xterm is the standard terminal emulator for the X Window System.

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Unable to configure font in XTerm

After a lot of mucking around Xterm, poring through reams of webpages I have thrown in the towel and realized that this isn't something I can figure out on my own. TrueType vs Bitmap Is the option ...
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Slow gtk-based terminal emulators vs konsole and xterm

I'm on an atom-powered (read: under-powered) netbook, which is nevertheless sufficient for most of my needs (it has good graphical acceleration for videos and 2D graphics such as the browser, and ...
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linux terminal transfer control to new terminal [closed]

in one of my shell program, I want start an xterm window from terminal and then the control of next execution should go to the newly opened window (by default the control will be in the terminal). ...
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How can I copy text from xterm (Awesome, Debian, VirtualBox)?

I ran the minimal Debian installation inside a VirtualBox instance, installed X11 and Awesome window manager manually (without any custom configuration yet) and installed VirtualBox additions as well ...
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Larger “xterm” fonts on HIDPI displays

After several years of happily using different terminal emulators like Konsole, Gnome-TERMINAL, and lately XFCE Terminal in their appropriate desktop environments, I decided to use good old xterm with ...
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Limit line output rate in XTerm?

I have a problem where my Python script that I want to run in XTerm outputs too many lines simultaneously, which eventually makes the script crash with an error message: close failed in file object ...
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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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“Xterm” or “xterm” in configuration file

After starting to use Arch I switched to xterm and urxvt terminal and enjoyed the flexibility of them (esp. scaleHeight resource). However, I don't understand why sometimes configs work with Xterm and ...
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How to get Xresources background color

I tried with xrdb -query -all. But it does not give the Xterm default background color code. My background color is cornflower blue. But I could not see that in list. Can any one let me know how to ...
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Is it possible to obtain the current name of the xterm window?

This LDP Howto demonstrates how to change the title of an xterm. I know that this is also possible using the xtitle command. Before invoking a long-running action, my script uses such techniques to ...
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Xterm: working with multiple tabs

I am used to working with multiple tabs in gnome. Opening a new tab can be done easily with Ctrl+Shift+T as well as switching between tabs (Left Alt+tab number). What are the Xterm equivalents?
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It's possible to make XTERM and Gnome-keyring work together?

When I'am connecting to ssh with gnome-terminal application opens gnome-keyring dialog, so I am entering password only once per session and I can reconnect to same ssh more than once without asking ...
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Why xterm displays 256 colors (not xterm-256color)?

Could someone explain this? I'm using gnome-terminal. First, some information: # echo $TERM xterm # infocmp xterm Reconstructed via infocmp from file: /lib/terminfo/x/xterm colors#8, cols#80, it#8, ...
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How to print xterm's dimensions in title bar?

Is it possible to print xterm's dimensions in title bar? I'd like something simple like WxH, which updates whenever the terminal is resized.
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Display command in xterm titlebar

My Bash Prompt is currently setting the xterm titlebar using the following sequence: PS1='\033]0;\u@\h>\w\007' Is there an easy way to display the current command in the titlebar. For example, ...
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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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White terminal cursor and yellow Vim searches

I have a blinking block cursor in the XTerm. The goal is to always be able to tell my current position. It usually works fine, but it fails when I place my cursor on a background similar to the cursor ...
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FVWM: Make xterm stay on top, conditionally

Algorithm: If there is no window currently on top, then make the next new xterm stay on top (layer 6). I got that to work: Module FvwmEvent AddToFunc MyUpdate + I WindowStyle StaysOnTop AddToFunc ...
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emacs text mode UTF-8 characters

I can't get emacs (version 24.4.1) in text mode (-nw launch option) to display Unicode characters directly. It outputs them in escaped form, e.g. ä becomes \344. When I save the file, it is encoded as ...
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stty settings are pathologically altered

I just set up a new computer, and as usual had to alter the settings in xterm in order to make the delete keys work properly. (Ctrl-H sends ^H, backspace sends ^?, delete sends ^[[3~. This is, of ...
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Set urxvt to work with 256 colors

I had spent so much time to try to get urxvt to work with 256 colors. I am using Ubuntu. I have followed a part of this post cd ~ infocmp -L rxvt-unicode > rxvt-unicode.terminfo vi ...
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xterm window positioning

I want a shortcut to start an xterm window with specified number of columns and rows and from the specified starting points. I have CentOS 6.6 and the xterm's version is: X.Org 6.8.99.903(253). I ...
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Dependencies problems installing VNC Server in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5

I'm triying to install VNC Server in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5. I have the .rpm of VNC Server, but it has a depedency with xterm, which I have the .rpm too. Trying to install xterm ...
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Alt-< and Alt-> (and possibly some other keys) not working in elinks

I am running elinks (0.12pre5) in an xterm window in Openbox on a Debian netinstall (7.8) with fairly minimal changes/additional software installation. I have changed a few elinks options, but none ...
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xterm formatOtherKeys not working on Ubuntu?

I'm trying to run xterm and have it pick up key bindings such as Ctrl-; Ctrl-. Ctrl-, etc.. (I like to use these bindings in emacs -nw) After some reading online I managed to get a working setup ...
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How do I remove a particular default xterm X11 translation?

I'm using xterm which comes with a set of default translations as enumerated in the man page. To #augment or #override the translations I edit my $XAPPLRESDIR/XTerm file; this works as expected. ...
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X11 forwarding to IP doesn't work on some servers. I can't find any config differences

This command allows me to send an xterm to xming on my windows desktop: xterm -display 10.13.18.125:0 (my workstation IP) For the servers that it doesn't work with the IP, It will work for some ...
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tmux set-titles doesn't work?

To start tmux on every shell login, the following was added to the ~/.bashrc (on the server): if [ $TERM != "screen-256color" ] && [ $TERM != "screen" ]; then tmux attach || tmux new; ...
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Windowless xterm? (Faking a terminal for a process)

I'm fighting with a rather odd problem with Matlab. The startup script is located in /opt/matlab_2013b/bin and is called matlab. When I run it in terminal, it works fine. But I want to make a ...
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How to get VIM to display 256 colors properly

I'm trying to get 256 color theme files to work with VIM under xterm. This is peaksea how it looks for me: How it should look: I've tried following the tips on the wiki page to no avail. set ...
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Xterm not printing python errors

I'm running a suite of bash and python scripts that (taken together) make up a large open source software project running on Ubuntu 14.10 under VirtualBox 4.3.22. I'm using python 2.7.8 and xterm ...
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launching fish shell to new terminal of tcsh on centos

I have downloaded fish shell on my centos, but when I switch command to /bin/fish or even try to run xterm -e /bin/fish I am getting following error: Standard input: echo $_ " "; __fish_pwd ...
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How do I fc-match font of some particular encoding?

I was having a hard time setting font for xterm to use. I managed to do it with font resourse: xterm*font: -*-terminus-medium-r-*--20-*-*-*-*-*-iso10646-* But I wonder what is the corresponding ...
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OpenBSD 5.6 / fvwm2 / xterm missing UTF-8 support

If I log on from a RHEL 6.5/GNOME notebook via SSH using gnome-terminal to an OpenBSD install, the UTF-8 support is OK. But if I use OpenBSD / fvwm2 / xterm locally, not via SSH, then it just misses ...
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Disable colours at runtime in xterm

I would like to disable colours in my xterm at runtime. Reason being that some programs lack the sanity to use them in proper way. For example: $ sane-program color output $ disable-color $ ...
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Vim colors conflicting with terminal ones

For most vim colorschemes, they appear different than advertised when I open vim in xterm. I've been using xterm-256color and set t_Co=256. A similar thing happens when I use xfce-terminal, but the ...
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Why does xterm/bash word-wrap even tho window is large to fit command

So this happens some times, not always. I'll write a really long command and I'll be satisfied with it wrapping around at the edge like so: What I don't like to happen however is, after increasing ...
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How to hint font dejavu sans mono on OpenBSD

The default DejaVu Sans Mono font in OpenBSD xterm looks too fat. Settings in ~/.Xdefaults are: xterm*faceName: DejaVu Sans Mono xterm*faceSize: 12 How to hint this font on OpenBSD (e.g. by ...
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Does X11 still have a hardcoded limit for application resource strings?

The xterm(1) manual page states: Due to a hardcoded limit in the X libraries on the total number of resources (to 400), the resources for 256-colors are omitted when wide-character support and ...
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screen & xterm: how to select text with the mouse in one only pane when window is divided vertically

Interestingly enough, this has also been a tmux issue for some: http://daemonforums.org/showthread.php?t=7311 But currently I am sticking to screen, and I'd like to know how I can make screen ...
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screen & xterm: how to get window split vertically in custom ratio

To begin with, I am on Lubuntu, so I can benefit from the latest screen patches that will enable vertical splitting of windows with no need to compile from source. (It really took ages...) However, ...
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zsh: set TERM=screen-256color in tmux, but xterm-256color without tmux

I need my $TERM to be xterm-256color outside of tmux (in "plain" terminal with zsh), but screen-256color inside tmux. First I tried: add export TERM='xterm-256color' to my ~/.zshrc. add set -g ...
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How to start XTerm with prompt at the bottom?

When starting XTerm the prompt starts at the first line of the terminal. When running commands the prompt moves down until it reaches the bottom, and from then on it stays there (not even Shift-Page ...
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Change key mappings for xfce4-terminal

Hi I'd like to change the key mappings slightly in xfce4-terminal, maybe similar to adding Xterm.VT100.translations to .Xresources. In particular, I want to make ctrl-backspace delete the last word, ...
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term definitions not found

I am trying to select best term for UNIX terminal , checked the term information post , but when I try to get information about ls /lib/term* its not defined. However I did find ls ...
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Missing space in `ps` output near EOL

Note the missing space before foo: $ ps wafux | grep foo [....] 21742 0.0 0.0 10688 2296 pts/2 S+ 23:30 0:00 \_ grep --color=autofoo $ echo $COLUMNS 99 Compare with this: ...
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How is the display updated when the erase character is typed in a terminal emulator?

As I understand it, when typing characters in a terminal emulator they appear because they are "echoed". We imagine that the terminal is a separate device communicating with the computer via a two-way ...
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How to scroll to the bottom or to the beginning of a terminal session in xterm?

If I want to move up or down in xterm page by page I do it with <shift> + <PgUp> and <shift> + <PgDn>. But how can I completely move to the bottom or to the beginning of the ...
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What is xterm's --enable-double-buffer configure option?

When running xterm's ./configure --help there is an option --enable-double-buffer enable double-buffering I've searched the web and came across the X11 Double Buffer Extension, the Introduction of ...
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`top` not refreshing screen on exit

When I exit top, the prompt reappears at the bottom and I can see the bottom of the last thing it was showing. How can I get top to behave like less i.e. refresh the screen back to when I launched ...