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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Whenever I type some wrong command, my terminal tries to run that command in the background

Something strange started happening to my terminal. Whenever I type some wrong command it tries to run that command in the background. hegeek@colinux: ~# l [9]+ Stopped l thegeek@colinux: ~# ...
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how to use nohup while still sending stderr to the terminal

nohup automatically redirects stderr to stdout, but I want to send it to the terminal (it shows progress). How can I do that?
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reliable way to give all read/write access recursively in CentOS 7

What is the most reliable way to give all users read/write privileges for a given directory and all of its subdirectories and files in CentOS 7? In an eclipse web application project that uses ...
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Tilde on unix:hpux and / or solaris

On Linux press F9 return a correct ~ On unix(solaris or hpux) return 0~ How to set correct tilde on those systems?
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Can I use the mouse to properly select text in less?

I've just discovered that I can add the following lines to ~/.vimrc. set mouse=a :vmap <C-C> "+y This has the effect of being able to select text with the mouse (i.e. in visual mode), and ...
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How can I select and copy file names in the command line without using the mouse?

Typically, when I want to perform an action on a file I discovered in the terminal after calling [ls], I would have to - with my mouse - highlight, left click, copy file name, type the command in then ...
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dsniff not showing

How can I check a package? I installed dsniff and I can't access any of it's tools from terminal. I type arpspoof and nothing. Tab key doesn't autocomplete. Dsniff is installed using sudo apt-get ...
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Gimp canvas resize through terminal

I have multiple images in wrong canvas sizes and I need to resize them like this: for i in *; do blabla $i -resize 500x500 $i; done I can already resize image with convert tool but I need to resize ...
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why are colors mixed up in CentOS 7 terminal?

I have CentOS 7 running as a guest OS inside a VirtualBox host. I opened a terminal to write some commands, but the colors are all messed up as shown in the following print screen: It looks ...
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Order of text jumbled when printing

We run an automated process which changes the data structure in a file, and it has run for about a year without any issues. It has just started failing and I have narrowed the problem down to one of ...
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Escape sequences for function keys (F1-F12), especially F11 and F12

I want to use the terminal multiplexer byobu, so I need to use the function keys (F1-F12). However, I am accessing a remote machine via SSH, so I need to send function keys over SSH. (I'm running ...
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How do I exit or cancel a bad bash command?

I expect to get some flak for this, but I can't find the answer anywhere. It seems like it should be so obvious. Sometimes, when I type a bad command in a bash terminal, the cursor just jumps down to ...
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How does a Linux terminal work?

If you fire up a terminal and call an executable (assuming one thats line oriented for simplicity) you get a reply to the command from the executable. How does this get printed to you (the user) does ...
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Why does the terminal echo keystrokes when commands are running?

I was recently running tail -f on a log file of a server that was running, trying to diagnose a bug, when I accidentally bumped the keyboard and typed some characters. They got mixed in with the ...
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Which file should be sourced in .devishrc to permanently change the hitch-file? [closed]

By default, in DEVISH (at least for me) the hitch file used is mhitch.py... I can change the hitch using the -h option for the shfile command, but I need to permanently set it to something... Any ...
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automatic line on every terminal tab open

I started getting this weird line every time I open a new terminal tab. 3='cd -3' ruby-2.1.5 ➜ /Volumes/dev_directory It started about a month ago and I've looked in the ~/.profile ~/.bashrc ...
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How to install most recent version of Eclipse via the Terminal

I'm new to Linux and have just been given a VM of Oracle Linux to work with. I need to install Eclipse on it and, after a bit of research, discovered that this could most easily be done with the ...
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tmux blocks certain things on my Mac

I really like tmux and use it often so I set the following in my .zprofile: [[ $TERM != "screen" ]] && exec tmux so when I open a new window, tmux will be there for me. However, there are ...
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How do I select text from terminal by using keyboard only?

I used to select text via mouse click+drag but I want to know if I can do the same thing via the keyboard only? I am talking about selecting text with the help of the keyboard on gnome-terminal, etc. ...
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Is there a (light-weight) replacement for `rxvt-unicode`?

I am currently using rxvt-unicode as a terminal emulator. Since I also like the configurability of terminal emulators from GNOME and KDE, I wonder whether there is some kind of replacement for ...
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Get current terminal name

How do I fetch the current terminal name? I mean to the name that ps shows in the TTY column, e.g.: root@dor-desktop:/home/dor/Documents/LAMP_setup/webs_install/do/install# ps aux | egrep ...
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UTF-8 in Terminator

I use the Terminator terminal emulator, and out of pure boredom, I installed and attempted to run this program: https://github.com/thiderman/doge. However, it requires UTF-8 encoding to work. I ...
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Refresh aliases and functions after defining new aliases and functions?

When I define a new alias in .bash_aliases file or a new function in .bashrc file, is there some refresh command to be able immediately use the new aliases or functions without closing the terminal ...
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Posix command that moves cursor to specific position in terminal window

in school we have been assigned a homework in which we are suppose to print an ascii art into a terminal window. A input is data in format [x_coordinate, y_coordinate, char_ascii_value] (there is no ...
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Why does the `users` command return different users depending on whether I ssh or open a new terminal?

How does users define what users are logged in? If I ssh into a box twice, I see my username twice listed if I execute users. However, if I create a new login shell via sudo su -, I do not see root ...
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gnome-terminal broke after adding command to initialize

I just broke my gnome-terminal. At the options I tried to force my terminal to open with 256 colors adding the command: export TERM=xterm-256color but now my terminal open and exits immediately. ...
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How to input Chinese (JCK) in console without X running

Is it possible at all to input JCK languages (Traditional Chinese in my case) in the console without having X-windows running? All the help I have found online for Chinese input assume that X and ...
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Shift + Ctrl + C (terminal copy) doesn't work since I installed Awesome WM

The title sums it up. Since I installed Awesome WM I can't use Shift+Ctrl+C to copy text from terminal (although Shift+Ctrl+V still pastes)
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Synchronize strings copied on vim with the xserver clipboard [duplicate]

How to copy a string in vim under terminal and get it available in the main clipboard? Seems that by default, is not possible to copy from vim to my browser, for example
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sudo command inside heredoc block in a ssh session is not working

When i use heredoc and put all the commands inside heredoc as, ssh -t -i master.pem cloud-user@$1 <<EOSSH sudo service x restart sudo service y restart EOSSH it throws error as, ...
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tmux doesn't resize with terminal window

When I resize a terminal window containing a tmux session, tmux doesn't detect this change, but continues to function normally within the old window boundaries. tmux ls shows no other attached ...
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Keyboard's Control key detected as Primary

I use ArchLinux 64-bit, with these apps: xfce4-panel 4.12.0-1 xfce4-session 4.12.1-2 xorg-server 1.17.1-7 xorg-server-common 1.17.1-7 xorg-server-xwayland 1.17.1-7 xorg-setxkbmap 1.3.1-1 xorg-xauth ...
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How to display commands in a different terminal?

I have a raspberry pi with a screen attached to it. It boots up to a login prompt. I have no keyboard and no mouse attached to it and would like to keep it this way. I proceed to login to it via ssh ...
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Serial Console Log Redraw Characters [duplicate]

We have a server in our infrastructure that logs all serial output of devices. One of the main issues we experience with it, is that sometimes we get output that is virtually unreadable due to the ...
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terminal color theory

TLDR: What is the theory behind terminal colors? I have a fixed value of LS_COLORS in numbers: ...
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preventing terminal prompt from being overwritten by program output

Suppose I run a command like this in the terminal: ~$ echo 'sleep 2; echo "hello!"' | sh then start typing the next line. After two seconds the words "hello!\n" will be inserted into whatever I'm ...
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keyboard shortcut for terminal opens and instantly closes terminal (konsole)

After upgrading to latest Kubuntu 15.04 my keyboard shortcut ctrl+alt+T no longer works. The konsole window opens and instantly shuts down. Different keybindings dont work either. Other shortucts like ...
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How to scroll up after a kernel panic?

While tinkering with a Linux VM I regularly get kernel panics, that push up all the helpful output with stuff I don't understand and that is probably not helpful to me. The panics mostly occur during ...
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Compile OpenBroadcaster on Debian

Trying to compile obs on debian like here described: https://github.com/jp9000/obs-studio/blob/master/INSTALL gives me this error: Linking C shared library libobs.so /usr/bin/ld: ...
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Screen blinks when unauthorized action is attempted

I'm running Fedora 16. When I'm using vim or the terminal and I mistakenly direct the cursor to an inaccessible place, eg when the cursor is all the way to the top or left of the screen, the whole ...
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How can I update or upgrade BOSS Linux by terminal?

I use EduBOSS Linux 3.0. Since installation I still not update my OS. But I want to solve some Audio, Video and Graphics problems. To solve that problems I want update my BOSS Linux. How can I ...
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How are terminal length and width forwarded over SSH and telnet?

When I view the length and width of my terminal emulator with stty size then it is 271 characters long and 71 lines tall. When I log into another server over SSH and execute stty size, then it is also ...
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What does this ls command do? [duplicate]

what does this command do if it was executed in my current working directory that has files in it? ls 2> result I think whatever ls writes will be redirected to the result file? Is that correct and ...
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Find Command: display the file numbers [closed]

I have a couple of questions about the find command. How to show how many files and directories(only the result numbers) within the /var directory (and below) are owned by someone other than you or ...
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What happens step by step when using “rm -rf directory”? [duplicate]

Let's assume that I have 150 GB of data in a directory and I have accidentally run this command for a directory. Suddenly I realised, I should not put "/" in the beginning of directory and I ...
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cssh: change terminal from xterm to terminator

I would like cssh to use terminator terminal emulator, instead of the default xterm. In ~/.clusterssh/config I have changed the following line: #terminal=/usr/bin/xterm terminal=/usr/bin/terminator ...
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How do I print a certain line of python code using the Linux terminal?

If I am writing some python and I only want the terminal to show a certain line, what command do I use? For example my program is: print("line one") print("line two") print("line three") And I only ...
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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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What is the problem with the output of plink?

On my Windows7 machine, I'm traversing to the installed path of PuTTy Application and running: plink <hostname> to connect to my remote Linux host. I see some unrecognized characters in the ...
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What allows a command to be typed while the previous command is still running in foreground?

Sometimes I have seen when one program (say A) is running in the foreground and printing its output to stdout, I can type another command (say B), and when I press Enter it is run, even though I had ...