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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Powerline-status & iTerm2 3.0 glyphs not rendering

Ever since I upgraded to iTerm2 3.0 (currently 3.0.2) the Powerline fonts aren’t rendering with the special glyphs in the Terminal. The glyphs still render in VIM, so I know they’re there. I’m ...
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What is wrong with this Terminal command? (fusermount -u /directory)

What is wrong with this Terminal command? (fusermount -u /directory) I am trying to unmount an encfs folder but I get this error message: entry for /directory../ not found in /etc/mtab Why and how ...
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MobaXterm Local Terminal Doesn't work - Closes immediately

I'm able to SSH to into other machines using MobaXterm, but when I try to run the Local terminal, the Tab just opens and closes all by its own. Am I missing something like a config file ? I tried ...
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Iterm 3.0.2 no colors when using ls

I recently upgraded to Iterm 3.0.2 and I noticed that on my local session, both files and directories have the same color when I use ls. This happened in Iterm2, which I fixed by using this answer: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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VIM syntax highlighting works in MacVim but not vi in terminal?

When I edit a file with mvim (Installed via MacVim) I see syntax highlighting in colour on a large range of files. However, when I edit with the built in vi there is never syntax highlighting. Is ...
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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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How can I correct two-finger scrolling on a Linux VM under OSX?

An earlier poster posted some of my concern at http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/235029/in-terminal-how-to-exit-the-two-fingers-history-scrolling-mode, and I am grateful; I now know how to get ...
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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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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 ...
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Linux Packages installing fix

I'm using Linux Backbox but when I want to install a package in the terminal it says: package not located. Can someone help me please?
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Created A Mess Trying to Change OSX PHP Version

So, in a bit of a mess here. I was TRYING to change the version of my El Capitan PHP version (5.6.2) to PHP7, however I made a bit of a mess. Now I just want to send things back to normal. When I ...
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Use a hotkey to switch to iTerm2 fullscreen

So usually I have a hotkey setup to open a dedicated hotkey profile. Recently I've been wanting to open a running iTerm window that has been put in full screen instead. But I can't seem to get it to ...
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neovim not schemecolor on tmux multiplexor

I dont know why I dont have schemecolor when I use tmux on my neovim, here something of data of my console: gnome-terminal tmux 1.9 neovim this look so: I try a lot of this possible solutions but ...
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Is there a plugin or extension for OS X's Terminal.app which blocks pastes ending in a newline?

I recently came across a screenshot (in a repo illustrating pastejacking, at the bottom of the README), showing that iTerm will block pastes ending with a newline character. Is there any plugin or ...
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os x cat or grep like commands on large files are extremely slow

I have a macbook pro 2015 with an ssd. Doing a cat to a file is incredibly slow like 5 lines per seconds. I removed *.asl files but it's still extremely slow. I can't seem to find posts of people who ...
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How can I display a tmux pane only when the output changes?

I'd like to display the output of a static-analyzer only when there is output to display (most of the time, it simply outputs “No errors!”). When there is something to say, it spits out a ton of noise:...
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How to use Terminal command srm (or other) to secure delete a folder? Mac OS X El Capitan

When I try to use srm -m to secure delete an empty folder in Trash, I get the following: srm: /Users/tomhughes/.Trash/Recovered files is a directory
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MINGW64 (downloaded from www.git-scm.com) - How can I set it to use my system version of vim, rather than the build in version?

I'm trying to set up vim as a GO IDE. I also use the version of MINGW64 that git ships with as my terminal. Everything works as expected. I can run gvim from the terminal no problem, but when I try ...
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How do I use uncompyle6

I am new to Python. I have version 2.7.11 installed on my MacBook Pro, running Yosemite 10.10.5. I am trying to figure this out because I would like to decompile the scripts to the Native Instruments ...
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How to put specific hex characters in terminal to exploit the script

I try to exploit a simple vulnerability in the following code, but I'm not successful, because I can't put the specific characters in the terminal by hand. For e.g. if the application read a character ...
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Mac OS X 10.11 Terminal Computer Name Automatically Change

Hi I'm curious about something I saw today. In Terminal we get our computer name on the left side when we run it. However something weird happened and that name change without manually change it and ...
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“Terminal” system font changed appearance in all applications

I'm using the Windows system font "Terminal" for some various text assets in the game I'm making, and the font itself randomly changed appearance one day. Here's a picture. On the left is a PNG I ...
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detect if IP using a proxy from terminal

I'm trying to do check/detect from terminal or AppleScript if a given IP return to a Proxy. I don't see how to do that which ping/ traceroute etc.. Any idea?
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How can I force focus on the terminal after running a run configuration in IntelliJ?

I have a run configuration in IntelliJ which runs a python script expecting some user input. It's all working as planned, however, the user has to click on the terminal window to set the focus so ...
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XDG Desktop entry, don't close terminal window at process end

How can I specify, in an XDG desktop entry, that the terminal window should not close when the process ends? In an XDG desktop entry for an application (Type = Application), setting Terminal = true ...
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Terminal SSH command not working while connecting to another computer

After entering the command: ssh [username]@[ip address of remote computer] I got the error: ssh: connect to host 10.3.32.1 port 22: Connection refused Does anyone know what causes this?
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Bash in Conemu is overlapping lines

When I start nano/vi or a program that normally clears the screen then I can still see the command line. That means that the terminal is not cleared. If I scroll with the arrow keys the lines ...
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What's exactly the default stdin, stdout and stderr in a typical Linux system?

I've heard in some occasions that the default stdin is the keyboard and that the default stdout and stderr is the screen, but I find that is pretty innacurate. If that were absolutely accurate I ...
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iTerm2 (OS X) change background image for current window from shell?

iTerm2 allows to set a background image or color, either for the current window or the default (used for all new windows). However, can I also set the current window's background image or color from ...
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Unlock Windows From OSX Terminal

What I am trying to achieve is to have a fully automated boot and login script to remotely start up and log in to my windows gaming host for steam in home streaming. So far I have installed wakeonlan ...
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Assigning terminal command to change a specific preference setting

Following the useful guide available through A Modern Story, I've installed Hadoop on Mac OS X for the learning purposes. I start Hadoop by typing hstart and hstop, which correspond to the following ...
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Tmux incorrectly interpreting aixterm escape sequences

It has just occurred to me that tmux misinterprets aixterm escape sequences (in my PS1 prompt, I use the bold attribute for bolder text and aixterm sequences for brighter colors), if my TERM variable ...
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What these options exactly mean in ifup command in Linux?

Please can someone explain to me more (maybe with examples ) about the following options in ifup command in Linux. This is what I found on the internet, but with no more details about it : --...
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Ansi escape sequences in Makefile

I wanted to create color output in make so that is more readable, but I cannot get it to work. Makefile: all: echo $$'\x1b[36m Test \x1b[0m' When I run make raw string is printed, but when I ...
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Stopping terminal tab update on ssh

I understand that this is a possible duplicate question. However, I could not find any satisfying answer and so I am asking this question yet again. When I SSH into a remote machine, I do not want ...
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Opening terminal on second monitor by default

Is there a way for the terminal to be opened on the second screen when running a program through Visual Studio 2015? Right now I have my graphical window and my terminal opening on the main screen ...
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record directory history from multiple terminals and sessions

I often want to open a previously cd'ed directory in another terminal or session. dirh from fish shell only lists the directory history for the current terminal. autojump doesn't record from all my ...
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In Debian XFCE 4.10, how do I change the default Terminal shell from dash to bash?

I have a Debian-based Linux system (Kali Linux) running on AWS with the XFCE desktop environment. When I click on the "Terminal" icon in the application selector at the bottom of the screen, the ...
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Mac OSX Terminal - change background color on login to different server

I have a Mac OSX Yosemite and use terminal. I know how to open a new terminal window with a different profile/appearance. My favorite is "Pro" with the black background. It would be very convenient ...
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How to install fonts on Ubuntu with terminal without moving files

I need to programmatically install fonts. I need to do this without changing the directory the font file is in. I need to do this with Terminal on Ubuntu 14.04. Clicking the install button, installing ...