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Questions tagged [konsole]

Konsole is a terminal emulator for the K Desktop Environment.

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Getting 256 colors to work in tmux

I have 256 colors working just fine in konsole,. I thought I'd give tmux a try because, unlike screen, it seems to support vi mode. However I find that the colors of my prompt show up and this is ...
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How to automatically record all your terminal sessions with script utility

What I want to achieve is be able to record my terminal sessions to file automatically whenever I use Yakuake/Konsole. It's easy to achieve if at the start of my session I do: script -f /home/$USER/...
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How can I type Unicode characters into KDE's Konsole terminal from a Gnome desktop?

I use Ubuntu.. In 'gnome-terminal', I can type Unicode Codepoints by first typing Ctrl-Shift-u followed by the Codepoint hex value, eg. C-S-u 2468 produces ⑨ konsole, my preferred terminal, does ...
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How can I block select in Konsole?

In terminal emulators like GNOME terminal, I can hold the control key and use my mouse to select a block of text. Doing the same in Konsole has no effect -- the mouse simply selects one character ...
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Are there any linux terminals which can handle all key combinations?

I like to use emacs in terminal mode (-nw), but it seems most (all?) terminals can't handle some key combinations - for example, C-<RET> or C-M-%. I know this is because most terminals emulate a ...
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Is there a way to persistently disable the menu bar in Konsole on Gnome 3?

I'm running Konsole 16.08.3-1 (installed via pacman) as my default terminal emulator under Gnome 3.22.2. Normally, when I start Konsole, I hit Ctrl+Shift+M to hide the menu bar; I only sparingly use ...
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Ugly Horizontal Lines Displayed in Kate and Konsole with Fractional HiDPI Scaling

Here is a picture of the problem: Notice that all lines of text have horizontal lines similar to underlining. However, this is a plain text editor (Kate) and it does not do underlining. There is no ...
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Why is konsole reading /etc/passwd?

In relation to this question: While observing the behavior of fatrace, I notice something which concerns me. Here are the first few lines of output of the command "fatrace|grep konsole" konsole(...
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Disabling line wrap in Konsole

Is there a way to prevent konsole from wrapping lines? It would be great if I could do it without disabling any of the other features like extended colors and other of the fancier things.
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Overriding the shade of color displayed

I have to work on systems which display some colors that are hard to read. I ssh into these systems, but don't have management permission to change the colors they display. Is there any way I can ...
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clear command in Konsole

I know about the Linux clear command, but it just moves the previous output from the visible part of terminal window (KDE Konsole). I can still scroll up and see all previous text. Is there similar ...
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Scrolling is disabled all of a sudden in terminal

Sometimes I use the terminal (konsole) and all of a sudden the behaviour when mouse scrolling goes from scrolling through past output to scrolling through the history on the command prompt, and there ...
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How to redirect tty1 to an X11 (KDE) Konsole shell?

I would like to see what is going on at tty1 - the console I was booting from - while I am now on tty7 running X11 with KDE4, without switching back to tty1 (Ctrl+Alt+F1). I would like to see it ...
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Make terminal text color different when in ssh session

Is there a way to make my terminal (konsole) display different text colors when I'm in an ssh session WITHOUT modifying the remote host's color configuration? Like, maybe automatically switching to a ...
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Using UTF-8 chars with `write` message program

when I use the write program to send messages, how can I use UTF-8 chars? I send: write user2 Ehilà! Com'è? But receiver gets: Message from user1@samehost on pts/1 at 21:08 ... EhilM-CM- ! Com'M-...
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How to disable ctrl+wheel font resize in konsole/yakuake

Which is quite annoying when I mistouch touchpad with two fingers.
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How to open konsole in fullscreen mode?

Is there a command or better yet a setting in the config file to allow me to open konsole (the KDE terminal emulator) in fullscreen mode?
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Emulating VT220 escape sequences in Konsole keytab

After a little futile hacking, I realised that . . . I would need to properly map the HHK keyboard so that I could use the various meta-keys. Thus began my descent into hell. Doug Palmer, An ...
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Konsole works, gnome-terminal doesn't?

I'm running on CentOS 5.7 (in case that matters) I have a program (not my own) that runs fine from Lonsole, but when I run it from xterm, gnome-terminal or rxvt, it just hangs. I'm doing this with a ...
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Configurable tab-bar, or rich-featured terminal emulator

Is there any terminal emulator where the user can choose the position of the tab bar? I want to have the tab bar on the left, with vertically aligned tabs, or configure the tab-bar to be multi-line. I ...
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Pasting binary data into a Unicode terminal

I need to be able to paste binary data into a terminal. For some reason, every byte outside the ASCII range (0x80-0xff) is pasted as the same three byte sequence 0xef 0xbf 0xbd. For example: $ echo -...
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Open Konsole sessions (tabs) in two distict windows

I have a script that opens Konsole sessions for me to work with, it looks like: konsole --profile $1 --new-tab -p tabtitle="k1" -e ./jpax_remote.sh cc1 konsole --profile $1 --new-tab -p tabtitle="k2" ...
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How can KDE Konsole be prevented from trapping the Ctrl/Alt/Shift + Cursor keys?

I need to use some Alt and Shift cursor combinations in emacs and the KDE Konsole is interfering with them. It switches the tabs instead. How can I disable that behaviour? It is hard to tell whether ...
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Terminal emulators and btsync behavior

I've downloaded the BitTorrent Sync binary. The program only provides a Web UI interface. I'm trying to create a window for the daemon, using a terminal emulator, because I don't need an always online ...
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How can I toggle mouse scrolling behavior while screen is already running?

Right now I have the following line in my ~/.screenrc so I can scroll back and see the output for a screen window: termcapinfo xterm ti@:te@ Now that I am editing in vim, I would like to use my ...
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Yellow appears as brown in konsole

For some reason, the yellow color color (ANSI Esc. code 33), appears for normal fonts as orange/brownish in my terminal (yakuake, konsole). For example, the command echo -e "\\033[33mhello world\\033[...
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How can I open “Konsole” from a shortcut key?

I have Linux Mint 18 Sarah KDE 64-bit and I'm trying to set up a shortcut key to open "Konsole", but I cannot find it on "shortcut options". Thanks you!
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What's the difference between these ways of accessing the shell?

From what I know it seems that there are many ways to access the shell on Linux. So far the methods I know are: To use a program such as Terminal or Konsole To use the shortcuts CTRL + ALT + F1-6 To ...
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How to change Konsole title in bash?

I would like to have the Konsole title changed every time I run a loop, like this: while read line; do echo $line $i/$numline echo -ne "\033]0;$line $i/$numline\007" commands let i=i+1 done&...
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Slow gtk-based terminal emulators vs konsole and xterm

I'm on an atom-powered (read: under-powered) netbook, which is nevertheless sufficient for most of my needs (it has good graphical acceleration for videos and 2D graphics such as the browser, and ...
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Emacs : Ctrl+space (set mark) insert only a space in Konsole

I'm having a problem with emacs in Konsole : I can't set a mark to select text in emacs. Ctrl+space insert a space character instead of setting the mark. On XTerm, I've almost the same behavior. It ...
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Logging into remote shells from Konsole on Debian 9 results in “‘screen.xterm-256color’: unknown terminal type”,

Before I go into the detail of my problem there is a debian mailing list which seem to explain the cause- https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=854414 After installing Debian 9, logging ...
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colorize hostname in command line prompt [duplicate]

I wish to set a custom color for the hostname portion of my command line prompt (in bash). In my .bashrc file, the default command line prompt is: PS1='[\u@\h \W]\$ ' To colorize the hostname only, ...
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Expect script not sending password as planned [closed]

I've tried reading up on this, but I can't figure out why it's happening. When Expect sends the password it appears as echoed cleartext in the terminal and afterwards "Sorry, try again." appears. ...
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Windows in the same application won't group together in Gnome launcher

I am using Kali Linux, which uses GNOME 3. I have installed Konsole and added Konsole to Favorites (the second icon from top). However, whenever I launch new window of Konsole, I get separate new ...
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Is there a way to copy a rectangular area in a bash or konsole terminal?

Is there a way to copy a rectangular area in a bash or konsole terminal? Is something like this supported on the normal terminal, or will it be only available on terminals run in a GUI environment?
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Cannot type accented capital letters in kde-konsole

If i try to type a capital letter with accent (e.g. Ř) in kde-konsole, I get the following result: ˇR - the letter and the accent as two characters. The normal behaviour is that after pressing ˇ ...
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Preventing LyX from getting a SIGHUP and closing when the terminal window is closed

I have written a Ruby script to manage my LyX documents. The script has a short CLI interaction with the user(=me), and then it decides the name of the file to open, and opens it via a lyx shell ...
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open FIND dialogue in Yakuake with shortcut

Is there some way to set a keyboard shortcut to open the Search/Find dialogue in Yakuake rather than Right click then Find? I can't find one for the life of me and opening the dialogue with the mouse ...
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Workaround for Ctrl-Space in Konsole

After upgrading from Kubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS, Konsole 15.12.3 with Qt 5.5.1 under the KDE framework 5.18.0 no longer recognizes Ctrl+Space. Are there any workarounds to get it working, apart ...
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Where to find the downloaded file after dragging a FTP URL to the terminal?

Usually, when I drag a link to the terminal, the link target is pasted in the terminal. However, when I just dragged a FTP link from Chromium to my Terminal (first result on Google for "ftp pdf", ftp:/...
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Debian multi-line prompt in konsole

Sorry if I am wrong here, but I have no idea where to search for my problem. I accidentally upgraded my Debian system to stretch (stable). Since I did so, the konsole isn't working properly anymore. ...
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w3m displays inline images in konsole, but not yakuake

I've tested this on two different systems (with TERM set to xterm-256color) and got the same result. Nothing in the config files seems relevant. Is there a major difference in these terminal ...
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read -s gives error via script

I am trying to read a password from user, i used -s silent flag but read -s is not working from the script but it works if i do it manually from terminal. error details project.sh: 3: read: Illegal ...
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Is this output from “who -a” normal?

This does not look normal to me: who -a system boot 2018-09-04 11:59 LOGIN tty1 2018-09-04 11:59 685 id=tty1 run-level 5 2018-09-04 11:59 user + pts/...
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changing prompt color in bash in konsole

I change the color of my prompt in the console by changing the PS1 variable in my .bashrc like this: PS1="${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}$COLOR_USER\u@$COLOR_HOST\h:$COLOR_PWD\w>$COLOR_ORDER" ...
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Linux Mint - Right click URL in bash, select “open link”. And I get this error

When running command lines in bash... lets say I run a command that outputs some info to the screen. In that text screen of info are several URLs. In bash, you can right click the URL text and select "...
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Ngrep strange behaviour

I have a very odd problem. I'm using Fedora (with KDE), and I need ngrep for checking the data sent which is transfered through a specific port... The strange part is that when my terminal (more ...
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Konsole displays ?? instead of ↑ and ↓ in midnight commander

In midnight commander, changing the appearance via menu, selecting the skin sand256.ini etc. on many Linux setups gives nice colors. After reversing the sort order of file listing, ideally this is ...
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The form of the cursor in vim in konsole in kde with tmux

I use KDE and for vim in Konsole, I have such commands in my .vimrc: " Konsole " solid underscore let &t_SI = "\033]50;CursorShape=2\007" " solid block let &t_EI = "\033]50;CursorShape=0\007" ...