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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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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Can I reverse the stream direction of my terminal?

I'm not sure on how to word this question any other way but that's it. Is it possible to reverse the way your terminal prints text? For example if I type a command, I type it from the bottom of the ...
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Shared connection frequently closes when opening a new connection

I'm making heavy use of reusing a shared connection which I open to a remote box at the beginning of my workday. My .ssh/config looks somewhat like this: ControlMaster auto ControlPath ...
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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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mv command says “No such file or directory”

I am attempting to rename a directory on an external hard drive on Mac OS X. When I tried in the finder I got an error that says, "An unexpected error occurred (error code -43)." -- so I thought I may ...
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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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Resume term after ssh disconnect without multiplexer (screen/tmux)

Screen and tmux (like emacs) are fancy feature rich terminal multiplexers designed to let you efficiently manage terminals as if it was 1985 but they just complicate the simple task of resuming an ssh ...
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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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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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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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Remember current working directory when opening new tab in linux terminal Tilda

I think my question is pretty clear when I try to open a new tab in my terminal(tilda) it doesn't remember the last working directory. For example: Current Tab: ranveer@ranveer:/etc$ After ...
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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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How to close open (20+) notification windows from terminal or disable HP Alerts?

For some strange reason an app called “HP Alerts” filled my screen overnight with notification windows telling me one of my inkjet cartridges are low on ink. I have now disabled these notifications ...
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Copying from Emacs to other tmux pane (code execution for Ipython, sql, bash, etc)?

My preferred setup is running a terminal window with several tmux panes (a couple of shells, and an emacs session). What is the easiest way to send code from the emacs pane to be executed in the shell ...
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Change font in terminal on remote connection in Konsole

Is it possible to set Konsole terminal to change font color on remote connection? For example, depending on computer's name?