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

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How to close only one window of an application?

I know that if I get the sid through : ps -ax | grep firefox and use : kill -9 "sid" I will close all the windows of the program. How can I close only one window of an application running through ...
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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 make terminal believe that it's in top directory?

I want to set a particular directory as root directory temporarily. Let's say I open terminal in /home/me/mychroot how can set mychroot directory as root 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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gedit top menu invisible when started from terminal

Symptom: Go to dash, open gedit. The top menu is visible (expected behaviour) Go to terminal, type: gedit. Then the top menu is invisible. (Problem persists even when sending to bg) I've looked ...
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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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GNOME applications crashes with segmentation fault

While clicking on options in most of the GNOME apps, the respective windows crashes. For example i cannot click on theme options in appearance window of gnome-tweak-tool(all other options like power ...
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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 ...
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After change of host and hostname, terminal won't show it

I have changed my host and hostname by editing the files /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname. But this won't affect what appears as my terminal prompt. It still shows my old_host@new_hostname. How to get ...
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What are the different terminal emulators available in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

When I type echo $TERM on my terminal it shows me xterm. From there itself I believe there are more than one terminal in Ubuntu. Is it the name of the terminal that I am using? I have seen some ...
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Give full permission to a folder in an Ethernet

I have two ubuntu machines (machineA and machineB)connected through a wired Ethernet cable. I'm asking how I can give full permission and access of machineA to a certain folder Folder1 in the machineB ...
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How to scan an https enabled web server using nc command?

Once the nc command is executed as nc example.com 443 I am not supposed to use GET / HTTPS/1.1. I think I am correct since there is no https 1.1 exists. In such cases, i.e., when ssl is enabled on a ...
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sublime text 2 via gnome-Terminal GLib-CRITICAL

Whenever I run sublime text 2 from the command line (via the 'subl' shortcut command) I receive the following error (sublime_text:4679): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 15745 was not found when ...
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Terminal screen will not be refreshed after suspending program: is this a bug or a default configuration problem?

Sometimes after suspending emacs(CTRL+Z) terminal screen refreshes incorrectly: Never experienced this problem in Ubuntu 12.04 (my current version is 14.04 with gnome-shell 3.6.2)
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Can I duplicate a GNOME terminal session?

Often I would like to open a new terminal in the directory i'm currently working in. E.g. I'm working in ~/some/folder/ and I want to run some program, while at the same time keep a terminal at my ...
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Installed TeamSpeak 3, won't open. 14.04

I installed Ubuntu yesterday, and I still struggle with a couple of things but I'm getting used to it. I want to install TeamSpeak 3 to talk with my friends, but I just can't make it like people do on ...
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What am I missing with linux user names and command lines?

I'm very new to linux (specifically Ubuntu 14.04) and it's been 20 years since I worked on a unix system. Even back then, my command line tasks were rare enough that I had a series of Post-It notes ...
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Byobu & spaceFM

How to get byoby working "open a terminal here" with spaceFm's F4 shortcut ? From now byobu open in ~ directory and not in the actual spaceFM dir. Thanks
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What init files will be read when opening a new tab and a new window of gnome terminal?

If I am correct, I remember that opening a new tab in genome terminal will run .bashrc, and opening a new gnome terminal window also will. Do these two read the same init files of bash? E.g. ...
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How to make special new folder in right click? [duplicate]

I want to create folder but it's name date of current day. I know how to make it in terminal by this command: mkdir $(date -I) How to add this to right click to be easy?
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What is the name of the process for a running gnome terminal?

What is the name of the process for a running gnome terminal? Does each tab in a gnome terminal have a process, or all the tabs in a gnome terminal have the same process? Thanks.
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Terminal crashes when I'm trying to use “ps aux” or “ps -U root”

I have a problem with terminal. Recently, I accidentally deleted all my files in /home directory, but I restored it with Testdisk program. I think that probably this could cause problems. The problem ...
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HOW can I RECOVER WINDOWS Through Ubuntu

How can I repair my windows partition using terminal in ubuntu. I have Windows XP installed along with ubuntu 14.04. Or Can I force my computer to boot into the recovery partition.I have a SONY VAIO ...
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How to do: underline, bold, italic, strikethrough, color, background, and size in Gnome Terminal?

How to do: underline, bold, italic, strikethrough, and color in Gnome Terminal? Bold Italic u̲n̲d̲e̲r̲l̲i̲n̲e̲ s̶t̶r̶i̶k̶e̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶l̶i̶k̶̶e̶ ̶i̶t̶s̶ ̶h̶o̶t Color background font < (its mono ...
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Is it possible to keep the command prompt always at the middle in the gnome terminal?

Is it possible to keep the command prompt always at the middle in the gnome terminal? After entering each command the command prompt line is coming to the bottom, so is it possible to keep the ...