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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“mkdir: cannot create directory '/cygdrive/c/WINDOWS/system32/config' [..] Setting HOME to /tmp” when starting Cygwin's terminal

Suddenly I've been getting the following error when starting up Cygwin's terminal: mkdir: cannot create directory '/cygdrive/c/WINDOWS/system32/config': Permission denied ...
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Neither less or less -X clear screen on exit. (Trust me, I googled…)

Neither less or less -X clear screen on exit. At the same time, vim does.... Env iTerm2, protocol mosh, server Centos + tmux + zsh iTerm2: report term as xterm-256color tmux: set -g ...
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How to add commands of windows to local shell of XShell 4

XShell is a very powerful tools to ssh remote computers such as Unix/Linux. And it has built some internal commands for you to run within your Windows. Xshell:\> help Internal Commands: new: ...
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Bash scripts are not working but on mac terminal those commands in scripts works

I'm stuck with a wired problem.My bash scripts are not working now.It worked previously.I don't know why.Interestingly the commands on the script work when I enter it directly on the terminal. This a ...
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Copy and paste text by using mouse, just as the functionality works in UNIX

Please excuse my ignorance, and possibly laziness if a similar question has already been asked. I am a UNIX user, and I am new to MAC. I am so used to copying text on UNIX by just clicking left ...
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Send email from “mail” command line client from a specific address

I am attempting to send an email from the terminal app "mail" in OS X. I can do so, however I would like to send it from a specific address, rather than the .local address that it sends from by ...
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How to make Terminal bounce its application Dock icon in OS X

In OS X, when a program wants attention, its Dock icon at the bottom will bounce up and down. In Terminal, sometimes I will run a long series of commands, like this: a && b && c I ...
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How to make a shortcut that starts a new terminal window on mac os x 10.9.1 mavericks

I'd like to have a keyboard shortcut to open a new terminal from wherever I am. A default shell in my default home directory would be great. I've been trying for a while to make this happen, but no ...
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How to get xterm on RHE6 and centOS6 stock installs?

I have a library of virtual machines on which I am running product testing, and I am encountering an issue with xterm not being found. Originally I thought xterm was a basic terminal installed across ...
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tmux freezed pane in copy-mode

tmux seems to have a limit on scroll backs buffer and block my process when it is full. Any method to prevent accidental blocking of process? Maybe auto quite the copy-mode when I disconnect? How to ...
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What file does OSX Mavericks look at to setup environmental variables for terminal

I changed something on my Mac and when I start terminal by simply clicking on the icon, none of the PATH variables are loaded to tell terminal where basic (or any commands) are. I have edited the ...
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linux diff: is there a way to list differences by when the files were last modified?

In the Linux terminal, I'm using diff --recursive --brief dir1 dir2 A couple of weeks ago, dir1 and dir2 were identical, but they have both been modified since then. I would like to order to ...
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vim's vimrc messes up vim completely

i am using manjaro linux, and i installed vim using $ sudo pacman -S vim then i modified my vimrc file $ sudo vim /etc/vimrc then i added some cool things: set background="dark" set number set ...
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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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Fedora17: yum update not working

I am new to linux environment and I have been assigned the task of installing a browser in my system (which I feel a really tough work in linux as a first time user). When I am trying to run the ...
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Why is “java” a valid command in terminal (bash) if it is not in my path?

On OSX, in the terminal, using the command: echo $PATH Gives me the following output: ...
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How do I make Ubuntu start fbterm in the tty on startup?

When I was testing openSUSE about a week ago, I noticed that tty1 (yes, just tty1) had the openSUSE background. I want to do the same in Ubuntu. I found a way using fbsplash. I'm not too keen on that ...
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Mac Shows Java 6 in Terminal After Installing Java 7

I am trying to run a server that requires Java 7 using terminal. After installing Java 7, typing java -version in terminal still shows Java 6. Previously, I would use the Java Preferences ...
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Detaching from a GNU Screen suddenly clears the terminal

I feel so stupid for asking this, but here goes: I updated my Ubuntu (Server) install today from 13.10 to 14.04. Before the upgrade detaching from screen did not clear the terminal and now it does. ...
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iTerm/OSX Terminal: Change text margin from edge of window

Currently, I use iTerm on OS X. My terminal looks something along these lines: I came across this picture of a terminal setup on GitHub, and I wanted to imitate it: Specifically, I wanted to ...
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How to find out what computers are connected to an access point/router using Linux terminal?

I would like to determine what computers are currently connected to my access point/router via the command line in Linux. How can I do this?
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What command lists the files created in a specific month and is readable for the owner?

I am supposed to find the command that lists all the files created in September and are readable for the owner. Also explain how the command works. I know I'm supposed to use ls -l and I will ...
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PuTTy connection manager Post-login commands not working

I am creating sessions on PuTTyCM with macro mode enabled where I can send password and also post login commands. Initially the server to which I am logging was taking the password as userID (due to ...
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What is the significance of baud rate in stty settings on linux?

I am wondering what the baud settings have to do with my terminal settings. How is the baud speed affecting my terminal? Shouldn't the terminal do more with CPI i.e. character per second settings? Is ...
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Can I use a chromebook as a ssh workstation?

For my work I develop and run a lot of software on remote clusters. Mostly I'm just using bash/vim over ssh and run only a terminal emulator and web browser locally. I was considering getting a ...
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mac how to run a command in a different tab/window of a terminal

In Windows, I can run any program from the command prompt by typing c:> start startup.sh and windows will run the startup.sh in a different command prompt(terminal) window. How can I do the ...
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How can I use a bash like shell on windows

I use Linux and a Mac. I'll be teaching some command line stuff soon. What can I install on Windows to give me a terminal window most similar to a basic mac/linux bash shell. Would like to be able to ...
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Change color of active TAB for roxterm on XFCE / LXDE

I've recently moved away from Gnome because my virtual machine simply could not handle the load. The VM is running Debian and XFCE 4.10.1 (I've tried out LXDE before, too). The one thing that bites me ...
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connecting to wifi using ubuntu terminal

I would like to know how i can connect to wifi using ubuntu terminal...first i gave the command "iwconfig wlan0 essid key " but then it said that it doesnt have permissions ..so i added the "sudo" ...
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Terminal file find location

I am using a mac terminal (.command) file to launch a Python program. My question is, how can I find the location of the .command file when I am inside of the .command file. Thank you.
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Virtualhost.sh killing apache

I got virtualhost.sh working via homebrew for developing my websites with. I was able to create virtualhosts absolutley fine and had multiple sites running magento and wordpress. Unfortunately i ...
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Putty-like copy & paste for Linux

This is a duplicate of Mac Terminal Copy on select like Putty but I would like a solution for Linux. So basically, (how) can I set the selected text to be copied and pasted on right click?
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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 use remote microphone on Remote Desktop

I wish to connect to a remote Windows 7 PC that has a microphone, and use that local microphone (on the destination PC) in recording applications. Unfortunately whenever I connect on Remote Desktop, ...
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TTY doesn't scroll

I dpkg-reconfigured console-setup on my Linux Mint 17 install. Now when running long-output commands, such as apt-get, the tty doesn't scroll at all. If I hit enter a couple of times, I get new lines, ...
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Cannot enter terminal commands in PowerCmd

I recently started using PowerCmd. When I type "python" or "node" in PowerCmd I get into the respective terminal but I don't see what I type. It does appear however when I Ctrl+c to quit the terminal. ...
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Terminal: prefix previous command?

Frequently in Terminal (though I fully expect any answer will work in bash and most others), I type some command, and then get some sort of permission error due to missing sudo. Okay, so press 'up', ...
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In the Terminal is there a way to search for a command you previously entered? [duplicate]

In the Terminal is there a way to search for a command you previously entered? Say you typed something in just a moment ago, you can press the up arrow. But if you typed it in hours ago, or a day ...
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How to display unicode in a Linux virtual terminal?

Reading any data in unicode does not display correctly in the linux terminal (meaning the virtual terminal that opens without an X windows). I read in a discussion here that installing programs such ...
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Open Macvim within terminal without opening a new window

Every time I try to edit a file, I do mvim file.txt in the terminal then a new MacVim window pops up. But if I do vim file.txt, it will not open a new window. Instead, it will initialise vim within ...
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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 ring the audio bell within a bash script running under gnu screen?

In a konsole terminal window outside of screen running a bash shell with TERM set to konsole-256color if I type: echo -n $'\a' or echo -n $'\eg' or ./ringbell where contents of ./ringbell is ...
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How to make PuTTY's font automatically change color (while connected to a Linux server) as I did with Windows cmd.exe using a background batch script?

I was able to create a Windows Command Prompt that automatically changes its text color on a white background every ~1.5 seconds, thanks to the help of @dbenham and @Woody. I also use PuTTY every day, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...