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

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Can I use a hexadecimal value rather than ANSI colors in gnome-terminal? [duplicate]

I would like to have specific colors for my PS1 prompt, but those colors do not match my theme. I would like to keep the theme consistent for vim and other programs; however, I would like to change ...
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How to change gnome-terminal profile preferences using dconf or gsettings?

After upgrading form Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.10, it seems that changing gnome-terminal preferences using gconftool-2 is no longer supported. I guess this issue is related the Gconf to GSettings migration. ...
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keyboard shortcut to switch between terminals in gnome

I have an iMac in which I use vncviewer to open a vncsession to a linux (CentOS) server with gnome version 2.28.2 I need a keyboard shortcut to move between terminals in the gnome session within the ...
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how to give each terminal tab its own title?

I see that there are ways to set the tabs title through the CLI, but how can I give each tab its own "title"? top pine git by default, gnome-terminal seems to show ...
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How to get normal terminal or impement new intel i915 drivers to 4.2.0-27-generic kernel

I had problem with intel i915 drivers (get gpu hang) like this on Linux version 4.2.0-27-generic (buildd@lgw01-12) (gcc version 5.2.1 20151010 (Ubuntu 5.2.1-22ubuntu2) ) #32-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 22 ...
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gnome-terminal --disable-factory support problem

gnome-terminal --tab --title="700" --disable-factory -e Failed to parse arguments: Option "--disable-factory" is no longer supported in this version of gnome-terminal. i have gnome3 Any ...
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How to skip login screen?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 15.10. I installed lightdm using this command: sudo apt-get install --reinstall lightdm. But when I reboot/restart the PC now I get the login screen where I can choose between ...
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Where is the terminal on my Ubuntu 14.10? How else can I input commands?

My version of Ubuntu 14.10 has no GNOME or other terminal so I am unable to use a command line to input commands.This has prevented me from upgrading to 15.04. 14.10 was installed commercially on my ...
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Terminal single line tall after minimized

Whenever I minimize the terminal, and bring it back to the front, it is one line tall, and I can not resize it... After I minimize it and bring it back forward this is what I get: I cannot resize ...
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.sh to run terminal command

This is probably insanely simple but I'm sort of new to this and have no idea what I'm doing. Very simply, I have MouseON.sh that when ran, I want it to open a terminal, run a command, then close the ...
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gnome-terminal.desktop is missing

I don't recall deleting ~/.local/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop yet it is missing on one of my computers. How can this file be missing and other than copying it from another machine, how ...
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Can bash wrapline according to a tab?

Right now in bash, if a string of characters is too long for the window to display, it wraps the text, slicing words in half, and does not keep the tab indentation set at the beginning of the line. ...
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Help installing sharpshot picture editor

I need to install sharpshot picture editor on Ubuntu 14.04. I dont know how is there like a command or something that I can just type in the terminal. Thanks
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Is the terminal window a text editor?

Exactly what the title asks. Is the terminal window a text editor, can it be used as one, and if not then which are some good ones to install?
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Jump from word to word in Guake with Ctrl + Left/Right

I am using the drop-down terminal emulator guake and would like to jump from word/command to word/command by pressing Ctrl + Left and Ctrl + Right, respectively, as it is possible in programs like ...
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Guake: jump from word to word with ctrl + left/right

I am using the drop-down terminal emulator guake and would like to be able to jump from word/command to word/command by pressing Ctrl + Left or Ctrl + Right, respectively, as it is possible in ...
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GNOME terminal colors won't change

I want to change color of text in the white rectangle in the image I'm using ubuntu 15.10, GNOME terminal version 3.16.2. I can't find a way to change that, can anyone help?
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Exact steps for configuring a remote ssh terminal

Could anybody tell me the exact steps to make a secure connection from my server to my external IP address using SSH... I would like to access my Ubuntu server from other places... But securely.
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Cannot edit the preferences of the Gnome-terminal

After I restarted my computer today, I found the color of my Gnome-terminal looks different from usual. And I cannot edit the profile preferences or add a new profile to edit. here is the snapshot, ...
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How can I change the default directory for gnome-terminal without editing .bashrc?

How do I set the default working directory of a gnome-terminal opened via Ctrl-Alt-T or via the Launcher or any other quick means to a gnome-terminal? Presently it defaults to ~. I know about ...
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Do we have to update everytime using 'sudo apt-get update'command whenever we install anything? [duplicate]

Whenever I am installing anything through terminal, in the code provided it is given sudo apt-get update(to update the repository i guess),but do we have to write the command each time we install ...
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Terminal snap resizing issue

I like having multiple terminal windows above having tabs, so I tile them up into separate corners. Now my question is if there's a way to fix these gaps that occur when snapping to corners. I'm ...
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Distinct overwrite/insert cursor in GNOME Terminal or shell

I remember the good old MS‑DOS use to show a block cursor in overwrite mode and a thin vertical line cursor in Insert mode. Is there a way to achieve a similar distinction (not necessarily shape ...
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How can I clone a terminal and retain its current history?

I'm trying to figure out how to fork/clone a terminal that retains the history of its parent. I understand there are solutions that allow all terminals to share a history, but this is not quite what ...
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How to change shell to zsh in gnome terminal? [duplicate]

How do I change my shell to zsh in gnome terminal? I have tried: chsh -s /bin/zsh edward but still echo $SHELL in gnome terminal gives /bin/bash I couldn't find its setting in Profile preference ...
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How To Run Program, installed from source

To give you a little background: I am currently running on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and want to use the application pan newsreader. Unfortunately if I install that via the Ubuntu Software Center, I get pan ...
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Customizing terminal not affecting after restart through ~/.profile [duplicate]

Any welcome text, modifying PS1, aliases not working after restart. I have to put "source ~/.profile" every new terminal i open. Wishing for complete fix for these all to effect everytime on ...
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How to switch tabs Terminal using ctrl + tab? [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04 I know that ctrl + pagedown/pageup is used for tab switching Also we can change it in Edit > Keyboard shortcuts. I want to change the shortcut to ctrl + tab (forward) and ctrl + shift + ...
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lesspipe error every new terminal

Everytime I open a new terminal session, there's an error that greets me: /usr/bin/lesspipe: 1: /usr/bin/lesspipe: basename: not found /usr/bin/lesspipe: 295: [: =: unexpected operator ...
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Output of finished command run in screen is cut when scrolling up after the height of the terminal

If I start a screen session and run a command which produces a lot of output, e.g. a issue.py script with #!/usr/bin/python for i in range(0,1000000): print(i) detach (with CtrlAD) and ...
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How can I export ubuntu terminal's profile in another computers?

I use this command to save my current terminal profile settings: gconftool-2 --dump '/apps/gnome-terminal' > gnome-terminal-conf.xml And this other command to load profile settings: gconftool-2 ...
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open new tab as same user?

I often use sudo to administer other users on my system. How can I open a new tab in gnome-terminal with the same user name? Usually, when I open a new tab, I need to run sudo su THEUSER again. ...
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Cannot open gnome-terminal ubuntu 15.10 (Bad Locale)

Hello ubuntu community! Recently i downloaded and installed ubuntu, and after some experimenting, im unable do open my terminal! The problem occurred after i gave the machine the following command: ...
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Where does “The program '<package>' is currently not installed.” get its program list from?

When running the command quickly I get this output: The program 'quickly' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install quickly However when running: apt-cache ...
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stderr of terminal in red, even with sudo

I am trying to make a working example for logrotate, and to help me through this I figured it was a good idea to turn stderr to red. Through some reading, I came upon stderred, which I meant to ...
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cannot change “TerminalTabLabel.active-page .label” on Ubuntu 14

I try to change colours of the terminal tabs as in these answers, most things work after restarting, but "TerminalTabLabel.active-page .label" has no effect whatsoever. The version of my GNOME ...
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Cannot open/run TERMINAL and software-center after PARTIAL UPGRADE prompted by Ubuntu

I cannot open terminal or software-center after installing the partial-upgrade prompted by Ubuntu. In UXTERM, when I type gnome-terminal, I get the output as: (process:10308): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale ...
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LINUX Machine display Test

I have a monitor, and I want to test its display for both touch and non-touch using set of commands or source code from terminal. Is there any program package containing source code to test so?
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F4 button disability

I have a trouble with F4 button. When I open nautilus terminal and enter mc and choose a file, which I want to edit and press F4, instead of giving me opportunity to edit the file, it opens the wrong ...
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How to make irssi scroll history with mouse wheel in gnome-terminal?

Right now mouse wheel only switches my previous messages, which isn't exactly what I want... I found this script http://anti.teamidiot.de/nei/2007/01/mouse_wheel_support_in_irssi/, but it's for ...
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Why does Virtual Box uninstall gnome-terminal?

For some reason, virtual box 5 after installing it from their website uninstalls gnome-terminal, and when I reinstall gnome-terminal, it uninstalls virtual box. What's going on? Also, installing ...
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Terminal painting problem

I have been user of 12.04 since its release. I had similar problems occasionally when I accidentally managed to dump binary data in terminal. These occurrences were very rare. Lately - most probably ...
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Added `export` command in `.bashrc` to update PATH with binary location — GUI apps don't know about update even though terminal does?

I had to add an: export PATH="/path/to/my/bin:$PATH" to my bash.rc, for progA's binary library location. Now, whenever I start a GNOME Terminal instance, I can type progA and hit return and the ...
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Unity menu bar into title bar integration stopped working for gnome-terminal

Today when I started gnome-terminal, the menu bar was not integrated into the title bar as usually. Only the Terminal menu point is correctly integrated, all others show up in a separate menu bar. ...
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Customizing byobu display: display path

I've been trying to get this right many times without success. I'd like to display the path in my gnome terminal somewhere: in the title bar or in the bottom frame of tmux while using byobu. This is ...
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Shell with better editing capabilities

Shells (at least what I know) have really bad command editing capabilities. For example: I can't point the cursor to any point of the command. I can't select and backspace/delete/replace text in ...
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Strange symbols shown in terminal, font missing

After reinstalling Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I got strange symbols in the terminal: . . Some fonts seem to be not correctly installed. What fonts are missing? Perhaps "Inconsolata" font is the missing ...
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Ubuntu find and replace in files of current directory recursively

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and Magento website in my Local System. Now I have a module directory in which I want to replace every occurrence of "Magento\Module" with "MyCompany\Module" in all files ...
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How to search String with “\” character and to Replace it

I am Stuck into an issue regarding searching and replacing a directory path included in my thousands of file, what I want, to search those directory path in files and to replace it with new directory ...
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Command to exit and then relaunch gnome-terminal that can be executed from gnome-terminal?

I was wondering if it is possible to sort of restart gnome-terminal from itself? What I mean by that is, is there a command which I can use to tell gnome-terminal to close and then immediately ...