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

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How to automatically opening terminal windows & tabs, ssh and sudo su?

When I start my day in front of my computer, I first have to do the following: In workspace 1: Open a new terminal window, ssh loginserver, then ssh serverA1 and sudo su account00 Open a new ...
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How to write a script with nautilus actions?

I want to use nautilus actions with my own script which I have usually started successfully with open-terminal and pasting the command (s. below) directly in the terminal. for file in *.mp4; do mkdir ...
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How to have git and virtualenv aware colors in terminal?

I am watching "Building Web APIs with Flask" video on Oreilly from Miguel Grinberg. His terminal is colorful and shows different colors for virtualenv name and git branch name. I want to have the same ...
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Change the language of date display

I recently installed 14.04, and my date/time display is unnecessarily localized. Upon installation, I chose Colombo as my location: Now the date/time is displayed in localized form (Sinhala ...
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How do I remove computer name from the command line prompt?

Is any way to remove my computer name from command line prompt? I want the prompt to look like this: kasiya:~$ Instead of this: kasiya@kasiya-pc:~$
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Killing 'wineserver' doesn't close the GUI of wine applications

When certain applications running under wine crash I usually just kill the process 'wineserver', since I am unable to properly identify specific process names with Windows application (if they even ...
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Bash script that opens multiple netcat instances and exits them

I am trying to create a script that opens up multiple gnome-terminals and opens a netcat connection. After a couple seconds I would like the terminals to close. I am at a loss and I believe it can't ...
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Terminal profile doesn't list all available fonts

my GNOME Terminal profile let me choose only mono fonts and Courier. I'm trying to use Source Code Pro font on my ubuntu terminal. I've installed it successfully, in ~/.fonts, and it shows on every ...
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gnome-terminal profile without bash history

I'm trying to create a profile in gnome-terminal that doesn't store bash history. The easiest way to do that is to run export HISTIGNORE="*", but there is one problem, gome-terminal is executing ...
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Hide Terminal and still recieve input

I want to run a python script that basically uses the terminal for certain commands, but I don't want it to show the terminal. I've tried running the script as "nohup file.py &" this works and I ...
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Where is the output of a Terminal (Gnome Terminal) stored

First of all, this is not a question about history, which stores all the entered commands. I have on my workstation at work several open Terminals from which I launch simulations, examine the output ...
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Newb in need of help. Brand new to computers [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 on my Thinkpad Twist. Now I'm planning on using Ubuntu to learn python from LearnPythonTheHardWay. But I have absolutely no idea how Ubuntu ...
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Separate terminal windows for input and output streams

How do I use different xterm or terminal windows for input and output streams while programming in C++ such that I enter input in one terminal window and get output in another window?
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How to get PID of shell running in a terminal window under mouse?

Though similar questions asked before in this forum here , here and here, my question is different. I want to get PID of a running bash process in gnome terminal. Note: Suggested link which posted ...
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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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Regarding transparency feature in Gnome desktop environment in ubuntu 14.04

I am not able to make the terminal's background transparent, even though have tried the option of going to EDIT->PROFILE PREFERENCES -> BACKGROUND -> TRANSPARENT BACKGROUND. Pls help me out.
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Why does gnome terminal open in a strange place?

From my experience, (html, general computer stuff) the cordinates start in the top left as (0,0) and goes down to the bottom right depending on how big your screen is e.g. (800,600). So why when I ...
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`Read-only file system` error using tab completion, and terminal window closing randomly

First is simply an oddity with the command cd. If I type in cd, then a space, then press tab to view the available directories, I get this error message: bash: cannot create temp file for ...
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How to enable rgb colored output in terminal?

I'm trying to print a colored string to a gnome-terminal using ANSI escape codes, but, although it works for the custom colors, or even the 256 extra color, it doesn't work with RGB codes. So, ...
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How to run Terminal as root?

When we want to run a programs as root we use sudo, gksu, gksudo and etc. Now my question is how do we can run a Terminal as the root user in Terminal? I tried with using gksudo terminal and gksu ...
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Why does a program need 64MB to install but frees up 3.5 MB when it is removed later in Ubuntu?

Okay, I installed a 64MB sized program. Now I'm trying to uninstall it using Terminal: sudo apt-get purge <program-name> after running that command, the confirmation message will be: blah ...
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Is there a way to open an “extra” temporary workspace (via terminal, preferably)?

[Running Ubuntu 14.04, Unity] So, I have workspaces enabled and all that jazz. I know one can set some option so that Ubuntu defaults to more than four workspaces—but that's not what I want. ...
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Can I disable processor drivers

My Toshiba laptop freezes when I plug in the AC Power cord.I fix this problem in windows 7 by going into Safe Mode then Control Panel > Device Manager > Processors and disable both of them. What I am ...
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Unable to open the Terminal Emulator [closed]

I recently applied a distribution upgrade on an existing CAE Linux installation on my computer. (i.e., from version 12.04 to 14.04). When I try opening the Terminal emulator, the terminal window ...
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ctrl shortcuts not working in terminal

I use these two shortcuts to terminate a process and clear the window, respectively: ctrl + c ctrl + h However, they are not working today. No idea why. They are completely ignored by the terminal. ...
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How to enable 24bit true color support in Gnome terminal?

According to this page, Gnome Terminal supports 24bit true color. This is consistent with Wikipedia. When I run color-spaces.pl in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Gnome Terminal 3.6.2, the result is the ...
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Exit full screen of gnome terminal

Accidently, I entered full-screen display in the gnome terminal. I now can't get out of the full screen display back to normal display. How can I do this?
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Terminal tab not opening in same directory

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 whenever I open a new Tab in the Terminal I am in the Home directory instead of the directory I was in in the other Tab. How can I change it to stay in the directory ...
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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 ...
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By mistake I removed Python. Terminal, music player, video player, Software Center etc. are gone

I work on Ubuntu 14.04 to install Python and other packages I entered the following command : sudo apt-get install python python-pip python-pyparsing python-mysqldb gunicorn nginx git-core ipython ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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c# - Opening the terminal process and pass commands?

Is there a way I can start a terminal process in C# with commands executed after it starts?
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Terminal command for gThumb Image Viewer

I have these two graphics applications. In my control panel, their names are listed as gThumb and Image Viewer. gThumb has too many features for my taste, so I normally use Image Viewer, which ...
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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 ...
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Scroll up the page to previous input on terminal

Sometimes it would be convenient to be able to scroll back to the output of the previous command in the terminal, especially if the output is extremely long. Is there a way to do this? EDIT: Let me ...
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How to auto Wake Up system at Particular Time? [duplicate]

How can configure Ubuntu 14.04LTS to auto wake up (start, may be from hibernate mode) my computer at particular time of night (2am) and dial Broadband Connection (BSNL, India)? Preferably I want to do ...
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Input methods missing in gnome-terminal context menu

On ubuntu 14.04. For gnome-terminal, I right click in the terminal window I get the context men but without Input Methods. What should I do to have it there?
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How to change the caret of the Gnome Terminal?

How do you change the text-cursor/caret in Terminal to block, I-Beam, or underline.
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Terminal strange behavior scrolls pages itself

Sometimes I am using the terminal console like any other user and suddenly the previous commands shows up at rhythm of the cursor so like 1-2 seconds blinks and scrolls pages, so strange and very ...
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Problem in background transparency on Terminal

I rebooted my computer and after some changes with Ubuntu Tweak on my window manager theme, etc., I came with this problem in my Terminal. Before the reboot, I could see the things behind the terminal ...
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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 ...
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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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What is the difference between terminal and text console ?

please help me with this about the differences of the text console and terminal. how is they different and what are their differences. I like to use ubuntu by terminal but i know barely all its ...
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Gnome-terminal vim gruvbox [closed]

Just installed gruvbox color scheme for Vim on Ubuntu, but the color scheme is not fully supported in the terminal. It works fine on a fedora box. Do I need any additional settings?
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Opening multiple terminal tabs and running command

I need to open multiple terminal tabs, give them titles, go to a directory, and make each tab run a command. I am new to Linux and shell scripting, after searching online and checking some solutions, ...
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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 ...
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Vundle - Plugins installed but not loading

I've installed vundle on my ubuntu box but when I load vim none of the plugins load. My .vimrc from my home directory [some commented lines edited out]: runtime! debian.vim set nocompatible ...
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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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find photos shot by a certain type of camera via terminal

I have a huge collections of photos shot with different cameras on my computer. Now, I would like to find all photos which has been shot with a certain camera via the terminal. I think it should be ...