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

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bash: $'\302\211[COMMAND]': command not found

I've used bash in xterm on Debian Jessie for about 2 years. Just recently I sometimes get an error bash: $'\302\211[COMMAND]': command not found. The only help I can find on the topic is Piping grep ...
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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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Arrow keys in GDB (window mode) not working with TERM=xterm

First, this is not the history size problem. (gdb) show history size The size of the command history is 70000000. Second, it happens in xterm and not in vt100 and I don't want vt100 because of ...
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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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Remapping Ctrl + I with keysym in rxvt

I'm trying to remap Ctrl + I to be captured as something else than tab, so I can use it as a shortcut in tmux. However I cannot get to work. As a test case I tried to get Ctrl + I to output Ctrl + W ...
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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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xterm translations: sending multiple keys

I'd like to utilize the multimedia keys on my keyboard in my xterm/tmux. I'd like to map the XF86Launch8 to the keys C-a F1 (ctrl-a being the tmux prefix key, the press F1, which is mapped in tmux to ...
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when performing a read command from within an xterm -e, it doesn't store the result of the read

When running the following in #!/bin/bash xterm -e "echo 123;read ANSWER;echo answer=$ANSWER;sleep 5" I get these results in an xterm window (no matter what i type for the read). 123 answer= So ...
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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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Increasing scroll back length of xterm

I am logged in remotely to a CentOS 6.6 machine from a Mac with Yosemite running XQuartz 2.7.8. When I run xterm on my CentOS machine, I'm can only scroll back about 1200 lines. How do I increase ...
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why doesn't xterm work with my script?

my script : echo 123456 > /folder/folder/123.txt I ran the script with xterm: xterm -e my.sh & It doesn't work.
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Prevent .bashrc from running when starting a new xterm instance

I am running CentOS 6.6, and occasionally when I spawn a new xterm window, I don't want the xterm instance to source .bashrc. Is there a way to do this?
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Move a program started in GNU screen out to another terminal

I want to terminate an instance of GNU screen whilst preserving the process running inside it. So I opened my regular terminal emulator program and executed screen. Then I used that instance of ...
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tmux / urxvt: Odd behavior when selecting text with mouse

I've just recently begun experimenting with urxvt as a terminal emulator rather than xterm. I'm a heavy tmux user, so having both work seamlessly together is a must. I've noticed that when running ...
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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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mobaxterm doesn't passes correctly ctrl-shift-arrow sequences

MobaXterm doesn't passes correctly the ctrl-shift-arrow sequences. It doesn't work on emacs, and when I use sed -n l, I see it displays the escape sequence of the arrow key alone instead of the full ...
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Vim insert mode changes the font defined in ~/.Xresources

Background I am running Arch Linux with the i3 WM. I am trying to customize the font in Xterm by editing ~/.Xresources as every online resource online has told me to. What i have done I add the ...
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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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Unable to scroll a tmux pane terminal UP/DOWN with mouse scroll button in tmux [duplicate]

I set mode-mouse off since I wanted to copy a word by double clicking instead of using SHIFT and left click, but now I am unable to scroll up/down a particular terminal running in a pane/window using ...
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Moving from screen to tmux but having trouble in copying (double click doesnt work in tmux)

While in putty double clicking a word copies it to clipboard, I am unable to copy by doubling clicking when I am using tmux in putty. I am able to do it using SHIFT key, but I want to do it without ...
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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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Setup xterm-256color on Minix3

Problem I'm trying to setup 256 color on Minix3. I found that the xterm-256color file exists on /usr/pkg/share/terminfo/x. I tried to set it up in ~/.profile with if [ -e /usr/pkg/share/terminfo/x/...
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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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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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vim/xterm: thin vertical highlighted bars on some lines at extreme right side of screen

I use vim in an xterm. Just recently I have noticed the appearance of thin vertical highlighted bars on some lines at extreme right side of xterm. They are not tied to the text, for they remain in the ...
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How to keep xterm session alive but close plink window?

I'm using plink to run xterm from my windows machine. However, I'd like the plink.exe windows to close (or be hidden), leaving only my xterm windows open after xterm is run. Xterm should remain ...
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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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XTerm buffers output when reading from fifo

I have an xterm window that I would like to continually display the output of a named pipe. However, there seems to be some buffering occurring, and I can't find where it is happening. I open two ...
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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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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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How can I bind two distinct actions to Ctrl-Shift-Key and Ctrl-Key in vi

I am trying to map two different actions to e.g. CtrlShifta and Ctrla: map <C-S-a> :echo "ctrl-shift-a received"<CR> map <C-a> :echo "ctrl-a received"<CR> But all I ...
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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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Linux - Bash - Xterm , gnome-terminal opening mutiple windows

I am trying to have a seperate window, which opens to cat a certain file on loop. When I use the command: xterm -e or gnome-terminal "command here etc" them commands will open multiple terminals ...
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Unlimited savelines in XTerm?

I'm trying to achieve unlimited or simply very large number of lines saved beyond the top of the screen in XTerm. I do have my xterm*savelines: 10000000 resource set to a rather large number, and I ...
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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 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 done?...
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Cannot insert caret and backtick in XTerm

I cannot insert carets and backticks (and possibly other characters) in XTerm under certain conditions. When I move focus from XTerm to Firefox and use Alt+Tab to switch back, I can no longer instert ^...
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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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Change xterm buffer size to unlimited for session

This question is similar to How to increase default xterm buffer size. I'd like to change my xterm buffer size (the buffer being how much I can scroll back) to unlimited on OpenBSD 5.7. The other ...
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Vim in xterm : Mouse cursor not changing based on mouse mode

When I use vim with gnome-terminal or yakuake, and I have mouse on ( set mouse+=a ), then I see an arrow as mouse pointer, and when I have mouse off, then the "insert" sign as mouse pointer. However, ...
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What do the 16 definable colors in .Xresources do?

I've found an endless supply of themes availble online that use hex-color codes to change how X windows display, but I can't find any documentation that clearly states what each color does. For ...
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programmatic access to current xterm colors

In the thread below programmatic access to current xterm background color Alex North-Keys provides a useful bash script that returns the background color of the current xterm. I'd like to use the ...
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Start command inside xterm with login shell, over SSH?

I'm trying to use ssh to remotely start an xterm that runs a command inside a non-interactive login environment with a file that sets up the environment that is in a non-standard location. Anybody ...
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Install TTF font on xterm (cygwin)

I am trying to install a new font on Cygwin. Lots of websites give tricks for an old Cygwin where everything was inside: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF Some say it's easy with this: cp /cygdrive/c/...
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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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Debian xfce opens in vim using xfce4-terminal

I'm using debian jessie. In xfce when I open the right-click menu on text files etc there is an "open in vim". When I click this the file opens in vim but vim is in xterm instead of the xfce terminal (...
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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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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 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?