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

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How to re-adjust content while resizing gnome-terminal?

Some times when I am compiling a script the parameters are so long that they cover many lines in the terminal. When I resize the terminal in order to read more clearly, the content does not ...
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How are keys passed to emacs and gnome terminal?

I want to use Alt+6 to switch to the 6th gnome terminal tab. But when I am in emacs under a terminal tab, the key will be passed to emacs, and not work on terminal. Is the key first caught by ...
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bash - wrong key sequence bindings with control+alt+space

I am trying to install some key sequence bindings but I have trouble. My shell is bash, my terminal is gnome-terminal, and my system is Ubuntu 14.04 in graphic mode. Edit : my keyboard is french ...
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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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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 display halfwidth Unicode characters in gnome-terminal etc

I'm wanting to set up vim with conceal to display the unicode characters U+2329 (〈) and U+232A (〈) in place of < and > when used to indicate type parameters. These are half-width characters that ...
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Echoing Backspace Characters in the Terminal

I'm working with picocom running inside gnome-terminal. I have local echo switched on inside picocom using the -e option, and when I backspace I can see that caret moves backwards, however the ...
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Can I create a new Gnome terminal tab without leaving a symlink to a directory?

When I am in Gnome terminal, I create a new Gnome terminal tab by Ctrl+Shift+t. If I am under a symlink dir1to a directory dir2 in a gnome terminal tab, then I will be under the linked directory dir2 ...
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disabling mouse support in `vim` in a `gnome-terminal` environment

Edit: The problem of an enabled mouse in vim appears to be specific to gnome-terminal (version 3.4.1.1-1; I am using gnome 3 fallback mode). If I run xterm, mouse support in vim is disabled by ...
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terminal hang when lost connection and ssh is on

when I ssh to a server over the internet in a gnome terminal tab, if I lost internet connection, the terminal tab will be hang and not accept any input. Why is it hang? Is there some way to activate ...
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“tail -f” in GNOME Terminal - scrolling to previous lines breaks if there's been lots of subsequent output

I'm viewing a log file with "tail -f" using GNOME Terminal. The log has a lot of input constantly coming into it, and what I find happens is that I scroll up to a previous section, and I'm reading ...
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Orphan process's parent id is not 1 when parent process executed from GNOME Terminal

I start a new process from GNOME Terminal and then this process fork a child. But when I killed the parent process the orphaned process's parent id became something other than 1 which represent init ...
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Is it possible to access opened gnome terminal session in text console?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. My desktop environment (compiz and unity) sometimes becomes frozen, which makes it difficult to save my work including text editing in emacs running in gnome terminal. ...
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Why are files and directories colored in different ways? [duplicate]

On Ubuntu 14.04, in bash under gnome terminal, Why are files especially directories colored in different ways? The green colors hide the text to me (How about to you?). Is it done by terminal or ...
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Create own launch command in Fedora

How can I set alias for gnome-calculator so I can launch it just by typing calc. And how can I create my own command for my own application? I need it to work in this command prompt: I know that in ...
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open gnome terminal with serveral 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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can't split terminal using screen

OS: Kali Linux version 1.1.0 gnome version 3.4.2 Using screen, I press CTRL + a and | but nothing is being split. Only the words "No other window" appears in the bottom. Here is other things I ...
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Configurable tab-bar, or rich-featured terminal emulator

Is there any terminal emulator where the user can choose the position of the tab bar? I want to have the tab bar on the left, with vertically aligned tabs, or configure the tab-bar to be multi-line. I ...
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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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How should I disable or change Alt+digit \for switching tabs in gnome terminal?

I open emacs in gnome terminal 3.6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04. In emacs, I would like to hit M-[number], but that was interpreted as switching tabs in gnome terminal. How can I change or disable the key ...
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Ctrl+C process termination without Terminal killing

I started using Sublime Text 3 to compile my FreeFem scripts (interpretator PDEs package solver) under Ubuntu 14.04. To invoke the interpretator I customized the build system as follows "shell_cmd": ...
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NERDTree like plugin for Gnome-Terminal

I've been using vim for a short while. And I heard about the NERDTree Plugin. Is there any similar plugin for the gnome-terminal, so that when using the terminal it will show the file tree at the ...
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How to clear terminal completely?

When we use clear command or Ctrl+L in terminal, it clears terminal but we can still scroll back to view the last used commands. Is there a way to completely clear the terminal?
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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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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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How do I determine the number of rows and columns in a gnome-terminal window while resizing? [duplicate]

I'm running Fedora 21 which comes with gnome 3.14. In older versions, when I resized a terminal, a little box would appear that showed the dimensions of the terminal (in columns and rows, not pixels; ...
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How to set gnome-terminal to the remove server name without touching PS1? [closed]

There are various servers with various OS, we cannot touch the PS1 of them. There is a "sysadmin" notebook, having CentOS 6.5/GNOME, so using gnome-terminal. We log in via SSH to the servers in ...
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How do I find number of vertical lines available in the terminal?

I'm writing a script which shows the git log for a directory when I cd into it. Such a log can be overwhelming, containing hundreds of lines. So far I have been limiting that to a hard-coded 20 lines ...
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Using chown $USER:$USER inside bash script

In a small bash script I'm running I am attempting to chown a new directory that is created. I've added: sudo chown $USER:$USER /var/www/$sitename sudo chmod 775 /var/www/$sitename after the line ...
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How can I disable auto scrolling in gnome terminal?

When I enter a command with a long output such as locate linux, the output is too long to show on the current terminal screen, and so the terminal will scroll right to the end of the output. How can I ...
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How to execute a file in separate gnome terminal in linux

I want to execute a C program in a separate terminal, I've tried this command gnome-terminal -x ./test and gnome-terminal -e test But it opens a new terminal and before giving me output, it just ...
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Switch between tabs command

By mistake I may have deleted the Switch between tabs shortcut, now I want to add it as a custom shortcut but I can't find the command to add. How do I add it back? I'm using kali Linux and I'm ...
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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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gnome-terminal not copying and pasting

After highlighting material in a Linux command line window with my mouse and then, either 1) right click copy and paste or 2) center click to paste in the command line, nothing has been copied. I can ...
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Missing locales under Mint 17.1 - cannot display or enter multibyte chars in terminal

I am having multiple issues with locale and language settings in terminal (specifically, gnome-terminal). For testing purposes, in mint-locale I have set both Language and Region to "English, Canada ...
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Why pressing Ctrl-h in xterm + tmux sends “^?”?

xterm: $ echo $TERM xterm-256color $ stty -a speed 38400 baud; rows 52; columns 91; line = 0; intr = ^C; quit = ^\; erase = ^H; kill = ^U; eof = ^D; eol = <undef>; eol2 = <undef>; swtch = ...
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Opening multiple tabs in gnome-terminal, having them automatically password-lessly ssh to servers and do so using alias from my bashrc file

I regularly have to ssh into four or so servers we run, at the same time. I have aliased these like. SERVER1=root@server1 alias sshserver1='ssh -t ${SERVER1} "bash -rcfile .my_bashrc"' # Above line ...
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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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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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Home key not working in terminal

I am using GNOME Terminal 2.7.3 and zsh 4.3.9 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu) Home and End are not working. Nothing happens and nothing gets displayed when I press them. but they work when I press shift + ...
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Execute command in another terminal and closing it without killing command

For closing terminal without killing script/command we use & operator at last while calling command. Like: gedit & Here I used gedit as an example command Same thing I want to do on ...
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closing parent process(terminal) doesn't close a specific child process

I'm new to Linux and so far,I have come to understand that if we open a new process through a gnome-terminal eg: gedit & "& for running it in background", then if we close the terminal, gedit ...
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Can't change gnome-terminal tab's title from within ssh session on remote debian 8 machine

When I connect to a debian 8 server I can't change gnome-terminal tab's title, see for yourself: $ ssh deb6-server $ echo -en '\e]0;test\a' # title changes $ echo $TERM xterm-256color $ cat ...
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Changing gnome terminal transparency with a command in Ubuntu?

How can I change the transparency of the Terminal windows in Ubuntu with a command? I already know about the profile method but want a command so that I can quickly swap between transparent and ...
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Changing the preferences of Gnome-terminal from within the terminal

Is there any way that we can edit the terminal preferences like background, colors, etc., from within the command line itself? The terminal is Gnome-terminal. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 trusty tahr. I'm ...
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gnome-terminal : small gap at right side of screen (Ubuntu)

I use gnome-terminal on Ubuntu, and when the window is small (not maximized or fullscreen), my tmux statusline and the ZSH right prompt both stretch to the extreme right of the window, which is ...
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gnome classic terminal mouse double click selection

I am running ubuntu 12.04.5 lts. When I do a mouse double click selection I would like to select only a current word. For example in a line like: /home/xx/asdf right now the whole line gets ...
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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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gnome--terminal -e option not executing?

I want to open my terminal with some commands executed in it on bootup. So I wrote a script with following line in it: gnome-terminal --tab -t "MyPC" -e "sh -c 'firefox &;exec bash'" --tab -t ...
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indistinguishable active tab in gnome terminal

I am running Gnome 2.30.2 and Gnome Terminal 3.0.1 on my Debian Sid and recently the active tab became almost indistinguishable from other tabs. It is actually the same colour. Changing the themes ...