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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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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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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Create a new Mac Terminal command to copy folder

How can I create a new terminal command that copies a folder (this will always be the same folder) and it's contents to either the current directory (if no path is supplied) or to the path supplied. ...
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Midnigh Commander rendering fail in CygWin, Windows 8 and ConEmu (or Console)

I am trying to use alternate terminal emulator for CygWin in Windows 8.1 x64. I am trying to use [ConEmu] and [Console], but both of them fails in rendering of mc program. Is it fixable?
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How to configure gnome-terminal to use xterm-256color by default?

When I start gnome-terminal and do echo $TERM, I got xterm as output. I want it to be xterm-256color I've considered the solution to add 'export TERM=xterm256color' in my .bashrc. But I don't like ...
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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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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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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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Terminal executes a seemingly arbitrary command when opening a new tab in Mac OS X 10.10

I’m on Mac OS X 10.10. All of the sudden, my “Terminal” started running a command whenever I open a new tab. This is frustrating because I'm used to being able to type immediately when opening a tab ...
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Strange Vim/terminal use from ssh via Mac OSX

I am using terminal from a Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and SSH’ing into a fedora machine and am having a couple strange issues with the terminal: When I :q from vim, the contents of the vim screen is ...
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Can you see whats happening under the gui?

When I start application with gui from linux terminal, i am able to see whats happening iunder the gui in that terminal. And if it crashes, most of the time there is problem why did it crashed. So my ...
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Mac Terminal Hostname problems

I have an Imac with Yosemite installed with all latest updates. It uses a static IP. When I open up a Terminal window it appears like this: IMac\203975092370517331:~ peter$ This is very strange. ...
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In tmux, can I get `exit` to exit the containing terminal window and not the session itself?

So when I open a new terminal (I use terminator on Arch Linux), I have it configured to either open a new tmux session if one doesn't exist, or attach to an existing one. When I type exit at the ...
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Is it possible for a root user to watch others' shell session secretly in live?

I see a similar question on stackoverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1353253/linux-terminal-how-to-capture-or-watch-other-terminal-session Someone recommends conspy. However, it seems that ...
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Mac addresses of devices on network

I'm on OSX Mavericks. I'm connected via wifi to my network. How can I find the mac addresses of all other devices on the network?
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Copy shell configuration from one machine to another?

I've got login to another server where shell configurations are not like I would want. For example I don't see my username and CWD on prompt, and when I press arrow key, instead of giving last entered ...
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Why do I not have access to defined aliases on the server while connected via ssh?

Why do I not have access to defined aliases on the server while connected via ssh? How can I force the terminal to use their defined aliases?
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What are the differences between each virtual console (Ctrl+Alt F1 - F6)?

In Ubuntu, there are 6 virtual consoles, which can be accessed by pressing Ctrl +Alt + F1 - F6, and F7, to exit. What are the differences between these virtual consoles? Do they run different things, ...
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Undo chmod -R a+rwX command

How can I undo the following command: chmod -R a+rwX / I used it to modify some permissions, but it did not do as I had expected. I want to undo it, or at least reverse it.
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Guake transparency not working

I would like to recover transparency on Guake on my workstation (CentOs 6.4, linux 2.6.32-358.23.2.el6.x86_64) I use it for a long time on Suse or Ubuntu, I already know how to adjust transparency. ...
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Terminal fails with a “Could not create a new process and open a pseudo-tty.” message

Yesterday, I upgraded my Mac to Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), and since then I couldn’t open the “Terminal,” each time I open a session, the following error is shown: [Could not create a new process ...
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Terminal Program To Save VI State

For a few years now at work I have been using the GNOME Terminal, and have gotten very used to that. I usually organize my work by categorizing each task on its own virtual desktop, then within each ...
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Broken OS X terminal prompt after installing GRASS via homebrew

I'm using GRASS on OS X. After installing GRASS I can no longer open my terminal to a prompt. On opening the terminal, the following line runs by itself ...
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some environment variables not load under certain circumstances

It is most weird. I have set the environment variable TEST in .bashrc, .bash_profile, .profile, /etc/profile and /etc/profile.d/ - everywhere a sane computer might look for it: TEST=successfull ...
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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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How can I get the terminal in full resolution when running Ubuntu CLI in VirtualBox?

I've installed Ubuntu (latest version) with CLI only, inside VirtualBox running in Windows 7 x64. Switching to fullscreen (CTRL + F in my setup) works, but of course the terminal windows has a low ...
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Script to auto execute creation of ssh tunnel

I'm a CS student, and still learning a lot of these things, and so please bear with me if I don't have a full grasp on what I'm trying here. I'm on a Mac, connecting to a linux machine. I can set up ...
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Misplaced Terminal.app

How can I find Terminal.app manually? I believe that I moved it somewhere using a command line like this: sudo mv Terminal.app ./Desktop It didn't show up on my desktop, and it isn't in ...
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Regarding Backup While Using CP

I have some files on the Desktop /Desktop/F1/T1 /Desktop/F2/T2 I want to copy those files to another folder like Destination but If the destination contains a file with same name I want to backup ...
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New line when editing text files in ubuntu terminal?

I know that to symbolize a new line, I would do echo -e "line 1 \nline 2" > text.txt. I find that using \n repeatedly can be annoying, and I would to know if there a way to actually go down a line in ...
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What command lists the files created in a specific month and is readable for the owner?

I am supposed to find the command that lists all the files created in September and are readable for the owner. Also explain how the command works. I know I'm supposed to use ls -l and I will ...
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where linux fedora limit concurrent opening connections in terminal?

i have some web servers around and to manage the cluster i sometimes use script which opens automatically the connections and syncs files to them using python scripts, I've encountered a weird problem ...
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Terminal is Stuck in “cat”

A while back I recall attempting to install an updated version of Ruby on my Mac. I had an interest in the language and thought I would give it a go. I followed detailed instructions that lead me ...
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terminal via null-modem cable

How to get the Linux terminal via null-modem cable on-the-fly (without editing /etc/inittab file)?
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Unable to bring back terminal launcher in fedora

Our office housing keeping guy sat on my linux (Fedora 7) system and somehow removed the main panel. By panel I mean where all the menus are there - Applications, Places, System etc. and contains a ...