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 reset the console encoding in OSX?

I don't know what I had done, but now my console output half of the console output as a weird "buffer like" output. 0=71, 1=101, 2=110, 3=101, 4=114, 5=97, 6=116, 7=101, 8=68, 9=83, 10=89, 11=77, 12=...
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Can't delete meters on htop with the delete key

When customizing htop my setup through the F2 menu, I accidentally put up some unwanted meters. I tried using backspace/delete according to the bottom menu, but it didn't affect the entry. I'm using ...
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Regarding files resulted in equating file properties in “ls” command

I have a folder in which there are thousands of images. Of those thousand images, I want to bring together all those images whose “Last created” and “Last modified” properties are exactly same. ( In ...
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Terminal doesn't open after installing oh-my-zsh

I installed zsh and switched shells, and then after curling oh-my-zsh, LXTerminal and Termite do not open. I deleted oh-my-zsh and my zshrc and they still do not open. Any ideas? I was thinking of ...
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Select a specific part of the output and use it to rename files

I'm currently sorting files I recovered from a broken filesystem. They now all have filenames that go something like this: f123123123.xls If I run: file "f123123123.xls" it gives me a lot of ...
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Format external drive in single user mode mac os x

I am looking for suggestion to format external volume in Single User Mode. diskutil eraseDisk didn't work in such environment, so is there any possibility to format usb memory stick from Single User ...
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How can I get Mac OS X's proxy information in a Bash script?

I have several network locations set up on my laptop: Work, Home, etc. The work one(s) all have a proxy server set up, while the others don't. This works fine for OSX applications -- Safari, Mail, ...
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How can I hide/show the Wi-Fi menu item from the Terminal in OS X?

I want to be able to hide and show the Wi-Fi menu item from the Terminal. Can I do this with the defaults command? I've narrowed it down to com.apple.systemuiserver. It looks like this: { "...
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Speedup zsh startup time

I'm on MacOS 10.11. When I open a new tab on Iterm2, it takes almost 2 second to have the prompt. So I guess I have something in .zshrc / .bash_profile / .bashrc that takes times to load. Here are ...
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How to make screen bigger in byobu

My new server install looks odd: is there anyway to resize it to use the whole terminal window?
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How do I change the font size in TeraTerm?

I am using TeraTerm in windows. I would like to change the font size in the TeraTerm console permanently. I can do it every time I open a new command window but that's boring. I figured out that there ...
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Split and encrypt a folder before uploading online for backup

I'd like to try out BackBlaze B2 to back up 400 GB of files. However, I'd like to zip and encrypt before uploading. Requirements split a folder to multiple folders (folders contain videos and ...
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All undocumented keyboard shortcuts for OS X terminal app?

Is there a comprehensive list of the actual keyboard shortcuts available in the terminal app? Here's an example of an undocumented shortcut: the "select next tab" action in the Window menu is ...
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Enabling Italics, Underline on Emacs, Xterm and Putty

I'm using a Ubuntu (11.04 Server Edition) virtual machine as my development environment. It doesn't have a desktop environment since I don't think its necessary and I want to keep it lightweight. I'm ...
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Tmux doesn't respond to scroll in OS X Yosemite Terminal

Recently, I updated to OS X Yosemite and was delighted to find out Apple has added mouse support to their Terminal app. This works great in a standard Terminal window scrolling through my history and ...
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How to read outlook mail from linux terminal

Normally, I access mail using outlook web-app. Is there any possibility to read my mails from terminal? May be by setting incoming and outgoing smtp servers. Please suggest.
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Installing ruby / gems / jekyll on mac

I tried to install newer version of ruby, because I needed it for install the Jekyll. Now when I try to use any gem command (i.e. gem install jekyll) I get a my little pony image in the Terminal and a ...
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List the current folder folder's sizes with the terminal?

I want a list of the folders from the current directory or one that I specify with their size. I have tried with du but I only get the size of the directories I specify (du . ./f1), and ls doesn't ...
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How to download all images from a website (not webpage) using the terminal?

I want a command that I type a URL, for example photos.tumblr.com, and it download all photos on this site in a folder, but not only images of the site's homepage. This command need to download the ...
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urxvt settings - reload without restarting terminal?

I have two urxvt color themes that I use, one for light background and one for dark, depending on how sunny the environment is. It's easy enough to switch them by modifying ~/.Xresources and running ...
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Establishing SSH connection on a local machine to a system running within VirtualBox

I'm running Debian on a Virtual box on Mac OS X. On the same machine, I would like to connect to Debian from the mac terminal. Simply put, I want to execute commands by Mac terminal not by writing ...
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Check current foreground terminal (“lsvt” like “chvt”)

"chvt N" lets me switch to foreground terminal N, the same as pushing alt-ctrl-FN. What command line program tells me what terminal I'm currently using?
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How can I make “docker logs” display accented and ANSI characters in LXTerminal?

How can I make docker logs display accented and ANSI characters in LXTerminal? For example, how can I display the question marks (?) in the following text as their corresponding accented characters? ...
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SSH, screen and “there is no screen to be resumed”

I've got a screen running on a machine. I was sitting at the physical machine when I started it. The test that's running takes 4 or 8 hours, and I want to check on it on occasion. I SSH'd into the ...
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Remapping Ctrl + I with keysym in rxvt

I'm trying to remap Ctrl + I to be captured as something else than tab, so I can use it as a shortcut in tmux. However I cannot get to work. As a test case I tried to get Ctrl + I to output Ctrl + W ...
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Is there any option to use Amazon Cloud Drive from terminal (Linux)?

As you probably know, Amazon did not release any Cloud Drive client for Linux. Is there any other option to access ACD from terminal?
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Remove all traces of emacs and start over

I've been trying to install PolyML in Emacs on my Mac in OSX but I can't get that or SML-mode to work. I've tried the builtin emacs, the gui version and the one from homebrew. Neither poly or sml ...
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Custom command in terminal with a variable

Redhat Linux Enterprise Editing a terminal profile -- Run a custom command instead of my shell Custom command: tail -3000f /home/user1/folder/$PROJECT/folder2/folder3/text.log When I save it and ...
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Font-spacing problems in Konsole terminal

Recently the font-spacing in my terminal changed. Some letters are overlapped by others and the entire line shifts and wiggles, when I move the cursor around. I posted an image below. Have a look at ...
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Somehow, I entered a terminal mode that changes keybinds' behaviour. What did I do?

I'm working in iTerm2 in OSX, running zsh. Somehow, I entered a mode where, among other things, Backspace did nothing and Alt-Backspace simply moved the cursor left one character without deleting ...
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LibreOffice OS X: converting a .odt to .pdf from terminal?

Using LibreOffice, I can open an ODT document and export it as PDF manually. Is there also a command line do to this from the shell?
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Prevent mouse over to give focus in ConEmu

In ConEmu, when I have multiple pane active, if I move the mouse cursor over one of these panes, they are going to get the focus (even if I don't click on them). Is it possible to disable this ...
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Building web projects with one Terminal command

I'm looking for a way to create web projects using one Terminal command. The project contains the basic structure of a normal website (index.html, style.css, script.js, images folder .. etc). Thanks,
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Screenshot error with import linux command on enlightenment 17

I have installed enlightenment 17 on a debian 8 Jessie and I have issues about doing screenshot with import command. Once I type "import test.png" from a terminal, and after selecting the area with ...
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Best way to gain quick access to frequently used directory in linux terminal

Having some problems googling this one because I'm not sure what the search term is. Shell scripting or terminal feature. What is the best way to streamline access to frequently used directories. ...
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Is it possible to automatically compile a LaTeX document through terminal using TeXworks?

I want to create an alias to automatically compile the main .tex file of a big document in LaTeX under Debian Wheezy. That means I need a shell command to do so. Is this possible? I am currently ...
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How do I change iTerm2's visual bell to just a flashing screen?

I know I have seen this set on other computers, but I'm uncertain how to change this myself. Also, I've tried changing bell.png in: ~/Applications/iTerm.app/Contents/Resources/bell.png However, I'd ...
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How to connect to an AP via terminal (OS X)

I've been wondering, but couldn't exactly find any relevant answers on SO or Google, if there was some way that I could connect to a wireless access point via the terminal. This question is mostly ...
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Tmux window crashes

I have a tmux window on my server. Its been up for almost 20 days and I have 6 shells up on tmux window. All of sudden it crashed and tmux ls don't show the tmux window anymore and I am not able to ...
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Save Terminal Output command on OSX

It is simple question but couldn't find the answer, I found and tried tee output.txt and system_profiler > output.txt but no success, they save blank text file. How do I save my terminal output ...
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Run Javascript on a webpage on a server

I have a Ubuntu Server VPS. I want to use it to run Javascript on a specific website (which requires to log in, to see the page I want to execute the Javascript on). How can I do this without using ...
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Allow ssh connections to xinetd server (interactive terminal)

How would I make and xinetd server run as though it was an interactive terminal, with history and line editing. Currently it is possible to connect to the server with telnet or nc, but terminal ...
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cd won't work when beginning by a “/”

I've got this problem for a long time and it's becoming a hard one. On Mac os x, when i type a directory such as cd /adirectory/another/andelse, I don't find it. I only can type a direct one such as ...
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Sometimes my terminal screws up newlines after killing a process

When I fire up a new terminal, this is usually what it can look like: $ echo "test"; echo "blaat" test blaat But sometimes after having run a process in the terminal that I killed with SIGKILL, my ...
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Cannot change terminal title in zsh

I'm trying to update my iTerm2 terminal title using the command echo -ne "\e]1;this is the title\a" The title changes to this is the title but then refreshes back to ~ (zsh). Help is appreciated
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OS X: Trying to run an application in terminal and create an image of it

I am trying to run a program such as tload or slurm which graphs a system metric over time, and make its input into an image that has ANSI color support. The best I can think of is using ...
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Line is not Wrapping in Terminal

I am using Ubuntu G-NOME 16.04. Line wrapping not functioning properly in my terminal. It starts rewrite at the beginning of the same line. eg. If I try to type follwining command user@MY-PC: ~$/home/...
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Bash History Not Preserved Between Terminal Sessions on Mac

My bash history mysteriously stopped working, and I have no idea how to fix it. This is what my .bashrc looks like: HISTSIZE=500 HISTFILESIZE=500 HISTFILE=$HOME/.bash_history However, when i ...
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Mac Monaco/Menlo font is too thin in my terminal/ide

I am using the Monaco/Menlo font (15px) with iterm 2 and Atom IDE, but my font for some reason is too thin. How I can make the font more bolder as shown below and not as
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Getting error: “Error constructing proxy for org.gnome… Could not connect: Connection refused” when running gnome-terminal

I am getting the error: "Error constructing proxy for org.gnome.Terminal:/org/gnome/Terminal/Factory0: Could not connect: Connection refused" when I try to run gnome-terminal. I am running CentOS 7. I ...