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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Killing a windows terminal opened by MobaXTerm

So i am using MobaXterm to run weblogic server. I believe MobaXTerm spawn the terminal in the background. closing the window in MobaXterm doesn't close the terminal ... because when i tried to re-run ...
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How can I tell if “badblocks” is still working?

I started "badblocks" without any options on my 1 TB external harddisk as below: >> sudo badblocks /dev/sdb Its been running for the past three days, and all what I can see is a long column ...
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Seeing output of `make` in MacVim GUI

I recently switched to using MacVim gui and I'm really enjoying it. One of the issues I'm currently facing, however, is that when I run a command (such as make), I see the output of the command in ...
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Installing APK's through mobile terminal ide?

I was wondering if you could manually install apks that are downloaded onto the SD card of my android tablet. I'm looking for something similar to the sideload command when connected to a computer. I ...
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How can I change the colors of fbterm using escape sequences?

From fbterm(1) we can read: FbTerm supports xterm's 256 color mode extension (...) But xterm's 256 color escape sequences conflict with the linux sequences implemented by FbTerm, so private escape ...
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Linux terminal equivalent of “start”

Is there an equivalent of the Windows terminal start in a GNU/Linux terminal emulator? For example, if I want to perform some slow terminal task asynchronously while still checking it in a separate ...
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OS X Bash 4 terminal exits

I have the latest OS X running the standard terminal app, with bash 4.0 via homebrew However, if I run a script that contains an exit command, it's expected it would exit the script. Instead the ...
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Encode degree sign in vnc url scheme

I would like to open ScreenSharing.app from terminal like this : open vnc://$user:$pwd@$host This works fine, but I've a password with a "°" sign in there, and it's not working with this one. How ...
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How can I configure putty to retain the feed from nano on the screen after exiting?

When I use SecureCRT as my ssh client, and I exit a nano session, the prompt appears under the last state of the nano screen. I've gotten used to being able to refer back to content I was editing, so ...
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What is the difference between linux teminal types VT100 (Wyse 85) and vt100 (BS erase)

When I tried to login through a linux machine through ssh, I was asked for selection of two Terminal types: VT100 (Wyse 85) and vt100 (BS erase). I searched in google, but I couldn't get the answer. ...
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spawning a new terminal in OSX Snow Leopard: why isn't it working properly?

I know I'm supposed to be able to type open -a Terminal . to get a new Terminal window running in the current directory. But it doesn't seem to work for me; I get this: Last login: Wed Aug 27 ...
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Terminal does not allow me to provide any input

Specifications: running OS X Version 10.9.4 on a mac. Problem: upon opening either terminal (or iTerminal) I get the following message: Last login: Wed Aug 27 07:45:03 on ttys000 login: ...
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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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Opening standalone multiple tabs in gnome-terminal

I am trying to find a way to open multiple telnet session to multiple hosts with scripts. I thought of using gnome-terminal command with options to open tabs and execute the commands as follows, ...
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Ruby error on my Mac

I'm having issues with my Ruby on my iMac (early 2010). I have the preview of Mac OS X Yosemite installed, but I've had these issues like forever, so I can't imagine OS X being the error here. ...
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Open gnome terminals programmatically with a script that requires a doublequote

I am trying to use a wrapper.sh script spawn separate terminals for a script that takes params in doublequotes, like so: #!/bin/bash gnome-terminal -e "./script.py -d "somevalueforscriptpy" $1" ...
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ssh session immediately on starting xterm

What's the most elegant way to start an xterm window that, instead of opening a bash shell for the local computer and requires me to execute my ssh command manually, opens an ssh session for remote ...
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How to give each virtual terminal in GNU Screen it's own background color?

I have a dream: I want each virtual terminal within GNU Screen to have it's own unique background color. I think I can fake it in an .bashrc script that emits xterm control codes to set background ...
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Trying to delete locked files

I'm new to coding and the mac OS and I'm trying to delete a locked file under application support but I'm not sure what code I need to put into terminal in order to do that. If somebody could help, ...
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Why does cmd-r mess up Vim on the mac? What is it actually trying to do?

Run across this constantly since I'm a web developer, 'cmd-r' has the side effect of preventing the arrow keys from working in any mode, but I can't imagine that's the purpose and I haven't been able ...
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What is the garbage text that is being printed by wvdial in terminal?

When I dial using wvdial, sometimes it prints some garbage text into the terminal. This is not happening every time, but in the garbage text I can see some readable strings which is often irc ...
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ssh key works on terminal but not on git

I have my machine, with it's ssh key. the public key is on the git remote machine. I can easily connect to the Git machine with simple ssh threw terminal. The problem is when I perform a "git pull" ...
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Mac Terminal - Color Co-ordinated

I would like to create a couple of short cuts on my iMac which ssh on to my dev box and on to my prod box. I would like my dev connection to use the settings something similar to home-brew (green text ...
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Alias to connect to AWS instance via SSH not working

I made an alias to make it easier to connect to my AWS EC2 instance. Although there is an error. Here is the code in ~/.bash_profile: alias aws_connect=‘ssh -i /path/to/keyfile.pem ...
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Script to open customized terminal session

I'm not sure if the title got across what I want to do, but here it is: I am working on a python project that involves a lot of classes. I use Terminal Vim to do my editing. As you can Imagine, it ...
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Can I get the OSX's Animal name from the Terminal , instead of just the Version?

Other questions have discussed how to get the numeric name of the current OSX version, ie with "sw_vers -productVersion". However, I know of no way to get the animal word name, like Lion, Mavericks, ...
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Using cURL to retreive public IP for tmux config creates too many connections

I am currently using the command: curl icanhazip.com and the option set -g status-left ... in my tmux.conf to retrieve and display my public IP in status bar. This works great, although I am really ...
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How to set a default terminal in Linux Mint?

I am using linux mint, as my arch installation failed. I have two terminal emulators, one of them is just the default terminal, the second one is guake. I know the location of its run file, and i just ...
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Automator shell script that triggers opening gui apps

So I have a service, I want it to be running on startup. I thought I could use Automator. The problem is - that thing may need to open gui app, and that of course doesn't work. I'm running Vrome ...
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What is the name of the OS X command that generates ranges of values?

I came across an article some time ago that discussed obscure OS X terminal commands. One of the commands generated a range of characters using up to three values, from memory it went something like ...
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Howto start an application remotely, so that GUI is shown locally

This is a beginners question, I know... but I have searched and I'm getting frustrated. I know my way around Lunux pretty well, but I have never had to deal with XServer. Question 1: I SSH from OSX ...
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Abort Printing of Huge Amounts of Text in Terminal

This has happened to me in a variety of instances: Sometimes I accidentally copy/paste the wrong thing into vim, and then I have to wait around 10 minutes for it to print through all that text. I ...
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get current terminal display text from another terminal

I've started a job in a terminal that will print some data to the screen that I need. I know I should have used screen or told the terminal to log to a script but I did not. Also, I do not have the ...
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Terminal command for infinite execution of application

I tried almost every keyword on Google and still didn't came up with an answer. So hopefully one of you knows. What is the terminal command keep a application running after it fails or stopped ...
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android x86 4.4 RC2 will not connect to a Wi-Fi Network

Whenever I start my Android x86 4.4 RC2 (Installation not Virtual), I try to connect to the internet but it stays on "Turning on Wi-Fi" and the Wi-Fi button looks grayed out (not iOS but it's grayed ...
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What is the difference between copy and paste a file using command line terminal and GUI copy paste?

What is the difference between copy and paste a file using command line terminal and GUI copy paste ? Which one is fast ? I think both are same because of same program will execute in background . ...
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Prevent PuTTY from minimizing

I am using PuTTY to monitor a serial port spewing both binary data and ascii data at 1000000 baud. The binary characters are raw uint32_t bytes from sensor values and are essentially random. When ...
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In tmux, can I get `exit` to exit the containing terminal window and not the session itself?

So when I open a new terminal (I use terminator on Arch Linux), I have it configured to either open a new tmux session if one doesn't exist, or attach to an existing one. When I type exit at the ...
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Vim 7.4 puts current line at top of window split when moving cursor between buffers

I have a split window with two buffers visible, and the top one is active and maximized using CTRL+w, UNDERSCORE (i.e., SHIFT+Minus). I put the cursor in the middle of the visible buffer, or at the ...
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How can I perform a second grep on the files returned from a previous grep?

I often find myself searching through a bunch of code using grep in order to pin down what I'm looking for. Sometimes I get a list of files a little longer than I hoped. At this point I want to ...
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Delete Directories that Contain Specified File in Mac OS X

How do I delete a folder that contains a file or folder with a specific name? E.g. I want to delete all folders that contain the file "things.txt": /dirA/ /dirB/things.txt /dirC/ /dirD/things.txt ...
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See if Mac OS X has enabled hyperthreading?

There is a way of disabling hyperthreading on Mac OS X: How to disable HyperThreading on Mac OS X Lion? Is there a Terminal command of seeing whether Mac OS X has hyperthreading enabled?
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Terminal that supports select-to-copy right click to paste

I wish to have select-to-copy and right click to paste in a terminal. Gnome terminal doesn't support this out of the box I think so I guess I am going to have to find a different terminal. Everything ...
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Choose which binary is default binary on Mac OS X Mavericks

I have installed the latest SVN 1.8 via homebrew on my Mac. However now If I run svn --version I get back that I have 1.7. Next thinng I run which -a svn which then shows me I have it twice: ...
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What is the Linux terminal ctrl+c to exit a running program in a Mac terminal

In Linux terminal if I run a command like: $ node httserver.js The command runs and by doing ctrl + c the program is terminated and new line comes in terminal for us to enter a command. I felt cmd ...
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Unable to start PHP Server in linux command line

I tried php -s localhost:4444 WebContent/ But my ubuntu terminal gives Usage: php [options] [-f] [--] [args...]
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Better line breaking in terminal?

I am not sure if my request is valid, doable or better than the default option, but I'll give it a shot anyway. Word-wrapping in a terminal usually bothers me, since it wraps in the middle of the ...
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Trying to change Default Terminal Home/Path, getting 'eDSAttributeNotFound' error

Found this nice tutorial here on how to change your default path in terminal via stackoverflow. Steps followed: become root with sudo su -. Now fire up dscl by typing dscl localhost. Inside dscl, ...
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Terminal Command Colors [closed]

I like to have a really beatiful console style. I use zsh and I have changed my theme to "agnoster" See it under: oh-my-zsh My problem is that I do not have OS X and iTerm2 but I want to have these ...
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Get WiFi router information in Linux terminal

What Linux terminal commands can help me gather information about all WiFi routers my laptop can detect? I mean things like name, channel, encryption type etc. (Linux, Debian)