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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Emacs theme uses different colours in terminal

I made a theme for Emacs 24, using deftheme, based off something I generated with 4bit, with a theme structure loosely based on the built-in tango theme. In the screenshot below, you can see emacs ...
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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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Assistance using a MAC shell please [on hold]

I apologize, I am terrible with computers... I am trying to install a toolkit so that I can convert some data files on my computer to a more useable format. The instructions tell me to open a shell ...
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OS X: Copying only files without a special string in filename

I have to copy only files from a folder that don't have following string in its filename: NNNNxNNNN (a 3 or 4 digit number followed by the character x followed by a 3 or 4 digit number again -> it's ...
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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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Terminal Command Colors

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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Terminal IRC client with xterm-256color support

irssi doesn't support 256 colors. WeeChat doesn't support 256 colors. BitchX doesn't support 256 colors. And yet vim, my text editor, supports 256 colors. Am I missing a secret fork of one of the ...
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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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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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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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Get Ctrl+Arrow to work under tmux+urxvt

I have tmux command key as C-a. C-Left/C-Right to jump between words (or whatever it is called) works just fine in urxvt alone, but under urxvt/tmux it'll print '5D' and '5C' for Left/Right ...
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How do I use Split in the Mac OS X Terminal to split files directly to another directory?

How do I use the OS X Terminal command split to split a file into several pieces, and store them in a different folder, on a different drive? The reason is that I need to move files to a FAT32 ...
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How do I split a .zip file into multiple segments?

I have all the command line utils installed, and need to split an existing .zip (or) new file(s) into (50MB) .zip segments in Terminal. i.e. Folder X = 900MB > Create self extracting .zip archive > ...
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Syncing bookmarks in iTerm2

I'd love to use Dropbox to sync my iTerm2 bookmarks, but I can't find the bookmarks file. ~/Library/Application Support/iTerm only contains a history of commands that have been run, and there is no ...
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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)
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cat clipboard text into a terminal?

I have text in the clipboard. I want to cat it in a terminal a pipe it into another command. The exact use case is a PEM encoded X509 certificate on a website presented as text (-----BEGIN ...
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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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Mac OS Lion - Always show menubar with fullscreen apps?

Does anyone know if it is possible to keep the menubar in Mac OS Lion visible for fullscreen apps instead of hidden until hovered over? I imagine there's some Terminal command I can enter to adjust ...
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Crazy terminal behavior

I am trying to run a script to rip all the audio from a bunch of MP4 files. Everything works when I do it line by line cutting and pasting from my text editor into terminal, but when I create a shell ...
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diff of two folders excuding file types with OS X command line

I found diff -rq folder1 folder2 however, being an OS X user you get the lovely hidden files like .DS_Store just clouding up the results in the terminal. So, I really don't care about those files. ...
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Entered wrong .bash_profile and now my laptop is running hot

I am just learning how to use the command line and was editing the bash prompt setting in .bash_profile. I made an error in the prompt settings in .bash_profile and I lost the prompt and the ability ...
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Missing xterm-256color and screen256-color entries in terminfo

The results are confusing when searching for xterm-256-color and screen-256-color in terminfo. Looking for xterm-256color, i get xterm+256color. What's the difference between the two, one with "-" ...
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How to copy/paste tab characters via the Clipboard into terminal session on gnome / ubuntu

How do i copy text that includes tab characters from a text editor, let's say gedit into a terminal session on ubuntu/gnome? I am on ubuntu 12.0.4 using gnome classic. UPDATE This same issue ...
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Keyboard shortcut to jump between tabs on OS X Terminal

In OS X Terminal.app, if you open new windows, you can easily switch between them with Cmd-1, Cmd-2, Cmd-3, etc. You can also cycle between tabs, using Cmd-Shift-{ and Cmd-Shift-}. (or Cmd-Shift-Left ...
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How can I change the keyboard shortcut for switching tabs in Mac Terminal?

I know that you can switch tabs with shift cmd [arrow key] in Mac Terminal, but it is painful to reach the arrow key. How can I change the default keybinding?
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New terminal window (duplicate session) from Putty command line?

Being on Windows and accessing Linux via Putty, is it possible to spawn new terminal (Putty) window from the command line? I.e. to send something to Linux, while responding on which, it initiate new ...
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Create iTerm2 startup configuration

iTerm allows one to save a window arrangement, I'd like to know if (and then how) I can extend this facility to do the following: Save the name of each tab so that each tab in the restored window ...
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Launch screen terminals with set directory

How can I get my screen session to open different terminals in different directories on login? For example, In my .screenrc file I have the following: screen -t bash0 screen -t bash1 screen -t bash2 ...
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Use cmus or other terminal music player with Google Play (Music)

Can you play/stream music through the linux terminal using a command line application from your Google Music/Play Account? If so how, and with what application?
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How to remove file in terminal with ampersand in name?

I tried different escaping possibilities and still could not remove file with spaces and ampersand in name. [23:36 @ ~] $ rm /Volumes/Storage/Music/pop/Nicole\ Kidman\ \&\ Ewan\ Mcgregor\ -\ ...
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How do I rename a bunch of files in the Command Prompt?

I have a problem with filenames. The stupid camera I am using resets the autonumber sequence every so often, and therefore I am getting tons of conflicts if I try and put lots of photos in a single ...
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iTerm2 2.0 Unable to resize the main window

Ever since I updated to the latest version, my iTerm window is not taking full screen. Even more weird the Maximize/ minimize buttons are missing. This 50% window arrangement is really irritating. ...
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Show last 5 opened processes in terminal?

I am trying to have a terminal showing the last 5 processes opened. This is helpful for my debugging. At this point I have watch ps -ef --sort=start_time This works fine but it shows all processes ...
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Display unicode in tmux?

This is urxvt without tmux This is urxvt with tmux and utf8 not enabled in the config This is urxvt with tmux and utf8 enabled in the config How can I make tmux act consistent with the ...
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How to cd into smb://user@100.100.100.100 from terminal?

I am using ubuntu and gnome on my computer. When I open up File Browser, on the left hand rail, I see conveniently a folder called "Work Server". When I mouse over it, the following caption appears ...
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Google Search from Linux Terminal

I saw a Google console app someone wrote a while back, but it was actually a website emulating a console. What I'm after is a shortcut or linux terminal app which I canuse to quickly search google. ...
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Inconsistent terminal settings across directories

This is a bit hard to explain, but for some reason, when I cd to one specific directory in my file tree, the terminal and the displays within the terminal appear different only inside this directory. ...
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How to make a QOTD server or similar

QOTD ("Quote of the Day") is a protocol that can be open on servers by default on port 17. I have googled and googled and for some reason there is pretty much no information on how to make a server, ...
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PHP in Debian Terminal not working with extensions

I have Debian 7 installed on my server with a standard LAMP stack and also Mongo DB. Mongo as well as other third party PHP extensions work correctly through apache. These extensions however do not ...
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Terminal across two Monitors

I have two 24" Monitors connect to my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. For some purposes it would be helpful to maximize my Terminal over both Monitors as one big Window. I can drag a window larger with the mouse, ...
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Mac Terminal: Loop through subdirectories and optimise all images

I have a folder containing many subfolders full of images. See attached image for example. Basically I want to loop through them all and downsize the images so none are wider than 1024 pixels. ...
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Delayed SSH Connection, Authentication, and Commands

My home computer, a Mac running OS X 10.8.5, normally accepts SSH connections over the Internet (I have port forwarded) but is asleep right now. It sometimes may wake up for various reasons while I am ...
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Is Windows Powershell as powerful as terminal of UNIX/Linux? [closed]

I've been wondering if Windows Powershell is as powerful and efficient as Linux' terminal. People offline tell me, without explaining much, that Windows Powershell is an attempt to make UNIX ...
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how to beep on tail -f event

I want my PC to make a system beep on every tail event I have the following command tail -f development.log | grep "something rare" is there an easy way like pipeing it to somthing that beeps? ...
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Is it possible to make Gnome Terminal show the name of the file I am editting in vim as the tab title?

I often have several files open in vim, each in a different tab. I have to remember which tab has which file open. Is there a way to show this in the tab titles?
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How do I stop urxvt adding a '+' when the line wraps

I've been experimenting with uxrvt recently as a potential replacement for gnome-terminal. One problem I'm having with it is inserting continuation characters when a line wraps around. This is a ...
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Terminal font looks different (I think some application changed it)

The Terminal font on my computer (Windows 8) is messed up. I think some application I had from earlier changed it to look different. Looks fine in the CMD: Everywhere else, ugly: So, how do I ...
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Using vim to force edit a file when you opened without permissions

I use vim to edit a file. Sometimes, I forget to have the appropriate permissions. I run vim and the file as a read only file. I can make changes, but I can't actually write the changes. Every once in ...
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create a doskey like ~ in unix

I'm writing a small little BAT file that has the ability to create doskey's (alias) like those in Unix. for example: doskey cat=type $* doskey ..=cd.. I just want these BAT files so I can put them ...
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How to send the escape character on OS X terminal?

Connecting with telnet looks like this: $ telnet some.host Trying 10.1.2.3... Connected to some.host. Escape character is '^]'. I'm running this on the OS X Leopard terminal. Question is, how do I ...