The terminal emulator included in Mac OS X.

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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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How to send F9-F12 to curses program running inside Terminal.app?

F9-F12 are used by Mac OS X, and I don't want to get rid of them, I just want to be able to send F9-F12 occasionally to programs inside terminal (mostly F9/F10). Some programs like mc support ...
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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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How to compile Rarcrack for Mac OSX?

I have a rar I desperately need whose password was saved as a file on a site that no longer exists :(. I'm running it on a mac osx 10.5.8 and have never used the terminal before but I figured out ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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How do you get a shell on a Mac?

I have never used a Mac before. I recently went to an Apple store and tried to open a shell to try it out. But, I was not able to open a shell - no shortcut for it, not right-click-menu entry, ...
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Command not found on (Terminal) iMac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset the $PATH variable on Mac OS X? When I open terminal and type the ls command, it says: command not found. I found a link that resolves the problem, but ...
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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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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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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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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 can Homebrew print a beer mug in Terminal?

Homebrew has a neat trick of printing out little icons next to its output. Like this: If I copy paste the icon it on its own and hit enter I get the result: -bash: $'?\237\215?': command not found ...
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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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How to list network shared items in terminal

Is there a way to list the network shared items in the Terminal command line the way Finder sees them in the Mac OS X GUI?
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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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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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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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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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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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Hostname issue in Mac OS X Lion

I've recently bought myself one of the new mid-2011 Mac Minis with OS X Lion, I'm completely new to Mac OS but I've used linux quite a bit before. The problem I'm having is that at the terminal my ...
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Mouse cursor in Terminal?

I use Mac OS X Terminal.app. But the answer to this would probably apply to any typical UNIX-ish terminal emulator in a graphical environment. Question -- what do I do to: Use my mouse cursor to ...