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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why do I sometimes get 'sh: $'\302\211 … ': command not found' in xterm/sh?

Sometimes when I simply type a valid command like 'find ...', or anything really, I get back the following, which is completely unexpected and confusing (... is command name I type): sh: ...
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Define custom escape sequences in terminal

I would like to change the escape sequences used by some keys in my terminal. My goal is to define custom mappings in Vim (terminal version). In the following I use shift-space as an example, but 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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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 key translations

The following lines for ~/.Xresources only work partially in xterm: xterm*VT100.Translations: #override \n\ Shift BackSpace: string("2") \n\ Alt Shift BackSpace: string("4") ...
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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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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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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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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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Why my xterm treat Chinese chars as two?

I am using tinycorelinux 5.2, and compiled xterm 297 myself with --with-x --enable-freetye. Now the display is OK. I could see Chinese chars without problems. But when I input Chinese, there is ...
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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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Emacs.app colours not the same as standard version

I am trying to get the syntax highlighting in the Cocoa Emacs app to be the same as the standard version. For example with iPython, the difference is this: Emacs.app emacs (running in iTerm) I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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 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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xterm default bold font

This is my .Xresources chunk for xterm xterm*background: #3E3E3E xterm*bellIsUrgent: true xterm*foreground: gray xterm*cursorBlink: true xterm*cursorColor: gray xterm*cursorUnderLine: true ...
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Find an xterm window by title, enter one command and press return using python/bash

I have an xterm window with a custom title. The xterm was fired up the following way: xterm -T customTitle I would like to enter a command (for example ls -l) into this xterm window from a ...
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Is it possible to get the scroll wheel to work in GNU less within XTerm?

In my research it sounds like less is a console only program and isn't going to be accepting mouse events any time soon. gnome-terminal appears to have an interesting feature when you're on an ...