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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iTerm2 hotkey window activates non-hotkey windows

When I set iTerm2's hotkey mode on Mavericks, opening the hotkey window also brings any open non-hotkey terminal windows to the front. Is it possible to have iTerm bring focus only to the hotkey ...
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Mac terminal lost git knowledge

When I opened terminal and went to a git repo, it would automatically show the branch I'm on with a big green check or red X if I had any changes. Logged onto machine today and my bash profile was ...
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Making 256-color AND Line drawing characters both work in PuTTY

I'm having trouble setting up PuTTY with Ubuntu. I'm trying to get line characters to work in aptitude as well as 256-color support, but can only get one or the other. Ubuntu Config Using 64-bit ...
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Kali Linux and Bootloader problems

At first I was using Windows 8.1... I downloaded Kali and put it on flash memory. The options got me to either: -Browse live -Install I browsed it live a little then went to installation. Grub ...
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How to change linux terminal to yaft on boot

I am using Arch Linux on an old laptop and when I log in it is to $TERM=linux. How do I configure it to load yaft instead? At the moment I have to log in then type yaft but I would like to use yaft as ...
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APT: Usage of apt-sortpkgs command

Well the title says it all pretty much. Can someone show me an example of: apt-sortpkgs I 've read the documentation but I can't understand what it means by "index files"... should I have this ...
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Hide iTerm ScrollBar

How can I hide the scrollbar of my iterm console?
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Solarized Dark + Gnome Terminal + Vim + Vim-Airline

I installed the solarized dark theme for gnome terminal using https://github.com/Anthony25/gnome-terminal-colors-solarized and then with Vundle installed ...
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end-of-line, beginning-of-line keys for Terminal.app on Macbook Pro Keyboard

On a Macbook Pro keyboard, how do you go the the end-of-line and beginning-of-line in Terminal.app? Note that Ctrl-a and Ctrl-e on this computer with default configuration does not work. They just ...
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How to switch terminal to full screen in Mac OS X

Is there a way to go full screen with Terminal in Mac OS X Snow Leopard?
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Why does mapping <ESC> start command line Vim in Replace mode?

I was having an issue where starting Vim from the command line was starting in Replace mode. I finally narrowed it down to this line in my config: nnoremap <ESC> ...
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Set the title of the terminal window to the current directory

How can I get the Terminal.app in OS X to display the current directory in its window or tab title? I'm using the bash shell.
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How to get IP address of all users on a network on Mac OS X

There is a similar question here, but it doesn’t answer some of my questions. The biggest problem is it says to fill in “MyOtherMac” with the name of the other computer found in the first step. The ...
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Terminal executes a seemingly arbitrary command when opening a new tab in Mac OS X 10.10

I’m on Mac OS X 10.10. All of the sudden, my “Terminal” started running a command whenever I open a new tab. This is frustrating because I'm used to being able to type immediately when opening a tab ...
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Is it possible to highlight text with the keyboard only?

I know you can highlight text with the mouse, but can this be done in a terminal on Linux/MacOSX with the keyboard only? I've tried using shift and other commands with the arrow keys to no avail. Is ...
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Is there a “lowriter” command equivalent for CentOS 6.4 (Final)?

I would like to know if there is a command, that can be run in a terminal in CentOS, equivalent to the lowriter command found in Ubuntu? I’m running CentOS 6.4 (Final).
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Determining needed repository for software

I am a beginning linux user (centOS currently). I tried to install the terminator terminal application. I understood that it is not in the default repositories of cent-os but it should be in the ...
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How can I install from an rpm file on ubuntu?

I am new to Linux and using Ubuntu. While I have learned the apt-get command but that just directly downloads and installs from the repositories. I now want to install a piece of software that I have ...
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Apply command to every line in bash terminal

I've accidentally discovered the lolcat package today. The first thing that I though about is: it would be fantastic if i could pipe everything that comes from stdout to the terminal through lolcat ...
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understanding sending post request (with curl)

alright, I know related questions have been answered : What is the cURL command-line syntax to do a POST request? http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14978411/http-post-and-get-using-curl-in-linux ...
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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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Assigning keyboard shortcut to OSX's “New Terminal at Folder” service does not work

I often use right click > Services > New Terminal at Folder to do terminal commands at particular place so now I wanted to assign a keyboard shortcut to it. However, no matter what shortcut I ...
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Multiple commands, but not at the same time

I want to execute 4 different files in the background with python, but not simultaneous. There should be ~5 seconds between each evaluation, but I can't get it to work. I tried: python cmd1 &; ...
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Disable mouse reporting in a terminal session after tmux exits unexpectedly

I currently use iTerm2 and frequently SSH into remote servers and start a tmux session. On all of those servers, when SSH'ing into them, I automatically create a tmux config that enables mouse ...
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How to correct malfunctioning Terminal in Mac OS X?

I am using Mac OS X 10.10.2 (Yosemite)—not a server version of the OS—and standard “Terminal” commands like ls, sudo, cp, mv, rm are no longer recognized in my Mac “Terminal.” I face this problem ...
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Apparent .bash_profile and .profile conflict in Mac OS X

I have an issue where, when I load up new terminal windows, I have to source the ~/.profile to get my PHP path working correctly. In essence of my issue is getting terminal to use MAMP PHP and MySQL ...
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Non-interactive ssh sessions don't have PATH set on some systems

I set my environment in .profile. My .profile is idempotent and .bash_profile, .bashrc, .kshrc and .zshrc all source .profile. That way I always get the same environment regardless on what ...
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Fixed highlighting in tmux

I miss highlighting (reverse mode) on console since I started to use urxvt + tmux as main terminal. The highlights was replaced with with italic font - what looks pretty cool at first - however I ...
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Changes to be commited half green half red

Last time I used git add . and git status after I got this output: Why is the output colored this way, and why are the paths ordered so oddly? For example: ...
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How to override view and display a message (Linux)

I'm currently running a CentOS environment which provides HTTP service. It is connected to a LAN and only local users can access it. If, for any reason, the local DNS fails in any way, the users may ...
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Percent sign in bash is not typeable

I have a strange problem: I cannot type or copy the percent sign in my bash... I tried to read ~/.bashrc, /etc/profile (and stuff in /etc/profile.d). I also tried sudo bash, but still not possible to ...
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How can I get a MacOS Terminal like Ctrl+T command on ConEmu

I'm using ConEmu but cannot find the right command which I can bind to Ctrl+T to get a new tab to open in the same location as the current tab (just like what you get in the MacOS terminal with ...
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install GNU m4 1.4 or later on OSX

I'm interested to install GNU m4 1.4 or later into /usr/bin/, I installed Homebrew, like this, ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go)", to be able to insall bfgminer, but when ...
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tmux long lines copy and paste

I use Terminal.app for connecting to remove RHEL box and use tmux there. I have long command lines, more than the terminal width, I copy them and paste to re-execute commands, the problem is that tmux ...
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How do I split a .zip file into multiple segments?

I have all the command line utils installed, and need to split an existing .zip (or) new file(s) into (50MB) .zip segments in Terminal. i.e. Folder X = 900MB > Create self extracting .zip archive > ...
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Cygwin and Cygwin64 missing prompt in terminal

I tried to install and reinstall cygwin and cygwin64. I also tried different mirror sites. Instead of seeing a line like user@PC~ $, I see a blank screen with a blinking cursor. The properties of ...
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“Open File” dialog box takes a long time to appear on all applications

On Ubuntu 14.04. While using KeepassX, I tried to open a database with the Ctrl+O shortcut, but it appeared to crash with a non-responsive window. I then noticed the same behavior with Firefox, ...
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Focus window when created from terminal

I would like to run a process (browser.html) from the terminal, but I can not get this to work correctly. The window appears and launches correctly, but it appears to not be focused. You can select ...
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tmux' “run-shell” blocks for background processes

I'm using tmux version 1.9a and I noticed that run-shell blocks using of any prefix-key commands until the command terminates. To reproduce this just execute run-shell "sleep 10" and try to ...
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Give mouse/keyboard/terminal/ctrl-c priority and stop programs from freezing my linux system

Yes this is a broad question but I would argue quite a valid one. Sometimes programs and scripts take too long or use too much memory and really start to slow my system down. Fine. Sometimes the ...
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How to change kernel message VT in linux

I feel kinda stupid, since I'm certain I used to know this. But here goes. How can I change which VT kernel messages print to? I use text-mode primarily, typically on vt1. Unfortunately, kernel ...
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after SSHing into another machine and starting vim, run terminal command in original terminal

I use ssh to remotely login to a machine where I subsequently work primarily from Vim. Sometimes I want to run some shell command on my original machine without leaving Vim. What is a non-disruptive ...
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Change vagrant box prompt color

The standard purple in the vagrant shell is not readable in my terminal. I don't understand the way PS1 is set up so I'm hoping someone here knows how to get change the color. Perhaps thin letters in ...
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How do I detach a process from Terminal, entirely?

I use Tilda (drop-down terminal) on Ubuntu as my "command central" - pretty much the way others might use GNOME Do, Quicksilver or Launchy. However, I'm struggling with how to completely detach a ...
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Terminal prompt disappeared?

I was fooling around in “Terminal” (Mac OS 10.6) and typed in sudo ping -f but didn’t put in a URL and didn’t hit return, instead closing the application. When I opened it again the prompt that ...
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How can I copy files with SSH?

I am trying to copy a file from my other computer, to another computer. (both running Ubuntu 9.10) So, I've ssh'ed into the other computer; I cd to the directory; and I entered cp File.zip ...
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Why is “whois” timing out on my Mac's terminal but apparent working fine in Network Utility?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.10.2 (Yosemite) and when I do the following in “Terminal,” my request times out: > whois google.com whois: connect(): Operation timed out I also downloaded jwhois with no ...
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how do I hide byobu status line?

You know, in tmux there's an option set -g status off that allows me to hide the tmux status bar, can I do the same with byobu? I can't find any option that allows me to hide the status bar and gives ...
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How can I select text in the Mac OS X Terminal without a mouse (for copy and paste, emacs)

I am using Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and emacs 23.3.1. In the Terminal I can mark text with the mouse, copy it with CMD-C and paste it with CMD-V. This is all I need and it works great, even within ...
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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 ...