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What type of terminal to support if implementing a terminal emulator? [closed]

I have heard that VT100 is the de facto standard. Does it mean if I can just support VT100 and then my terminal can work for existing commandline applications without big problems? If not, how to make ...
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Scroll to the last command on Terminal? (like OS X Terminal marks)

Mac OS X Terminal marks are incredibly useful. For example, when I type a command that echoes a lot output, it's easy to read the beginning with Cmd+Up. It will scroll to the last command and ...
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Insert/overwrite mode in fish

I'm using Linux Mint on a MacBook and on its keyboard the equivalent for the INSERT key is the combination Fn + RETURN. At the moment I can only see the intended behavior of this combination in GNU-...
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center current line in terminal emulator

One feature of emacs buffers (even ansi-term, shell, and eshell) that I really like is the ability of C-l to "center" the current line in the terminal so that the top half of the screen still contains ...
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Is there a terminal emulator which remembers the output from its last run?

While modern desktop environments usually start all the applications which were open in the previous session and some terminal emulators may even open as many tabs as before, I've never seen a ...
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Do any open source Linux terminals and fonts support ligatures?

The PragmataPro Font has some really killer examples where they render == as a single character and clean up a lot of other stuff. Would any Linux terminals support this? And are there any ...
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dmesg -n7 has no effect in virtual terminal

When I type dmesg -n7 in console (ie when I switch to tty1 using Ctrl+Alt+F1) I can see all debugging messages (new disks plugged in, etc). When I type dmesg -n7 in virtual terminal (terminal ...
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colours specified in terminal emulator? [duplicate]

In terminal editors one can specify a set of colors - a theme - which should be used. In konsole and x-terminal-editor one can set up 16 colors, they seem not to be named, rather only numbered. ...
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Does “color” in TERM always mean I can use colors?

Should the following always indicate that I can use escape sequences and tput to colorize things? if [[ $TERM == *"color"* ]]; then true else false fi
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Switching (su) to a paswordless account

I've made account A passwordless with passwd -d A. Now, when I log in as user B from a terminal and run su A I can switch to user A (and I am not even asked for a password). If, however, I log as ...
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Capture tmux status bar content

I wrote an addon to tmux, tmux-gitbar, it adds to tmux status bar some information about the current Git working tree (name of local and remote branch, working tree is clean?, etc.). So basically it's ...
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Make terminal content fit the window size

I have a fluxbox environment that uses Eterm to open a telnet connection to my server. I set Eterm to have the biggest fint possible, but it's not full-width. Is there a way to set Eterm to make the ...
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Get the terminal emulator name inside the shell script

I have used pstree to find the name of the parent emulator of running shell script using something similar to the following: pstree -s $PPID | awk -F '---' '{print $6}' This works in my current ...
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how to find keycodes for Aterm backspace, and deletekey

I downloaded compiled, and installed aterm 1.0.1. and I cannot get the backspace or delete keys to work. I've tried everything I've found on the net about it. aterm*backspacekey: \010 aterm*deletekey:...
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Cannot run evilvte (VTE terminal emulator) as user - except via SSH

I have compiled evilvte from source, on an old Nokia N810 tablet. When I try to run it as user, it opens and then immediately closes. If I try as su root it works fine. I can also run run it as user ...
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What should my terminal emulator do with DC1 control codes?

I'm writing an ansi-compatible terminal emulator, and I'm implementing different control codes in the order I encounter them. One oddity while using lynx is a plethora of DC1 / XON control codes (0x11)...
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Change default terminal emulator on Debian

I'm trying to change my terminal emulator from xterm to eterm on Debian Jessie. I can't seem to find the tty config files. I've ran: sudo find / -name tty*.conf but that doesn't yield any results. ...
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How to programatically send break signal (Magic SysRq) through serial terminal

I have following setup - I have 2 computers connected by serial connection (null modem) emulating vt220. I'd like to send break signal (Magic SysRq) from shell script - is it possible without writing ...
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Where are characters typed into a terminal saved?

Using xterm and bash 4.3 from the (pseudo-)terminal pts/10 we type (█ is the cursor): test@debian:~$ ps PID TTY TIME CMD 13128 pts/10 00:00:02 bash 21037 pts/10 00:00:00 ps test@debian:...
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Terminal vs Terminal emulator [duplicate]

I am trying to clarify my understanding of terminal here. Terminal is actually a device (keyboard+monitor). When in CLI mode, the input from your keyboard goes directly to shell and also displayed on ...
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Howto change the cursor symbol to a unicode special character?

I want to change my terminal cursor symbol to a blinking, orange "lamda-sign", how can i do that? I don't want to change PS1 or anything at the prompt, but the cursor shape and behaviour itself. ...
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Open remote BMC console and interact

I have a server running CentOS I will address as the master. I have been reading several solutions for different scenarios. However, I'm still having trouble grasping the idea of what is required to ...
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Show colors in gVim embedded terminal

Does anyone know how to show colors in the gVim embedded terminal? For instance when you do a !git diff file.c.
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Control pseudo-terminal (/dev/pts/*) assignments

Is there any way to control which pseudo-terminal (/dev/pts/*) a connection is given? For example, I have multiple thin clients each running individual terminal sessions to a RHEL server over SSH, I ...
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How can I make my Zsh theme (“fade”) look good in urxvt?

I am using Arch Linux and as a newbie I don't have any preference for a terminal emulator yet. Since rxvt-unicode seems to be the most popular one, I thought I'd try that first. I'm configuring it ...
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How to programmatically check if the terminal supports italics?

I'd like to check if the current terminal is able to display italics correctly. Checking that manually is easy: echo -e "\e[3mfoo\e[23m" If the output is foo, the terminal (-emulator) supports ...
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Slow gtk-based terminal emulators vs konsole and xterm

I'm on an atom-powered (read: under-powered) netbook, which is nevertheless sufficient for most of my needs (it has good graphical acceleration for videos and 2D graphics such as the browser, and ...
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Why do multiple instances of Mate-terminal have the same PID?

I've noticed, that all mate-terminal instances I start, be it inside a mate-terminal or via a link button, have the same PID. For example, I got something like $ wmctrl -lp <omitted lines that ...
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Unity Terminal Emulator Information

Q1-->Is the Terminal Emulator in the Unity Launcher the Unity Terminal Emulator? Q2-->If so, then what is its name? If not,then: 3) Which Terminal Emulator does Unity use in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? 4) And ...
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How to hold terminal open (excepting gnome-terminal)?

I find useful the gnome-terminal feature of editing (and creating) profiles with the option of holding the terminal open after the command exists. (I like to use context menu file manager to run ...
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Why is sage not cooperating with urxvt?

I am having problem getting the computer algebra system sage to cooperate with my terminal rxvt-unicode-256color. For instance, issuing the clear command returns an error sage: clear 'rxvt-unicode-...
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Bind C-i and TAB keys to different commands in terminal applications via .inputrc

For what I have tried, "TAB" and "C-i" in .inputrc seems to mean the same thing, whatever I bind to one is bound to the other. I know that originally, it was the same thing and that this behavior is ...
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Where can I find the speciation that a terminal emulator must meet?

I'm interested in writing a terminal emulator for fun. I roughly understand the division of labor between the shell and the terminal emulator from this post: What is the exact difference between a &#...
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prevent multi-line paste in bash

I often use ctrl+c to copy text from some gui application and then paste it into my terminal emulator (terminator), using right-mouse-click-menu and paste. Sometimes I forget that the clipboard ...
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Can I change terminal type used to login through SSH?

When I login on some particular server through SSH (which I do not have admin access to), I get the following error: urxvt-unicode: Unknown terminal type (I also don't want to change my terminal type ...
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Connecting a VT100 terminal to Redhat Linux

I have the following Linux box: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.2 (Tikan ga) x86 I'm trying to connect to it, using a Mainframe integration product which supports only the VT100 protocol. ...
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How are long command lines ( > $COLUMNS ) automatically wrapped to a new line?

There are several points where I/O is passed through, some of which (to my knowledge) are the shell, pty, tty, termios, terminal emulator application. In most terminal emulators, long command lines (...
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Terminal Emulator with CTRL+Scroll Zoom

Are there any Linux Terminal Emulators that offer "control & scroll zoom" (allowing you to adjust the visible size of fonts by holding down ctrl and scrolling your mouse-wheel)? Recently on ...
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How to disable mouse support in terminal?

I'm asking this question while using xfce4-terminal, but I'm interested in a general solution: is there a way to stop a terminal emulator announcing mouse support in consoles? I need mouse-select and ...
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What could be the reason for a delayed display of the prompt ?

When I click on the Xfce-Terminal Logo, the terminal window opens, but for about 30 seconds there is no prompt and no reaction to a command. On the picture below, the lower window already attained ...
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How to disable “Program '/bin/bash' crashed” warning when killing the shell?

I'm using Kubuntu 14.04. When I exiting terminal emulator (konsole or yakuake) by doing something like kill -9 $$ it doesn't close, and saying: Warning: Program '/bin/bash' crashed. How could I ...
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Reading char-by-char silently does not work

I'm trying to read user input char by char, silently, as follows: while [ 1 ]; do read -s -N 1 ... done While this loop works perfectly using VNC (xterm), it works only partially using putty (...
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term definitions not found

I am trying to select best term for UNIX terminal , checked the term information post , but when I try to get information about ls /lib/term* its not defined. However I did find ls /lib/libtermcap....
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How is the display updated when the erase character is typed in a terminal emulator?

As I understand it, when typing characters in a terminal emulator they appear because they are "echoed". We imagine that the terminal is a separate device communicating with the computer via a two-way ...
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Multiple tabs in PuTTY

I connect to RHEL 7 via Putty. I want to have multitab functionality inside. But when I press "Ctrl-Shift-T" nothing happen. How can I have multitab functionality?
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Change key mappings for xfce4-terminal

Hi I'd like to change the key mappings slightly in xfce4-terminal, maybe similar to adding Xterm.VT100.translations to .Xresources. In particular, I want to make ctrl-backspace delete the last word, ...
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Why can't Emacs running in a terminal distinguish Ctrl+; from “;”?

This question arose from my previous question on emacs beta. In short I want to bind C-; to an Emacs functions in a terminal, but it seems that something captures this key before it reaches Emacs: ...
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Modular $TERM for different terminal emulators

Is there a way to set different $TERM for different terminal emulators. For example if I am in xterm the $TERM will read xterm-256color, in urxvt urxvt-256color, in sakura xterm-256color and in tmux ...
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Prevent transparent font on Termite when using Compton

Termite dropped their Opacity-Option, so you have to define a Opacity-Rule in Compton to make the Terminal transparent, and the font is also transparent. How can I change that? Anybody has an Idea? ...
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Terminal not reporting resize properly

I'm having a problem where when I resize my terminal, it doesn't seem to be reported properly and so none of the applications in it don't display properly. For example: If I open a terminal, remote ...