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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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 ...
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How can I get working directory set properly in new Terminal.app tabs when PROMPT_COMMAND is set?

In Terminal.app on OS X, you can choose the (for me) useful behavior of new tabs opening in the same working directory. On Mavericks, (and maybe other versions), setting PROMPT_COMMAND disables new ...
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Attempting to combine diff command and display last modified between dupes

I am attempting to do something a bit unique, and cannot find the right terminal command line to use. I am attempting to essentially solve for the following problem: I have two volumes of data that ...
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Unable to write to NFS share, Finder hanging

I've a issue with an nfs share : this is my setup : /etc/exports : /home/delaland/sharetest 111.111.111.111(rw,all_squash,anonuid=1000,anongid=100,sync,insecure,no_subtree_check) all needed ...
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How to open a new terminal from a terminal in Ubuntu?

I have an assignment in which I have to use socket programming in C to connect multiple clients with the same server. The problem is that every time a client connects to the server the server must ...
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Fix Duplicate “Open With” Menu Items - Mavericks

Does anyone know how to permanently fix duplicate menu items in the right-click "Open With" menu on OS X Mavericks? I have a clone backup drive that is keeping old versions of applications. These old ...
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Terminal scrolling from shell script

Is there any way to perform the effect of using the scroll bar in Terminal.app using a shell command? Maybe something cross-platform, that works in Linux terminal emulators too?
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How do I set a background image on a running terminal emulator?

I don't know if this is possible. I would like to make cmus use album art as my terminal's background. I found a number of terminals that can display background images (aterm seems to be the most ...
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Stop showing a certain file extension in OS X

I've got a question about OS X file extensions. I know on individual files, I can right click, select Get Info and then tell it not to display that file's extension. Is there a terminal command or ...
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Using Terminal to copy Aperture files from external hard drive to Mac

I'm a novice Mac user who inherited photo equipment from my photographer Dad. He used Aperture to manage his thousands of photos. I tried copying a 20 gB file to my computer but it's failed each ...
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Ubuntu equivalent of OSX Terminal.app “Window Group” for saving size, position, number of terminals?

Just like the title... I am looking for an Ubuntu alternative to OSX's Window Group. On OSX, I can open a few terminals, resize them, position them perfectly, and then save the configuration. Every ...
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How to check the warning in linux service status?

If I do: $ sudo service <service_name> status outputs: [warn] <service_name> is running... ... (warning) but it doesn't say what warning it is. How can I check what warning is about? ...
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How do I transfer data from the terminal to Microsoft Excel?

I generated data in the terminal from running a python game, and I would like to automatically have the data go into an excel spreadsheet.
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Linux Save session

I did some work on AWS to install R on Redhat and I want to save what I have done there and hand over to my coworker. I know I can do: history > file.txt But I vaguely remember there is a cool ...
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trying to install Astromenace on my linux mint 14 cinnamon pc

so i am following this tutorial as it is the only one i can find and any that i can find are the same as this one: http://linuxg.net/games-on-linux-how-to-install-astromenace-on-ubuntu-and-fedora/ ...
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bash terminal: can the find and make duplicate text be extended globally--Apple?

From Finding and removing duplicate files in osx with a script, can this be extended to find duplicates across the whole hard drive instead of per folder? I know there are duplicates but they aren't ...
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Fixing truncated *zip with Terminal, keep getting stuck

I have a *zip containing a lot of pictures from the past year, and it compressed incorrectly and is missing its end statement. I've been using "zip -FF" in Terminal, but it keeps getting stuck on a ...
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Terminal License Purchasing

From where can I buy Terminal Server License? If Microsoft selling terminal license, please provide me the link for buy it. Actually we have 5 RDP users in our server system, we need to add more RDP ...
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Run multiple commands in individual terminal tabs

I'm developping some rails apps on Mac 10.8.5, and often times, I have a terminal window with a few tabs running commands: rails s rails c mongod bundle exec guard start each of which in its own tab. ...
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Changing an Application's icon from the terminal OSX

So I have an application that I'd like to change the icon for. If I drag and drop the new icon into the app's Contents/Resources/ via the GUI, the app updates ok. However, if I cp the icon in the ...
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Check bluetooth connection from terminal in Windows 7

I want to connect a bluetooth device to my PC. How can I check if the connection is active only using the DOS terminal in Windows 7? Which commands could I use?
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Recursive diff on directories says files differ, but no output when I diff on the files

(in the Linux Terminal) I used diff --recursive --brief dir1 dir2 and it tells me that File dir1/file and dir2/file differ But then, I try: diff dir1/file dir2/file and there is no output ...
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Is it possible to get a “reverse video” effect for selected text when using iTerm2 (like gnome-terminal)?

I've been developing in linux at my day job for the past year or so and while I'm quite happy to be back in OS X I'm missing some features from Ubuntu/Gnome. Is it possible to get the reverse video ...
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A way to paste predefined list of text in bash script to browser?

I am looking for a way in bash to paste a few lines (which will be selected in a loop) to a form on a webpage at a certain location (i.e to a specific field on a page). Is this possible? Hope I've ...
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Save Linux aliases for later usage

After repeating an Arch Linux installation for several times I started to wonder whether I could make things easier for me in the future by taking some general commands that I am bound to use again ...
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How to save module configuration in Linux Terminal

I'm following a tutorial to boot Linux from usb3.0. I stumbled across this tutorial: http://evilshit.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/how-to-install-ubuntu-server-on-a-usb-3-0-stick-and-boot-that-stick/ In ...
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Do all the scripts that are run in “rc.local” display results on the terminal or do they just run in the background?

Do all the scripts that are run in rc.local display results on the terminal or do they just run in the background? What if I want the scripts to run before the startup and wait for the user input to ...
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Selecting in more than one terminal

First, thank you for your help. I've been using *nix for 5 years now, and this has always bothered me: I cannot select text in two terminals, without clearing the first selection as soon as I select ...
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How to regain control over Terminal after waking computer

I'm using Mac, but I don't know if this matters. Anyway: In Terminal, do SSH to a remote host. Close lid. (The network connection is cut off at this point). Wait. Open lid again. Some times, the ...
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Arch Linux Terminal is Garbled After Install (latest)

I've installed Arch Linux successfully on a Virtual Machine (VMWare) with no issues. However, when I installed Arch on an older physical box I'm getting a bit of weirdness (Old Gateway PIII, 766 Mhz ...
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Citrix-XenApp Error (SSL-Server 61) with FF on OpenSuse 12.2: how to bypass?

good day dear Superuser, I am trying to utilize Citrix XenApp to remotely access my work userid and applications from home. I can login and see my virtual desktop/applications, but when I try to run ...
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Emacs and Unix Screen

I'm in Screen and have one window set to emacs. When I leave that window and maneuver to a different one, say screen two or three, the text in the original emacs window gets discombobulated. The line ...
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Incorrect username appearing in Terminal?

The other night, I was looking around on my MacBook's files and I came across a program that was like screen sharing or remote control. I guess it came by default on the computer or something, because ...
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WARNING: terminal is not fully functional

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS. But my terminal get to a bit probem sice two or three month ago. You know, when I want to see man page, git diff or something like that, I got a warning and I can't go up ...
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All the command line command become “Not found” after installing Mountain lion

I just found after installing new Mountain lion, I can no longer use the command line because all the command seems to be " NOT Found", even for basic "sudo" command sudo: command not found How can ...
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putting “screen” in ~/.profile does nothing

I want to always use "screen" in any terminal. i've added into my ~/.profile a new line: "screen", just like it said here: ...
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echoing the absolute path of new directory on doing cd

Whenever I do a "cd" at the Konsole, I get a warning msg (echo: Command not found. I think this happens because Konsole tries to output the path to the new directory, but instead of doing echo ...