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xterm is the standard terminal emulator for the X Window System.

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Set default font in XQuartz xterm?

With XQuartz 2.8.0_rc1 running on MacOS 10.15.7, when I run an xterm and ctrl-middle-click on an xterm I get a popup font menu as shown here. How can I set the default font so that all xterms open ...
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Unicode characters seem to be chopped in xterm [duplicate]

I am experiencing this on OpenBSD 6.8 using FantasqueSansMono Nerd Font. Unicode symbols (at least several of them) display in xterm, but not entirely—it seems as if there is a fixed width available ...
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XTerm only display part of some unicodes and Urxvt displays nothing

In my case, (U)XTerm does display some unicodes, but only partially. For exmaple: for letters are: 𝒫φϕ𝒟. Here is a screenshot of UXTerm and Urxvt respectively It seems that the problem is related ...
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Mapping otherwise conflicting or unmappable keys in Vim

Resources in the network (1, 2, 3) claim that some key combinations, among which Ctrl-Shift-letter, Ctrl-number, Ctrl-i/Tab, Ctrl-m/Enter, Esc/Ctrl-[, cannot be mapped reliably in Vim because the ...
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Does urxvt support the OSC52 escape sequence?

The OSC52 escape sequence tells the terminal to put arbitrary text in the system clipboard. I want to use this fact to be able to copy to the local clipboard from a remote Vim session through ssh, as ...
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how do i select OK to terms of service on xterm while upgrading

apt upgrade process stalls at 8 percent when Intel wireless terms of service appears and requests confirmation of agreement with an OK at the bottom. I am new and trying to learn, but I'm stuck. I can'...
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xterm is calling .cshrc twice

I'm running ubuntu 18.04, I've asked this question on askubuntu, but got no response, so I thought I'd ask on a different forum, hoping for a different readership. I do know that the same problem ...
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tmux in xterm - next-window no refresh (text from one window in the next)

using tmux, when switching windows the content of one window is taken to the next window. To reporoduce: tmux new; C-b c; # (create new window) ls /bin; C-b n; # (go to next-window) Now the content ...
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sourcing in bash doesn't mimic sourcing in tcsh

The file below, which I've called /tmp/ltSortedList, when sourced in tcsh, outputs lines in different colors: echo "\033[0;34m R:0 2020 12 10 18:53 regularFile "\\e[0m echo &...
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Tool for human interpretation of XTerm escape sequences? [duplicate]

Basically, I want a tool to interpret the raw output of commands that output ANSI color codes, terminal reset codes, etc. in the Linux/Unix/macOS terminal. Something based on https://invisible-island....
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How do I restore Shift+MouseButton = select when mouse protocol is enabled in xterm 361?

In xterm, in vim or other applications that can use the mouse in xterm, I used to be able to hold the Shift key to bypass that mouse button handling and do normal X selection. With the latest update ...
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How to set line height in xterm?

Coming from xfce4-terminal, one of the things I like the most was the ability to set the line height to give a bit more space/padding between each line. Here's an example for what I'm referring to ...
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Line wrap in xterm/bash

This is my environment : X server : VCXsrv Windows Window manager : XFCE/WSL bash : 5.0.0(1)-release Environment variable TERM : xterm When I type a command longer than the width of xterm, the line ...
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Configure a screen session to behave exactly like a xterm terminal [closed]

I want to be able to configure a screen session through screenrc or within a session to behave just like an xterm terminal. Currently I have a c# app that uses ssh.net libraries to ssh to a Linux box ...
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Wrong colors in xterm

I don't quite understand XTerm's (UXTerm's in this case) behaviour regarding colors. I'm using Solarized Light color theme for Alacritty and UXTerm. They're more or less identical: ~/.alacritty.yml: # ...
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Possible to start gnome-terminal from xterm, inheriting xterms network settings?

I use Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome. Using the newns script approach in https://superuser.com/questions/983727/route-only-specific-traffic-through-vpn I managed to start an xterm which uses a VPN network ...
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what is utempter, and why does xterm want to use it?

when I start xterm, it tries to start a binary: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/utempter/utempter I could not find any info as to what this binary is for. man utempter has no entry, and searching the web ...
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How to set XTerm unicode Font?

Can I have an additional font in my .Xresources so that if the default one doesn't have some unicode characters, the additional one can display them?
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IRC client irrsi/weechat keep all commands history

How do we make IRC client irrsi or weechat on shell terminal to keep all commands history?
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xterm fonts display differently in RHEL6 and RHEL7

I was using RHEL6 for quite sometime and was happy using the xterm with the font of my choice. However, I had to move to RHEL7 recently, and then the problem of font display in xterm started. I have ...
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XTerm: Scroll by pixels?

In XTerm manual: scroll-back(count [,units [,mouse] ]) This action scrolls the text window backward so that text that had previously scrolled off the top of the screen is now visible. The count ...
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I seem to have two Bash cursors. What's going on here?

I seem to have two Bash cursors. The initial position of what I deem the "extra" cursor seems to depend on the length of my prompt, with longer prompts causing it to start farther behind. ...
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make resource apply to both classes XTerm and UXTerm

In order to apply the same resource to both xterm and uxterm, currently my configuration file has to have separate, duplicate entries: XTerm*scrollBar: true UXTerm*scrollBar: true ...
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urxvt not working and xterm works for same command

xterm -e 'sudo iotop -aP' working urxvt -e 'sudo iotop -aP' not working top command is working for both any idea what's happening? how to make it work?
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How to set zsh shell title without executing command substitutions twice?

My zsh config contains setopt PROMPT_SUBST. When I use command substitution in a shell command, I see it is executed twice. This could cause slowdowns or even bugs in my scripting. % setopt ...
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xterm: random redraw errors

I am facing seemingly random xterm redraw errors, in particular: some lines are not written into (they are left blank) first try: $ clear; ls -1 foo1 bar second try: $ clear; ls -1 foo1 foo2 bar ...
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Error - Terminal automatically and randomly duplicates last character on space

My Setup Mac OS runs terminal with $TERM = xterm-256color; tmux with $TERM = xterm-256color When I ssh into an AWS EC2 inside that tmux session on my MacOS, $TERM is also xterm-256color Weird Behavior ...
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xrdp disconnects immediately upon connection from Windows10 to RHEL

I followed a few different guides to getting xrdp installed and working on my RHEL machine, but upon logging in with a valid account, the remote session immediately disconnects. I think I've tracked ...
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Ubuntu not running Xterm: display not set (Not SSH, trying VM)

I was tasked with running a lab with netkit, http://wiki.netkit.org/man/man7/netkit.7.html for those interested. It creates a virtual machine meant to simulate a network connection. I have the install ...
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how to let xterm have geometry of 80x1 after disabling decorations?

I use this to toggle-decorations: https://gist.github.com/muktupavels/d03bb14ea6042b779df89b4c87df975d if I start xterm -geometry 80x1 it will have 1 height (in xterm TEXT lines, not in screen dots), ...
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Launch xterm with no border/decoration in X11/MWM

I am trying to open a xterm window but without border and window decorations using X11 and MWM as window manager. I have tried: xterm -bw 0 But that does not even remove the border, nor the ...
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$PATH in a shell made by xterm not including a command location, but shell still able to execute it

I am setting up a Debian 10 with fluxbox window manager. One of the components I need is miniconda, I've installed everything from the initial bash (no desktop) and everything works fine. Miniconda ...
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Ask the key binding problem between xterm bash and tmux

To get TAB and ctrl-i to do different things. I added the following configuration to my xterm and bash configuration files, and everything worked fine XTerm.vt100.translations: #override \n\ Ctrl ...
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xterm translations ignoring “Shift” specifier

I'd like to change the key mappings for XTerm so that CTRL-SHIFT-C is copying from the clipboard, but CTRL-C is still SIGINT, as is the default. Basically, I want to do the same thing as this ...
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set xterm.vt100.faceSize from commandline

I am searching for this solution for quite a bit. I do not have access to ~/.Xresources; probably it's disabled by the administrator. Hence I need to set the facesize from the terminal. xterm -xrm "...
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xterm -pob in MATE 1.16

xterm -pob does not raise the window when it receives Ctrl-G (MATate 1.16, RHEL7). This used to work fine in Gnome2, RHEL6.
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Why do some aliases work in xterm while others don't?

I'm transitioning to a new development environment for work, and I'm new to the xterm terminal and the CentOS operating system. I'm trying to set up aliases in my .bashrc: # .bashrc alias c='clear' ...
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cluster-ssh with multiple monitors

I have 3 monitors, one big and two small. When I start cssh, the xterm windows cover all 3 monitors. That would be fine, if the xterm windows did not overlap the monitor boundaries. But unfortunately,...
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Why is xterm not found in my C shell and how can I add it as I find it in TERM

I get this error: X terminal for some input / output, please make sure "xterm" command can be found in your PATH environment When I echo $TERM I get xterm. But xterm cannot be found on my ...
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How to display colored emojis in XTerm

I want to be able to display colored emojis in XTerm, for example those from Noto Color Emoji of the fonts-noto-color-emoji font package. Like this question, but specifically for XTerm.
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How to define fallback fonts for XTerm

I'm on a fresh Debian Buster installation with packages fonts-noto-core and fonts-symbola. I want to use "Noto Sans Mono" as the main font for XTerm, so I set the following line with xrdb: xterm*...
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Clearing tmux terminal throws error: “'tmux-256color': unknown terminal type.”

Originally, I was trying to determine why some directories show up differently colored than others when using the ls command. While playing around with this. I have now encountered the problem of not ...
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How to keep a program with several executable keep running after ssh session closed?

I am working from home on VPN and my exceed or Mobaxterm window seems to close itself often. I am losing all the progress of my runs. The program calls for different executables while running also ...
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Problem with fixing ubuntu terminal that gets the messages “Warning: terminal is not fully functional” or “****: unknown terminal type”

I am using virtualBox and I have ubuntu VM. I have kinda broke something in the linux terminal when I installed some packages (I think the package nterm package got uninstalled or something like that)....
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Changing xterm font size without a mouse

It's possible to change the xterm font size by holding ctrl and right-clicking the window. Is it possible to do it without a mouse?
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Xterm does not display unicode character [duplicate]

Fellow people of the internet, I got an issue with Xterm, as i try to use a zsh theme using unicode characters. However, Xterm refuses to print them, which is a bit annoying. My Xressources is a ...
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Shell script to scroll down the whole text in terminal without modifying it

I'm trying to use a /bin/sh script to scroll down a couple of lines of text in terminal. A solution using smcup, rmcup is not acceptable in this case. A couple of other options I tried all failed (...
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Xterm ignores the specificed font, while applying the correct size

Fellow people of the internet, I encounter an issue with Xterm, as it doesn't want to take into account the font i specify. I use xinitrc and Xressources, as followed : XTerm*reverseVideo: on ...
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Using scroll regions in xterm with less

I have been experimenting with the DECSTBM escape sequence in xterm (v353). Although generally working, I had one issue: I would set the scrolling region to one line less than the window height. When ...
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Preventing xterm from killing its children

I wanted to use a window-manager key binding to open fzf in xterm and then open the chosen file. So I bound a key to spawn xterm -e fzf-open, and put this in fzf-open: #!/usr/bin/bash # fzf-...

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