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

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Terminal Background in Ubuntu

I have installed ubuntu 14.04, I was configuring the terminal, but I can't change the backgroud of it to transparent is like this option doesn't works, please help me
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How to use pseudo-transparency with gnome terminal instead of real transparency?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. With Ubuntu 13.04 I was using Unity 2D to disable desktop effects and in particular the real transparency for gnome-terminal. But now Unity 2D is over, so I am looking for ...
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How to go into a directory from an archive using the terminal?

Like I use cd to go into a normal directory, how to cd into a directory from an archive (compressed file, such as .zip, .tar.gz, etc.) and see its content using the terminal? Is this possible?
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How can I recover redirected stdout in terminal

Following directions in a text, I redirected stdout to a file. Now I cannot access the terminal. How can I get it back? Ub12.04
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Menu options disabled in most application in Ubuntu 13.10

The menu options such as File/Edit etc. are disabled for most of my applications such as Terminal, Ubuntu Software Center and many more. I am unable to get my work done because of this. I am running ...
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How to change terminal window's title? [duplicate]

What I want In order to clearly differentiate the terminal windows, I want to change the title of each terminal window. I don't want the window title changes when switching tabs. Problem By ...
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Start scheme with 'scheme' instead of 'mit-scheme-x86-64'

I started using Ubuntu to learn how to use terminal and program and stuff. So I found a way to get scheme on my machine because I'm reading Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs but I have ...
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Why is this command starting endless terminals and how to make it work?

#!/bin/bash gnome-terminal --command='/home/user23/bin/n-youtube-dl "$1"' I want to pass the argument passed to this script to the other script started in the terminal. But this starts endless gnome ...
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Setting Terminal tab titles

I'm trying to open up a few terminal tabs in gnome-terminal, and so far I've managed to do something, but I'm stuck now. So, I have the following requirement: Open tabs titled "X" and "Y" Execute ...
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Quick way to open terminal in current folder in nautilus? [duplicate]

I use the nautilus-open-terminal package. Before upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04, nautilus used to have a settings button on the top right panal where you can click something like "open in terminal " to ...
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Terminal - Cycle through possible options

In the terminal I use bind '"\t":menu-complete' to auto complete my commands using the Tab key. If I hit the Tab key again, it shows the next choice. Sometimes I miss the entry and I have to go ...
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assign geany or gedit highlight to text

Is there any way to assign geany highlight to text. For example when I pass a programming code to geany. Functions color is red. The thing which I am looking for is assingning these color to text. For ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 desktop with no launcher and no shortkeys working

I have accidentally uninstalled python 2.7 and python-minimal from my Ubuntu. It gave me an error saying wicd has shut down and there are broken packages. When I restarted the system, only the ...
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How can run a shell script in openssl? [duplicate]

I have a script called abc.sh. It contains openssl commands. I want to run it using terminal. Can somebody please explain how can I run this abc.sh file in terminal?
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What commands show pending/scheduled tasks in Terminal?

What commands can I use in Terminal to see pending or scheduled tasks for today or tomorrow. For example how can I detect pending system shutdown?
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How do I reset the colors of my terminal?

Help! Somehow my terminal looks like this: It's nearly impossible to read the text. How can I fix it without exiting the terminal?
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How can I group the files in a directory based on their file size

I have a directory where I am writing lots of files but I know each of them fall under one of the 3 pre-determined memory sizes based on what I write. Any file I write may be either 300KB or 129.1MB ...
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Can't find org.gnome.shell.recorder in gsettings

I am trying to do screen recording on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and supposedly pressing Ctrl+Alt+Shift+r will do it. In order to get audio I found on a different post that I need to run the command: ...
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Is there a way to shorten(not remove) the path displayed in the terminal by an alias

I want something like this: "vivek@grishma:~/xxx/yyy/zzz/src$" to be shown as "vivek@grishma:datasource$" where I would somehow have predefined "datasource" to be an alias for the long path above. ...
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Bash - executing commands in current shell

I was reading the O'Reilly book "Unix in a nutshell", and I saw there that commands can be grouped and executed in the current shell using the following format: { cmd1 ; cmd2 } I didn't understand ...
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Open lastlog file from outside

Currently we took a backup of the lastlog file from Server1 and took it to Server2, however, we cant open it since the lastlog command opens only the lastlog of the server we are currently in, but not ...
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Keyboard shortcut to focus on (idle) terminal

I would like to know, if there is possible to use keyboard shortcut to focus on first idle (non working) terminal window in unity (13.10)? Something like Ctr+Alt+T, but before opening the new instance ...
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couldn't open output file: Read-only file system

I just installed Ubuntu. My problem is I am attempting to write a log file to home. I am using logcat from a python module called adb. When I attempt the terminal command adb logcat -f <path> I ...
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Force every new terminal to open in new tab

I have the habit of opening a terminal using the "Open terminal here" command in folders. This causes a few terminals to remain open while I don't really use them anymore, or I get confused which ...
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No progress bars are moving whatsoever

Throughout the entire operating system, progress bars will not work. Examples: Downloading software from Software Center -> Progress bar stays at beginning and says Downloaded 0 Bits of 125kbs -> ...
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how to trace running a file?

I want to run a script (something.tcl) with a program (NS2-Network simulator )in Ubuntu 12.04. In order to run that program I have to write the below command: NS something.tcl when I type that ...
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Unable to see terminal

I searched for "terminal" from "Dash Home" and when I click on it, the black window does not appear. Though terminal icon is there in the side bar. When I open it, no such black window appears except ...
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Alt + Digit in Terminal: What kind of feature is it?

In my Ubuntu 12.04 Terminal one can press Alt + # which leads to the repeation of the following character #-times. Simple question: For what is it good for? Is it some fancy feature one can use for ...
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How to display the name of file which I am currently editing with vim on terminal title?

I am editing multiple files located in the same folder, in multiple tabs, on a single terminal. pwd(directory in which I am currently working) is displayed on the top of the heading of the terminal, ...
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Terminating the Terminal process for a particular outcome

for example consider the following situation:: I need to print some numbers randomly one after the other with a time interval of 5 seconds between each, and I need to terminate the terminal process ...
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Terminal error bash:export

Whenever I open terminal I get this error: bash: export: `PATHhome/amol/Downloads/adt-bundle-linux-x86_64-20131030/sdk/tools': not a valid identifier what does it mean and how can i do to ...
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How to make Terminal settings to default?

I have accidentally set don't show menus in Terminal preferences and cannot open preferences anymore. How to fix this?
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unable to type commands in terminal

I was install mpi and I have given the path for it in the .bashrc and I closed my terminal and after some time again I opened terminal it's showing following error in the very first line followed by ...
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Error while installing bully

recently i tried to install bully, but no matter which version i used, the same error occurred: andy@anti:~/Arbeitsfläche/bully-1.0-22/src$ make cc -I`pwd` -I`pwd`/utils/ -I`pwd`/tls/ -I`pwd`/wps/ ...
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search google from terminal

How to add search google in my terminal? Same like this picture. I'm using ubuntu 12.04.
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What are the interrupts that user can invoke in terminal

I know of one interrupt, i.e Ctrl+C which can be invoked by user in terminal.(can it be invoked elsewhere?) Are there any other interrupts that can also be invoked by user?
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What does the question mark in terminal command mean?

This question (How can I remove gnome from a kubuntu 12.04 install?) have the commands with question markes: sudo apt-get remove --purge ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove --purge unity? sudo ...
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Shortcut to change the gnome-terminal font size

I need fast shortcut to change the terminal font size. I use gnome-terminal. I tried with Ctrl + + and Ctrl + - but the size is not changed. Is there another shortcut? Can I add a shortcut like ...
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How do I recursively create a folder inside another unexistent folder?

I want to create this folder: $HOME/a/b/c/d while $HOME/a is not created! Is it possible by one line in Terminal?
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weird characters in Terminal

When I try to run command in ubuntu I get the garbage characters appear on command line. Please look at the image the line of characters are repetation [[-^ repeating it many times. How do I fix this ...
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I installed ubuntu 13.04 I can't find the terminal and which is better Gnome or KDE? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04. I can't find the terminal? one more thing which is better Gnome or KDE ? I like to work in node.js and Photoshop.
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Gnome-Terminal stretch background image to fit window size

Is there a way to stretch the selected image in my gnome terminal to fit the current window size? Using gnome-session 3.2.1
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copying files in ubuntu from downloads dir to computer dir

I want to copy a folder colors from ~/Downloads/vim-colorschemes-master to etc/vim/colors. I tried this as instructed: cp colors/* ~/etc/.vim/colors But I am getting the error: cp: target ...
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Moving tab title position from top to bottom in Ubuntu terminal

I had to recently moved to Ubuntu 12.04 from 10.04. I am used to see terminal titles in the bottom and prefer the same. Is there some way that I can change the tab title from top to bottom?
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move forward and backward by one word

In a GNOME terminal, the standard ways of moving forward or backward by one word do not work. In spite of what the documentation says: alt+b : Goes back one word at a time. alt+f : Moves ...
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terminal closes immediately after open

I rebooted recently, and now terminal fails to work. If I click the terminal shortcut or use Guake or ctrl-alt-T, the terminal opens briefly with no prompt, then immediately closes again. I installed ...
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Rename files incrementally in a specific directory?

I have a directory containing bunch of .txt files , I need a command to rename these files by one command , so their name will be : file1.txt , file2.txt, file3.txt , etc . Any Help ?
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How to make gnome terminal to display all the contents of standard output?

I want to display all the ouput of a command in the gnome terminal(not minimum or less output). For example while i run dpkg --get-selections command, it displays only the partital output on ...
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Remove a terminal command

Is it possible to remove a terminal command? For example, if there was a command call lookup (not an alias), how would I go about removing it?
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Graphical problems with 13.10 / GNOME on MacBook Pro 9.1 (13'', Mid 2012)

I have a fresh Saucy installation on my MacBook Pro with a 'little' problem: When I open gnome-terminal, I only see the borders of the window but no window content. Purging the package gnome-terminal ...