The terminal emulator included in Mac OS X.

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Display Unicode Tetris boards in Terminal — or how to dynamically decrease line height

I am using black squares \xe2\x97\xbc◼ and white squares \xe2\x97\xbb◻ to display tetris boards in my shell. Unfortunately there is quite a visible line spacing between rows and that just doesn't look ...
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How to have full directory path always shown in mac terminal (like linux terminal)

In my ubuntu terminal I have always current directory shown completely. Just like this: blabla@blublu:~/music/my_album/classical/beethoven$ But in my Mac (Mac OS X 10.6.5) terminal does not show ...
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Newbie OSX problem in terminal with running a command on a file in a different folder

I'm trying to run a command on a different folder. The command I'm trying to run is \Applications\VirtualBox.app\MacOS\VBoxManage modifyhd Windows98.vdi --resize 1000 Windows98.vdi i the the ...
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What should $TERM be on Mac OSX 10.6.6?

echo $TERM gives me xterm-color. Is that right? I'm having issues with vim and was told to change it to dtterm. Why? I've learned that I can change this value in Terminal.app Preferences... under the ...
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Mac OS X Terminal get in Macintosh HD? For using Git and Github

I wanted to get started with using Git and Github especially for installing Web software to my htdocs directory. htdocs is the folder in which you put all your websites that then run by using MAMP -- ...
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Weird behaviour/rendering of backspace in Terminal.app when SSHing into zsh using tmux/screen

I just stumbled upon a weird problem. When I SSH into my server (centos, zsh) and I type some stuff and hit backspace It looks like a space - but internally it really deleted the characters. ls -l a ...
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Copy colored output from Mac OS X terminal

I see a nicely colored output in my terminal. The terminal has a "Export Text As" command but it saves a plain-text file without the colors. Same with copy&paste. Do you know a way to save ...
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name terminal/tabs

Is there a way to name a terminal window or even better give each tab a name. at the moment they just get the underlying process name : for example a tab running elasticsearch gets the name java
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How can I automatically start two SSH sessions in two Terminal tabs?

In my Mac, how do I write a script that can do this? Open "terminal". In that terminal, "ssh myserver" Open a new "tab" inside the terminal. In that tab, "ssh myserver2" Then, how would I run this ...
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Mac OS terminal : Select other device

I just can't figure out how to do this. I'm quite beginner with the terminal, I have no problem to browse between files with "cd", but don't know how to browse a different device than my hard drive ...
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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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bash terminal - prompt cursor changes from $ to > upon entering invalid command

I used the Terminal application in Mac OS X to remove some hidden files (i believe this uses the bash shell by default). I inadvertently misspelt my command and, upon hitting the Enter key, my prompt ...
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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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Where can I find the “terminal” program on OS X?

Where can I find this app, and where can I find instructions on how to use it? My OS X is using the Dutch language settings.
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Terminal.app bash character echoing messed up

I’m having a problem with my terminal for a while now. It seems the combination of bash (or rather readline) and Terminal.app gets confused somehow when I hit the cursor-right key to exit ...
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Terminal missing in Mac OS X?

I am new to Mac OS. It seems cool, but I can't find terminal cmd utility on my Macbook. Is there any other way to find it or any other third party terminals available?
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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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Trying to silence Terminal Applescript

I have an Applescript that changes directory for the front Terminal window to the front Finder window. It works fine, but it also outputs text which clutters my terminal window. Does anyone have any ...
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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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Running processes through SSH? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I keep jobs running after logout? I'm on a Mac and I SSH into my Ubuntu box and run node.js (or any other application), but when I close out of the terminal on my ...
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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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Mac OS X terminal.app sometimes sometimes starts interpreting newlines differently! Can this be fixed?

A few times now, I've had Mac OS X Terminal end up in an odd state, whereby newlines aren't interpreted as they normally are. It's as if they're doing the line feed part, but not the carriage return. ...
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What escape code do I need in PS* to make sure terminal is back in normal settings on shell prompt?

Sometimes I accidentally cat some binary data; sometimes some ncurses program crash - for plenty of reasons terminal can end up in bad state, requiring manual reset. This is happening too often. Such ...
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Mac OS X Terminal.app reconnect

When I'm connection to a remote server via ssh inside a Terminal window, and I put the computer to sleep, when I come back the connection is of course interrupted. The problem is there seems to be no ...
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Terminal Problems OS X 10.6.4

I commonly have long terminal commands and whenever I try to use the command history (by pressing the up-arrow) the text formatting becomes all garbled and the cursor appears in the wrong place. At ...
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Open, resize and position Terminal App

Dow anyone have a script that opens a new terminal window, resizes it and then positions the window somewhere specific on the desktop?
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Mac OS X Terminal title incorrectly displaying “Python”

I have my Mac OS X terminal set to display only the active process name. But for some reason when I am at the shell prompt the title displays "Python". But when I type anything at the prompt, it ...
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White flash of screen in Terminal

Apparently I've configured some kind of utility that makes my whole screen flash white whenever my Terminal.app gives a 'bell'. This is not the same as the option "visual bell" on the preference pane ...
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What are the advantages of using xterm over any other terminal emulator? [closed]

I've seen a lot of terminal emulators as a programmer - PuTTy, Gnome Terminal, KDE Konsole, Terminal.app, iTerm, etc. Someone showed me an 'xterm' for the first time today. I've used these other ...
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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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How do I get a decent work environment in my OS X terminal and the IRB? And how is yours?

How do I get a decent work environment in my OS X terminal and the IRB? And how is yours? For example: in the screenshot below, mine is on the left and something I would prefer is on the right. ...
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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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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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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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Passing Command Line Args to `open` on Mac

I am using the open command from the Terminal to open an app bundle and would like to pass a command line argument through to the underlying executable. Is this possible with the open command? The ...
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Setting permissions on Mac OS X

I am developing a website hosted locally on a Mac and I am having trouble with directory permissions. I have exhausted my normal options for solving the problem and the remaining solution I can think ...
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When I ssh into my ubuntu server, from Mac OS X, I can't seem to get full window addressing no matter how I what I set TERM to

No matter what the TERM variable is set to, vt-100, xterm, xterm-color the terminal does wierd things, like force a carriage return after 80 characters, and only address the upper left corner of the ...
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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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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)
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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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Mac OS X - How to make a new terminal tab open in current tab's location? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Spawn a new terminal window (Mac OS X)? Hi - I'm working with the terminal a lot on Mac OS X, and many times use multiple tabs. Each time I open a new tab with Cmd+T, ...
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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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Is it possible to change the transparency of an already open window in Mac OS X?

Specifically, I'd like to change the transparency of an already open Terminal.app window. I know I can change the settings and then open a new window, but I can't figure out how to make an already ...
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OS X terminal app with custom tab names?

Is there any way or free terminal application that would allow me to have custom tab names for each terminal session? Let's say I am connected to few different servers from my terminal and I want to ...
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On OS X, using Terminal, is there a way to get rid of the scroll bar?

I've been going back and forth a bit between iTerm and Terminal lately. They both have their pros and cons, but at this point I've more or less settled on Terminal. (The reason, if you're curious, ...
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Can I make Terminal.app open different profiles with shortcut like iTerm?

I've been using iTerm for a while, but I switched back to Terminal.app in Snow Leopard due to the Visor plugin. Most of thing works pretty well after I switched to Terminal.app, except in iTerm, I ...
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Open current Finder folder in Terminal by shortcut in Snow Leopard

I want to use some shortcut in Finder to open current folder in Terminal. I've only found an application, that adds icon to Finder's toolbar.
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How to use standard-style cursor moving in Terminal of Snow Leopard?

I want to use command + arrows to move cursor to the beginning and to the end of line, alt + arrows to move it trough words in Terminal (zsh shell). Are there ways to do this?
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“-bash: ls: command not found” error in Terminal on Mac. How to correct it?

I edited the .profile file to add a new PATH. I believe I set it wrong such that most commands become unavailable. Since I can't use ls or vi commands to edit .profile again, any idea how I can ...
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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, ...