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Setting icon for hidden files in LF (file manager)

What I want to achieve is to have a specific emoji appear next to dotfiles inside file manager "LF" (these can be made visible in the file manager with the "zh" shortcut). In my ~/....
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xterm seems to change its "home" key behaviour for emacs

In xterm, when I press the HOME key on my keyboard, it normally sends ^[[H but when I open emacs -nw, it changes to ^[OH; those are home and khome respectively. I figured out while trying to build my ...
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Yakuake does not work on Red Hat 9.3 because of some KDE or Wayland libraries issues

I'm trying to launch Yakuake on Red Hat 9.3 (Plow) and see following warning and errors: $ yakuake Warning: Ignoring XDG_SESSION_TYPE=wayland on Gnome. Use QT_QPA_PLATFORM=wayland to run on Wayland ...
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Tilix - open new tab in the same diretory as current tab

Does anyone know, how I can configure the gnome terminal emulator tilix to open a new tab automatically in a new window? As you can see on the screenshot, I opened a new tab in a vertically tiled ...
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What package manager do I use under TermUX (Android Unix/Linux terminal app)

In the old days when Debian, Red Hat, Suse, Caldera, Slackware, and then in the more modern days, with, Ubuntu, there used to be different package managers, that could be used to dowload and install ...
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How to Add Space or Padding to Terminal Output?

I don't really know what would be responsible for this. I would bet on my terminal emulator itself (mine is Kitty), but it might be a Zsh (or Oh My Zsh) or Powerlevel10k responsibility. Anyways, what ...
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How does a terminal produce accurate colors?

Background I am using terminals in various settings. Often the color output of programs is not correctly rendered on the screen. The internet is full of recipes for fixing the colors for specific ...
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Coloring man pages doesn't work anymore? [duplicate]

I've had this for more than 3 years in my bashrc: man() { LESS_TERMCAP_md=$'\e[01;31m' \ LESS_TERMCAP_me=$'\e[0m' \ LESS_TERMCAP_se=$'\e[0m' \ LESS_TERMCAP_so=$'\e[01;44;33m' \ ...
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Are there any terminal emulators that support enhancing the stdout output with interactive UI widgets?

I think it would be great if we have a more interactive terminal which could speedup some actions by adding the interactiveness to the output of the programs, by converting the elements of the text to ...
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Problems with my TTYs key bindings in Fedora 38

I am trying to configure my .inputrc file as I always did for key bindings (bash and Fedora 38). It works perfectly for urxvt/xterm, but my TTY's (virtual consoles) do not take into account modifiers. ...
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How should I interpret the fact that a Unicode code point is shown in two completely different ways in two different terminal emulators?

This is kind of a spin off from an older question I asked. Here's the screenshot from that question: In the bottom left is URxvt, and you can see a lighting bolt-like icon at the beginning of the ...
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Issue with weird visible right and bottom Borders inside Terminal programs

For quite some time I'm "struggling" with the problem I wish to present in pictures down below. The problem is that I have weird borders around programs I open in the Terminal Emulator. ...
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Terminal with advanced copy paste capabilites

Kitty terminal has a feature where one can run a python script that captures text via regex and allows copying directly to clipboard (see https://sw.kovidgoyal.net/kitty/kittens/hints/) The matches ...
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Terminus (or any other bitmap font) blurry on HiDPI

I'm using an UHD screen and have everything set to be 2x scaled (Cinnamon DE, Arch Linux). I would like to use a bitmap font that is not anti-aliased, i. e. pixelated, for my terminal emulator (gnome-...
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Which terminal emulators for Linux support VT320 / VT420 soft character sets?

It' s about the Dynamically Redefined Character Set (DRCS) feature supported by the Digital VT320 terminal (and later models). Do any of the well-known terminal emulators like xterm, Konsole, or gnome-...
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Change Default Directory in Gnome Bash Terminal

I use the bash terminal on Ubuntu Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS, with the GNOME terminal emulator. When using the terminal, this is the current (default) behavior: When I open a new terminal session, it starts ...
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Looking for GUI layer on top of terminal emulator

Does it exist, a GUI that enhances the command line interface? I see myself constantly doing the same thing like typing out paths, executing the same commands, making the same typos, having to look up ...
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st (Simple Terminal) doesn't show up when selecting alternative x-terminal-emulator

Apologies for the absolutely terrible title, I had no idea how to phrase it. So, when I run the command sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator in an attempt to change my default ...
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Stuck w/ xterm on Xfce

I want to run a terminal application and created a desktop entry in /usr/share/applications. For some reason, Terminal=true in the entry fires up xterm even though: TERM=x-terminal-emulator exo-...
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Sed delete everything before and after characters

I'm running on android this Command: dumpsys activity activities | grep mFocusedApp Output: mFocusedApp=ActivityRecord{273535b u0 com.any.some/.app.AnyActivity t5595} Expected: com.any.some I need ...
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Why does TERM variable not reflect True Color support in terminal emulators

So using the st terminal emulator the TERM variable is set to st-256color, even tput colors gives me 256. But from multiple sources and the tests I have run, it seems like ST does support TRUECOLOR. ...
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How to make Windows right-click - Paste work in Linux vim?

When using MobaXTerm on Windows, I ssh into a Linux server, start vim and I can right-click into the terminal window and can choose Paste and it pastes text from the Windows clipboard. When I use git ...
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Does ssh give access to the virtual console, to a terminal emulator, or what? [duplicate]

As far as I've understood, a terminal emulator is a GUI-based program which gives me a terminal-like viewport and allows me to interact with it just like I'd do with a terminal, except that it has all ...
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less: do not display "filename (END)" at the end of page [duplicate]

I need less to display a file without any additional formatting characters. I found the --tilde option, which got rid of the ~ characters. Now I only need to get rid of the: (END) or <filename> ...
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Given Size in Terminal Row and Column units, how to calculate equivalent number pixels

I have a program which makes available 2 shell variables $width and $height, which are the desired width and desired height in "rows" and "columns" of an output (in this case a ...
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Change color of title bar in Konsole terminal emulator

I'm using Konsole terminal emulator in Debian bullseye. And with the default color setting, I think the active tab is not distinguishable, so, I want to change the color of active tab to other color ...
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Arch, Gnome - how to change the default terminal?

I want to change my default terminal emulator, that is, the terminal that opens when I Right Click -> Open in terminal So far, I've tried: sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator ...
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Kitty terminal: I don't have any colors on PS1 bash prompt

Unlike other terminal emulators with kitty terminals I have no colors on bash prompt. I am using ubuntu, my PS1 is \[\e]0;\u@\h: \w\a\]${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w\$ What have I to setup ...
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Two Enter Keys are behaving Differently

I am using the alacritty terminal emulator under Zorin 16. My two enter keys are giving different output. % showkey -a Press any keys - Ctrl-D will terminate this program ^M 13 0015 0x0d ^J 10 ...
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Weird issue occurs when using the Alacritty terminal emulator

I have tried asking this on Alacritty's GitHub issues tab and just got this: This is an issue with your system, likely related to _TERM_ or your _PS1_. The issue is as follows: SOMETIMES, when a ...
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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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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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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 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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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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