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

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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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Use control-nonletter with Emacs in xterm

I mostly use Emacs in a window (I mean a normal GUI window, I guess this is what Emacs would calls a "frame" for which display-graphic-p returns t) but ocasionally use it in inside a terminal ...
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*vt100.tranlations in Xresources have no effect

I wanted to map Ctrl-Tab and Ctrl-Shift-Tab as next and prev in screen. I found this article and followed it. My ~/.Xresources looks like this: *vt100.translations: #override \n\ Ctrl ~Shift ...
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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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Dynamically changing xterm geometry depending on the display

I work in different machines each with their own display devices at various times in a day. For now, I have multiple xterm*vt100*geometry lines in my .Xresources file, manually commenting those that ...
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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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What caused terminal to hide previous input and show a colon?

It happens for both urxvt and xfce4-terminal. When I press whatever I type before in the line disappears and gets replace by a colon. If you delete that colon the hidden part reappears. The annoying ...
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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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xterm default bold font

This is my .Xresources chunk for xterm xterm*background: #3E3E3E xterm*bellIsUrgent: true xterm*foreground: gray xterm*cursorBlink: true xterm*cursorColor: gray xterm*cursorUnderLine: true ...
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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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Find an xterm window by title, enter one command and press return using python/bash

I have an xterm window with a custom title. The xterm was fired up the following way: xterm -T customTitle I would like to enter a command (for example ls -l) into this xterm window from a ...
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Is it possible to get the scroll wheel to work in GNU less within XTerm?

In my research it sounds like less is a console only program and isn't going to be accepting mouse events any time soon. gnome-terminal appears to have an interesting feature when you're on an ...
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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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How can one make vim change terminal colors?

I am using command line vim running from an xterm (which runs sh). I have color in vim according to a color scheme I like. The problem is, as usual with 256-color terminals and truecolor color ...
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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 ...
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BitVise (or alternative): SSH double tunneling / session

I would like to create an automatic profile that will: 1) SSH login to a remote server X 2) perform an SSH login (from within server X) to server Y It would be really great if such a profile will ...
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stop the cursor blinking in xterm

how can i stop the cursor from blinking in xterm? i have put the following into ~.Xresources: xterm.vt100.blink: false and run xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources but the cursor still blinks when i open ...
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Set xterm text color

in my gnome terminal i can change the profile preferences to set the text color to green. i'm not talking about the prompt (this is already set up in blue how i want it) just talking about the general ...
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Can dumping binary data in terminal be considered dangerous?

I am thinking of a scenario where unknown stream of data is printed to a terminal, isn't it so that some sequences of characters may be interpreted as commands and corrupt the system state? Or the ...
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Xterm control sequence to get RGB value for ANSI color

The meat In (some) terminals you can use a sequence like this; printf "\e]4;3;rgb:cc/78/33\e\\" to set the third color in the ANSI color palette to the RGB values represented by #CC7833. Can you ...
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How to increase default xterm buffer size

I understand to create a new xterm with 1000 buffer size I can do xterm -sl 1000 &. How would I do this by default for all xterms? If this cannot be done, how do I do it for the current xterm? It ...
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xubuntu xterm lag echo issue with ssh

I have a xubuntu box and using its terminal everything is fine locally; but when I ssh to any server the remote echo seems to be holding the last line until a key is pressed or the window is resized. ...
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No entry for terminal type "xterm-256color-256color

I recently added the following (below) to .mycshrc to allow 256 color xterm and allow command line vim to operate in 256 colors, however certain command line tools like less have thrown errors ...
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Alias empty command in terminal

I would like to clear my terminal upon hitting submitting an empty command. In other words, I would like to call clear when I hit Enter on empty line. Is that possible? I understand that is not how ...
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Emacs.app colours not the same as standard version

I am trying to get the syntax highlighting in the Cocoa Emacs app to be the same as the standard version. For example with iPython, the difference is this: Emacs.app emacs (running in iTerm) I ...
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How to disable alternate buffer in GNU screen itself but not for vim, less inside it?

What I would like to accomplish is mouse wheel scrolling behavior that I'm used to in a regular ssh session. In bash prompt mouse wheel should scroll my terminal output, and inside less/vim - the ...
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How do you change the xterm cursor to an I-beam or vertical bar?

I want to change the cursor in xterm to an I-beam or vertical bar. From what I can see, there may be support for this. My question is what do I insert into my ~/.Xdefaults or ~/.bashrc in order to ...