A representation of a device that asynchronously transmits and receives serial data.

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How do I come by this pty and what can I do with it?

It seems that a simple shell redirect from /dev/ptmx gets me a new pseudo-terminal. $ ls /dev/pts; ls /dev/pts </dev/ptmx 0 1 2 ptmx 0 1 2 3 ptmx It disappears as soon as the process that ...
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How to prevent kernel or any broadcast messages from flooding the TTYs?

Because of some hot-plugging issue, similar to what talked of here, the TTY displays show a continuous stream of messages (which are also logged in the /var/log directory). Every text I key in flows ...
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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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Save scratch emacs file without access to terminal

I'm trying to save the contents of an Emacs scratch buffer, which I can't access any more due to an inaccessible terminal. On my Linux box I've ssh'ed to a server, and started Emacs. My Linux box has ...
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ERROR: init: ttyS0 (/dev/ttyS0) main process (1612) terminated with status 1

I'm getting the following errors every 10-30 seconds on a virtual Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 2 Server on Amazons EC2. Sep 23 09:57:05 ServerName init: ttyS0 (/dev/ttyS0) main process (1612) ...
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Are there any linux terminals which can handle all key combinations?

I like to use emacs in terminal mode (-nw), but it seems most (all?) terminals can't handle some key combinations - for example, C-<RET> or C-M-%. I know this is because most terminals emulate a ...
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Replace user shell from dash to bash [duplicate]

Everytime I use my terminal, I am always put into the dash shell instead of bash. Is there any way to change this even just for my user only? Tried apt-alternatives but setting the default shell can't ...
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No video on tty after sleep

I have Debian 3.2.63. After I push 'Sleep' button and come back my TTY do not work, only X11. Anybody know how restore video parameters after suspend?
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Reading from /dev/tty [duplicate]

How do I read what is being typed on a different virtual terminal? For example, I was trying to read from /dev/tty0: I did cat < /dev/tty0 and read < /dev/tty0 But nothing is being sent ...
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Make own graphical server [closed]

I had experience to work with framebuffer and found it pretty well to make own graphical applications. But the problem is that framebuffer is too slow. My goal: 1) Make a new tty which will work for ...
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Controlling the terminal while in the middle of a pipe [duplicate]

Say I have 3 commands linked through pipes: A | B | C I would like B to output error messages to stderr and some progress to the terminal. If stderr is the same as the terminal, then that is easy: ...
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Switching to alternate tty device does not give command prompt [closed]

I am trying to install a graphics driver and need to terminate X in order to do so. However, when I switch to an alternate tty device using CTL-ALT-Fx I am met with only a black screen. It appears as ...
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How to avoid session login failure with ecryptfs

After encrypting my /home directory with the migrate-home ecryptfs-utils script I can't log in to an XFCE session on my Manjaro system from the normal login screen. If I try to, the session is ...
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Use/Grab the only keyboard with no user logged locally

I have a raspberry pi running some software (I have the source) that needs user interaction and has a special (USB) keyboard with only 3 keys. The program runs on framebuffer (SDL) and is launched ...
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Start a process on a different tty

After about an hour of Googling this, I can't believe nobody has actually asked this question before... So I've got a script running on TTY1. How do I make that script launch some arbitrary program ...
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Graphics in TTY

Something has come up which demands me to work only in command line. My primary job is programming (mostly in Fortran and Octave) and I need to display plots. As a lame example: I open octave and ...
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(In)significance of [… ] and tty root processes

A colleague of mine assigned me to perform a root-cause analysis of an enterprise security server sometime ago. We knew the problem resided in one of the processes run by root but did not know which ...
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User messages can't be switched on Fedora

A non-root user X cannot message a user Y. This is despite both users having successfully run mesg y. I've tried following advice for similar problems on Ubuntu described in this question. No luck. A ...
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How to switch between tty and xorg session

My xorg session is on tty1 and if I want to issue a command from tty (because I cannot do it from xorg session for some reasons), I press Ctrl+Alt+F2, for example, and type a command. But I cannot ...
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Questions about behaviour of running LiveCD Linux after unmounting a CD-ROM

Could anyone explain what happens in system after unplugging CD-ROM during working with LiveCD session? Suppose that I'm using Ubuntu LiveCD and suddenly by accident the CD-ROM disconnect for a ...
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Corresponding 7zip command for unzip -p -a

I have a question regarding unzip command in Unix. As of now my Unix command unzip -p -a is able to zip the file which are lesser in size. But if the file size is larger then the command is not able ...
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How to stop cursor from blinking

How do I make the cursor stop blinking when in a TTY? (or anywhere else). BONUS Points for one universal setting that stops the cursor blinking almost everywhere.
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Is it possible to merge two screen sessions chained?

Let us imagine I have only one terminal. To overcome this trouble I use screen, so happy! However, I need to connect to another computer over ssh, to prevent to open several connections I want to run ...
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System not responding and ttyS0 (ttyS0) main process (1627) killed by INT signal

The system is not responding(Unable to do SSH or Telnet, even scheduled cron job is not running) if it runs for more than 5 days. The scenario is "the ssh session is opened and console is opened from ...
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Locating the terminal currently in use

I need to write a script to test if im using the correct terminal and then print a message This is what i have so far if(???? == dev/pts/1) echo Access Granted. Welcome. endif I dont know how to ...
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Replay a screen log file incrementally

I have run some commands in gnu screen and used the C-a H command to record the output to a screenlog.0 file. However now I want to view it. There are loads of terminal escape sequences, so just ...
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How to make switching virtual terminals instant?

I've configured kdm (editing /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc) to automatically open two displays: StaticServers=:0,:1. When I switch between them with Ctrl+Alt+F7-8 there is a delay of about 2 seconds ...
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systemd with 10 ttys and Desktop on Ctrl+Alt+F5

I am running systemd on ArchLinux. I have read various posts of doing this but it seems impossible (i.e. I am incompetent in implementing this:)) ). I want to disable the on-demand tty spawning of ...
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What are the responsibilities of each Pseudo-Terminal (PTY) component (software, master side, slave side)?

I am trying to figure out how a tty works1 (the work-flow and responsibilities of each elements). I have read several interesting articles about it, but there are still some blurry areas. This is ...
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Use sudo with ssh command and capturing stdout

I'm trying to run a command as root (via sudo) on a remote server, and capture stdout (but not stderr) into a file. eg. Something like this: ssh user@remote "cat /root/file.tar | gzip" > ...
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leaking memory with shell script and tty [closed]

I'm running a shell script on a raspberry pi to communicate with a arduino. Every hour my ram gets used up by about 50 megabytes more. The script itself just connects to ttyACM0 (the arduino's usb ...
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Make program in a pipe to think it has tty

Test environment: $ mkdir testdir $ cd testdir $ echo | tee "file name" Now, ls will print file?name (under Ubuntu GNU bash, at least), while ls | cat will print file and name in separate lines. ...
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Why are my virtual consoles completely blank?

When I go from my graphical session to a virtual console by Ctrl + Alt + F i (with i in 1 - 7 and 9-12) I see a completely black screen. Only on F8 I see the GUI. Not even a blinking coursor on the ...
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How to use secondary VGA device for TTYs

I have a machine (a virtual XEN DomU, but I don't think it matters) with two video cards. I would like to display the TTYs on the monitor connected to the secondary video card (i.e., not the display ...
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Pseudo-terminal will not be allocated because stdin is not a terminal

I'm trying to set up automatic SSH hopping through a server which doesn't have nc. This works from the command line: ssh -A gateway ssh steve@target (I have added my public key to the SSH agent). ...
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Xorg with Kernel Mode Settings won't work with other tty

Using intel video drivers with kms and i915 on arch linux I haven't been able to start Xorg in a different tty than from the calling one logged as root. By example: Logged as root on tty1 X vt7 :0 ...
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Connect two ttySx devices on the same machine

I'm just wondering, whether it is possible to connect /dev/ttyS0 with a virtual device node (e.g. a created with mknod /dev/ttyTest) so that the output from ttyS0 is sent to ttyTest. I would like to ...
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Can I switch to another process in another tty# terminal from an ssh terminal?

Here's the deal. I have a Linux Mint 15 server running a web server, an ssh server, and a minecraft server. When I go back to college after the summer, I want to leave my machine at home (6 hrs away) ...
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look up the device from its tty file?

Here is from my Ubuntu $ ls /dev/*tty* /dev/tty /dev/tty17 /dev/tty26 /dev/tty35 /dev/tty44 /dev/tty53 /dev/tty62 /dev/ttyS12 /dev/ttyS21 /dev/ttyS30 /dev/tty0 /dev/tty18 /dev/tty27 ...
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Multiple terminals at once without an X server

There is a way to visualize multiple terminals at the same time without running a Xorg session ? I have a really low profile machine that could be great for some basic stuff but has an horrible ...
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How can I automatically interrupt what I'm doing to input something?

As per Nick Winter's The Motivation Hacker, I want to measure my happiness. I know that I'm bad at remembering things or responding to reminders, so I'd like to set up a daemon that, at random ...
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What is the exact difference between a 'terminal', a 'shell', a 'tty' and a 'console'?

I think these terms almost refer to the same thing, when used loosely: terminal shell tty console What exactly does each of these terms refer to?
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Unable to receive data from /dev/ttyACM0 device [closed]

Using USB based CAN device connected on AR9350 mips processor based Atheros reference board with linux kernel 2.6.32.61. Which is coming up as /dev/ttyACM0 device. In which Able to transmit data from ...
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How can I run `watch` as a background job?

When I run: watch 'cmd >> output.txt' & the job gets suspended by the system: 3569 Stopped (tty output) Is there a workaround?
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change tty login timeout - ArchLinux

By default when I login to my Arch linux box in a tty, there is a timeout after I type my username but before I type my password. So it goes like this Login: mylogin <enter> Password: (+ 60 ...
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Can't login using serial on ttyO0 - BeagleBone Black

I boot Beaglebone Black, connected to my desktop by serial. It was working great, until now. Beagle is booting, output shows up on the console, but at the end I can't log in. I can't type the login, ...
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Why X server runs on TTY1 and not TTY7 on Arch Linux?

I've used Debian derivates (*buntu, CrunchBang), Mandriva, OpenSuSE, Fedora, name it.. all of them had X server at TTY7 (at least I think it was 7), accessed with: Ctrl + Alt + F7 Now, I moved to ...
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How do I assign the controlling terminal to other process?

I use TIOCSCTTY to forcibly take over the controlling terminal in other "remote" application. But after the application finishes running, controlling terminal gets orphaned and bash stops reacting to ...
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Difference between pts and tty

Possible Duplicate: What is the exact difference between a 'terminal', a 'shell', a 'tty' and a 'console'? I always see pts and tty when I use the who ...