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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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: http://www.serverwatch.com/tutorials/article.php/3908651/Make-GNU-Screen-...
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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 $...
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OSX: Remaining in terminal after C program executes

2nd edit Some clarifying... I wrote a C program that asks for input (in this case, using fgets()). When I compile it into a C executable, I notice this behavior: If I run the executable from the ...
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Windows 8 not showing up in GRUB menu

My computer is pretty new and has a UEFI setup. I have secure boot off, fast boot off, and am booting in Legacy mode. I got Fedora 17 to install and now it is set up and working correctly, however I ...
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Transfer iPhoto Library to other computer using Terminal

I want to move my iPhoto library from one MacBook to my MacBook Pro. If I connect in Finder and transfer, it shows a time of about a day. I heard that if you use Terminal to transfer, it speeds it ...
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Have to repeatedly press enter for Terminal commands to work — OS X 10.7.3 Lion

I've encountered a very, very strange error. Whenever I type a command, I must press enter several times before the Terminal executes the command. Note that this is not a hardware error: I can still ...
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rails didnt install correclty, specificly the uninstaller

ive just installed rails using railsinstaller.org for osx, rails and ruby seem to be working ok (checked by running rails -v, ruby --version and ruby --help). But when it installed i got an error ...
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Shift+Alt key combination blocks input in terminal (Ubuntu 10.04)

I have a weird problem with polish accents on Ubuntu 10.04 in terminal (no X server). When I try to type big letter Ł, it works when it is typed by pressing right Alt+Shift+L. BUT when you press Shift ...
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Linux terminal colour highlighting?

I'm wondering if it's possible to apply a customised highlighting scheme to linux terminal output, outside of the application that's generating the output. (Therefore, piping the output to some kind ...
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Unable to see some Russian id3 tags in ncmpc

I'm running urxvt with the current env: $ env | grep LC LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 The problem is either with ncurses or ncmpc and I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on what the problem might ...
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Disk read/write?

I am on OSX Mountain Lion. Using terminal commands/system console how do I get the total number of bytes written a read from the boot drive? I am aware of the top command. However this gives the ...
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How do I change the font size in the root shell on Knoppix running LXDE?

The root shell's font is too small, and I have scoured Google looking for an answer. I can't find the settings for it, or a config file of some sort. I'm using the latest version of Knoppix with LXDE....
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OSX / Unix Terminal Color Template Change

I've been trying to decorate my Terminal on my MacOSX 10.7.3. As i surfed and found is to write following color codes into the file called .bash_profile: export CLICOLOR=1 export LSCOLORS=...
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Check how many packets are being received by each interface/computer on the network

Is there a way I can check via terminal or command line how many packets are being received by each interface/computer on the network? I want to check which PC is downloading a large amount of data.
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Can't use default Terminal theme on my MacBook Pro Lion

I have my terminal settings like so: On startup, open: New window with settings - Pro In settings I have the "Pro" theme selected as "Default" However, every time I open the terminal it will open ...
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Execute Selenium at the startup

I'm using Selenium to automate a browser in a Server from a client, but I want that the server execute selenium automatically at the startup. I have 3 files in /etc/init: proxyserver.conf: respawn ...
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Reverse Terminal Commands - Mac?

I'm using OS X Snow Leopard and typed this cmd into Terminal after reading a blog post that claimed it was a fix for a particular problem I was having, but it has caused other config issues instead. ...
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Execute a Terminal command based on receiving an email in Thunderbird on a Mac?

I would like to have a Terminal command run when I receive an email in Thunderbird from a certain address with a certain subject. Is there a way to do this on a Mac?
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Using grep to move files, Mac

I want to do a search using grep inside all the files of a directory for the pattern '@mail.ru>' (to clean up a mess from a spammer). Using Mac OS X's command line, which should be similar to most ...
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Colors in zshell prompt cause odd behavior

I'm running OSX Lion 10.7.3, zsh version 4.3.11. I've found that if I have color escape codes in my prompt, it royally screws things up. For instance, if I scroll forward through the command history ...
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Can I make different tabs of (gnome) Terminal have different profiles?

I've seen that it's easy to have the terminal set up so it opens up my tabs as I wan't to have them, but is it possible to have a different profile attached to each of those tabs? I was happily ...
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How to pass a super long argument in the terminal?

I wrote a python programme, that accept I pass an argument inside it. But when I pass a very very long, it automatically shorten my argument. How can I fix it? Thanks.
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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 ...