Questions about using the command-line interface in Ubuntu.

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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?
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Screen goes blanks after boot options on 15inch monitor but it works fine on 19

i have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04. server ver. When i plug a 15 inch monitor, screen shows boot options and afterwards goes blank but the boot process continues and I'm able to log in with ssh. The ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck at console mode after graphics driver update

Actually I wanted to correct the well known Ubuntu brightness issue as addressed in this YouTubeVideo In essence, the guy says to change the Nvidia driver from open source to any other proprietary ...
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Black screen after installation [closed]

I have an Acer laptop with a Intel GMA4500MHD graphic card, after the installation of Ubuntu from an alternate install cd I get only a black screen after the grub selection pages. I tried something ...
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Compare names of files in two directories in command-line

Is it possible to compare names of files in two directories? I need to get information about how many similar and how many different names of files in directory some_directory and other_directory
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How to open a found file with vi? Piping 'find' output to vi [duplicate]

I have a file, /home/user/important.txt. To find it, I use: find /home/user -type f -name 'important' Then, I want to open the file in the Vim editor using a pipe. How can I do this? Something ...
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Running graphical programs in console mode

I want to use Ubuntu in console mode (ctrl + alt + f1) instead of the graphical interface. Is it possible to run a graphical program, such a browser or a game from it?
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Theoretical question about memory usage

I'm wondering about following issue: Taken some abc console(no matter if bash,zsh or something) in some *nix system. If I start some process stuff which uses 2MB of memory and then launch second ...
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Help with logging into console

I'm a new user, and I'm very happy so far, except for one hiccup - my laptop will not wake from suspend (if I shut case, or suspend through commands). I've tried everything I could find, changed my ...
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VNC Remote access like a graphical console

I've installed vncserver already. Now, I need access to the desktop by typing a username and password. Is this possible?
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Which package for console toggle bug?

I want to file a bug report on Launchpad about a problem with me not being able to switch to console view from the GUI loading screen on start up. When I try to toggle, the console view has been ...
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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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ubiquity equivalent in text mode?

Is there an ubiquity equivalent in text mode? Launching an alternate installation from DVD is not a solution for me. This is because the computer has been booted with a customized DVD (with an ...
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How do I produce a É character in the tty login prompt?

TL;DR : How can I produce a É character in the tty login prompt ? Long story : Ok so I was playing with the application "Unity Tweak Tool" to discover some nice features but at some point the whole ...
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How do I set up a background Image for console in ubuntu

Some of you may know this from opensuse. There the console is able to have a background. Is Ubuntu also able to have a backround image outside the x window system?
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TTY is not showing the login prompt

I just wanted to switch to a TTY via [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Fx] but all I see is a blinking cursor. The login prompt doesn't appear. The getty processes are running. I even tried to modify the grub ...
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How do I list the content of a directory in the terminal without a command?

In this video in the minute 16:10 he shows the content of a directory without a command. How do I do that?
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how to using dropbox-cli?

There is a command-line-interface (cli) to run dropbox from the console. Is there any tutorial or guide on how to use it?
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How do I disconnect from Byobu in a console?

I'm using byobu on the server. Then I logged in my kde I just close a tab with byobu session. But how I can disconnect if I'll use just console terminal? I mean one of Ctrl+ things.
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Extract icons from EPS file

I've got a grid of icons, stored in EPS file. There is something like 80 icons in there. I need to extract them from the file. Is it possible using imagemagick or something like that, without ...
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Resize font on boot message screen and console

I have a high resolution screen on my laptop (3200x1800px) and I disabled the boot-image ( How do I disable the boot splash screen, and only show kernel and boot text instead? ) I also managed to ...
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The display previous/next command shortcuts doesn't work

I read in some article that Ctrl+P - to display previous command Ctrl+N - to display next command But in my terminal it doesn't work. What might be a problem here? I really would like to display ...
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How do I stop displaying “warranties” notice when logging in on tty1 console

That messages the ubuntu displays about warranties and suggestions for help. The only thing I want to see is the version and status of updates. Actually if someone can tell me how to create my own ...
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How can I set and get the tty console font? [duplicate]

1.How can I set the font and size of the TTYs? The command: dpkg-reconfigure console-setup allows me to choose certain fonts/sizes that cannot be installed (an error message appears after the ...
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Unable to run Tor even in terminal, Vidalia exit code 127

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 (quantal) and I recently installed Tor (32 bits) following the instructions on the Tor project's page. Then I started the script after having it extracted from the console and ...
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How to copy command console text?

I have used the wpa_passphrase command and I get something like this: network={ ssid="blahblah" #psk="moreblahblah" psk=d5e532ecca53ea963e5b3b5521bb3682c53fcf5b6d55f15622027145c795b661 ...
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Debugging: Console Output and Upstart Scripts

How do you send the output of an upstart script to a terminal so to find tracebacks in python code? It's taking me for ever to do things without trace-backs that used to take just a second. I'm ...
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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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Weird output of 12.04 server on terminal from the start

I'm trying to install XBMC on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. After installing nvidia-current and xinit, the machine boots up in text mode, no surprise there, but just prints bogus letters like shown in the ...
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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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How to give a password to ubuntu user, which password recommendation does not pass?

When you install ubuntu you can input password for user account which even if are weak or un-recommended are allowed. But when from the command prompt if you type passwd it gives ratings on strength ...
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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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How do I compile/run C++ code in the console?

I'm trying to run my C++ code using the console. I used the header file conio.h like I did when I used Turbo C++ IDE in Windows, and I ran the code in console using g++ filename.cpp I have ...
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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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Can't switch between Console mode and GUI

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu and experiencing the following problem: I start my computer, and get to the GUI where I can login. When I click Ctrl+Alt+F1 I will get to the first of the consoles, everything ...
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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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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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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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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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How to use sshpass?

I need to use sshpass to launch a remote command through SSH from a Java code. If I manually type in a console: ssh -p 22 user@ipaddress mplayer '/media/data/myFavouriteSong.mp3' works perfectly, ...
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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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Console-based markdown reader

I am working on a remote server that only has a terminal support. There are certain markdown files that I would like to read. However, as I don't have a GUI support, I am in need of a markdown reader/ ...
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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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What is the default Debian/Ubuntu console (TTY) font called?

I'm currently running Ubuntu and a few other Linux distributions on my computer and since I use the TTY a lot, a good font is pretty important! Does anyone know the name of the default console/TTY ...