Questions tagged [gnome-terminal]

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

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Strange terminal behaviour when modifing PS1 [duplicate]

Problem Hello! Recently I changed my bash PS1 to make it easy to see my current working directory/username. Unfortunately, this led to the following "features": When nearing the end of the ...
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How to open a visible filename in editor from terminal?

Coming from MacOS iTerm2, I was able to open a file in my editor by clicking (or right click?) on the filename, especially useful in a git diff or when opening a failed unit test. There must be a way ...
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Why Zsh terminal icons are not getting displayed in Atom Platformio Ide Terminal?

I’m running Atom on Manjaro Linux. And I installed Platformio Ide Terminal. Everything is working fine, except the Zsh shell icons. None of the icons is getting displayed. Only boxes like you can see ...
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Full path in terminal prompt and title-bar with modified PS1 in .bashrc

I am on several machines running Linux Mint 20.1 "Ulyssa" - Cinnamon (64-bit), link to web, with Bash 5.0.17 as my default shell. Today, I decided I customize my prompt and window title of ...
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Changed .dir_colors but nothing happened

I didn't like my directory colors, so I changed my .dir_colors file. After saving the file, nothing changed.
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How to open gnome-terminal and run a compound command

I'm in Ubuntu 20.04LTS with GNOME Terminal 3.36.2. I would like to run two commands, executing the second only if the first succeeds: proc.sh && results.sh I would like to run this in a ...
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GNOME Terminal 3.28.2 | Cursor Colour

GNOME Terminal 3.28.2 | I don't understand how the cursor text is brown when I have cursor colour selected as green. I am trying to change the cursor text colour so that the default colour is #533118 ...
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Gnome Terminal refuses to start

I am using a fresh install of Void Linux (Cinnamon, x86_64, kernel 5.10.17_1) and I cannot open the terminal that came with it. Every time I try to open it from the menu, it doesn't open. I tried ...
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Commands don't turn blue/green in terminal

Recently i switched from kali live to a external drive and installed kali with the installer. I updated everything but since the switch my terminal commands do not turn blue anymore. I have searched ...
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Where Did Gnome Go?

Gnome is no longer running. I migrated hardware to a new tower and moved /var to a new harddrive nvme0n1p3/nvmeVg-var. I believe this is the root of the issue. when I type gnome-session --version the ...
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Gnome-Terminal mark text > copy to clipboard (like in xfce4-terminal)

I switched a few days ago from xfce4 to cinnamon. Quite an improvement in usability. However, I miss the function of the xfce4-terminal that I can mark text and that it is automatically copied to the ...
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Gnome Left Menu Gone

Months ago I changed kernels temporarily from 3.10.0-1160.11.1.el7.x86_64 to 5.8.0-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64 then I reverted back to 3.10.0-1160.11.1.el7.x86_64 within a few hours. Once I loaded up 3.10.0-...
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How to rename terminal window from a bash script?

I am writing a bash script where I pretend to open a new terminal window (in this case a gnome-terminal), execute some commands and change the title of the terminal window. In order to change the ...
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Gnome-terminal and Nautilus bug

When you click on "Open in terminal" from Nautilus and then open a new terminal from it, you won't be able to access X, for example (eg: try to open gedit...) Any idea about what's happening?...
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Starting gnome-terminal with --app-id and — / -x

What I'm trying to achieve: I want to spawn a gnome-terminal with a custom app-id and a custom command to be executed within that gnome-terminal. I do want the gnome-terminal to run in the background. ...
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tab complete in bash / gnome terminal opens emacs instead

Tab complete has stopped working in bash running in gnome-terminal, and in a pretty perplexing fashion. When I attempt to use tab complete on a partial path, two Emacs windows open with a completely ...
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Run gnome-terminal in namespace

I enter a namespace with unshare --net --mount. When I run xterm in it, the shell in the windows that opens iherits the stuff from the namespace. When I run gnome-terminal it runs like I opened it ...
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Export Gnome Terminal color scheme to Alacritty?

I am trying out the Alacritty terminal but I want to keep my custom Gnome Terminal color scheme. Is there a quick way to export the color scheme from Gnome Terminal and import it into Alacritty or do ...
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Powershell (pwsh) user bug?

I'm on Fedora 33 + Gnome. Open gnome-terminal in a folder (let's say, the Downloads), open another terminal tab/window and type pwsh: if you check the value of $profile it refers to a temporary ...
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Failed to fork (Cannot allocate memory) gnome-terminal

Running on Debian 10, gnome 3.30.2, I am getting for two days memory errors when trying to open new terminals after some time during the session. Reboot does not fix it fore more than a few hours, ...
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Printing a sequence of square brackets in `gnome-terminal` is very slow

Problem I coincidentally was trying to print a string to STDOUT in gnome-terminal that contains a lot of square brackets and noticed it took a lot of IO time (~4sec for ~100KB). To confirm that there ...
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What is a Gnome terminal object path?

What does this error indicate, and how can I fix it? Error creating terminal: Failed to get screen from object path /org/gnome/Terminal/screen/0da72c8a_20a1_4a5a_9298_f8c5b6660be7 Context: I have ...
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Fedora 33 - gnome-terminal doesn't show up in wmctrl

A while ago I wrote a wmctrl-based script I used to implement a hotkey to focus into running gnome-terminal instance in order to avoid using mouse when I need to run anything in terminal. After an ...
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gnome-terminal --geometry not working in centos 8

In order to have a terminal launch on my secondary monitor upon login I used to have a command like the following as a startup application: gnome-terminal --geometry 80x24+2120+200 --full-screen --...
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Add file in a sub directory of a zip

I have a zip base.zip and inside the file there is 2 subdirectory. base.zip ├── subA │ └── fileA1.txt │ ├── subB │ └── fileB2.jpg │ └── k.jpg I want to add a file in the subA without extract ...
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gnome-terminal is not opening in RHEL 8

My OS version: Red Hat Enterprise Linux release 8.3 (Ootpa) I am not able to open gnome terminal for NIS user (xterm I am able to use) If I try opening the terminal, nothing comes . I am getting ...
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Gnome-Terminal PopOS

So i sudo apt-get autoremove gnome-terminal and installed alacritty. After that I checked for updates, after that I did sudo apt-get full-upgrade and PopOS installed Xterm. Why did this happen? The ...
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Black Screen , no command found in fedora

When Starting Fedora linux after uninstalling / removing Cinnamon Desktop Environment I got login screen but after trying to log in I got black screen in Gnome and KDE . After that I tried to go in ...
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Problems with user-theme gsettings schemas

Recently I started to learn shell scripting. I've planned to create a script to change the GTK and Shell theme of my Pop_OS as an exercise. I was first learning and testing the commands individually, ...
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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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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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