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

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Load theme files in Gnome Terminal on Ubuntu 15.04

It seems that loading the Gnome Terminal theme files is not working anymore in Ubuntu 15.04: gconftool-2 --load terminal-flat-theme.xml This does not change my current theme. The theme file looks ...
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why is there more than one python 2 command in ubuntu 12.04?

so while playing with some aliases I realized that there are three python commands (without taking into account the python 3 commands) in the terminal: python python2 python2.7 So my question is ...
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Can no longer type in login shell

I attempted to ssh into my work computer from home this weekend and everything was going fine at first. However, I am normally used to having several terminals open at once, and it was a little ...
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Typing the command too long eats up the prompt when using the promptline theme

I am using the edkolev/promptline.vim theme(just installed it) for customizing the bash prompt. The biggest problem is that whenever I type long comments it replaces the prompt instead of continuing ...
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few lines insert in existing file via terminal? [duplicate]

i have file test.txt hi hello good luck i want in this test.txt hi hello good luck lms localhost how to add last two lines in terminal command ?
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Start new gnome-terminal with several tabs and wait after command is run

I want to start a new gnome-terminal window with some command in multiple tabs. Based to this question: gnome-terminal --tab -t "FOO" -e "/bin/zsh -i -c 'cd $(pwd); zsh -i'" \ --tab -t ...
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How to use the gnome terminal [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu, so I need help on how to get a full list of the commands that are used on the terminal
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Xilinx ISE in Ubuntu

I recently installed Xilinx ISE 14.7, which works so far, but everytime I bring up a terminal window, now, I get the following lines in the terminal window before my cursor prompt. . ...
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Different terminal color for local and ssh (ALL ssh connections) [duplicate]

I want to use different colors for gnome terminal when I (1) work local on my computer (for example, green font) and (2) remote by ssh (using ssh keys) (for example, red font). I found many answers, ...
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Cannot open gnome-terminal preferences window

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04, I can no longer access gnome-terminal preferences from edit > profile preferences. Things I have tried to no avail: Switching to another profile using terminal ...
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Why is my default shell from /etc/passwd not started by terminals in a Unity session?

I'm trying to set fish as my default shell. It's installed on the system through apt-get and is listed in /etc/shells: > which fish /usr/bin/fish > grep fish /etc/shells /usr/bin/fish I used ...
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how to download git on ubuntu 15.04

whenever i type apt-get install git then it show error... error displayed by terminal is yogesh@yogesh-dell:~$ apt-get install git E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: ...
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No menus on terminal

When i was learning how to use terminal, i accidently click "Dont show menus" on terminal preferences, now i unable to access terminal preferences to re-enable menu bar. Is there any command or easy ...
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Darkening the terminal's window-shadow (or changing its color)

I recently darkened my terminal's background (easier on the eyes!), but now, when I put multiple terminals on top of one another, they kind of meld together. Previously, the shadow was what made it ...
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Gnome How do I Run a Command as root? [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux and just installed the Gnome on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet (or something similar). Once inside the Gnome GUI, there is a terminal prompt but typing commands does not do anything. I've ...
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overlapping characters in terminal

The characters is gnome-terminal seem to have a different spacing for each one and some letters overlap. I tried changing the font and ticking the 'use system width and font' but I still get the same ...
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Terminal supporting Keyboard Mark Mode (like Windows 10)?

Is there an alternative terminal for Ubuntu that supports something like the Windows 10 "mark mode"? It allows selecting text and copying to the system clipboard with the keyboard only. ...
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how do I create gnome-terminal from python code?

I use ubuntu 14.04 and I want to create gnome-terminal from python script. I used the following code. the code : !/usr/bin/python from subprocess import Popen,PIPE import os import time ...
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Keyring unlocks SSH key when command typed in terminal but not otherwise

Introduction: This used to work, but at some point it broke and I've been unable to determine exactly when or why. I wonder if it came as a result of the gnome-terminal "upgrade" in Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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editing static *.a library

I was wondering if it's possible to see the content of one of the libraries on my system. I went to usr/lib directory with my terminal. and I tried nano and vi but I couldn't see their content. Is ...
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Modify Shortcut Tab Between Terminals?

I currently have one terminal open with 10 tabs. How do I modify the way I move between the tabs on Ubuntu? If you are not sure what I mean, then let me give this example. On Firefox, if I have 10 ...
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“Problem occurred when checking for updates” and now I can't use terminal

I believe my internet briefly cut out while I was downloading an update and screwed something up. When my update finished the update-notifier told me "a problem occurred when checking for updates." ...
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gnome-terminal / mate-terminal don't save history on ~./bash_history

Two days ago I was using my computer as usual, when I noticed that the commands I used in mate-terminal were not saved in the history. I tried installing gnome-terminal. But it does the same. I was ...
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Wrong rendering of inconsalata in terminator

These are two consecutive screenshots of the terminator window with inconsalata font the issue is that : . ! don't get rendered normally the first time and these chars are almost invisible while ...
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Why copying to flash drive takes time after copied-size matches the file size?

I use UBUNTU GNOME OS. I feel like taking much time to copy large files to my usb. It takes few minutes after copied-size matches the file size. Please see the message for eg, "Copying 500MB of 500MB ...
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Accidentally changed shell in gnome-terminal, no longer opens

I wanted to make screenfetch start at terminal startup. But I realized that I changed the shell from bash to screenfetch and of course gnome terminal doesn't startup. I have installed MATE terminal ...
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Teminal does not show in Kate

I installed Kate in Ubuntu. But it is not showing Terminal in the application. I googled, which said me to install Konsole, as Kate is a KDE based application.I installed Konsole and ran Kate again ...
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How to display tamil characters in terminal?

I set the character encoding to UTF-8 but that doesnt solved the problem, i have tried creating a folder with name in tamil language and listed the folders in terminal but it wasnt showing tamil ...
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Terminal window always 80x2, can't resize

I'm on Ubuntu 15.04, and whenever I open a (GNOME) terminal window and try to resize, it always shrinks to 80x2. The same happens when I use the menu bar to choose dimensions. Other program windows ...
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Make terminal window directly transparent to Ubuntu wallpaper

So before I came to Linux I was using Windows and stumbled upon a Kali version, in which when you opened a terminal and you could see through every window (Firefox) directly to your wallpaper. Q: ...
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Why does 15.04 gnome-terminal not have the Unity-style scrollbars?

I really like the "overlay-scrollbars" that were introduced in Unity. Here is a screenshot: In 14.04, the gnome-terminal had overlay-scrollbars. But I installed 15.04 (full install, not update) and ...
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How to call GNOME Shell extensions from bash?

Is there a way to call GNOME Shell extensions from bash or command line? Google Fu returned no results, but I guess it would be awesome to automate Shell extension calls (e.g. window positioning on ...
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Can't use shift + key and ctrl + key key combinations in NDN (Necromancer' Dos Nav) and MC ubuntu/KDE plasma 5

I would like to use Necromancer's Dos Navigator on Ubuntu/KDE plasma 5 15.04 vivid, 3.19.8. NDN: http://ndn.muxe.com/ I have tried at least the following terminal emulators: konsole terminator tilda ...
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Open terminal shortcut

I would like to create a keyboard shortcut that opens a terminal if none is open or switches to it if there is an open one (not open a second one as Ctrl-Alt-t does). How can I accomplish this?
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No new line in terminal ubuntu after changing prompt style

I changed the PS1 for terminal to export PS1="\033[0;33m\h:\W \u\$ \e[m" Now, it doesn't type into new lines in case of a long sentence. Instead, it just overwrites on the existing written stuff ...
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Ubuntu phone terminal port forwarding

When forwarding is enabled to a specific server the process gets stopped? And why is telnet client not available? Can it be installed? Why isn't it possible to use scp? Files do not get copied onto ...
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How to make the Gnome Terminal transparent [duplicate]

I have been having to use the Xfce 4 Terminal because I want to have a see through background, and I couldn't get it working in the Gnome Terminal, but as there are some disadvantages of using the ...
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Problem with Comodo Installation

After installing Comodo, though logged in as adminstrator, tried to run /opt/COMODO/post_setup.sh and it says Please run this script with adminstrative priviledges even though I am logged in as ...
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Displaying unicode strikethrough in gnome-terminal

I am trying to output strikethrough text in gnome-terminal. For example to output the letter I with strikethrough: echo -e 'I\U0336' But this does not work, it gives me an I followed by a horizonal ...
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How to kill htop if I can't use F10?

I use htop in a terminal but I can't close it with F10. F10 seems to just open a program's File dialog. Is there a way to disable it so I can close htop normally?
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Can't connect to archive.canonical.com

This is a problem that has been driving me insane. Whenever I use the terminal to download anything, updates or programs, I can't get past 0% while it says, [Connecting to archive.canonical.com ...
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How to get vertical tabs for terminal

I am a great fan of vertical tabs which I use for Firefox. It really eases my work flow. I am looking for something similar for the gnome-terminal as well. Is there any way to get it.
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How can I send commands to specific terminal windows?

I'd like to write a script for opening multiple programs (servers) simultanously in separate terminals - doesn't matter which one - and assign different commands to different terminals with commands ...
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Adding customized window size on the terminal

I would like to add/modify custom size on the terminal Right now I have these: I would like to add my own personal window sizes, how can I do iT?
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How do I check which terminal I am using?

I have Ubuntu on my machine and I am running awesome window manager on top of it. How do I check which terminal I am running? Is there a command for it?
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I moved my home folder

I was trying to move my home folder to another account so hopefully my programs would have run faster on a new user. But apparently that did not work out well and I can not login to either accounts. ...
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How to detect current gnome-terminal character encoding?

I am trying to detect the current gnome-terminal character encoding from the command line. I have tried using gconftool : $ gconftool-2 --get /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/encoding current $ ...
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Gnome terminal: how to get the existing title?

Is it possible to get the existing title of a current gnome-terminal session? I know how to set the title, but how do I get it? Google failed me here, and there's no mention of anything like that in ...
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How do I move between windows in IRSSI?

In IRSSI, I've always been able to use alt3 or alt5 to jump directly to specific windows. That seems to have stopped working. I think it probably happened with the update to 15.04, but I can't swear ...
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'Launch terminal' launches terminator instead of terminal [duplicate]

I recently installed terminator in Ubuntu 14.04 TLS but when using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt +T it launches the terminator instead of the terminal. I'd like to regress back to having the shortcut ...