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

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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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How to have custom named xterm title that stays open

I am trying to open an xterm windows from within a shell script, this script is meant to open an xterm window that stays open with a custom name, This is what i have xterm -e -T "Minecraft Plus&...
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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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tmux does not pass Ctrl-; and similar keybindings to Emacs; TTY, XTerm, and LXTerminal all do

This question is different from https://emacs.stackexchange.com/q/1020, and the beautiful answer https://emacs.stackexchange.com/a/13957, which is about xterm not "passing" certain key ...
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Bigger misc-fixed fonts

I really like look of the 'misc' font family on my laptop. I use the biggest one available: Misc-Fixed-Medium-R-Normal--20-200-75-75-C-100-ISO10646-1. However, my desktop PC has an UHD display and ...
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FreeBSD 11.2 - 256 color support in console window

I installed FreeBSD 11.2 on my DELL Latitude E7470 with UEFI (might be important). By default it does not install a GUI and that is fine by me (for now). Using the <Alt>+<Fn> keys I can ...
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Xterm: No absolute path found for shell: 500

After sshing (using putty with X11 enabled) into my virtual box VM, I tried to open an xterm window. However the following command: xterm -sb 500 or even /usr/bin/xterm -sb 500 returns the error: ...
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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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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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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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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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Function key mappings in telnet session to Universe Application

Our client uses Termtek terminals to connect to their Universe platform. More terminals needed and we can't get any. The alternative is to get winboxes and run wintegrate or try and get a Linux ...
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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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failed to execute child process xterm (no such file or directory)

When I right click on a file and select vim from upcoming tabs I get this error. Some files of vim should missing. In addition I'm able run vim from bash but can't run from desktop. Debian 9.8 ...
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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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White terminal cursor and yellow Vim searches

I have a blinking block cursor in the XTerm. The goal is to always be able to tell my current position. It usually works fine, but it fails when I place my cursor on a background similar to the cursor ...
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xterm not loading xresources properly

There are similar questions out there, however, I was not able to figure out the flaws in my .xinitrc file which causes .Xresources not to load. The respective .xinitrc #!/bin/sh [[ -f ~/.Xresources ...
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How can I copy text from xterm (Awesome, Debian, VirtualBox)?

I ran the minimal Debian installation inside a VirtualBox instance, installed X11 and Awesome window manager manually (without any custom configuration yet) and installed VirtualBox additions as well (...
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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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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 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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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 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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Display full command on GNU screen with bash in title, and interact properly with Vim buffers

There are multiple questions about this sprinkled around the network, but what I could find has one of two things in common: They give the manual solution, which only prints the current running ...
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Opening a usable xterm window through bash script

I often have projects for which I need multiple terminal windows open at different locations, and setting up my workspace each time I want to work on this project takes a long time, so I'd like to be ...
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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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GNU screen keeps changing window title on start & exit of vim

My status line in screen is: hardstatus alwayslastline "%{= Wk}%-Lw%50>%{= BW}%n%f* %t%{= Wk}%+Lw%<" This always shows a list of windows with their names. I have also bound C-a T to set this ...
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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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Color terminal under USS

I've been using a remote terminal connected to USS under a mainframe for some time. Is there a way to configure this terminal to be colored? I'm using PuTTY and xterm. Added: USS stands for UNIX ...
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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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How to scroll to the bottom or to the beginning of a terminal session in xterm?

If I want to move up or down in xterm page by page I do it with <shift> + <PgUp> and <shift> + <PgDn>. But how can I completely move to the bottom or to the beginning of the ...
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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 can I find the default (font) resource XTerm is using?

If I launch xterm with its default bitmap fonts and then select the 'Large' font from the 'VT Fonts' menu (via ctrl+right mouse), I get a very usable bitmap font with apparently good Japanese ...
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Enable Ctrl+C for copy and Ctrl+Shift+C for interrupt

I would like to enable Ctrl+C for copy and Ctrl+Shift+C for SIGINT/interrupt in xterm. I have found the following. XTerm*VT100.Translations: #override \ Shift Ctrl<Key>V: insert-...
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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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zsh: set TERM=screen-256color in tmux, but xterm-256color without tmux

I need my $TERM to be xterm-256color outside of tmux (in "plain" terminal with zsh), but screen-256color inside tmux. First I tried: add export TERM='xterm-256color' to my ~/.zshrc. add set -g ...
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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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Xterm does not display one uni-code character

My xterm supports uni-code. For instance, it displays the Euro sign: echo -e '\xe2\x82\xac' But it does not display one particular character: PL_BRANCH=$'\ue0a0' echo $PL_BRANCH This character ...
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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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How do you display xterm colors with putty/bash?

Putty has this "allow terminal use xterm 256 colour mode" that I'd like to use, but I don't know how. I've been using a color.sh script to output echo statements and commands with colors, and I want ...

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