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

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Why does OpenBSD consider xterm mouse tracking a security issue?

In the OpenBSD 7.1 release notes: Security improvements: Disabled xterm(1) mouse tracking by default. From the commit: Disable mouse tracking by default. This causes extra control sequences to be ...
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xterm ignores xrdb state unless loaded twice

When I boot up i3, my xterm will be colored and configured as though my Xresources haven't been loaded yet, with default values for everything, but when I query the resource database, all my values ...
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Why does grep generate "xterm-256color"

I'm working with Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS. I used Mobaxterm to login remotely. When I execute grep, something weird happened... me@mymachine:/data/myserver/log/server$ grep -rnH 23423 ./*log ... # outputs ...
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Find size of screen in characters (columns and lines)

On geometry the X man page says: "GEOMETRY SPECIFICATIONS: ... most X programs accept a command line argument of the form -geometry WIDTHxHEIGHT+XOFF+YOFF (where WIDTH, HEIGHT, XOFF, and YOFF ...
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In .XResources with the VT100 translations resource, what is the difference between <Key> and <KeyPress>

I'm trying to do the classic endeavor of binding key sequences to do copy and paste. In this case, it is xterm and I have my keyboard such that (I believe) I want Super-C to copy and Super-V to paste ...
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Failed to start chromium on a X-forwarded ssh connection

When I tried to start chromium, I had error messages : $ chromium X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication. [10139:10139:0321/173002.675673:ERROR:ozone_platform_x11.cc(234)] Missing X ...
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What does SP mean in `CSI Ps SP A` xterm escape command?

I am learning ansi escape codes with xterm. And according to this there is the following escape code: CSI Ps SP A - Shift right Ps columns(s) (default = 1) (SR), ECMA-48. Could anyone explain what ...
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xterm*VT100.Translations only when mouse is over the window with focus in FVWM under CYGWIN

xterm*VT100.Translations only when mouse is over the window with focus Is this a bug or a feature? For me, it's a serious problem. (click to focus) ONLY CYGWIN In particular, I'm talking about the ...
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How to start xterm instance which automatically opens nvi in a "complete" environment with ^Z :suspend capability

I am having problems starting a xterm instance that automatically opens nvi in a "complete" environment with job control. I am referring to xterm specifically here and not a VTE skin or ...
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Full screen text mode stopped working with ssh.exe but not Putty

I used to use ssh.exe to access the Linux servers as I then can script tasks in Windows and run them from command line in a batch. Then full screen text mode stopped working a few days ago. That is, ...
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How can I get the dimensions of the current font in a terminal?

I am working on an ncurses application that creates some very blocky graphics using alphanum characters. I'd like to be able to detect the dimensions (specifically the aspect ratio) of the font glyphs ...
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What are possible values for TERM in a docker container?

The documentation says: The following environment variables are set for Linux containers: TERM: xterm if the container is allocated a pseudo-TTY But apparently it supports 256 colors, or not? So I ...
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Uxterm showing arab characters in a german locale system

I have xterm installed with german language but my xterm shows the menu in arab: How can make the menu the same language as my system? I'm using Manjaro Linux. My .Xresources config: !background ...
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xterm set geometry and then execute script

what I want do to is: xterm -geometry 93x31+100+350 -e ./script.sh However, I can't set the geometry and launch a script, only either launch a script or set the geometry of a new window. Is there a ...
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xterm loss of focus signals vim to exit input mode?

I've been using xterm on a KDE desktop for many years, on one Debian/Ubuntu/Arbian release after another. I use the focus-follows-mouse desktop setting, and ":set mouse=a" in .vimrc. ...
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Zsh can't find terminal definitions on Mac

Perhaps it's from updating Brew (I use Homebrew Bash and Zsh on Mac), but Zsh can no longer find xterm definitions. For instance, in my .zshrc file I have the following: export TERM=xterm-256color ...
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xterm is displaying raw escape sequences

I currently have an old Red Hat Enterprise Linux server (release 6.7). From this server I’m able to open an xterm and telnet to an OpenVMS machine. Once connected to OpenVMS I can run LSE (the ...
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Raspbian running headless doing scripted procedures on a internet page using text browser

I am somewhere between a new and intermediate linux user. I am setting up a local network for a small group, and I need to configure an automatic sign-in to a webportal when internet connectivity is ...
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Segmentation fault in vim and vifm

What does this error mean? Vim: Caught deadly signal SEGV Vim: Finished. Segmentation fault (core dumped) Vim: Caught deadly signal SEGV Vim: Finished. I get it randomly when I close vifm or vim in ...
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Terminal Emulator Blinking Words in VIM

I am starting to write LaTeX documents in VIM and here is my code: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \frac{2x}{2} * \end{document} For some reason, the following characters are blinking in ...
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Scaling default xterm font to "Large"

In xterm, I would like to increase the default font size to the font5/Font5/"Large" option of the default VTFont. I've managed to do this manually with my mouse via the control menu so far, ...
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color codes messing up table formatting of printf to xterm

My script-in-progress displays a multi-column colorized table, but the color-codes are interfering with the formatting. The color codes cannot be moved to the format string because the coloring of ...
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Historical reason for function keys having non-consecutive key sequences in xterm

I'm using gnome-terminal as my terminal emulator, which sets TERM=xterm-256color. The key sequences sent when pressing the function keys F1, F2, … are as printed by $ infocmp -L1 | grep _f | sort -V ...
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how to set xterm to have "Huge font" through .Xresources

This question is related to Unable to configure font in XTerm, however, I have not been able to get it to work. I want to be able to have the Huge font enabled by default for me when I start xterm. I ...
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Which $TERM renders bold text in vim as well as display status line?

I am looking for a $TERM which displays bold text in vim and display airline statusline too. To know what I mean,I have screenshot of two identical files opened by vim but using different terms by ...
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VT100.Translation key binding in UXTerm

Is it possible to bind CtrlShiftc and CtrlShiftv for copy and pasting to and from clipboard in UXterm in a similar fashion to XTerm, a la xterm*VT100.Translations: #override \ Shift <KeyPress&...
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X fonts are too small / X server dpi

Every X application is way too small incl. xterm, xedit etc. I need to change font size to 17 so it looks like 12 in gnome terminal. My dpi should be 100, but I'm using default value (96). I'd like to ...
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Confused On Colors Xterm Vs Zsh - How to set Xterm without breaking Zsh colors?

I am confused by the color settings for xterm (or uxvt in my case but uses the same) verus the zsh PROMPT colors. If I change the xterm colors then it changes the zsh prompt colors and I think it ...
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Use input method in xterm

Does xterm supports input methods (e.g., for typing Chinese/Japanese/Korean characters)? I use xterm that comes with XQuartz on MacOS. Input method doesn't seem to work: switch system input method to ...
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xterm does not support osc 52

I use xterm that comes with XQuartz on my macbook. However OSC 52 control sequence doesn't seem to work. Here's how to repro: open xterm in the shell, issue printf '\e]52;c;%s\007' $(printf 'test off'...
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How do I make xterm (not X11) mouse pointer bigger?

I got a new laptop with a much higher screen resolution than I've ever had, 2560x1440 pixels. I'm using i3 window manager, and Arch linux current xterm (version 386-1, but that might be just the ...
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Repeated PS1 prompt after exiting from xterm terminal emulator

My PS1 prompt is being double-printed after I exit from any terminal emulator. My TERM env var is set to xterm, or xterm-256color. PS1: ${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w\$ I've tried changing ...
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Why uxterm and xterm take tens of seconds to load in X11 forwarding

I am running an Xming server in a Windows box that I use to get connected to my FreeBSD 12 workstation. I connect to that workstation via SSH. In that Windows system I am running XMing in Full Screen ...
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Xterm / Aterm takes ages to redraw the screen when changing workspace

This is a weird problem that i'm having, so i love xterm i've been using it for over a decade, and I've never had any problems with it. I was using it xterm fine under debian / gentoo / solaris / hp ...
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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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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 terminal 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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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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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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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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