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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Opening powerpoint with Libre Office from mac terminal

I use the terminal a lot in Ubuntu, but I also have two macs. I'd like to open a powerpoint with Libre Office Impress from terminal on my mac. Any ideas?
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Misleading cmd prompt message

this is not that critical, but since it has been bugging me for 2 years now, I'll ask. I am a programmer, and I'm running a Grails compiler in Windows Command Prompt. When I need to terminate a ...
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How reset the console encoding in OSX?

I don't know what I had done, but now my console output half of the console output as a weird "buffer like" output. 0=71, 1=101, 2=110, 3=101, 4=114, 5=97, 6=116, 7=101, 8=68, 9=83, 10=89, 11=77, 12=...
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Regarding files resulted in equating file properties in “ls” command

I have a folder in which there are thousands of images. Of those thousand images, I want to bring together all those images whose “Last created” and “Last modified” properties are exactly same. ( In ...
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How to open Mozilla Developer Edition from terminal

I wish to open Mozilla Firefox Edition app with index.html from terminal in my mac but don't know the command. firefox index.html command doesn't work.
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Terminal doesn't open after installing oh-my-zsh

I installed zsh and switched shells, and then after curling oh-my-zsh, LXTerminal and Termite do not open. I deleted oh-my-zsh and my zshrc and they still do not open. Any ideas? I was thinking of ...
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Select a specific part of the output and use it to rename files

I'm currently sorting files I recovered from a broken filesystem. They now all have filenames that go something like this: f123123123.xls If I run: file "f123123123.xls" it gives me a lot of ...
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Format external drive in single user mode mac os x

I am looking for suggestion to format external volume in Single User Mode. diskutil eraseDisk didn't work in such environment, so is there any possibility to format usb memory stick from Single User ...
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Speedup zsh startup time

I'm on MacOS 10.11. When I open a new tab on Iterm2, it takes almost 2 second to have the prompt. So I guess I have something in .zshrc / .bash_profile / .bashrc that takes times to load. Here are ...
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Split and encrypt a folder before uploading online for backup

I'd like to try out BackBlaze B2 to back up 400 GB of files. However, I'd like to zip and encrypt before uploading. Requirements split a folder to multiple folders (folders contain videos and ...
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Can't delete meters on htop with the delete key

When customizing htop my setup through the F2 menu, I accidentally put up some unwanted meters. I tried using backspace/delete according to the bottom menu, but it didn't affect the entry. I'm using ...
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Establishing SSH connection on a local machine to a system running within VirtualBox

I'm running Debian on a Virtual box on Mac OS X. On the same machine, I would like to connect to Debian from the mac terminal. Simply put, I want to execute commands by Mac terminal not by writing ...
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How can I make “docker logs” display accented and ANSI characters in LXTerminal?

How can I make docker logs display accented and ANSI characters in LXTerminal? For example, how can I display the question marks (?) in the following text as their corresponding accented characters? ...
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SSH, screen and “there is no screen to be resumed”

I've got a screen running on a machine. I was sitting at the physical machine when I started it. The test that's running takes 4 or 8 hours, and I want to check on it on occasion. I SSH'd into the ...
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Remapping Ctrl + I with keysym in rxvt

I'm trying to remap Ctrl + I to be captured as something else than tab, so I can use it as a shortcut in tmux. However I cannot get to work. As a test case I tried to get Ctrl + I to output Ctrl + W ...
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How to execute command on urxvt startup

Urxvt doesn't support using an I bar as the cursor. One of the ways i've found to get around this is to send the command echo -n -e "\033[6 q". This works as long as I send the command every time I ...
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Somehow, I entered a terminal mode that changes keybinds' behaviour. What did I do?

I'm working in iTerm2 in OSX, running zsh. Somehow, I entered a mode where, among other things, Backspace did nothing and Alt-Backspace simply moved the cursor left one character without deleting ...
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LibreOffice OS X: converting a .odt to .pdf from terminal?

Using LibreOffice, I can open an ODT document and export it as PDF manually. Is there also a command line do to this from the shell?
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Building web projects with one Terminal command

I'm looking for a way to create web projects using one Terminal command. The project contains the basic structure of a normal website (index.html, style.css, script.js, images folder .. etc). Thanks,
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How to read outlook mail from linux terminal

Normally, I access mail using outlook web-app. Is there any possibility to read my mails from terminal? May be by setting incoming and outgoing smtp servers. Please suggest.
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Run Javascript on a webpage on a server

I have a Ubuntu Server VPS. I want to use it to run Javascript on a specific website (which requires to log in, to see the page I want to execute the Javascript on). How can I do this without using ...
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Allow ssh connections to xinetd server (interactive terminal)

How would I make and xinetd server run as though it was an interactive terminal, with history and line editing. Currently it is possible to connect to the server with telnet or nc, but terminal ...
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How to connect to an AP via terminal (OS X)

I've been wondering, but couldn't exactly find any relevant answers on SO or Google, if there was some way that I could connect to a wireless access point via the terminal. This question is mostly ...
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cd won't work when beginning by a “/”

I've got this problem for a long time and it's becoming a hard one. On Mac os x, when i type a directory such as cd /adirectory/another/andelse, I don't find it. I only can type a direct one such as ...
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VIM syntax highlighting works in MacVim but not vi in terminal?

When I edit a file with mvim (Installed via MacVim) I see syntax highlighting in colour on a large range of files. However, when I edit with the built in vi there is never syntax highlighting. Is ...
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Save Terminal Output command on OSX

It is simple question but couldn't find the answer, I found and tried tee output.txt and system_profiler > output.txt but no success, they save blank text file. How do I save my terminal output ...
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Font-spacing problems in Konsole terminal

Recently the font-spacing in my terminal changed. Some letters are overlapped by others and the entire line shifts and wiggles, when I move the cursor around. I posted an image below. Have a look at ...
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Installing ruby / gems / jekyll on mac

I tried to install newer version of ruby, because I needed it for install the Jekyll. Now when I try to use any gem command (i.e. gem install jekyll) I get a my little pony image in the Terminal and a ...
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Cannot change terminal title in zsh

I'm trying to update my iTerm2 terminal title using the command echo -ne "\e]1;this is the title\a" The title changes to this is the title but then refreshes back to ~ (zsh). Help is appreciated
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OS X: Trying to run an application in terminal and create an image of it

I am trying to run a program such as tload or slurm which graphs a system metric over time, and make its input into an image that has ANSI color support. The best I can think of is using ...
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How can I correct two-finger scrolling on a Linux VM under OSX?

An earlier poster posted some of my concern at http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/235029/in-terminal-how-to-exit-the-two-fingers-history-scrolling-mode, and I am grateful; I now know how to get ...
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Tmux window crashes

I have a tmux window on my server. Its been up for almost 20 days and I have 6 shells up on tmux window. All of sudden it crashed and tmux ls don't show the tmux window anymore and I am not able to ...
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Line is not Wrapping in Terminal

I am using Ubuntu G-NOME 16.04. Line wrapping not functioning properly in my terminal. It starts rewrite at the beginning of the same line. eg. If I try to type follwining command user@MY-PC: ~$/home/...
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Mac Monaco/Menlo font is too thin in my terminal/ide

I am using the Monaco/Menlo font (15px) with iterm 2 and Atom IDE, but my font for some reason is too thin. How I can make the font more bolder as shown below and not as
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Getting error: “Error constructing proxy for org.gnome… Could not connect: Connection refused” when running gnome-terminal

I am getting the error: "Error constructing proxy for org.gnome.Terminal:/org/gnome/Terminal/Factory0: Could not connect: Connection refused" when I try to run gnome-terminal. I am running CentOS 7. I ...
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How to use the lastb command from Mac terminal?

In bash on mac, when trying to list recent bad logins, the lastb command is unrecognized, while it works fine on my Linux machine. Does it need to be installed or is it a different command for macs?
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Linux Packages installing fix

I'm using Linux Backbox but when I want to install a package in the terminal it says: package not located. Can someone help me please?
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Linux Mint Proxy Issues

My issue is that I've been unable to have the terminal command sudo apt-get upgrade to not run on the proxy. I've tried unset {http,https,ftp}_proxy and unset {HTTP,HTTPS,FTP}_PROXY to no avail. I've ...
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Created A Mess Trying to Change OSX PHP Version

So, in a bit of a mess here. I was TRYING to change the version of my El Capitan PHP version (5.6.2) to PHP7, however I made a bit of a mess. Now I just want to send things back to normal. When I ...
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How to move the commandline cursor on bash using the mouse

When using bash (in Terminal) with very long commands, it is often useful to be able to set the cursor to an arbitrary location using the mouse. In Mac-Os, the alt (Option) key is having this effect (...
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Use a hotkey to switch to iTerm2 fullscreen

So usually I have a hotkey setup to open a dedicated hotkey profile. Recently I've been wanting to open a running iTerm window that has been put in full screen instead. But I can't seem to get it to ...
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neovim not schemecolor on tmux multiplexor

I dont know why I dont have schemecolor when I use tmux on my neovim, here something of data of my console: gnome-terminal tmux 1.9 neovim this look so: I try a lot of this possible solutions but ...
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How do I change the font size in TeraTerm?

I am using TeraTerm in windows. I would like to change the font size in the TeraTerm console permanently. I can do it every time I open a new command window but that's boring. I figured out that there ...
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Is there a plugin or extension for OS X's Terminal.app which blocks pastes ending in a newline?

I recently came across a screenshot (in a repo illustrating pastejacking, at the bottom of the README), showing that iTerm will block pastes ending with a newline character. Is there any plugin or ...
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How to set different shell prompt color for each newly opened terminal

I am using Ubuntu and can manually change the bash shell prompt color to green using export PS1="\e[0;32m[\u@\h \W]\$ \e[m" However, I want the shell prompt color to automatically change whenever I ...
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os x cat or grep like commands on large files are extremely slow

I have a macbook pro 2015 with an ssd. Doing a cat to a file is incredibly slow like 5 lines per seconds. I removed *.asl files but it's still extremely slow. I can't seem to find posts of people who ...
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Why does terminal repeat “//: is a directory” after I source .bash_profile?

Sergios-MBP:~ home$ nano ~/.bash_profile Sergios-MBP:~ home$ source ~/.bash_profile -bash: //: is a directory -bash: //: is a directory -bash: //: is a directory -bash: //: is a directory -bash: //: ...
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Installing Python Chromagnon for OSX Terminal to extract/restore Google Chrome tabs

I saw this suggestion posted here http://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/19500/tool-to-read-data-from-google-chrome-snss-files/19501?noredirect=1#comment46394_19501 but am not sure how to ...
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How can I display a tmux pane only when the output changes?

I'd like to display the output of a static-analyzer only when there is output to display (most of the time, it simply outputs “No errors!”). When there is something to say, it spits out a ton of noise:...
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How to use Terminal command srm (or other) to secure delete a folder? Mac OS X El Capitan

When I try to use srm -m to secure delete an empty folder in Trash, I get the following: srm: /Users/tomhughes/.Trash/Recovered files is a directory