xterm is the standard terminal emulator for the X Window System.

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Cannot insert caret and backtick in XTerm

I cannot insert carets and backticks (and possibly other characters) in XTerm under certain conditions. When I move focus from XTerm to Firefox and use Alt+Tab to switch back, I can no longer instert ...
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MAC OSX Terminal (TERM)

I am using debian wheezy, I installed mysql but when I login to mysql using command mysql -u root -p and then after typing my password, I don't see any output. According to log file I am successfully ...
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Change xterm buffer size to unlimited for session

This question is similar to How to increase default xterm buffer size. I'd like to change my xterm buffer size (the buffer being how much I can scroll back) to unlimited on OpenBSD 5.7. The other ...
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Vim in xterm : Mouse cursor not changing based on mouse mode

When I use vim with gnome-terminal or yakuake, and I have mouse on ( set mouse+=a ), then I see an arrow as mouse pointer, and when I have mouse off, then the "insert" sign as mouse pointer. However, ...
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What do the 16 definable colors in .Xresources do?

I've found an endless supply of themes availble online that use hex-color codes to change how X windows display, but I can't find any documentation that clearly states what each color does. For ...
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programmatic access to current xterm colors

In the thread below programmatic access to current xterm background color Alex North-Keys provides a useful bash script that returns the background color of the current xterm. I'd like to use the ...
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Install TTF font on xterm (cygwin)

I am trying to install a new font on Cygwin. Lots of websites give tricks for an old Cygwin where everything was inside: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF Some say it's easy with this: cp ...
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Start command inside xterm with login shell, over SSH?

I'm trying to use ssh to remotely start an xterm that runs a command inside a non-interactive login environment with a file that sets up the environment that is in a non-standard location. Anybody ...
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xterm: Can't execvp ulimit

I setup my suse to work with xterm so it could pop up gdb when my tests crash. The test launching .exe file runs the specified test and opens up gdb when crash occurs. This works just fine. There is a ...
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xterm valid command not working in konsole nor gnome terminal

this works fine with xterm xterm -e '(dialog --msgbox "thebigmessage" 0 0)' but not with konsole nor gnome-terminal konsole -e '(dialog --msgbox "thebigmessage" 0 0)' gnome-terminal -e ...
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How to stop PuTTY + Informix switching background and foreground color?

I connect with PuTTY (with "xterm") to a Debian system running Informix. In all Informix applications (self-written 4GL as well as isql and i4gl) PuTTY switches the background and foreground colors ...
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Debian xfce opens in vim using xfce4-terminal

I'm using debian jessie. In xfce when I open the right-click menu on text files etc there is an "open in vim". When I click this the file opens in vim but vim is in xterm instead of the xfce terminal ...
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Cygwin Alt-x not working… but other Alt- keys are fine

I like to use alt-x in tmux for copy-mode. This is fine on my Linux machine, but in Windows' Cygwin's xterm the Alt-x key does nothing. I used AutoHotkey to check that other Windows applications can ...
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Does closing xterm terminate command running on remote host?

I'm using Linux a lot, but I'm confused with it. Maybe it is stupid question, but whatever. I'v logged in xterm to remote host by ssh. Now on the remote host i started command (rsync, a lot of data is ...
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How to fine-tune TTF rendering in xterm?

I've been trying for the past couple of days to get xterm to display the same font that I have gotten used to in konsole for the last few years – it works for me quite well even with relatively small ...
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Tiling terminal windows

In XFCE, how can I "tile" xterm instances together (or any other arbitrary program for that matter)? By "tiling" I mean simply having e.g. four terminal instances open, and arranged such that they ...
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wget mangling output written to stdout, works only with -q

I have a minimal HTTP server written in python (http://pastebin.com/mjLDk7Gk) that simply answers every GET request with status 200 and body "Done". If I do wget "http://localhost:9001" -O - -q ...
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Can't “ctrl + alt + 'key'” in programs using VCXSRV and X11 forwarding on windows 7

I'm using windows 7. Through MobaXterm I opened a window of eclipse (I enabled X11 forwarding and vcxsrv is installed). For some reason I can't click on "ctrl + alt + 'key'". I couldn't see if there ...
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getting clipboard support for vim

I am using vim in a terminal emulator on Ubuntu 14.04. I have been using it for a while and had been getting along fine, until I had to copy lines from one file to another. After some searching I ...
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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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Minimum packages required for Ubuntu Server to run Octave 3.8.x with GUI

I have a Ubuntu 14.0 server with no graphical interface. I created this server only to use Octave on it. Now that there is a GUI for the recent version of Octave 3.8.x available I wanna know what is ...
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Can't access xterm windows when using cssh

I'm having a perplexing problem trying to use cssh on ubuntu 14.04. I've configured cssh to connect to some ec2 instances but when I run cssh -l ec2-user ec2clusters the xterm windows are hidden ...
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perl code to change colors back to original colors after they've changed from ssh'ing into another system

This is properly a followup question to The thread about changing xterm foreground and background colors. Mike provided the following perl code, which ensured that even after logging onto another ...
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How can I have more than one GUI X Terminal running in Linux Mint? [duplicate]

In Linux you can access up to 6 different terminals plus the X display. In Mint, the shortcut for the X display is ctrl + alt + f8 instead of f7. Since f7 shows me log messages of VirtualBox and ...
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xterm: Running a long simulation in MATLAB on a remote machine

I would like to run a long simulation (24 hours) in MATLAB installed on a remote linux machine, using xterm. I have no problems connecting to the remote machine from my Macbook, and launching MATLAB ...
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Strange Unicode behavior in xterm

I recently switched my system from ISO-8859-15 to UTF-8 (I know I am a little late), works fine so far, I am just having a little issue with xterm and zsh. When entering German - Umlaute (ä,ö,ü) and ...
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Make PCLinux Always Boot to XTerm?

My PCLinux system occasionally boots to (after login on the regular login screen) two white xterm windows with grey scrollbars on their lefts and NO system buttons (maximize,minimize,etc.) This screen ...
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I can't get XFCE terminal to display VIM's colorschemes

That's what I have in my .bashrc if [ -n "$DISPLAY" -a "$TERM" == "xterm" ]; then export TERM=xterm-256color fi In my .vimrc I have: set t_Co=256 echo $TERM prints xterm-256color tput ...
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Windows 7 cygwin xterm: Xt error: Can't open display

There is no display available when I try to ssh from a Windows 7 system to Ubuntu. When I do this: ssh -X -c blowfish-cbc username@IP xterm I get this error: xterm Xt error: Can't open display: ...
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GNU screen mirroring (-x) with different size monitors/resolution

I'm using "screen -x" to mirror screens across two systems at the same time, but I seem to have an issue with resolutions. On most of my screen windows, the top portion (or bottom) is cut off when I ...
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TERM=xterm-256color vs xterm+256color

I noticed debian ships with a terminfo xterm+256color while most other distros only have (and is the default in osx) xterm-256color looking at the info on both, i can see that xterm+256color is very ...
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Choosing shell for xterm in Cygwin

Basically my question is closely related to this one: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21905380/how-do-i-get-cygwin-xterm-to-use-bash-and-not-sh I also want to set bash as the default shell for ...
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URxvt: vim and cursorColor [invisible cursor or invisible cursor text]

Introduction I've always used a light-background terminal and a dark-background editor (vim). On this I'm not willing to compromise. In any case, I've just switched from xterm to urxvt ($TERM == ...
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Lxterm -e option

I am trying to run the following command (lxterm is alias to lxterminal) lxterm -e "node test.js" its OK, but when test terminates the new terminal closes instantly. Cant I make it stay until I ...
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How do I change an xterm window color on an already open window?

I have two xterm windows, window titled "A" and window titled "B". I'd like to be able to dynamically change the -bg color of "B" from the "A" terminal. something like: from xterm "A"... set ...
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How can I disable the mouse in xterm?

I would like to disable the mouse on my Xterm, as it is a common source of accidental commands, etc. How do I do this?
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MobaXTerm colors are washed out - how to configure the scheme

Out of the box, MobaXTerm's rendering of the Midnight Commander screen looks like this (ZOC by comaprison to the right; PuTTY looks similar): How can I fix this? Is there some environment variable ...
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Location of xterm fonts on Debian 7

I'm trying to get xterm working on a cloud server that I've just created. I've installed xterm, when run it I get xterm: cannot load font ...
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How do I disable pastying into my xterm?

Many times I have accedentally pasted into my Xterm window, with the result that whatever text is pasted in is executed by my shell (zsh). I would like to know if I can disable pasting into Xterm. ...
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who / w / logname broken in multiple terminals

I have a strange problem: In a GUI session, depending on the terminal being used the following two (related) problems appear: who and w doesn't list the user's active session logname returns ...
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Why my xterm treat Chinese chars as two?

I am using tinycorelinux 5.2, and compiled xterm 297 myself with --with-x --enable-freetye. Now the display is OK. I could see Chinese chars without problems. But when I input Chinese, there is ...
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Why does my zsh prompt wander upwards when window is too narrow?

I have a weird behaviour that seems to be a combination of zsh and maybe urxvt (?) My setup is this: I start urxvt -e 'tmux' to get myself a terminal which launches zsh as the default shell. I then ...
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xterm equivalent to -hold but only if process terminated with exit code >0

I'm running a sequence of commands in xterm: xterm -sb -bg black -fg white -e "pdflatex --shell-escape -file-line-error-style | && biber | && pdflatex --shell-escape -interaction ...
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Is there a way to Command-N a new term ssh'd into another server?

I'm becoming fond of iTerm2, especially since my dumb mighty mouse doesn't do such a great job at 3-button emulation, or I'd stick with X, but I digress. Some background: In my X environment, I can ...
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Why do I sometimes get 'sh: $'\302\211 … ': command not found' in xterm/sh?

Sometimes when I simply type a valid command like 'find ...', or anything really, I get back the following, which is completely unexpected and confusing (... is command name I type): sh: ...
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Define custom escape sequences in terminal

I would like to change the escape sequences used by some keys in my terminal. My goal is to define custom mappings in Vim (terminal version). In the following I use shift-space as an example, but I ...
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How to make `ls` color its output by default, without setting up an alias?

I don't want an alias (alias ls='ls --color'), and I had previously set this up on Mac OSX using CLICOLOR environment variable which magically brought colors to ls. Now I am on Linux (Arch x86-64) ...
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Terminal auto-complete with @ symbol?

I have multiple directories that include the @ symbol within the directory name. When I do the normal tab to auto-complete a directory name it chokes if there is an @ symbol included in the name; ...
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xterm not wrapping text properly

I'm configuring both my gnome-terminal and xterm columns (i still haven't picked which of these I will be using) and I have a couple of issues I would like to fix: the typing area seems to be ...
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How to get a shell prompt in NX?

I have installed nxserver on a ubuntu machine and am able to connect to this machine via the free NX client on a windows machine. Things seem to be working fine except that the xterm has a weird NX ...