ...
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How to make ls command not show Icon? files?

I have a folder (say, Downloads) with a custom icon. When I execute cd Downloads and then ls, it displays Icon? Subfolder1 Subfolder2 How can I make the ls command skip (thus not showing) ...
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Localhost on Mac causing system-wide problems?

I had some trouble with my 2013 MBP bogging down this summer (apple wasn't sure why...too many chrome tabs or filesystem corruption. in any event a complete reinstall fixed it). I've been doing web ...
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Setting Terminal tab to current directory and program running

How can I make the terminal tab display <name of process running (vim, bash, ruby, etc)> - <parent directory/current directory>?
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Replace OS X's shell commands with the linux versions?

The commands available by default in the Terminal in OS X, don't seem to behave like their linux versions. How can I replace all of them with the actual GNU linux commands? For example sed -i ...
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How can I see the size of each file in a particular directory in the terminal?

When using the terminal, is there a command that allows you to see the size of each individual file in a particular directory?
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Terminal file find location [duplicate]

I am using a mac terminal (.command) file to launch a Python program. My question is, how can I find the location of the .command file when I am inside of the .command file. Thank you.
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Run command on startup (Mac OS X)

I need to run the command: sudo apachectl stop So that my database web server can handle incoming requests instead of the Apple server. However, this does not survive a restart. I tried setting up ...
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Vim starts with beginning of a “change” command

I'm having an issue with vim startup. Whenever I run vim somefile, it starts as though I pressed c just after startup. So, if I then try to immediately jump to the end of the file with G, it instead ...
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How can I Pbpaste an image in to the command line?

Current use case: I select "copy image" on some random png in safari. I type pbpaste into terminal, and get the link to the image. Is there anyway to get the binary data instead?
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OS X Find and RM recursively through folders with spaces in the names?

WD My Cloud NAS added hidden .wdmc folders to every folder with a jpg without notifying or asking me first. There are many hundreds on my NAS drive. It has something to do with their media server ...
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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 move only files with other equal filename but different extension in the folder

I have a lot of folders, some with mp3 files only, others with m4a files only, other with files of both extensions. I need to identify which folders have files in both extensions, then move the mp3 ...
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Mac OSX Terminal: Copy Window Contents

I am running a java script, which has some text output. I'd like to copy/paste that output. If I do ⌘-A, it copies everything that's been typed that session, even if I typed clear beforehand. How can ...
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View Shared Folders from Terminal

How can one list the shared folders of a server from the OSX Terminal? For example, I know that on server1, there are several shared folders, but to mount them, I need to know the name of these ...
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Need to reset OS X terminal AFTER logging out of Ubuntu (ssh + zsh)

I have a problem I cannot understand, and cannot debug for the life of me. I run Mac OS X 10.9.2 (latest) and use Terminal.app and zsh as my shell. A server I work remotely on runs Ubuntu 13.04 and ...
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OSX text-to-speech: key words are badly synthetise in French. How to overcome?

OSX has a great Text to Speech (TTS) feature, but I noticed some limitations. I set OSX 10.9.2 in French with French TTS voices. The words "pages", "user", and pseudo-word "fire" for example are not ...
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Cannot use F10 key in Midnight commander running in OS X's terminal

I connect to my server from Terminal in Mac OS X 10.5. When I run Midnight Commander there I cannot use function keys like F10 to close MC even I cannot use mouse to control MC. Any idea why function ...
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Setting custom (Powerline) fonts in the default OSX Terminal app

I was able to set a custom font in Iterm 2 by setting the Non-ASCII option in Iterm's setting. I was not able to find a similar option in the default Mac OS Terminal. How can I do this for Mac OS ...
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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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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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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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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 can I make hyperlinks in Irssi/Terminal.app be underlined?

I'm using Irssi via Terminal.app on a Mac. I realise you can open links in the default browser using CMD + Double-click but I'd like some visual indication in Irssi that links are, well, links (such ...
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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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Reset Mac OS X Terminal to default

I accidentally renamed my "Basic" terminal profile under Terminal -> Preferences -> Settings. I renamed it back but this got me wondering if there was a way to reset all terminal settings to defaults. ...
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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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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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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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What's the difference between ^C and ^D for UNIX/Mac OS X terminal?

When I try to stop something, I use ^C and sometimes ^D in terminal. What's the difference between the two? Why some program doesn't respond to ^C, but ^D. Why the Terminal.app just quits when I use ^...
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Arrow keys don't work in htop on OS X in Terminal

Not sure when it happened, or what I did (if anything), but my arrow keys don't work in htop anymore to scroll around. They used to though. You should be able to press up and down to scroll up and ...
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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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Display PDF content in terminal (just like using “less” with txt)

I was just wondering if there is a way to display content of a PDF file inside terminal, just like doing less file.txt but with PDF files.
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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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Binding .inputrc on Mac?

On Linux I had this line on my .inputrc: "\C-/": undo which doesn't work on Mac. Is there a way to make it work? On another note, is there a way to bind command keys on inputrc?
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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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Mac OS X - Could not start Terminal.app - shell has illegal value

I can not run the Terminal.app after rolling back my system from time machine. Mac OS X Version 10.6.2 It displays the following error. "Your are not authorized to run this application" "The ...
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Have to repeatedly press enter for Terminal commands to work — OS X 10.7.3 Lion

I've encountered a very, very strange error. Whenever I type a command, I must press enter several times before the Terminal executes the command. Note that this is not a hardware error: I can still ...