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

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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. Unfortunately, we have only an ssh interface, and not a convenient 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 ...
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'less' doesn't clear screen after quit

The default behavior for 'less' is to clear the screen after quitting. This behavior stopped when I started using: export TERM=xterm Now 'less' leaves the last page I viewed on the screen, and I ...
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Ubuntu lucid not reading etc profile for new XTerm

I've added abc.sh to /etc/profile.d When I start a new XTerm the environment variables in the abc.sh are not being set in the new XTerm. This works fine if I su - in an existing XTerm.
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Prevent vim from clearing the clipboard on exit

If I copy text into the xterm clipboard from vim, it is cleared when I exit vim. How do I prevent this?
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xterm fonts and font size

I am using Cygwin on Windows 7 with Xming (Xming 6.9.0.31). I have also installed the Xming fonts (Xming-fonts 7.5.0.34). I tried more or less all possible combinations from the "VT Fonts" menu in ...
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double click/click-drag-release on terminal to select a text results CTRL-C

When I double-click in a terminal, for example xterm, konsole, to select text, it'll select text and then the cursor return. It's not expected because the cursor should be not be moved. I meet this ...
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alt-d alt-f etc. stops working in my xterm

Something weird sometimes happens on my Debian system. Typically at the prompt line I can use combo like alt-d to delete a word, alt-f to go to the next word, etc. But quite regularly something ...
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How can I change the colors of my xterm using Ansi escape sequences?

I would like to change the colors (background, font, foreground) of my xterm from the commandline. I've heard that this can be done using ANSI escape sequences. If this is possible: How is it ...
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Creating dotfiles for iTerm.app and Terminal.app — how to detect 256 color support?

I’m creating custom dotfiles (.bash_profile and the like) for use with OS X’s Terminal.app and iTerm.app. I’d like to configure some settings conditionally, based on whether the active application ...
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Start Xterm Maximized

I want to start xterm in maximized mode. For example: xterm -maximized. Could you suggest me a way (either via command line or via Xdefaults or anything else)? There is a lot of discussion on ...
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VIM strange behaviour F1-10

Recently I began encountering a really annoying behavior in VIM: No matter if I am in insert or normal mode, if I press one of the F keys, vim does not what it is normally intended to do: F1 - ...
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Cannot type backquote or backtick in xterm

Ubuntu 10.10, XTerm(261), Keyboard layout = Canadian Somehow, the backquote (backtick = `) character can't be input does not get entered in XTerm. I type it and nothing happens. The cursor does not ...
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Distinguishing local and remote access in shell (TERM-related)

My default TERM is xterm-color. I would like it to be xterm-256color when I am working on my machine locally, but if I ssh to it I want to have it be xterm-color. How do I distinguish these two cases? ...
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Disable the bell in xterm (X11/XQuartz) on OS X

I can't seem to figure out how to disable the bell when starting an xterm in XQuartz (X11) on OS X. Once my xterm window is up I can use xset -b but I don't know how to do this by default. As far ...
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How to change background/foreground color on “all” existing terminals

I am looking for a command line way to change the background & foreground colors of all open terminal (and also for any new terminal, the new settings should be applied). Using something like ...
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xterm font color (and ubuntu rgb.txt)

I tried xterm -fg gray and xterm -fg grey but both gave Warning: color name... is not defined. I am on ubuntu and there is no rgb.txt in /etc/X11/rgb.txt How can I launch xterm with custom fg/bg ...
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In xterm the numpad 1 and 7 buttons does not work properly

I use VNC, open an xterm, and for example when I press "NumPad7", it completes "Home" command. Also "NumPad1" is mapped to "End". How to fix this? In fact there is a code for .cshrc that does the ...
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Cygwin X Server configuration

I remember a few years back, I was able to edit some shell script and then create a shortcut to it, so that anytime I needed an xterm I just used to click on the shortcut which would start the X ...
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Getting a sane terminal going on OS X [closed]

I am normally a Linux user and my default terminal is urxvt, but because of school (office documents and so) I bought a new laptop - a Macintosh. I think the system itself works nicely, though the ...
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kill a hung xterm

I used to rlogin/telnet a server and use xterm& to create several xterm sessions. But from time to time, the xterm may hang there and not responding at all(window can't be closed), leaving just a ...
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Compiling vim with xterm_clipboard support

I checked out latest vim7 from cvs repository. cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@vim.cvs.sf.net:/cvsroot/vim checkout vim7 I tried: ./configure --enable-xterm_clipboard but I got - WARNING: ...
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Vim copy-paste across terminals

The usual vim yank and paste works only in the same window (but does work across files and close/save commands). Is it possible to make it work across terminals (yank from window in one terminal and ...
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how to copy text from xterm based terminal to some other gui application on linux

i use uxrvt ( for those who dont know, its terminal emulator based on xterm). i know its easy to copy/paste stuff from terminal to itself is a trivial thing. it can be done by mouse left click to ...
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TWM: Bring xterm to front on clicking anywhere in the window

Can someone tell me what should I put in my .twmrc, so that an xterm window is brought to front (raised) when I click anywhere in the window. Currently, I have to click on the title bar to bring it to ...
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How can I pause console output in rxvt?

I'm running rxvt in Cygwin on a Windows box. This is how I invoke it: rxvt -sr -sl 2500 -sb -geometry 90x30 -tn rxvt -fn "Lucida Console-14" -e /usr/bin/bash --login -i Anyone know how to pause the ...
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get focus only by clicking the title bar of xterm

I've suffered this problem many times and so do my colleagues Sometimes after you stroked some keyboard and mouse combinations this behavior showed up : you have to click a xterm's title bar to focus ...
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XFCE not restoring xterm position on login

I really like xterm and could really like XFCE, but the two don't seem to play well together. In KDE if I log out and back in, my xterms will be restarted in the same position as when I left. It ...
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Mac OS X Terminal.app Ubuntu 9.10 SSHD and incorrect keyboard mapping

Does anyone have any Idea how to handle this? I can't stand connecting to certain Ubuntu boxes via Mac OS X because of issues with keyboard layout etc. I have set TERM=vt100 and TERM=xterm-color in ...
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how to insert unicode characters in xterm

... assuming it supports Unicode ?
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How do I add background images inside my xterm windows?

I am monitoring an application running on a couple of servers. I've already color-coded the xterm backgrounds in order to make it more clear which shells are running on which server. I'd like to take ...
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What are the advantages of using xterm over any other terminal emulator? [closed]

I've seen a lot of terminal emulators as a programmer - PuTTy, Gnome Terminal, KDE Konsole, Terminal.app, iTerm, etc. Someone showed me an 'xterm' for the first time today. I've used these other ...
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.Xresources syntax

This is a sample line from my .Xresources: XTerm.vt100.geometry: 80x64+240+120 It works, but I'm concerned about style. One thing is that I see people use things like xterm*background. What's the ...
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How to switch MiniBufExplorer tabs in VIM when connecting with xterm?

I just installed MiniBufExplorer in VIM on an Ubuntu server, to which I'm connecting using xterm from a Mac (via ssh). From what I gather, after giving the command :set mouse=a I can use the mouse in ...
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Vim/Cygwin: No linebreaks in :! output

I'm using Vim via MinTTY under Cygwin. When I issue a command like :!ls -la the displayed output doesn't show newlines correctly. It rather just jumps to the virtual column of the next line, where ...
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Xterm is not completely erasing field lines

We have a SSH tunnel to a remote unix box from Windows clients using Cygwin. It launches a terminal program from the unix box locally on the Windows box for data input. The xterm window is launched ...
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How do you kill a Xterm instance in Tiny window Manager using mouse pointer?

The only way I know is to use exit command to come out. Is there some way to close the Xterm windows using the GUI (the mouse pointer)? Killing a lot of windows would be easier that way. I am ...