Questions tagged [gnome-terminal]

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

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Rename terminal title && run application using alias

Trying to create a command that rename terminal title and run a application, I'm adding the commands inside .bash_aliases file. The rename command I'm using is: PS1='\[\e]0;test\a\]${debian_chroot:+($...
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Change border color around window (edit GTK theme)

I am using a fairly recent version of Cinnamon (5.4.12), with desktop theme Adwaita (and Adwaita-dark sometimes). When I start a gnome-terminal window, it has a very thin (1px?) white border all ...
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Automatically Hide empty folders in Nautilus and/or gnome-terminal without renaming

$ nautilus --version GNOME nautilus 42.2 $ bash --version GNU bash, version 5.1.16(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) Is it possible to hide empty folders while browsing in Gnome Nautilus without ...
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How to create a keyboard shortcut for playing youtube videos with mpv?

I'm using Pop OS. I've aliased the command mpv $(xclip -o) & exit to pp so I can play youtube links copied to my clipboard with mpv player in lesser keystrokes in the terminal. I realised I may ...
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gnome-terminal: "error constructing proxy..."

Almost the same as "error constructing proxy..." when trying to launch gnome-terminal as root, yet, he was not able to run the command as root, but in my case, I'm not able to run the gnome-...
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Disable shortcut 'ctrl+L' which clears the terminal

In Gnome Terminal (Version 3.44.1 for GNOME 42), the shortcut ctrl+L clears the terminal (similar to the clear command). There does not appear to be an entry for this in the shortcut preferences. How ...
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Customize bash prompt without plugins

I am customizing my bash prompt in order to make it look a little bit fancier. Here is what I did (in the ~/.bashrc file, Ubuntu 20.04). # Customizing prompt t1_bg="\[$(tput setab 31)\]" ...
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how to open multiple new tabs in qterminal with a bash script in debian 11 lxqt

I am trying to create a bash script that will set up my all development stuff in an instant. What I want the script to do: open 5 different tabs in one window. clear terminal and start firefox-esr. ...
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Set different color schemes for different applications in GNOME Terminal?

In the GNOME Terminal, the default scheme for text and background colors is the system theme, which on Red Hat seems to be just a slightly darker variant of the built-in scheme Tango dark. This works ...
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How to send Alt+1 to CLI when multiple tabs are open in gnome-terminal?

Both ranger and the gnome-terminal use Alt + 1, Alt + 2 etc to switch to the corresponding tab. So if a gnome-terminal window only has one tab and ranger is open, then pressing Alt + 2 will go the ...
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How can I use the terminal and track what is being changed?

I was wondering if it's possible to use the CLI to track the changes I am making in an app launched through the CLI. For example: Launch CLI. Enter gnome-control-center. Make random changes in the ...
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curl pipe script forks a new Terminal window

I have a script which unexplainably forks a new Terminal instance on some Linux distributions... I'd rather it doesn't do this. Oddly, when I run the script directly (./install.sh) the additional ...
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Starting background process from command line (different behavior)

In Ubuntu (21.10), I start a file manager from the command line window (gnome terminal 3.38.1): nemo . Sometimes, the command line returns and I can enter more commands. Sometimes, the command line ...
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Gnome Terminal, take the whole ghost suggestion?

Version 3.42.2 for GNOME 41. If I type a few letters, it shows a ghost suggestion. How can I take this suggestion and type the whole thing? I have tried some modifier + tab, but none of them worked. ...
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Configure xbindkeys to SIGINT?

The end goal is to be able to press ALT+c in gnome-terminal and interrupt a running process. I was hoping I could simply reconfigure stty but super key notation for stty implies this is not possible. ...
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Changing the preferences of Gnome-terminal globally

Is there any way to change Gnome-terminal settings, such as transparency, globally, so that I won't have to set it again and again after restarting i3-wm? I'm using Regolith Linux.
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How to open current path when creating a new tab in gnome terminal when using csh shell?

I'm on CentOS 7.9 (Gnome Terminal 3.28.2) with csh (yeah I know but work requirement) as my default shell. My problem is this: whenever I open a new tab in gnome terminal, the new tab redirects to ~/, ...
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In ZSH @ symbol appears during autocompletion of cd command

I use ZSH and after I type cd command and press Tab I get '@' symbol after some particular entries Why is it so?
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Viewing large (4M) files produced by the script command

vim, less, more, top all hate files produced by the script command. script doesn't produce a text file. It produces a binary file full of terminal control info based on everything that happened in the ...
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Why does Ctrl+"special character" on my Hungarian keyboard translate to corresponding English layout keys?

I have a Hungarian keyboard and in the terminal pressing Ctrl and any of öüóéá will produce the character that would be there on the English layout, so 0-=;' respectively in both kitty and gnome-...
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Obtain prompt right away after "reset and clear" in GNOME Terminal

I do run reset quite frequently while using GNOME Terminal. I've been trying to find a way to do (exactly) that using a shortcut. Reset and Clear (Ctrl + K) "resets" the terminal in a ...
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Unexpended script termination on `(` if started via "Run in terminal". What are differences of running script from GUI that way from "ordinary" ways?

Due to syntax error (omitting $ before (( for those curious) I discovered that the line of code containing ( results in abrupt script termination when script is run via "Run in terminal" in ...
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How to change the color of this selected text of the gnome terminal?

I'm trying to change the color of "[shark@Archshark ~]$" to blue in the terminal but It seems that I can't change it, please help.
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With bash, create a hyperlink that opens with phpstorm

I have: a bash script running in terminal that gives me a list of files from my local computer phpstorm properly configured, so that I can open a file in phpstorm by typing "phpstorm /path/to/...
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Creating a PTY and launching a terminal window attached to it?

Similar to this question, but not exactly, I am looking to have the ability for my process to launch a terminal emulator (say, gnome-terminal), and have said emulator attach to the PTY created by my ...
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Why does gnome-terminal lag when using brackets or parentheses? [duplicate]

Whenever there are many brackets drawn in the gnome-terminal window, things start to lag pretty badly. This effect is especially apparent, when the brackets don't have anything in between them, which ...
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How to dynamically switch terminal colors for all open terminals?

I use gnome-terminal on Ubuntu / Fedora. For color schemes I use base16-shell, along with its corresponding settings for my editor vi. I have configured my .bashrc to set the base16 theme on start up. ...
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how to display current X-Y position of window in gnome-terminal

For input into gnome-terminal --geometry. I would like to customize the gnome-terminal position upon opening it.
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Load multiple terminals and activate python virtual environments

I'm working on something that requires me to run a few terminals, each with their own python virtual environment. This takes some time to open manually, so I would like to automate this setup by ...
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Horizontal Display on Gnome

I'm stuck trying to find a way to get the login screen to display horizintally upon bootup. I'd prefer the login page on the monitor on the left but whatever. Any ideas here? I'm using Gnome
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gnome shell[31567]: clutter_actor_set_size: assertion 'CLUTTER_IS_ACTOR (self)' failed [duplicate]

Trying to start firewalld but getting this gnome error. I restarted gnome and gnome is active. i am using CentOS7. I searched Google but wasn't much on this error. gnome shell[31567]: ...
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Customizing linkifiication in Linux terminal

My employer uses a number of custom link shortcuts. For example, b/ is the bug database. This means that in IRC, we trade links like b/12345. I'm running weechat in gnome terminal for IRC. Is there ...
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bash prompt doesn't re-draw properly on resizing window

Basically I have a bottom bar that always shows me the current directory on the left and on the right side the git branch. I tried to use powerline, but it only works by having a bar above the prompt, ...
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How to fix vim color scheme in other terminals?

The problem I'm dealing with right now is I don't like gnome-terminal. I've tried alacritty, konsole, st (currently in use), and they're all having the same issue – they break my vim color scheme. ...
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meaning of this Gnome terminal script

What is the meaning of this code: gnome-terminal --tab -e "sh -c 'ch/home/Desktop'"\ could you tell me the meaning of each part of this code, one by one?
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Execute command in a new window

I'm trying to curl weather in a new terminal window, with the size of the terminal that shows full report. I've figured out how to do both things but i can't figure out how to do it in one window as ...
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Replace gnome-terminal with konsole in Linux Mint

I installed konsole and uninstalled gnome-terminal by doing: sudo apt install -y konsole sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove gnome-terminal And then tried: sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-...
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terminator installation on Kali Linux (apt-get error)

It is my first time using Kali Linux or Linux in general so I typed the command. So, I can install another terminator but I was surprised with a lot of errors the terminator throws THE COMMAND I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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