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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Weird rendering artefact in vim (terminal, not MacVim)

Running Mac OS X, using either Terminal.app or iTerm2, there is a strange artefact with the character rendering that I have a hard time explaining and an even harder time understanding. I'll start ...
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opening several terminals at once

In my dev environment, I sometimes need several terminals to be open, each running its own script/ a server (rails, django, redis, mongo, consoles, etc) How can I create some shortcut that will open ...
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Is it possible to highlight text with the keyboard only?

I know you can highlight text with the mouse, but can this be done in a terminal on Linux/MacOSX with the keyboard only? I've tried using shift and other commands with the arrow keys to no avail. Is ...
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My cursor is at the beginning of my bash prompt. Any ideas why?

I'm using a slightly modified version of Gary Bernhardt's (destroyallsoftware.com) .bashrc with homebrew bash 3.2.51. # . ~/bin/bash_colors.sh . ~/bin/colorize.sh [... snipped ...] # ...
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Can't type ] or } in either the Terminal or Emacs while in “Español - ISO” keyboard language mode

I can type [ and { with no issues, but when I type ] nothing happens, and when I type } a ? sign is typed instead. This is an issue only while in Terminal or Emacs (Terminal and GUI). Everything ...
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gnome-terminal - color palette

I'm trying to assign color palette on my gnome-terminal but it doesn't change at all... any clue? Screenshot > http://i.imgur.com/MXXhoOo.jpg Aditional info: Fedora 18 64bits (shiny new) GNOME ...
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Key bindings in zshrc do not take any effect

I have just switched to zsh, and I would like to bind Home, End and Delete keys such that they would act similar to how they do in bash. I have found some commands that work if I enter them directly ...
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How do I use non-latin alphabet characters in a framebuffer console?

How do you guys use Linux when you have lots of files with non-Latin alphabets, or even Chinese/Japanese? I don't have a problem with Windows, because I do everything in the GUI (it's hard not to), ...
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mouse interaction with ls output - click to open

I would like to be able to (double) click a file from the ls output and open it with the associated program. Anyone knows a way to do this? Mouse-console interaction is possible with GPM and links ...
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Emacs-style backward word delete in Vim through OS X terminal

Using vim through terminal in OS X, I don't seem to be able to bind meta-backspace to delete a word. I'm using xterm-color, delete sends ctrl-h, and I have 'Use option as meta-key' checked. This ...
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Invoking an MMC Snap-in function from Windows command shell: is it possible?

I need to execute a MMC Snap-in function from the Command Shell of a Windows computer. I need it to schedule this command in the same Windows PC and executes in background. Probably this questions ...
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how to log information when a file is executed

I want to log information when a file is executed and hopefully tail that information. What is the best way to log for example a timestamp and ip address when a file is being executed via ssh terminal ...
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Choose which binary is default binary on Mac OS X Mavericks

I have installed the latest SVN 1.8 via homebrew on my Mac. However now If I run svn --version I get back that I have 1.7. Next thinng I run which -a svn which then shows me I have it twice: ...
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Why do I see the unicode character è when I type Alt-h in my xterm on CentOS?

I am sshing into a centos box from an ubuntu box. I keep seeing è when I type alt+h (aka M-h). I want to use this key combo in tmux bindings but it doesn’t work because tmux doesn't recognize utf8 ...
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Concise IP information in OS X Terminal

Is there a command for the OS X Terminal that shows you only the most vital IP configuration information about your machine? I know there is "ifconfig" but that brings up a bunch of (in most cases) ...
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Message appears every time terminal is opened

On OS X Mavericks, whenever I open up iTerm (or the default Terminal), the following message appears: -bash: /etc/profile.d/sm.sh: No such file or directory -bash: /etc/profile.d/rvm.sh: No such file ...
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Mac Terminal showing bash instead of my username

This makes it hard to know what directory I am in. I installed a version of python for school and now it says -bash-3.2$ instead of MyMacbook: ~$. I'm sure this is really simple, but I know nothing ...
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How do I launch a command file (e.g. *.sh) in a separate shell interaction utility (e.g. iTerm2) on my user's login?

iTerm2 is an awesome utility and makes my interaction w/ the command line much easier. There are a lot of update commands I run on a daily basis, and thought it would be amazing if those could be ...
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Is it possible to grab and store the returned window id of a terminal opened through applescript or bash?

I have been working on this "dashboard" to help control my localhost server environment. It has been scripted in bin/bash for reference. I recently discovered I can use the bin command "osascript" to ...
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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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OS X Terminal prompt changed

My terminal prompt on OS X 10.8.3 suddenly is not the machine or hostname anymore but something like: minint-j4lfb2s:~ Where does that come from? I did not change it. How can that be?
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Adding highlight to ubuntu terminal

My current terminal looks like this: I know that I can change the font colour and the background colour, but I wanted to know if I can make the words be highlighted according to what they are ...
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Any way to wipe out everything I have installed via Command Line?

So I have borked my system. Running OS X 10.8.3, I have installed a mess of stuff; Ruby, RVM, Git, Node, Brew etc... As well as playing with dotfiles (http://dotfiles.github.io/) Which I really ...
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Logging into multiple servers simultaneously

We have a service which is a distributed system running across about 16 machines, each doing different things. When an operational issue is reported, I would ideally like our dev/ops team to be able ...
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Deleted system files in fonts folder, can't put them back

My friend decided to pull a prank on my computer the other day and I decided to return the favor. I came across a the idea to remove the files in his files in the /Volumes/System/Library/Fonts folder. ...
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Mac Terminal Forgetting Aliases

Every time I set a new alias in terminal and exit out it seem to forget them. Any ideas as to why that is? I had Git installed too, but whenever I try to use it I get a command not found error.
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terminate the background task launched by xterminal

I used Xterm -e command to run six programs in the background in six X terminals in my shell script. When I used PS command, I can see 6 Xterm process running in the background but I can't see the ...
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Add a newline after each terminal command except at the beginning

I want to add a newline after every command I enter in the terminal. Right now, I have this line in my .bash_profile file: export PS1="\n\u$ " This works as expected: However the issue with ...
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^[[O and ^[[I appearing on iTerm2 when focus lost

I'm using iTerm2 2.1.1 on Yosemite. No tmux. When iTerm loses focus (when switched to another application by Cmd-Tab or clicking another window), a ^[[I and ^[[O seems to be sent to the terminal. ...
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Open a Command in a New Instance of Various Terminal Emulators

I am trying to open a terminal emulator while simultaneously passing a compound command to it. What are commands for doing this (two versions: where the terminal stays open after completing or where ...
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Checking for changes on Linux live OS's

I am a novice to the terminal of linux live OS's (eg Kali Linux). Please advise what 1) in built programs (e.g. Syslog...), 2) Commands in the Terminal (eg ls, ps, md5sum, ...) one can use for ...
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How to Set my Mac $PATH back the way it was before in Mac OS X

I’m just getting started with “Terminal,” the other day I might have messed something up with my /usr/local/bin. When executing echo $PATH it returns me with: ...
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Mac OS .bash_profile errors

I'm running Mavericks 10.9.5 and I have tried to install Metasploit from this guide. It was until the Install Homebew I used echo PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:$PATH >> ~/.bash_profile ...
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Terminal: unknown0025003f3355:~ pontuspersson$

When I open my terminal window I get this: unknown0025003f3355:~ pontuspersson$ Why is this? And How can I fix it?
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Only output curl result dependent on mime-type

Is it possible to make curl only save the output of curl -o if the file is of a certain mime-type? For example, I might use the following command to download a bunch of images off a server... curl ...
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very strange keyboard/chars behavior in nano editor from terminal

I use "nano" to edit my files on remote servers. I'm on MAC OSX. When I type characters to nano from time to time it just doesn't enter characters as I type them. The behavior is very strange and ...
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How can I make the Terminal compile a file I edited using Aquamacs?

I'm having trouble getting a small source code compiled in the terminal. I'm completely new at this (just started taking an introductory course)... I'm going to try to describe the situation as best I ...
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What is the command line function to reconnect to a running X server?

I was working on some stuff on my desktop running Ubuntu 11.04. I bumped the button sequence, i forget what it even is now, that throws you back to the terminal. So I log in and hear the music I was ...
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CLICompanion equivalent for rpm-based linux?

There's a nice program for linux terminal beginners - CLICompanion - terminal with tips and dictionary. It's distributed only with deb packages. I'm just wondering if there's rpm package for this ...
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issues adding print drivers (Xerox 3250, 4510, 8560) to a terminal server so I can print from it

After remoting into another company's site (using Open VPN) and connecting to a machine their end to access their Accounts databases, I realised my printers hadn't been carried over by Terminal ...
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How to improve performance of mplayer with libcaca?

I'm using mplayer and libcaca on Gentoo. My framebuffer (uvesafb) is running at 1920x1200 (I don't know how many characters that is) and mplayer has problems filling up the screen, so video and audio ...
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How the teminal shell HostName can be as “229:~ lancee$”?

It prints : "Last login: Tue Mar 1 17:19:48 on ttys000 ly-lanceedemacbook:~ lancee$ " when I login terminal on my Macbook with networking. But sometime go like this : "229:~ lancee$" random ...
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Ubuntu 10.4 lts netbookedition

I hope somebody here will be able to help me. I have put a checkmark in the user settings not to ask for a password at login and now I'm stuck my netbook does not ask for a password but i'm also ...
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ajaxterm: cannot type some characters (j, b, u for sure)

I googled and came up empty. Anyone have experience with ajaxterm? Given my login name is "jae", just as on this site, this inability to enter "j" kills ajaxterm for my purposes. It looked so good. ...
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Is there a way to send keyboard input to multiple Terminal windows?

I would like to open up two Terminal.app windows and let them mirror each other. This would work much like the Split Pane function in 10.6, but in two separate windows. I'd like this for ...
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Scrolling in terminal (OS X) when running tail -f and ssh-ed into a machine yields some strange characters

I'm ssh-ed into a remote machine and running tail -f. Every time I scroll up/down using the trackpad, it yields some strange characters, like OB^[OB^[OB^[OB^[OB^[OOB^[OB^[OB^[OB^[OB^[O This didn't ...
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How to install the Windows 10 Preview to another Partition

I have a Windows 8.1 laptop but I want to use the Windows 10 on another partition so I don't screw up my files on Windows 8.1. I tried EasyBCD but when I booted to it, it took me to a terminal with ...
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Why i can not connect myself as root on mac using the terminal?

Actually i have to connect myself as an admin : ssh user@xxx.xxx.xx.xx to log into the mac and then use "su" to be as root. I can't connect myself directly as root! WHY?!?....
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How to access multiple gmail accounts from the terminal

Is there a way to access several email accounts (gmail or yahoo) from the command line, I am using tmux I want to be able to view received and send emails without accessing chrome or any other ...
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excuting from terminal configure fails

I am trying to install XFe 1.33 downloaded from http://roland65.free.fr/xfe/index.php?page=docs But when I am doing ./configure checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c ...