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 can I use fdisk to create a ntfs partition on /dev/sdx?

I would like to know how to create a ntfs partition on /dev/sdx. I could not figure out if I should use partition type 7 86 or 87. What is the full list of commands to use?
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How can the read/write speed of a partition or drive be measured? [duplicate]

How can I preferable from the terminal measure the read and write speeds of /dev/sdx?
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control-w (delete word) deletes whole line in MariaDB client

I've been using the original MySQL client for "eons" and I'm rather accustomed to using bash-like shortcuts in it. One of my more frequently used ones is to use control-w to delete the word before the ...
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What does root directory mean? [closed]

What does it means when they say "Move into the root directory of the kernel you wish to patch" please explain me in detail cause I'm new to this environment.
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How do I get a service on a remote CentOS 7 server to persist after I log out?

I am experimenting with running Spring Boot apps on a remote CentOS 7 web server which has been successfully serving up apps on Apache and a stand-alone tomcat instance since day one. However, when I ...
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Making vim the default editor when I double click a file

When I run vim from the start menu, it opens up an xfce terminal window and runs vim. However, when I set vim to be my default text editor and double-click a file, it runs in xterm instead of the xfce ...
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Clear to end of line uses the wrong background color in tmux

In ZSH prompt expansion, the command %E is supposed to "Clear to end of line." This works: However, it does not work in tmux: The issue seems to be with BCE (Background Color Erase). In screen, I ...
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Terminal based Norton Commander program

I am looking for a terminal-based file manager like the good old Norton Commander or Total Commander...but all I have found so far are graphical and hence don't run in terminal. Is there any?
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Clear to end of line uses the wrong background color in screen

In ZSH prompt expansion, the command %E is supposed to "Clear to end of line." This works. We see it in the grey bar going all the way across. However, if I call "screen", the %E stops working: ...
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How is sudo interrupted in xterm on Ctrl-C? [duplicate]

Please explain in detail (including tty related stuff) how is a sudo foreground process on a X terminal emulator actually killed on the Ctrl-C. See the following example please: $ sudo -u test_no_pw ...
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Can't exit i3 because no sensible terminal emulator is installed

I am trying to setup Arch Linux, and after getting the most basic stuff setup I installed and ran i3 with: pacman -S i3 dmenu xorg xorg-xinit startx It finally started, but I can't exit it. After ...
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CentOS 7 Encrypt a PDF

I've recently upgraded our server from CentOS 6 to CentOS 7 and I am having issues getting pdf encryption working on it. On CentOS 6 I installed libgcj and then the pdftk package. I could then ...
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bash: no job control in this shell

I have a minimal Linux system. init is /bin/bash, only bare minimum of libraries in /lib/, /dev/ is populated statically, no daemons running (no udev, ..) When bash starts, I get following error: ...
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Set a ZSH shell variable using mintty?

I have configuration files that I use to make my PS1 fancy. The design depends on the presence of a particular font. If the font isn't present, the PS1 looks ugly. I share access to a webmaster ssh ...
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running commands from files [closed]

Let's say that I write some commands in a file let's say cmake although it doesn't need to be cmake run writing some commands in a text file. example filename: cmake_command cmake ...
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Take high quality screenshots of my terminal window

I'm writing a book and sometimes I must show some screenshots taken from my terminal window. Problem is they are not good for print, so I need to increase their quality (resolution). Is there any way ...
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How to write a luit command that outputs a file

I need help formatting a luit command so I can write a file that I'm trying to fix the encoding for. What I have write now is luit -encoding gbk cat santi.txt, but I would like this to have the output ...
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Remnants of previously closed file displayed in terminal

On several Unix servers, I have seen below behavior: I list all the files using ls -lrt: 3 files are being shown up I open one of the files using vi editor I close the open file Now in some Unix ...
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A command that takes a single numeric argument and prints out the day of the week based on the formula

days=('Sunday''Monday') days=('Tuesday''Wednesday') days=('Thursday''Friday') days=('Saturday') for numbers in "S@"; do if [ $numbers -ge 0 ]; then result=$(($numbers ...
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Readline: Binding an ANSI escape sequence to a key

I would like to bind a key with bash / readline, to clear the bottom of my console screen. The ANSI sequence to clear the bottom of the screen is \e[J, so I tried to add the following line to my ...
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Scroll by line in terminal rather than by page Shift + PgUp

Is there a keyboard way to scroll the terminal by line the same way we scroll with mouse wheel? Shift+PgUp/PgDown give only by-page scrolling. I would like to scroll slowly as with mouse wheel. My ...
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generate new terminal (any) window from a script

I would like to run a script that detects the current terminal and generates a new terminal window, in the background, with a shell command (e.g. htop) I get the desired outcome at the command line: ...
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How work tunnel to gnome connection manager

Someone using gnome connection manager? (http://kuthulu.com/gcm/?module=home&lang=). I need setup the tunnel for connection but i don't understand how to configure, help please!
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Help with the PS and TTY?

I have this question for you guys: I execute on a different shell 'sleep 600'. I open a different terminal and I executed 'ps' to see my current process , however , I dint see any sleep process. I ...
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Script with nested for loops [closed]

This is the code and I need to display in the terminal like this way: (1,1) (1,2) (1,3) (1,4) (1,5) (2,1) (2,2) (2,3) (2,4) (2,5) (3,1) (3,2) (3,3) (3,4) (3,5) (4,1) (4,2) (4,3) (4,4) (4,5) but ...
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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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How to prevent random console output from breaking the terminal?

There are many questions on SE that show how to recover from terminal broken by cat /dev/urandom. For those that are unfamiliar with this issue - here what it is about: You execute cat /dev/urandom ...
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Bash file is unable to execute on linux terminal: Socket Programming

I have written some codes for socket programming namely socket and plug. To execute them together I am trying to use the below bash file but I get the following errors. I did execute the command ...
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Open file with started vim from outside (in terminal)

I have a started vim. I suspended it (Ctrl+Z). So I was in terminal session and I would like to open some file with the same vim session (new tab). I can open the file in new vim session. Actually, ...
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How to see what accounts connected with ssh are running

Using the question here I can see the users connected with ssh. Is there a way to see (from terminal) what program the users connected with ssh are running? EDIT The ssh users are running commands as ...
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What really is bash? (or any linux shell) [duplicate]

I understand bash as a window where I can type commands to linux. Reading the wikipedia, I've learned that there were various shell applications throughout the history. First, I understood bash as ...
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access to ttyusb0 as normal user

I am trying to access a serial device, which is attached as: "/dev/ttyUSB0". crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 188, 0 Nov 29 15:45 ttyUSB0 For that I created a new udev rule: SUBSYSTEM=="tty", ...
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Linux Mint partition doesn't appear in Disk Util (El Capitan).

i have two problems here! I'm pretty new to dual booting on OS X, I'm trying to dual boot with Linux Mint. I've gone through all the recommended route of dual booting. I started with mounting the ...
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Change output (sink) using the terminal

I've made the change from Gnome to i3, and I want to be able to switch my audio output (from headphones to HDMI and vice versa) using the terminal. $ pactl list cards | grep profile Part ...
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Terminal doesn't print colors

My Antergos terminal doesn’t show me any colors when executing scripts. I have a fresh instalation, with no tweaks. I have zsh and oh-my-zsh, but the configurations are the default ones. You can see ...
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common environment variable to set dark or light terminal background

I have written a number of debuggers that all can colorize source code text shown in a terminal session. They all understand that some terminals have a dark background and some have a light background ...
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Terminology terminal fonts [closed]

I have a problem with terminology fonts, my font is "Bitstream Vera Sans Mono (Roman)" I tried switch fonts but it is not solved the problem, picture attached: Thanks, Michael. EDIT: The problem ...
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How to remove the return code from the terminal prompt in Sugar on a Stick?

I am using Sugar on a Stick (Fedora 23) 0.106 for i686 as a distro. Here's the link to the website of this distro: https://sugarlabs.org When I use the terminal I get a very weird behaviour. For ...
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ClamAV installation problem?

My USB has windows viruses in it. Before attaching it to device(windows installed), I want to delete these viruses but i have kali installed device also from which I want this action to be done. I got ...
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Configuring Getty for hardware terminal

I am looking to configure a serial line for the following: 9600 Baud Word Length: 8BIT Parity: Mark XON/XOFF On I can't seem to locate the details on the "Parity Mark" part so far on my searches ...
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Brew Cleanup keeps appearing in my Terminal history

When ever I open Terminal and/or open a new windows in OSX then press the up key, brew cleanup keeps appearing. I tried adding history -c to my bash profile but that did not work. I ran brew update, ...
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Detecting shift + keyup/down in the terminal

How do I do this? I want a terminal menu where shift+up or shift+down selects multiple lines. ncurses seems to have problems. I don't necessarily need an advanced terminal library. I just want to ...
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How can I show output of command during terminal text login prompt?

I have a mostly headless server running Debian with no xorg/graphical environment installed. At boot it simply shows a text-mode login prompt. I am wondering how could I show the output of a command ...
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KeePassx install

I am noob who tries to install KeePassx on Linux. Downloaded tar. Decompressed it with ~/Desktop$ tar -xzvf keepassx-2.0-beta2.tar.gz In decompressed files I found installation command but I am not ...
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Finish entering text in GPG

If you call GPG without input, it just says gpg: Go ahead and type your message ... You can enter text and everything, but how do you end the input? I've seen something like this in multiple ...
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Launch web page secured with HTTP authentication from a terminal kiosk

I am trying to launch Chromium to open a specific webpage that requires username and password login details. I can open the webpage no problem from the terminal however I have been unable to so far ...
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Can I have my shell display settings follow me?

I use a local VM to remote into multiple boxes throughout the day. My preferred shell display setting is: export TERM=xterm-256color export PROMPT_DIRTRIM=6 ...
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Get current execution of command out in ssh?

There is a thing that I need help with. I am running a simulation command in a servr using ssh, from my terminal. The simulation is running for 10+ hours. I am expecting output after 15+ hours. ...
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Vertical lines are disjointed in urxvt

I'm using Debian testing (stretch) with i3 running urxvt with Source Code Pro (a TTF font). MOC (an ncurses program) as it appeared last week: And now - notice the vertical lines: I can "solve" ...
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How to save/restore terminal output

Some programs like vim/nano/nload has the ability to use the whole terminal to display its content and upon exiting, the previous terminal output is restored. How do they implement this restoring ...