GNOME Terminal (often titled only "Terminal") is the default terminal emulator included in Ubuntu.

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Steam Terminal Packages Not Loading

thanks for taking the time to look into my question (my first one). I'm loving that Steam now has 700+ games on linux, and downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 and am now really trying to switch to this as much ...
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How to auto-complete commands by typing first letter?

In the terminal, how can I show history while typing? Is this possible? what is the library that I have to install? I think this will boost my productivity while using the terminal, currently I ...
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gnome-terminal : Primary selection not working [duplicate]

Until last week my gnome-terminal was working like this: When I selected a text with mouse (left click), afterwards I was able to paste it to gnome-terminal with Shift+Insert. All of a sudden this ...
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Is it possible to open a terminal in the current directory?

I am new to Ubuntu, and was wondering whether it is posible to open a terminal with a path matching your current location in the file manager? In Windows it was very easy, but how do you do it in ...
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What is the explanation behind the key combinations to enlarge and decrease font size in terminal?

To enlarge my font size in Terminal, I use CTRL SHIFT +. To decrease the font size, I hit CTRL -. Why is this not consistent ? i.e. why is SHIFT not required for decreasing the font size.
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How to run bash file iby using gnome-terminal?

Salam, anybody can explain it? gnome-terminal --working-directory="$1" --profile=rails --tab --title="DRB" --command=/home/coteyr/.bin/spork.sh i wanna run my bash file like above en-quoted lines ...
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Gnome terminal scrollback lines?

Currently I have set the scrollback setting of gnome terminal (Edit -> Profile Preferences -> Scrolling) to 10000 lines. I am tempted to tick Unlimited, but I am afraid this could lead to memory ...
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Run script in Terminal via context menu (Open with Terminal)? [duplicate]

this question is simple about "Open/Run in Terminal".... Looks Ubunutu doesn't support bash/shell-scripts the way we know from KDE and any other OS: I tried the obvious: Right click in file ...
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how can I start Wiznote without GUI

I'm new here but not really novice by Ubuntu. Now I have a little problem with Wiznote (its a cloud notepad): I can start it from GUI (Unity) by click on the icon. But now I use an other WM (i3) and ...
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How to keep terminal for installation of debugging symbols of apport's local investigation alive?

apport allows to investigate crashes locally and to either start a gdb session, get a backtrace or install debugging symbols in that local investigation. When choosing the latter a gnome-terminal is ...
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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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Custom environment with gnome-terminal

I tried to put this into the startup applications: gnome-terminal --working-directory /media/Data/work/ -e '. .env/bin/activate' where .env/bin/activate represents my virtualenv. For some reason, ...
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Cannot find name for group ID 1002

Whenever I start my terminal I get groups: cannot find name for group ID 1002. How do I fix these or remove the group itself?
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How to make in-focus terminal windows more obvious?

I use the default gnome-terminal. My workflow is to have two terminal windows opening side by side. The problem is I'm often typing in the wrong side which is not in focus. Is there a way to make ...
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Open new tabs in main gmome-terminal window from main gmome-panel?

When you open a terminal from the panel in gnome-session-fallback you get a new gnome-terminal window. My goal is to have every subsequent gnome-terminal open from the panel to open as a tab in the ...
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How to bring up last terminal window with a shortcut key?

I use terminal so often for making quick commands and then I leave it in the background so that I end up getting 20+ terminal sessions open while I'm working. This is because it's very quick to simply ...
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VIM in gnome-terminal keeps printing weird 001B character

I have VIM installed on Ubuntu 12.04, and run the terminal version in the gnome-terminal. However, recently (I don't know what caused the change) when editing files in VIM it will sometimes insert a ...
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Lost name of tabs in gnome-terminal

After trying to installing one of the themes I lost names of tabs I reset settings in terminal, dconf, reinstall gnome-terminal but no luck. Theme was reset but tabs not come back. Also when I'm ...
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Pipelining and xargs

I am trying to delete some .class file from a directory. So first I have tired to count the available .class file using the following command (after going to the directory) - $ find . -name *.class ...
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man, info pages for a specific flag [duplicate]

The man and info pages can be rather long. I only want information about a specific flag for a command. Example: man ls -a should return information about the a flag for the ls command, maybe ...
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How to create a command script to run by clicking an icon [duplicate]

Essentially what I want to do is generate an icon so I can kill Chrome from it. I know the command I want to use is killall chrome but i want to run it from a desktop icon.
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shell script not working properly

I'm writing the below script but it seems not to work as this is the output: ## entered first loop ## [==1.0]: command not found [==2.0]: command not found ## entered first loop ## [==1.0]: command ...
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Extremely poor performance in Ubuntu Server 12.04.5 LTS

I am trying to host a Minecraft server in Ubuntu Server 12.04.5 LTS. For some reason, my computer responds extremely slowly to any executed command or process. When starting up, it can take anywhere ...
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Need help installing Micromax Modem MMX210G

How can I install Micromax MMX210G Modem on Ubuntu 14.04.1?
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gnome-terminal instantly closes after messing with the profile settings

I am using Gnome Terminal in Ubuntu 14.04 and I modified the profile preferences, setting it to start with a custom command instead of the default. I can't remember what that custom command was, but ...
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How to change terminal preference using command

I want to change terminal preferences using command. I know how to do that by using profile preference but is it possible to change using commands? I have seen this question which helps to change it ...
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Get output on External terminal except working Terminal

I am new user of Linux, i am working on Terminal and making .cpp and .cs Programs. I want to see my output on external terminal like monodevelope External terminal.
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How to remove configuration files of package without its reinstallation

I want to remove configuration files of a package (the system one at least), but avoid reinstalling the package because of its size. Basically I want to do this sudo apt-get purge my-gigabyte-package ...
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Install/start program existing folder?

I have installed Android Studio on my ubuntu machine. I have unzipped the file and I have the folder now, but how do I install/start the application? I remember that I had similar issue when I tried ...
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Terminal or Konsole? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with KDE graphical environment. KDE has Konsole as terminal emulator. Now I have Terminal and Konsole both on my Ubuntu. My question is which one should I use to run command? ...
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Changing Background Image in Multiple Terminals

I was wondering if anyone would know how to change the background image in the terminal in a unique way. I know how to change it so that every instance of the terminal has the same background, but I ...
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Why Gnome Terminal doesn't display a specific font as available

Commands I've tried: sudo updatedb sudo fc-cache -fv sudo reboot Dispite this I was unable to make Monofur font to display as available for the Gnome Terminal in a machine with Ubuntu 14.10 ...
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How to create External Terminal? [duplicate]

Salam, I am new in Linux. I am making Cpp Program in Linux. I am successfully create it and run it . but my output appears on working terminal. I want to see my Output on External terminal which show ...
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switching a job (pid) from running as root to just running as the current user

I recently installed BitTorrent Sync version 2.0. It's purdy awesome! I've made a terrible error though. During the install process I ran sudo ./btsync instead of just ./btsync. I'm pretty sure that's ...
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Geany no support greek language

I am using Geany for C programming. My code contains some greek sentences,I set the Default Encoding to GREEK(ISO-8859-7), but when I try to execute the program the greek letters show up like this. ...
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How can I truly clear a terminal window? [duplicate]

When I run clear in the terminal, the tab appears to be cleared of text, with only a fresh command prompt visible in the top left corner. However, the scrollbar is still active and if I scroll up, I ...
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can't type my password in terminal [duplicate]

I am trying to install torrent, so I typed some commands like: sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8:i386 after this command: [sudo] password for shiddhant: here is the problem comes, the cursor was ...
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Memory location of clipboard

I am looking for 2 answers. Where does ubuntu store its clipboard? How to view the clipboard text in terminal other than simply pasting?
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Open the terminal on the guest OS from Host OS

Guest OS - 14.04 Host Os - 14.10 Is it possible to open the gnome-terminal on the guest OS from the host OS ? By ssh,we can access the terminal of the guest OS on the Host OS itself. But I want ...
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Gnome Terminal Infinite loop

unknowingly I have placed gnome-terminal --geometry=120x80+50+50 command in Gnome terminal's Edit->profile and preferences->general's run custom command. Now when I start terminal, it keeps ...
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How to copy and paste all text recovered in Terminal with `strings` command?

I want to recover text from a .doc file that wouldn't open in any text editors (msoffice word, libreoffice writer). I have found this answer saying to use a command like strings foo.doc | less ...
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Notification upon task completion in terminal [duplicate]

Is there a feature which gives a notification if the terminal is idle? It would be very useful while compiling and executing large codes and doing something side by side.
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How Can Solve VLC Installation [duplicate]

I am Using Ubuntu 14.10! VLC is My Default media player! But all on a sudden I found that the player has been This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or ...
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14.04 - gnome terminal missing after installing virtualbox

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu having switched over from Windows. I was playing around with Oracle Virtualbox but after I installed it there were a few problems when I rebooted my laptop. The unity launcher ...
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How to downgrade the gnome terminal

I want to downgrade the gnome-terminal from 3.10.2 to 3.6.2, like in How to downgrade packages on Ubuntu? I tried using synaptic but without success and I don't think it's as easy as with any other ...
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Terminal shows black screen Ubuntu 14.04

When I open the terminal in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, it shows a black window with no buttons. Nothing's visible, not even the minimise or close button. However all the commands that I type, work ...
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key shortcut to show own terminal

I have a terminal already open among a bunch of stuff open and I am looking for a key shortcut to get the terminal right away. I am aware of the alt+tab combination but it's to painful to repeatedly ...
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Opening a terminal from 14.04 Installation Disk

Does anybody know of a way to open a Terminal from the Ubuntu 14.04 Installation Disk? If so, is there a way to format a drive / clean it from then? Any help is very much appreciated!
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Terminal Short-cut ctrl + alt + T, 2 terminals, different size

In Ubuntu, you can change the default size of the terminal using (edit>profile preferences) to change the size. How can you use the shortcut for bringing up terminal ctrl+alt+T to create two terminals ...
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Restore terminal background in ubuntu unity [duplicate]

Here how my terminal look, it's ugly. and I want to restore it to the Purple background with the gray test color. Like the default installation.