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Is there a terminal emulator like powershell or Windows Terminal, for Linux?

Say what you will about Windows, but there are a couple of features of powershell that I found immensely helpful: Suggestions for autocompletion: If I type cd my then hit CTRL+SPACE, not only do I ...
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set custom wrap column

OS: SLES12, terminal emulator: mate 1.22.1, shell: tcsh $TERM: xterm-256color I want to set the line wrapping in the terminal so that any text that appears on the terminal (stdout or otherwise) wraps ...
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How do I install leoxsys hg150n drivers on kali linux virtual box ? It's not showing the available networks and is showing device not ready [closed]

I am asking this as whenever I plug in wifi adaptor (leoxsys hg150n) it shows that the "device is not ready". It also doesn't show the nearby wifi Networks. I think it's showing this because ...
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Shell scripts: How to copy past outputs of terminal emulator?

I want to make a shell script which copies the past outputs of the GUI terminal emulator (for example, last 20 lines). The motivation is as following: When I execute a procedure which requires long ...
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How does the command created by dircolors work?

dircolors on a dircolors configuration file creates bash commands that, when run, can set up environment variable LS_COLORS. What uses the environment variable? A terminal emulator? If so, why isn't ...
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How to add cp437 support into Minicom?

I am using a Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian) to act as translator between SSH-over-Ethernet and an RS232 connection to a proprietary hardware box. This proprietary box seems to be using CP437 ...
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limit terminal output buffer size

Is there a way to limit the amount of text that will be buffered by a terminal application, to be output to the display? For example, if I were to call an application that writes 2,000,000 lines to ...
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When terminal emulator exits, why does shell also exits?

When I start a terminal emulator (for example, qterminal), it starts the default shell (for example, bash). And when I quit the terminal (for example, by clicking the x button or by killing the ...
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terminal-emulator settings controlling the rendering of bold typeface

The effect of bold typeface (ANSI: CSI 1 m) seems to depend on the terminal emulator. For example, running the following script on different terminal emulators #!/bin/sh echo "TERM = $TERM" ...
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Why does xterm-termite print "5~" when I press Ctrl-PageUp?

When I press Ctrl-PageUp while using xterm-termite the characters "5~" appear on the screen. Why is this? When I press the same keys on the linux console it goes backwards in the command ...
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Do programs that create pseudoterminals emulate terminals?

The way I understand it, applications that create a pty (a master/slave pair) can be separated into 2 categories: terminal emulators (xterm, urxvt, ...), which supposedly produce graphical output the ...
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Prevent the line `load:... cmd:... running ...` upon SIGINFO

Issuing SIGINFO (e.g. by pressing ^T) while a terminal process is running usually results in a printout of a line load: 2.93 cmd: sleep 7826 waiting 0.00u 0.00s If I have written the tool that's ...
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Special handling of Ctrl-J

When I press Ctrl-V Ctrl-J in a shell (under urxvt), it starts a new line (positions the cursor at the beginning of a new line), instead of printing ^J. In vim it prints ^@. The same situation is in ...
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How to blacklist KDE terminal in guake?

I am running guake on Debian testing - $guake --version Guake Terminal: 3.8.1 VTE: 0.66.2 VTE runtime: 0.66.2 Gtk: 3.24.30 Fortunately or unfortunately KDE terminal seems to come in my guake ...
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How to make the size of fonts bigger in yakuake

I am using yakuake on a mate Debian desktop system. Although I do find it strange that the icon doesn't appear in the notification area, what is more strange, there apparently seems to be no way of ...
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How can I find out what the escape codes my terminal are sending for certain special ones that cat will not show?

I wanted to find out what my terminal is sending for Ctrl+Backspace and Alt+Backspace, the standard way to do this is to run cat on the terminal and typing stuff usually works, but with certain output ...
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Failure setting terminator window to 65x15

I am using terminator and want to get the window size to 65x15 but the command terminator --geometry=65x15 fails. I am using monotype size 13 font.
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Save all terminal output to a file, after the fact

This: Save all the terminal output to a file Except after the fact. Meaning that instead of preparing to record or pipe all output to a file, I am dealing with output that has already taken place, and ...
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lesskey: add alt+right keybinding to less

I used cat -vte to see what escape codes my terminal emulator sends when I press alt+right: ❯ cat -vte ^[[1;3C Then I added this escape code to my lesskey file ~/.less: \e[1;3C forw-scroll Finally ...
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Terminal emulator that looks like TTY?

Is there a graphical terminal emulator that looks like the tty screen just before the login? I pretty much like the way the tty looks: the font, the high-contrast colors, and the small padding between ...
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Historical reason for function keys having non-consecutive key sequences in xterm

I'm using gnome-terminal as my terminal emulator, which sets TERM=xterm-256color. The key sequences sent when pressing the function keys F1, F2, … are as printed by $ infocmp -L1 | grep _f | sort -V ...
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Can you run a terminal emulator under a tty?

I would like to know if you can run a terminal emulator under a tty since I just started the program alacritty. If there is a way, no matter how hard it would seem, I would like to try it, a tty is so ...
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how to parse output ANSI code from script file (scriptreplay)

I'm trying to understand how script log file works So I can implement it in jQuery Terminal to play script files. I've found this JavaScript library. Didn't test it only looked at the code that is ...
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How to remove root@localhost: from termux Command line?

root@localhost:~# username@localhost:~$ There is something like this on the command line when you install Linux distros on Termux. How can it be removed? or atleast reduced to: # $ How to remove ...
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Is there a way to set changing terminal emulator background images?

Is there a way I can set it up so that my terminal emulator changes its background image every set time interval? Basically something like the accompanying image but for terminal background image (...
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Can't write tildes on konsole and certain console emulators

So im completely bewildered on this problem, initially two years ago i remember being able to use tildes(~) easily on terminal emulators, but for some reason it suddenly stopped working for this and ...
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Why do terminal emulators still need to emulate specific, old terminals?

I more or less understand the distinction between what is called a "terminal" and a "terminal emulator". The former referring to an actual hardware peripheral connected to ...
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How to NOT show the tags?

wadewayne@Cheetah:~$ man sdcv wadewayne@Cheetah:~$ sdcv GNU Found 28 items, similar to GNU. -->McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Science and Technology -->gnu <BR><BR><b>VERTEBRATE ...
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Terminal emulators glitch when using two displays (DWM)

I am running Arch Linux on a Dell XPS-13 9380 with the DWM window manager (which uses X11). I recently started using an external monitor with my laptop. My issue is that when and only when the second ...
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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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Why do ^M and \r behave inconsistently?

Perhaps there are already answers out there that indirectly answer my question, but I've read many of them and haven't yet found a satisfactory answer to this discrepancy. The original meaning of ...
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Can anyone explain to a beginner what terminal profiles are?

I'm a beginner and I recently started using my command line (I'm on macOS) for things like npm, git and ssh. I read something about terminal profiles and when I just browse the website of iTerm2, I ...
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Why did {} start appearing as äå in Terminal.app?

I'm running CentOS 7.9 and today my terminal is showing weird characters. Some letters look fine, but some symbols appear as some non-English characters. For example I made a text file with the ...
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How to increase the Yakuake terminal scrollback buffer?

The buffer appears to be limited to around 1000 lines — less than with some other terminal emulators I've used and thus I often have to pipe the full output to a file or to the clipboard. Is there a ...
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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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urxvt writing over itself and leaving colored spaces

URXVT is writing over itself and leaving behind colored spaces... I feel like this is easier shown than described: This started occurring overnight without making any changes, so I'm not sure where ...
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Set window title to arbitrary sequence of characters in the st terminal emulator

I would like to set up a ZSH hook to set the terminal window title to contain information such as the previously entered command and the PWD. The naïve window title-setting shell function would look ...
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Emulate a number of columns for a program in the terminal

I have a program that I'd like to run, deluding it to believe that my terminal has less columns than it does, because that enables its native truncation, which I need. I tried resize from xterm as ...
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How to scroll screen within screen with the outer screen keybindings?

I run a screen session locally on my laptop. Within that screen session, I connect via ssh to a server on which I do most of my work. Since that connection gets reset sometimes (e.g. VPN timing out),...
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Wrong colors in xterm

I don't quite understand XTerm's (UXTerm's in this case) behaviour regarding colors. I'm using Solarized Light color theme for Alacritty and UXTerm. They're more or less identical: ~/.alacritty.yml: # ...
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Snaps failing when trying to run alacritty

I'm trying to run alacritty on a near-fresh install of Ubuntu. As far as I can tell I followed the guide, and running infocmp alacritty doesn't return an error, though the response is unintelligible ...
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I seem to have two Bash cursors. What's going on here?

I seem to have two Bash cursors. The initial position of what I deem the "extra" cursor seems to depend on the length of my prompt, with longer prompts causing it to start farther behind. ...
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Kali Linux - QTerminal visual issues [duplicate]

I just fresh installed Kali 2020.2 and I like their redesign and move to Xfce. However, I noticed fairly quickly that the terminal is causing me issues. I recorded my screen to show the problem, as it'...
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<Crtl>-<arrow> is not different from <arrow> in virtual console [duplicate]

I rarely use virtual consoles. Thus I just noticed that some of my bash key bindings do not work there. The reason is probably that the key codes (what is shown after pressing Ctrl-V) for Ctrl-→ and → ...
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How to make st the default terminal in linuxmint cinnamon

I have st installed in my $PATH (in /usr/local/bin). But still, I don't see st present in Prefered Applications list, nor is it present as an option when I run sudo update-alternatives --config x-...
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zsh prompt isn't showing the arrow key due to font issues

I am having oh-my-zsh installed but the prompt is not showing the proper arrow which I Was expecting . I setup the arch linux from very scratch but I think I am missing those fonts. I am not sure ...
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Broken pipe "works" differently in different terminal emulators?

When I try to run the same command find . | head -n 5 in two different terminal emulators, st and lilyterm, both on the same Debian 10 system, I get different results: lilyterm prints 5 lines as ...
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tmux set window title

when I use my shell, it sets automatically the title of the terminal (emulator) window dynamically. When I now use tmux, this window title set by the shell (bash in my case) is displayed on the right ...
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Why can't I blur alacritty terminal emulator with compton?

I am currently using using i3 with arch linux. I just installed alacritty and compton and I have edited the alacritty configuration file to allow for transparency. So now alacritty is now transparent ...
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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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