Questions about using the command-line interface (CLI).

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How to reset errornous font in promt and output of gnome-terminal

I'm experiencing replacement of all occurances of certain characters in the prompt and output of gnome-terminal (3.6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04), e.g. (latin d is replaced with some kind of uppercase D in ...
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SSH update to 14.04: The disk drive for / is not ready yet or not present

I am not able to restart my Ubuntu server after upgrade from 13 to 14.04. What can I do to make things work again? I tried to upgrade my server over ssh to ubuntu 14.04. When the installation ...
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Access local ftp

I was using ubuntu 10.10. I had a strange situation where I was setting up a small network all with fixed IPs. I had a NAS drive that I had enabled ftp on. when I used the connect to server menu ...
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Configure Linux Text mode Size (Rows and Columns)

I'm having issues with controlling the size of a text-mode program. This is a database program (Dataflex) that I recently had working on Windows 98 DOS mode and now am moving it to Linux. I have ...
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Why doesn't my terminal display this character?

I like to run emacs in terminal, which is rxvt-unicode-256color. In the terminal my /etc/i3status.conf displays this: However, when I run emacs outside of my terminal the same file is displayed ...
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IpProtocols firefox add-on with gnome-terminal and multiple tabs

I want to use Firefox with IpProtocols 0.2.3 to launch telnet sessions from browser. It is working well for me with xterm terminal emulator, but i wish to use multiple tabs. Now I try to use ...
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Editing sudo permissions with strange instructions

Hello I am using Ubuntu and trying to install Chromium OS. They recommend using Ubuntu, but when working through their Quick Start guide I ran these commands from the "Prerequisites" step 3: cd /tmp ...
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How to change my home directory?

I have a current /home/user/ directory for ~ but I want to change it to be at /user/home/ /user/home already exists. The option of using usermod is not going to work because I don't have access to ...
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Ctrl-Alt-t opens root terminal instead of normal terminal

I installed Terminator and made it my default terminal with this solution, but now Ctrl-Alt-t opens Terminator as a root terminal. How do I get it to open Terminator as a normal terminal?
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Termial not accepting options

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10, and for some reason the terminal command will not accept options. (I believe these are called option, please correct me if I am wrong). For example, when installing a new ...
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why ubuntu touch terminal cannot execute app

my buntu phone is nexus 4. The following code is not being executed. Code #include <stdio.h> #include <stdlib.h> int main() { printf("Hello world!\n"); return 0; } Compile $ ...
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Ubuntu 14 command line printing impossible but fine through gui

If I try to command line print any file using lp or lpr, I get a "no pages found" error in CUPS. Tried also as SUDO, no go. But if I print from any application (text editor etc) it prints no problem. ...
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pdsh works well standalone, but doesn't work in script

I am trying to install hadoop via script on my small cluster [introduced in the book: Apache Hadoop Yarn]. I have set up ssh connect without password, and pdsh&pdcp are all fine if I use it alone. ...
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Running CLI/terminal programs as entirely separate program (i.e not as an instance of Urxvt with -e toggle?)

I'm currently running Openbox as WM, with Urxvt as terminal emulator, and zsh as shell. I use Mutt for emailing, Ranger for files, Cortex for redditing, Newsbeuter for RSSing. All of these programs ...
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Zip is corrupted, unpacks on Mac but not on Ubuntu

I have a zip file that is indeed corrupted. It contains one file that is fine, and a second that is 0bytes and corrupted. But when I unpack it on my Mac (double click in finder), it does unpack and ...
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Non-X/Non-GUI terminal emulator for Ubuntu Server

I have a computer running Ubuntu Server (non-X/non-GUI), I need a terminal emulator which has VT100/VT320 capabilities like Gnome-Term and xTerm do on my other (GUI) Ubuntu box. tMux and GNU Screen ...
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Transparency of terminal

How to make terminal transparent in UBUNTU 14.04. Actually I want to make my ubuntu terminal transparent but the solution given for the same question is not applicable because the given thing that to ...
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Ubuntu server 14.04 quotations marks display wrong

When ever the character ' is displayed in my terminal it displays as â. I have never had this with the previous versions of Ubuntu. For example: rm: cannot remove â/etc/init.d/novncâ: No such file ...
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How can I suspend the way that ubuntu does?

I would like a command I could map to a button or execute within my network. So far I know the command sudo pm-suspend but I could not make pmi action suspend work on either 12.04 nor 14.04 : Error ...
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Rip a DVD title with IFO and BUP files from the command line

Like the title says, I would like to rip a DVD title with IFO and BUP files from the command line. I have tried several programs with varying results. Using dvdbackup: dvdbackup -i imagefile.img ...
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who / w / logname broken in multiple terminals

I have a strange problem: In a GUI session, depending on the terminal being used the following two (related) problems appear: who and w doesn't list the user's active session logname returns ...
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after ssh session : -bash: /bin/ls: no such file or directory

I've logged into my Ubuntu server from work via putty under Windows. Right away I noticed something weird. I could not use the ls command. Got: -bash: /bin/ls: no such file or directory I didn't pay ...
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remap Caps_Lock to Esc and Control without X11

I want to remap my Caps_Lock key to be Esc when pressed by itself, or Ctrl when pressed with another key. Here's the twist: I want to do it without X11. I found this answer which says "write a ...
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Can cd into folder but I can't see it with ls or ls -a?

I've a shared partition between Windows and Ubuntu, achieved through VMWare's shared folders, and when I moved a folder into this shared folder Ubuntu couldn't see it. Ubuntu still can't see it, but ...
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Missing Unity Desktop /w SLiM Login Manager

Not too long ago I installed SLiM (Simple Login Manager) as my Login Manager for Ubuntu 13.04 just to give it a try out to replace the default Ubuntu Login Manager. After getting SLiM successfully ...
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Install java on a wine in a linux terminal server

I have a Windows terminal process (which requires Java). I need to run this in a Linux terminal server (it's an Amazon EC2 instance). I installed Wine, but now I need to install Java. When I try to ...
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Get binary delta-encoded recursive diff of two directories as single patch file in CLI (and online use)

Essentially, I am looking for a GNU/Linux tool, that could recursively iterate through two directories, find file changes/additions/deletions; and for all changed files, output a diff. This can ...
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How do I reinstate my admin user privileges to global read/write

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I only have the one user which I created when I installed Ubuntu. Everything has been fine - love it - until I updated a software package recently from the command line ...
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call a modem using ubuntu and a iphone

I'm having a pc with ubuntu, and want to call a machine with a modem on it. The things I have in my work is the following, my pc with ubuntu, my iphone. Is it possible to call ( in this case a ...
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Terminal error: i2c i2c-0 sendbytes error -110

I am currently using a clean installation of Ubuntu Server 12.04 AMD64 and I keep getting errors popping up saying: [ xxx.xxxx ] i2c i2c-0: sendbytes: error -110 where x is the seconds the ...
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How to switch between nautilus window and (gnome-)terminal

I need a fast possibility to switch between a nautilus window and a (gnome-terminal) in the same working directory. At the moment I'm using the following setup: nautilus -> terminal: ...
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Why is Cinnamon blocking function keys? F1-12 aren't getting to the terminal

I map the function keys in vim to modify a ton of stuff, from syntax line numbering to autoindenting to changing the tab width and syntax highlighting. Unity was a major problem here because if I ...
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wget to get files from external host

I'm trying to use wget to download all mp3 files linked to from a list of input URLs, but residing on an external host. The input URLs are contained in the file input.txt Each URL listed in input.txt ...
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How can I tweak this split-tar-gz-archive script?

I came across this shell script that can be used to split an entire directory across multiple compressed files. I am interested in making a minor tweak to this script. Lets say I have n GB of files ...
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Why doesn't duply work when set as a cron job?

I have a problem with a cron job which starts but doesn't complete. Running the command manually works fine. I already read the page about cron issues and solutions here on AskUbuntu, tried the ...
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Simple program like ratmenu/9menu that can use images as menu items

I'd like to be able to select an album by looking through album covers and launch any mp3 player on it or select an image album by scrolling through sample thumbnails and launch any image viewer on ...
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speech recognition on ubuntu server, what are my options?

I want my ubuntu server to start playing music when I say the command, just like on iphone... "play [album]" "play [song]" etc. I also want it to turn on light on my arduino project. So to achieve ...
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bash file for managing public private and history of website

I have a website and i have 3 versions I have the beta version with the most recent and usually not fully working changes. I have the public site that is on www. lastly, i have the history that I ...
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all my previous configurations and settings are gone by using the following command in ubuntu 14.04LTS

I used the command rm -rf ~/.Trash/* to empty the trash but when the command is executed, all my files in Download folder are deleted and all my Ubuntu settings are changed. Can anyone please help, ...
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Terminal GDM session

How would I create a session file so that when I login using GDM it just launches a terminal session (No windowing, just a plain terminal like in Ubuntu Server)?
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Use package without declaring its version

I have installed g++ from here. When I want to compile a program, I have to use g++-4.9 myle.cpp. How can I set it to use without declaring its version g++ myle.cpp?
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speech-dispatcher always stop working after terminal exit?

In a previous question I made this line: trap 'clear; ~/ascii3.sh; spd-say "Exit"; sleep 2' EXIT The content of ascii3.sh is: echo -e "\033[01;31m" echo " _ _ __ _ _ ____ __ __ _ ...
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Bash script: command not found

I have an executable script install_packages.sh in /home/etienne/admin folder. The directory's path is added to $PATH variable from /etc/bash.bashrc. When I type #echo $PATH I see that the variable ...
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Trying to scroll in terminal produces : 64;65;15M65;65;15M65 output instead

When I am trying to scroll up and down in my ubuntu 14.04, my shell outputs this instead of scrolling: 64;38;17M64;38;17M64;38;17M64;38;17M64;38;17M What is going on? How do I fix this?
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Ctrl+L on terminal doesn't work anymore

Usually on the command line you could write Ctrl+L and this would clean the command line, but now it doesn't. The command does nothing at all. How can I restore it to the way it was? I'm using Ubuntu ...
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How do you terminate the process “Mitmproxy”

I have recently been messing around with mitm proxy as it interests me. And this is a simple question that I couldnt find an answer for. How exactly do you terminate the mitmproxy? I tried sudo ...
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USB Modem Network Mode/Type

I'm using a Huawei E173 USB modem. With comgt sig I can easily get the network's signal strength, but I didn't find a way to specify which type of network is used (either GSM, Edge, or UMTS). Is there ...
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Trying to connect wifi in Ubuntu 12.04 via terminal

I use ubuntu 12.04 and I'm trying to connect wifi via terminal. I did the following from root: $ iwlist wlan0 s - And I found my wireless network there $ wpa_passphrase essid_name pswd > ...
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what to write in prefix and in environment variable for correct installation

I am installing linbox library: http://www.linalg.org/developer.html. The installation guide states, that one should install several libraries, including fflas-ffpack library, and then run the script ...
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gtk-launch .desktop is not using custom icon

I copied my .desktop shorcut to user_home+"/.local/share/applications/" then going to terminal and typing in gtk-launch nameOfMyDesktopFile it launchs it, but it doesn't take the custom icon. I'm ...