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

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In xterm, how do I bind Ctrl-minus but not Ctrl-Shift-minus?

My .Xresources looks like this: ! Change size with ctrl +- XTerm.VT100.translations: #override \n\ Ctrl &...
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How can I get my Lubuntu system to "beep" via bash script?

Running Lubuntu 20.04LTS, and trying to get a nice beep when a bash script finishes. Before anyone votes this down, I have tried: beep and sudo modprobe snd-pcsp and say and echo -en "\007&...
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Could not start Telnet console with command 'xterm -T "R1" -e "telnet localhost 5001"': [Errno 2] Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type: 'xterm'

This error was produced when trying to telnet on GNS3 on Linux Ubuntu Mint 20.04 Usually, the localhost assume machine IP with the port number link this: R1 telnet 192.168.1.10:5001 Currently, it is ...
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xterm is displaying raw escape sequences

I currently have an old Red Hat Enterprise Linux server (release 6.7). From this server I’m able to open an xterm and telnet to an OpenVMS machine. Once connected to OpenVMS I can run LSE (the ...
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xterm: circled numbers (U+2460-U+2470) only the left half of the glyph is displayed

I am using the version of xterm that ships with ubuntu 21.04 (package xterm361-1ubuntu3) and some characters such as circled numbers are not displayed correctly: the right half of the character is ...
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How to fix this screen tearing in Vim

I've been seeing this kind of screen tearing with Vim and some other programs. It's intermittent and I'm pretty sure it only happens when a program puts \r on it's stdout, I'm not sure if there's a ...
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Terminal editors (nano, vim, etc) wipe terminal history on exit

I have recently upgraded from WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) version 1 to version 2. I am having a problem with using editors; some times, when I exit Nano or Vim, it wipes my history. I still ...
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xterm text wrapping and reverse command search not working properly

My set up is: Arch Linux, i3, xterm. I would be happy to provide other details as well. I have been facing this problem for quite sometime now. Here it is. When there is certain text on the window and ...
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How to use xterm on Mac OS

How to use xterm on Mac OS? I'm quite new to Mac OS and I want to use xterm on it. I found from Why can't I paste into xterm (XQuartz)? and here and here that starting xterm is not much an issue ...
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vi command line editing insert mode overwrite

I'm using Windows Terminal (TERM=xterm-256color) in a bash shell under Ubuntu: uname -a Linux xxxxxxx 4.19.128-microsoft-standard #1 SMP Tue Jun 23 12:58:10 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I'...
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on the password prompt, the shell automatically adds a return after entering a character and displays authentication failed

logging in to an ubuntu 16.04 server via ssh. This has never happened before. The other user I asked seems unaffected by this. What could have happened? Also, when I try to enter my git credentials ...
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.Xresources file ignored on OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 with GNOME

I have written an .Xresources file with xterm settings, and it is not loaded when user logs in: the xterm has the ugly default settings when launched. This happens on a VirtualBox VM running OpenSUSE ...
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mintty support for sixel graphics?

I have mintty 3.06 installed, running Ubuntu 18.04 with WSL1. This should support sixel graphics as far as I know, but no graphics have worked. I try: img2sixel png|jpeg w3m -o ext_image_viewer=0 ...
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How to open a program in different Xephyr Displays?

I have two Xephyr displays created through PyVirtualDisplay, when I try to open xterm in both of them it works just fine, but many other programs will open twice on the same display. So if I do this: ...
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Remote xterm terminating with an error event BadAccess

I'm logging into a remote server using ssh -x and then running xterm. Whenever the keyboard bell is trying to be run, I get the following messages and xterm exits: xterm: warning, error event ...
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Why don't mouse events work in Windows terminals using ConHost?

I was wondering why mouse events don't seem to work on Windows for most terminals while using OpenSSH. Let me explain. Let's say you're using tmux in WSL, via cmd.exe. Mouse events, last time I ...
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Vim arrow keys are working as Ctrl+arrows in xterm

I'm stuggling with vim arrow keys. My arrow keys are working as Ctrl+arrows in Vim. But, this is happening only when using xterm + vim. I mean, arrow keys are working exactly as normal arrows when ...
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Xterm escape code to remap Page Up (Shift+PageUp) Command in urxvt

I'd like to bind Ctrl-u to send the Page Up command, but don't know how. URxvt.keysym.Ctrl-u: command:<Shift+PageUp> I have bound Ctrl-j to scroll up line by line in urxvt like this: URxvt....
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Setting the xterm window title on Ubuntu sets the wrong title

I'm trying to set the window and icon title for xterm on Ubuntu 17. odin:~% grep PRET /etc/os-release PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 17.04" odin:~% printf "\e]0;%s\a" X00X odin:~% xterm -help XTerm(324) usage: ...
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SSH to Linux host with an incompatible Terminal Size

I use SSH from MacOS within its built-in Terminal program to login to a CentOS server. For some reasons, after login, this server has some setting that makes it 80 column only. If my Terminal is wider ...
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No file sourced in non-login shells

In login shells, no problem : /etc/profile and ~/.profile are sourced. But in non-login shells (xterm in XOrg), they aren't. The $HOME variable isn't even set. I'm using Fluxbox and the Bourne shell (...
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Why doesn't xterm support double-sized characters when using Xft fonts?

Whenever I configure xterm to use core X11 fonts: *.vt100.renderFont: False *.vt100.locale: False *.vt100.font: -monotype-courier new-medium-r-normal--*-...
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What is the difference between `xterm -e $COMMAND` and `$COMMAND` within `xterm`?

I'm surprised that there are differences between running a $COMMAND in xterm and running xterm -e $COMMAND. As an example: if I run tmux as a program within xterm, I get different behavior than when ...
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How to set scrolling speed of vim like set mouse=a when mouse=v?

I wonder how it's possible to set scrolling speed. As is, when I scroll with my mouse in command or edit mode, it moves only one line at a time. I prefer to move by example 3 line at a time. (speed ...
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How to switch between terminal, nerdtree and text editor?

I normally switch screen in vim using ctrl+h or ctrl+l to switch between NerdTree and vim main window. Vim8 got :term command to bring up terminal which is great! But I cannot figure out how to switch ...
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Linux Mint: GNOME Terminal does not show 'message from' in write program

Usually a write command (reference: write) will cause the receiver to see Message from yourname@yourhost on yourtty at hh:mm ... I don't see that... Any idea? In my Windows 10, I have a virtual ...
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preprocessor directive #define doesn't work in .Xresources

I'm trying to use a solarized color theme for my .Xresources file. I'm using Arch Linux with i3 window manager. However, it seems that #define preprocessor directives do nothing, and the .Xresources ...
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Execute Command with xterm and close

Im trying to execute a program with xterm and then close xterm with program running but it seems this doesn't work like I would expect it. In bash there is the option bash -c [command] is there ...
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How to detach instead of terminate a GNU Screen session inside xterm when pressing C-c?

On X startup the following is ran automatically: xterm -e screen -rS app1 This opens up an xterm session and attaches the screen of app1, which was already running in a detached state. What I'd ...
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How can the character set for popup menus be controlled in xterm

Somewhere along the way I've changed a setting that has caused the popup windows in xterm to be displayed in Greek characters. The text in the main window is fine, its just the popup windows that are ...
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xterm copy to PRIMARY and CLIPBOARD independently

I want to be able to use both selections in xterm. I would like selecting text and using middle click to copy and paste to and from PRIMARY. I would like Ctrl+Shift+C and Ctrl+Shift+V to copy and ...
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Can't start remote GUI programs using terminal on Rhel.7

Can't start remote GUI programs like gedit, Firefox, and more GUI on RHEL.7 using terminal directly. how to open that direct, not as ssh. XTerm required for that? or what application is required for ...
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Key mapping on Putty or Xterm

We have a lot of old PC's running Windows XP for the sole purpose of running a terminal emulator. Desperately want to get away from Windows XP, so have tried Ubuntu with Xterm and linux Mint with ...
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Run a command in a terminal, then when complete leave the command in the terminal

I have a problem where I need to launch a command from a terminal, and leave the terminal open with the command I used once it is complete. The reason is that depending on certain circumstances I may ...
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How to get rid of error message on ssh login --> "setterm: terminal xterm does not support --blength"

Whenever I ssh into my arch linux box I get this error message: setterm: terminal xterm does not support --blength Also when executing: $ sudo su - Interestingly not when using $ sudo su I have ...
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How to get vimrc colours to fill the screen?

I have a colour scheme set in vimrc. When I set it and set the term variable to xterm-256color I had the background colour only on the text. I then found the solution to set the term variable to ...
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Xterm configuration: colors work, font size not?

echo $TERM replies xterm-256color and my .Xresources file looks like this: *dpi: 165 Xft.antialias: true Xft.hinting: true Xft.rgba: rgb Xft....
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run xterm as subprocess not take startup script/environment

I am using Debian/Jessie linux, When I launch xterm from my project to run external project, xterm here not takes my environments variables, in other way it is not takes the startup scripts .bashrc ...
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Ctrl+Shift+Page{Up,Down} in tmux

Trying to make C-S-PageUp and C-S-PageDown work in tmux but no success so far. Here are my config steps: bind-key -n C-PageUp previous-window bind-key -n C-PageDown next-window bind-key -n C-S-PageUp ...
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Can't use enter key to execute commands in zsh

I recently installed zsh (v5.1.1) on a new ubuntu setup, but when I switch to it in gnome-terminal, I cannot seem to use to the enter key to execute the command. The only way I can execute commands is ...
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Why would Esc-p or Ctrl-p not work in one terminal but work in all the others?

Somehow, when I start my X session in Ubuntu 16.04, I get a Gnome Terminal window with 6 tabs and they all works as expected except for the last tab. That one loses the Esc-p / Alt-P functionality. ...
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bash: $'\302\211[COMMAND]': command not found [duplicate]

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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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 weird ...
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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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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 it ...
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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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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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