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Terminal has lost its transparency option?

I just installed a new GFX card and ended up reinstalling 14.04 but now I have no option for transparency in the terminal. The whole 'background' tab is missing in the profile options does anyone know ...
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Terminal Keyboard Behavor [closed]

How do I modify Terminal Keyboard Behaviors in Ubuntu Terminal? Example: in Terminal in OS X the backspace deletes in insert mode as well as moving one character backward.
2
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5answers
262 views

How to get the terminal text those are overflowed during command execution?

Some commands have very large output texts in terminal. Sometimes some lines of texts goes out of the terminal during command execution. How to get that texts? Update: I mean the terminal that comes ...
0
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2answers
32 views

Why doesn't this second nohup command run?

Everything runs except the last line: #!/bin/bash xinput set-prop 11 "Device Accel Profile" -1 xinput set-prop 11 "Device Accel Velocity Scaling" 1 xinput set-prop 11 "Device Accel Constant ...
0
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2answers
91 views

terminal ls command not showing all files

I'm familiarizing myself with the terminal, and trying to use the ls command is the directory /usr/bin. Unfortunately, it doesn't show me everything in the folder, the terminal cuts it off. How ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

How to open the terminal with specific command already run? Best at Unity Launcher! [duplicate]

I know how to add a command to the Unity Launcher, but don't know how to have automatically opened terminal for the command. Especially needed when sudo command needs password or command result ...
0
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0answers
12 views

profile not working with gnome3 terminal

I created a profile in ubuntu unity 14.04 to give a transperent background and black in color. When I apply in unity it works but as I was repeating it with gnome 3 terminal noting is happening I am ...
3
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0answers
26 views

How to reset errornous font in promt and output of gnome-terminal

I'm experiencing replacement of all occurances of certain characters in the prompt and output of gnome-terminal (3.6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04), e.g. (latin d is replaced with some kind of uppercase D in ...
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0answers
18 views

out sound from the terminal

In a lot of Hollywood movies when the ace hacker has just created a script to bring down the bad guys network the terminal makes a sound as the script outputs, a sort of digital typing that the ...
1
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2answers
39 views

Terminal shortcut to go to beginning of command? [duplicate]

For example, forgetting to put sudo and having to go back to the beginning of the command.
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0answers
11 views

how to send different outout to multiple terminal on the same machine [duplicate]

I want to be able to run my Python scripts in one terminal but to print the useful output to another terminal on the same machine. Having the ability to refresh the terminal with the useful output ...
23
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2answers
799 views

Write command in one terminal, see result on other one

I want to run a command foo on one terminal and pass the result to another terminal. Is it possible to do this ?
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2answers
54 views

Error message in terminal on startup

As soon as I startup the terminal (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS), I get the error message: bash: export: `/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.14.2/': not a valid identifier I am not really familiar with Linux yet. How do I ...
1
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1answer
4k views

Terminal: sudo: apt-get: command not found

This is my first post here, so let me be welcomed with a serious issue to be answered. Lately some really bad things have been happening with my computer, having to do with lack of icons and all kinds ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

gnome-terminal - restoring of config for profiles

Where are the profiles for gnome-terminal stored on the filesystem? I recently restored my home folder from backup on a new ubuntu installation, but the profiles for gnome-terminal were not restored. ...
3
votes
3answers
109 views

How can I start a script in a minimised Gnome Terminal?

I can start a command in a new Gnome Terminal as follows: nohup gnome-terminal --window-with-profile=Background --command ls >/dev/null 2>&1& (Based on ...
0
votes
4answers
371 views

Run command on another(new) terminal window

How to run any command in another terminal window? Example: I opened one terminal window and if I run command like apropos editor, then it run and out-puts on that window. But I want to run same ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Run PHP (in console) with Geany

Don't tell me I need a server, because I can manually go to terminal and write "php filename.php" and it will run it successfully for me. I just need to know how I can do it from Geany. Proof: ...
0
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0answers
90 views

How do I do a NotifyAddrChange

I am running 14.04 Ubuntu, my problem is with Netflix Desktop which will not recognize Pipelight-Silverlight5.1 , I have installed two versions of FireFox one in ubuntu one in Wine both read the ...
0
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2answers
64 views

How to download any file using runnable terminal directly to my computer

I want to download file from internet by using Runnable Terminal and I using this command there: wget -O -c "Any_File_Address" And it downloads but I don't know where is downloading I want to ...
1
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1answer
23 views

gnome-terminal: can't access url from the terminal by single click [duplicate]

I want to access the url that is printed on the command line. For example, if I see the man pages for dropbox, there are some url links with underlines (i.e. https://www.dropbox.com/)-- The only ...
17
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3answers
3k views

Why doesn't “cd” work in a shell script?

What is wrong with this easy script? I just want to write an script which change my directory: A. I put below commands on the file witch its name is pathABC on the /home/alex directory, #!/bin/sh cd ...
0
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3answers
115 views

How do I make apt-get install commands not display every package that is installing?

When I install something on terminal, it often shows me a few things for status. For one, it shows download rate (which is fine). However, when I install something, it can display Unpacking ...
1
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0answers
65 views

Transparency of terminal

How to make terminal transparent in UBUNTU 14.04. Actually I want to make my ubuntu terminal transparent but the solution given for the same question is not applicable because the given thing that to ...
0
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0answers
16 views

Audiobox.fm Quiet Terminal?

I am really enjoying the service offered by Audiobox.fm in regards to acting as a Music Streaming server on Ubuntu 14.04. See Product. I am a novice linux user and would like to know if anyone else ...
3
votes
1answer
212 views

Why are lines with man and news underlined in the terminal?

So I ran the command less < /etc/passwd in the terminal, and the /etc/passwd file is displayed. When I move my cursor over some of the lines (namely the lines beginning with man and news) were ...
0
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0answers
35 views

Can't resize font with “ctrl [ shift ] +” and “ctrl [ shift ] - ” in wmii

In my company, I have a Ubuntu 14.04 installed in a virtualbox, I installed wmii on it, everything works fine. But at home, I'm using legitimate Ubuntu 13.10, and installed a wmii on it. The font ...
30
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6answers
2k views

Shortcut to clear command line terminal [duplicate]

Is there a shortcut to clear the command line when typing in it instead of keeping backspace pressed for a few long seconds? I ask because I regularly use the Tab key to automatically fill in file ...
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1answer
45 views

any way to track an application [duplicate]

I have a software which when I go its directory path in terminal I run ./myprogram and my application start so I want to know how to understand which files are reading by my program which is not ...
9
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8answers
2k views

How to show only hidden files in Terminal?

I have a directory that contains thousands of files, some of them are hidden. The command ls -a list all files, including hidden ones, but I need just to list hidden files. What command should I ...
1
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1answer
179 views

What's the difference between the TTY and the GNOME terminal?

I know that terminal can be started by Ctrl+Alt+T. But sometime users say about command-line with Ctrl+Alt+F2. So, Is there any difference in working between them? And when should I use between them? ...
1
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0answers
70 views

How to disable terminal fullscreen padding

When I run vim at full screen mode in gnome-terminal, actually it is not really full screen. There is a little padding on the right and bottom, with the terminal background color. You can reach the ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Is there any command similar to qlmanage in Mac OS?

Is qlmanage command is present in Ubuntu? Or is there any similar commands?
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2answers
68 views

Is there a way to bring the terminal to the front when whatever I launched is done?

So I'm wondering if It was possible to bring in front my terminal when what I ran is now done. I'm not taking about a one time stuff like run_long_task; bring_to_front_somehow; but something ...
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votes
1answer
36 views

What xargs does exactly?

I don't understand exactly what xargs does that's why I'm surprised why these 2 return different results: find ~/Downloads -iname *btsync* | ls -al find ~/Downloads -iname *btsync* | xargs ls -al ...
3
votes
1answer
42 views

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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2answers
77 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
162 views

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?
12
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2answers
355 views

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?
6
votes
2answers
154 views

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. ...
5
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3answers
497 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
518 views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
471 views

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, ...
1
vote
3answers
45 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
113 views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
127 views

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?
3
votes
3answers
298 views

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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votes
1answer
76 views

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 ...
28
votes
7answers
5k views

Repeat a command every x interval of time in terminal?

How can I repeat a command every interval of time , so that it will allow me to run commands for checking or monitoring directories ? There is no need for a script, i need just a simple command ...