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

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Terminal and caffeine-indicator

Do I just type in caffeine-indicator just like that in the terminal? I have already put the command for caffeine in the terminal and it went through O.K. It just won't show up anywhere so I can click ...
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Terminal Closes when I run commands

I open the "terminal" using the link I have on my unity bar. If I type: ls -l I see files. If I type: find or any other commands, the terminal closes immediately. This happens after I did an ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 fresh install: Can't rename gnome-terminal tabs

In Ubuntu 14.10, if I had multiple Terminal Tabs open, I could right-click a Terminal tab and rename it. In Ubuntu 15.04 I can't find this feature. Is there a easy way to get it back? This is the ...
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Gnome-terminal not working properly with screen-256colors

Today I noticed I did not have 256 color support in Weechat. I decided this would be a quick fix. It isn't. First thing I googled was how to test the color support in terminal. I have installed ...
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Is there any specific reason why Gnome Terminal Emulator uses Shift+Ctl+V and not the typical Ctrl+V?

Typically Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V are considered the standard keyboard shortcuts for cutting and pasting. In Ubuntu 15.04 Gnome Terminal Emulator the shortcuts use an additional Shift key which turns ...
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Gnome-Terminal background image

how I can change the background image in Gnome-Terminal 3.14.2? I was using one before updating to the latest version, but it was replaced by default background colors.
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Enable compiz option without replacing the gnome-shell window manager

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and compiz version 0.9.12. I want to enable some compiz effects (Wobbly Windows, Opacity, etc.) but when I run the command: compiz --replace It removes my wallpaper, workspaces, ...
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Open terminal tab NEXT to current (active) tab

I want to be able to open a new tab in the current terminal window, but have that new tab come up right next to the current one (on the right of it) rather than at the very right of the tabs. Is this ...
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How do I set the TERM environment variable for the Gnome Terminal Emulator app?

The TERM environment variable defaults to xterm so the .bashrc file does not provide full color in the shell by default. How to I change the TERM environment variable to xterm-color for the gnome ...
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Xubuntu 12.04: “Open In Terminal” doesn't work

You may be wondering why I'm using an outdated version, that is because my network card doesn't work in 14.04. Anyways, I have set chmod +x (even u+x) to my .sh file, and when I double click, nothing ...
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Gnome-Terminal shortcut not working

My issue is that the icon for the Gnome-Terminal has changed to user@hostname, clicking this icon does nothing, i have to press ctrl+alt+t for the Gnome-Terminal to open. i've tried to reinstall the ...
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Why does the Terminal minimize when initiated in Ubuntu 15.04?

After installing Ubuntu 15.04 update Steam quit working. So I tried to remove Steam installer and reinstall it; along with the installation I received the message: Steam, Steamdeps are run in a ...
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Terminal won't launch in Ubuntu 15.04

After upgrading my laptop from 14.10 to 15.04, the terminal wont' launch. Ctrl+Alt+T does nothing. neither will terminal run from dash. I tried launching gnome-terminal from xterm, but nothing ...
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Open a folder in a Graphic File Manager from a terminal [duplicate]

How can I open a folder in a GFM (in a files window) from the terminal? Thank you for your kind help.
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gnome-terminal is getting environment variables that other terminals don't

This is obviously easy to fix, I just want to understand it. I know Linux, but I'm not very familiar with Ubuntu. gnome-terminal is getting environment variables that other terminals (xterm, ...
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gnome-terminal can't set 256 color support correctly with or without tmux

I've been trying to set up 256 color support correctly for quite some time but it seems to never work for me so I'm not even remotely sure what I'm doing wrong. How it looks in the terminal vs gVIM: ...
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How to display more than 1 terminal simultaneously

Sometimes when I work I use more than one terminal and I find it inconvenient to switch between them when all of them were invoked using Ctrl+Alt+T. I wonder if there is any program or terminal that ...
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How do you make your terminal play a sound or offer a notification when it has finished executing its command? [duplicate]

I do sudo apt-get update from time to time, and find it frustrating to have to check when it is done doing its thing. Is there anyway I can get it to offer a notification popup or play a sound when it ...
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Different Terminal Colors under same user

How would I be able to run multiple terminal instances, each with their own color style or color profile simultaneously, under the same user?
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.bashrc edit messes up terminal command arrow-up history print

I wanted to give my terminal prompt in Ubuntu a more personal look, and wanted to change the text prior to the '$' when writing a command. From what I've found this is done by editing the .bashrc ...
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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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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.