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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cp -r is copying over files that don't exist

I'm trying to copy the contents of one directory to another using: cp -r ~/dev/testing/app/ ~/dev/app/ It works, but it's copying over files that don't exist (at least visually). For instance ...
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How to make an interactive subshell in tcsh?

How can I make an interactive subshell in tcsh? E.g.: % alias pathfrom 'cd `pathto -f`' ... where "pathto" is a script that asks the user (via STDOUT) for input (via STDIN) and prints a string in ...
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Super/Alt key combinations making screen go blank

I started having a weird issue on my Ubuntu Linux with KDE: if I press any of the following combinations: (Super or Alt) + left arrow (Super or Alt) + right arrow (Super or Alt) + any F-key The ...
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How to quit reverse-i-search without moving the cursor?

In Bash, I often encounter below situation when doing reverse-i-search (using emacs keybinding in Bash): (reverse-i-search:ccc) aaa bbb |ccc ddd I am in the middle of reverse-i-search for 'ccc', and ...
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unxutils zsh on wide terminal

I'm usually working on linux, but am now forced to use windows (xp). In search of a usable shell, I installed unxutils. They provide a zsh and when used with the default setup it works nicely. But ...
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How can I import my Ubuntu terminal's color scheme for a different computers?

I did a reinstall on my computer presently, and I want to restore my previous terminal settings. While exporting my settings, I ran the command gconftool-2 --dump '/apps/gnome-terminal' > ...
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Vim / NeoVim: Map <CR> to <Esc> and <S-CR> to <CR>

I'd like to use enter to escape insert mode, and use Shift+Enter to insert a new line instead. The problem is my terminal emulator (Konsole running under Lubuntu) doesn't capture Shift+Enter (nor ...
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Terminal reset troubles

According to the MinGW setup program, I have the bash shell installed. When I attempt to issue a reset, I get: sh: reset: command not found Bash responds to the reset command in every other ...
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Linux server to send and receive from RS-232 using socat

I'm trying to bench test a configuration where a Linux server will send and receive RS-232 data from a Black Box RS-232 to Ethernet converter. I've followed this example. I've configured ser2net.conf ...
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Can tmux display pretty pane corners?

I'm in the process of picking up tmux, and I'm sure I'll get used to it, but this pointy edge is bothersome. Is there a way to make the corner flush, like this (fixed with gimp)? I know that the ...
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Internet Explorer 11 in a terminal (kiosk) with low resolution

We are currently using Porteus Kiosk (Linux) on our terminals. The terminal boots and starts with Firefox open on the default page (our client’s web address). Now we are considering switching to ...
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Run bash command from link in browser

Is there a way to run an arbitrary command on OSX by clicking a link in the browser? As you know, there are certain types of hyperlinks that launch certain applications with a specified action, for ...
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programmatic access to current xterm colors

In the thread below programmatic access to current xterm background color Alex North-Keys provides a useful bash script that returns the background color of the current xterm. I'd like to use the ...
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fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation in wine

I am trying to launch setup to install an app with wine. Launching it without the terminal does nothing, however launching it in the terminal with the command wine foosetup.exe it gives the error ...
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Including a fallback in default shell

I have an account on a network, and my shell is set to zsh, but when I log onto a computer that doesn't have zsh installed on it, a terminal I launch tries to run zsh and fails, so I get an empty ...
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Open a Specific page of PDF document in viewer

I would like to be able to open a specific page of a PDF document through any desktop search or terminal. Example of url file://localhost/Users/masi/Dropbox/Cardiology/2493.full.pdf#page=11 which ...
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How does OS X's Terminal pass the new tab's dir to login or bash?

In OS X, you can add a shell to /etc/shells and set it as a user's default shell, such that when they open the terminal they are presented with that shell. In addition, you have the option to open all ...
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OS X terminal.app selection color when window inactive

I am using a solarized color scheme in terminal.app. When I select text it looks great, and I am able to change the color of the selection in the preferences. But when I move focus to another ...
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Is it possible to put a white border to the text in a terminal window?

I use the terminal a lot, and having the same terminal design gets boring. I set the background to those cool default desktop images, and every terminal window is a random image. The text is hard to ...
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How to run specified terminal command from context menu on right clicked folder?

I'm quite happy I found out about Finder > right-click > "New Terminal at Folder". To make it perfect, I'm looking for a way to run a specified command right after. Automator doesn't seem to have such ...
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Send all incoming and outcoming signals through a SOCKS4 Proxy on terminal?

So, I am running a node.js app through terminal (namely bp-tf auto but that isn't relevant) on my laptop. While travelling, I end up going through places where proxies block backpack.tf and ...
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gpg --gen-key not working on “su -l”, but working on local terminal

When I try to use "gpg --gen-key" (v2.1.2 on archlinux) with an user I just created ("backtest"), it works when I open a terminal for that, but not when I'm logged in with another user and then "su -l ...
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Cygwin and Cygwin64 missing prompt in terminal

I tried to install and reinstall cygwin and cygwin64. I also tried different mirror sites. Instead of seeing a line like user@PC~ $, I see a blank screen with a blinking cursor. The properties of ...
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Why is “whois” timing out on my Mac's terminal but apparent working fine in Network Utility?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.10.2 (Yosemite) and when I do the following in “Terminal,” my request times out: > whois google.com whois: connect(): Operation timed out I also downloaded jwhois with no ...
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Ctrl key not detected in Terminal

I have a problem with my Mac Terminal. It is no longer able to detect the ctrl key, so I can't use anymore shortcuts like ctrl+C to stop a running task, because when I do the terminal echoes only the ...
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Top -l returning always 0.0 CPU usage when requesting single PID

On Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) & 10.10 Yosemite I’m unable to get the correct CPU usage for a single process using the top -l command for example top -l 1 -ncols 3 -pid <pid> Even though I ...
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Programantic Diff

I'm localising a piece of Javascript (the github repo is here) for Spanish speaking users. I have both the English and Spanish text as PDFs and I have the software in English. The pdfs look like ...
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Execute command in terminal on click event

Recently I got to know a decent feature that exists in iTerm2, namely you can configure what command can be invoked while clicking on a text that refers a file. (e.g. you can open this file in text ...
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Tracking down rogue terminal windows in OS X

I use iTerm 2 on OS X and suspect I may have a bunch of terminal windows running in the background and I would like to find and close them. When I open a new terminal window my CL looks like this: ...
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Midnight Commander function keys not working

I'm using Midnight Commander in a Mac Terminal. I'm using PC keyboard, so function keys work as F1-F12 keys, but they don't work in MC. I tested what character sequence is sent with each function key ...
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ssh sessions becoming unresponsive, server still shows user logged in

I have been having this problem with several servers that I manage. I log in via SSH and leave my terminal window open for an hour or so while working on something else. When I bring the terminal ...
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Arrow keys work like option+arrow in terminal in tmux on osx

The following setting in .tmux.conf breaks arrow keys in terminal in tmux: set-window-option -g xterm-keys on When I disable this setting, then arrow keys work as expected in terminal but then they ...
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Neither less or less -X clear screen on exit. (Trust me, I googled…)

Neither less or less -X clear screen on exit. At the same time, vim does.... Env iTerm2, protocol mosh, server Centos + tmux + zsh iTerm2: report term as xterm-256color tmux: set -g ...
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How can I change the colors of fbterm using escape sequences?

From fbterm(1) we can read: FbTerm supports xterm's 256 color mode extension (...) But xterm's 256 color escape sequences conflict with the linux sequences implemented by FbTerm, so private escape ...
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Ruby error on my Mac

I'm having issues with my Ruby on my iMac (early 2010). I have the preview of Mac OS X Yosemite installed, but I've had these issues like forever, so I can't imagine OS X being the error here. ...
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See if Mac OS X has enabled hyperthreading?

There is a way of disabling hyperthreading on Mac OS X: How to disable HyperThreading on Mac OS X Lion? Is there a Terminal command of seeing whether Mac OS X has hyperthreading enabled?
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Better line breaking in terminal?

I am not sure if my request is valid, doable or better than the default option, but I'll give it a shot anyway. Word-wrapping in a terminal usually bothers me, since it wraps in the middle of the ...
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Inconsistent terminal settings across directories

This is a bit hard to explain, but for some reason, when I cd to one specific directory in my file tree, the terminal and the displays within the terminal appear different only inside this directory. ...
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understanding HTTrack actions

i just started using HTTrack . and it offers 5 actions whenever i want to download a website for offline viewing. which are 1 Mirror Web Site(s) 2 Mirror Web Site(s) with Wizard 3 Just Get Files ...
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Dual-Boot Windows 8.1 and BackTrack 5 R3 ISO with EasyBCD 2.2

I have a PC running Windows 8.1 (32-bit) and the BackTrack 5 R3 (KDE). I've installed Backtrack and it appeared on the boot menu, but whenever I select it, it always takes me to a terminal called ...
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OS X Terminal Tab Name Current Directory Causes Duplicate Name in Title Bar

In OS X (10.9.3) I'm setting PROMPT_COMMAND to set the terminal tab name to the current directory such as function set_tab_title { printf "\e]0;${PWD##*/}\a" } PROMPT_COMMAND="set_tab_title; ...
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OSX terminal command not found

I'm following a guide to setup airport in monitoring mode to do my networking exercise. I've made a shortcut to airport using this command: sudo ln -s ...
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OS X / Finder - Right Click “New Folder with Selection” - how to Increase the Animation Effect Speed?

I'm using Finder on OS X 10.9x. The effect that pulls all the selected items into a new folder from the right click "new folder with selection" is really nice, but way too slow for me. Anyone know a ...
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How to set fractional font size in terminal?

I'm trying to set the font in gnome-terminal to 9.5, which is ideal for me. I have installed many programming fonts, viz. proggy, anonymous-pro, terminus, inconsolata, droid-monovar, consolas, gohu, ...
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How to type asterisk while being in screen

How to type asterisk (*) character while running "screen" in terminal? Asterisk is binded to show a listing of all currently attached displays. Maybe there is some way to unbind it?
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OSX localhost mail in mail.app?

Every time I start a Terminal I see that I have unread mail. I know that I can access them via the mail command but I'm not comfortable in using that command. Is there any way to read the local mail ...
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Slow screen redrawing in terminal emulator

I use a modified PuTTY (PuTTY Tray, derived from PuTTYcyg) to connect to my Cygwin's login shell (zsh), on Windows 7 (64-bit). This works, but the screen refreshing is very slow. For example, when I ...
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OSX Terminal: FTP upload only if file size different

I am currently using FileZilla to backup my Documents. The manual procedure for this is as follows: Sign in to FTP using username and password Open Documents folder on FTP site Drag documents from ...
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How does one install this mcrypt package?

I'm using MAC os x Mavericks, so after dlownload mcrypt-2.6.8, I decided to to configure ( per the recommendation of a dozen blogs ) like so : MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=10.9 CFLAGS='-O3 -fno-common ...
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Terminal's bin/bash not responding

I have Googled through several instances of this issue but cannot get Terminal to open up with bash. I restarted the program, the computer and even logged in through another Administrator account but ...