The terminal emulator included in Mac OS X.

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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 ...
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Is there a way to hide Terminal.app's credentials (prompt text)?

I lose too many columns in my terminal because of the credentials ( Victor-Rodriguess-MacBook-Pro:~ victorrodrigues$ ). Could I shrink this? The only information I see as really needed sometimes for ...
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Connect to another Mac via Terminal?

I need to connect to a Mac server from my MacBook using Terminal.app. If I open Finder, I can see it in my "SHARED" list. I can "connect as" an authenticated user and all that. But how do I connect ...
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MacOS X Lion Terminal and auto-maximize

Sometimes when I'm working in Terminal, it auto-maximizes the window. It is frustrating because I'm referring to another window that gets obscured when the auto-maximize occurs. What can I do 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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How do I set the title of Terminal.app with the fish shell?

I'm trying the fish shell in Mac OS X, intalled using MacPorts. I'd like to have the title of my Terminal window be my current directory. Currently, the title just says Terminal - fish - 80x24 ...
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How to get files from Mac OS X desktop to Remote Server?

I typically use an FTP client to get files up to a server. But this time I was given remote access. So I am using Windows Remote Desktop Connection (on a Mac) and I am logged into the server. I see ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...