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

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Modular $TERM for different terminal emulators

Is there a way to set different $TERM for different terminal emulators. For example if I am in xterm the $TERM will read xterm-256color, in urxvt urxvt-256color, in sakura xterm-256color and in tmux ...
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TERM=(linux|xterm) vi in an xterm or the AAABBBBBBCCDDD-problem

Usually when I want to run vim in a desktop konsole session, I make sure the TERM variable is set to linux as the arrow keys don't work in insert mode with TERM=xterm. They show capital A..D instead ...
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How to configure screen-restore in a terminal?

Depending on the terminal/environment following sequence has different effects: $ ls 1 2 $ man ls enter q Either I see last displayed man-page screen above the current prompt or the ls output and ...
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Why whould xterm behave differently than x-terminal-emulator when it points to the same executable?

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 Apr 19 14:36 /etc/alternatives/x-terminal-emulator -> /usr/bin/xterm Running it using these 2 calls: /usr/bin/xterm /etc/alternatives/x-terminal-emulator First ...
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How to make the login shell xterm use utf-8?

I use xterm (X-Win32 2012 Build 30 from StarNet Communications Corp) to login from a Windows 7 PC to a Red Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL6). My problem is that all multi-byte utf-8 characters comes out ...
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How to search XTerm console history?

Is there some way to search XTerm's console history interactively, like Ctrl+Shift+f in GNOME Terminal and Terminator? I could run script in my .bashrc or possibly even patch XTerm, but it would be ...
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How do I make the Xterm window title switch between the current running command and the current path?

I want to set the Xterm window title to switch between two states: When a command is running, show the command name (e.g. "less") When no command is running, show the current path (e.g. "src") I ...
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Opening a usable xterm window through bash script

I often have projects for which I need multiple terminal windows open at different locations, and setting up my workspace each time I want to work on this project takes a long time, so I'd like to be ...
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Terminal emulators and btsync behavior

I've downloaded the BitTorrent Sync binary. The program only provides a Web UI interface. I'm trying to create a window for the daemon, using a terminal emulator, because I don't need an always online ...
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Why do I get this 'Erase is backspace' message after I do a reset in xterm?

So when I do a reset in xterm I get something like this: Erase is backspace. [omarg@computer]: I've already checked my .bashrc and .Xdefaults files but it doesn't seem like that message is being ...
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How to tell xfce (or an application) where to put the window when starting?

I have a number of different boxes, all running debian and xfce. When I launch multiple applications (specifically xterm windows) on one machine, they end up all in the center of the desktop, and they ...
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How to fix the shifted function keys in vim in xterm in gnome-terminal?

When I hit the <s-f2> key to execute my nnoremap <s-f2> :set number! mapping Vim opens its "Insert" mode above (O) and types the 1;2Q string. In order to see the entire terminal key code – ...
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How to set up `screen` to modify the window title and xterm-window title?

I'd like to have my current $PS1 prompt (\u@\h:\w$(__git_ps1 "(%s)")\$ plus some coloring) to be also used as screen's window title (in the hardline) and as the xterm window title. How can this be ...
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How can I run byobu from xterm at starting?

I set up byobu auto run with the command byobu-enable. It's great when I log in from terminal or ssh, but how can I make xterm attach to it automatically ? (mate-terminal from Linux mint especially)
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Why use a pts for xterm or anything

I keep reading on multiple sites that pts device files are used for pseudo-terminals which are "not directly connected to the hardware" (ssh, telnet). Since xterm running on you machine is directly ...
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Weird stuff going on in terminal and emacs since upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10

I can't really describe the slightly odd behaviour of my terminal window and occasionally also on emacs, but here's a picture of it happening: If I press CTRL+L, it disappears. What could cause ...
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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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Xterm not loading color schemes

I work a lot with vim and decided to switch to cli version, I chose xterm because its the only terminal I know of that properly recognizes Alt shortcuts (and I have lots of those bound in vim). My ...
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Why does insert-mode map “<F4>” unpredictably inserts itself or executes intended key strokes?

In Vim 7.3.1-762, mintty 1.1.2 (xterm), cygwin, Windows XP, the insert-mode map <F4> executes the intended key strokes at one time but inserts itself at another time. This undeterministic ...
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SSH within SSH displays the wrong machine name in the xterm title bar

I am working on a distributed system connecting to several servers at once. Nothing is started manually in the program I am working on, but this is how to recreate the error manually. I start a xterm ...
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How to configure the terminal so that a mouse click will move the cursor to the current mouse position

What I'm looking for is how to configure the terminal so that it behaves like nano -m. I know that xterm inside fvwm2 running on slackware does this but neither gnome or kde does it. I have tested ...
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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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Specify rows/columns of a fullscreen X terminal?

For presentations it would be convenient to have a X terminal which supports following workflow: make it fullscreen specify how many columns/rows should be displayed -> the terminal then ...
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How to efficiently use Console2 with screen/tmux/byobu?

I'm using Console 2 and msysgit's bash to SSH into my Linux machines. There, I'm using screen (but considering tmux and/or byobu), but currently simply with one single-terminal session per ...
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Color terminal under USS

I've been using a remote terminal connected to USS under a mainframe for some time. Is there a way to configure this terminal to be colored? I'm using PuTTY and xterm. Added: USS stands for UNIX ...
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Resuming screen with UTF8 enabled breaks character input

Overview of UTF8 screen re-attachment issues. Problem: Creating a screen that uses UTF8 works perfectly until re-attaching said screen session. Steps: ssh remothost screen -U -S ttytter [detach ...
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temporary setting the path in an “init” file

I have an "init" file that reads #!/bin/sh export PATH=$PATH:/home/me/morph_numsys/software/bin by which I'd just like to set the path to that folder for only this bash session. However, when I ...
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Maximize xterm via bash script

I have found this answer providing how to manipulate the current xterm window's dimensions, ie: echo -ne "\e[8;30;30t" How can I modify this to maximize the window (xterm's alt + enter shortcut)? ...
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How can I find the default (font) resource XTerm is using?

If I launch xterm with its default bitmap fonts and then select the 'Large' font from the 'VT Fonts' menu (via ctrl+right mouse), I get a very usable bitmap font with apparently good Japanese ...
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Why pressing Ctrl-h in xterm + tmux sends “^?”?

xterm: $ echo $TERM xterm-256color $ stty -a speed 38400 baud; rows 52; columns 91; line = 0; intr = ^C; quit = ^\; erase = ^H; kill = ^U; eof = ^D; eol = <undef>; eol2 = <undef>; swtch = ...
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using watch with ssh

I have a script: export TERM=xterm watch -t -d -n 1 'netstat -veeantpo | grep 43597 when we run this script though ssh, it does not determine the monitor resolution. so lines are wrapped although ...
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How do you display xterm colors with putty/bash?

Putty has this "allow terminal use xterm 256 colour mode" that I'd like to use, but I don't know how. I've been using a color.sh script to output echo statements and commands with colors, and I want ...
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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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256 Colors in xterm and tmux [in FreeBSD 10]

So these past few days I am working to make Xterm and tmux show all the 256 colors available in them by default. I reach these conclusions: for tmux to show 256 colors you have to make xterm to ...
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Is it correct to set the $TERM variable manually?

I set the $TERM variable adding the line XTerm*termName: xterm-256color to my .Xresources file. When I did it I didn't know what exactly that meant (I was following an online guide to change the look ...
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Simple terminal emulator (themable) with mark-as-copy with 'universal' $TERM

I have a need for very simple terminal (no multiple tabs, no menu etc. - I use XMonad so splitting windows is not necessary as well). I tried to use xterm but unfortunately I need to be able to ...
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xterm warning: Tried to connect to session manager

I am writing a quick script to read user input and put into commands of a couple different programs. I'm using xterm -e to open a terminal for each separate program. The script is working fine, but ...
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Simple terminal emulator that supports cut/paste with other programs?

Coming from Mac OS X, I've enjoyed being able to cut/copy/paste text to and from its built in Terminal application. Now, I am planning to migrate to a tiling window manager like scrotwm, xmonad, ...
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Opening a terminal other than xterm, running a command on it, and not closing the terminal after it succesfully finished

I have the following script in my arch linux box: #!/bin/bash xterm -e "sudo pacman -Syu;bash" This will fire up an xterm, and run the command sudo pacman -Syu on it. Because of the ;bash part, it ...
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What modern terminal programs are still configurable per-invocation? [closed]

What terminal programs have the following characteristics? Unicode support geometry, fg/bg colours, other options settable from command line on a per-invocation basis actively supported ...
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Keeping xterm terminal alive on crunchbang linux debian wheezy

I like to keep a number of terminals open at different locations on my development VM. For this I use terminator because I got a big screen and I can divide the terminals anyway I want. But after ...
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xterm resizing causes shell to mess up

I'm using reflection x, which uses xterm as the terminal emulator. If I maximize and minimize the window several times, when I try to access previous commands, the text becomes messed up. The issue ...
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How can a bash script detect support for window titling escape characters?

I have a debug trap that runs every time I enter a command in bash that sets the window title to indicate what command is running. I'm leaving out all the configuration details and boil it down to: ...
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Extra characters in XTerm printerCommand output

I've set up .Xresources to be able to print the terminal contents to a file when pressing Alt-P: XTerm*printAttributes: 2 XTerm*printerCommand: cat - > "`mktemp --tmpdir ...
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Make 'CTRL-/' behave the same in vtty and xterm

When I press Ctrl+/ in a graphical terminal (e.g. xterm) I get "undo". However, in a virtual terminal (e.g. Ctrl+Alt+F1) I get "backspace". In practice I run into this when I'm using emacs in a ...
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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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`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 ...
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vim colors not automatically loaded (probable Vundle conflict)

I've been trying to port my Windows .vimrc to Linux, to use on the command line (on gnome-terminal). Everything works fine, except for the colorscheme. It looks like it's loaded (:colorscheme returns ...
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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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Is there a clipboard on non-GUI Ubuntu / Linux systems? Can I synchronize it with my local (OS X) clipboard?

I spend a lot of time on Mac OS X as a desktop system, and on the Mac there are two nice little utilities for the command line, pbcopy and pbpaste which can accept stdin and write to stdout. Is there ...