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

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Configure Terminal such that it Automatically Leaves a New line after Executing a Command

I would like to configure the terminal so that it would leave a line after running a command. Just to make stuff cleaner. There is no such setting in "profile preferences". I'm running 12.10.
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Remove ugly fat bazel from gnome-terminal with multiple-tabs

When I start gnome-terminal it looks quite pleasant but when I open another tab it's borders turns ugly: How can I preserve thin bezel while using multiple tabs?
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Terminal: binding hotkeys to textual commands

Is there a way to bind hotkeys to textual commands in the terminal? For example: ctrl+b == git branch <ret>
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Run command in new gnome-terminal and .bashrc

I'm trying to launch one command in a new gnome-terminal window from a shell script, and it seems that my .bashrc file doesn't get sourced when calling gnome-terminal and executing a command: gnome-...
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How can I find out what is locking my home directory?

I've run into an issue lately where my home directory somehow gets read-locked. Any processes trying to read from it, whether it's Nautilus or the terminal become unresponsive for 1-2 minutes, then ...
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How can I create a “built-in” color scheme for GNOME Terminal?

GNOME Terminal has a few built-in color schemes: How can I add more to this list?
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terminal line height for nice “tree” ascii art display

Applications like tree use some special characters to display ascii art. Unfortunately, gnome-terminal has a line height higher than the characters, giving spaces between the lines. See the screenshot:...
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How do I update DrRacket?

I installed DrRacket with the Software Center, but it only installs the verion 5.2.1. I downloaded the installer from the website http://racket-lang.org/download/ I just started using ubuntu... and ...
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unable to add/remove program in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

** my problem is as following: unable to add/remove any program using either update-manager or Synaptic Package Manager or terminal update-manager is asking for partial upgrade and while updating ...
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SSH Lost Terminal Colors

I have to computers with exactly the same configuration (same PS1 etc...). When I ssh from A to B the terminal correctly displays PS1 and file type colors (i.e. blue directories, green executables ...
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sudo refuses my password

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and now that I want to install a program through the terminal with a command starting with sudo, the terminal says Sorry, try again. I just don't get it, this is my ...
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“Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0” error

I am using Ubuntu 12.10, today update notification popped up and I updated the system, then it asked for restart, I was doing some stuff so I restarted after ~30 minutes, after restart, Ubuntu GUI was ...
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how to execute for loop with sed in terminal

I want to execute the for loop with sed command, and is getting an error for the same for i in <comma-separated server name list>;do "command";echo $i;done where command=sed '/^$/d' /home/...
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How to install a wireless driver on my dell mini 9 running ubuntu 12.10 off a usb?

Not sure how to install a driver and which driver to use - or whether I could do something in terminal. I'm pretty sure there's no driver there already but I might be wrong. I'm running a dell mini ...
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How to reset bash keyboard shortcuts?

How can I reset the bash shell's Ctrl + C keyboard shortcut? I changed it a few months ago and can't seem to recover it.
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A terminal which provides select-to-copy and right-click-to-paste

In putty/cygwin my config is: select in console -> copies to clipboard right click -> pastes from clipboard. Was after a terminal in Linux which might provide me with both of these features? I ...
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gnome-open window positioning

I've been using Ubuntu since 10.04, and seriously loving life. I'm on 12.04 and it's great. As some super users would know: gnome-open /home/username/somefile.txt will open a window in gnome. Is ...
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Preventing applications from being closed on terminal exit [duplicate]

When I close a terminal it closes all programs opened from it. In other Linux packages such as scientific linux using an ampersand prevents this, e.g., emacs file.txt & However, this is not the ...
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Adding new commands

I have added some new commands to ~/.bash_profile but every time I start a new terminal session, it seems to forget these commands and I have to do . ~/.bash_profile again. Is there a way to avoid ...
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How to use Fixedsys in the Gnome Terminal, or wherever monospaced fonts are required

I think that the Fixedsys font is one of the most legible monospaced fonts for programming. It has zero antialiasing, with vertical lines mostly 2 pixels wide. Close to ideal for current monitor dot ...
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Manually edit terminal command history

My terminal history has hundreds of command, but I just want to keep a few of them Is there a way to manually edit the list of command executed in the terminal?
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Can I set my computer to say ' Shut down ' when I shut it down rather than show GNOME Lines?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 and the first time I shut it down it started showing GNOME lines. I didn't change any settings before and it goes on for a reasonable amount of time. I don't want to use ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Terminal doesn't work since updating to 12.10

I have Ctrl+Alt+T assigned as my keyboard shortcut to launch a Terminal window, but it stopped working after upgrading to 12.10. I have verified that it is still set in the Keyboard Shortcuts ...
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gnome-terminal scrollback disappearing

When I enter a newline in the commandline, or a command emits a newline, it makes a line of text at the top disappear, almost as though I had a 30 line scrollback. However, I have an unlimited ...
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Gnome-terminal + Vim and CTRL-Shift mappings

Is it possible to map sequence with CTRL-Shift in gnome-terminal? I'm trying to add mappings: map <C-S-[> gT map <C-S-]> gt And it's not working. How to do that? Somehow I mapped <...
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How to write Bash script What is the command to open a terminal with two different tabed terminals and execute some commands separately tabs?

How to write Bash script to open a terminal with two tabs, and execute commands in both tabs? for instance: tab 1 opens skype tab 2 opens chromium-browser In the end, I want one more thing: write a ...
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I want to delete colors added in Terminal

I added color on the gnome-terminal as in the picture and now I want to delete the custom colors added I want to have the colors as in this picture
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Terminal user/machine information changed?

I'm using 10.04 lucid. I did some change i don't remember in /etc/hosts or hostname file that now when i open terminal it shows none@root I want to change the none to whatever like machine-name? ...
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Keyboard shortcut for pasting on the GNOME Terminal

We use Ctrl+V to paste stuff from clipboard, but this is not working on terminal window. What is the keyboard shortcut to paste on the GNOME terminal?
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How to save terminal configurations?

I open several terminal to use vim to edit several files. When I reboot, I should open again so many terminal and files. How to save the whole state of terminal? Thank you~
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Focus existing terminal with `Ctrl-Alt-T` shortcut

I tend to use the terminal a lot, So I wondering if there is a way I can make Ctrl+Alt+T focus the existing terminal if there is one, otherwise create a new terminal?
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I can't run any command in Terminal

I tried to enter the command nano ~/.bashrc in order to include some path into the .bashrc file in home directory but I'm not able to run any command and I get always the following error: rag@rag-...
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changing system terminal colours?

So I have my computer set up just the way I want, with gnome 3 in my favorite color scheme, and the terminal in a matching background/text color scheme. Even the login screen has my Desktop background....
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Terminal with tmux style screen splitting?

Moving from OS X, loving Ubuntu so far. One thing I'm missing is an iTerm 2 like terminal emulator that allows for easy screen splitting. I could use tmux, but would like to be able to copy and ...
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How to set GNOME Terminal to scroll a fixed number of lines with the mouse wheel?

GNOME Terminal 3.4.1.1 in Ubuntu 12.04 has an IMO weird mouse scroll behavior: A single mouse wheel motion scrolls ceiling($LINES / 10) lines, rather than a set number. That is, if the terminal window ...
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What color format gnome terminal color pallete use?

My question is as per title and more importantly, how to convert regular hex/rgb color format to the one that is used in gnome terminal color pallete (eg #26268B8BD2D2)?
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Open terminal output in sublime2

I want to open the output of terminal commands in sublime2. e.g. when I do $ list , it lists all files/folders in terminal. I want that when I run this command a temporary text file should be created ...
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Terminal Broken

I've been using Ubuntu for about a week now. I logged in today and launched the terminal I got presented a whole list of errors. I've tried to chsh but it won't recognise the command. Nor all other ...
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Terminal stuck at top left corner and I can't move it [closed]

I did something to lock the terminal in the upper left hand corner of my screen. I cannot get a response other than error messages. Your help will be appreciated.
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How do I access a background terminal program started in startup on gnome?

I installed a terminal server program for my Grandson so that when he logs on to Gnome it automatically starts but he needs to access it to edit commands ocasionaly or to shut it down but I can't find ...
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How do I change the line spacing in Terminal?

Is it possible to change the line spacing in Terminal, or is there some other app that allows it? I'm moving from the Mac, and its terminal app has this feature which allows line spacing to be ...
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adding executable file to path and launching from terminal directly

i just downloaded sublime text for my ubuntu, and its working fine. i have the executable file in my ~/sublime folder. now i would like to invoke this app from the terminal by just typing ...
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Explain this terminal command please

Can someone please explain the following terminal command in Ubuntu:- mount -o rw, remount
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Copy terminal result from one window to another

I often have many terminals open when working (GNOME Terminal 3.4.1.1, Bash). Quite often I need to copy the results of one terminal into another. An common scenario: terminalA> pwd /home/hooked/...
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How to print standard error in red

How can i print the standard error in red into the console instead of using the same color of the standard output? Is it possible using Gnome Terminal ?
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How to store my gnome terminal color palette

I use terminal and vim extensively, while writing code. I have created a color palette which is based on readability and easy-use with an autocomplete plugin(obtain plugins from Pydiction : Tab-...
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How do I use a sudo command line to copy a folder into the system files?

Specifically, my "themes" folder has been corrupted (my fault), and I need to replace the entire folder with a backup that I made. I will add a finalized answer once I can.
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How to recover from terminal custom setup [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 12.04 and I added "Terminal" to the launcher bar, the default size of the terminal is a bit small, after some googling here is how I made the disaster change: At HUD menu, type "...
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Can Gnome Terminal set WM_URGENT?

I'd like for gnome terminal to set the WM_URGENT window manager hint on bell. Is this possible? This bug report suggests it's not but does anyone know another way. Basically I'm running XMonad under ...
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How do I download the terminal application for Ubuntu 12.04 in Lubuntu 12.04?

I recently installed Lubuntu. The terminal look and feel are not as good as compared to L&F for terminal that I used use in Ubuntu 12.04. I would like to know from where and how can I download ...