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

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Terminal in Gnome 3: Disable audible bell, enable visual bell

For years, nay, decades (literally – two!), I have visual bell enabled in my terminals whenever possible, be it a humble XTerm or Gnome Terminal. Recently, after I switched from Unity to Gnome 3, I an ...
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Can I get italics in gnome-terminal?

After a lot of searching I cannot find a way to get gnome-terminal to display italic fonts. I'm running version 3.6.2. Specifically I would like vim to display comments in italics; I've added ...
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Customize terminal size without launching terminal

I changed my terminal size to a very large number and now the terminal keeps flickering at when launched and the menu on upper-left corner doesn't show up(my machine is Ubuntu 12.04) Is there any way ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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Getting PID of program via terminal [duplicate]

I wont to get the PID of runnig program via the terminal. I searched here and in google and I didn't find how can I do that. which command give me the PID of running process(es)?
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Terminal does not appear in “open with” program list

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling gnome-terminal and installing Konsole, neither appear as an option to open programs with. I'm trying to run a .sh shell. Edit: Yes, I had selected to ...
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How to see command history?

I recently saw an article on the internet. Using that by typing the first letter and pressing ↑ would show me the command starting with that letter. For example let this be my command history: ...
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Any interface for building a server in Linux Xubuntu. (not desktop) [closed]

Is there any interface or program that I could install on my Linux Xubuntu that would help me set up a server using the terminal as little as possible?
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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 ...
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15 computers + 1 “master” computer = major headache

I'm here to ask about a research project for the Math department at a university I have been just accepted to work on. The primary obstacle of the project is as follows. The project requires a set of ...
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What is gnome-terminal.wrapper?

When I run command gnome-terminal.wrapper it open terminal similar to gnome-terminal. What is gnome-terminal.wrapper? How it differs from gnome-terminal?
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Byobu statusbars of 2 different servers are still different after resetting Byobu

I have two computers running 14.04 where I use Byobu with tmux backend. The difference between both is that one uses an existing home directory that was backed up and transfered to a fresh ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Terminal's “Use custom default terminal size” property does not work

I'm trying to make custom property for terminal size. My changes has no effect and Terminal still starts in full screen mode.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How do I find a public key ID in terminal?

I added this key to my system: wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add - sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" ...
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text is not appearing at cursor in bash, can I reset it somehow?

This happens sometimes if the VM bumps up against upper limits of memory and has to hit swap heavily for extended periods (a few minutes or more). When this happens and I type asdf at the prompt it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 terminal up/down arrow special char issue

Today when I opened terminal and typed ↑ (up) / ↓ (down) arrow key to get the previous run commands, to my horror I am getting special characters all over the terminal screen. Even when I ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to update software using terminal [duplicate]

I use youtube-dl command for downloading the videos from youtube. But now it is not working. So i thought it need to be update. I used "youtube-dl -U" to update, but they show the following message ...
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Copy several files

I have a list of files, and I want to generate several copies of them. The copies should be numbered. For example, I have the files: fileA, fileB, ..., fileC The first copy should generate the ...
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apt-get abort after I type Y to continue

After I use sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade to check for updates via terminal, there's a little problem but weird. After I answer to Y, it must be running to downloading updates ...
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Did they just remove the Background settings for Terminal?

About 10 minutes ago I set up my basic Terminal app to be semi-transparent and was really happy with the result. Now, some updates ran and the whole "Background" tab is gone from Terminal settings. ...
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Gnome terminal filled with weird characters at random

Sometimes when I run a python terminal application of mine, I get weird characters all over the place. See screenshot. This only happens once in ten times. I haven't seen this happen in other ...
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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 ...
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upgraded software - dock is gone, cannot use terminal

So, I have a huge problem. After installing some software updates, my dock is gone and my terminal is unusable - its the orange (sometimes white) block to the right in the screenshot. I have NO(!) ...
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Is it possible to install dmg2img_1.6.1-1ubuntu2 on 12.04

I wish to use an older version of dmg2img i.e. 1.6.1. However, the current version of dmg2img that I have is 1.6.2. Where is this file located?
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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 ...
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netstat output meaning

I run netstat -a | grep ftp the result is tcp 0 0 *:ftp *:* LISTEN What is the meaning of this zeros and stars?
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what is the meaning of ax in ps ax

I know when you type sudo ps ax, that list all of the running process on the system. But want to know what is ax? what ax stand for? Is that abbreviation ?
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run gnome-terminal with executable command

When i run gnome-terminal with the -e to execute a command the PATH used to find the command is not the PATH used in the terminal initiating the command For example: I open an terminal and set the ...
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Shell script won't run cd command

I have a text-based game, Colossal Cave Adventure, that I would like to launch with a shell script instead of opening the terminal and typing "cd ~/Desktop/CCA" and "./Adventure". The code i am trying ...
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WARNING: terminal is not fully functional despite xterm-color

I have two Ubuntu VMs. On one of them, whenever I run git diff or git log, I see: WARNING: terminal is not fully functional I then get a horrible, monocolour diff (yech). How do I fix this? I ...
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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 ...
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How to stop annoying sound TUYY TUYY in terminal? [duplicate]

I like auto complete option in ubuntu terminal. Whenever I press the tab automatically word will complete. But if the word(file/directory/command) not find, it is giving an annoying sound TUYY TUYY ...
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How can I list folder contents in Samba share?

I managed to navigate inside a Samba share using smbclient inside a terminal. Now I need to save the list of contents of a directory to a local file. How can I do this?
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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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EasyShell doesn't open terminal correctly on Ubuntu

I'm using EasyShell plugin with Eclipse Kepler on Ubuntu 14.04 The plugin works fin when I choose to explore a folder or a file but It doesn't work if I choose to open the selected file\folder in a ...
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How to Automatically save terminal command output to file [duplicate]

Is there a way that I can save the terminal command output to a file, without having to write the command ' | tee /abc.txt' every-time around?
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Usage and help mismatch on terminal

I am unable to use some terminal command by just typing --help. I have to google it for its usage. For example I have to get pid and name of the process matching the pattern Help given by terminal by ...
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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 ...
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I am unable to change the permissions of my “Shared Parallels Folder” as it is owned by Root. How do i change this?

I would like to change the owner 'root' within in my "Shared Parallels Folder"s properties, so that i will be able to change the permissons of that Shared folder. As I am having problems commanding ...
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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 ...
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Where are the colors for the system theme (or just the gnome-terminal) specified in Ubuntu 14.04?

I really like the default color scheme for gnome-terminal in Ubuntu 14.04. I want to use it for my terminal color scheme in Xubuntu. The only problem is that I have not been able to find the ...