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iTerm is a full featured terminal emulation program written for OS X using Cocoa.

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Why would iTerm2 need to record the computer's screen?

I finally installed iTerm2 on my Mac to improve my efficiency working in the terminal. Right out of the box it's been great. I got a popup saying "iTerm would like to record this computer's ...
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Up arrow key for history not working in zsh and iTerm (MacOS)

For the last few weeks I've been unable to use the up and down arrow keys to navigate my command history in zsh. I'm using the following: Intel MacBook Pro with macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 (20B29) zsh 5.8 (...
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How can I add run-help to zshrc without errors?

zshcontrib suggests adding the following to .zshrc to use the run-help command: unalias run-help autoload run-help However when I add it I get the error .zshrc:unalias:9: no such hash table element: ...
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How to uninstall iTerm form the mac?

How can I uninstall iTerm from my Mac? I searched a lot on the Internet but I didn't find any helpful Informations. I want to mention too that I installed iTerm without using Homebrew.
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zsh broken: “Session ended”

I hope you could help me with the following problem: TLDR: exit accidentally got entered in the wring iTerm window, now zsh doesn't work. Whenever I start it, "Session ended" appears. How ...
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iTerm now showing cursor when pressing Shift + arrow key

As you can see in this picture, iTerm is adding a kind of overlay cursor (plus this paper icon) above the terminal windows when I press Shift + any arrow key. It seems to be a text selection tool or ...
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Changing what iTerm considers a word boundary

With the cursor at the end of the following text: $ hello-world Jumping back to the previous word boundary puts the cursor in front of hello. I would like iTerm to consider - to be a word boundary ...
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ssh login causes repeating characters in my zsh

I am on a Mac using iTerm2 and zsh v5.7.1. When I login from my local computer to the remote computer using 'ssh', most of the characters are repeated at the prompt as I type. Clearing the line with ...
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Weird terminal bug(?) - have to control+c after every command

I'm having a weird issue with both terminal and iterm, where when I cd into a specific directory (and every subfolder), I have to control+c to 'exit' after every command that I run, and only then can ...
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How to reload iterm plist file?

I want to change my iterm background photo in every 10 mins. So I tried to use cmd /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy to change the config file com.googlecode.iterm2.plist. And here is my command: /usr/...
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iTerm2, updating manually

I downloaded older version of iTerm2. Currently I have iTerm -> iTerm2 and iTerm2 in /Applications/iTerm.app i.e. I update iTerm. Now, I want to update iTerm2, but not through iTerm2's Check ...
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How can I change the line height in iTerm2?

I've tried looking through iTerm2's text preferences, but I don't see a way to change line height. How can I add more space between lines in iTerm2 for Mac?
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How to clear out white space on top of zsh/iterm

Hi I have been bugged by this for a while. Everytime I open up a new terminal window, there's a huge white space on top that doesn't do anything, same thing with my VSCode where I set the terminal to ...
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Iterm2 : how to display status bar

In the Iterm2 online docs: Go to Preferences > Profiles > Session. Turn on Status bar enabled. but I don't find this setting in the preference pane: Preferences screenshot Obviously the version ...
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Vim Iterm extremely slow and laggy compared to Linux machine with same setup

Vim and iterm is very slow on macos. There is noticeable lag when scrolling down the page when holding down jk. Many plugins also slow down vm dramatically such as syntastic. For example, with ...
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My iTerm font seems to dark for me

My iTerm font seems to dark for me. Any idea to change the brightness?
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iTerm2: automatically remove $ sign in copied commands

When we copy paste commands from articles on the web, there is often a $ at the beginning. Is there a way to automatically remove it when pasting it into iTerm?
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Can I have the terminal prompt at the vertical middle of a window?

I just realized that I hunch over a lot when using the terminal since the prompt is always at the bottom of the terminal window, which is vertically maximized. I would like the prompt to be at the ...
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Make cmd-click on a file name in iTerm add that filename to the command

By default, iTerm lets you cmd-click filenames and urls to open them with the system's default app. I want to be able to change that so it adds the filename to the command I'm currently typing. This ...
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Create keyboard bindings for go back word and go forward word in iTerm using config file?

I have tried adding the following to my ~/.inputrc but it doesn't work "\e[1;9D": backward-word "\e[1;9C": forward-word What more do I need to do?
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iTerm window highlighted on the current line

I do not understand why the active terminal command line is highlighted. I am using iTerm2 and also have zsh and oh-my-zsh installed, but even after disabling them I still see this. Any ideas?
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integrate tmux tabs with vim tabs

I'm trying to simplify the way that I navigate between tabs in my terminal. Using ssh <workstation> -t 'tmux -CC attach', I can get iTerm to display tmux tabs as native macOS tabs (and therefore ...
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Make alt/option key work as in all other applications

I'm using the alt/option key quite extensively, e.g. square brackets, curly brackets, jumping left/right etc. The only way I've found to set alt/option to behave as it should (as in all other ...
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Unsplit tabs in iterm

I had attempted to tear a tab from iterm by dragging it out into its own window. Somehow the result instead is that it were added as a second panel below the first one: Now how can either of the ...
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iterm shell integration not integrating

I'm trying to switch to iterm from terminal. I install latest iTerm2 (3.1.5), select iTerm2 in the top left hand corner, and click 'Install Shell Integration'. Basically, I followed these instructions ...
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Type text into iTerm terminal from apple script

I'm trying to paste text from apple script to iTerm. activate application "iTerm" tell application "iTerm" tell current tab of current window set cmd to "command" keystroke cmd ...
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Open a NEW WINDOW in CHROME in INCOGNITO Mode from terminal with specified URLS

I need help on completing a bash script which should be able to Open New Window (Not tabs) in Chrome (Or chrome canary) Open each new window in INCOGNITO Mode Open the specified URL in script My ...
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syntax highlighting breaks off on vim as you page up/down (on OSX terminal and iterm2)

This is a weird bug the problem is the syntax highlighting (say zenburn) on vim randomly appears and disappears as I page up and down (using ctrlu and ctrld).. for example compare these two renders ...
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iTerm2 Bash/Prompt colors faded/different from terminal?

I'm so confused and I've been pulling my hair out for hours now. I've been trying to get my bash text to have the same color as I do on my desktop, it works fine in the default terminal app on mac, ...
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The arrow keys, even when disabled in vimrc, type ABCD then go into insert mode. Why?

When I hit the arrow keys in vim I get the behavior illustrated in this illustrated Gif. I would like to only use hjkl to navigate. Any time I hit the arrow keys (up, down, left or right) I want it ...
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Reuse .bash_profile for Fish in Mac

I'm using iTerm on my Mac and I have a .bash_profile that I have been comfortably using. I recently got to know about fish bash and I installed it on my Mac and all of a sudden my .bash_profile is not ...
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How to select text in Iterm using hotkeys

I am using iTerm as terminal and zsh with oh-my-zsh as shell. Sometimes I would like to select part of entered command only using hot keys. How can I do it?
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On MacOS Sierra beta 5 using iterm 2 and tmux, I have lost the ability to copy/paste in tmux.

I want to copy/paste in my tmux sessions like I was able to with El Capitan. I just installed MacOS Sierra and I no longer have this functionality. I didn't realize how often I utilized this ...
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Is there a copy-mode ( like in tmux ) for ITerm2?

I like the copy-mode in tmux because it lets me search,copy text in the terminal without reaching for the mouse. The vi-bindings in copy mode is an added bonus. Is there anything similar for iterm2 ?
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How to keep terminal window title in sync with tmux window

I am using a program called "Timing" to track my time. Timing uses the name of the current window in iTerm for categorization purposes. I'd like to set the current title of iTerm to match the name of ...
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How to open iTerm2 version 3 in Forklift

I am looking for a solution which can open iTerm2 version 3 as the default terminal. For iTerm2 version 2 there were multiple AppleScripts on the internet which worked well for opening the current ...
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need to source bash_profile in each new iterm window

I am on macbook pro, el capitan. I have aliases set in .bash_profile, which work in the first instance of iTerm, however they are not recognized if I open a new iTerm instance, I have to do source ~/....
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Scrolling on Mac with Tmux and iTerm

I'm using iTerm 2.1.4 and Tmux on OS X Yosemite. I'd like to be able to scroll my iTerm windows up and down but I'm not sure what controls scrolling. Does tmux control scrolling when I use it with ...
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ZSH in iTerm2: Why my prompt can only use 8 colors?

I am trying to set a color prompt in ZSH ($TERM=xterm-256color), but it can only get 8 colors out: Only the bright version of the colors. This is only the case for prompt, while the other applications ...
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Trigger an echo command after ssh in iterm2

I'm trying to trigger the following command after "ssh somehost": export PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -ne "\033]0;$HOSTNAME\007"' nothing seems to work, any suggestions?
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How can I get vim autocompletion working in iTerm

I recently switched from MacVim to regular Vim in iTerm. I've been encountering an issue where I can't get vim's autocompletion to trigger using Ctrl-N. Instead, I get iTerm's autocompletion which ...
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Jumping to previous prompt in terminal

In a terminal, are there any shortcuts to jump to a previous/next prompt? Scrolling up and trying to find the start of a log slows down my workflow. I'm using iTerm on OSX, but this should be ...
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How to access Solarized color values within bash script

I'm trying to make my bash PS1 prompt colors according to the Solarized theme. I have solarized installed and working for iTerm2, but so far have been unsuccessful in creating a custom PS1 prompt that ...
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color scheme setup for iTerm

How do you setup color scheme of iTerm on Mac? For color scheme, I mean using different color to display folder name, file name, machine name, etc. thanks in advance, Lin
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Highlight bash output in iTerm 2?

I've followed the instructions for installing Solarized on iTerm 2, on my new OSX Yosemite machine. It looks as though the background and basic colours are being applied, and $TERM produces xterm-...
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Iterm on top of all windows? [duplicate]

Is there a possibility for Iterm to always be on top? I have seen some issues but don't know whether it's already implemented. Issue 2640 in iterm2: Always on Top function
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How to configure tmux/iTerm to display session name as title in terminal tab?

I am getting started using tmux and iTerm2 on Mac OS X. Currently, all my tabs are titled "tmux" (assuming it's just displaying the process name) which makes it difficult to find the tab that I want. ...
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iTerm2 pin Visor (hotkey) window

Is there anyway to pin (keep on top) the Visor / hotkey window for iTerm2? Every time I give focus to another window (e.g. Chrome for documentation), iTerm2's hotkey window disappears. I have to ...
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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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Constant name of iterm2 tab

I can change the title of terminal tabs in iTerm2 by pressing CMD-I and setting some name. But as soon as I open e.g. vim and close it, tab name is reset to what my prompt says, instead of being "...