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

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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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After upgrade, X button in titlebar no longer closes xterm

In theory, pressing the close button should close an xterm. It did before I did an aptitude upgrade. (I'm running Debian testing). But now it doesn't—clicking the X does nothing—but only for some ...
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Which terminal type am I using?

I have tested this with both Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian 7. When I do echo $TERM I get xterm But if I use the dropdown menu "help" > "about" then it says gnome terminal 3.4.1.1. Does this mean I am ...
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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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xterm colors are too bright

I've just started using dwm a couple days ago and I'm using xterm (uxterm) as a terminal emulator. However, I'm noticing that certain applications (like vi/vim, ls, and others) that output in color ...
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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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Emacs commands in xterm

I found that the commands I used to use in gnome-terminal, those I learned in Emacs, are only partially working in xterm. In some cases, I get strange chars like ÿ, æ, and â instead. Do you know how ...
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Run xterm with login shell or not?

Per default xterm starts an interactive shell. But you can also configure it to start an interactive login-shell. That means that with starting an xterm you get the same kind of shell like logging in ...
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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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how to make XTerm never use bold characters?

I am trying to make XTerm to never use a bold font, and nothing seems to work. I put settings in ~/.Xresources and then run xrdb ~/.Xresources and then start a new XTerm. This is what I try: ...
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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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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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How to configure the double click behavior in an X terminal?

Under different Unix/Linux systems I've observed different double click behavior in X terminal applications (e.g. xterm). Sometimes a double click selects everything left and right until the next ...
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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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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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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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How can I save the Xterm configuration I set at runtime?

I configured my xterm using the CTRL-MiddleClick and CTRL-RightClick. Is there a way to export save these settings?
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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 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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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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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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Set tab width in GUI terminal

I found that setterm -regtabs 4 doesn't work in xterm or urxvt. But, this xterm_set_tabs () { TERM=linux; export $TERM; setterm -regtabs 4 } will circumvent the problem. But, I suspect ...
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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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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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Doubts about creating a .Xresources file.

I want to customize the look and feel of my xterm and have read that the way to do it is creating a .Xresources file and saving there the desired configuration. I've also learned that this file can ...
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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 ...