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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Unlock Windows From OSX Terminal

What I am trying to achieve is to have a fully automated boot and login script to remotely start up and log in to my windows gaming host for steam in home streaming. So far I have installed wakeonlan ...
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Copying folder to multiple destinations in parallel

I have to transfer roughly 250gb of data from a Master Drive to lots of USB drives, all of identical size and brand. When I copy using the GUI in Mac OSX, it waits to copy all the files to one drive ...
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Why won't gnupg be fooled by my pseudoterminal trick?

Gnupg requires many of its inputs to come literally from a terminal instead of just stdin. I sometimes can get around that with: pty-run: #!/bin/bash printf -v cmd '%q ' "$@" exec script --quiet ...
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How to switch git user at terminal?

I am trying to push a project to a remote repository from the command line. From inside my local directory, I hit: $ git push and obtain the following error: remote: Permission to ...
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Why the simplest Shell-Script isn't working?

I want hide the path in the Terminal and for that reason I typed: export PS1='> ' command which I found online with positive result. I thought to make it to a shell-script in order to not type ...
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Cannot execute Binary file on Mac OS

Here is a repo that I am trying to clone. https://bitbucket.org/sivareddyg/hindi-part-of-speech-tagger It says, we support UNIX based system. So I tried running "make tag" on OSX terminal. But it ...
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Set debian Linux Timezone via command line

Is there a way i can set the current timezone via the commandline/terminal? Its for a shelle script so im looking for some, hopefully, one liner like date -Z 'Europe/London' (Just an example), in ...
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Assigning terminal command to change a specific preference setting

Following the useful guide available through A Modern Story, I've installed Hadoop on Mac OS X for the learning purposes. I start Hadoop by typing hstart and hstop, which correspond to the following ...
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cannot execute binary file python on mac local machine

version --python shows that I have version 2.7.10 installed on my mac, it's located in /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7 trying to execute python from terminal raised the error: ...
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Tmux incorrectly interpreting aixterm escape sequences

It has just occurred to me that tmux misinterprets aixterm escape sequences (in my PS1 prompt, I use the bold attribute for bolder text and aixterm sequences for brighter colors), if my TERM variable ...
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What these options exactly mean in ifup command in Linux?

Please can someone explain to me more (maybe with examples ) about the following options in ifup command in Linux. This is what I found on the internet, but with no more details about it : ...
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What is the difference between terminal and tty?

I have seen these two terms use interchangeably. What do they represent?
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iTerm 2 ZSH colors/themes not showed correctly

I have a clean installed mac, running OS X 10.11.4. I have installed iTerm 2, and set it up to use oh-my-zsh. I'm trying to set up a theme for my iTerm. I am trying to use the avit theme. It's ...
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Ansi escape sequences in Makefile

I wanted to create color output in make so that is more readable, but I cannot get it to work. Makefile: all: echo $$'\x1b[36m Test \x1b[0m' When I run make raw string is printed, but when I ...
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Serial console login on OSX

Background I've got a Wyse WY-50 terminal here that, for various nolstagia and productivity reasons (really!), I'd like to connect to my Macbook and use as a login terminal. I'm using OSX 10.10 El ...
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Delete all the folders and file except one folder

I want to remove all the folders and files but except one. I have a Ubuntu server and I tried several methods and none of them worked. This is my folder structure. app app/public app/public/uploads ...
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Command to list all apps capable of opening a given extension

I'm building a file catalogue app of sorts, and for one of its uses I'd like to get a list of all apps currently installed capable of opening files with the extension of the currently selected file. ...
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Stopping terminal tab update on ssh

I understand that this is a possible duplicate question. However, I could not find any satisfying answer and so I am asking this question yet again. When I SSH into a remote machine, I do not want ...
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Kali Linux terminal command trouble

Hi I am a new user of Kali linux. I have a trouble here. In the terminal no command is working. even if i put "ipconfig" it says bash: ipconfig: command not found. can anybody please tell me how can ...
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Opening terminal on second monitor by default

Is there a way for the terminal to be opened on the second screen when running a program through Visual Studio 2015? Right now I have my graphical window and my terminal opening on the main screen ...
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record directory history from multiple terminals and sessions

I often want to open a previously cd'ed directory in another terminal or session. dirh from fish shell only lists the directory history for the current terminal. autojump doesn't record from all my ...
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SSH - is this the correct way to forward agent?

I have checked many results but not getting exactly that what I am doing for agent forwarding is correct or not. Please advice. I have followed this two links Github unixwiz What I am doing is: ...
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Cannot import colour presets into iTerm 2

Long time user of the standard terminal, short term user of iTerm 2. I've found a colour preset I want to use, however after importing them when I select them from Preferences > profiles > load ...
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Is there a way to copy text in htop on Mac OSX?

I wanted to copy all of the process information related to a specific program/software (Adobe in this case, other ones in the future) and so I tried holding Shift as mentioned here: Is there a way to ...
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How to avoid terminal to scroll down to last message in bash?

I write a bash script that run some other commands in new terminal: #!/bin/bash # Sample script gnome-terminal --title="blah blah" -x bash -c ffmpeg -i udp://239.1.2.1:60001?fifo_size=50000000 ...
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In Debian XFCE 4.10, how do I change the default Terminal shell from dash to bash?

I have a Debian-based Linux system (Kali Linux) running on AWS with the XFCE desktop environment. When I click on the "Terminal" icon in the application selector at the bottom of the screen, the ...
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Makefile issues with interactive shells started as a target

Currently having a weird problem: Got a Makefile to get some handy shortcuts inside a Project: shell: docker exec -it $(web) sh ... ..which basically invokes an interactive shell inside a ...
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How can I control my minecraft server when I run it at boot with a rc.local script?

I have a question your you guys. I'm running a MC server so far so great. In order to make it autonomous I run it at boot with a bash script load in rc.local, simple. #!/bin/bash cd /home/minecraft ...
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Shortcut or Terminal Command to toggle Chrome Hardware Acceleration on/off

I'm trying to figure out how to create a shortcut or a terminal command for on/off Hardware Acceleration in Advanced settings of Chrome Browser on a Mac. Has anyone done this already or know how to? ...
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What is the simplest device that can remote-desktop connect to various Windows PCs on a LAN?

It needs to have video, audio, mouse, keyboard and network connectors and to support nothing more than connecting remotely to various Windows PCs that will have all the real resources needed. Sort of ...
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Why is it eating a letter every other run?

When I run this code on the terminal: for ((j=0;j<29;j++)); do echo "ffmpeg -r 288 -i \""./out "$j"/out.%04d.jpg"\" -f gif ./gifs/"$j".gif;" done And I copy and paste the output on the terminal, ...
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Is it possible to assign a keyboard shortcut to a certain command in windows explorer?

Here is my use case. Often I browse directories in windows explorer and find myself in need to open the gitbash at the current directory. Now git bash comes with a nice context menu entry but ...
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Move a program started in GNU screen out to another terminal

I want to terminate an instance of GNU screen whilst preserving the process running inside it. So I opened my regular terminal emulator program and executed screen. Then I used that instance of ...
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Error when trying to exit terminal emulator

Background I run zsh by default, and spend most of my day logged into a terminal. My workstation and all of the servers I interact with on a daily basis are Linux-based, and I either use zsh or bash ...
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Mac OSX Terminal - change background color on login to different server

I have a Mac OSX Yosemite and use terminal. I know how to open a new terminal window with a different profile/appearance. My favorite is "Pro" with the black background. It would be very convenient ...
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Speed Up Rate of Text To Speech via Terminal

I used to have my TTS custom set to read things back nice and fast, works better for me as I'm basically ADD & mildy dyslexic. Now I'm not much of an expert like most of you on here, but I've ...
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Select full word in iTerm2 using alt + shift + arrow

Following this advice, I've configured Iterm2 to delete the word when Alt + Backspace. I would like to build a similar functionality for combinations of Alt + Shift + ← | →. With respect ...
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How come my disk utility shows that more space is being used compared to my terminal/OmnidiskSweeper? What is the hidden space DaisyDisk shows?

I have a 120 GB apple harddrive. Disk utility shows there is 119.36 GB being used but my terminal (as well as OmniDiskSweeper) only finds 104 GB. Even though I am administrator, I understand there is ...
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Mac terminal error -bash: command not found - El Capitan 10.11.13

I'm getting an error message when I first open my Mac terminal - -bash: Applications: command not found Oddly (or maybe not so oddly), when I open another tab, I sometimes get a different error - ...
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How to install fonts on Ubuntu with terminal without moving files

I need to programmatically install fonts. I need to do this without changing the directory the font file is in. I need to do this with Terminal on Ubuntu 14.04. Clicking the install button, installing ...
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How to autocomplete hyphenated directory name in OSX terminal?

I have this set of folders on 2 macbooks both running the latest version of El Capitan. foo-bar foo-bar2 On one system, hitting tab after cd f gives me cd foo-. On the other system, I get cd foo. ...
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Detailed list on double tab (autocompletion)

When I hit tab twice on the terminal when browsing through directories / files; it generally shows me a list of the matching files in the dir as if I'd typed ls - is there a way of changing it to show ...
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OSX Terminal: How to figure out network connection is WIFI or LAN?

Is there a way to find out how the system is connected to the internet using Wifi or LAN?
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GNU Screen gives odd linewrapping behaviour for terminal applications

I followed these instructions to set up GNU Screen to run two terminal applications on Computer A, then connected to them from Computer B. However, on Computer B, I seem to get strange linewrapping ...
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Start program from terminal as sudo but detached for further terminal use

Yes another question for detached programs from terminal, but before you start flaming me, i have searched over the net but none of the answers matched my search. How do I detach a process from ...
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Keyboard event: 'k' behaves as dead key

I have a really strange problem. My letter 'k' behaves like a dead key (like an accent) in the terminal (KDE Konsole, xterm). It behaves normal when using vim or graphical programs like firefox. In ...
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How can I backup my files in this situation (recovery mode)?

My disk has been corrupted and has forced me load osx in recovery mode. Going to disk utility, I've tried verifying an image which needed repair. After attempting to repair, I've gotten to the ...
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Start router via RJ11 port and cable

What commands one need to send to a router, with the RJ11 cable in a RJ11 port to imitate a broadband connection?
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Open files by directly clicking over directories outputed in terminal like hyperlink

I'm gonna ask by citing an example of what I'd like to do. I as a user of terminal (Linux or MacOS) would like to do the following: When I'm over terminal, when I click over any file's ...
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Remap key in mobaxterm

Currently ⇧ Shift + ⌫ Backspace returns ^H in my linux console. How to remap this to CTRL + ⌫ Backspace? I use the newest version of MobaXterm "Personal Edition 8.6".