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

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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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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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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 ...
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Running a Command in xterm Without the Window Closing [duplicate]

I am trying to figure out how to open an xterm and execute a command in the new window without the window closing. Ideally, I would like to be able to open an xterm, switch users, and source a .cshrc ...
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set GNU screen background color

I would like screen to change the background color of the terminal (xterm) when started. I want to have a quick way of determining whether I am in screen or not. I often work over shh and it often ...
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Change XTERM change background color without clearing the screen?

Is there a way to change the background color an an xterm window without clearing the screen? I want to have a prompt that changes the entire screen's color, but I don't want to clear the screen
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Load .Xdefaults for VcXsrv (open Xming alternative)

I would like to run xterm with my Xresources. I have the .Xresources file in the user folder to which I connect through VcXsrv and also in my local PC, inside program files/vcxsrv (both .Xdefaults ...
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How iconify xterm when it loses focus?

I am attempting iconify a xterm terminal when it loses focus in fluxbox. I am following this wiki: http://fluxbox-wiki.org/index.php?title=Make_xterm_act_like_a_PC_game_console And so far, I've got ...
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Vim: Broken colors on start

I'm using uxterm and vim with the following .vimrc: https://github.com/dbrgn/dotfiles/blob/master/.vimrc When I open a file in vim and don't push any key, colored text is rendered using bold font and ...
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How do I get the numpad to work in vim using iterm2 on osx with term=xterm?

My numpad works in iterm2 (bash), but it inserts characters instead of numbers in insert mode for vim. How can I get vim to recognise the correct escape codes. I have tried editing the escape codes ...
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How to use Terminal.app for an xterm session

I am on Mac OS X 10.8. When I open Terminal.app and connect to a remote machine with ssh -X user@remote.machine.net the XQuartz application launches. When I type xterm into Terminal.app, an X11 ...
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Home and End keys doesn't work in vim inside tmux

I can't use home and end keys in vim, when in Tmux. I've got this strange stuff: H F H sample text my .tmux.conf: set-option -g mode-mouse on set-option -g mouse-select-pane on set-option -g ...
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how to disable truetype fonts in xterm?

When Xterm starting, true type fonts enabled by default. I have to disable them everytime in xterm menu bar. Maybe there's some parameter for .Xdefaults to disable them permenantly?
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Clearing screen after quit in Windows vim with ConEmu/Cygwin

I'm trying to bring to work together 3 things: ConEmu, Cygwin and vim. The vim in question is not Cygwin vim, but the native Windows vim from gvim package (chosen because Cygwin vim does not support ...
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opening vim in tmux, i've got fonts in bold

So I've got a problem, when opening vim in tmux, all fonts become in bold. my in configuration i have: set t_Co=256. Even when this being set to 8, some bolding disappears, on some keywords. I'm ...
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Starting xterm under Cygwin from the Start Menu

I'm running Cygwin under Windows 7. How can I create a start menu entry (or desktop shortcut) to start xterm? Currently, I have to start the Cygwin/X server, and each time I want a new xterm, I have ...
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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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Clicking far away in vim in tmux in urxvt

I use vim inside tmux inside urxvt, and the mouse works perfectly well for clicking and selecting text, except when I want to click too far to the right. It seems to be related to the distance in ...
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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 work only partially in xterm: xterm*VT100.Translations: #override \n\ Shift <Key> BackSpace: string("2") \n\ Alt Shift <Key> ...
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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. ...