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

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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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.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 ...
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Cygwin: xterm not starting in user $HOME…?

I've got a working Xming / Cygwin installation set up on my Windows. Well, mostly... I did set my home directory to /cygdrive/d in /etc/passwd. When I start the Cygwin Bash Shell (the pimped-up DOS ...
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Missing glyphs in Terminus font, how to setup a fallback font?

Most of my work happens in a terminal, so I need a clear, readable font. I've settled a while ago on Terminus (http://sourceforge.net/projects/terminus-font/), which works wonders for me. I added ...
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No more anti-aliased fonts in cygwin xterm?

I just recently updated my cygwin/xterm installation, and all of a sudden I don't have any more AA fonts in x-term. gVim works perfectly: I have absolutely no idea what's changed or how to fix this!...
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Cygwin X start up config file location

I can't find the config file I need to modify for my install of Xwin via Cygwin. Currently when X loads it fires off and Xterm window. Essentially all I want to do is comment out/delete this line ...
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Programmatic access to current xterm background color?

I would like to setup the prompt colors in .bashrc depending on the colors it is using for foreground and background. For example, blue prompt if background is light and beige if it is dark. Is ...
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True middle click on Mac trackpad under Leopard

The answers here: How to "middle-click" on new macbooks seem to give solutions that work for older versions of OSX, and one works for Snow Leopard. But none of them seem to work for ...
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How can I change the color of xterm titlebar?

I want to automatically change the color of my xterm titlebar. I would like to put code into my .bashrc so that the color changes automatically (say depending on the directory I am in). I know how to ...
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xterm -title “test” doesnt work in Ubuntu 8.04

i am trying to set a title ("test") on the window I am opening with xterm (xterm -title "test"). It isn't working. How can I fix this?
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PuTTY or xterm for Mac?

I am using a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.5. I am new to this development environment, and previously worked on Windows. Are there similar tools on Mac like PuTTY or xterm used on Linux/Windows (...
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WMII Terminal Width of 80 Columns for xterm (colrules)

I'm trying to get WMII to split horizontally at 80 columns for xterm, but I'm only seeing a way to do this via percentage. It would be nice to be able to set it by something other than percentage for ...
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Config files for xterm

Is there any config files for xterm for default settings? For example, on my system, xterm start with black text on white background, and I want it the other way around. I can do it by starting it ...
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How can I automatically update the title in an xterm running screen?

This is a bit of a followup to this question. I'm working in tcsh within GNU screen in an xterm. I have the following in my .cshrc: alias res_t 'xtset -t %h:%d "(%u:%g)" %e' # reset titlebar ...
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Problem with single quotes in man pages

When I ssh into my Debian Lenny server and open a man page, single quotes appear to be messed up. Example from the man page of apt-get: If no package matches the given expression and the ...
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How can I enable xterm 256 in ubuntu 8.04?

How can xterm 256 be enabled in ubuntu 8.04? I was able to get that working in 9.10, but not 8.04.
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How do you change the default TERM value set at console login (Ubuntu)?

The $TERM shell value in Ubuntu defaults to "xterm" for a console login. How can I change it so it defaults to "xterm-color"? I'm asking because it looks like this is the easiest way to turn-on the ...
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How to navigate in OpenSolaris without a mouse?

I have a machine with OpenSolaris. After I have logged in, it seams like I have to use a mouse to start an xterm console (or some other application). How can I navigate in the graphical environment ...
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Get back position in X11 in OSX?

I use Mac OSX. When launch X11 this open a xterm. how I can automatically locate xterm in a specific position every time I open X11? (centered on the screen)
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Terminal IRC client with xterm-256color support

irssi doesn't support 256 colors. WeeChat doesn't support 256 colors. BitchX doesn't support 256 colors. And yet vim, my text editor, supports 256 colors. Am I missing a secret fork of one of the ...
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Capturing and parsing xterm cut buffer in emacs

I'd like to make an indirect control for Emacs (in Ubuntu Linux) so that I can swipe some text in an xterm with the cursor, cutting it into the X cut buffer, then run a macro in Emacs to parse the ...
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xrdb -load ~/.Xdefaults cpp: too many input files

Question: Why doesn't this work? Note: # cat ~/.Xdefaults XTerm*background: black XTerm*foreground: white XTerm*highlightColor: red XTerm*highlightSelection: true # xrdb -load ~/.Xdefaults ...
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How can I change default fonts for a shell?

How can I change default fonts for a shell? Is this the same as changing fonts for xTerm? I am using JeOS and would like to change the fonts, as all of the work I do is in the terminal. Second, I ...
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Is There Any Danger in Closing a Parent Xterm Shell with an Active Child?

When I log into my unix servers, I get an xterm window and usually open several more from that initial one. Is there any danger in closing the first window but keeping the children windows open?
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GNU screen fails to resize with Snow Leopard xterm

I use 120x80 xterms under X11 (which I start via xterm -geometry 120x80). I also use some constantly running GNU screen sessions on a couple of different hosts -- both local to the mac and on some ...
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How do I make XTerm not use bold?

I like using XTerm, I like its default "fixed" font, and I like using terminal colors rather than having a monochromatic terminal. However, XTerm seems to insist on using a bold version of the font ...