Questions tagged [gnome-terminal]

GNOME Terminal is the standard terminal emulator for the GNOME desktop environment.

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Terminal dosen't start and says “bash: warning: shell level (1000) too high, resetting to 1”

My terminal have worked perfectly the last 2 weeks but suddenly after a restart I get an error saying: "bash: warning: shell level (1000) too high, resetting to 1" After 30 seconds it says: "bash: ...
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Cannot access terminal, tty nor EXterm on Ubuntu 16.04

After shutting down my lenovo thinkpad earlier today, I can't access terminal, tty nor EXterm on my Ubuntu 16.04. Clicking on the terminal icon produces no result, and ctrl+alt+Fx doesn't bring up any ...
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Gnome Terminal Massively Slows Down When Slightly Off Screen

I'm running gnome terminal with a standard Antergos install using GNOME with Wayland. When the terminal is just slightly off screen it lags like like crazy when I'm trying to scroll. I'm running zsh ...
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How can I make a script that opens terminal window, executes commands in it and remains open on Scientific Linux?

I'm working in a remote server that uses Scientific Linux (version=7.6 (Nitrogen)). I did a simple web application in Python3, and I found myself constantly opening a Mate Terminal (though, any ...
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Using su results in the message: Authentication failure on Fedora 29

I am unable to determine the cause of this, but the day prior when using su to enter my password for installing an application through the terminal, the authentication has been successful. So far, I ...
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Switching Users Fully in Bash (GNOME/Keyring Issues)

I am confused about the difference between running a command as "user1" in a terminal and running a command as "sudo -Hiu user1 [command]". If I run /home/user1/script.sh , the script successfully ...
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Gnome: Possible to get each instance of an application associated with the icon which was used to start it?

I'm using Gnome 3.30 and beyond org.gnome.Terminal.desktop, I have two additional .desktop files with Exec=gnome-terminal --window-with-profile=XXX, where profile XXX uses custom command ssh kalle@XXX,...
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How do I get gnome-terminal to start my shell in the same directory when I open a new tab

I reimagine my machine and now when I start a new tab in gnome-terminal (Ctrl-shift-T), I always end up in $HOME rather than the cwd of the current tab. Any ideas?
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Switch gnome-terminal with tmux - but completely

Ubuntu, xorg, i3. The goal is to have tmux as the default terminal. Easily achieved as the internet is full of great tips like [[ $TERM != "screen" ]] && exec tmux in your .bashrc. This ...
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How can i fix Linux Mint 19.1's GNOME terminal not TAB-autocompleting file names in apt?

I have a .deb package downloaded that i want to install using apt. When i wanted to TAB-autocomplete the following command nothing happened. $ sudo apt install ./pa[TAB] However, when i tried $ ./...
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Bash terminal trying to read a previously installed file on each start up

Whenever I open the (Gnome) terminal from my Fedora 26 system this line is being displayed first before the command prompt: -bash: /home/kiran/AIPS/LOGIN.SH: No such file or directory I understand ...
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wrong echo command

I am having a little problem with my ubuntu16.04 terminal. I wanted to have access to a data-base through the use of the : echo source /Infos/bd/config11 >> .bashrc echo source /Infos/bd/...
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Why does gVim “takes over” my clipboard when using GNOME Terminal?

In a VM window on my Win10 machine, running RedHat Enterprise 6.6 / GNOME 2.28.2, I have a GNOME Terminal and gVim windows open. When selecting text in the Terminal with the mouse, and then using "...
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Arch Gnome-Terminal timeout

I switched my DM from LightDM to GDM and now I cannot launch gnome-terminal. When I try to launch it from another terminal emulator, I get this error message: # Error constructing proxy for org.gnome....
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GNOME Terminal 2 mouse copy/paste not working

Marking text with mouse left-button in a GNOME Terminal 2 window does not place it into the clipboard, so it can be pasted with mouse middle-button. When pasting I instead get text I have copied to ...
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Unable to start new gnome terminals from shell script when remotely logging in through ssh

Background: I SSH into my Linux machine via Putty on my Windows machine. I am running VcXsrv on Windows and forwarding X over SSH. This is all working as expected. I am running into issues opening ...
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How to Attach Screen Sessions that were Split

I am working with screen and I am having a hard time with reattaching sessions where I split the screen within one session. Is this even possible? I have tried searching for it on here and google ...
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How do I access the network from the terminal in a Tails OS booted from USB with persistent storage and a WiFi connection?

I am trying to configure a usable coding environment on a tails-os usb boot stick with persistent storage. I've installed netbeans and composer, but I am unable to add plugins to netbeans, and I am ...
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What changes to a .zshrc file could cause every terminal one opens to output: '@home/.zshrc:1: command not found: xyz'?

('xyz' can be as far as I know, anything that is on my first line of .zshrc. Even an empty line as a first line of .zshrc returns the same output upon opening a terminal but ending with whitespace. I ...
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Recommended mutli-tab terminal

I'm using Ubuntu 18 default setup with GNOME Terminal. I can do New Tab, but I'm not finding a way to name/title an existing tab: there is no Set Title option in the Terminal menu, and I can't find a ...
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Desktop environment that raises terminal with gnu-screen instead of starting new one

I want to start a gnu-screen session, in a terminal, from gnome. I wrote the following desktop file [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Screen Comment=Use the command line Keywords=shell;prompt;command;...
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Capture output of a command, process it and ONLY then output to terminal

I would like to capture the stdout (as sent to a terminal), and perform some processing after it is output on the terminal (for the user). I want to know how to grab the output, process and make ...
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Opening new gnome-terminal (v3.28+) with multiple tabs and different commands

It seems the behavior of gnome-terminal has changed between the version shipped with Ubuntu 14 (v3.6?) and Ubuntu 18 (v3.28). I have a script that opens a new gnome-terminal with a bunch of tabs ...
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How can I boot Arch Linux on VirtualBox straight into Terminal instead of my Gnome desktop?

I have a fresh install of Arch Linux that I am running on VirtualBox. However, I believe the problem is similar to the one in this thread. My Terminal is not opening (doing the same thing described ...
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Can't highlight words in terminal

I have been using the gnome Terminal for 3 months already, but today I can't highlight the words on the terminal suddenly. I can't do so on nedit as well. When I use the 'find' function in nedit to ...
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Script continues execution after call to gnome-terminal [duplicate]

I'm using bash to run a terminal which launches a few programs in separate tabs. However, after the terminal opens, it seems like my script continues even though generally this only happens if we use ...
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How to create gnome-terminal as a child process of my process [duplicate]

I've used electron to create desktop application on Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop and used spawn in child_process to create child process. However, when I tried to create gnome-terminal, its parent process is ...
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Why text in the gnome-terminal has characters slightly overlapping themselves

This is the screen shot of my gnome-terminal: You can see that all the text is messed up. The username is heman and the host name is arch linux but the characters are not even readable because they ...
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How to properly write and execute a shell script and exit correctly? [duplicate]

I have written a shell script named startup.sh which does a lot of things (basically start a lot of things for me after turning on my local machine) - here is an excerpt: #!/bin/bash gnome-terminal --...
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terminal GNOME lost scroll, how to back normal?

I am using UBUNTU 16 LTS and terminal GNOME v3.18... How to back to standard configuration? I try to use mouse scroll and pgUp/pgDwn but nothing works.
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Can I tell my terminal emulator to push URLs to private mode?

I'm using neomutt as my mail client, in Gnome Terminal 3.28.2 on Ubuntu 18.04. I'd like to open inline URLs in a Firefox Private Window by default -- right now they open a new tab in an existing, non-...
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Changing the color of colored outputs

My terminal has a white background. When commands print yellow text to the terminal, I can't see the text clearly (due to low contrast). I thought: wouldn't it be great if all the yellow text that ...
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Is opening new tab equivalent to opening new window?

Is opening new tab in the terminal window is equivalent to opening a new tab in terms of resources? I need to run 16 scripts in parallel. I do not know whether opening tabs or new terminals is the ...
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Sometimes can't able to write in terminal: Debian 9.5 [closed]

Not sure what could be the reason (I am using debian 9.5) but sometime when I try to run any command in terminal it seems like none of the keys work except ctrl+c And I specifically facing this error ...
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Cursor disappears when running `top -n1 | head`

When running top -n1 | head the terminal's cursor disappears. Running top -n1 brings it back. Tested in gnome-terminal and tilix in Ubuntu 16.04 and CentOS 7.5. Running top -n1 | tail doesn't have ...
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How to pass variables to gnome-terminal command

I am trying to use variables to construct the --command arg for gnome-terminal. My shell script look like this: buildId="aa-bb-cc" versionCode="123456" daily="daily" gnome-terminal -e 'sh -c "while ...
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Copy terminal scrollback buffer preserving ANSI escape sequences, but without pre-starting script/screen

I have a live running mate-terminal whose scrollback buffer already contains a lot of text with color/bolding, but (unfortunately) no screen management/capture program (like script/screen/tmux) was ...
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Get readable terminal log during python program execution [duplicate]

I'm trying to redirect the output of a python program using script command from a gnome-terminal. $script ~/Documents/log.txt $python test.py But the saved file log.txt is unreadable. It's like: ...
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why piping pwd and echo does not work? [duplicate]

I'm new to unix. I typed this command in ubuntu terminal: pwd | echo I expected to see the output of pwd in terminal(/home/fatemeh/Documents/Code/test) but the output was just a single empty line. ...
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How execute command/script once after reboot

On Centos6 I have this script and i need to execute it once after reboot in terminal. How can i do this? If I execute like sh /path/to/script.sh - all good, but if I add in rc.local (sh /path/to/...
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Mount a drive using a desktop shortcut instead of terminal

I'm currently mounting my shared drive using cifs -o "username=${USER},password=${PASSWORD},uid=$(id -u),gid=$(id -g)" //server-address/folder /mount/path/on/ubuntu I'm trying now to run this ...
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How to turn off invalid keypress beep in gnome-terminal? [duplicate]

Its very loud and unpleasant and I just know the settings for the terminal bell. But the terminal bell is useful and way more pleasant tune.
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How to install gnome-terminal on CentOS 7

I have just installed gnome user interface on my CentOS 7 but didn't install gnome terminal. Now there isn't any other app installed than nautilus file manager and control-center. What do I do?
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Syntax error: Unterminated quoted string

I was updating my linux mint 18.3 to linux mint 19. The error I get is Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory. Then I Restarted my System, after that I can't open the terminal. ...
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Restarting an executable based on terminal output

Backstory: I'm working with a piece of software that uses CMake for several build options. On my desktop build system when I execute a 'Processor Reset' command the program exits cleanly, but needs ...
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sh-4.4$ how to log back into my default shell terminal?

When I open gnome-terminal, instead of presenting me with my default Bash shell, it shows: sh-4.4$ This began happening since I added DISPLAY=:0 to my crontab -e file which now looks as follows: ...
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How to remove dotted underline from hyperlinks in Gnome Terminal

I want to use the new hyperlinks feature available in ls. However, I find it visually distracting and pointless to have a dotted underline under every single directory and file. For example, given a ...
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Fonts appear in fc-match and fc-list but not in gnome-terminal preferences

I installed https://github.com/powerline/fonts on my computer so that I could use the agnoster theme in oh-my-zsh. I went to change the font on my computer, and couldn't find it. To make sure I wasn't ...
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Can't set title with gnome-terminal [duplicate]

I'm using Centos 7. When I sshpass to my remote login server, I need to specify the title to every terminal I open through gnome-terminal. I tried following approach from the link suggested by @...
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Gnome terminal Edit preference run command clear terminal never opens

I wrote clear command on the reset and run command option Edit-->Preference-->command (something I do not remember) After this the terminal never opens when I try opening the command prompt. Do not ...