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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Can I make shift+arrow keys work the same way in iTerm2 as they do in text boxes or the Matlab CLI?

this question has some discussion on why shift+arrow keys don't use the default behaviour of selecting text, but it doesn't have any suggestions on how to make it have that behaviour. I'm ok with it ...
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Boot Mac Lion into Command Line

I have a Macbook currently running Mac OS X Lion 1.5.7, and I primarily use the terminal for most of my work. While it is nice to have the terminal on top of the Aqua GUI, I would like to be able to ...
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How to delete an older version of libmcrypt

I am running through the instructions here to get mcrypt installed: http://michaelgracie.com/2012/09/26/plugging-mcrypt-into-php-on-mac-os-x-mountain-lion-10-8/ Everything seems to work fine, until I ...
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Close a specific Chrome tab in Ubuntu/Linux using terminal command

Is there a way to close a specific Chrome tab with a terminal command? I tried below commands: kill -9 <pid of Chrome tab>: Instead of closing a tab, it kills the tab ("He's dead Jim" message ...
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Terminal without echo

In the terminal on Solaris 5.9 (ksh), I don't see the characters when typing. I can see the input only after the return key is pressed. I checked terminal settings with stty -a it shows: echo echoe ...
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How to use Terminal.app for an xterm session

I am on Mac OS X 10.8. When I open Terminal.app and connect to a remote machine with ssh -X user@remote.machine.net the XQuartz application launches. When I type xterm into Terminal.app, an X11 ...
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Centos 6.3 doesn't detect USB drives

Unable to locate its file. In the terminal fdisk -l didn't give the expected result. I tried mounting the device using 'mount /dev/sdb1 /media/usb' but it says mount requires the 'type of device'. ...
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Linux Mint Mate - Make the terminal icon on the Start Menu launch gnome-terminal rather than Mate terminal

I was having some issues with the Mate terminal in Linux Mint (see How to reset system colors) so have started using gnome-terminal instead. I'd like the change the "Terminal" icon which is on the ...
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Installed new version of php but server still uses older version

I just upgraded to PHP 5.4.11 from 5.3.15 following this link. After upgrading I ran php -v but it shows me following output. Zafars-MacBook-Pro:php-5.4.11 zafar$ php -v PHP 5.3.15 with Suhosin-Patch ...
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Grey Screen when launching Debian 6 through Chicken

I'm trying to connect my mac to my Debian 6 VPS, but I only get a gray screen, as shown in the screenshot below. I followed the steps on this tutorial recommended by the VPS company. I'm using ...
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I'm looking for a text-based web browser with support for user scripts

So far I've acknowledge lynx, links and elinks, but none supports userscripts. Is there any other that supports userscripts? What I want to do is apply a script that would format certain pages to be ...
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How to change keymap on native console?

When I'm switching to native console with Ctrl+Alt+Fn I have wrong keyboard maping. I want to set keymap proper to my language. In KDE, web browser, konsole etc. everything is OK. So, how to change ...
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overlining support in terminal

when I enter printf "\e[4m%s\e[0m\n" TESTING into iterm or osx terminal, testing returns underlined. Are there any terminals (mac or linux) that would support printf "\e[53m%s\e[0m\n" TESTING?
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How to Connect internet through wifi from terminal in Ubuntu 12.04?

I had recently installed ubuntu sever 12.04 on my Lenovo laptop. As a first task i was tying to connect to wifi through it. Since there is no GUI the task is to be done through terminal. I was ...
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How to use XAMPP on Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 today and I would like to use XAMPP on this OS. I downloaded the installation file, extracted that in Opt directory and tried to start it from the terminal. It started fine ...
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Ctrl-C does not work in tmux window

I have a Mini2440 ARM Board, and I have put a base Debian 6.0 system on it using multistrap. I have used tmux to run several processes in defferent windows from /etc/rc.local. I connect to the board ...
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Encoding over SSH Issues

I have a Linux machine and a Windows machine, both using Vim with the Powerline plugin. They both work great with patched fonts. Next, I want to SSH onto an OSX 10.6 machine and also use the Powerline ...
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Is there a way to store certain shortcut variables in iTerm or Terminal.app so that we can access them from any remote machine ?

I use alias for setting up shortcuts so that i need not type out often lengthy directory paths and such. But i ssh into multiple machines often and i cannot alias a bunch of stuff into all the remote ...
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gnome-terminal new tab within exact same path

I'm using gnome-terminal and open multiple tabs for the same path. The behavior of gnome-terminal is to change to the real (canonical) path rather than the exact original path. E.g. a new tab opened ...
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Where shared folders are located on MAC OS X Lion?

On Snow Leopard there is a file named /var/db/samba/smb.shares where listed all shared folders. Does anyone know, where that file is located on MAC OS X Lion? Thanks
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Setup mutt to read through a threaded message and then return to the email index

I have begun using mutt (terminal email client) recently and I have it setup very nicely and easy to use. My only gripe is that sometimes it is difficult to tell when I transition from one thread to ...
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Running terminal commands from Chrome's Omnibar

I would like to use Google Chrome's Omnibar to execute terminal commands. Is there any way to do that? Edit: I found that I could add a custom search engine as "terminal://%s". However, there seems ...
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Creating a shortcut in launcher to run a terminal command with more than one parameter as argument

How do you create a shortcut in launcher that lets you run a terminal command using more than one variable? For example, how do you create a launcher shortcut that will prompt you for varA and varB ...
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Copy the output of the last command in Terminal.app

!! | pbcopy would also run the commands again and couldn't be used with interactive commands. This relies on the prompt always being $ : tell application "Terminal" to tell window 1 to history do ...
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How to display a framebuffer and some stdout text

So I have this program that writes to the framebuffer in Ubuntu. It works beautifully: I enter the system terminal using ⇧+CTRL+F1, then start the program, and it starts writing to the framebuffer and ...
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How do I set the meta key with the meta convert feature in most *nix terminals?

.Xdefaults: xterm*eightBitInput: false This command apparently allows you to use a meta key + something to enter vi editing mode in a linux terminal. But what is the meta key and how do you set the ...
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Financial and real-time market-data software for the command line

I can easily build HUDs at command prompts for stuff like the weather, my to-dos, Twitter, IRC, etcetera; but the one thing I’m always stuck going to my iPhone or browser for, constantly, is real-time ...
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Gem procress as Terminal title

I run Snow Leopard and I use the Terminal for Rails development. If you do web development, you would realize that regardless of the gems being run, your terminal name switches from bash to ruby. ...
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Command prompt hangs until keypress?

Problem: For some reason once in a while my command prompt would hang until I press a random key, and it would continue operation as if nothing happened. Occurrence: This happens when I am running ...
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Mac Terminal to assign keystrokes to mouse clicks?

Are there Mac Terminal commands to assign keystrokes to mouse clicks? The aim here is simple. I have a generic three-button mouse for which there's no customizing driver available, and I want it to ...
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Issues with RVM and new terminal instances

So I started having issues with my terminal sessions for some reason that I'm not fully aware of how to fix. This is the terminal output that I get when I start up any new session now. RVM doesn't ...
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locating a screen session within multiple desktops

I've usually got a lot of stuff on the go, including 10 or more screen sessions. I also have a lot of desktops set up. Sometimes I want to find a particular screen session among the many desktops. ...
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Terminator - how to split and decide where the new terminal goes

$ apt-cache show terminator Package: terminator Version: 0.97-4 When splitting the terminal horizontally, the new terminal, by default always comes at the bottom. Would it be possible to have this ...
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How can I setup OS X's terminal.app to perform the correct actions for the ctrl key?

These are the key mappings i'm looking for: Ctrl+← : jump one word back Ctrl+→ : jump one word forward Ctrl+del : delete one word I want to do this by modifying the mappings in the ...
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Does wget download files more than once?

Suppose there is a website where Page A links to Page B and pages A and B both link to page C. Somthing like A -> B -> C | v C If I run recursive wget on A to begin downloading the pages ...
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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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Weird behaviour of click in terminal and text-mode programs

I'm using terminal and SSH to work on a Linux machine - from Mac but the target machine seems to be the problem. Indeed, I found a really weird mouse behaviour; according to the program I'm using, ...
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Change color theme on all terminator windows

I wrote a script a while ago to change the color schemes of all of my terminals (Konsole) in Kubuntu. I can't find the script, but I remember that it involved doing something like. clear | tee ...
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“TAB” key not working in mc

When I open mc, the tab key is not working. As soon as I press it, I completely lose control of mc. Even Ctrl+z do not work to get out and kill it. I need to open a second shell and kill it from ...
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Run xdg-open on mouseclick in a linux terminal emulator

I'd like the following functionality in a terminal emulator: after typing ls and pulling up a list of files, I'd like to be able to click on the file. This should runxdg-open on the file. This action ...
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Move directory which contains or has sub-directories that contain a certain filetype

This is what I have so far. find /somewhere -name "*.mkv" -exec dirname {} \; | uniq | \ while IFS= read -r dir; do echo cp -- "$dir" /other/; done I will be searching a folder called "Test", ...
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Ncmpcpp not changing the window title correctly

For some reason, NCMPCPP will not change the title of the terminal window properly, no matter the emulator. I've tried using it in gnome-terminal, lxterm, xterm, and terminator, and it normally leaves ...
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iTerm2 performance vs Terminal.app

I prefer iTerm2 for its features, but Terminal.app outperforms it in terms of responsiveness. I mostly notice this in Vim: iTerm gets choppy during scrolling and/or rapid cursor movement. Is there ...
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Set different locale in terminals and KDE

My environment I'm using ArchLinux with KDE. What I'd like to do What I would like is to have KDE in my language (fr_FR) but all the terminals and tty in en_US (for debugging and having the same ...
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How to transverse to a long path using terminal easily using keyboard shortcuts?

Well i am a beginner to Linux environment and trying to learn some Linux commands . I find a difficulty to set my path to a particular path. When the path goes too big , I cannot type the whole path ...
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How to use bash to open several terminal instances

My current setup involves starting my computer up, loading several terminal instances, resizing them to fit in a grid, then loading a command on each to watch output Is there a way where I can set up ...
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Number of terminal rows in Kermit after closing editor

I am connected to an embedded computer target through its RS232, I am using kermit in a terminal. When I use ls, less, and other command line programs, the whole vertical size of my terminal is used. ...
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Can't install PIP, Easy Install or Setup Tools on a mac

I am unable to install any thing on my mac via the terminal - Pip, Easy Install or the Setup tools for python packages. A screenshot of my terminal while installing the pip looks like this: Could ...
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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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Send email from “mail” command line client from a specific address

I am attempting to send an email from the terminal app "mail" in OS X. I can do so, however I would like to send it from a specific address, rather than the .local address that it sends from by ...