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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Physical Terminal (DEC VT220) issues with ZSH

I recently purchased a VT220 and all the hardware necessary to hook it to my macbook pro. After several hours of fiddling I got it working with a shell - my only problem is my shell of choice, ZSH, ...
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Background script run at login interrupted when I run tmux in terminal

In ~/.profile I run a script in the background (redshift for changing the screen temperature at night time). After logging in, I can open a terminal, and run tmux. However, at this point, redshift ...
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terminal logging doesn't complete when I close the terminal

This is the last line in my .bashrc (lines breaks inserted for readability): STARTTIME=`date +%F-%Hh-%Mm-%Ss-%N`; \ script -q -t 2> /home/USER/logs/$STARTTIME-timing.txt \ -c 'bash --rcfile ...
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Using tar on a file with an @ (at symbol)

I'm trying to extract a tarball using tar -xvf that's in the format (where * is any word character) *@*@*@*.tar.gz but I think tar is trying to find the file at a remote location. The error I get is ...
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How to launch an application with default “terminal emulator” on Ubuntu?

I wanted to execute some command in terminal emulator, like Konsole, but I need to make this cross-desktop. Is there some command like xdg-open, but for getting the default terminal emulator? I'm ...
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Terminal and Vim

I open a terminal then I open Vim. Then I work on my source code, but unfortunately I click on the close button of the terminal title bar and my work is lost. Is it possible to configure Vim such that ...
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How can I open a new terminal in the same directory of the last used one from a window manager keybind?

I'm using a tiling window manager and I switched from gnome-terminal with multiple tabs to multiple urxvt instances managed by the window manager. One of the features I miss is the ability to open a ...
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Is there a way to lock command line?

For example, in X session, I can use Ctrl-Alt-L to lock the screen, so it would ask for password to unlock and prevent somebody from messing with mine computer. But if I have an open terminal session ...
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16 Colors in ZShell

I only seem to be able to call 8 colors in my zshell prompt. Example: PROMPT="[%n@%{$fg[magenta]%}%m%{$reset_color%} %.] %# " Works fine. However, PROMPT="[%n@%{$fg[brmagenta]%}%m%{$reset_color%}...
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QT applications does support Unicode

My system is Gentoo amd64, and the desktop environment is Xfce4. So far, most applications works well, except the terminal and QT-family applications. The Chromium,Thunar, Thunderbird and many other ...
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Why are background jobs started by my shell living longer than the parent shell and controlling terminals?

It is commonly said that "&" puts the process into background execution, but that process would be killed when terminal is closed. But from what I see, everything I sent into background was ...
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How to attach terminal to detached process?

I have detached a process from my terminal, like this: $ process & That terminal is now long closed, but process is still running and I want to send some commands to that process's stdin. Is ...
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Ctrl + c will not kill process

I have looked for answers and so far have found nothing to answer my question. I am currently logging in to my Ubuntu server and upon running a process I can not run any of the interrupts on it. Here ...
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How can I easily determine which pseudo-terminal device a terminal emulator has been assigned?

I'm writing a little curses program and I want to redirect stderr to another terminal. However, the only way of determining the correct /dev/pts/X device to redirect to that I know of is to echo text ...
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Linux mint 12: change default editor and terminal

I have the sublime text editor located in usr/bin. How can I make it the default editor so I can do sublime /var/www/test.php? And can I change the default terminal to yakuake?
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is it possible to send a control sequence to a terminal emulator using the keyboard

If you type echo -e '\eZ' and hit return in a shell running in an xterm, you'll see that the terminal emulator prints an obscure code 1;2c. This seems to indicate that xterm interprets the VT100 ...
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Move to the beginning of a line in screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shell: how to go to the beginning of line when you are inside a screen? Normally to get to the beginning of a line in a terminal the command is Ctrl+a. While using GNU ...
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Terminal does not source .zshrc with custom colors for ls and cd command

I customized the directory and file colors for ls and cd + TAB. Here is my configuration. My configuration My system environment. Ubuntu 10.10 zsh 4.3.10 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu) oh-my-zsh // ...
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Reloading the $PATH from the GUI terminal

My machine is running Fedora 16 x86_64 I am trying to figure out why I can not get my GUI terminal window to refresh the path. I recently added a new location to the path (in .bash_profile), after ...
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Change xscreensaver lock option command

How could I change the lock option for the xscreensaver from the command line? Been looking around and couldn't find anything about it. xscreensaver-command -lock will lock it right away, which is ...
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how to resize horizontally a screen region

I am using screen to split my terminals but I would like to be able to resize the horizontal dimension of the split screens. If I do C-a :resize 10 I only change the vertical dimension to 10 lines. ...
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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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What do you use to manage your shell history? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Preserve bash history in multiple terminal windows Can I easily search my history across many screen windows? I rely on my shell history a lot, I use Ctrlr and arrow keys ...
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Can I access Nth line number of standard output?

Assuming a script that outputs a list of files: $> bash someScript.sh path/to/some/file path/to/the/file/i/want/to/work/with path/to/yet/another/file Now I want to have the second file-path as ...
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Is there any way to have console (rogue) mode programs take over only part of the terminal screen?

I like the command line because it preserves the context of what I'm doing. But if I use a "rogue" mode program like vi or less, the whole screen gets taken over. Is a middle way possible, where the ...
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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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console vim in screen session: remap Ctrl-Shift-Left, Ctrl-Shift-Right to not delete lines

I have my gvim setup so that I can select word-wise with Ctrl-Shift-Right, Ctrl-Shift-Left etc. (yes, I know it's a bad habit, but it works for me..). Unfortunately, these key combinations delete ...
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Why does reading from two connected pty's cause an infinite loop?

I want to fake a gsm modem for testing a program. I want the program to send AT-codes to me and that I can answer it back, kind of a VirtualSerialPort. But for some reason the data written from the ...
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How to replicate (fork) the current terminal

Say I am using terminal and have sshed to a remote machine and did something. How do I create a new terminal tab (or window) so I still has everything from the previous terminal window without having ...
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emacs syntax highlighting fails on my SSH client

I need to connect to a remote server by SSH to edit some documents. When I work at home, I SSH to the remote server using SSH Secure Shell and open emacs, but it doesn't fully highlight documents as I ...
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What causes delay in my keystrokes on OSX's Terminal application?

I'm using the OSX application Terminal to work remotely on Amazon EC2 servers through SSH. Occasionally and seemingly randomly, my keystrokes are delayed. I've tried reconnecting, restarting ...
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How to recover a 'lost' screen session?

Somehow I managed to close a screen window without screen 'noticing' it, so the session is still flagged as attached. This prevents me from re-attaching to this session. What can I do? me@iupr-serv8:~...
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How to find application's path from command line?

For example, I have git installed on my system. But I don't remember where I installed it, so which command is fit to find this out?
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TUI interfaces not displaying correctly

I have an Ubuntu 11.04 server on Amazon EC2 which cannot display TUI interfaces correctly, like on Midnight Commander or tree. I'm quite sure that this problem was not there when I set it up, and I ...
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How to change the colour of embedded terminal in linux mint 12 to be able to use `ls` and `byobu`?

I'm using Linux Mint 12 and am having problems with the embedded terminal in gedit. Using the default themes I'm unable to use 'ls' and 'byobu' as in part of their output foreground and background ...
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Show output on another “screen” and return to normal when done

I want a similar behavior as less vim nano etc. uses. Is this possible to achieve with bash?
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GUI for mount_afp?

I have installed mount_afp, so I can access my iMac via AFP on my PowerBook G4 running Debian XFCE. It works in Terminal (screenshot), but is there a GUI for it - like File Manager?
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Why does $TERM var equal linux with virtual terminals

Is there a terminal linux? I was experimenting with the machine to see how the virtual terminals work and when I echo $TERM it printed linux? Is this the default linux terminal? I tried searching for ...
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Difference between the terminal file and the terminal screen

I recently posted a question about terminals and this seemed like it deserved its own question. If the tty which would be synonymous with terminal, is just the device driver/device file itself, what ...
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Why use a pts for xterm or anything

I keep reading on multiple sites that pts device files are used for pseudo-terminals which are "not directly connected to the hardware" (ssh, telnet). Since xterm running on you machine is directly ...
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How to use SCSUDO to run scripts with positional parameters?

I am trying to use scsudo to run a number of defined commands to stop and start processes on a UNIX host. The issue I am experiencing is that scsudo does not seem to like the use of positional ...
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Why does “$i | sed” not work?

I have this code: if [ $i | sed -e "s/^.*\(.\)$/\1/" = "/" ] then echo "folder" else echo "file" fi where $i is something like this app4/ The code above should get the last char of the ...
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How to use scriptreplay?

I know I can replay terminal actions with: scriptreplay /path/to/$STARTTIME-timing.txt /path/to/$STARTTIME-log.txt But how can I replay the actions from, for example, the 2nd to the 3rd minute? ...
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Is there any way to get control over a terminal by ssh with no (screen) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I disown it a running process and associate it to a new screen shell? Let's say I'm install applications directly on to a Linux box. May I go to another machine ...
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wait for autossh connection to complete

I'm trying to create a script that runs a few commands that take a long time to execute and require a constant connection, but autossh user@server wait $! #or wait ${!} commandA commandB doesn't ...
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Disable scroll lock

We have a shell/tty based application that has ~1,000 users. It is running in an environment where X Server is not available. If a user accidently turns on the Scroll Lock, it makes it seem as if 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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Hardware code(s) from “sensors” command

When running the sensors command in the terminal, the output contains what appears to be some sort of unique identifier for each piece of hardware listed. This is the output, as you can see below, for ...
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Force GNU screen to reflow to current terminal width on reattach?

I would like to force GNU screen to reflow to the existing terminal width when I reattach a session. It seems to me this worked properly before I upgraded a machine to CentOS 6, but I cannot figure ...
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In terminal, I can search to end of log faster than the data gets there

[The Question] Is there some way to have the pipe/tee/write combo write lines immediately? ... if it can be done, what is the trade-off? [The Backdrop] My script sends a keypress to the terminal, ...