A terminal is a hardware device used for entering data into and displaying information from a computer. Terminals were frequently used in the days of mainframe computers. Today, most operating systems offer text-based "terminal emulators", which replicate the functionality of a classical terminal, ...

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256-colour terminal

I've been battling it out with this 256-colour terminal malarkey and I just can't get decent colour displays in a terminal. I'm using ubuntu-server with openssh and zsh. I have tried accessing the ...
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Display unicode in tmux?

This is urxvt without tmux This is urxvt with tmux and utf8 not enabled in the config This is urxvt with tmux and utf8 enabled in the config How can I make tmux act consistent with the ...
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Keep Session with Terminator

I am using Terminator for multiple Terminal Sessions. I know I can start with custom Session layout but most of the time I have changing Session settings. Is it possible to save the current Session ...
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scp no such file

I'm on mac osx getting a file from a remote server. I run the following command: scp remoteusername@remotehostip:/home/username/file.tar ./Users/localusername/Documents/specialdir I get the ...
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Enabling Italics, Underline on Emacs, Xterm and Putty

I'm using a Ubuntu (11.04 Server Edition) virtual machine as my development environment. It doesn't have a desktop environment since I don't think its necessary and I want to keep it lightweight. I'm ...
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How to add a 'greek' character in the path using cURL?

I have a Makefile where one of many tasks is to upload a file using cURL, one of these files, has a greek character in the name and when I try to upload using cURL, I receive this error: curl: (43) A ...
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Terminal across two Monitors

I have two 24" Monitors connect to my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. For some purposes it would be helpful to maximize my Terminal over both Monitors as one big Window. I can drag a window larger with the mouse, ...
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Local echo using Screen to connect to a serial terminal

Reading through the book "Building Wireless Sensor Networks" I learned that you can use the Screen utility to attach to a serial console. I tried using it to connect to an XBee module and it seemed ...
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I can't get XFCE terminal to display VIM's colorschemes

That's what I have in my .bashrc if [ -n "$DISPLAY" -a "$TERM" == "xterm" ]; then export TERM=xterm-256color fi In my .vimrc I have: set t_Co=256 echo $TERM prints xterm-256color tput ...
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TERM=xterm-256color vs xterm+256color

I noticed debian ships with a terminfo xterm+256color while most other distros only have (and is the default in osx) xterm-256color looking at the info on both, i can see that xterm+256color is very ...
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Unzip Multipart Zip from Command Line

Thanks in advance for any help. I am trying to unzip a multipart zip file from the command line in OSX 10.8.5. I created the zip using zip -s 800m foo.zip foo.mov The file foo.mov is 2.7GB. So I ...
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How can I launch Front Panel in CDE (Common Desktop Environment)?

When using Cygwin/X, after I ssh with x11 forwarding into a Solaris 9 system, sometimes I can't see the Front Panel or even the wallpaper: Is there a way to bring Front Panel into view, or launch ...
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Has anyone managed to run Xorg from console mode on OS X?

I'm an avid user of XQuartz and use it for all my computing needs on OS X. Since I essentially don't use any Aqua apps any more, I wondered if it would be possible to start the X window system from ...
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Awesome WM scratchpad with terminator

I've recently started using Awesome WM and trying to recreate a Yakuake-like experience I found the Scratchpad manager. I've tried several configurations to make it work with terminator, and so far ...
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Matching bracket selection on gnome-terminal, like Mac OSX terminal

I have recently fallen for a (non obvious) feature of the Mac OSX terminal: Given a display of some kind of deeply nested text with lots of matching brackets, parenthesis, or quotes (ie. JSON), the ...
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Why does this line appear every time I launch iTerm on my MacBook?

So I use iTerm on my MacBook Air and also my MacBook Pro. I've been playing around with .bashrc and .bash_profile and trying to come up with clever ways to configure things. At one point I decided I ...
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How to mount SMB share from terminal using keychain?

I need to be able mount a SMB share from terminal, for MAC OS versions (10.7). Is there a way to use mount_smbfs with keychain so I don't get prompt the username/password or have to add it to the ...
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remove dir with files not working

I'm trying to remove this directory pear from my tmp folder, but it's not letting me. I tried sudo rm -r pear But then it asks me to override, and I put y and it says Permission denied. Any ideas ...
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Programantic Diff

I'm localising a piece of Javascript (the github repo is here) for Spanish speaking users. I have both the English and Spanish text as PDFs and I have the software in English. The pdfs look like ...
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Execute command in terminal on click event

Recently I got to know a decent feature that exists in iTerm2, namely you can configure what command can be invoked while clicking on a text that refers a file. (e.g. you can open this file in text ...
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focus to newly opened terminal

I am using gnome-shell 3.14 on archlinux 3.17.3-1. I have a keyboard shortcut (ctrl+alt+T) to open an xfce4-terminal. My issue is that when I triger this shortcut the focus is not set the the newly ...
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Tracking down rogue terminal windows in OS X

I use iTerm 2 on OS X and suspect I may have a bunch of terminal windows running in the background and I would like to find and close them. When I open a new terminal window my CL looks like this: ...
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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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Rendering of unicode symbols in urxvt (height / width) vs. gnome-terminal

gnome-terminal renders the unicode symbols (arrows) in my prompt different from urxvt: They are displayed across the whole line's height, have less spacing in-between, but more appropriate ...
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Arrow keys work like option+arrow in terminal in tmux on osx

The following setting in .tmux.conf breaks arrow keys in terminal in tmux: set-window-option -g xterm-keys on When I disable this setting, then arrow keys work as expected in terminal but then they ...
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Ruby error on my Mac

I'm having issues with my Ruby on my iMac (early 2010). I have the preview of Mac OS X Yosemite installed, but I've had these issues like forever, so I can't imagine OS X being the error here. ...
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See if Mac OS X has enabled hyperthreading?

There is a way of disabling hyperthreading on Mac OS X: How to disable HyperThreading on Mac OS X Lion? Is there a Terminal command of seeing whether Mac OS X has hyperthreading enabled?
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Better line breaking in terminal?

I am not sure if my request is valid, doable or better than the default option, but I'll give it a shot anyway. Word-wrapping in a terminal usually bothers me, since it wraps in the middle of the ...
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Inconsistent terminal settings across directories

This is a bit hard to explain, but for some reason, when I cd to one specific directory in my file tree, the terminal and the displays within the terminal appear different only inside this directory. ...
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Dual-Boot Windows 8.1 and BackTrack 5 R3 ISO with EasyBCD 2.2

I have a PC running Windows 8.1 (32-bit) and the BackTrack 5 R3 (KDE). I've installed Backtrack and it appeared on the boot menu, but whenever I select it, it always takes me to a terminal called ...
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OS X Terminal Tab Name Current Directory Causes Duplicate Name in Title Bar

In OS X (10.9.3) I'm setting PROMPT_COMMAND to set the terminal tab name to the current directory such as function set_tab_title { printf "\e]0;${PWD##*/}\a" } PROMPT_COMMAND="set_tab_title; ...
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OSX terminal command not found

I'm following a guide to setup airport in monitoring mode to do my networking exercise. I've made a shortcut to airport using this command: sudo ln -s ...
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OS X / Finder - Right Click “New Folder with Selection” - how to Increase the Animation Effect Speed?

I'm using Finder on OS X 10.9x. The effect that pulls all the selected items into a new folder from the right click "new folder with selection" is really nice, but way too slow for me. Anyone know a ...
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How to set fractional font size in terminal?

I'm trying to set the font in gnome-terminal to 9.5, which is ideal for me. I have installed many programming fonts, viz. proggy, anonymous-pro, terminus, inconsolata, droid-monovar, consolas, gohu, ...
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tmux shows weirdly encoded history on OSX

If I do the "history" command in tmux, I get a really weird result. Anyone got a hint on what to do to get normal output? The output looks like this: 477 ◆┬▒⎺▒└☃◆ 478 c▒├ ◆┬▒⎺▒└☃◆ 479 ...
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How to type asterisk while being in screen

How to type asterisk (*) character while running "screen" in terminal? Asterisk is binded to show a listing of all currently attached displays. Maybe there is some way to unbind it?
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OSX localhost mail in mail.app?

Every time I start a Terminal I see that I have unread mail. I know that I can access them via the mail command but I'm not comfortable in using that command. Is there any way to read the local mail ...
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Slow screen redrawing in terminal emulator

I use a modified PuTTY (PuTTY Tray, derived from PuTTYcyg) to connect to my Cygwin's login shell (zsh), on Windows 7 (64-bit). This works, but the screen refreshing is very slow. For example, when I ...
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OSX Terminal: FTP upload only if file size different

I am currently using FileZilla to backup my Documents. The manual procedure for this is as follows: Sign in to FTP using username and password Open Documents folder on FTP site Drag documents from ...
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How does one install this mcrypt package?

I'm using MAC os x Mavericks, so after dlownload mcrypt-2.6.8, I decided to to configure ( per the recommendation of a dozen blogs ) like so : MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=10.9 CFLAGS='-O3 -fno-common ...
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Terminal's bin/bash not responding

I have Googled through several instances of this issue but cannot get Terminal to open up with bash. I restarted the program, the computer and even logged in through another Administrator account but ...
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OSX Mavericks .zshrc cannot source

I am trying to source my zshrc. It sources fine when before I add this line: . ~/Dropbox/configs/aliases Then I get this: /Users/mkrell/.zshrc:.:13: too many open files: Dropbox/configs/aliases ...
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How to prevent mysql blobs from borking my terminal

When using the linux terminal client for mysql, every column with a blob prints out tons of control characters and the terminal has to be reset. This looks something like the following Map: �PNG ...
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URxvt: vim and cursorColor [invisible cursor or invisible cursor text]

Introduction I've always used a light-background terminal and a dark-background editor (vim). On this I'm not willing to compromise. In any case, I've just switched from xterm to urxvt ($TERM == ...
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Problems with tmux, mutt, and terminal colors

If I start mutt in a tmux session like this: $ tmux new-session -s mutt mutt Mutt complains: Error in /home/lars/.mutt/colors, line 20: 230: color not supported by term Error in ...
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Xfce terminal resize not sent across ssh

I'm running into some strange behaviour related to terminal resize updates not being sent across ssh. On my local machine if I open a terminal and do tput lines I get 24. Then making the window taller ...
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Can I reverse the stream direction of my terminal?

I'm not sure on how to word this question any other way but that's it. Is it possible to reverse the way your terminal prints text? For example if I type a command, I type it from the bottom of the ...
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Shared connection frequently closes when opening a new connection

I'm making heavy use of reusing a shared connection which I open to a remote box at the beginning of my workday. My .ssh/config looks somewhat like this: ControlMaster auto ControlPath ...
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Unintended autocomplete or alias in Terminal

There is a "strange" autocomplete function in my macbook. If I try to type "ps -aux" in terminal (iTerm or TotalTerminal) with the hit of "s" in ps, automatically this happens: "ps -p $$ # Tells the ...
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mv command says “No such file or directory”

I am attempting to rename a directory on an external hard drive on Mac OS X. When I tried in the finder I got an error that says, "An unexpected error occurred (error code -43)." -- so I thought I may ...