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

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Can't “ctrl + alt + 'key'” in programs using VCXSRV and X11 forwarding on windows 7

I'm using windows 7. Through MobaXterm I opened a window of eclipse (I enabled X11 forwarding and vcxsrv is installed). For some reason I can't click on "ctrl + alt + 'key'". I couldn't see if there ...
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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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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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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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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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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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ssh session immediately on starting xterm

What's the most elegant way to start an xterm window that, instead of opening a bash shell for the local computer and requires me to execute my ssh command manually, opens an ssh session for remote ...
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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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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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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 ...
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getting clipboard support for vim

I am using vim in a terminal emulator on Ubuntu 14.04. I have been using it for a while and had been getting along fine, until I had to copy lines from one file to another. After some searching I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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 ...