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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Installation date and virtual status of the machine( For Darwin, FreeBSD and NetBSD)

How do I determine installation date (when the system was first booted) for Linux,Darwin, FreeBSD and NetBSD? Also, Is there any way to get the virtual status of the these machines (whether the ...
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Bash output command too large, can't read it!

I'm having some troubles on Ubuntu 14.04 initialization, it fails to mount an SSH folder and gives me the option of a manual recovery by pressing M, displaying a command-line logged at root user for ...
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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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find closest matching folder

What is the best way to sort the results of $ find . -name scripts -type d by the occurrences of '/' and then choose the first result. I want to create a function that would cd down to a common ...
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copy from file and paste in the terminal without x server

I have got an ubuntu linux without x server installed on it (cos it's only a gateway). I am requested by an application (ossec,-my question is not ossec related-) to paste information into the ...
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Strange characters after pressing numeric keyboards in VIM editor

I'm running VIM under GNU screen. When I'm in insert mode and press e.g. asterisk symbol on numeric keyboard, instead of asterisk I get <F3>, when I press e.g. 4 I get t followed by newline. My ...
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Using chown $USER:$USER inside bash script

In a small bash script I'm running I am attempting to chown a new directory that is created. I've added: sudo chown $USER:$USER /var/www/$sitename sudo chmod 775 /var/www/$sitename after the line ...
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How do I remap newline and carriage return regardless of the terminal used to connect?

All my configuration is stored in my github account (https://github.com/mnebuerquo/dotfiles) so I can just clone my repo and run my install script and my home is configured to use all my tools. I ...
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Can I cheat the docker run -it session by remapping ctrl+p key?

This is regarding this issue with docker: https://github.com/docker/docker/issues/3519 and http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20828657/docker-change-ctrlp-to-something-else As I understand this, the ...
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Trailing spaces when copying from console

It's this annoying behavior I've been experiencing here and there occasionally: when you select text with mouse in console (that is, copy it), paste it, and realize you've got extra spaces at the end ...
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Regd: Can't able to enter into ubuntu desktop via admistrator login [on hold]

I gave the right admin credentials but couldn't login into desktop. If I give the credentials means its redirects to terminal and within a fraction of second again it will come back to switch user ...
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Unable to get back to bash prompt after strange command

I was messing about with different wildcards and ran the following command: ls testdir/!(*/) after which I was completely unable to get back to the bash prompt. None of ^C, ^D, or even ^Z worked: ...
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Kali linux does not boot in gui

I got kali linux installed on my pc for a while but now linux will not boot in gui mode , only in text mode ( terminal ). I get no errors on booting it goes directly to the login screen . Hope you ...
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How to display `top` results sorted by memory usage in real time?

How can I display the top results in my terminal in real time so that the list is sorted by memory usage?
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How to remove “You have mail” welcome message

When I open up my terminal it says "you have mail", anyone has any idea of why? I am running OS X, but since it too is based on Unix and relies on files such as bashrc, bash_profile etc. I thought ...
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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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Programmatically detect the ANSI escape code supported by terminal

I am playing around with shell scripts that use ANSI codes and found that for one reason or another different escape codes are supported depending on your terminal/OS. In some cases I get a dump of ...
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Reinterpret terminal output

I have a program that executes some commands in a terminal (for example apt-get update) and stores the output. How can I reinterpret the output, so I can remove all information that is not needed ? ...
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Redirect output of less utility to a file

Here is what I did less -N file1 > file2 what I want is writting file1 into file2 with line-numbers option. But I failed with that. Any suggestion to do that? Why I failed to do it? Thanks.
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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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Yum update error: Could not retrieve mirrorlist

I'm trying to do yum update. This is the error I'm getting. sudo yum update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile Could not retrieve mirrorlist ...
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Delete all files that DON'T have duplicate names?

Given a large list of files, containing the following: FILE1.doc FILE1.pdf FILE2.doc FILE3.doc FILE3.pdf FILE4.doc Is there a terminal command that would allow me to remove all files that do not ...
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What is the difference between Uni1, Uni2, and Uni3 terminal font codesets?

I'd like to change my terminal font to any of: /usr/share/consolefonts/Uni1-Fixed15.psf.gz /usr/share/consolefonts/Uni2-Fixed15.psf.gz /usr/share/consolefonts/Uni3-Fixed15.psf.gz What is the ...
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grep for lines/files that contain exactly X chars

Here's the output of a grep command I ran: [user@localhost] : ~/Documents/challenge $ grep -i -e ".\{32\}" fileA fileB fileA:W0mMhUcRRnG8dcghE4qvk3JA9lGt8nDl fileB:observacion = new Observacion(); ...
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Weird UI glitching in VIM adjusting split bar

i just installed gvim on linux mint and I'm experiencing some weird UI glitch when adjusting the split bar and it also seems to happen when making changes to files in the editor. I have similar ...
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How to merge two files with different number of rows in shell?

I have file1 like this: CHR SNP TEST A1 A2 GENO O(HET) E(HET) P 0 AFFX-SNP-000541 ALL 0 0 0/0/0 ...
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Using cron to start a process on a terminal without using screen?

I want to start a process in a terminal using cron. I want the process to start in a terminal, so that I can continuously see the output of the process on the terminal, and kill it / restart it etc. I ...
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python3 traceback error

Whenever I mistype any command in terminal instead of getting Error:Command not found I get this python message error Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python3.3/site.py", line ...
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tmux select-pane -LDUR command - disable auto-cycling behavior

is it possible to disable the behavior which cause selecting a pane on opposite side of a tmux window if there is no more pane left in a direction select-pane command was originally triggered at? if ...
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Issue commands at the same time in several terminals

Desktop -> ssh -> Servers Are there any solutions to have several windows in my desktop and: If I issue a command in one window, the same command thing will be issued on other terminals too. So if ...
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Vi buffer contents stay on-screen after using screen commands

In shell terminal, echo $TERM --- prints xterm Now i do vi somedoc and exit, vi contents disappear from the shell screen and the shell's previously ran commands are visible. So far, all good. Now ...
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Eliminating trailing space on wrapped lines in a terminal

In some terminal sessions, a space is inserted where long lines wrap. When copying multiple lines with a mouse, the inserted trailing space on each line is included. When pasted, one must manually ...
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Zenity refuses to work in background

I'm trying to create a background bash script which creates a popup in certain circumstances, however, my code only works when run manually in a terminal (e.g. not in the background). I've tried ...
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Send javascript to Chromium or Firefox from linux terminal

I am using either a chromium or firefox web browser in kiosk mode to log in to a website from boot up, and I want to use a javascript to send in a command to login to a website automatically. I know ...
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I keep getting a space in my program from cin.get() [migrated]

This is my program: #include <iostream> #include <cstdlib> #include <ctime> using namespace std; #define RAND(a,b) (a + rand()% (b-a+1)) int main() { int num; int ...
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How to solve terminal window [closed]

I am getting the following error: There was an error creating the child process for this terminal Failed to execute child process "terminal" (No such file or directory) Please help me resolve ...
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Difference of meta-data between mdls and mediainfo [migrated]

I was wondering what are the difference between the type of metadata returned by mdls and by mediainfo. Why are they different? For exemple why the creation date is different on the same file? ...
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VT100 terminal emulation to use with a Java-based 8-bit computer emulator

I'm successfully using GNU Screen as serial terminal to "talk" to my Altair 8800 clone (http://altairclone.com/) using serial line. The command I use is: screen -istrip /dev/ttyUSB0 Screen does the ...
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MobaXterm: How to see previous commands' terminal output while still being in VIM? (Equivalent of 'Shift + Page Up' in PuTTY)

I'm finding this difficult to explain because I'm not sure what this is called technically so please bear with me. What I want (which is possible in PuTTY): 1) Login to a machine (using PuTTY) 2) $ ...
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ssh from screen leads to unknown terminal error

I'm trying to make an ssh connection (via lsh) from one Ubuntu host to another from within screen. If I try to run mc right after that I get the following error: Unknown terminal: screen-256color-s ...
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How does Elinks renders the HTML? [closed]

I like the elinks browser and I would like to know how does it render the HTML into text, using ANSII styles. I suppose there is a library behind elinks to handle the rendering, or it should be. Is ...
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“at” (batch) job + dialog = nothing

The goal: to be able to get an "infobox" to open in a terminal after some time; alarm clock style, (on a Debian derived linux box). However: > at now + 3 min dialog --infobox "Time to attend to ...
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Java programs not running in terminal

I have java 8 installed on fedora 20. Any java program runs perfectly fine via eclipse but when I run the same program on terminal it reports an error saying 'could not load main class' . what could ...
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Tmux displaying quotes/messages on startup

I have installed tmux on Linux Mint Debian Edition and every time I start it or create a new pane/window it displays a random quote or message above the prompt. It's driving me crazy and I cannot seem ...
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Difference between tty and ttyS and pts and vcsa? [closed]

I can't understand what is difference among tty, ttyS, pts and vcsa? Are they same? when we connect a serial cable to a server which hosts unix-like operating system, which ones of these type of ...
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-devilspie doesn't play nice with spawning new terminals

I'm trying to configure devilspie so that on detection of opening a certain directory it runs a script to mount that directory over a network. I don't think the script itself is too important but ...
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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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Activating colors in links2 (text mode)

I can't seem to see colors in links2 (text mode), even after playing with my TERM settings. The links2 manpage and README.Debian don't specifically address this issue. Also, command-line options like ...
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What is the command or hotkey for stopping a running program in DrJava?

I installed DrJava about a week ago. Its been working fine so far but I ran into an infinite loop and wanted a way to stop the program from running without having to force DrJava to quit. Is there a ...