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

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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 ...
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installing openssh-server without an internet connection

Currently we have been given an old server with the OS ubuntu. To work at it without always physically being there I wanted to access it with the software putty, but I haven't installed ...
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gnome--terminal -e option not executing?

I want to open my terminal with some commnads executed in it on bootup. So I wrote a script with following line in it: gnome-terminal --tab -t "MyPC" -e "sh -c 'firefox &;exec bash'" --tab -t ...
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Ubuntu terminal tabs show hostname instead of IP [duplicate]

I am using built in Terminal on 12.04LTS. I have multiple tabs open and in each one of those tabs I have an ssh connection. I was wondering if there was a way to show an entry (maybe the first one) ...
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Running the java compiler with a keyboard shortcut

I want to create a keyboard shortcut to launch the java compiler in the folder that's opened in Nautilus. I tried commands like these: gnome-terminal -e #script that invokes the javac and adds ...
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Get terminal that was never installed ubuntu-desktop gui

Hello I just installed the ubuntu-desktop package on my Ubuntu 10.04 system. I cannot seem to figure out how to open the terminal from the desktop, could someone please help?
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Silence GUI Program's Terminal Output

I am running a zsh function to open a .tex file in vim, while opening its related .pdf file in evince. I am currently using xdotool to open a new tab in the current gnome-terminal window, and then ...
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Is it possible to show the output on terminal while writing the output of a command to a file? [duplicate]

I am running a command say nmap www.somesite.com>file.txt so that i can get the output to file.txt. But if I do so, I am not able to see the output of that command on terminal. Is it possible to ...
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How to close the Terminal?

I found many questions about how to open the terminal but cant find a question with an answer on how to close the terminal and return back to the desktop of Ubuntu (note: I am on virtual machine)
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Playing videos from terminal

I am trying to play videos from terminal using this command vlc my_video.avi The error that I am giving when i try to run this command-- VLC media player 2.1.4 Rincewind (revision ...
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How can stop tab wrapping in terminal?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, and when I have a terminal open with multiple tabs I can cycle through them (for me, using Shift + arrow keys). Currently it will wrap around the edges, meaning ...
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facing problem with words inside the terminal

i am facing problem in words inside the terminal on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS the words are spitted and there are some words that are inside each other. like this : r oot @ubuntu-Satel l i t e-C850-A827: ...
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Changing colour of text and background of terminal?

I can change the colour through preference , but how can I change the background colour and text colour of terminal through the command line?
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Ubuntu Terminal, what is its executable name? [duplicate]

I would like to launch the ubuntu terminal from inside fluxbox (I don't use Unity). However I can't manage to find the command name to launch this application ? What's its name ?
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scan for wireless device in ubuntu 14.04

I am looking for a command to scan for any connected wireless device to my computer. My computer has a problem that the wireless device getting disconnected if i put my hand on some part of it, so I ...
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Switch to another running application from terminal

Let's say I have opened Firefox Browser and Libre Office, and then I opened Terminal. Can I, from Terminal use a command to switch back to Firefox.?
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Termial not accepting options

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10, and for some reason the terminal command will not accept options. (I believe these are called option, please correct me if I am wrong). For example, when installing a new ...
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Steam (native client) crashes on run through desktop icon, but not terminal

Sorry if another question already exists with an answer, all of the other ones I saw were about crashing the entire system or crashing on game start. So, I just set up a dual-boot of Ubuntu 14.10 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome shell display changed. How to restore default

On ubuntu 14.04, default GNOME Terminal, its behavior changed. By example, when I do cd ~/Download/ I expect the following: But I get the following, without the username@computername:path$ Any ...
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Gnome focus mode

I know this should be a silly question, but how do I change the window/terminal focus mode in Ubuntu 14.04.1 running GNOME Flashback (Compiz) [3.8.4]?
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Problem with gnome-terminal, but not with xterm?

I have a script called start-hotspot-terminal.sh. The text in it is: #! /bin/bash x-terminal-emulator -e "sudo /home/user/tools/start-hotspot.sh; read -p 'Press [Enter] to close terminal.';" ...
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Unity dash as well as Terminal is not coming

I was browsing through google chrome before I shutting down my system. I had to go out urgent for some work, since I directly clicked on shutdown option. then it was a proper shutdown. When I ...
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how can I confine terminal in a directory as in chroot?

I want to set a particular directory as top directory temporarily. Let's say I open terminal in /home/me/mychroot how can set mychroot directory as top directory for that terminal?
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Terminal bug? Mixed up characters

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I am having a character problem with my terminal. This is my terminal when I write a short command and this is my terminal when I write a command with more than the ...
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cant update error message [duplicate]

Every time i type sudo apt-get update it gives this error: W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/docky-core/stable/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to ...
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Nautilus context menu for current directory when there's lots of files / “Open in Terminal”

I want to be able to "open in terminal" from any directory. I have the nautilus-open-terminal package installed I'm not sure what the problem is exactly: when there's only a couple of items in a ...
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Problem with logkeys

I followed your instructions, set up logkeys in terminal but it's asking for the password. I'm not what password it needs so I put the one to get to my laptop but it's not accepting it. It comes up ...
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How to enable tab autocomplete for scripts located in ~/bin?

If I put an executable in ~/bin I can just type the first few letters of the filename and then hit tab to let the shell finish the rest of the name. While this works with executable programs, it ...
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Sluggish performance in ubuntu terminal?

I work on two 1900x1200 monitors, usually with at least one monitor running a fullscreen terminal window. I use a font size of Ubuntu mono 10. I have noticed that performance is sluggish (I am using ...
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Change in file does not commit

I am editing the file wmem_max from /proc/sys/net/core using the command: echo 83886080 > /proc/sys/net/core/wmem_max The value in the file changes, but when I restart the machine, the value ...
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Access my ubuntu terminal form other computer

I having a Ubuntu 14.04 system in my office. I want to access the Terminal of my office system from home itself. I have enabled SSH and its is working fin with the local network connection in office ...
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Everything gone after apt-get remove python2.7

I recently upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 and I installed python2.7 and 3.4 both so I wanted to just keep 3.4 and I knew apt-get remove python would mess up with whole Distro of mine, So I being specific ...
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export SWT_GTK3=0 on terminal, does it effect your system?

This question is related to my other question : Full dark theme for eclipse Luna in Ubuntu 14.04 So, i should run export SWT_GTK3=0 on a sh script for eclipse, but i mistakenly run it from my ...
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Virtual Box and Gnome settings doesnt work

Rezising Linux Partition which contains the ubuntu OS in 14.04 LTS I had this problem and was solved it by the method explained by aveemashfaq But now certain applications have some problem. Running ...
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retrieve Virtualbox mac address

When cloning a Virtualbox client I can check, to "Reinitialize the MAC address of all networks cards" Later "full clone" can be checked so the virtualmachine is really identical. This can sometimes be ...
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Terminal does not work/start (error creating child process)

I want to clean the cache and trash files on my laptop. As I tried to type sudo apt-get autoclean or sudo apt-get autoremove I got an error message on the Terminal saying: There was an error ...
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Running gnome-terminal with alt-f2 doesn't set the SSH_AUTH_SOCKET env variable

I've set gnome-keyring to unlock my ssh key on login, and usually first thing I do after logging in is to run a gnome terminal via the Alt-F2 shortcut, gnome-terminal --geometry=90x40 -e byobu ...
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Unicode (Hebrew) typing: Works in some applications but not others

Recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (Kubuntu, incidentally; but I experience this issue with both gnome-terminal and Konsole). I have Hebrew selected as a language and as an input method. When I try to ...
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Use gnome-terminal as the Fzf launcher in GVim

How can you use gnome-terminal as the launcher of fzf in GVim instead of the default xterm: https://github.com/junegunn/fzf let g:fzf_launcher = 'xterm -e bash -ic %s' I want to use gnome-terminal ...
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Overlapping gnome-terminals in second monitor

I'm not quite sure how to properly title the issue that I'm facing. I use a lot of terminals and I really like the feature where Ubuntu opens a new terminal next to existing ones. However, If I ...
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ubuntu 14 how to reset the default terminal to gnome?

i accidentally changed my default terminal.Now it is xterm.how can i change back to gnome-terminal. i tried gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.default-applications.terminal exec gnome-terminal
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How to get the old alt-# behavior in gnome-terminal?

In Ubuntu 14.04 and earlier, alt-1 would be used by gnome shell only if multiple tabs were open. If there were no tabs open (a single shell) alt-1 would be sent to the terminal program. In 14.10, ...
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Using the terminal on another system [duplicate]

a good day everyone, i would like to know if it's possible to run terminal commands on pc 1 while issuing them on pc 2. this would make my life a little bit easier since i have 3 systems, which i ...
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Customising terminal environment

I want to customise the command prompt. I've added: PS1='\[\e[1;30m\][\[\e[1;34m\]\u@\h \[\e[0;36m\]\A\[\e[1;30m\]]\[\e[1;37m\]~\W\[\e[0;37m\] \$ \e[0;100m' to ~/.bashrc. It is all good except ...
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put the output to the file when program crash during ruuning

I run c program. It is obvious that by > . you can put the output to the file. But If my program has some error during running and when I go to text file. I do not see any thing is there any way to ...
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Displaying TTY name in Terminal name

I am wanting to know how I can display the TTY a terminal is currently using in the window name of the Terminal. I don't see any options in Terminal Preferences to display such thing on the Terminal ...
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How do I save a line in terminal without runninig it? [duplicate]

Is there an option to abandon the current command and later go back with the up arrow? Sometimes when I want to open multiple files at once I want to check "dir" to see if I got the right paths. How ...
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Ubuntu Gnome terminal won't start

Seems like my gnome-terminal won't start every time I press Ctrl Alt T nothing happens so as when I manually try to open it from the apps list. I tried using Alt F2 and typing xterm and running the ...
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Which command is to take for to find out about program, which else programs are initialized by this one program? [duplicate]

Yes - this concerns the question which commands in terminal are possible, for to find out which programs are initialized (visible and non-visible) - by program1. (for example - when I only want to ...
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gibberish command not found on bash terminal startup

I have run across an issue that I just cannot seem to figure out. When I start my terminal in ubuntu (14.04) I get the message sdfsdfsdi: command not found As you can see it just looks like ...