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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Mac OS X Terminal - where does the prompt name come from

Where does the word at the beggining of the prompt on my MacBook Pro terminal come from? At the moment, it looks like this Last login: Fri Oct 14 12:55:34 on ttys000 sherrythinkpad:~ ConfusedNoob$ ...
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How do I detect when I a terminal gets focus in Linux?

I want to be able to time how long I spend in front of a terminal. I'm thinking the best way will be to have some sort of timer that starts and stops when the terminal gains/loses focus. And it will ...
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How to disable command + q for Terminal on OSX

Is it possible to disable the cmd + q hotkey for Terminal on OSX? and if so then how?
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Change directory cd to another terminal's cwd

I would like to create a command like cd - (lets call it cdp) that will change directories to the last changed-to directory from another terminal window similar to the option to open a new terminal in ...
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Mac OS X Terminal - Remap Command Keys

Is there a way to remap command keys just for Terminal.app in Mac OS X? I know that I can remap keys at the system level, but I'd like a way to do it just for the Terminal app. Ideally I'd like ...
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What is the default terminal (shell) for Xubuntu?

What is the default terminal (shell) for Xubuntu? Does Xubuntu use the same shell as Ubuntu?
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How do I copy data from a Ubuntu server using terminal by telnet?

I have one folder to copy that consists of PHP and similar files for creating a web site. How do I copy one folder from the server (Linux Ubuntu) to the client PC (Linux Ubuntu) using terminal? Could ...
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Problem with arrow keys in Midnight Commander under Mac OS X after update to 10.6.3

After updating Mac OS X to 10.6.3 the arrow keys do not work in MC anymore - instead of moving the cursor it types, for instance, B for down key, C for right key. Although, if I quit MC and try it in ...
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Terminal freezes in Linux Mint 12

Since I installed Linux Mint 12, I'm encountering problems in the terminal. I'm working with two tabs in the terminal. Sometimes, when I launch a command on the terminal, it's not refreshed, like ...
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How to run a bash script outside of a terminal?

Hey All, wrote this script to confuse my girlfriend when she is using my computer. The only trouble is that if the terminal gets closed the script stops to execute. It currently executes in the ...
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Dialog display with blank field assigned to variable in Mac Terminal?

I want to make a display box that has a text box that the user can enter a number into that will later be assigned to a variable. How would I do this?
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Distinguishing local and remote access in shell (TERM-related)

My default TERM is xterm-color. I would like it to be xterm-256color when I am working on my machine locally, but if I ssh to it I want to have it be xterm-color. How do I distinguish these two cases? ...
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Continue process after closing terminal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Leave bash script running on remote terminal while not logged in? Recently, I tried to unzip a 30 gig zip file on a remote system using Putty. As the long unzipping ...
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how to load byobu automatically when terminal started?

I'm using Lubuntu 13.10, and I want to load byobu automatically when I open terminal. I found byobu very flexible and reliable tool and want to use every time when I have to use terminal. I couldn't ...
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Echoing output to file while seeing it in console in the same time

So I echo output of my programs ran in terminal by command 2>&1 >> /path/toFile.txt It creates few limitations that I want to overcome: It "freezes" and gives no output in terminal - ...
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Mac OSX Mavericks - ZSH can't 'source ~/.zshrc', too many open files

I can't source any changes to my .zshrc (or my .bash_profile for that matter), because I get this error when I try: /Users/ME/.zshrc:source:100: too many open files: /Users/ME/.zshrc I've tried ...
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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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How to disable EMACS - Prelude colors? (terminal)

I've used PRELUDE to work better in terminal, but I'd love to work with my default Terminal theme(colors). Zenburn-theme comes default with Prelude but It just work great the first time i run emacs ...
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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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Load RVM environment in Screen and ZSH

This topic has been driving me nuts for a while now, and I'd like to be able to figure out what's going wrong. I use zsh with screen in my terminal, and have been for a while. However, for whatever ...
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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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Append stdout to file from terminal?

I know using command > file will write the stdout of command to file, but is there a similar method to append to file?
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“command not found” when running a shell script. What did I break?

I'm on OSX Snow Leopard. Here's the full contents of grr.sh: #!/bin/sh echo wow When I try to run it from terminal: $ grr.sh -bash: grr.sh: command not found $ /bin/sh grr.sh wow $ sh grr.sh wow ...
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Mac Terminal command to move cursor on screen?

Is there a way to move the cursor around the screen (XXXxXXX location?) using terminal?
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image background not show

i have an image background for my web....it's a JPG file.. my problem is that image not show at designer PC but after that web page open at another PC..the image can show..i created my program at ...
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How do you cd to the directory of another screen window?

gnome-terminal has a great feature where opening a new tab or window starts the new shell with cwd = the cwd of the previously-focussed window. I usually run GNU screen in one of my gnome-terminal ...
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Strange Vim/terminal use from ssh via Mac OSX

I am using terminal from a Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and SSH’ing into a fedora machine and am having a couple strange issues with the terminal: When I :q from vim, the contents of the vim screen is ...
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What I'm doing wrong with this Wacom Driver installation?

I'm trying to install Linux Wacom Drivers on Lubuntu 14 (32bit) but they never work on my Motion LE 1700 Tablet PC. This a computer/tablet, the pen is detected directly on the screen and is not ...
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How to use curl behind a McAfee Web Gateway?

curl seems to get some URLs just fine, while others get blocked with a response that indicates authentication is required and a valid cookie is missing. I can download the same URL in Chrome. No ...
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trying to install Astromenace on my linux mint 14 cinnamon pc

so i am following this tutorial as it is the only one i can find and any that i can find are the same as this one: http://linuxg.net/games-on-linux-how-to-install-astromenace-on-ubuntu-and-fedora/ ...
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Uninstalling Homebrew messed up git

I uninstalled Homebrew using http://superuser.com/a/203740. After running the above commands, I can't find .bashrc and .bash_profle. All files are gone from Documents , Desktop and Downloads :'( ...
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Linux terminal emulator with terminal autocomplete? [closed]

I've moved from OSX back to Linux and am mostly happy. One of the main things I miss is iTerm2, especially its terminal based autocompletion feature (tmux integration would also be nice). I've looked ...
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OS X Terminal prompt changed

My terminal prompt on OS X 10.8.3 suddenly is not the machine or hostname anymore but something like: minint-j4lfb2s:~ Where does that come from? I did not change it. How can that be?
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How do I supress date/time display in GNU Screen vertical splits?

I am using a copy of GNU Screen packaged for Fedora 18. I copied these neat lines over onto my .screenrc, to show me the host/date-time/windows: # Neat status bar on the bottom of the screen caption ...
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How to install TermKit on Linux?

The following guide seems severely out of date now, and the author does not reply to user questions, so I ask you is there any other step-by-step guide for this?
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Colors in zshell prompt cause odd behavior

I'm running OSX Lion 10.7.3, zsh version 4.3.11. I've found that if I have color escape codes in my prompt, it royally screws things up. For instance, if I scroll forward through the command history ...
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How do I automatically close Terminal.app on exit in OS X Lion?

I've recently acquired a new Mac with OS X Lion, and I'm tuning it for my needs. I was trying to configure autoclose on Terminal using its preferences (as I've done with Tiger and Snow Leopard) but ...
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select copy and paste in terminal mac or ubuntu without using mouse

Is there a way to move the cursor up into text output region, visually select text, copy and paste it, all without using the mouse. I guess this is my scenario: I would do a "find . -iname ...
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Mac OS X Terminal: How can I make my pico editor syntax highlight?

I recently changed my Mac OS X Terminal colors. How can I enable syntax highlighting for pico? Or any editor in general?
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^C not working in zsh on Mac OSX

Ctrl-C stopped working for me at the terminal when using zsh (on mac osx). I didn't notice the exact moment that it happend so I can't be sure what caused it. I didd't update zsh in a while though. ...
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Recover text file deleted from trash on Mac OS X?

how can I use the grep command in termainal to undelete my text file?
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Installing graphics driver in Ubuntu

Specs: AMD Athlon XP 2400+ @ 1987 MHz / 2 x 512MB PC3200 DDR RAM / 128MB GeForce 6200 AGP / WD 160GB IDE HDD / FIC AM37 / DB: XP Pro SP3 & Ubuntu 9.10 Hi all, I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 ...
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Scrolling in terminal (OS X) when running tail -f and ssh-ed into a machine yields some strange characters

I'm ssh-ed into a remote machine and running tail -f. Every time I scroll up/down using the trackpad, it yields some strange characters, like OB^[OB^[OB^[OB^[OB^[OOB^[OB^[OB^[OB^[OB^[O This didn't ...