Questions tagged [gnome-terminal]

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

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GNOME Terminal's 'Copy As Html' operation not copying colors from my gnome terminal color settings

I have green text on black background on my GNOME Terminal. But copying selected text as Copy As HTML copying a new version of html with different css color than my GNOME Terminal color settings. It ...
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Font used to display specific characters in gnome-terminal

I want to find out which font (i.e. the .ttf or .otf file name) is used for displaying a specific unicode character in my gnome-terminal (in order to setup my editor to use the same fonts). How can ...
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How to dynamically launch a screen session, open a gnome terminal and then run a script in that terminal?

currently I have the following gnome-terminal --window -e /tmp/script1 --tab -e /tmp/script2 --tab -e /tmp/script3 this allows me to open a gnome-terminal window with multiple tabs, each running ...
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cd into folder name that starts with an emoji

I forked an open source project to work on but one of the folder names I want to cd into starts with an emoji. How can I enter into it? I know I can use the GUI to look through the folder but I rather ...
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Is there a way to set colors of terminal based of what profile is being used in my bashrc file? On Centos 7.5

I have set the colors of my username and the colors of my directory in my bashrc file with the lines export PS1="\[$(tput bold)\]\[\033[38;5;2m\][\u@\h-\t\[$(tput sgr0)\] \[$(tput sgr0)\]\[$(tput ...
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gnome-terminal: change the window geometry from cli

What should I enter inside gnome-terminal to change its current geometry to 80x24? The same action as GUI's Settings - Advanced - 80x24.
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Give number to tabs in gnome-terminal

I'm using about 5-10 tabs in my gnome-terminal at any given moment, and I need to switch between them rather often. I know I can use shortcuts to navigate back and forth; but to jump to a specific tab ...
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get gnome terminal profile id used in dconf editor

I am using gnome terminal 3.36.1.1 I am trying to set gnome terminal settings using command line. For example, to change keybindings I use: #!/bin/sh gsettings set org.gnome.Terminal.Legacy....
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Why can't some processes run in the background in Linux terminal while others can, despite all being able to print to the terminal?

I use Linux terminal in Ubuntu. When I write seq 100 1 | less & to run it it in the background, it just stops. I used other ways to run it on background too, like using bg [jobnr] but it just ...
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Ubuntu tab autocompletion like PowerShell

For me PowerShell tab auto-completion is much better than my Terminal console in Linux. Is there a way to configure this? For example usr@Ubuntu:~/esp/esp-idf$ ls -ahl drwxrwxr-x 16 usr usr 4.0K Sep ...
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Running a two-step command using a hotkey

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04. I use Jupyter often, and would like to set up a Super-J hotkey to open the Jupyter Notebook. I tried to create the hotkey using jupyter notebook in the Keyboard Shortcuts ...
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Terminal and other services do not work

I am using Linux Mint, and since today, there is a strange bug. Several services won't work, such as terminal or update manager. Backup Service asks for the root password, but then does not launch ...
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What commands will allow me to programmatically enquire of a gnome terminal: how many tabs it has, and what are their pwd's

When I have a gnome terminal open, is there a command that will allow me to programmatically enquire of this gnome terminal: How many tabs the gnome terminal has open on it? What is the pwd of each ...
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close gnome-terminal window after launching gnome-session-quit

when I launch gnome-session-quit with gnome-terminal: gnome-terminal -e 'gnome-session-quit --power-off &' It launches together with gnome-terminal like this: & puts it into background ...
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copyq paste works slow for terminal

I'm using Pop!_OS 20.04, gnome-terminal as terminal emulator, and CopyQ as clipboard manager. What I've noticed is, whenever I'm trying to paste in the terminal window (just a plain old local session, ...
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How to default `ps aux` to `ww`?

When you use a default Terminal + Bash from Ubuntu 20.02.1 LTS with Gnome 3.36.3, ps aux seems to automatically include the unlimited width. But when I use powershell or xterm, the ps aux is truncated ...
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Possible to start gnome-terminal from xterm, inheriting xterms network settings?

I use Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome. Using the newns script approach in https://superuser.com/questions/983727/route-only-specific-traffic-through-vpn I managed to start an xterm which uses a VPN network ...
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Display vimdiff on two monitors

I have two monitors side by side and I want to maximize the vimdiff terminal window over both monitors such that the dividing line is in the middle between them. The screenshot shows how that is ...
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Keeping the process alive after launched passing command to gnome-terminal

I'm trying to keep alive the TimezoneClock process after that I've passed the commands to gnome-terminal. Before I've tried without the terminal for the start-up but it doesn't works, then now I'm ...
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How can I export the theme of gnome-terminal on Debian including “colors from system theme”?

I'd like to export the default themes of gnome-terminal on Debian including the "colors from system theme". Without the special "colors from system theme", I'd copy the individual ...
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Troubleshooting my PS1

I have a PS1 that looks like: johnsmith@someserver:~ $ echo $PS1 \[\e]0;\u@\h: \w\a\]${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\]\n$(exitstatus) ...
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Bash: CTRL+A prints ^A to stdout

A few days ago, my ubuntu console started printing '^A' whenever I hit 'CTRL+A', instead of moving the cursor to the start of the line as it did before. The same problem happens for 'CTRL+E', while ...
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The default keybinding for opening a terminal in dwm does not work

I'm new to dwm (suckless.org) and also to GNU/Linux. I know a bit of the C language but don't really understand the config.h file. SYS-CONFIG I use Ubuntu 18.04 (installed with netinstaller + vanilla ...
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Initial gnome-terminal tab has the wrong shell

I've been trying to figure this out for a while, maybe I'm just using the wrong search terms. I'm using Ubuntu Desktop 20. My user shell is zsh. When I open Terminal I get a bash session. When I ...
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How to shift previous output upwards on Konsole

On gnome-terminal I'm used to type clear or ctrl+L to clear the terminal and I can still scroll back to view all previous outputs. On konsole - KDE, running the clear command removes the outputs on ...
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Where are my bash terminals?

I have some bash terminals open yesterday in VM. But today, when I logged in to VM, it was like its restarted, that is I cannot find any terminal UI window. When I checked System Monitor, I can still ...
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Getting back to active terminal sessions and other apps from earlier login

I logged in to remote VM yesterday with user webl. Today also I logged in with same user, but yesterday's windows were closed. I thought the VM was restarted. I was working on several terminal windows ...
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Gnome Terminal: Resetting Terminal title while retaining GNU Screen displays

Generally on my Gnome Terminal if I start an Screen the window title is displayed at the top in the place of the Terminal title and if I want to find out the name of the screen I do ctrl-A and then ...
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How can I run and monitor multiple commands, preferably with gnome-terminal?

I have tried the following: [matt@arch-desktop ~]$ gnome-terminal --window -e 'echo foo' --tab -e 'echo bar' # Option “-e” is deprecated and might be removed in a later version of gnome-terminal. # ...
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Is there a command line expression that will return which virtual desktop a given terminal is open on in SUSElinux using VMware?

I work with lots of terminals open on many virtual desktops; each desktop given a meaningful name to make it very easy to multitask. My problem is that I lose the virtual machine I am running on ...
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How to get my terminal to open NeoVim with maximised window size using Openbox rc.xml key bindings?

I am using Openbox 3.6.1 windowing with Arch 5.6.4, and NeoVim 0.4.3, with gnome-terminal 3.36.1. These are the most up to date versions. I am currently sizing my gnome-terminal window using these ...
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How to prepend title in Gnome Terminal?

See below example. I want to prepend the piece orschiro@x230 with the currently running command. Right now, the command is showing after the piece. I want to show it at the beginning because it ...
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Launch new terminal instance with zsh using custom prompt string

I want to be able to launch a terminal emulator (preferably gnome-terminal) with interactive zsh running inside using a custom prompt string. I don't want to modify my default prompt string in .zshrc ...
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Separation of graphical shell (GUI) and operating system

What I mean: the work of the operating system outside the user's computer (in a cloud, for example), the user actually locally has only a graphical shell (GUI) for this operating system. There is a ...
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How can I run multiple Bash scripts simultaneously in a terminal window?

I need to run several Bash scripts (the same script with different variables to be precise) at the same time. To keep the number of tabs under control, I wish to group them in a single terminal tab. ...
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How do I add back the 'Open Terminal' option in the right-click context menu on the desktop in Gnome on CentOS 8?

I have tried many searches for this information to no avail. Most of the information talks about installing the gnome-terminal-nautilus and nautilus-open-terminal packages, but they had no effect.
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gnome-terminal doesn't open tabs properly from my script

i have a script to launch gnome terminal with multiple tabs. The tabs are opened based on a list of directories listed in .tabs file that are in the same dir as the script. I create a string with ...
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What is the command structure to open a new terminal and execute the given set on commands on this new terminal?

I am on Linux Mint 19.03 First of all, I can assure you that I have read most of the possible questions you might think this question of mine is a duplicate of. Now, I basically want to type something ...
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Terminal application

I added a padding to my terminal (kitty) and it looks pretty good, but when I open vim or alsamixer they look bad with this padding. So my question is can I, in kitty or in any other terminal ...
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How is a new Terminal (gnome-terminal) created?

Whenever I create a new terminal its PPID is set to the one as gnome-terminal-server even when it's created using bash: 3340 22404 22404 22404 ? -1 Ssl 1000 1:16 \_ /usr/lib/gnome-...
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gnome-terminal - Execute command with ability to suspend

I have an application launcher that executes a command inside gnome-terminal with the -- option, but whenever I go into the terminal and try crtl-z to try to suspend the command and move it to the ...
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Failed to execute child process “gnome-terminal” (too many levels of symbolic links)

Just want to restore the Ubuntu to a previous state. Can't launch terminal because of the very problem I'm trying to fix by restoring it. Anyone know how to crack this nut? I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.4 ...
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sudo and gnome-terminal - how do different terminals interact and react to -K and -k

I wanted to be sure to don't let untrusted code use sudo in a script I write. Simplified flow: run script script uses sudo, asks for password, does some setup with it script continues script executes ...
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How to apply terminal colors system wide? (using /etc/profile.d or similar)

I use the Base16 for Shells scripts to change my shell's default ANSI colors. For instance: $ wget https://github.com/chriskempson/base16-shell/raw/master/scripts/base16-nord.sh $ sh base16-nord.sh ...
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How to replace program running in graphical terminal with another program?

Lets say I have top or some ncurses program running in a graphical terminal, and from outside this terminal I'd like to execute a command, that would replace top with another program of my choosing. ...
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Transparency settings for my drop down terminal is not loading at start up

I am currently using Manjaro (Juhraya 18.1.5) and I use guake as a dropdown terminal. I have set a transparency on it and wanted to launch it as a start up program. But after logging in, I find no ...
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CP invalid option error

I'm getting an error that I can't make heads or tails of when trying to use cp through xargs grep -l -r .mp4 * | xargs cp -t ./Destination Results in cp: invalid option -- 'G' The goal here is to ...
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RHEL how can I add a keyboard shortcut on minified version?

I have a very small RHEL install, and there is no keyboard shortcut manager which would normally be located somewhere like "Applications -> Preferences -> Keyboard". I have the dconf-editor -> xkb-...
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Tmux color palette is not the same as the terminal emulator's

I am running the following: Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome Terminal Tmux 2.6 Vim 8.0.1453 When running the following snippet, awk 'BEGIN{ s="/\\/\\/\\/\\/\\"; s=s s s s s s s s; for (colnum = ...
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How to pass a script to gnome-terminal in one file?

I currently work in hardware development, at present frequently connecting/disconnecting/rebooting device(s) connected to the serial ports. (Usually just /dev/ttyUSB0) I have a basic script to ...

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