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Echoed escape sequences doesn't interpreted in Linux tty

Prerequisites The Linux virtual terminal (tty) is an emulation of VT102 - Virtual terminal subsystem source. The real VT100 (nearly the same as VT102) has the following behavior (I suppose): In the ...
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Can I make characters uncopyable in a terminal emulator?

I run fish (in gnome-terminal) with a custom style that gives me information about the current Git repository: That's all very fine, but when I want to copy-paste some command with its output like so:...
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What can I do to fix occasional lagging of terminal emulator?

My terminal emulators are lagging occasionally. It's not heavy a lag. May be once in 20-30 mins( I think). The terminal becomes unresponsive and all the characters I typed during lag appears suddenly. ...
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Is there a Linux terminal emulator with equivalent functionality to iTerm2 triggers?

iTerm2 has this really useful feature called triggers. It means I can set up regex's for anything on the terminal that I want to change the formattting of. For example, I can set the string Error to ...
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How important is it that $TERM is correct?

I recently switched from rxvt-unicode to st. This means I went from $TERM=rxvt-unicode-256color to $TERM=st-256color. I'm happy with the switch and want to continue to use st. However, I've noticed ...
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How to key bind 'backward-kill-line' to Ctrl+Shift+Backspace?

I have used answer of zsh kill Ctrl + Backspace, Ctrl + Delete to configure following key binding: Ctrl+Backspace: delete until the beginning of current word, Ctrl+Delete: delete until the end of ...
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XFCE - Blank text in terminal

I've just performed a fresh install of Arch Linux on my laptop (ThinkPad A485, though that's probably not relevant here), and installed XFCE4. Everything seems to be working with the exception of one ...
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Can I display terminal output on the website? [closed]

I wanted to ask you if there is any solution for connecting my terminal with website. I mean... I want to see the output on the website. I tried to find some solutions on the internet and found xterm....
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Why can I use mouse wheel to scroll man page in xfce4-terminal?

man itself shouldn't know anything about mouse wheel, and the scroll bar of the xfce4-terminal window doesn't change, so... Did xfce4-terminal send something to the pty master fd when the window ...
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WSL: Keeping ssh private key accessible as long as I don't restart Windows 10 (like the behaviour of pageant)

So far on Windows 10 I used mainly the PuTTy bundle (PuTTygen, Pageant and PuTTy, etc) to SSH into remote Linux machines. I use Pageant as a private key holder to hold to private key (and possible ...
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Recommended mutli-tab terminal

I'm using Ubuntu 18 default setup with GNOME Terminal. I can do New Tab, but I'm not finding a way to name/title an existing tab: there is no Set Title option in the Terminal menu, and I can't find a ...
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How to copy/paste text using the mouse from one tmux instance in one terminal emulator to another tmux instance in a different terminal emulator?

How can I copy some text using the mouse, between two terminal emulator instances, each running its own instance of tmux? I've read this: How to copy and paste with a mouse with tmux And various ...
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How to enable process completion notification in yakuake?

I want to make it so that every time a process is complete (e.g. when apt update is complete) a notification would notify me. I don't want to have to add a command after every commands. The default ...
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Why is my terminal emulator process is using d-bus?

$ sudo lsof +E -a -U -p 1480 lsof: WARNING: can't stat() fuse.gvfsd-fuse file system /run/user/1000/gvfs Output information may be incomplete. lsof: WARNING: can't stat() fuse.gvfsd-fuse file ...
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When closing a terminal emulator window, is the last file descriptor of a slave side or master side closed?

The Linux Programming Interface says SIGHUP is sent to the controlling process of a terminal When a terminal window is closed on a workstation. This occurs because the last open file descriptor ...
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Is there any way to let urxvt support sixel?

Recently there is a popular github repo called lsix, and it's using sixel graphics to display images inside a terminal. Currently I am using rxvt-unicode as my terminal emulator, but it seems not to ...
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Why does closing terminal emulator window terminate a bash process with SIGHUP trap changed not to terminate?

In a bash shell in a terminal emulator window of lxterminal, I run $ trap "echo hello" SIGHUP $ kill -s HUP $$ hello $ and then I close the terminal emulator window. Does closing the terminal ...
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Tabbed terminal emulator that has “Save state” functionality

Is there a terminal emulator that will have tabs and once closed and reopened (maybe with some identifier specified on the command line interface) will: open the same amount of tabs name each tab ...
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`less` open editor without immediately triggering a redraw in the terminal

I'm trying to switch to a workflow of mainly using less when I just want to read code and then using v to switch into an editor when I want to edit the document. This is GNU less on OS X, but I think ...
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Why do `xwininfo` and `xdotool` give me different window ids?

In a tab of a terminal emulator (lxterminal), I try to find out its window id by clicking in the tab and the process which "owns" the window (I am still not sure what is the word to describe the ...
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What is the server-client relationship between a terminal emulator, a window manager and a X server processes?

In APUE (see the figure below), how do a terminal emulator process and a window manager (e.g. openbox) process communicate? Is a temrinal emulator process a client of a window manager process, based ...
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Is a terminal emulator process a server? [duplicate]

Is a temrinal emulator process a server? If yes, what is its client(s)? How can I find out its client(s)? Thanks. netstat output contains lxterminal processes. Does that mean that a terminal ...
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What is /dev/vcs* on Linux?

man vcs(4) is Greek to me. I'm running Lubuntu 18.04 with the LXDE graphical user interface. When searching for an answer to my other question, Where is terminal output stored?, I found that /dev/...
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Is a virtual console running as a process and implemented based on pseudoterminal?

Linux has 7 virtual consoles, which correspond to 7 device files /dev/tty[n]. Is a virtual console running as a process, just like a terminal emulator? (I am not sure. It seems a virtual console is ...
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Does a terminal emulator execute a program always indirectly via shell?

Does a terminal emulator execute a program always indirectly via shell? For example, when we open a terminal emulator window, it automatically executes a shell, and we can only type commands in the ...
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On my local machine, what can Screen bring, which a terminal emulator or nohup/disown can't?

GNU Screen is a terminal multiplexer, which provides Persistence: Similar to VNC, many terminal multiplexers allow the user to start applications from one computer, and then reconnect from a ...
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Urxvt: how to increase the amount of lines I can scroll back?

In other terminal emulators you can usually control the amounts of lines you can scroll back, but it seems it's a fixed amount in Urxvt. I thought the "saveLines" option controlled that but I tried ...
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Linux how to get window title with just shell script?

I cannot install any tools like screen or xproc on the box. I dont need to modify the title, I only need to find the window title name. echo -e "\033]0;[title]\07"; modifies the title I know. But I ...
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Process killed before being launched in background

I'm using a bash script script.sh containing a command cmd, launched in background: #!/bin/bash … cmd & … If I open a terminal emulator and run script.sh, cmd is properly executed in background, ...
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Log Console Output [duplicate]

Is there a way to not only protocol/log the console inputs (like the history), but also the console output by default (without the constant usage of pipes)?
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How to start tmux upon running terminal?

I'm using xfce, and want to create a shortcut Super + t for starting up terminal with tmux. What command should I put it to execute upon shortcut? I tried st tmux attach , however it fails when there ...
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How do I detect whether my terminal has focus in the GUI from a shell script?

Problem/Goal description Ideally, I would like a good way of detecting from a shell script whether or not the window has focus. By a "good" way, I mean some way which requires minimal steps and ...
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How to set the background color of the Linux console screen?

Note: I reworked the question to clarify the issues. This is a trivial question that can be answered in several parts because the question has several attributes. Unfortunately, the question may be ...
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Need of terminal emulator in unix systems [duplicate]

I am trying to understand the concept of virtual terminals in unix and I am not able to figure out the need of terminal emulator and concept of virtual consoles clearly. I was going through a video ...
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Where is terminal output stored?

I open lxterminal, which shows up in ps output as x-terminal-emulator. I then enter a command which prints it's output to STDOUT, which is visible on my screen. The command finishes, and I am shown ...
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Keyboard shortcut for renaming tabs in the Terminator terminal emulator?

In the 'Terminator' terminal emulator I can rename windows using: Alt+t Does anyone know of a keyboard short (or how to create one) for renaming tabs: ?
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What part of the terminal stack is responsible for the direction of text being output? [closed]

The question is asked here: https://serverfault.com/questions/152310/reverse-bash-console-text-flow https://superuser.com/questions/719317/can-i-reverse-the-stream-direction-of-my-terminal https://...
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How to get a serial terminal emulator in linux to ignore RTS & DTR?

I purchased a generic 8-pin ESP8266 off Amazon. It came loaded with some "AT" command firmware that acted like a modem. I connected the module to an FTDI1232 which is a USB connected UART that acts ...
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PC speaker beep and messy terminal font due to dd if=/dev/sda?

When running sudo dd if=/dev/sda the internal PC speaker makes sounds. Also all fonts, even the prompt and typing input has different characters such as "♡" or "•". If you need to know more, ...
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Use color palette in Sakura

I am using Sakura as my terminal emulator and would like to use the Solarized Dark color scheme. My terminal is currently black with white font for everything- there is no color differentiation ...
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How does one determine how to configure minicom to connect serially to a system on a chip?

I have this other question in which I am trying to connect to a router using a serial connection from my Raspberry PI. I am able to see the input from the boot loading messages using minicom but it'...
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How does a terminal emulator read and write with a physical terminal device?

In a diagram from APUE, Where is a physical terminal device or virtual console for the terminal emulator read and write with? what process open, read and write with some physical terminal device or ...
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logname: no login name

I am trying to understand the differences between logname and LOGNAME from Difference between logname and $LOGNAME and https://askubuntu.com/questions/490620/difference-between-logname-and-logname On ...
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Why does Linux allow backspaces when pasting text into a shell?

In many Linux distributions I come across, backspace characters are included when pasting text into a shell. Why is pasting of these characters not prevented – or does this feature provide some useful ...
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Pasting into Guake terminal starts the Android emulator! How do I stop this?

(Using Ubuntu 17.10) I don't know how this happened. I use Guake terminal and zsh with oh-my-zsh, and also have had the Android emulator(along with the sdk etc.) installed for a long time. For some ...
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Running picocom in the background without open session

I would like picocom to log serial data on a remote computer, without having to keep my ssh session to the remote computer alive. I have tried: picocom <my options> This dies when I logout. ...
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Tilix - read out list of set key-commands used by tiling terminal emulator for GNOME

Is there a way to read out the key-commands used by the tiling terminal emulator Tilix from the command line as a list to stdout?
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xterm unicode font

I am having some issues with rxvt-unicode using massive amounts of ram maybe because of using CJK fonts. On the other hand I cannot get XTerm to display CJK text. Here's my XTerm Xresources. !------...
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The easiest way to clear scrollback buffer of terminal + some deeper explanation?

Why bother? Clearing scrollback buffer is handy in many ways, for example, when I wish to run some command with long output, and want to quickly scroll to start of this output. When scrollback buffer ...
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less -S not working

I would like each line of a file to show up on just a single line in the terminal when viewing the file with less. less -S is not working for me, no matter how I try. With the flag -S, whether ...