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

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Terminal unusable in Virtual Machine

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have created a virtual machine with the same ISO. In the virtual machine the terminal window shows up with a strange transparent gradient that makes it unusable. How can ...
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How to change default browser AND the command line parameters used to open a link from gnome-terminal

I basically have the same question that was answered over here: How do I change the browser that gnome terminal opens links with? Except I am running on Ubuntu 14.04 and am interested in customizing ...
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My terminal disappeared not for a reason xD [on hold]

I have installed linux 12.04 come with my O.S. And i go to do operations type install programs with sudo command using the terminal. But not for a reason that i know the terminal disappeared. Also ...
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Terminal : open path with middle-click/context menu?

I spend a lot of time copying the paths output by grep, and pasting them after a command that opens a visual editor. Is there a way of programming a terminal emulator to open selected text in a ...
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cannot browse ctags in xubuntu terminal

Here are my system configurations, Ubuntu - 14.02 xfce4-terminal 0.6.3 Exuberant Ctags 5.9~svn20110310 I have created ctags file and I am using proper directory to try ctags browsing. When I use ...
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Is there a way to customize shortcuts of w3m

Some times i use w3m for searching web and i want to know whether customization of w3m shortcuts are possible or not. for example Going back to the previous webpage we use B (capital B) i want to ...
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Probelm with “gnome-terminal” on Gnome 3.12.2

I have Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04 (Gnome 3.12.2). When I try to run gnome-terminal by following command : $ gnome-terminal Error constructing proxy for org.gnome.Terminal: /org/gnome/Terminal/Factory0: ...
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How to make speech-dispatcher work with variables?

I tried some bash variables with spd-say command just like the date variable spd-say $date or spd-say "$date" but didn't work with me. So how to make it accept variables?
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Where to find a list of downloaded Terminal programs [duplicate]

Maybe it's my question is strange written, but I don't know another description for it. Sometimes I download at the Software Centre or at Synaptic programs who are only to use in the terminal ...
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Set a max volume for the Terminal bell

Is there a way to set the max volume the terminal bell can be? That us say it is at volume x when system volume is at 50%, when I go over 50% I want the bell sound to stay at x volume. There does not ...
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Using xdotool to count number of tabs in gnome-terminal

I am trying to find a way to determine the number of open tabs in a gnome-terminal window. Currently, the best option seems to be xdotool. I can move to the next tab using xdotool key ...
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How to stop Terminal from closing when I press Enter?

My Ubuntu terminal closes after pressing Enter couple of time. Sometimes, it closes after I type: ll <enter> Any idea how to solve this problem?
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How do I relaunch terminal?

When I open the terminal, it has showed: There was an error creating the child process for this terminal Text was empty (or contained only whitespace) and two options profile preference or relaunch ...
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Run command when CPU becomes free? [duplicate]

I have a PC with 4 CPUs that is running four jobs. I would like to run another job on it, but only when one of the CPUs becomes available. Is there simple command to do this (I know this is what ...
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How to set the initial number of columns in gnome-terminal when opening multiple tabs?

I am trying to output log text to gnome-terminal tabs from the command line. This can be useful for saving session data and later restoring it. Here is an example: #! /bin/bash long_text=$(awk ...
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Nautilus “open in terminal” extension will not propagate SSH_AUTO_SOCK?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, up-to-date; nautilus and nautilus-open-terminal are installed and updated: [romano:~] % wajig status nautilus nautilus-open-terminal Package Installed ...
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How to set active tab in gnome-terminal?

When I open gnome-terminal with multiple tabs from the command line, I would like to preselect (on the command line) which one of the tabs should get focus. I tried gnome-terminal --tab -t A ...
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How to save working directory in gnome-terminal?

How can I save the current working directory in different tabs in a gnome-terminal? I am looking for a script or a command, that will save the working directory of each open tab, without having to ...
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How can I upgrade gnome-terminal on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I would like to upgrade gnome-terminal to the latest version. Is that possible on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I am using version 3.6.2 of gnome-terminal. I have tried: sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade ...
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How to exit fullscreen Terminal

I have found that if you go View > Fullscreen: Then it makes the Terminal fullscreen, and to exit fullscreen I have found that I have to execute the command: exit But that closes my entire ...
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How to resolve the dependency of `highline`

I am new to Ubuntu and I wanna use RHC, so I followed the steps from this http://openshift.com/get-started and Installed: Ruby Ruby Gems Git And after that I am executing this command from the ...
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ubuntu folder permission changed to drwsrwsrwt and nautilus shows files and terminal doesn't

I am having wierd situation. I am using ubuntu 14.10. I can open all directories in nautilus but when I try to list files in terminal, only one directory get listed. I can traverse through the ...
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Terminal emulator with no header bar

I'm looking for a terminal emulator that lets me get the most out of my vertical space by getting rid of the header bar. I work in a GNOME environment and am mostly happy with gnome-terminal, but ...
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Can i make a commad execute in background without producing any output?

Is there a way or an option to make a command run in the background without the need to wait for it to end to get the prompt back? (just like mplayer command to play a music file in the background and ...
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Why output redirection is not working with the mplayer command?

The mplayer command is used to play a media file in terminal or a shell script and i gives some controls over it like move forward, backward in the file, etc. Sometimes i find it annoying so i want it ...
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Can i edit a bash shell command?

I just wants to modify a bash shell command like exit so when i write exit in the terminal it clears the screen, and echo some text, wait 2 seconds, then execute the exit function. So is there any way ...
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Steam Terminal Packages Not Loading

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 as I can, away from Windows (except for a few games like League, Elite ...
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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)?

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?