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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How do I set up Debian 6.0.3 to work with serial terminal?

My problem is that most guides on the Internet I've found explain how to enable serial terminal on GRUB 1 and it appears that they moved to GRUB 2 on Debian. I'm running Debian inside VMware and have ...
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OS X Terminal Ignoring SOCKS Proxy Setup

Previously I've used an SSH tunnel: ssh -D 1234 user@remoteHost As a system wide proxy in OS X by going to System Preferences -> Network -> Advanced -> Proxies -> Tick SOCKS Proxy and enter ...
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command in multiple lines

Here is an example code from a book I need to type on terminal > db.users.update( {username: "smith"}, { $set: {favorites: { cities: ["Chicago", "Cheyenne"], movies: ["Casablanca", ...
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connect Internet via Terminal linux

I want to write a script-Ubuntu_OS- would connect to a wireless Internet so I need to know how to connect Internet via terminal in Linux. I tried many suggestions on the Internet but nothing at all
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How to delete Safari cookies from OS 10.7.2 terminal?

I would like to delete all Safari cookies from terminal on Mac OS 10.7.2. I tried to delete ~/Library/Cookie/Cookies.binarycookies (this is the only file in ~/Library/Cookie), but it didn't help. ...
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How do you copy+paste text from the terminal to a web browser, and vice versa?

I was just wondering if there's a simple way to do this, or whether it's completely dependent on the terminal you use. If that's the case, then is there a standard that most terminals go by? Right ...
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Alternative to TinyTERM Terminal Emulator

I work for a company that has been using the TinyTERM Terminal Emulator for at least 20 years now. Here is a link to the program's description: ...
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Is there a tab-enabled CLI for Windows?

I'm looking for a terminal for Windows that supports tabs, maybe splitting and I'd love to be able to autocomplete and double tap the tab key to list files like in Linux terminals. Is there such a ...
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How to connect to a Windows PC from a Mac OS X terminal

I have some Windows PCs on my network. I have Mac OS X. I try to access some Windows PCs in the network to read and write files. In OS X Finder, I see the computer_name and I can connect as Guest. But ...
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How to set up a shortcut to a directory in Mac OS X Terminal?

What I'd like to be able to do is when I'm in Terminal is to type: cd myFolderShortcut And for it to go straight to a directory I have a set up with this alias. Is this possible? I did do a google ...
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Mac OS X Terminal: I repeatedly get error message “-bash: .DS_Store: command not found” in the terminal

Yesterday I was trying to get .DS_Store files to be globally ignored by git. I must have entered some command incorrectly because now every time I launch terminal or use the cd command, I get six ...
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256-colour terminal

I've been battling it out with this 256-colour terminal malarkey and I just can't get decent colour displays in a terminal. I'm using ubuntu-server with openssh and zsh. I have tried accessing the ...
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Ubuntu shortcut shell script launcher for multiple items

Ok every day I go through the same routine, and its tediously annoying. So I came up with a thought and wondered if its remotely possible. What I want to do is open maybe 3-5 terminal windows, and in ...
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“[Process completed]” Terminal self exiting

My terminal is self exiting only showing this every time I open it and not letting me type anything in Last login: Wed Jan 4 14:02:15 on console [Process completed] Any clues or anything? I can't ...
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downloading file using scp command

I have a centos server lets say with ip: 1.2.3.4. I want to download a file from 1.2.3.4 at path /root/pc/filename.rar to my localhost host (current pc). What command I need to download that file? I ...
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Opening a file from Terminal to a new window of TextWrangler

I'm able to open a file form Terminal with open -b com.barebones.textwrangler whicheverfile The problem is if any window of Textwrangler window is already is open, this file is open in that window. ...
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All commands are not working on Mac OS X Lion

I am faced with a problem, that I can't run even a single command on my Mac OS X Lion terminal, even "ls" command, when i print $PATH variable, found My-Mac:/ Mac$ echo $PATH /usr/local/git/bin ...
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Vim: Terminal-to-terminal copy&paste?

I am trying to copy a large block of code (with indentations preserved) from one vim terminal into another. I was wondering if there was a straightforward way to do this? Would this be considered a ...
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How to only show new processes in Activity Monitor?

Is there any way to make Activity Monitor only show new processes? Can you do this in Terminal instead?
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How to prevent scripts from changing the terminal's window title?

I'm using GNOME Terminal and zsh on Ubuntu with Awesome WM. I need to launch a terminal window with a certain title set like "s1" and no script inside that terminal should change the title of the tab ...
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vncviewer connection refused (61)

I have a root access to VPS (centos 6). I have installed VNCServer using this guide line http://tournasdimitrios1.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/how-to-setup-vnc-server-on-centos-5-x-fedora-11/ Everything ...
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Downloading files from FileSonic via terminal without a premium account

I found various blogs on the internet about how to download a file from FileSonic, Hotfile, Rapidshare, etc. from a Linux terminal if you have a premium account. Is there any way to download a file ...
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How to input hash (#) symbol to terminal?

I'm running Ubuntu Server as a virtual machine (using VirtualBox) on my mac. Normally on the Mac, I'd press alt + 3 to input the hash (#) sybmol. However, if I do this in my Ubuntu Server's console, ...
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what is the difference between terminal in Mac OS X and Ubuntu

Both Mac OS X and Ubuntu (and other Linus OS) has terminal / command line. Are these terminal identical across different OS? If not, what are the important difference?
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How can I see the size of each file in a particular directory in the terminal?

When using the terminal, is there a command that allows you to see the size of each individual file in a particular directory?
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Open Kubuntu terminal with keyboard shortcut

How to setup custom keyboard shortcut to launch terminal on KUbuntu? PS. I have tried setting up shortcut that would issue xterm command, but that shows raw terminal, that looks a lot differently ...
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/bin/su: Permission denied in CentOS can not set su - root

I'm trying to set myself as a root and once I type in su - root in the terminal it just give me an error saying /bin/su: Permission denied so I checked the permission in that file -rwsr-x--- 1 ...
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MAC-address like characters preceding username in Mac OS X prompt

I really cannot remember since when this began to occur or what I did immediately before this occurred for the first time, but the terminal prompt now includes a little network card MAC address-like ...
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How to add owner to the folder in MAC OS X?

I'm trying to ADD an owner to folder in MAC OS X. I tried to use chown, but it does change owner, to another new user. I don't want to change it, I just want to ADD new owner. Details: I have ...
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Mac OS X Lion Terminal SSH connection sharing error

I sometimes get this error when I try to ssh to a remote host: mux_client_request_session: read from master failed: Broken pipe I'm using Macbook Air OS X Lion with this in ~/.ssh/config: ...
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I removed /bin on my Mac, what can I do?

Last login: Sun Dec 25 08:01:09 on ttys000 login: /bin/bash: No such file or directory [Process completed] I opened up my terminal this morning and saw the above message. Not sure how I can get my ...
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Where do files and directories go when I run 'rm -rf folder_or_file_name' in Ubuntu 10.04?

When I delete folders or files in the Nautilus GUI, those folders/files go to Trash but where do folders/files go when I run rm -rf folder_or_file_name in terminal in Ubuntu 10.04?
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Where does the name in the shell prompt come from?

When I open the terminal on my Mac, this is what it shows: australia:~ rod$ I don't live in Australia, don't have anything to do with Australia, nor have ever setup terminal as Australia. Where ...
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“You are not in the sudoers file” error after running sudo command

I tried using a sudo command on my iMac to create a bootable version of Ubuntu, but when I run the command by pressing enter, I got the warning that the command might screw up my system, which I ...
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How can I make my terminal's command prompt shorter to increase line realestate?

I would like to make my terminal's command prompt shorter. Currently I am using Python 's virtualenv and virtualenvwrapper so that is causing lots of extra text to be displayed in my command prompt. I ...
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How to pass a super long argument in the terminal?

I wrote a python programme, that accept I pass an argument inside it. But when I pass a very very long, it automatically shorten my argument. How can I fix it? Thanks.
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Snow Leopard Terminal unable to write Capital P

I cannot type a capital P on my Terminal, it automatically changes to "## adjust to taste". I deleted all keyboard mappings under Terminal Preferences. I also reset all the Keyboard Mappings under ...
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Mac OSX Lion Terminal ~/.bash_profile Permission Denied

I am an extreme beginner at Terminal. I was trying to root my Android phone. I altered something after typing in ~/.bash_profile. I did it incorrectly. Now I need to reenter it to do it correctly and ...
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Terminal: unknown0025003f3355:~ pontuspersson$

When I open my terminal window I get this: unknown0025003f3355:~ pontuspersson$ Why is this? And How can I fix it?
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Hexadecimal to Decimal conversion in Bash

This is the current output in a text file 1 3.491136 C1 00 08 00 DD 92 01 FF 2 3.560963 C1 00 08 00 DD 92 01 FF 3 3.600959 C1 00 08 00 DD 92 01 FF 4 ...
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What is the mac terminal command to exit like the “Exit” in ubuntu

I often open my terminal with multiple tabs, and exit with exit command in Ubuntu. What about mac? Except the Cmd+w.
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Open a terminal in Finder's current path in OS X Lion

In OS X Leopard, when using Finder, somebody released some sort of script which was added to the Finder toolbar/panel as an icon, so if you clicked on it, a terminal window would appear directly at ...
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Set a Location with accented chars with scselect on OSX

I have a location named "Café en Madrid". If I try to set it with scselect on Terminal, the accented é is turned into gibberish and the command fails: [kodai.fernando ~/Desktop] scselect "Café en ...
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Linux: coloring bash prompt will break carriage return

When I try to colorize the bash prompt like this: export PS1="\e[0;31m[\u@\h \W]\$ \e[m " it breaks the carriage return (instead of going to a new line when line is full, it starts in the same line ...
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`open -a` resuts in an “Unable to find application” error on OS X

I would like to create a shortcut in my .profile file in OS X Lion to launch the iWork program "Numbers". The application is in: /Applications/iWork '09/Numbers.app I created this shortcut: alias ...
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How do i get the git pager to act normal?! Less leaves output on the screen when executed via git

The pager less doesn't clear the screen as it should do when i use git. I use less all the time and it usually doesn't leave output in the terminal after quit but when less gets executed via git it ...
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How can I make terminal Vim look as good as MacVim?

I'm using the same color scheme for Vim both in the Terminal and in MacVim, but they end up getting totally different colors. Terminal: and MacVim: Why is this happening? It does this with ...
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Access the last file (alphabetically) in a directory

I'm trying to open a file with vim from the command line, the file is in a directory filled with automatically generated files that are prepended with a time stamp. Since I don't know the time stamps ...
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16 color terminal (console, no X) only shows 8 colors?

I've been using Arch Linux on my new laptop and I'm trying to configure it such that I don't have any need for a DE or X server -- I just want command line utilities and a VC (productivity and saving ...
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Terminal keystrokes confusion

#1 tmux ignores some keystrokes: Ctrl + Delete Ctrl + F* #2 Something similar happens in virtual consoles (even without tmux) with the difference that Ctrl + Delete and Delete behaves the same. ...