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

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Is it possible to `tail -f /dev/vcs`?

I would like to get a continuous stream of output from the virtual terminal. Is that possible? If not, why is tail -f not working here?
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Why is the unit separator (ASCII 31) invisible in terminal output?

The unit separator ASCII character (ASCII 31, octal 37), is visible in Vim as a ^_. But if I print the same file to the terminal, the character is invisible. This causes the fields on a line to get ...
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Schemes for linux tty and xterm

I actually prefer the font and colorscheme used when I'm in a tty terminal. After I start up a window manager, the colorscheme and font are completely different when I'm in xterm -- which is expected. ...
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is there a pastebin service that supports terminal escape sequences?

Is there a pastebin service that supports colors? I understand some of them have syntax hilighting, but I'd like to do arbitrary coloring, preferably using the terminal escape sequences. Example, i'd ...
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conio.h file missing error [closed]

I want to execute a .cpp file while contains the #include <conio.h> header file, but while executing I'm getting the following error: "program.cpp:4:20: fatal error: conio.h: No such file or ...
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Displaying week's number in certain format using ncal or cal

Don't you just love it when two commands each do one thing you want but neither do both? This is what cal does. Nice formatting. Lacks week numbers though. $ cal January 2012 Su Mo Tu We ...
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Open a terminal with a login prompt [closed]

I want to open a terminal (xterm, gnome-terminal, tilda, whatever) and have it prompt for a username and password to login as. I thought this would be simple but all my Google results are polluted ...
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stout can not append to large files

I have Ubuntu 13.10. I have a keylogger to help me remember what I did. Running keylogger prints output to the terminal when I run it like this: keylogger I added it to startup like this: ...
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bold text when using 256 colors

I am configuring colors in Mutt, but I think my problem is general to linux terminal. For the 16 predefined colors (such as red) I can make it bold, by specifying brightred However, when using 256 ...
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How to format textutil -excludedelements

I use Geektool on the Mac to display various information on my desktop. One feature of Geektoool is the ability to use shell mode to launch custom scripts or commands. I am not versed in any type of ...
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Remove multiline text with special chars from all files in a folder

I have multi-line text with special characters (i.e. //*(): etc) looking like following in multiple files in a folder that I'm trying to remove. Tried all different solutions using sed and awk but ...
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Backlight powersaving: Working in X11, but backlight does not turn off on virtual terminal. Gentoo, Asus EeePC 1015bx

I'm facing a puzzling issue on my laptop, an Asus EeePC 1015bx, which has an AMD C-60 APU and is running Gentoo. Although the screen powersave functions are working in X11, the backlight does not ...
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Apt-get Command not found for OpenDaylight

I am using OpenDaylight Ubuntu Mininet, when I want to do a sudo apt-get install it tells me Sudo: apt-get: command not found Here is the official code. [mininet@opendaylight ~]\>sudo apt-get ...
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Getting 256 colors to work in terminal multiplexer

tmux I followed Getting 256 colors to work in tmux: I have alias tmux='TERM=xterm-256color tmux' in ~/.bashrc and also set-option -g default-terminal "screen-256color" in ~/.tmux.conf In konsole: ...
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Emacs: Switching automatically to char-mode when switching to an ansi-term window

Say I have multiple windows open in Emacs 24.1 and that one of those windows is an M-x ansi-term window with a shell. By default, when I switch to an ansi-term window, Emacs activates Term: line run, ...
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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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what will ¬ do in bash?

While wanting to start gitg as backgrounded through writing gitg & I accidentally typed gitg ¬. This did not cause an error, instead I got with a later command in the same terminal (translated): ...
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How does clear command work?

I was recently trying to learn more about how the shell works and was looking at how the clear command works. The executable is located in /usr/bin/clear and it seems to print out a bunch of blank ...
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How to scroll in a terminal using keyboard?

How can I scroll in bash using only the keyboard? If it's not possible in bash, are there any other shells that support this?
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Convert rgba color value to a Terminal supported color

Randomly I will take the following example: rgba(122, 143, 186, 0.54) How can I convert this color to the closest Terminal supported color?
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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 ...
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How to bring back `irb` back to teminal screen

I run a program by irb that have rescue and retry statement. Accidentally, I closed the irb running terminal. But process itself is still alive like this. ps ax | grep irb 17749 pts/0 S+ 0:00 ...
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How can I check which terminal definitions are available?

The bulk of the question is in title, but to elaborate a little: On most Linuxes I can find /usr/share/terminfo -type f. But on Solaris machine I have nearby - this directory doesn't even exist. I ...
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Log file visualizer in a Terminal (UNIX) (terminal logging replay)

I need to log in to various servers via ssh, and its a useful thing to log the terminal (even things in smitty menus/AIX and with correct/exact date/time). I already have a solution for this: 0) # ...
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Combining local and remote terminal multiplexing

I use tmux regularly to easily handle multiple terminals on my local machine. Sometimes, I need to connect to a remote machine and start a script in one the terminals (i.e. a pane or window in tmux). ...
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Highlight patterns in command output (grep-like but without excluding lines) [duplicate]

I need a command that colorizes some symbol sequence in output of a certain command. I'd like it like grep make it. $ some-command | grep symbol-sequence However grep removed lines that isn't ...
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tmux: shared session, one user in a pane, another in another pane, two different cursors

I've decided to try tmux: have been reading the docs and googling around, trying to find a way to have two users sharing a session, each with a different cursor. However, giving 777 permissions to ...
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How do I increase my iterm (tmux) window scrollback (not the line scrollback)

When I want to scroll back, i.e. with my mouse (or with PageUp) I can only go up about 43 pages (about 2000 lines). Can I increase that? I have my terminal preference -> "Scrollback Lines" set to ...
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Can I enable framebuffer support in xterm [closed]

Can I enable framebuffer support in xterm? If yes, how can I do it? If no, what terminal emulator have a framebuffer support?
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In what directory can I find the list of terminal commands or the set of scripts that give each one its purpose/power?

Is it hidden or accessible? Also, can you create a new script and define a new command to execute system-wide by adding it to this directory and giving it the same privileges?
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Is it possible to edit the '$' or '#' symbols for users? [duplicate]

What file needs to receive edits in order to make such adjustments?
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Suse 11 vs. Suse 10 difference impacting terminal colors?

I have my dotfiles versioned on github (shameless fork of other people's fine work). At work, I have them on a central linux server (SuSE Enterprise Linux 10). I rsync them from a central management ...
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How to undo in spreadsheet calculator sc?

spreadsheet calculator sc is a very old console-based program. It does what the name says. I cannot find how to undo an operation in its man page. I currently use it together with RCS, ie. manually ...
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Broken history search after upgrade of oh-my-zsh

I did the auto-upgrade of oh-my-zsh a few days ago. Now my filtered history (type a few letters and up arrow) no longer works. I did not realize how dependent I became on it. EDIT: For example, I ...
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Switch user on terminal

I'm switching user using command: sudo su - userName On my terminal I always have: user@user directory $ (some command) But when I switch user I have only : $ (some commands) It is hard to ...
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Having an independent console to kill rogue process?

Sometimes a flash plugin starts using all the mem and CPU or an app is also behaving "naughtily" and my system starts to crawl until i finally get a terminal with htop up and kill the rogue process, ...
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Getting more output from NetCat

Currently I'm using the standard netcat -e /bin/sh to provide a remote shell for other computers to access. The problem is however that this shell is rather terrible, since it has limited output. For ...
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Window title in X shows wrong application name

I am using LXDE environment in Debian, but I think my question is general. When I have a window opened (i.e. terminal emulator running bash) the window has a window title with the text /bin/bash. When ...
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How Can I Change the Default arguments to gcc When I run Make “filename”

Forgive me if I posted this in the wrong Stack. Every time I run make for a file without any Makefiles in the directory, make still works and compiles the source code but only with the arguments: gcc ...
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Supply input to a program with a password prompt

Is there any Linux command which supplies multiple enter keys to another process which is running in a terminal till the other process dies? For example consider the command yes ' ' | ./ssr-sim ...
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Run command automatically after login?

Another quick question. I have installed f.lux on Ubuntu 12.04, however the program refuses to work unless I run a command xflux -l [longitude] -g [latitute] -k [temperature] So I've created an ...
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What are the responsibilities of each Pseudo-Terminal (PTY) component (software, master side, slave side)?

I am trying to figure out how a tty works1 (the work-flow and responsibilities of each elements). I have read several interesting articles about it, but there are still some blurry areas. This is ...
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Terminal data flows [duplicate]

When you press enter after entering information into the terminal, what path does the terminal take in order to determine what to do with the string? How can I inject a process at the front of that ...
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How to set a background image for urxvt?

How do I set a tiled background image in urxvt? I have tried the following alternatives in my .Xresources file: URxvt*backgroundPixmap: /home/jgg/Pictures/tiles/escheresque_ste.png;style=tiled ...
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tmux, TERM and 256 colours support

Introduction My question arises from the necessity of understanding why I have now (after multiple trials) Terminal and tmux which support 256 colours even with tput colors that tells me they are ...
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htop displays incorrectly on different vps

When I use "htop" command for linux (+F5), layout on 2 my vps different: Why on my first server I see broken tree?
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Terminator interface inside tilda emulator?

Does anyone knows how to use Terminator inside Tilda? I use Tilda emulator a lot but sometimes I need to have different terminal windows open to check things out and I don't want to open Terminator ...
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How can I close a terminal without killing the command running in it?

Sometimes I want to start a process and forget about it. If I start it from the command line, like this: redshift I can't close the terminal, or it will kill the process. Can I run a command in ...
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Function key mappings in telnet session to Universe Application

Our client uses Termtek terminals to connect to their Universe platform. More terminals needed and we can't get any. The alternative is to get winboxes and run wintegrate or try and get a Linux ...
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Why using cat on binary files messed up the terminal and how?

If I understand correctly the cat manual: concatenate files and print on the standard output cat will take files as argument and print them on standard output. What I don't get is if I use the ...