A terminal is an environment for text input/output. Inside the terminal, one runs command-line and text mode programs (including shells).

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
2answers
30 views

Java programs not running in terminal

I have java 8 installed on fedora 20. Any java program runs perfectly fine via eclipse but when I run the same program on terminal it reports an error saying 'could not load main class' . what could ...
1
vote
1answer
17 views

Tmux displaying quotes/messages on startup

I have installed tmux on Linux Mint Debian Edition and every time I start it or create a new pane/window it displays a random quote or message above the prompt. It's driving me crazy and I cannot seem ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Difference between tty and ttyS and pts and vcsa? [on hold]

I can't understand what is difference among tty, ttyS, pts and vcsa? Are they same? when we connect a serial cable to a server which hosts unix-like operating system, which ones of these type of ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

-devilspie doesn't play nice with spawning new terminals

I'm trying to configure devilspie so that on detection of opening a certain directory it runs a script to mount that directory over a network. I don't think the script itself is too important but ...
0
votes
2answers
26 views

ssh from screen leads to unknown terminal error

I'm trying to make an ssh connection (via lsh) from one Ubuntu host to another from within screen. If I try to run mc right after that I get the following error: Unknown terminal: screen-256color-s ...
5
votes
1answer
260 views

Whenever I type some wrong command, my terminal tries to run that command in the background

Something strange started happening to my terminal. Whenever I type some wrong command it tries to run that command in the background. hegeek@colinux: ~# l [9]+ Stopped l thegeek@colinux: ~# ...
3
votes
1answer
529 views

Activating colors in links2 (text mode)

I can't seem to see colors in links2 (text mode), even after playing with my TERM settings. The links2 manpage and README.Debian don't specifically address this issue. Also, command-line options like ...
2
votes
2answers
9k views

What is the command or hotkey for stopping a running program in DrJava?

I installed DrJava about a week ago. Its been working fine so far but I ran into an infinite loop and wanted a way to stop the program from running without having to force DrJava to quit. Is there a ...
1
vote
2answers
33 views

how to use nohup while still sending stderr to the terminal

nohup automatically redirects stderr to stdout, but I want to send it to the terminal (it shows progress). How can I do that?
1
vote
1answer
133 views

reliable way to give all read/write access recursively in CentOS 7

What is the most reliable way to give all users read/write privileges for a given directory and all of its subdirectories and files in CentOS 7? In an eclipse web application project that uses ...
0
votes
3answers
85 views

Tilde on unix:hpux and / or solaris

On Linux press F9 return a correct ~ On unix(solaris or hpux) return 0~ How to set correct tilde on those systems?
5
votes
2answers
96 views

Silent GnuPG password request with bash commands

I'm trying to hide the "output" of a gnupg command, but it seems that it is always printed. the command is: echo "thisprogramwørks" | gpg -q --status-fd 1 --no-use-agent --sign --local-user D30BDF86 ...
3
votes
1answer
31 views

Background color whitespace when end of the terminal reached

I am working with control sequences for text formatting and have stumbled upon some unexpected behavior. I have some text to output, in the middle of this text there is some smaller text block ...
6
votes
2answers
398 views

Can I use the mouse to properly select text in less?

I've just discovered that I can add the following lines to ~/.vimrc. set mouse=a :vmap <C-C> "+y This has the effect of being able to select text with the mouse (i.e. in visual mode), and ...
2
votes
3answers
155 views

How can I select and copy file names in the command line without using the mouse?

Typically, when I want to perform an action on a file I discovered in the terminal after calling [ls], I would have to - with my mouse - highlight, left click, copy file name, type the command in then ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

dsniff not showing

How can I check a package? I installed dsniff and I can't access any of it's tools from terminal. I type arpspoof and nothing. Tab key doesn't autocomplete. Dsniff is installed using sudo apt-get ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Gimp canvas resize through terminal

I have multiple images in wrong canvas sizes and I need to resize them like this: for i in *; do blabla $i -resize 500x500 $i; done I can already resize image with convert tool but I need to resize ...
-1
votes
0answers
22 views

accessing router through terminal [closed]

I am setting a ftp server on fedora 20(vsftpd). And all the basic configurations are complete. But now I have to tell my router about ports that need to remain open. However, this is possible from ...
14
votes
6answers
18k views

Best way to use a shell with Cygwin in Windows 7

I installed Cygwin, to be disappointed that bash by default runs within "cmd.exe". I googled around and found Console2. It's not a particularly well-designed application, as doing adjustments is ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

Terminator not working!

Terminator is my choice of terminal in debian. I somehow broke it while playing with its profile preferences. I cant open it normally as other applications. However after becoming root i can access ...
-1
votes
2answers
16 views

OpenDNS automatic diagnostic

I've contacted OpenDNS support because advertising are not filtered on this site http://www.backpackerboard.co.nz/ They asked me to read this manual instructions ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

why are colors mixed up in CentOS 7 terminal?

I have CentOS 7 running as a guest OS inside a VirtualBox host. I opened a terminal to write some commands, but the colors are all messed up as shown in the following print screen: It looks ...
1
vote
3answers
20 views

Order of text jumbled when printing

We run an automated process which changes the data structure in a file, and it has run for about a year without any issues. It has just started failing and I have narrowed the problem down to one of ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Corrupted gnu-screen session not displaying UTF-8 correctly

(Edited to clarify the role of Emacs in the problem with the display.) My current gnu-screen session has gotten corrupted somehow, and Emacs fails to display UTF-8 characters properly. I've ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

Escape sequences for function keys (F1-F12), especially F11 and F12

I want to use the terminal multiplexer byobu, so I need to use the function keys (F1-F12). However, I am accessing a remote machine via SSH, so I need to send function keys over SSH. (I'm running ...
8
votes
4answers
53k views

How do I exit or cancel a bad bash command?

I expect to get some flak for this, but I can't find the answer anywhere. It seems like it should be so obvious. Sometimes, when I type a bad command in a bash terminal, the cursor just jumps down to ...
14
votes
2answers
3k views

How does a Linux terminal work?

If you fire up a terminal and call an executable (assuming one thats line oriented for simplicity) you get a reply to the command from the executable. How does this get printed to you (the user) does ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

How would I start a program when I login to terminal? [duplicate]

Simple question, but too generic to find on google I guess. How would I set-up a program to run every time I opened terminal? for example; ever time I open the Terminal it runs hello.sh which would ...
6
votes
2answers
81 views

Why does the terminal echo keystrokes when commands are running?

I was recently running tail -f on a log file of a server that was running, trying to diagnose a bug, when I accidentally bumped the keyboard and typed some characters. They got mixed in with the ...
0
votes
2answers
30 views

Which file should be sourced in .devishrc to permanently change the hitch-file? [closed]

By default, in DEVISH (at least for me) the hitch file used is mhitch.py... I can change the hitch using the -h option for the shfile command, but I need to permanently set it to something... Any ...
1
vote
1answer
20 views

automatic line on every terminal tab open

I started getting this weird line every time I open a new terminal tab. 3='cd -3' ruby-2.1.5 ➜ /Volumes/dev_directory It started about a month ago and I've looked in the ~/.profile ~/.bashrc ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

How to install most recent version of Eclipse via the Terminal

I'm new to Linux and have just been given a VM of Oracle Linux to work with. I need to install Eclipse on it and, after a bit of research, discovered that this could most easily be done with the ...
1
vote
2answers
107 views

tmux blocks certain things on my Mac

I really like tmux and use it often so I set the following in my .zprofile: [[ $TERM != "screen" ]] && exec tmux so when I open a new window, tmux will be there for me. However, there are ...
3
votes
2answers
261 views

How do I select text from terminal by using keyboard only?

I used to select text via mouse click+drag but I want to know if I can do the same thing via the keyboard only? I am talking about selecting text with the help of the keyboard on gnome-terminal, etc. ...
48
votes
3answers
53k views

How to display `top` results sorted by memory usage in real time?

How can I display the top results in my terminal in real time so that the list is sorted by memory usage?
0
votes
1answer
1k views

CentOS 7 add new user with root privileges

I am reading this tutorial, and trying to create a new user with root privileges and then block root access via ssh in a CentOS 7 server. The problem is that the new user is blocked from doing root ...
-1
votes
0answers
21 views

Startup script run “oh my zsh”

I want "oh my zsh" to run below script each time it loads "echo 'export PATH=$PATH:/Applications/orca' >> ~/.bash_profile; source ~/.bash_profile" this would easily run orca software each ...
5
votes
6answers
3k views

Is there a (light-weight) replacement for `rxvt-unicode`?

I am currently using rxvt-unicode as a terminal emulator. Since I also like the configurability of terminal emulators from GNOME and KDE, I wonder whether there is some kind of replacement for ...
2
votes
0answers
32 views

“at” (batch) job + dialog = nothing

The goal: to be able to get an "infobox" to open in a terminal after some time; alarm clock style, (on a Debian derived linux box). However: > at now + 3 min dialog --infobox "Time to attend to ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Get current terminal name

How do I fetch the current terminal name? I mean to the name that ps shows in the TTY column, e.g.: root@dor-desktop:/home/dor/Documents/LAMP_setup/webs_install/do/install# ps aux | egrep ...
1
vote
1answer
566 views

UTF-8 in Terminator

I use the Terminator terminal emulator, and out of pure boredom, I installed and attempted to run this program: https://github.com/thiderman/doge. However, it requires UTF-8 encoding to work. I ...
11
votes
2answers
12k views

Refresh aliases and functions after defining new aliases and functions?

When I define a new alias in .bash_aliases file or a new function in .bashrc file, is there some refresh command to be able immediately use the new aliases or functions without closing the terminal ...
4
votes
9answers
383 views

How to quickly add some space in the terminal?

I often find myself scrolling back through the terminal with the mouse-wheel to see the first of many C++ template errors issued by a command. Anticipating this, I'll hold down the Return key to give ...
4
votes
1answer
31 views

Posix command that moves cursor to specific position in terminal window

in school we have been assigned a homework in which we are suppose to print an ascii art into a terminal window. A input is data in format [x_coordinate, y_coordinate, char_ascii_value] (there is no ...
2
votes
1answer
33 views

Why does the `users` command return different users depending on whether I ssh or open a new terminal?

How does users define what users are logged in? If I ssh into a box twice, I see my username twice listed if I execute users. However, if I create a new login shell via sudo su -, I do not see root ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

gnome-terminal broke after adding command to initialize

I just broke my gnome-terminal. At the options I tried to force my terminal to open with 256 colors adding the command: export TERM=xterm-256color but now my terminal open and exits immediately. ...
1
vote
2answers
16 views

How to input Chinese (JCK) in console without X running

Is it possible at all to input JCK languages (Traditional Chinese in my case) in the console without having X-windows running? All the help I have found online for Chinese input assume that X and ...
2
votes
1answer
26 views

Shift + Ctrl + C (terminal copy) doesn't work since I installed Awesome WM

The title sums it up. Since I installed Awesome WM I can't use Shift+Ctrl+C to copy text from terminal (although Shift+Ctrl+V still pastes)
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Synchronize strings copied on vim with the xserver clipboard [duplicate]

How to copy a string in vim under terminal and get it available in the main clipboard? Seems that by default, is not possible to copy from vim to my browser, for example
3
votes
1answer
20 views

sudo command inside heredoc block in a ssh session is not working

When i use heredoc and put all the commands inside heredoc as, ssh -t -i master.pem cloud-user@$1 <<EOSSH sudo service x restart sudo service y restart EOSSH it throws error as, ...