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shell command `tmux` throws `can't use /dev/tty` error

I just switched from using terminator to termite today. I also Installed Fish and oh my fish, Spent a couple hours configuring everything, but when I went to start a tmux session to get some work ...
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Is there a terminal emulator available on Linux with a feature like “instant replay” in iterm2?

Or there any other way to do it? Googling brings up nothing ( I tried for years ). If you don't what iterm2 means by "instant replay": https://www.iterm2.com/features.html - basically like desktop ...
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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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Permission denied even though I own it and permissions are 777

I'm on Android using Termux and copied a file from my sdcard to my Termux home folder. (I use a file explorer app with root permissions for that..) Now having the file in my home dir I checked what my ...
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Why is sage not cooperating with urxvt?

I am having problem getting the computer algebra system sage to cooperate with my terminal rxvt-unicode-256color. For instance, issuing the clear command returns an error sage: clear 'rxvt-unicode-...
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Choose custom zsh-prompt based on which emulator I use

I use powerlevel9k-theme to get a fancy zsh-prompt. But the fonts and glyphs I use to get my desired prompt, are not compatibel with the the terminal emulator I use to ssh into my workstation (...
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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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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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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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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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Terminal emulator for Android that supports viewing images?

I am planning on logging into my unix desktop via an Anroid tablet. Is there a terminal emulator that will allow me to view images, such as making plots in ipython, via X11 protocol?
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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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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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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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how to specify which terminal is used by gtk-launch

As discussed here, gtk-launch can launch applications either directly or in a terminal window, depending on whether the .desktop file specifies that the application runs in a terminal. It seems to me ...
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Is there a terminal emulator which remembers the output from its last run?

While modern desktop environments usually start all the applications which were open in the previous session and some terminal emulators may even open as many tabs as before, I've never seen a ...
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Cannot run evilvte (VTE terminal emulator) as user - except via SSH

I have compiled evilvte from source, on an old Nokia N810 tablet. When I try to run it as user, it opens and then immediately closes. If I try as su root it works fine. I can also run run it as user ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Elastic terminal

As a linux user, I frequently use terminal for wide variety of things. Sometimes it's something small like apt-get install or echo'ing env variable (and I need small terminal) and sometimes I am grep'...
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How to force Xfce4-Terminal to xterm

I know it's usually the other way around: most questions are about people wanting to have more colors in their terminals. But I have been quite happy with the 16-colors scheme that I set years ago and ...
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How can I redirect a command's input and output through VNC?

I need to create a VNC sesion, with a linux command running on it. LinuxVNC can do the trick, but LinuxVNC only allows me to export ttys. There are only 64 ttys available on linux, but this amount is ...
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Switching (su) to a paswordless account

I've made account A passwordless with passwd -d A. Now, when I log in as user B from a terminal and run su A I can switch to user A (and I am not even asked for a password). If, however, I log as ...
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How can I make my Zsh theme (“fade”) look good in urxvt?

I am using Arch Linux and I don't have any preference for a terminal emulator yet. Since rxvt-unicode seems to be the most popular one, I thought I'd try that first. I'm configuring it now using ....
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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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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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Unable to open vim in terminal ide app for android

I have installed terminal ide app for android. I intend to develop java applications in android tablet. Vi text editor is working fine. But I find it difficult to use. I am comfortable with Vim. But ...
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Keyboard shortcut to duplicate tab in pantheon-terminal?

I often open several tabs in my terminal (pantheon-terminal). I can use Ctrl+Shift+T to open a new tab. I was wondering if there is a similar key combination to duplicate the present tab (i.e. have ...
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how to find keycodes for Aterm backspace, and deletekey

I downloaded compiled, and installed aterm 1.0.1. and I cannot get the backspace or delete keys to work. I've tried everything I've found on the net about it. aterm*backspacekey: \010 aterm*deletekey:...
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What could be the reason for a delayed display of the prompt ?

When I click on the Xfce-Terminal Logo, the terminal window opens, but for about 30 seconds there is no prompt and no reaction to a command. On the picture below, the lower window already attained ...
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Spawn login prompt in an X terminal

I have a system that runs a bash script when it starts (I use /etc/init.d/rc.local to execute it without needing to log in). For reasons I won't go in to here, I need to launch a graphical terminal ...