GNOME Terminal is the standard terminal emulator for the GNOME desktop environment.

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open gnome terminal with several tabs and execute a few commands in every tab

This is what I want to accomplish: I want to open a gnome terminal with five tabs in it I want to run a set of commands (5 – 10 commands) in each tab automatically First tab: shall set clear-case ...
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Set number of rows for gnome-terminal or other emulators

I'm aware there exists stty, which allows to set number of rows in a virtual console, such as tty1. However, this does not seem to work with gnome-terminal or xterm. The question therefore is, how ...
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Terminal - create hyperlinks

I am creating Log-Reports which are viewable through the Web-browser. Is there an easy way to make links clickable in Linux Terminal? (Gnome-Terminal) I am copying those links and manually open my ...
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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 have these gconftool-2 commands stopped working in Ubuntu 16.04?

In ubuntu 14.04 running these gconftool-2 commands at a command prompt would change the profile settings for gnome terminal. gconftool-2 --set /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/background_color ...
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gnome-terminal stopped working

My gnome-terminal 3.16.2-1 stopped working after a system update. I am running Linux arch 4.1.6-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Aug 17 08:52:28 CEST 2015 x86_64 GNU/Linux. When launching it I recieve ...
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“Error constructing proxy” on gnome terminal

I just installed a fresh copy of Debian 8.4 in VirtualBox 5.0.20. I am now attempting to install the "Guest Additions" CD. To do so I had to change my fstab so I am able to execute things from the ...
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Does gnome-terminal modify PATH when invoking shell

I guess gnome-terminal might have modified PATH environ variable when invoking shell. Specifically, $HOME/.local/bin:$HOME/bin will always be appended to PATH. I did the following experiment to ...
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How to rename terminal tab title in gnome-terminal?

Used to be able to right click on the tab and change the title. Not sure how to do this anymore. Just upgraded to Fedora 21. EDIT: I have switched from gnome-terminal to ROXterm
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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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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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Different vim colors and styles in Tmux and Gnome

I am using tmux, and recently found out that the same vim colorshemes inside and outside of tmux have different colors Left is tmux in gnome-terminal, right is plain gnome-terminal, gnome-terminal ...
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Setting up keyboard shortcuts to perform a terminal command

I'd like to perform certain actions by keyboard shortcut on Linux Mint 17.3. Specifically, I'd like to execute commands expressvpn connect (connecting to my VPN provider) and xsel -b|xsel -bi ...
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Make screen work like a terminal (scrolling + alternate screen) [duplicate]

I would like to use screen (from GNOME Terminal, via ssh) like I use GNOME Terminal without screen, or as close as possible to that. Specifically: In GNOME Terminal, I can scroll back using the mouse ...
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Configure xterm to use ctrl+shift+c/ctrl+shift+v for copy/paste?

I was using terminator for my terminal emulator, but I'm seeing huge performance issues with it. ie, launching a new terminal session takes 20-30 seconds on my netbook. gnome-terminal is better, but ...
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GNOME 3.14+ launch new gnome-terminal and set title

To the disappointment of many, tab/window title can't be set anymore with --title I use bash. I have had a few aliases I have used to connect to remote servers with. alias c:prod='gnome-terminal ...
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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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GNOME Terminal extended ascii support

I've got this file: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f __________________________________ 20 | ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / | 30 |0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; < = > ? | 40 |@ A B C D E F ...
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Escaping in bash

Given a text message, I need to programmatically generate a bash command to open terminal emulator and show this text in it. For example, for HelloWorld input string I need to return the following ...
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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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Strange character overlap in terminal

I'm using bash version 4.3.42(1)-release in an ArchLinux/Gnome environment. When I type my commands some of the written characters gets transformed in some weird ones. Overall, all displayed text ...
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How to fix the shifted function keys in vim in xterm in gnome-terminal?

When I hit the <s-f2> key to execute my nnoremap <s-f2> :set number! mapping Vim opens its "Insert" mode above (O) and types the 1;2Q string. In order to see the entire terminal key code – ...
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Invisible gnome-terminal and mintdrivers freezes [closed]

I'm running Linux Mint 17.3 and recently my computer turned itself off when I told it to sleep. Since then my gnome-terminal has been invisible, except for the drop shadows. Xterm works fine. When ...
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How do I edit the terminal launch command in Linux Mint?

In Linux Mint (Debian-based) how can I edit what the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+t launches? For example, I would like to issue gnome-terminal with the --maximize option, and to have it launch tmux instantly.
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How to copy/paste in Gnome-Terminal

After highlighting text at the command line in Gnome-Terminal with my mouse and then either (1) right-clicking to copy and paste or (2) center-clicking to paste, nothing has been copied. I can copy ...
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8-bit input in gnome-terminal

I'm trying to switch from xterm to gnome-terminal but having trouble with alt keys. I have already disabled menu access keys, but I still need 8-bit inputs. In xterm I can set 8-bit inputs in ...
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Terminal colors changing when opening a new tab

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 (x64 desktop edition) and I have an issue in my terminal (bash) where my colors seem to get "saturated" and my line cursor changes to black when opening a new tab, the first ...
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Wait until gnome-terminal ends

I'm trying to implement a script who runs four terminal window in parallel using this function gnome-terminal -e sh -c "python scraper.py". I would like to know if there's a way to wait until each ...
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Gnome programs (eog/gnome-terminal) have a slow start and produce a DBus.Error.NoReply Warning

For some time eog and gnome-terminal are starting very slow on my (X)Ubuntu 13.10. I think other gnome tools are affected, too, but I don't use any else. Now I get a ...
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Remapping Caps Lock to ctrl+b [duplicate]

I recently moved to Linux from OSx and in there I had mapped Caps lock to Ctrl+b. This was mostly done because of tmux. How can I do this in Ubuntu 14? There is a very comprehensive answer here how ...
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Reopen a last closed tab in gnome terminal?

Can we reopen an accidentally closed tab in gnome terminal? Assume the closed tab is the last closed one. In firefox, we can use Ctrl-shift-t to do that. But I haven't found away in gnome terminal ...
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Tree/Find command on symlinks

I have a folder with symlinks which are pointing to other folders, how can i recursively look into those folders? I would like to do a grep on those results to search for matches. doing tree will ...
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New terminal working directory

When I login (using ssh) to other host and open a new tab (pressing CTRL + Shift + T). It sets current working directory to a particular directory in my home independent from current working directory ...
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C shell. Make script wait for Gnome-terminal to finish

I am working on a script that has to process a lot of data. All comes down to 3 commands. I use: #!/bin/csh gnome-terminal -e "ssh $servername1 'command 1'" & gnome-terminal -e "ssh $servername2 ...
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How to run a script when a title is set to a terminal tab?

During my day-to-day work, I keep many terminal tabs. So to identify those, I set titles Terminal Tab > Set Title e.g. IRC, API Codebase, API Logs, Server1, etc What I want to do is do something in ...
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Gnome Terminal error with VT100 cursor movement codes

I've got an ansi escape issue with Gnome Terminal. What could be causing and how do I fix an issue like this? Since I cannot describe the issue very well I have a screenshot to show it off. When I ...
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VIM solarized color scheme looks wrong when using tmux

I am trying to use the solarized color scheme in VIM using gnome terminal (Ubuntu). When I run vim without tmux, it looks great, see below: If I add the following commands to my .bashrc # tmux ...
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launching screen clears x11 clipboard

Every time I launch screen(1), it clears my X11 clipboard. This is incredibly frustrating. I assume there's some default setting I can disable? I haven't been able to find it yet. Using gnome ...
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What is the gnome-terminal ANSI escape sequence for “CTRL + arrow/s”?

I am trying to configure my bash ~/.inputrc to these settings (Note: ←, → mean the left and right arrow keys) Ctrl + ← - should jump back a word Ctrl + → - should jump forward a word Currently I ...
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Cannot open both root terminal and nautilus (in Debian 7) after updating Intel Graphics Driver

I am a beginner on Linux. I bought a laptop (Asus, i686 architecture) only with pre-installed Debian 7. However, then I found that when I moved mouse horizontally, the screen shakes horizontally as ...
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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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Top panel locked - can't add/remove from the panel

I'm using gnome 3.18 and I'm unable to add/remove items to the top panel. In previous versions I was able to ALT+Right click on the panel to bring up a menu of options. I've tried Super (winkey) + ...
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Why does Ctrl+Arrow make my terminal switch to a strange mode?

When i type Ctrl+Left or Ctrl+Right within Guake or gnome-terminal the last one's behaviour turns to a some kind of non-usual mode: - key acts like arrow up and + like arrow down, v runs Nano, etc. ...
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How to open new tab in the current gnome-terminal window?

I ran gnome-terminal --working-directory=$DIR but it opens in a new window, not tab. Things I've tried: --tab -T --add-tab Running RHEL5 with zsh
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Bus error in most of the commands

I'm experiencing a weird bug in the terminal, some commands like "apt-get" simply get ignored and while in root user, a "Bus error" message appears. When I typed "exit", in normal user, a message ...
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Terminal unaccessible after command

I did a clean Debian Jessie installation and was trying to set the fish as default shell, I've utilized the command usermod -s /usr/bin/fish username (from here), restarted the session and now I got ...
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gnome-terminal broken due to gsettings+libglib

I was trying to build the AWN from source, and I installed a bunch of glib/gio dev packages required by libdesktop-agnostic (also built from source) that affect gsettings. At some point during this, ...
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Effect of $LANG on terminal

I'm trying to learn how the $LANG variable behaves with gnome-terminal (and its character encoding preference option). I've been using iso8859-1 (latin1) as my main character-set and all my filenames ...
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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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Debian, slow response from Gnome Terminal in Gnome 3

I'm currently running Debian Stretch (amd64), Gnome Shell (Gnome 3). My hardware is NVidia GT220. I installed properitary drivers from the repository. I'm experiencing bad response times from Gnome ...