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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File '1' in OS X

I found I have files named 1 with zero size all over the hard drive. Especially in frequently used directories. They are created again even if I delete them. I think it maybe has something to do with ...
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How to enable path folder in mac terminal

As You see when I put command "pwd" I'm in folder: MacBook-Grzeg% pwd /Users/Grzeg/ticket_managment But my terminal still show only that's: MacBook-Grzeg% Now as you can see I have ...
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Making text color lighter in a fedora terminal using a dark background

In a fedora distribution, When you use a dark background, colored text are too dark to offer a good contrast. How do you fix that?
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terminal previous history command overwrite characters

I have a weird behavior in my terminal (bash). When I CTRL-P, then try to insert some text at some position, the following characters overwritten. Not really overwritten but my terminal dont show ...
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Simplest way to send characters to USB serial device on Mac using script

I have a simple serial device that I need to talk to (but not listen to) periodically via command. The device is connected OK as /dev/usbxxx. What is the simplest/easiest way to do this? Installing ...
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Mac .bash_profile.save How to make it run by itself / where to actually change paths

trying to change my path for Ruby / SASS. I have always used a file in my home called '.bash_profile.save' In there I have the export paths which work fine but only when I run: source ...
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Can't run .bundle file in Mac OSX

I was trying to open a simple .bundle file in OS X. When I run the executable code inside the "Mac OS" folder (32 bit Unix file) this message appears in the terminal: -bash: ...
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Damaged preference file in /bin/sh

Today in Drive Genius 3, I ran the “Verify Preferences” function in Repair. It yielded this strange result: /bin/sh: xargs: command not found The only option Drive Genius gives is to remove the ...
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I have a ~/.cshrc file that is sourcing another file, which should source an additional file but is not

I recently inherited an administration role for my lab and I'm still fairly new to this... so hopefully this question makes sense. Our system is set up so that one server hosts the data/user ...
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Sliding, docked Terminal window in OS X

In this video the author has an ever present Terminal window which he can hide (sliding to the bottom) and pull up with a hotkey or something. Does anyone know how to achieve this? It could greatly ...
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How to set environment variables for a terminal application on OS X Yosemite?

I am trying to make ABD tool to work in my terminal and I found that the likely reason why I get the command not found warning is that I need to set the environment variable's path. I found that I ...
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Bind keys over SSH to switch tmux tabs

I typically have 4 or 5 tmux "tabs" (aka tmux windows) open. They are created by pressing Control+B, C In many applications you can Control+Tab to switch between tabs (or internal windows, or ...
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OSX: Terminal - Custom shortcut key combo?

Any way to create a custom keyboard shortcut key (such as ctrl+cmd+k long as the shortcut key isn't taken already) that would store say a large snippet of text without having to download any extra ...
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Why is NSLookup returning more than one record?

I am doing an NSlookup on my OSX machine and getting more than one record. 174.0.100.24.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer my-machine.domain1.domainname.com. 174.0.100.24.in-addr.arpa domain name ...
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How to know the file size information and download progress indication in iterm2 terminal?

Sometime when I download any file from terminal there is no indication of how small or big file and no progress bar to know the progress. Is there a way to get these features?
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Stop syslog messages from being sent to all open terminals

We have a hardware problem on one of our servers, and the kernel is continuously spitting out messages like this: kernel: EDAC MC0: UE row 0, channel-a= 0 channel-b= 1 labels "-": NON-FATAL ...
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ubuntu terminal — how to get back prompt after message that takes away prompt?

I'm doing something in terminal on ubuntu. I have a message like "please ask your system administrator to enable user sharing." Ok, great. Thanks ubuntu. But when I press enter, it goes to a new ...
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Not seeing Terminal colors properly in OSX

I'm a new OSX (10.9) user, and I wanted to setup the Terminal with a decent color scheme, but I'm not able to. I followed simple instructions here: ...
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connecting to wifi using ubuntu terminal

I would like to know how i can connect to wifi using ubuntu terminal...first i gave the command "iwconfig wlan0 essid key " but then it said that it doesnt have permissions ..so i added the "sudo" ...
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Killing a windows terminal opened by MobaXTerm

So i am using MobaXterm to run weblogic server. I believe MobaXTerm spawn the terminal in the background. closing the window in MobaXterm doesn't close the terminal ... because when i tried to re-run ...
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Opening standalone multiple tabs in gnome-terminal

I am trying to find a way to open multiple telnet session to multiple hosts with scripts. I thought of using gnome-terminal command with options to open tabs and execute the commands as follows, ...
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Why does cmd-r mess up Vim on the mac? What is it actually trying to do?

Run across this constantly since I'm a web developer, 'cmd-r' has the side effect of preventing the arrow keys from working in any mode, but I can't imagine that's the purpose and I haven't been able ...
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What is the garbage text that is being printed by wvdial in terminal?

When I dial using wvdial, sometimes it prints some garbage text into the terminal. This is not happening every time, but in the garbage text I can see some readable strings which is often irc ...
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get current terminal display text from another terminal

I've started a job in a terminal that will print some data to the screen that I need. I know I should have used screen or told the terminal to log to a script but I did not. Also, I do not have the ...
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Launch screen terminals with set directory

How can I get my screen session to open different terminals in different directories on login? For example, In my .screenrc file I have the following: screen -t bash0 screen -t bash1 screen -t bash2 ...
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Scroll bar in xgterm?

Does anyone know how to add or activate a scroll feature in xgterm? It is a bit obnoxious to not be able to scroll around the rest of the terminal.
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Sudo Mv Renaming Mess Up

Okay, first things first Mac OS Mavericks MacBook Pro. Now, I used sudo mv to rename my Desktop and user folder. NOT the folder actually called user, but my user within that (it was neomartinson). ...
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.bashrc used in gnome not just terminal

I've recently started using the Anaconda Python distribution for software development and I want it to be the default Python distribution when I run something in the terminal. In order to do this, ...
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Mac OSX: Terminal command to replicate activity monitor network data?

I've been googling around for a while now to try and find a terminal command which can output total kb/s IN and OUT for wifi (en0). The command cannot use sudo, so lsof is out. I've tried using ...
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How to run headless VirtualBox in another GUI terminal in Linux?

I want to run Windows and Linux simultaneously through Virtualbox with Linux as a host. Having desktop environment running on GUI terminal (ctrl+alt+f7) I want to run from the first terminal ...
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ant command to start a new terminal and execute command on mac

I am trying to open a new terminal window in mac and execute a node command via ant <exec osfamily="unix" dir="${dir}" executable="open" failonerror="true"> <env ...
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Redhat linux terminal garbage output when using telnet

I am using redhat-linux terminal to connect to a router device by means of 'telnet'. While the device boots, the characters are getting printed in garbage manner which is as follows, In terminal, ...
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Why does iterm2 toggle font rendering with every other boot

I don't reboot my mac very often, so I can't really state if this occurs with every reboot/relogin, but I dare to say, pretty much every time the font rendering of my iterm2 becomes thicker or thinner ...
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How to open a terminal in Sawfish?

I am running FreeBSD and I installed Xorg and then Sawfish, I got it working and running: a black screen with a black mouse... that is all. It moves and all but none of the mouse buttons do anything. ...
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How to export current network configuration that I have on my System Preferences on mac os x?

I want to export all my configuration on my services on System Preferences and change all of them by export and importing all at ones. How to export and import all services and configuration for each ...
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Format Pendrive using NTFS file system in Terminal(mac)

How to format pendrive using diskutil command by terminal? or Is any other way to format pendrive? sudo reformat device After get into correct volume, then try above command, but didn't work, ...
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How can I setup an X Server to run in the background on Windows?

I have grown tired of the (visual) problems I get when using the combination of not-so-great terminal emulation+CygWin on Windows. Now I just run a forwarded gnome-terminal from my server when working ...
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Thin client FL300 software?

My cloud computer FL300 thin-client is wiped , how can i install its operating system again , can any one help me with that , i searched for it on the net but i couldn't find anything , it has ...
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tmux Meta-N not working

Recently, M-2 (and the other M-N's) have stopped working for me in tmux. M-Up, M-Down, etc still work. It only seems to affect the M-NumberKey key chords. I can run: select-layout even-vertical ...
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How to pin information to the top of a terminal window on Mac OSX

I've seen demos where folks have had a Mac OSX terminal where the current time + username + directory are afixed (like 'freeze rows' in excel) to the top of the terminal window (not in the title bar), ...
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Change screenshot default name

How can I change the default screenshot name, to whatever I have written on Preview search tool at the time of the screenshot. As a function on terminal or as a script. Using OS X Mavericks. Thanks in ...
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Remove Certain Debug Output in terminal window

I am using Putty to connect to a unix server that spits out lots of debug. What I want to do is replace the following debug for example Getting pQuality pPtrQuality=0x588b90, len *** ...
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Verifying Certificate using Mac Terminal

In Mac Terminal, we can use the command security to do many things related to certificates. I'm trying to know how to verify a certificate using this command. I wrote security verify-cert [.pem ...
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Is there a serial terminal program that allows filtering the messages?

For the serial terminal program choices, we have hyperterminal and putty on Windows; minicom and screen on Linux/Mac. But as far as I know, none of these has the message filtering functionality as ...
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Check current foreground terminal (“lsvt” like “chvt”)

"chvt N" lets me switch to foreground terminal N, the same as pushing alt-ctrl-FN. What command line program tells me what terminal I'm currently using?
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How do I change an xterm window color on an already open window?

I have two xterm windows, window titled "A" and window titled "B". I'd like to be able to dynamically change the -bg color of "B" from the "A" terminal. something like: from xterm "A"... set ...
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Pbcopy sort of freezes (I can still type though)

If I use pbcopy on a small file, string or just run it, it doesn't do anything. Just gives me a blinking cursor. I am still able to type something but can only exit using ctrl-c. Is anyone familiar ...
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who / w / logname broken in multiple terminals

I have a strange problem: In a GUI session, depending on the terminal being used the following two (related) problems appear: who and w doesn't list the user's active session logname returns ...
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Removing guest account from Ubuntu 12.04 caused Ubuntu to go to terminal on startup

I have used this tutorial to disable guest account on Ubuntu 12.04. The change was basically adding this line allow-guest=false to the file /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf And the result was that on ...
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How to start a program without interrupting my current session?

I'am working on some code or document and I need an additional program like IntellJ e.g. How can I start this program in the background without popping up and interrupting me on my work? Often I start ...