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Is it possible to add a phosphor effect to a terminal emulator running under X11?

The phosphor looks like a stylish thing to play with. I have seen the phosphor screensaver for XScreenSaver, which allows running an application there (video available), though it is monochrome. Is ...
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What are some options to emphasize/indicate line breaks and/or soft-wraps in zsh?

Sometimes when a lot of data comes through stdout at once in the terminal, it can be confusing to sort out when a line break occurs. I am looking for a solution that would emphasize when soft-wraps ...
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How to change terminal command color linux

I am using Elementary 6 Odin, and I am trying to make commands like “sudo” red and “apt” green, any help would be appreciated! My .bashrc file: https://pastebin.com/5mF6vnDj edit: I mean something ...
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Default Alacritty terminal for WSL2

I just installed WSL2 with Ubuntu 20.04 on my Windows 10 machine and I also installed Alacritty terminal emulator for Windows. I'm wondering is there a way to make WSL to default into using Alacritty ...
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How do commands like top update output without appending in the console?

I connect to remote Linux servers using SSH via PuTTY terminal emulator. I notice the commands I run and the output on console keep appending in the terminal window. I mean, when I use scrollbar and ...
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Toggle background_opacity option in alacritty

I want to bind key that switchs background_opacity value between 0.9 and 1.0 and immedialty shows the result in Alactitty terminal. There is no action in key_bindings for this purpose. I have ...
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How compatible between different terminal types ($TERM)?

For example, in putty I set TERM=xterm, then I login to a Linux server and in the command line I run export TERM=linux, and then I start gnu-screen with screen -T screen (means TERM=screen). It's ...
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How can I type a backslash (\) in Tera Term instead of a yen symbol (¥)?

When using the Tera Term terminal emulator, a yen symbol (¥) appears every time I try entering a backslash (\). This happens even if I try pasting a backslash in or using keyboard shortcuts. How can ...
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Force terminal emulator to read .bash_logout (or .logout, etc)

Searching fails me. I noticed that some terminal emulators (gnome-terminal, terminator, maybe others) do not execute my logout file. Works well enough in a virtual terminal, but not through the ...
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'rxvt' terminal emulator resets settings after logout

when ever i logout, rxvt resets to it's out of the box ugly look. Then I have to run the following command to get my settings back. xrdb ~/.Xresourses Do i need to do this every time after I logout. ...
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Is there a way to replace cmd window with the new windows terminal?

Now that we have the new Windows Terminal, I never want to see the cmd.exe window again on my dev machine - is there any way I can make it replace it across the whole OS, just like in ConEmu and Cmder?...
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Terminal escape sequences in GNU Screen

So I'm quite confused with the concept of escape sequences in a terminal (or terminal emulator to be more precise) and how they relate to the screen bindkey command. I was looking at some sample ....
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ConEmu: How to call msys2 Portable as tab?

I mean to have several tabbed Msys2 terminals, all portable. Is there a shell that has tabs that you can use with mingw? suggests console2, but I could not find a portable version (if there is a ...
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What’s the difference between “su” and “su -“

In a UNIX machine, what is the difference between su and su -? Is there even a difference? I know that su - is the standard.
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Tera term unresponsive on Windows 10

I am unable to type data into a tera term window for a device plugged into a USB. Information does appear when I reset and/or initially plug in the device so I know it is making the connection OK. I ...
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Disable F11 (fullscreen) in XFCE Terminal

This is a lot like disable F1 on xfce terminal. But: I want to disable F11, not F1. Disabling F1 is in the preferences UI (which works), but F11 is not there. I've tried everything mentioned at ...
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How to keep spawned GUI programs when closing bash

When I launched GUI programs from a terminal window (with '&' at the end), how can I close the terminal without also closing the GUI programs?
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Changing terminal buffer scrolling shortcut

As far as I know, the keyboard shortcut for scrolling terminal buffer is Shift+PgUp/PgDown, and it seems to be an universal standard, which makes me suspect it's not part of the terminal emulator, but ...
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unix find command on cmder.exe in windows

I installed cmder shell emulator for Windows. Works fine but I can't use Unix's find command. Apparently when I type: 'find .' in the terminal it tries to use the Windows' FIND and output this ...
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how to save and restore settings for RealTerm, on Windows 7

Can I save and re-load settings like serial rate, etc.? Can't find this in help or by Google.
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Display non-printing chars in terminal emulator on windows

On a windows PC I'd like to be able to find an approach to see incoming data on a serial port, as it comes in (i.e. rather than logging to a file and then converting and viewing the file after the ...
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How to go totally fullscreen in a st terminal on a PocketC.H.I.P.?

I use the st terminal emulator on a PocketCHIP. Unfortunately, I have grey borders on the right and the bottom of the screen. It looks like the terminal is not full screen. How can I maximize the st ...
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Automated visual cues for being logged in to different machines?

I often work with 3 machines at the same time, several sessions on X, several on Y, and Z is my local machine so obviously some sessions there - all sitting around in a terminal windows / tabs. The ...
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Viewing Tab Separated Values on the Terminal (it doesn't show the tabs)

If I have a tab separated values file, and I say cat it, it nicely renders the file for me all lined up properly. Now if I try to copy paste (using my mouse), to another text editor. The tabs become ...
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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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iTerm2 fullscreen causes an empty line at the bottom

When I fullscreen an iTerm2 window, an empty line appears at the bottom of the terminal window. How do I get rid of it? Compare these two screenshots: Windowed (appears as expected) Fullscreen (...
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Line drawing characters not recognized on remote SUSE PC

I'm using - remotely - a machine with SUSE installed. SUSE uses, by default, minterm as the terminal emulator, which doesn't seem to work well with terminfo over an SSH link. I'd like to use rxvt-...
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How to run C++ console program (which is a standalone C++ file not a console application project in Code::Blocks) in ConEmu?

I am able to change the default terminal of all the console applications in Window 7 to ConEmu using this answer and it was really great. Until now I was creating a C++ console application project in ...
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emacs term-mode redraws prompt when backspacing inside executables

I am reliant on emacs (version 24.4.1 on Debian) term and ansi-term modes. They normally work just like xTerm for me, but when running an interactive program that has a prompt (like the node.js prompt,...
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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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windows CMD in browser [closed]

Basically want something that I can use in demos to access a CMD instance of a remote machine in a browser, i.e. a webserver providing some windows CMD like interface over the web. Security is not ...
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Opening .bat file in CMDER instead of default CMD

I want to associate .bat files with another console emulator, named cmder, so that when they are opened they must start up with my preferred program. How to do this? ps: I'm using windows 10.
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Linux terminal emulator with frequent, recent, and bookmarked commands/directories

I am looking for a terminal emulator where I don't have to tap the up key a million times to see the old and frequent commands. I want to be able to bookmark common commands and directories, as well ...
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Is there a way to emulate vt52 or any other terminal type in linux just like xterm?

I am just asking (for curiosity) whether there exist other terminal emulators in linux/ubuntu that understand escape sequence's for other terminal types (just like gnome-terminal does for xterm), vt52 ...
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How to change the settings for bluetooth from Android terminal emulator?

In my phone I try to send an file to another mobile using Bluetooth transfer. when I am enabling Bluetooth then now show this error message: WLAN close first. further I try to enable the WiFi ...
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Determine available terminal emulators

How can I determine the available terminal emulators on a linux machine? A while ago I saw an answer on a SE exchange site, likely this one, that gave a directory where Linux typically keeps files ...
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"gksu" doesn't prompt for the root password

I use this terminal emulator x-terminal-emulator and when I run this on a normal non-privileged user ~$ gksu /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator an app starts and tells me to choose a password for a new ...
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Why am I getting a -3 on an AutoHotKey DllCall?

I am attempting to use IBM's EHLLAPI to interface with their Personal Communicator terminal emulator. I point it to the location of the API, and specify the api name, as such: hllapi(ByRef ...
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Can dumping binary data in terminal be considered dangerous?

I am thinking of a scenario where unknown stream of data is printed to a terminal or terminal emulator, isn't it so that some sequences of characters may be interpreted as commands and cause damage? ...
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Why does `cat /dev/urandom` break your terminal?

In reference to this question: https://serverfault.com/questions/534449 How does cat /dev/urandom make some terminal emulators go wonky?
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How can I get a block cursor in Vim in the Cygwin terminal?

I am used to having a block cursor in normal mode in Vim. This makes sense with the Vim paradigm; when you press x, it is clear which character will be deleted. I've installed Cygwin on a Windows ...
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How to reset terminator terminal emulator configuration?

I messed up terminator, I tried to use some commands in the preferences and now it doesn't work anymore, it starts and exits immediately, I tried reinstalling it using synaptic manager, but that didn'...
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Resize Bluestack Screen on Mac OS X

I need to check the application compatibility in all device & debuging application on Bluestack App Player, can anyone please tell me how to resize the screen of Bluestack on Mac OS X? I googled ...
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How to copy text from less

How might one copy the entire buffer being displayed by less? No need to select specific text, I want it all. Copying to the clipboard is preferable but if we can output it to a file that works too. ...
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Terminal application that appends CR to incoming LF's on COM

Is there any windows based terminal application that has a setting to allow carriage returns to be added to line feeds that come in from a COM port? I am currently using HyperTerminal and as far as I ...
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How do I supress date/time display in GNU Screen vertical splits?

I am using a copy of GNU Screen packaged for Fedora 18. I copied these neat lines over onto my .screenrc, to show me the host/date-time/windows: # Neat status bar on the bottom of the screen caption ...
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How to let gnome-terminal to use specific font to display punctuations in their full width forms? (·‘’“”)

I'd like to use SimSun(宋体) font to display interpunct/middle dot ·, single quotes (curly) ‘’, double quotes (curly) “” characters in their full width forms, because it's easy to distinguish them from ....
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Disable F1 on xfce terminal

I'm not using XFCE as a desktop environment, but I am using XFCE's terminal. Currently, when I press F1, I get the help. I really don't need this, and it's really annoying when I accidentally press it ...
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Why can't I highlight text in a linux terminal emulator with shift+arrow keys?

These are the standard text editing keyboard shortcuts that I use constantly whenever editing text in, literally, any linux application other than terminal emulators: ←+→ arrows to move left+right ...
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Terminal emulator in windows which can store commands

Is there any good terminal emulator program which will help me save commands so I dont have to type them again and again . It is for communicating with a serial port (COM port) in windows and I have ...
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