tty is a Unix command that prints on standard output file name connected to standard input. The program's name comes from teletypewriter, abbreviated "TTY".

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format stdout as multicolumn text

I'm trying to take some single column data and display it in a tty as columns, much like ls does. Basically, you can think of this as trying to take the output from ls -1 and make it look like the ...
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How to get different terminals for dual monitor scheme without X

I have Ubuntu installed without X.org with two monitors(single card: vga and dvi) Login shell is cloned for both monitors. I there any way to have different shells(tty) for these monitors?
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less emulate a TTY to preserve piped color output

When you pipe something through less, the program usually discards color codes because it's not outputting to a TTY. So you have to add --color=always to the options for it to work. ls -l ...
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How to start plasma-desktop from SSH-console on desktop session?

I killed KDE's plasma-desktop on a openSUSE 11.2 machine, because it was eating too much CPU. How can I restart it via SSH or another tty session? On the affected computer there is only shown a ...
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Really annoying keyboard screw up when entering sqlplus

Often when using bash I am used to using the keys ^A and ^E to go to the beginning and end of line, and the arrow keys to move from character to character without erasing. Every now and then, I ...
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How can I inherit my aliases and file coloring in SSH shells?

I have noticed that sometimes a shell account that I access over SSH inherits the aliases and file type coloring from my home shell. How does this process occur? These shells are usually BASH but I ...
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How to use sudo from within Windows GUI clients bypassing tty

I need to copy files via ssh but I am getting permission denied. How can I log as a root by windows clients such us FileZilla/WinSCP? I try execute command: sudo su, but I am getting error: You ...
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Is there a way to alter the colors used in TTY consoles on Linux?

By "alter colors", I mean something like change black from #000000 to #111111, and by "TTY console", I mean what you get when you do Ctrl+Alt+F1 from X11, not a terminal emulator like xterm or urxvt. ...
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Sending change virtual console command in PuTTY

I'm trying to use PuTTY to change the virtual console on Linux via the usual key commands - Alt + F1 or Ctrl + Alt + F1 etc. However this doesn't work. Switching TTY should be simple and is something ...
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Is there a limit to virtual console TTY's in Linux Based OS'es

The TeleType Consoles in linux can be switched by Ctrl + Alt + F(#TTY). How many such TTY's can linux have at a time? Is there even a limit?
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How to prevent a process from executing in bash

The following command has been entered: sleep 12h; nuke-russia It was entered on one of the Debian's ttys. I would like to cancel the sleep without nuking anything. I don't want the nuke command to ...
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Set up a Serial-to-Ethernet Converter With a Virtual Serial Port in Ubuntu

I have a '3one data' brand serial-to ethernet converter, that plugs into a serial device at one end, and allows bidirectional communications with the device over an ethernet connection, like this: ...
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Displaying text on /dev/tty1

I have a server laptop sitting around at home which is a pretty bland server, on which I generally leave the lid open and there is a login prompt always displayed. However, I'd love to be able to ...
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Determining available TTY text-mode resolutions

How do you determine what text-mode resolutions are available with a graphics card? I have been using uvesafb to get higher resolutions, but framebuffer TTY display is very slow, so I'd like to try ...
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How to access Linux startup tty

I have a problem that is shown at the end of bootstrapping the kernel, just before the screen is cleared and Linux swaps me to tty1 where I can put my login. How can I access the bootstrapping tty ...
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What does “:pts/1:S.0” mean?

From the output of last on RHEL5 user3 pts/6 :pts/1:S.0 Sat Feb 26 04:04 - 05:40 (01:35) user2 pts/7 :0.0 Fri Feb 25 21:32 - 04:53 (07:21) user1 pts/6 ...
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How to get tty shell working directory?

Is it possible to get working directory of any of my tty shells? So\ get working directory of any shell in /dev/ttys??? belonging to me. I use OS X.
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Linux: can't get out of Ctrl-Alt-F7 with no X server running

I'm currently logged in (locally) to a machine and was running in a TTY session without having started an X server. I accidentally hit Ctrl-Alt-F7 bringing me to where the graphical shell would be if ...
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Can i start an X session “background”?

can i start the *DM (e.g. kdm) on tty7, but not present on the screen? For example, i want to stay at tty1 while the login manager is waiting on tty7 on boot.
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Hardware Device that splits a T1 line to 24 TTY Modems?

I have ZERO experience with T1, so I'm having trouble using my usual means of research here. My boss told me there is a type of device that can split a T1 Line into 24 separate TTY Modems. The ...
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PPP connection between PalmOS and Ubuntu (over ttyUSB0?) without crashy “visor” kernel module

I have a Palm Treo 680 which I'd like to use as a media remote, using Palm MPC. Almost the exact instructions on that page used to work perfectly for establishing a PPP connection over the USB cable; ...
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Redirect input from one terminal to another

I have sshed into a linux box and I'm using dvtm and bash (although I have also tried this with Gnu screen and bash). I have two terminals, current /dev/pts/29 and /dev/pts/130. I want to redirect ...
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how is the the linux console displayed to the user and how does the user go about changing the consoles display settings?

I've been searching for the last two days on trying to understand how the console displays itself to the user and how to change the console settings. I've had some luck along the way but nothing that ...
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TTY Resolution in Xubuntu 9.10

I've exhausted my ability to search through Google for this, so I'm giving it a go here. What I'm trying to do is increase the resolution (or decrease the font size) in the TTY terminals. Xubuntu ...
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Socat and rich terminals (with Ctrl+C/Ctrl+Z/Ctrl+D propagation)

socat - exec:'bash -li',pty,stderr,ctty -> bash: no job control in this shell What options should I use to get fully fledged shell as I get with ssh/sshd? I want to be able to connect the shell to ...
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Linux: Copy/paste in TTY

I am looking for a way to copy and paste within a TTY. I only have a touchpad, and using it with gpm is a pain. The only possibility I can think of is to use "screen" but even after having remapped ...
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TTY with 256 colors?

With URxvt and xterm it is possible to use a virtual terminal supporting 256 colors instead of only eight. Since my Intel GMA graphics card is well-supported by the KMS framebuffer driver, I am ...
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Tweaking Mac OS X full-screen console mode

When using the full-screen console mode in Mac OS X accessed by entering the username '>console', I would like to use a different keyboard layout and would like support for colors. The terminal seems ...
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Console commands to change virtual ttys in Linux and OpenBSD

In Linux one presses Alt-F1, Alt-F2 etc to change virtual ttys. In OpenBSD one shall use Ctrl-Alt-F1 etc instead. My question is if there are console commands for these two operating systems that ...
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Silencing Linux console output

I installed a minimalist distribution for my mom to use, it uses rungetty to autologin and an init script that just does 'startx'. Everything works great but when she goes to shutdown, it drops back ...