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

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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.
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Terminal Profiles - Change Directory When Changing Profile

I wanted to set up a profile for running a specific application. I was hoping that when I go to "Terminal -> Change Profile -> MyAppProfile" I could set the profile up to change to the appropriate ...
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Copy text between two different sessions of terminal for different users?

I have on my ubuntu two users, user1 and user2. user1 is the main user, but user2 I use it only for development for a specific project that required it like that. I use vim editor, with the ...
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Terminal color scheme not working

How can I reset gnome-terminal color scheme? My terminal not showing color difference when I use ls command. All files and directories shown in white. It's difficult to see which one is directory and ...
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changing default program

I accidentally changed my torrent magnet link default file to terminal instead of transmission, and the remember this application check box is checked. So now i am stuck in opening up terminal ...
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How to set a proxy for terminal?

I am looking to set a proxy for terminal. What I need is I want to send all terminal communications to the internet through a proxy, say tor. I tried to set a system wide proxy set up. But Terminal ...
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Location or arp cache

I can see my arp cache if I enter arp into the terminal. I want to know the file location of the arp cache in Ubuntu.
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tmux in terminal forcing 16 color approximation

In the Ubuntu version of gnome-terminal I'm seeing a weird problem with colors that I know is somehow related to gnome-terminal because this same setup works fine with iTerm2 on my Mac. From terminal ...
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ctrl alt t opening ROXTerm

I always use ctrl+alt+t to open my terminal, then it randomly started opening roxterm instead of the normal terminal, how do I change it back? Please advise.
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clear command in terminal leaves stray characters

I'm new to the Linux community, and I'm learning a bit of terminal commands too. While using clear command in the Terminal, I found that it leaves some stray characters behind. That is: What can be ...
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Terminal: Replacing Ctrl+r with Ctrl+k

I'm using Ctrl+r for searching command history in the terminal but this keyboard shortcut is not comfortable for me. I would prefer using Ctrl+k How can I update this keyboard shortcut? (Updating ...
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shell script for connect server through ssh terminal?

How to write shell script for connect multiple server through ssh terminal. Its should open multiple tab in terminal and connect multiple servers through ssh ex ssh test@192.168.2.1 ssh ...
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Gnome terminal does not take lowercase 'a' input from keyboard

my ubuntu terminal doesn't take lowercase letter 'a' only. Also it parses 'a' everytime i copy some text in terminal containing 'a'. For 'a', now I have to use Insert+a everytime. The lowercase 'a' ...
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When to apt-get upgrade

It seems that every time I install software an apt-get update is helpful but when exactly is an apt-get upgrade necessary? Or perhaps, when is it helpful?
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Creating command history list

Is there a way to display a list comprised of the last n terminal commands made by a particular user ?
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Is it possible to remove the default terminal and replace it with some other terminal (like terminator or terminology)?

Some non-default terminals have got extra features like splitting window etc. We can always use those terminals without uninstalling the original one but is there a way to remove the original one? ...
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Save and restore tabs with name of terminal

I have a Terminal window with a dozen named tabs open *(gnome-terminal) I would like to save the current configuration and have it restored with names and directories. Is there a way to do this? I've ...
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Manipulating hidden files

How can I copy all hidden files/directories in the home directory into a separate directory from command line ? I wasn't able to find a lot of material concerning usage of hidden files .
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Editing my Bash prompt

I'd like to put something into my bash prompt, but I'm not quite sure how to do it. I use the Cloud Foundry Command Line Tool to push code up to my servers. The cf tool can be set to a specific ORG ...
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My script only opens new terminals when the previous command's terminal is closed

Sorry if my title is a little hard to understand, I tried to condense the issue as much as possible. I'm trying to run a bash script which opens a new terminal for each major command, that way I can ...
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keeping terminals open (with previous path) and applications in Ubuntu unity

I find particularly useful on laptops to keep open (gnome-)terminals (and eventually other applications) when logging out / turning off; I think this was the default in some older Xubuntu version I ...
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I want to connect to my ubuntu terminal using putty. I have installed putty already. How can I do it?

I want to see the terminal using putty in my ubuntu machine. I have installed ubuntu and tried with 127.0.0.1 and the IP assigned by DHCP to my machine. But unable to connect. How can I do it?
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Run the file in folder called `python` not the python interpreter

I have a folder. Inside of this folder is an executable called python. When I try to run python from the terminal it instead runs the python interpreter. How can I run the file called python?
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What does the menubar do in ubuntu terminal?

If I right click on a terminal in ubuntu, there is this "Show Menu Bar" option. If it is checked or not it doesn't make any difference anywhere. So what does it do ? Kinda related question: How to ...
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Can I distinguish specific instances of Gnome Terminal in the switcher?

I frequently use Irssi for IRC, which is typically run from within a terminal. I have a launcher (.desktop file) set up to launch it with the appropriate Gnome Terminal profile, and that works fine. ...
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Higher resolution when switching to tty terminal

My laptop resolution is 1280x800 pixels. When I use switch to tty pressing ctrl+alt+F2..F5 the resolution comes down to 640x480 (or definitely something much lower than my laptop's native resolution. ...
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Error installing vim [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, as Xubuntu, in an AMD 64 pc, configured as dual boot with Windows 7. I tried installing vim with this: This was the output: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open ...
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Tilda: no contrast between active and inactive tabs

This topic is very close to what was suggested in Gnome-terminal tabs: no contrast between active and inactive tabs. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and although the gtk.css configuration works fine with ...
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unicode characters do not appear in gnome terminal for vim airline

I know this has been asked a few times but none of the answers worked for me. I use the gnome terminal as default in Ubuntu 14.10 and I can't get unicode characters to show properly, mainly in vim ...
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Increase number of seconds in the time interval in system monitor

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 BIT OS. My Gnome-System-Monitor shows the graph for only for last 15 seconds, I want make it to show graph for 60 seconds. How to make this change. Note: Other Linux OS ...
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How to stop Ctrl+= being swallowed?

I want to bind C-= in Emacs but Emacs sees it as "=". Emacs is 24.3 running in gnome-terminal on Ubuntu 14.10. xev sees that Control is pressed but C-v C-= in bash prints only "=". I assume that ...
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Cant able to remove the .swp files from the ubuntu 14.04 PC

Cant remove the .swp file from disk it showing no files, how can i remove that ?
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Not renaming a folder/file via terminal

mv "old location" "new location" mv /home/user/my_static /home/user/static = just old folder copied into new folder. Am I missing something completely obvious? ( I am reading the Linux tutorials ...
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ubuntu unity - Make transparent terminal show only desktop wallpaper

I want my terminal to be transparent but only show the desktop wallpaper. I've searched a lot and found that people want the exact opposite thing. I know that I can set a background image in profile ...
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ubuntu/gnome - terminal command to lower window

I'm running out of keys for shortcuts, and want to bind this to a custom key-mouse combo. I can bind the keys but can't find the command to call. update Compiz allows me to bind to this action, ...
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How to find package name for particular class of java from terminal

for Example, lets say i want to use ArrayList so I've to use import java.util.ArrayList; in my java source. But in case i forgot that ArrayList is included in java.util package. so how do i ...
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Resume cp that was interrupted

I was doing a huge cp command, copying 1TB and I had disconnected computer from network after 700GB. Files are still there but I can't anyhow to resume copying. I tried sudo rsync rsync ...
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My bash script only opens editor, why doesn't it run? [duplicate]

I created a script to dd sdb to sdc on my older computer with Ubuntu 13. It ran when I clicked on it – asked if I wanted to run in terminal or edit it. On a newer computer, with Ubuntu 14, I created ...