Questions about using the command-line interface in Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu Touch using apt-get

I'm sorry if this has already been asked, I did do some searching and didn't find it. However a number of questions, I have just installed the latest Ubuntu touch, on a nexus 5, and was going to have ...
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Get status of background process

Let's say I have started a process in the background: e.g. tar [...] | pv [...] & pv has the PID 1234 and normally reports it's progress to stdout. The job was started as a cronjob so there is ...
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Ubuntu after installing Nvidia drivers

I installed Nvidia Geforce G210 video driver on my Ubuntu 14.04. Setup was succesful, I've not got any errors and it's working as expected, but after restart I'm always getting the console logs. I'm ...
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PDF Presenter Console is installed but invisible in Dash

I just installed PDF Presenter Console via the Ubuntu Software Center. The centre confirms that the program is installed, but I cannot see it in the installed applications in Dash. So I cannot open ...
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password incorrect 3 times + suspected failed update

I have been lurking your site for the past few hours, and have found myself in a bit of a pickle. Visiting my parents, I discover that neither computer, nor laptop work. Long story short, I've got ...
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(SYSLINUX QUESTION) How to launch command prompt once syslinux boots up [closed]

I have created a bootable USB drive using SYSLINUX I am booting my x86 system correctly. Once system boots I want to stop at console (command prompt) where I can type linux commands (cd etc) and run ...
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Console Mode VIM 256 Color Support

This question is about using the console mode (i.e. ctrl+alt+f1) and not about using a terminal emulator. When running from a terminal emulator, my VIM uses 256 colors without a problem. I've tried a ...
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Ubuntu login does not appear

I have Ubuntu on my PC installed and also windows. Every OS is on another Partition of my HDD - I worked like this the last few months and everything was fine. An hour ago I was on Linux, then ...
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What is the difference between Terminal, Console, Shell, and Command Line?

What is the difference between Terminal, Console, Shell, and Command Line?
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switching back to text console

I have used ubuntu many times but currently ubuntu crashed every time on my system. I dont understand the exact problem of my computer. I have tried every version of ubuntu & also other distro. ...
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Are there any plans to simplify console service management on Ubuntu?

I am quite perplexed about the direction in which service management is going on Ubuntu and the funny part is that the same seems to be happening with OS X but that's another story. I do appreciate ...
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How to stop gedit (and other programs) from outputting GTK warnings and the like in my terminal?

I am running awesome on trusty after having upgraded from raring. My desktop environment intentionally does not have all the Gnome / Freedesktop daemons running—I don't want them. When I execute ...
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How change command lines in Midnight commander?

I want to change midnight commander console size, but I don't know why it's not enable to change from the layout settings. please help me to do that. tnx.
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Ubuntu 12.04: C++ Program -> Broken Pipe -> Cannot get past Tty1

While I was running a C++ program (it involved SDL), the computer completely froze up; control C didn't work, and escape didn't work (I had it programmed that escape would close the program). So, ...
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How to install Debian, only with console NO GRAPHIC INTERFACE! its a minimal install [closed]

HOW DO I INSTALL DEBIAN AND CONNECT TO A NETWORK ? Okey. I have my Debian on VirtualBox. The problem is that i need to connect Debian to the network. How do i connect it ? i'm trying but .. i don't ...
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Zsh fade and fire prompts don't look so smooth in yakuake as in gnome-terminal

I am using kubuntu 14.10 with yakuake and zsh installed. I like default fire/fade prompts included to the default zsh distribution. They look really nice for me, but I cannot make them look in yakuake ...
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How to zebra stripe the console?

I'd like the terminal to alternate the background color on successive lines, making it easier to see where one starts and the next one ends. This would be specially useful when reading logs with tail ...
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Trying to install minecraft (Spigot Version) in Lubuntu Desktop

I set up a minecraft server super easily on my windows server. But Lubuntu is much harder! I have installed java, but I can't get anything to go from there! Nothing boots, I can't install a wrapper, I ...
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How to stop erratic output in TTY1~6?

Whenever I try to log in and type my password, the console starts to output ^@ every split second, and it makes my entry invalid. I don't know why this happens, sometimes it "fixes itself" so I can ...
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Serial Ports Not Working

I am having issues getting my console DB9 serial ports to work on an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine. I have a Megabyte motherboard, an Intel Pentium processor, and a 2-port DB9 serial card. I am ...
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Ubuntu mixed boot

I have a problem during boot my Ubuntu starts with console interface, then switches to GUI. In this video you can see how it happens: http://youtu.be/-Ps26OCwsgM Thanks for the help in advance.
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after Ubuntu 14.04 update Geforce doesn't work anymore

After I have updated yesterday Ubuntu 14.04 in a routine update my NVIDIA Gforce doesn't work anymore. I get the login screen but then it doesn't continue. Mouse pointer is showing, the background ...
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Is it possible to adjust console text size with framebuffer disabled?

I've just built an Ubuntu 14.04 based home server and I'm running it "headless" in that I normally connect to it over SSH. The server is based on a miniITX board and has onboard VGA video which was ...
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How do I change the color for directories with ls in the console?

On my console the color for directories is such a blue, that it is hard to read on a dark background. How can I change the color definitions for ls? After trying something, I wonder how to just ...
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Unable to switch from between Consoles

I'm a novice but want to give linux a shot. I'm using the os again after a long break. I downloaded 14.04 and really like it so far. I just can't seem to get my gtx 750 ti card working. I have to ...
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Remove graphical terminal for netbooted image

How do I remove the graphical terminal on a netbooted ubuntu 14.04 based image? I built this from debootstrap and there is no grub because it's used a pxe boot process. Once it boots up the ...
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Switch from GUI to the command line interface/console temporarily

I want to switch off the GUI, and only leave the command line interface or it is also know as the CLI. How would I do this?
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Lost on installing Ubuntu on my laptop with an ATI graphics card

I just bought a new laptop and I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it. The laptop has an ATI graphic card though which led to the problem of it simply black-screening and not booting. There ...
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Stuck In Virtual Console: TTY1

I entered tty1 by pressing CTR, ALT +F1 but when I press CTRL, ALT +F7 I get list of items that look like this: *Starting.... followed by [OK}. How do I get back into the regular desktop?? Help, new ...
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iTunesToRhythm errors

I have executed some of the code in this link: https://github.com/esalgado/iTunesToRhythm But I am getting the error iTunesToRhythm.py: error: you must supply a source and destination It seems ...
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TFTP trouble: timeout before file found

I've installed TFTP to the best of my knowlege, and am trying to perform a basic function test of get uImage when run in normal user, I get permission denied, when using sudo it replies back ...
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Disable console access?

How do I disable console access to Ubuntu 12.04? I want to only allow login over SSH. I have searched the web thoroughly but no clear answer was found. EDIT: I'm talking about disabling physical ...
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While loop in Shell

I want to make a while...loop statement in my Shell script like: while [ $line < $line_number ]; do echo $line done But there is an error. I think it is because I wrote it in bash code. But ...
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Execute script in sh mode instead of bash in Shell

I added my script called mylovelyscript.sh to /bin/ folder. My script contains code that echos text with different text colors. But when I run my script like $ mylovelyscript it executes in bash ...
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Teamviewer not starting from command-line when using --passwd switch

Tested on Ubuntu 12.04 with Teamviewer v9.0.24147 (.deb package, 32 bits). Before starting the process: $ ps -e | grep "teamviewer" -i 2936 ? 00:00:00 teamviewerd If I then do: $ sudo ...
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Console doesn't show pretty UTF-8 characters in Shell

I want to write some pretty, special characters taken from Web in my Shell Console with echo command. I want to write, for example, ▲ character, but it shows me ��� character. How can I solve the ...
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Ubuntu refuses to enter recovery mode

I just installed NVidia's latest version of their drivers for Ubuntu (13.10), which don't seem to work for me - I'm getting the 'system is running in low-graphics mode' dialogue box. I've tried ...
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Console when ubuntu starts up [duplicate]

When I start ubuntu up a purple screen pops up and then disapears again then a window comes up that says that I am running in low graphics mode. I click ok and then all I see is a black console. How ...
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console output during boot -> Ubuntu 13.10

I tried different options (nosplash noplymouth, removing 'quiet' and 'splash') in /etc/default/grub to disable purple background and display kernel messages in native resolution 1366x768 but nothing ...
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Command line tool file top: ftop?

On RH-epel there is an useful tool ftop to see file top, io and which files are used. Are there an alternative tools in ubuntu??
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Blank console after fresh install of 12.04.03

I have seen this question asked a number of times but none of the answers I've tried work for me. I've seen answers about Plymouth, about GRUB, and about VESA drivers so I screwed with all of that ...
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Configure terminal to use same set of hotkeys, no matter what shell is running inside of it? (Text navigation/selection/copy/paste etc…)

I have a set of keyboard shortcuts that I use all the time in every other application (browser, text editor, input fields in file manager, etc). They're not optimized by any means, but they're in my ...
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Login to command line [duplicate]

It's possible to perform a login ( with lightdm or anything else ) and enter directly in command line mode without enabling any GUI for the user ?
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How to change eclipse console output color?

I am running eclipse on Ubuntu 12.04 and I'd like to change console output color. I tried to edit it via Preferences>Run/Debug>Console>Background color but it doesn't work. Is there some other way to ...
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How do I boot to console with Refind?

I am using Refind to boot into Ubuntu 13.04 on a Macbook Pro (8,2). However, I seem to have messed up my install to the point where Ubuntu no longer boots (I get a flashing underscore but no text ...
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How to enable display of framebuffer images (e.g. in w3m, fbi) within byobu (pts)?

I'm trying to run a minimal Ubuntu 13.10 installation without X Window System on my old laptop. One of the most useful tools I rely on in this setup is byobu; however, it seems to prevent me from ...
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Other backgrounds for tty Concoles?

I have in ~/.bashrc: if [ "$TERM" = "linux" ]; then echo -en "\e]P0232323" #black echo -en "\e]P82B2B2B" #darkgrey echo -en "\e]P1D75F5F" #darkred echo -en "\e]P9E33636" #red echo ...
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Does the “Remote Login” function allow connection to VPNs?

Does the "Remote Login" function allow connection to VPNs such as Linode? I've never had a VPN before but I am looking in to buying a Linode and I'm wondering if Remote Login allows easy access. ...
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Normal Password not accepted in console session

Home screen account/password are not accepted in console mode? Is there a trick to this? I enter the exact cred's after entering console mode but it won't accept cred's there. Do I need to stop it at ...
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How to change package configuration background/colors?

I want to change these colors : Package Configuration Can anyone help me?