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

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Correct way to get emacs 16 color support inside tmux?

I'm trying to get a custom color-theme (solarized) setup for my emacs that utilizes a 16 color palette, which I've already set up for my terminal (gnome-terminal). When running emacs from a normal ...
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Can I input Chinese in my xterm?

I have Chinese input working. I have xterm working. I have utf-8 working in my xterm. For example, I can see the lightning bolt unicode character. But when I input Chinese characters, I get those ...
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Why can't I paste into xterm (XQuartz)?

I'm on a Mac (OS 10.8.2) and I'd like to start using xterm as my default terminal, rather than Terminal.app. Unfortunately, I can't paste text into an xterm window, and this is something that I ...
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What sequence does PuTTY send for ALT + DEL

When I connect to my Debian Wheezy Beta 4 server with PuTTY 0.62 on Windows 7 I'm experiencing a problem. My login shell is Zsh and it is configured to handle ALT + DEL for the action delete-word ...
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Up key for XTerm, Korn shell (while vt100 through telnet/putty works) dont work

I am using xterm on korn shell. I have defined in .kshrc as follows: set -o emacs alias __A=`echo "\020"` # up arrow = ^p = back a command alias __B=`echo "\016"` # down arrow = ^n = down a ...
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Home and End keys in Emacs don't work when run from Tmux

When I run Emacs from Tmux, the Home and End keys do not work (Home key runs the Search command as if C-s was pressed). The problem started when I added this in my ~/.bashrc file: TERM="xterm" export ...
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Line wrapping issues in bash/php

I am writing a program that prints colored lines, and the more I do with it the more I find myself working around line wrapping issues that come up. It is a sort of terminal written in php, here is ...
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Vim enable mouse scroll only - not cursor positioning

I want to enable the mouse wheel for scrolling like ^e and ^y do. I don't want clicking in a buffer to move the cursor though, so :set mouse=a does not help me. Reason is that I have a bunch of gui ...
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Why does xterm retain keyboard layout even after change?

I use Dvorak as my primary keyboard layout, but I like to play nethack, so I change to qwerty and open xterm: alias nhterm="nohup >/dev/null xterm -fa \"Andale Mono\" -fs 20 -fullscreen -fg white ...
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When using screen, I see me as logged in twice through 'who'

I've been using Gnu screen for some time now, and I absolutely love it! I installed it on a second RHEL server of mine, and I'm seeing odd behavior when I issue a 'who' on the new server. 'who' ...
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Native xterm mouse scrolling in tmux

I have decided to try tmux as GNU screen replacement and wonder if there is a way to scroll with mouse as in xterm? It is possible to enable native xterm scrolling with Shift + PageUp in tmux by set ...
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How to extend selection in gnome-terminal?

In a terminal I can select a single line, double clicking with the Left Mouse Button. With xterm, I can extend that selection clicking with the Right Mouse Button in the place I want to extend it. ...
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XTerm is killing last line's characters

I'm using cssh (aka clusterssh) to manage an experimental, peer-to-peer system, and I've observed a curious behaviour: the terminals seem to kill the last character that should appear on each line, ...
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How do you know the correct name to use for X11 fonts for XTerm*faceName or xterm -fa <NAME>?

I am using Mac OS X 10.8 and XQuartz 2.7.2. I have downloaded and placed several TrueType fonts named *.ttf in my /Users/<name>/.fonts directory. Upon running XQuartz several files including ...
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How to get TrueType fonts to display in xterm from a .Xresources file?

I'm trying to get a decent (read: not standard X11 load set) font for using xterm on Mac OS X 10.8. I like Bitstream Vera Mono and it is in a file VeraMono.ttf. I have placed this file in my .fonts ...
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xterm key translations

The following lines for ~/.Xresources only work partially in xterm: xterm*VT100.Translations: #override \n\ Shift BackSpace: string("2") \n\ Alt Shift BackSpace: string("4") ...
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How to get alias working on server that is connected via ssh?

I connect to another server using command: ssh -Y server1 On server1 I add an alias in .bashrc file: alias gousr='cd /opt/user/myuser' When I try to run gousr command at server1 xterm, it says ...
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Why are xterm colors different than gnome-terminal colors?

In my work environment I use xterm, and sometimes gnome-terminal. I like gnome terminal, but some of the colors are much harder to read than those of my xterm. I am wondering why the colors ...
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How do I prevent Cygwin's XWin Server automatically starting xterm?

Whenever I start Cygwin's X server using the "XWin Server" link in my Start menu, or by running startxwin from a Cygwin shell, I automatically get an xterm window appearing, which I neither want nor ...
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Precedent for terminal key bindings for Windows or Mac Cmd key

Unix terminals send ASCII codes below 32 for Ctrl + another key, and have at least two ways of sending "meta" (viz. either prefixing code 27 or setting the high bit of an ASCII character). Is there a ...
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PuTTY pastes the terminal selection rather than the clipboard

PuTTY/KiTTY/etc. have an option to bring up a right-click menu with a Paste option in it, rather than instantly pasting. The problem with this is that if there is a selection in the terminal then ...
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What is the difference between screen-256 color and xterm-256color

I've just started using tmux and I'm having trouble with my colorscheme in vim. I've using the zenburn color scheme and it works fine with the default terminal settings in Ubuntu 10.04. However, ...
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ShellScript:dialog inputbox

Somehow to interact with user using shell in Linux you can use dialog. my question about dialog --inputbox where you let user to enter a string as an answer to a question then you can redirect the ...
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xterm select text with keyboard that is anywhere in window

Is there a way to select and copy text anywhere in terminal(xterm) window(that is, not only current shell line, but also output from previous commands) using only keyboard?
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Key repeat X11 xterm & urxvt

I've been trying to get an xmonad development environment setup on my OS X box for a little while right now. I have OS wide key repeating enabled and it's working in other apps, however when I hold ...
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Set Terminal.app proxy icon with xterm and screen

For quite a while, I've been using the supplied answers for Resume Zsh-Terminal (OS X Lion) to set the proxy icon for Terminal.app while running under zsh, and so far, it's been working quite well. ...
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cygwin > xterm > bash > less : MouseWheel scrolling not working

I am trying to get mousewheel scrolling to work in less, within an xterm in cygwin with XMing x-server and fvwm window manager ! I hope I make sense.. I have tried rxvt, urxvt, urxvt-X, aterm, mrxvt ...
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I can not start xterm anymore under Cygwin + Xming under Win 7

I am using Cygwin under Windows 7 with Xming. I can not start xterm anymore, although I was able to do it previously on the same installation. Xming is running. DISPLAY variable is set to ...
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How can I run byobu from xterm at starting?

I set up byobu auto run with the command byobu-enable. It's great when I log in from terminal or ssh, but how can I make xterm attach to it automatically ? (mate-terminal from Linux mint especially)
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vim txtfmt plugin “ italic format not working”

Image URL After executing :MakeTestPage in vim As you can see in the image ... underline(u),bold(b),bold-underline(bu) displays correctly but what is happening to italic(i) ? It shows white ...
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Leave xterm open after task is complete

I have an automated test that I run with the xterm -e command: xterm -e RunMyTests At the end of the test-run, it prints out a summary of the results and some statistics to stdout. I'd like to ...
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Cygwin - How do I remap X-term keys?

I would like to know how to remap some of the default keys for x-term. Specifically I would like to remap the Cntrl+leftArrow and Cntrl+rightArrow keys to move a word forward or backwards. I would ...
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What is Arch Linux's default terminal?

Using the command echo $TERM, I get the output 'xterm'. However, I have not done anything to install the X Windowing System, and as far as I know, Xterm cannot run without it, and Arch does not ...
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How to get xterm on RHE6 and centOS6 stock installs?

I have a library of virtual machines on which I am running product testing, and I am encountering an issue with xterm not being found. Originally I thought xterm was a basic terminal installed across ...
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copy and paste tabs between terminal windows in X11

When I copy and paste text using the X11 mouse selection between two terminal windows, tabs are often, but not always, converted to spaces. This appears to depend on the involved terminal ...
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Finding already-loaded configuration files in Ubuntu (e.g. .Xdefaults)?

I accidentally rm'd my .Xdefaults and naturally would like it back. Normally of course I'd be SOL but I figure it's still somewhere because when I open a terminal it opens with the configuration from ...
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working with graphic interface on ssh linux

We have a project involving linux programming. Unfortunalty, we have only an ssh interface, and not a convinient graphic one. What can we do? We heard that xterm can solve our problems, but we ...
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bash xterm : redefine “word” for killing word on command line

I want to modify the behaviour of 'backward-kill-word' in xterm command line. I'd like to remove "word" defined as space or / only. For example, if I type $ tttt/tt t@tt_ttt/ttt I will get, after ...
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How to scroll the terminal emulator window in smaller steps using the keyboard?

How could I scroll up and down the bash shell window (without the mouse or scroll bars, just using the keyboard)? Shift+PageUp and Shift+PageDown acts like page up and page down. But how could one ...
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bash xterm : how to get command line before typing enter

I try to define a custom behaviour of the backward-kill-word function in bash xterm. For that, I need to catch the command line before validate it. For instances, if I type sdcds/edfdD sdf/sdf without ...
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How do I change the icon of an xterm?

xterm windows typically don't have an icon. I would like to know what my options are. My immediate need is specifying an icon at xterm launch (cmdline argument or Xresource-style), not dynamically ...
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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 somehow tell an X-program (xterm, xclipboard, firefox) where and at which dimensions it should start up?

Every morning I usually start working with Cygwin like this: First I start Xming. Then I open a cygwin text-console (the one which looks like a dos-box). Then I start two xterms, and from the xterms I ...
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Which window manager is this and how do you get a terminal with tiny borders?

I came over the below configuration and was wondering which window manager he was using, and how you get an rxvt/xterm terminal to look like that.
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Enabling Italics, Underline on Emacs, Xterm and Putty

I'm using a Ubuntu (11.04 Server Edition) virtual machine as my development environment. It doesn't have a desktop environment since I don't think its necessary and I want to keep it lightweight. I'm ...
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Why do fonts in xterm seem too big in OS X?

I am using xterm on OS X 10.5. If I do: xterm -fa "Monaco" -fs 10 it creates a xterm with much bigger fonts than Terminal.app w/ Monaco 10 point font. In fact, I have to downsize xterm to -fs 8 ...
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Current window size of an xterm window

I'd like to know my current xterms' window sizes. I'm using Cygwin. Is there a command to just print that to the prompt?
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Arrow keys not working in vim on AIX machine

I'm currently developing some projects on an AIX machine connecting to ir using SSH. I compiled and installed vim in my home folder but I have some problems: When entering interactive mode, vim does ...
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adding keyboard shortcuts for OSX terminal or xterm

Is there a way to add a keyboard shortcut for a terminal command in OSX. Basically most of the times i open the terminal app in MAC in order to ssh into a certain server foo. What I want to do is add ...
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XTerm and a bold text

This is my Xterm config: XTerm*saveLines: 512 XTerm*reverseVideo: false XTerm*reverseWrap: true XTerm*fullCursor: true XTerm*scrollTtyOutput: on XTerm*scrollKey: on XTerm*eightBitInput: false ...