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set gnome terminal background/text color from bash script

I would like to setup my gnome terminal's background(#002b36) and foreground color in ubuntu 13, using bash script. I tried gconftool but couldn't succeed. GCONFTOOL-2(1) User ...
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What is bitwise.c~? [duplicate]

I am new to Linux Debian and I am trying to made a program to experiment bitwise operators. The name of the program is bitwise.c Before compiling the program, I decided to look at the directory just ...
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Crontab suspicious activity

I tried using crontab -l from my terminal as root, it showed no crontab for root. So I tried crontab -e, it returns the following no crontab for root - using an empty one 888 and then the ...
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Arch Linux terminal not starting

I just installed Arch Linux following a video tutorial from youtube for the first time. However, when I try starting the GNOME terminal it won't start. It will say Terminal at the top of my screen for ...
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Why did an update to gnome-terminal break my system-colours and how do I fix it?

I am on arch-linux and just upgraded to the latest version of gnome-terminal. I used to have both the terminal colour and theme set by gnome-tweak-tool having Global Dark Theme turned on. Does anyone ...
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Terminal, Prompt changed to “-Bash-4.2” and colors lost

Usually my terminal prompt was username place$ now it only shows bash-4.2$ and all the color settings have been lost (on the terminal profile I have the same color scheme, but it just don't show ...
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Send text/input to all tabs

I'm using the Gnome terminal and am logged into different servers on each tab. Is there a way to send the same text/command to all the tabs at once?
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How can I disable the mouse wheel in gnome-terminal?

Does anybody know if it's possible to disable mouse wheel up-down events in gnome-terminal? I have a rather twitchy mouse wheel, and every time it twitches it does a history lookup in my terminal. But ...
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How do I fix this strange behavior with ssh, gnome terminal and gnu screen where function keys F1 through F4 are not accepted?

Here is what I am trying to do: open Gnome terminal launches with my command prompt ssh into work via VPN launch screen create two screen windows try to use F3 and F4 as "prev" and "next" with no ...
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How can I get `cacafire` to show up in the original gnome-terminal, instead of a separate window?

If I am in a Linux virtual terminal (pressing Control-Alt-F1 on Ubuntu), and I use the command cacafire, I get the flames inside the actual terminal. However, if I am in the gnome environment, and I ...
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vim colors not automatically loaded (probable Vundle conflict)

I've been trying to port my Windows .vimrc to Linux, to use on the command line (on gnome-terminal). Everything works fine, except for the colorscheme. It looks like it's loaded (:colorscheme returns ...
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Unicode text doesn't appeared correctly in shell

I'm using the terminal in Kali Linux and I try to type Arabic text the characters are shown but separated (appearance not correct) This what my shell shows me ex. لا ا ل ه ا لا ا ل ل ه, which should ...
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Why 'echo $0' gives different result for two different terminals?

I opened a terminal on Ubuntu using Ctrl+Alt+T and a different terminal by going to a directory and then right clicking and choosing "Open in Terminal". I did an echo $0 in both cases. In the ...
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set tab color in a tabbed terminal emulator

I would like to set in my terminal emulator (i.e. gnome-terminal) the color of the tabs like in the osx's terminal emulator. Is there this feature in any of the linux terminal emulator plethora? ...
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How can I remap the shortcut keys for scroll down/up in gnome terminal

According the gnome-terminal usage: You can also scroll up or down one line at a time by pressing Control+Shift+Up or Control+Shift+Down. In this document shows: Control + Shift + Up / Down can ...
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Blank lines of unknown origin when running vim after tput clear

I have a rather bizarre issue with terminal behaviour. If I execute tput clear to clear the screen, my cursor (as expected) goes to the top of the terminal. If I run vi after that (vim actually), ...
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How to highlight some text on a man page? [duplicate]

I find the manuals very difficult to read using the terminal. Is there a way to highlight specific text on the terminal? I tried piping to gedit using man man | gedit, but it opens a blank file ...
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Fedora 20: How to navigate to Windows partitions via commandline?

In Fedora 16, when accessing the Windows partitions via the Fedora GUI, it would get mounted on /media/. They were visible as /media/Data etc and I was able to navigate into those partitions via the ...
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Trailing spaces when copying from gnome-terminal using zsh

When copying text from gnome-terminal with zsh trailing whitespace is also copied. For example copying the following clearly adds a vertical scollbar on stackexchange site as trailing whitespace the ...
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gnome-terminal unicode chars not showing - Locale is set to en_US.utf8

I've become stumped trying to get my terminal to show unicode characters. I've set the LOCALE/LANG environment variables to en_US.utf8: locale LANG=en_US.utf8 LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 ...
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Change terminal type for screen over a serial connection

I am connecting to an embedded Linux board using screen over a serial link and trying to change the terminal type, as the default vt100 is pretty restrictive in terms of colours and scrolling etc. ...
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Suddenly cannot open any terminal on Linux Mint

I suddenly cannot open a gnome-terminal window in Linux Mint. I installed xterm and guake too now looking for a replacement, but none of them will open either. When I do try to open gnome-terminal by ...
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How to open a process from terminal without becoming child process? [duplicate]

If I execute the following command in LXTerminal: gnome-terminal & gnome-terminal gets opened. But as soon as I close the LXTerminal, gnome-terminal will be closed as well because it's a child ...
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Can I set a bash timeout only for virtual consoles (ctrl+alt+{f1-f6})

I know that I can set a TMOUT variable to automatically end a bash session after a specified period of inactivity. However, what I want is to apply that only to my 6 built-in virtual consoles, which ...
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Gnome-terminal and Zsh: keep current directory on new tab/window

I'm running gnome 3.10.1 on Arch with Zsh. I'm facing that problem that when I create a new tab or window from a terminal window, it resets the current dir to my home dir. I've already tried this: ...
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Different error messages when using different strings in terminal

When I insert, for example, unix.stackexchange.com followed by Enter in terminal, I get the following error: unix.stackexchange.com: command not found This is ok and as I expected. But when I insert ...
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gnome-terminal: cursor blinks in inactive window

I am using gnome-terminal in LXDE. When I have several gnome-terminal windows open, after some time the cursor in the inactive window starts to blink as well, as if the inactive window was actually ...
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Script that spawns terminal windows suddenly waiting for each window to close before opening the next one

I recently started using a bash script to setup terminal workspaces for myself, and everything worked fine for the first couple of days. I run the script, and four or five or seven terminals pop up, ...
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Subprocesses of bash/gnome-terminal don't terminate (CentOS/RHEL)

today I observed something which probably has an easy explanation, but was quite quite unexpected from my side: I'm running CentOS (and RHEL which behaves same). I open a bash in a terminal and start ...
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search text on the terminal output

I am running an application with command $ grails run-app which prints log in terminal like below. What I want is search a particular text (say user authorities) in this log so that I can verify ...
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gnome-terminal comes up blank

I'm trying to get gnome-terminal to run on my system. I've tried various installation methods... Unfortunately all of them come up BLANK they also don't accept input very strange... here's a ...
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gnome-terminal: keep track of directory in new tab

I'm on Arch linux, and when I open a new terminal tab, it always goes to $HOME. How can I make it so that when I open a new tab, it opens the shell in the directory I was in previously?
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Which terminal type am I using?

I have tested this with both Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian 7. When I do echo $TERM I get xterm But if I use the dropdown menu "help" > "about" then it says gnome terminal 3.4.1.1. Does this mean I am ...
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Terminal - copy from CLI without using mouse

While firing commands in CLI, I want to copy the command I just fired or anything I wrote in terminal and paste it somewhere else without using mouse. Like in following picture, I want to copy the ...
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\uFFFD character in directory name

I have a lot of directories with a \uFFFD (65533) character in it. The problem is that I can't really access this directory because of this character. For example I got a directory with the name: ...
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How to execute a script in shell when a shortcut key is pressed

How could I execute a script in Shell when a shortcut key is pressed. Essentially what I need is when a shortcut key is pressed the script should read from a file and display that content in the ...
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gnome-terminal cmd leaving processes open after closing parent window

The following simple command should demonstrate my issue: gnome-terminal --tab -t "Tab 1" -e "/bin/bash" --tab -t "Tab 2" -e "/bin/bash" This should open a new window with two tabs and an active ...
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How to kill tmux window automatically when terminal window closed?

I am new to tmux. I am starting a process in a tmux window in a terminal window. When I close the terminal window, the process not killing automatically but If I kill tmux window before close ...
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Delete key doesn't work properly in PHP interactive shell

In the interactive shell oh PHP Delete key is not working and produce ~ instead. Anyone know how to get this key to work? I am using Ubuntu 13.04 if this does matter.
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Konsole works, gnome-terminal doesn't?

I'm running on CentOS 5.7 (in case that matters) I have a program (not my own) that runs fine from Lonsole, but when I run it from xterm, gnome-terminal or rxvt, it just hangs. I'm doing this with a ...
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How to scroll in a terminal by line in GNOME Terminal 2.31.3?

I use Shift+(PgUp/PgDown) while scrolling in the terminal. But it seems to scroll one screen (or a half may be) at a time. I feel comfortable scrolling the terminal by line with the mouse, but don't ...
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Vim powerline with broken encoding

I trying to learn using vim, I am enjoining a lot, but I copied the vimrc from github and I would like to understand what is causing the break of powerline encoding. . In the vimrc file I have: set ...
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issue with how newly made gnome launchers work vs launchers rebuilt after a system boot. (title change for clarity)

This isnt so much a request for help as a curiosity of mine. I wrote this script to quickly pop up four terminal sessions and fill my screen, since so many of my current systems have things that come ...
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Free all function keys ( F1-F12 ) for gnome-terminal

I'm using gnome-terminal and I need to free all the F keys because I need to remap them to something else inside vim, how I can do that? I'm running Ubuntu 13.04.
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Tmux xclip copy no longer working

On mu ubuntu 12.04 setups my tmux clipboard copy and paste commands are setup as follows: set -g prefix M-a unbind C-b bind C-c run "tmux save-buffer - | xclip -i -sel clipboard" bind C-v run "tmux ...
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Why some gnome-terminal tabs look depressed

On my Ubuntu 12.04 Linux 3.2.0-43-generic system with AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ cpu, with Unity desktop, ubuntu-2d desktop-session, and Metacity window manager, some of the tabs on a GNOME Terminal ...
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New Terminal not works when we use su root

When I use su root and then use gnome-terminal I get warning ** (gnome-terminal:2677): WARNING **: Failed to connect to the session manager: None of the authentication protocols specified ...
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gnome-terminal won't launch because it crashes every time

gnome-terminal worked this morning, and I haven't installed any software or changed any OS configurations. Now every time I try to open a terminal window, I get an error dialog: The application ...
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tmux set-titles doesn't work?

To start tmux on every shell login, the following was added to the ~/.bashrc (on the server): if [ $TERM != "screen-256color" ] && [ $TERM != "screen" ]; then tmux attach || tmux new; ...
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Gnome Terminal---hide the tilde files produced by Emacs

Editing text file using Emacs will make Emacs make a companion file for its own purpose. For example, after first editing a file called test.c, Emacs will leave a file called test.c~ in the same ...