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

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Can terminal window titles be updated while a process is running?

I'm trying to set a little pomodoro/countdown timer for myself in the terminal. This comment on Superuser offers a handy little shell function that will act as a countdown timer, which printfs the ...
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Ranger file manager - Open gnome-terminal instead of xterm

I recently started using Ranger as my default file manager, and I'm really enjoying it. Right now, I've managed to change rifle.conf so that when I play audio or video from Ranger, mpv opens in a new ...
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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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Unable to use correctly Powerline with xterm

I am trying to set up Powerline in my xterm. Im running ArchLinux. I have followed the steps from here and I am at this point here: So basicaly it works but I just cannot make the arrows appear. This ...
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Setting the title for Xterm with long paths

I have the following code in my .profile: case $TERM in xterm*) HOST=`hostname` PS1='^[]0;${USER}@${HOST}: ${PWD}^Gksh$ ' ;; *) PS1='ksh$ ' ;; esac ...
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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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xterm not displaying unicode

i have never been able to get my terminal to display unicode symbols. for example, before i had my present os, i mapped ctrl+a to the greek mu in vim, and it works on other computers, but not on my ...
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How to redirect output of a 'xterm -hold -e' command

I know you can use tee to log output from a command in a terminal, e.g.: df -h | tee ~/log.txt However, how can I do this with a more complex command like this: xterm -hold -e program arg1 arg2 ...
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xterm windows not displayed after vnc

When I create vnc for my linux box, its showing desktop when I login. I want only xterm windows. I see xterm under /bin/xterm. Please help.
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How to pass multiple commands via pssh and multiple xterms

I'm attempting to open multiple xterms and run a command as an SAP user via sudo using pssh. So far, I'm able to run PSSH to a file of servers with no check for keys, open every xterm in the servers ...
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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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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 $ less-...
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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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How do I prevent pointer from jumping when tapping touchpad?

I'm running i3 with xterm in Arch Linux on a laptop. My issue is that whenever I try to move the mouse cursor, it seems to initially register it as a tap, causing the cursor to teleport to the spot on ...
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Copy and paste text in Xterm on OpenBSD

I installed OpenBSD 5.5 using the recommended defaults. The OS came with fvwm as the window manager. How do I copy text within an Xterm and paste it into another Xterm? Using the mouse? Using only ...
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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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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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XTerm doesn't display *some* unicode characters properly?

I don't have a general problem with XTerm and Unicode. For the most part, things are working. This works great: $ echo "¿dónde está la llama?" ¿dónde está la llama? As does this: $ echo -e "\xE2\...
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keybinding in xterm to shift one line up using shift+up

follow urxvt: scroll just one line How can we set keybindings so that shift+up can scroll one line up in xterm?
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How do I type arbitrary unicode characters in xterm?

Moving away from using gnome-terminal and terminator since they are excruciatingly slow. (20-30 seconds to change focus to them for whatever reason) xterm is nice and fast. However, I need to be able ...
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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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Specifying fonts in xterm

I'm having difficulty gettings fonts to display correctly in xterm. The situation is complicated by this being a headless server which I'm connecting to from a Macbook Pro via xpra, with no desktop ...
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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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Linux terminal Alt+Arrow word delimiter [duplicate]

In an SSH session or local terminal session (xterm), using Alt+left or right arrow allows me to skip forward and backward one word. In the example below, when using Alt+left arrow, the cursor stops on,...
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xterm width and height with regard to number of pixels NOT number of characters

On X window system (TWM) of my Ubuntu 12.04, xterm has width of 484 pixel and height of 316 pixel, and its geometry is 80x24, based on xwininfo. On X window system (TWM) of my LFS 7.9, xterm has with ...
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Configure xterm to use ctrl+shift+c/ctrl+shift+v for copy/paste?

I was using terminator for my terminal emulator, but I'm seeing huge performance issues with it. ie, launching a new terminal session takes 20-30 seconds on my netbook. gnome-terminal is better, but ...
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Tmux is not able to distinguish between insert and shift-insert

Insert when in xterm, gives ^[[2~ and, Shift+Insert gives ^[[2;1~ All this is good until I start tmux. Note that the $TERM variable remains the same, so this issue should not be related to terminfo....
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How to change key mapping for HOME and END keys in XTERM?

I am working on RHEL 6.4. In my old system running on RHEL 5.3, the Home is mapped to ^[[1~ and End is mapped to ^[[4~. In the new system, Home is mapped to ^[[H and End is mapped to ^[[F, which is ...
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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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GNU Screen weird characters on click

I have a small problem in GNU screen. A GNU screen session runs on my RaspberryPi. Now sometimes, when I join it, if I click in the terminal (I'm using terminator on Fedora) I see weird characters ...
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CapsLock breaks Eterm keybinds

In my Ubuntu Server 14 with FluxBox i use to bind actions on Eterm. This is my user.cfg file: [...] begin actions bind ctrl shift button3 to string '^[]6;14^G' bind ctrl button3 to menu "...
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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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Increase font size on Eterm terminal

How I can increase the font size of my terminal. I need to use the terminal only as a telnet client, and I'd like to make the content of the windows fits perfect the windows it selfe. But it's ok ...
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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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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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i3 xterm menu (ctrl+mouse) too small

I've recently started to use the i3 window manager. I configured i3 and xterm to fit my needs, but whenever I start xterm and want use the menu (ctrl+mouse_button), the menu gets displayed as a small ...
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8-bit input in gnome-terminal

I'm trying to switch from xterm to gnome-terminal but having trouble with alt keys. I have already disabled menu access keys, but I still need 8-bit inputs. In xterm I can set 8-bit inputs in ...
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xterm highlighting always white, not reverse

I'm running Debian on my desktop, laptop, and netbook. On my desktop and laptop, I am using Gnome desktop environment; whereas my netbook is using i3wm (installed after a text-only install initially). ...
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xterm no absolute path found for shell

I am trying to run a script in SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 from java using ProcessBuilder. Codes for this follows: ProcessBuilder pb = new ProcessBuilder("xterm", "-e", "script_path"); Process pr = pb....
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Xterm Set Title?

I know i can set the title of Xterm using something like: xterm -xrm 'XTerm.vt100.allowTitleOps: false' -T windowname Is it possible to create this like a GUI, so Windowname is a prompt BOX. i.e. ...
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What is bash's meta key?

I tried to use xmodmap to map META_L to the MENU key but it doesn't seem to be accepted by bash as the meta key. So, I am wondering how these components (keyboard, X, xterm, bash) relate to each in ...
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What does it mean to set a terminal's “icon title”?

I generally see the syntax for setting the terminal title as (something like): echo -e '\e]0;Some Title\a' But I noticed this answer used 2 instead of 0, which prompted me to do a little more ...
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How can I display image clearly in xterm

All of the open source software that I used,only w3m can display image clearly,I want to try to display image in xterm,how can I accomplish it? I tried 'tput' command to change the color of output ...
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Why do different terminals have different values for keys in the .inputrc file?

This question really started from here. I would like to know why different terminals like rxvt and xterm use different values when mapping key combinations? Whilst I am in rxvt or xterm how can I find ...
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Fastest way to get an Euro symbol at a prompt?

First of all I'm working on a keyboard using a QWERTY layout. Now once in a while I need to get the Euro (€) symbol in my terminal (typically in a xterm). If I cut'n'paste the Euro symbol, it shows ...
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Xterm and User problem on Linux From Scratch

I made a linux system using LFS book 7.8 and then went to BLFS 7.8. I installed lxdm and xfce4 desktop. All the necessary drivers and libraries are installed. Now when I log in as root, I get no ...
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display no longer listends to console after starting X11, not even after shutting down X11

From the console, or another virtual terminal, I launch X11. This is in Free BSD. I cannot return the display to any other terminal afterwards. By using the ctl-alt-F1 key combination, for example. ...
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Run in background but not discarding the output

I use a Git hosting. So I often run git push. I want to run git push in background, in order that me not to wait when it finishes but do other tasks in my terminal. But I don't want to run git push ...
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dynamic window title from command input (TCSH)

I am looking for a way to dynamically set the window title based on the command input. For instance, if I run elinks I want the window title to be set to elinks. I did search a lot, but all the ...