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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Gnome Terminal appearance

Is it possible to get the gnome-terminal in GNOME 3 to be borderless, similar to how urxvt looks? Without the big top of it that says Terminal with your working directory or the menu bar?
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command line method or programtically add ssh key to github.com user account

Is there a way to identify with a username and password to github.com servers for the purpose of adding an ssh key to the github user account? So far everything I've read suggests that a users ssh key ...
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How do I run the same linux command in more than one tab/shell simultaneously?

Is there any tool/command in Linux that I can use to run a command in more than one tab simultaneously? I want to run the same command: ./myprog argument1 argument2 simultaneously in more than one ...
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How do I remove the new environment commands that were created by the virtualenvwrapper script?

I've installed and run virtuarenvwrapper.sh to try to configure an alternate version of python on my system. This script has placed somewhere a series of commands that are now executed whenever I ...
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How can I create an alias for a git [action] command (which includes spaces)?

Most of my my aliases are of this form: alias p='pwd' I want to alias git commit so that it does git commit -v But trying to create an alias with a space gives an error: $ alias 'git commit'='git ...
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Error while building Linux module of a wireless driver

I have recently installed Debian Wheezy onto one of my old computers to test it out and to become more familiar with Unix. To my surprise I enjoy the interface very much so far, but I have run into a ...
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Problem in writing message from one terminal to another terminal

I have a user of name x in tty1 and y in tty2. x wants to write some message to y and vice-versa. When I typed write y tty2 in the tty1 terminal, it said: write:you have write permission turned off ...
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What does the tilde (~) mean at the end of a filename? [duplicate]

What is the file with the ~ at the end of the filename for? $ ls # aliased to add flags -rwxrwxr-x 1 durrantm 2741 May 16 09:28 strip_out_rspec_prep_cmds.sh~* drwxrwxr-x 13 durrantm 4096 May 16 ...
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Sending message from one terminal user to another user

I have a user of name x in tty1 and y in tty2. Now x wants to write some message to y and vice-versa. Now I typed in tty1 terminal write y tty2 It is showing write:write:you have write permission ...
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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 to set the tab name to an alias hostname of the remote host I'm connected to?

As you might know, by default, the hostname of an AWS instance is something like ip-12-34-56-78.us-west-2.compute.internal, so when I ssh to this host, the tab name is changed to root@ip-12-34-56-78 ...
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How to make vi working in single-user-mode?

When booting FreeBSD (I use 8.4-amd64) in single-user mode, mounting root filesystem in RW mode and trying to vi some text file, I get all of this file contents in one line. This makes vi unavailing ...
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set the default keyboard type to ascii mode

I am running CentOS 6.5 and I am having problems setting the default keyboard mode to ascii for the virtual terminals. Currently, only the system console defaults to ascii mode, but if I log in to an ...
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A terminal that is always scrollable or forever like less?

I'm currently using #!Waldorf, but have used Manjaro, Mint, Ubunto, Fedora, etc. Is there a way to make my terminal always behave like it's passed to less but without the (END) "feature" that ...
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set gnome terminal background/text color from bash script

I would like to setup my gnome terminal's background(#002b36) and foreground color in ubuntu 13, using bash script. I tried gconftool but couldn't succeed. GCONFTOOL-2(1) User ...
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How to split the terminal into more than one “view”?

From vi, if you issue the command :sp, the screen splits into two "views", allowing you to edit more than one file from the same terminal. Along those same lines, is there a way to have multiple ...
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How to terminate remotely called “tail -f” when connection is closed?

I just noticed that if I execute ssh user@remote_host tail -f /some/file , then tail -f /some/file keeps running on the remote_host even if ssh connection is closed! So, after several connects and ...
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Switch between tabs in gnome-terminal with keyboard?

Once I've created a new tab in gnome-terminal with Ctrl+Shift+t, how can I switch back and forth between the tabs using the keyboard? For example, in Google Chrome the keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+Tab ...
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Is there way to close Guake tab by center click?

I want to close Guake's tab by mouse wheel click. As far as I see there is no configuration for it. Is there a way to do it? For example by configuring with a ~/.guakerc file or so.
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PuTTY and PowerTerm scripting Problem, Open a just in time URL via Samba share

I'm sshing into a fedora server using Powerterm (an expensive overly priced, license based, terminal emulator). The server uses an ancient form of (what I'm told is similar to) cobalt. I have no ...
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How do I get the shell on the screen?

I'm completely new to Linux. I've googled but I can't find the keyboard shortcut command for this anywhere. I tried Ctrl-Alt-F3 from the graphical desktop, but it takes me to a login screen. Back on ...
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Crontab suspicious activity

I tried using crontab -l from my terminal as root, it showed no crontab for root. So I tried crontab -e, it returns the following no crontab for root - using an empty one 888 and then the ...
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What is bitwise.c~? [duplicate]

I am new to Linux Debian and I am trying to made a program to experiment bitwise operators. The name of the program is bitwise.c Before compiling the program, I decided to look at the directory just ...
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grep a keyword from Mplayer output and send the rest to file

I am using mplayer. I want to send everything to a log file (/tmp/server.log), but I want the Volume output to be written to the terminal. I have seen that there is a way to split the output with tee, ...
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How to set the process won't be terminated when the terminal stops

[Edit] Make it simple. I invoked java xxx... on Machine A using putty to connect from Machine B. However I cannot reach Machine B. How can I connect Machine A from Machine C to set the running ...
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tmux status line with blank line on top?

I have a nice tmux status line, but I don't like how the bash/commands run flush along it...that is, if the screen is full, i'm typing things right above the status line. I'd like a one line break ...
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How does SSH display the message “The authenticity of host .. can't be established”?

I wanted to trace down the system call used by ssh to output this warning message: > ssh root@abcde The authenticity of host .. can't be established. If the message were sent to stderr or ...
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Keeping a process running on server even SSH is closed [duplicate]

I am running long program on server, which is basically Jar file of java program. I want to keep this program running even if SSH terminal is closed, how I can keep this program running on server?
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How to read over 4k input without new lines on a terminal?

So I have a lot of data WITHOUT NEW LINES on the clipboard (it's a large SVG file on one line). I went $ cat >file.svg then tried to paste (in Gnome Terminal), but only the first 4kB characters ...
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Pull Metadata from a video in the terminal

I am writing a bash script that I want to echo out metadata (length, resolution etc.) of a set of videos (mp4) into a file. Is there a simple way to get this information from a MP4 file?
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How to clean up the RAM memory that is being used as cache memory?

My processor is using a big part of my RAM memory as cache and I want to clean it up because of that; will it prejudice something?
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arrow keys are not working with terminal server telnet (termnetd) session

I am using terminal server package termnetd 3.2, which reads serial port and gives output on telnet port. I logged into terminal server port, every thing works fine except the arrow keys, Home and End ...
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Meaning of entries in /etc/securetty?

I've been given a set of entries to apply to /etc/securetty, what does each of them mean? console tty1cd / tty2 tty3 tty4 tty5 tty6 ttyS0 ttyS1 I'm especially interested in the "tty1cd /" entry. I ...
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Emacs ansi-term and term not working well when I ssh into a remote machine

I have the exact same Emacs configuration on a local and remote machine, and when I run M-x ansi-term or M-x term on each of them individually everything works great. However, if I run any of these ...
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Prevent SSH client passing TERM environment variable to server?

I'm currently using Fedora 18 gnome-terminal, then started tmux multiplexer in it. After I connected to a CentOS 5 server via ssh command, I find: ls result has no color tmux, screen, hexedit, htop ...
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bash not reading $TERMINFO on login (over SSH)

I have a OpenVZ Fedora 20 VPS that when I SSH into, my termcap file stored in $XDG_DATA_HOME/terminfo/x/xterm-termite, isn't being read, despite having TERMINFO=$XDG_DATA_HOME/terminfo set. If I ...
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Search for pattern across multiple files and replace a sub-part in all occurences

I am helping a friend with her thesis written in LaTeX and I need a quick solution for a "search and replace". Using a terminal in Linux, how can I find the following pattern: \caption{*\cite{*}} ...
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Linux Terminal SSH Username Change

I want to connect via ssh to my Ubuntu server from my Linux PC. Xterm uses my Linux PC username for the login. I've another username on the server. It's not the same name like on my Linux PC. How can ...
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terminal text editor with Windows like hotkeys [duplicate]

As a Windows user (please forgive me) interacting with GNU\Linux through SSH I am looking for a terminal-based text editor that has similar hot keys to most Windows text editors which I have grown ...
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Can I configure my shell to print STDERR and STDOUT in different colors?

I want to set my terminal up so stderr is printed in a different color than stdout; maybe red. This would make it easier to tell the two apart. Is there a way to configure this in .bashrc? If not, is ...
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Presentation Tools Back In The Day

Which tools were around »back in the day« to aid presentation Unix/Linux environments? I just wondered how somebody would accomplish something like slides in a e.g. text-based environment or low-end ...
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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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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 ...