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Dual display setup with Debian 9 text interface [closed]

I have a NCR EPoS terminal that has a dvi interface for the main screen and a vga for the secondary screen. Is it possible to have one application running in full screen on the dvi display and one ...
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Best way to create table-like CLI display in Bash?

I'm working on a Bash script for massive USB flash memory testing (using f3 under the hood). I need to display a table-like interface with multiple columns and cells. Currently I'm using printf with ...
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Which terminals or terminal emulators support hardware windows?

terminfo(5) manual page describes a set of capabilities wnum (maximum number of definable windows), cwin (define a window), wingo (go to window), wind (resize current window), but only one terminal ...
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ctrl+alt+f7 can't switch [closed]

In my debian8 terminal. sudo systemctl set-default multi-user.target Now reboot to text mode,to input startx to enter into gui mode. To press ctrlaltf7,nothing happen. ctrlaltf1-f6 can switch ...
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How can I find the default (font) resource a VT *instance* is using?

Setting up the virtual terminal appearance on a box with Arch and urxvt, I find myself unable to display which X resources are in use in a particular VT instance. Take that workflow: Open an urxvt ...
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How do I create a terminal-based GUI?

I'm looking to create a terminal-based environment to adapt my Bash script into. I want it to look like this:
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Change keyboard layout by shortcut (text mode only)

I've got brand new gentoo on my box. No X installed. I want to know correct way to setup changing keyboard layout while in text mode. (Basically I need a simple way of cycling between three keyboard ...
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Chat from one system to another in a terminal

I would like send a chat message (like mail chat) between two systems, the systems are inter-connected proxy IP.
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Problem typing @ character at command prompt under HP-UX

Under HP-UX Model :9000/800 O/S = B.11.11 Problem to type @ character on command prompt as well as in vi editor also. When I try to type "@" this character I won't get anything. line for export ...
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How is replaceable text shown in a terminal? [duplicate]

For example after doing apt-get update, it shows Reading package lists... 82% with the percentage changing in the same line. How is that achieved? Is it possible to use it in a bash script?
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What is the terminal's graphic API?

How can certain programs set background and font colors, write characters to the same location on screen (e.g. to the third row, fifth column) more than once? Some examples are the progress bar ...
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dynamic display of a running process?

I am writing a script and according to that when I run it certain info will be displayed on the output screen. for example say the constant data displayed is: my name is mukesh. i am 27 years old ...
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Using curses with Linux console

I'm trying to use Curses on Fedora 12 to output status information to a VT (one of the terminals you can get to by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Fx). When I start up my application on one of VTs ($TERM=linux) ...
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How does “top” command show live results?

How can I write a shell script that shows the results in real time? Something like the top command that updates the results after some fixed intervals of time.