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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A good Linux terminal with automatical session restoring?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 (with Cinnamon) for working. But I really miss MacOS-style terminal which would store the opened tabs and paths. What I need from the program is the ability to save all opened ...
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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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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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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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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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Why the directories-files do not have the 777 privileges when I gave that on the parent directory?

There is a directory named Joomla inside /opt/lampp/htdocs directory. As I created the directory, first thing I did was to change its mode as : [root@Feddy htdocs]# chmod 777 Joomla Then I unzipped ...
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Python: How can I log Minicom Output in a File [on hold]

I have a code for logging data, which includes NMEA and iwlist scan output, I want to log data about 3G modem which I obtain by using terminal program minicom, but all should be in the same loop, this ...
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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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How to create an ssh connection Terminal shortcut on Mac OS X Snow Leopard?

It sucks to open Terminal each time and write a complete ssh command. I also have a custom port to connect to.
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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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How to get IP address of all users on a network on Mac OSX

There is a similar question here: How to get shared computers' IP addresses in OS X 10.7?, but it doesn't answer some of my questions. THe biggest problem is it says to fill in "MyOtherMac" with ...
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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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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 ...
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Shortening bash prompt path in Linux mint with out loosing the color scheme?

I am using Linux mint 17,I have succeeded in shortening the length of characters in bash terminal.But the problem is when i shortened the length of terminal,it has lost its color scheme for displaying ...
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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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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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Open a new tab in the same directory

Say you are in /very/cool/and/deeply/nested/folder . And you want to open a new terminal tab in the same folder. How would you do that? I use Mac OS and Zsh.
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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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How to open a particular file from a terminal?

How do I open a file from a terminal ? When I try to open a simple txt file like : open _b2rR6eU9jJ.txt I get this message : Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console Is that ...
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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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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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How to find folders over 1GB and execute another command in linux terminal?

I want to find the folders which sizes are over 1GB and then if they are over then I want to erase them. I found some commands like find /some/path -type d -size +1G -exec ls {} \; or du -h ...
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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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Ctrl+Alt+Return doesn't open a Terminal in Cinnamon 2.0.14

When I type Ctrl+Alt+Enter, nothing happens. I've followed Ctrl+Alt+T doesn't open a Terminal in Cinnamon 1.6 and I have configured everything so that this keybind should open a terminal. It works ...
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Vim crashing when pressing `ctrl-s` in terminal

When I press ctrl-s in vim running in the terminal the program crashes to the point where it doesn't even terminate when I send kill -SIGKILL <vimPID>. The process isn't listed in the output of ...
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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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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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On Mac, how do I give myself permanent sudo privleges?

In Mac OS X 10.6, how do I give myself permanent sudo privleges? is it like linux, in the "/etc/sudoers" file?
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Unmap Ctrl (shift) tab hotkey to switch tabs in MTPuTTY

In MTPuTTY, Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab are the default hotkeys for changing terminal tabs. However, there doesn't seem to be any way to un-map these hotkeys from the Hot keys menu. Is it possible ...
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home/end in INSERT mode in vi on a Mac

On a Mac I can go to the start and end of an line in vi, when not in INSERT mode: ^ (start of line) $ (end of line) This is for example explained here: How do I do “end” , “home”, “page up” and ...
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How do I alternate tabs in Linux GNOME terminal?

I like to open several tabs in GNOME terminal when I work. In Firefox, you can switch between tabs using Ctrl-Tab or Ctrl-Shift-Tab. How do I get the same functionality in GNOME terminal?
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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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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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Files on my Mac have disappeared and are not in the Trash

I had few folders where the contents are missing (Desktop, Documents, Download, Files and a few folders from Library/Application Support). I also realized that those folders are the first few in my ...
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Prevent ANSI escape sequences in terminal output

When I do an "ls -l" on my linux box over PuTTY, it gives a clean, nicely colored output. But when I try the same programmatically over plink, I land up getting all sort of control sequences, likely ...
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How to disable command + q for Terminal on OSX

Is it possible to disable the cmd + q hotkey for Terminal on OSX? and if so then how?
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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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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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terminal tool (linux) for repair corrupted zip files

I've a corrupt zip file. I've tried to repair it with zip -F file.zip and zip -FF file.zip but was not successful. Is there another terminal tool under Linux for repairing?
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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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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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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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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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Xmodmap configuration

On my Debian Linux machine Ctrl+Alt+F1 is bound to a virtual terminal. I can see the corresponding entry by running xmodmap -pke keycode 67 = F1 XF86_Switch_VT_1 F1 XF86_Switch_VT_1 Per this ...