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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Copying from Emacs to other tmux pane (code execution for Ipython, sql, bash, etc)?

My preferred setup is running a terminal window with several tmux panes (a couple of shells, and an emacs session). What is the easiest way to send code from the emacs pane to be executed in the shell ...
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File extension for file to be run by terminal?

If I want a series of commands to be run by terminal, instead of writing it in a text file and copying and pasting it in there, could I have terminal run it? If so, what does the extension have to be? ...
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Why do random characters appear in terminals in Windows?

I've been programming on Windows for a few years, and there has been an issue that is becoming increasingly frustrating as I have really started to use various terminals in Windows for my development ...
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OS X `say` command for Windows

The say command is perhaps OS X terminal's most compelling feature - it takes text as input and speaks it through the computer's speakers. Is there any equivalent command-line tool on Windows, either ...
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Change font in terminal on remote connection in Konsole

Is it possible to set Konsole terminal to change font color on remote connection? For example, depending on computer's name?
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What is the difference between xterm and terminal in Ubuntu?

What's the difference between Terminal in Ubuntu desktop (Applications>Accessories>Terminal) and xterm? They look very similar.
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How to update DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS in tmux when that address changes?

I have noticed, that I can’t run steam in a tmux pane: it gave me error Error: Unable to open a connection to X. Check your DISPLAY environment variable and make sure that you have enabled X. If ...
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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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How to remove duplicate “ghost” network drive on OS X?

In terminal my Volumes directory looks like this: "Sanitized"-Computer:Volumes "sanatizedUserName"$ ls Backup of "Sanitized"’s MacBook Macintosh HD LaCie iDisk LaCie-1 Somehow I have a ...
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In vim, how can I quickly switch between tabs?

In gnome-terminal, I can just press Alt + (1, 2, 3, etc.) to switch to specific tabs. I can also use Ctrl + (PgUp / PgDn) to cycle through tabs (admittedly less convenient, but it can be remapped). ...
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Load Images and play Videos online using linux terminal

I am using ubuntu 12.10 and I am browsing website using w3m module. But this module cannot shows images and play videos. Is there any way to load images and play videos in linux terminal?
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Remounting DOWNLOADED volume that has been ejected?

I see similar questions regarding remounting ejected USB drives but the solutions don't answer my question. If I have installed a .pkg that has created a volume, and then I have ejected said volume, ...
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Left click not working Arch Linux KDE

I run Arch-Linux on a Intel i3 processor w/ x64 architecture. I installed arch Linux and other than gdm failing and preventing me from booting, it went pretty smoothly. For the longest time, I used ...
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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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Is there a shortcut to mkdir foo and immediately cd into it?

This is something I do frequently $ mkdir foo $ cd foo This works as a single command, but it's more keystrokes and saves no time. $ mkdir foo && cd foo Is there a shortcut for this? ...
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where linux fedora limit concurrent opening connections in terminal?

i have some web servers around and to manage the cluster i sometimes use script which opens automatically the connections and syncs files to them using python scripts, I've encountered a weird problem ...
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Guake default interpreter missing

I have compiled tmux, and it is at /usr/local/bin/tmux, but it doesn't show up in the list of interpreters in guake. How can I fix this?
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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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Customizing the Terminal

I am using Elementary OS (based on Ubuntu 12.04) and i would like to change the coloring scheme for Pantheon Terminal window. Here's what i have tried- Elementary Tweaks Dconf Editor shell ...
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Why is system removing working packages?

I noticed that my system (Elementary OS, based on Ubuntu 14.04) is trying to remove working packages through auto-remove. Running auto-remove makes system unusable, reinstalling packages do nothing, ...
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How can I ping computers on another network?

I can successfully ping a computer on the same wireless network as me using the ping command in Terminal, however when I try to ping computers on outside wireless networks using their external IP ...
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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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Removing files matching a numeric range regular expression

I have a folder which has many files. Some of the data files are labelled 1, 2, 3, ..., 300 I want to remove these data files using the terminal. How do I do this? I want to do something like rm ...
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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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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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Setting virtual terminal to support 256colors in Arch Linux

I have Arch Linux setup on an old laptop without X-Windows. Running a colortest shows that the terminal doesn’t display all the colors. How can I change the settings so that I can use more colors? I ...
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Nano in Pathfinder Terminal Shows 2-Line Header

I use nano (= pico) for editing git commits in my terminal window. I'm trying to use the terminal in PathFinder but this happens: There are almost no settings for Path Finder. Is there anything I ...
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How to start default application at the startup of linux terminal

I want when i start the terminal in Linux it shows my name and run some default instructions. for example: i want to show My Name then the date then the date instruction. where can i edit these ...
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Determine and Use Resolution as a Variable in UNIX script on Mac

I’m deploying a NetRestore image to multiple kinds of Macs: MacBooks, MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, iMacs and Mac Minis. I have several custom designed login screens that I’d like to use but everything ...
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Changing terminal Java version - not all options shown

I'm trying to change the JDK that the linux terminal is using to run jar files from 1.6 to 1.7. I'm trying to do this by using the command update-alternatives --config java which is giving me the ...
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konsole color schemes

I've noticed that KDE's konsole terminal program uses different colors depending on what is in the file system, such as a directory, a compressed file, a socket, a shared directory, et cetera. I ...
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Is there a way to make an ssh session act like a local terminal session?

Some of the commands I run want to be run from the X11 display. examples: I have to specify the display to run anything with xset. I can't run vbetool remotely (no display switch). Starting any ...
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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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What is the difference between terminal and bash? [duplicate]

When I open Terminal Window in Mac OS X, I can type bash and hit enter and I will see: Last login: Fri Feb 20 14:30:56 on ttys000 Korays-MacBook-Pro:~ koraytugay$ bash bash-3.2$ I can for example ...
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remap ctrl-shift-up -down (xubuntu, bash)

I'm using xubuntu 14.04 and trying to remap ctrl-shift-up/-down arrow key in vim in xfce-terminal (not gvim). Doing the same with left/right works fine. The keys are not mapped in some xfce-settings. ...
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Terminal new window always shows -bash: Searching: command not found

When open terminal, it always shows -bash: Searching: command not found. It does not affect other functions, just each time, even though open a new terminal window, it still pops up at the top of the ...
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How to Customize the Terminal [duplicate]

Instead of the terminal showing my directory/user/hostname like this [matthew@archlinux-vm home]$ sudo thunar I want it to look like this ⬐[matthew@archlinux-vm home] ↳ sudo thunar I've seen ...
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Access iCloud Drive via terminal

OS X 10.10 was just released, and one of the features I personally awaited the most was iCloud Drive. Unfortunately, I had to learn that it was not as accessible as Dropbox. file ~/Dropbox ...
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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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GNU Screen won't inherit my PATH on 10.5.8

I use screen on a daily basis for my terminal needs and I'm quite happy with it. Recently, though, I made some updates to my bash configuration files and I noticed that I was setting various PATH ...
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Copy sequential files into sequential directories

I need to copy multiple, sequential files into sequential directories. The files have the julian date (day of year) with other info in the file name. The directories are listed by julian date (day of ...
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How do I resize the ‘usable area’ of a tmux session?

I'm using a ‘session group’, to keep multiple OS-level, window-managed terminal windows open to different tmux ‘windows’ (so they share a default working-directory, tmux settings, etceteras.) Those ...
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What is the difference between “Shell” and “Terminal”? [duplicate]

I am fairly new to Ubuntu and I am loving it! But I don't quite understand the difference between the shell and the terminal. Can any one explain? Someone told me that a terminal is just a "tool" to ...
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SSH works in putty but not terminal

When I try to ssh this in a terminal: ssh username@sub.domain.com I get the following error: Connection closed by 69.163.227.82 When I use putty, I am able to connect to the server. Why is this ...
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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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Scroll in terminal while Vim is running

When I open vim in some terminals (on mac for example) and use the mouse scroll, I am able to see the terminal output again. If my terminal window would look like this: user@pc$ "I'm gonna start ...
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Long commands typed in bash overwrite the same line

Since We updated Bash to 4.3.27 whenever I type a long command, if it reach the end of terminal window, instead of continuing in a new line, it overwrites over the same line using a ">" at the ...
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A top-down terminal [closed]

Does a top-down terminal exist for Mac OS, similar to Guake, YaKuake, or Tilda?
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Terminal highlighting and auto complete

Do you know some plugin for highlighting and autocomplete in postgreSQL terminal?
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Pipe directly to a Tmux pane

I've been looking at the available Tmux commands and I can see, out of the box, that I can pipe output from a pane elsewhere or write to the terminal assigned to the session. I would like to have ...