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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Reuse rsync --dry-run output

I usually do rsync -n before doing an actual rsync. The thing is, how could I automate the second run to reuse exactly the list generated with --dry-run? I mean, if I run rsync -n then I get a ...
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Escape sequences in output of script called from ncurses application

I'm currently running mcabber as my Jabber client (which uses ncurses) in a tmux session on my homeserver. Locally i run iTerm2 as a terminal emulator, which supports the triggering of growl ...
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Connecting to WPA network in FreeBSD

For whatever reason I am having a very annoying time just trying to connect to a network in FreeBSD. So the question is how would someone manually connect to a wireless WPA network in FreeBSD 11.0? ...
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SSH Connection - Interact with ongoing process

If i open a Terminal window on my desktop and start a job on it and go to work in the morning. Is there a way to connect to the desktop with SSH and interact with the ongoing process in the Terminal ...
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tmux doesn't passes correctly ctrl-shift-arrow sequences

Tmux doesn't passes correctly the ctrl-shift-arrow sequences. It doesn't work on emacs, and when I use sed -n l, I see it displays the escape sequence of the arrow key alone instead of the full ...
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bash adding a filename to an alias command [duplicate]

I have an alias to a ffmpeg command to start recording a session like this: alias sreq='ffmpeg -f x11grab -r 24 -s 1024x768 -i :0.0 -qp 0 -c:v libx264 -preset veryslow' I can just type sreq ...
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How to get curl progress bar in terminal?

I'm using curl to upload files from a bash shell. I know there's the option --progress-bar which is supposed to give an upload progress indicator, but no matter what, I can't get it to show. I do ...
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Setting up Intel Wireless AC 3160 NIC in FreeBSD

I have a pretty frustrating issue with FreeBSD. I am a Linux user who decided to switch to FreeBSD because I liked the idea of the ports system that it uses. I decided to give it a try in a virtual ...
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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 ...
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Scrolling is disabled all of a sudden in terminal

Sometimes I use the terminal (konsole) and all of a sudden the behaviour when mouse scrolling goes from scrolling through past output to scrolling through the history on the command prompt, and there ...
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your screen size is bogus. Expect trouble

I opened terminal windows and I got a message your screen size %d%d is bogus. Expect trouble I closed the terminal and the next time I opened terminal, the message didn't show up. What is this ...
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Detach from tmux and rotate to ssh without dropping exec?

I've been using tmux launched by default as part of my shell at all times for some time now and find it very convenient. At the same time ssh'ing from inside tmux to another system is not ideal ...
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Meaning of three dots in default terminal window in Debian

I have a debian machine, and each time when I login and open the terminal, the default window used to start up with [mgiri-deb7-64:~]1 % However, yesterday, I used putty to login into this ...
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Origin of /etc/termcap linux entry

Why is there a type of $TERM called linux described in /etc/termcap? Why and when was it created and what's the point of it? Couldn't we just stay with vt-generic? Is linux just a customary name and a ...
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How can I turn the behavior of `gedit something & disown` into the default behavior when calling gedit from the command line?

When I gedit files from the command line, it's always locking the terminal, and I'm tired of explicitly commanding a detached process for it. I tried to alias gedit as something like gedit $* & ...
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Is there a way to lock command line?

For example, in X session, I can use Ctrl-Alt-L to lock the screen, so it would ask for password to unlock and prevent somebody from messing with mine computer. But if I have an open terminal session ...
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Running screen inside tmux

I need to run an instance of screen inside tmux because there's a script I need to run that uses a complex .screenrc to run several commands in parallel and monitor them. This works on some of my ...
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Bind C-i and TAB keys to different commands in terminal applications via .inputrc

For what I have tried, "TAB" and "C-i" in .inputrc seems to mean the same thing, whatever I bind to one is bound to the other. I know that originally, it was the same thing and that this behavior is ...
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script Multiple Commands

I have a PHP script I'm running from Cron. I want to save its output to file, but also want to save the shell output to a different file. Ideally, I'd like to have this in one line. As such, I tried ...
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if statments within bashrc [closed]

I've got a few different terminals install on my Linux system, - terminology, terminator, ETerm, URxvt, etc. I'd like to know how to write a proper if statment that will know which terminal is being ...
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Why does Ctrl+Arrow make my terminal switch to a strange mode?

When i type Ctrl+Left or Ctrl+Right within Guake or gnome-terminal the last one's behaviour turns to a some kind of non-usual mode: - key acts like arrow up and + like arrow down, v runs Nano, etc. ...
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How to copy text of virtual terminal from graphics mode?

Linux have virtual terminals, one can switch between them with chvt 1, chvt 7 commands. Former is in the text mode, later is in the graphics mode. I want to copy all the text from first terminal, ...
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Which process is occupying a certain pseudo terminal pts/X?

On Linux: Normally pseudo terminals are allocated one after the other. Today I realized that even after a reboot of my laptop the first opened terminal window (which was always pts/0 earlier) ...
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How to erase unicode symbols in terminal?

Some symbols take up two character cells. Consider this script: #!/usr/bin/env bash echo '银^Htest' echo 'а^Htest' Output: test test How do I know their code points of fullwidth symbols? Some ...
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Make curl/cat not scroll down when given long text?

I have made a program where I read the text from a url using curl. The problem is that when given texts that are larger than the terminal window, it automatically scrolls down to the bottom, I want to ...
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Setting anacron on mac

I set cron to run script every day using env EDITOR=nano crontab -e where I wrote something like this @daily path/to/sript.script Now I want to use anacron to be sure that script is going to be run ...
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How to scroll while Holding Shift to copy in tmux?

I have Mouse mode set to on in Tmux so that I can make use of the scroll wheel using set-window-option -g mode-mouse on. However if I want to copy the output of a particular command which spans more ...
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Change default terminal emulator on Debian

I'm trying to change my terminal emulator from xterm to eterm on Debian Jessie. I can't seem to find the tty config files. I've ran: sudo find / -name tty*.conf but that doesn't yield any results. ...
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Is it possible to save the output of a previous command on file?

Quite often, I'm in the following situation: I launch a command on bash (that takes lot of time to be processes) and I get a long output, which doesn't fit into the terminal and it can't be read ...
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is there a pastebin service that supports terminal escape sequences?

Is there a pastebin service that supports colors? I understand some of them have syntax hilighting, but I'd like to do arbitrary coloring, preferably using the terminal escape sequences. Example, i'd ...
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A script's background process is still alive after closing the terminal

This is more of a process management/signal handling question than a Bash question. It just uses Bash to explain the issue. I'm running a Bash script in which I run a background process. This is the ...
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What happens to the output of a process that has been disowned and lost its terminal?

If I close the virtual terminal, where some process was started, does the output just go straight to /dev/null, or can it pollute memory somehow? Can I anyhow grab the output to continue reading it at ...
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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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How to switch to another screen to run git commands while resolving conflicts (blocking command)?

Often times, I work out of a single shell when I run git commands. For example, I will start a merge: $ git merge origin/master If during this merge there are conflicts, git will "block" the shell ...
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How to make ALT+F2 launch new terminal at working directory of source terminal in MINTTY?

I'm using mintty (Git for Windows v2.7 package). I can press ALT+F2 to create another terminal window, but it does not launch the shell at the current directory of the original window. It starts at ~ ...
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How do I run a command in a new terminal window in the same process as the original?

What is the equivalent of xfce4-terminal -e bash -c 'myCommand' that doesn't start a new process with the terminal, but that still opens a new terminal window for the output (which will also need to ...
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How can I disown a running process and associate it to a new screen shell?

I have a running program on a SSH shell. I want to pause it and be able to unpause its execution when I come back. One way I thought of doing that was to transfer its ownership to a screen shell, ...
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Ctrl+c and Ctrl+z to interrupt/suspend jobs

To kill a hanging job, I use Ctrl+c, to send an interrupt signal to the hanging job. Sometimes this wouldn't stop the job, at least not immediately. I can then use Ctrl+z to suspend the job and then ...
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How to change color of a character while tailing and tr

I regularly use this command line but I would like to change the color of the "|" to green in the output. Does anyone know how I can accomplish this? tail -f file.log | tr '\001' '|' | grep TEST
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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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tmux detach session remote

I run at first terminal tmux, then I run another terminal with tmux and attach to session which I run at first terminal. First is smaller than second and I can't go to it to do something. How to ...
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Where are characters typed into a terminal saved?

Using xterm and bash 4.3 from the (pseudo-)terminal pts/10 we type (█ is the cursor): test@debian:~$ ps PID TTY TIME CMD 13128 pts/10 00:00:02 bash 21037 pts/10 00:00:00 ps ...
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Launch top command showing all cores immediately

I know that once you run top if you press [1] you can see the load on each processor (let's forget the multi-threading issue) and if you press [s] you can configure the refresh time. How can I put ...
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command line method or programmatically 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 user's ssh ...
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Download yad with bash script

i'm building a simple deb package (single binary) for a little project i've been working on. Now I want to build a nice interface around it and used zenity for a couple of times, but this time I ...
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Is “<command> &” same as demonizing a process in Linux? [duplicate]

We all know that any command succeeded by ampersand (&) makes it run in the background. Can we use it instead of demonizing tools? For example: In order to run nodejs server, we use use packages ...
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How can I type a command to execute when the current command completes?

I have a function (not) that displays a notification. Hence, I can use it to show when a command is complete. sleep 5; not However, sometimes I forget to add ;not. In OS X's terminal (a few years ...
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Lock a Application Through Terminal

I was wondering if it were possible to lock a Application through Mac Terminal. I know there's a way to lock files, using chmod a+x 000 'directory', but it never worked with an Application. What I ...
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What are the keyboard shortcuts for the command-line?

I'm talking about the keyboard shortcuts that you use in command-line/terminal. Example: Ctrl+c that kills the process, Ctrl+d that logout, Ctrl+z that send process to background... etc. I've tested ...
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Error “dircolors: no SHELL environment variable, and no shell type option given”

Running Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon A while ago a created a script that changed the colors in the Terminal (to match a tutorial I was following) However if I open the terminal on another account, I get ...