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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How do I check if a user has been created? [closed]

How do I demonstrate that these users have been created and are assigned to their a certain group? Can I do this by the command line or do I have to do it by the GUI (graphical user interface)
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Is my answer correct on what is the difference between ls > list and ls >> list [duplicate]

What is the difference between the commands ls > list and ls >> list? Is my answer correct? As my answer I have put the following. The command ls > list creates a new file named list and ...
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Tmux Terminfo problem with Zsh key bindings

Zsh in Emacs edit mode comes with the default key binding ALT + Backspace to delete a word on the right side of the cursor and ALT + D to delete a word on the left side. I would like to add the latter ...
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Converting colored output into html

There are tools providing coloured output: dwdiff -c File1 File2 # word level diff grep --color=always # we all know this guy ... The question is: How to convert their colored output of arbitrary ...
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Run script from GUI with terminal output

I would like to run a script from the GUI. For example a simple echo "hello" from the right click context menu. In my case I would set up an action in thunar like this: Then it appears in the ...
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Is there a command to list the users which user or root has created? [duplicate]

Is there a command where which I can input into terminal to list the users which have been created by a user or root? I don't want to use the GUI interface I'm wondering if there is a command.
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Why xfce4 terminal colors are so ugly? [closed]

Hello I have a big problem, I'm trying to install some nice color themes on fish and vim but it looks like that my xfce4-terminal has some ill looking internal colors. I installed gnome-terminal to ...
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How to prevent ELinks from staying in scrollback buffer?

After quitting elinks, the browser page history is lingering in my scrollback buffer, and therefore not returning to whatever was buffered on screen when I launched elinks. Inside a GNU screen with ...
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Unix “ls” command? [closed]

Can someone explain to me what are all the options available with the -la flags for the ls command ? I have read the man pages, but still not sure.
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I am using `&`: why isn't the process running in the background?

I know that I can append & to a command to run the process in the background. I'm SSH'ing into an Ubuntu 12.04 box and running a python program with $python program.py & -- but when I go to ...
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How can I pass function keys to htop in a tty?

I'm trying to use htop in tty1. However, some of the function keys don't appear to work as normal. F1 and F2 do nothing, and F3 seems to trigger setup (which should normally be triggered by F2). In ...
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8-bit input in gnome-terminal

I'm trying to switch from xterm to gnome-terminal but having trouble with alt keys. I have already disabled menu access keys, but I still need 8-bit inputs. In xterm I can set 8-bit inputs in ...
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How to set 256colors in xfce4-terminal 0.6.3 that is using the fish shell, always for all users

How to set 256colors in xfce4-terminal 0.6.3 that is using the fish shell, always for all users ? Can't find this info anywhere and it's getting hard.
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How does Raspbian draw images on the terminal?

When you turn a Raspberry Pi on, it displays three (or four) pictures of raspberries in the top-left corner of the screen. Now, as far as I know, you cannot draw images or any other non-text content ...
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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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How to create an X window which won't close by any way other than a terminal command

I'm trying to create a process that will start with X11, will be graphical and unkillable by my own user. More specifically, I have an urxvt drop-down terminal starting at startup and running a tmux ...
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How to substitute one color code for another in terminal?

Can I make bash automatically substitute one color code for another? For example, whenever a program outputs text wrapped in color code for bold foreground, I would like bash to actually use code for ...
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how to set up the format of a title of the tabs of Terminator?

I can't find any method of how to set up the format of a title of the tabs of Terminator. it's probably has to do with its config at ~/.config/terminator/config but how exactly? I want to shorten ...
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Giving a user permission to modify/edit/delete files in “/” directory (Not using Terminal, but with File Explorer)

I'm currently having an issue trying to give a user the permissions that the 'root' user has, which is to modify anything in the / directory. I've changed the /etc/passwd file but still no luck. I've ...
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How is the su command masking/protecting my password from being displayed on screen? [duplicate]

Apologies if this is an abstract question - I'll try to be as specific as possible. When I'm at the bash shell and switch to a different account via su - foo, I'm prompted for a password. The ...
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How to disable line wrap in a terminal?

I need to view large logs files using a bash shell. I was using less to open the files, but since the lines are too lengthy there is some kind of line/word wrapping going on. Since the files are ...
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Trying to understand .bashrc, env, and export

Disclaimer: Using bash. I just need some confirmation / correction on my understanding of these things: env is basically displaying the current environmental variables that are accessible to my ...
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How to overwrite the default shortcuts of the terminal in xfce?

I have xfce installed and use xfce terminal. I can't figure out how to overwrite the default shortcuts so that I can use Ctrl+C(V) for copy/paste in the terminal. So far in other desktop environments ...
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How to know if extglob is enabled in the current bash session?

I have a bash terminal open. I want to find out whether the option extglob is enabled or disabled in this session, before I change its value. How can I do this?
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Terminal colors changing when opening a new tab

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 (x64 desktop edition) and I have an issue in my terminal (bash) where my colors seem to get "saturated" and my line cursor changes to black when opening a new tab, the first ...
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Execute a shell script via crontab

Currently I got stuck by trying to execute a shell script via crontab. It does not work and I can't figure out what is wrong here. What I want to do is: Execute a javascript (index.js) file with ...
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is not possible to open the terminal emulator?

Hello all i can't open the terminal emulator, when i try to do it, i can see the lines on the picture and then gets closed. i tried to create a new user but is giving, it worked but i can't compile ...
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Linux Terminal autologin only once after reboot

I'm trying to have my computer automatically log in as a specific user after reboot on an Arch Linux machine. I followed the guide from the Arch Linux Wiki, ran # systemctl edit getty@tty1 and pasted ...
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xterm no absolute path found for shell

I am trying to run a script in SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 from java using ProcessBuilder. Codes for this follows: ProcessBuilder pb = new ProcessBuilder("xterm", "-e", "script_path"); Process pr = ...
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bash's pseudo terminal master [duplicate]

I learn when we use pts, there is master of pts. Then, when we type the characters on the pts(which is the terminal of bash), not only the output of bash goes to pts but also its master? I confirm ...
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How to have Terminator display remote hostname in title bar? [duplicate]

When I am SSH'ed into any one of my Linux devices, the title bar on Terminator displays user@hostname, where hostname is the computer I am SSHing from, rather than the computer I am SSH'ed into (i.e. ...
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Ctrl-s hang terminal emulator?

I came across a sentence in vimdoc: Note: CTRL-S does not work on all terminals and might block further input, use CTRL-Q to get going again. and this key indeed hangs my vim. I was ...
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Removing ISO 9660 from USB using Terminal

I received a USB flash drive that contains a pre-installed ISO 9660 (Joliet) image on it. To delete the image and free up space on the drive, I attempted to use sudo rm -rf /Volumes/ISONAME via a ...
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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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New line after the command prompt

Is there any way I can configure terminal applications to display command text from front of $ to under the user name on terminal window? See image attached. I use terminator.
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Why is the password I entered not visible?

Below is an image of the process I took to create a user on bash in Linux. I understand that the password shouldn't be displayed for security purposes, but what I mean is, why do asterisks (or the ...
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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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What is the best text-mode browser? [closed]

I am looking for one that is updated frequently and has support for many things.
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Changing fonts in the Mate terminal application

How would I change the font of my terminal in FreeBSD to the Noto Sans font? I am interested in Noto's support for a wide variety of Unicode characters. I downloaded the font using the package manager ...
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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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Syntax highlighting in the terminal

Lots of programming-oriented editors will colorize source code. Is there a command that will colorize source code for viewing in the terminal? I could open a file with emacs -nw (which opens in the ...
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How I can change the home directory of the sftp server on MAC OS X?

I'm trying to set up SFTP's home directory on a MAC OS X Mavericks for user my_user. Now, it looks like: /Users/my_user (i got it with sftp> pwd command) but I want it be: ...
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Override obxprop | grep “^_OB_APP” values with Bash

I'm used to launch some of my apps from bash, like Irssi with Tmux, in the following way: #!/bin/bash urxvt -icon "/usr/share/icons/irc.png" -title "IRC" -e /bin/bash -i -c "tmuxinator irssi" But ...
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Relations between control characters, signals and terminal

What are the relations between control characters and signals? Or are they unrelated? Are control characters received by a terminal? After a terminal receives a control character, is the terminal ...
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exit tmux window without quitting the Terminal program

OK I'm new to this. I installed tmux to run a several days experiment. After typing tmux new -s name I got a new window with green banner at the bottom. I compile and run java program. Now I do not ...
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Delete file returned by “mpc search” with single command

using the mpc search command I can find a the filename of a song like so: mpc search title 'Two Weeks' The output would look like this: Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks.mp3 Since I also know the location ...
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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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How to use wget to process a html file before downloading a file [closed]

I'm trying to write a bash script to download a certain file. In order to download the file, you need to be logged in, first to access he file, secondly because the file is generated with you ...
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Copy a long single-line text from a terminal with undesired change-line

locate ... | less outputs a long path, which is shown as several lines in the terminal, although it is actually a single line. I copy the path from the terminal by selecting the text with mouse and ...
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How can I determine if a process is running unseen in terminal?

For ex - if I enter ping one.com the process will keep running - if I want to stop that process, I can type Ctrl C which if I'm not mistaken, will kill the process completely. If instead, I stop it ...