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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tmux shows weirdly encoded history on OSX

If I do the "history" command in tmux, I get a really weird result. Anyone got a hint on what to do to get normal output? The output looks like this: 477 ◆┬▒⎺▒└☃◆ 478 c▒├ ◆┬▒⎺▒└☃◆ 479 ...
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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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When opening Terminal: “NO LOGINS: System going down at 01:10”

I'm trying to get a terminal open, and I get this message: NO LOGINS: System going down at 01:10 Login incorrect login: *myname* Login incorrect login: It doesn't prompt for my password. This ...
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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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How to open a local file with a query string appended to it in the default browser?

I want to do something like this from a shell script: $ open 'foo.html?foo=bar' Sadly that fails, as it looks for a file named foo.html?foo=bar instead of foo.html before opening the browser: The ...
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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 ...
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OSX Mavericks .zshrc cannot source

I am trying to source my zshrc. It sources fine when before I add this line: . ~/Dropbox/configs/aliases Then I get this: /Users/mkrell/.zshrc:.:13: too many open files: Dropbox/configs/aliases ...
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How to prevent mysql blobs from borking my terminal

When using the linux terminal client for mysql, every column with a blob prints out tons of control characters and the terminal has to be reset. This looks something like the following Map: �PNG ...
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URxvt: vim and cursorColor [invisible cursor or invisible cursor text]

Introduction I've always used a light-background terminal and a dark-background editor (vim). On this I'm not willing to compromise. In any case, I've just switched from xterm to urxvt ($TERM == ...
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Problems with tmux, mutt, and terminal colors

If I start mutt in a tmux session like this: $ tmux new-session -s mutt mutt Mutt complains: Error in /home/lars/.mutt/colors, line 20: 230: color not supported by term Error in ...
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Xfce terminal resize not sent across ssh

I'm running into some strange behaviour related to terminal resize updates not being sent across ssh. On my local machine if I open a terminal and do tput lines I get 24. Then making the window taller ...
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Unintended autocomplete or alias in Terminal

There is a "strange" autocomplete function in my macbook. If I try to type "ps -aux" in terminal (iTerm or TotalTerminal) with the hit of "s" in ps, automatically this happens: "ps -p $$ # Tells the ...
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Connection to dbus session failed

I am running Debian 6 with Gnome 2.30.2 (old, but it's the workstation I have to use). When I want to run dbus-monitor or any other dbus application from within tmux, I get an error: $ dbus-monitor ...
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(n)curses displays appear broken under iTerm2

When accessing any of the *-tui commands under CentOS/Red Hat, or any equivalents on other distributions, my display is completely broken and almost unusable. This is what authconfig-tui running ...
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Fedora 19 Terminal Icon

I was tweaking fedora and accidentally changed the icon for the terminal and now I cant find the real Icon. I've checked /usr/share/pixmaps /home/ME/.local/* and /usr/share/icons but I can't find it.
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Fish - A way to configure it such that it does not scroll through tab completions with tab

If you have a directory structure like the below ./test/locationOne ./test/locationTwo ./test/locationThree If, with bash, or fish, you type in cd test/ then hit tab, it will autocomplete until ...
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Automatically closing idle windows in Gnome

Can open windows automatically close themselves if they have not been used for X seconds in Gnome? For example, right now I have some Firefox windows and some other file browser windows etc open ...
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.inputrc, TAB and CTRL-i

Apparently, when we hit TAB in Terminal, CTRL+i is send instead, so we cannot have different bindings for these keypresses in our .inputrc: "\C-i": forward-char TAB: complete This makes TAB move ...
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Starting a program in a running rdp-terminal-server (W2008R2) session with full control over the server but no control over the client?

I have full control over a Windows 2008 R2 server. A mobile client runs a windows terminal session on the server over RDP and WLAN. Its connection and session are currently active. Now I would like ...
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Bash Terminal keeps clearing / overwriting itself

My bash terminal on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit keeps clearing itself partially when the output is too big. If I do a ls -al in a directory with many files. The terminal prints the result, inbetween it ...
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How to use Windows key in Autohotkey as part of a macro

I have been using autohotkey on a terminal with 122 keys. I remapped the keys so that their original funky uses are now much closer to normal modern computers. I also mapped a scancode to Windows ...
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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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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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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 make ^T work for the status char under Linux?

I’ve grown really accustomed to the BSD status char, ^T, since I first started using it back at university during the 80s. It didn’t originate with BSD, but came from even older operating systems. It ...
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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. ...