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Linux terminal without keyboard (only joystick arrows and enter)

Dear stackexchange community, I am developing a project on RaspberryPi using Retropie for games, and I would like to offer linux command line functions. The Raspberry is embedded in a case and you ...
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A terminal-only (No window manager) terminal emulator that supports all characters

I am setting up Satnogs monitor, which needs a lot of unusual (unicode) symbols to show a world map with symbols. In order to get them, I was using a fork of yaft. On my raspberry pi, I could simply ...
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How to install dsniff package on termux?

I was trying to install dsniff package to use dnsspoof. I tried this command: apt-get install dsniff but I got this error: E: Unable to locate package dsniff What am I missing?
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Cinnamon: focus alacritty windows on mouse select drag

I'm using the Cinnamon window environment, and generally use mouse focus mode click, i.e. I want windows to focus only when I click into them explicitly. Something I notice though is that some ...
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Are there any terminal emulators that can render html?

I think it would be awesome if we could render and also interact with html and javascript in a terminal. The idea is to render buttons and other interactive widgets like file trees in the command line,...
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How to get TUI apps showing up properly with GNU screen?

I'm working with a derivative of Debian Buster called Armbian. It is a distribution for ARM-based devices and I am using it with a Nanopi Neo Air. Armbian has full screen curses-based TUI apps. When ...
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Change color in xterm via control sequence directly

This - I have to call it sleep mode session - I dumped from xterm: It started with this Why I can't send escape sequences from keyboard, but can do it from another tty? and Echoed escape ...
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How to 'repair' a GNU Screen session's terminal after spilling binary data onto stdout?

I suspect we've all done something similar to this: > gpg -d oops.tar.gz.gpg �@�����÷b�ʘ�K����L:EX��w�)܇�՘����5� ���#[�7��ﻳ@�Ǎ �n�Kr��Kyb��3�X���E�_?*A�wp��������DH���gМ�n�(�4- resulting in ...
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Why are rapid Ctrl-Space sequences sometimes handled differently by GNU screen than slow Ctrl-Space?

I have GNU screen configured to use Ctrl+Space as the escape character. This means that Ctrl+SpaceSpace will send a literal Ctrl+Space to the process in the window. Also, Ctrl+Space Ctrl+Space is the ...
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How to avoid bash from accepting non-printable characters at the prompt?

I recently ran a command at my shell: # yum whatprovides xdotool Error: No Matches found However, my package manager actually has this package: # yum whatprovides xdotool xdotool-1:3.20150503.1-7....
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Why do I need to insert 12 characters to clear this bash command-line?

I open an xterm terminal (80 columns x 24 lines), then run $ bash --norc --noprofile, and then $ tty to get the file name of the terminal: the output is /dev/pts/9. From another terminal I run: $ ...
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CentOS 7.x on GNOME how to modify default terminal

I have CentOS 7.6.1810 with 'server with GUI' option selected at install time. I also installed terminator, I am looking for a way to change the default terminal on CentOS to become terminator, I ...
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PTY master missing read function

How can terminal emulator read from ptm device while it missing read function? There is a PTY driver: https://github.com/torvalds/linux/blob/master/drivers/tty/pty.c. I see pty_write function, but can'...
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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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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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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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