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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
1answer
470 views

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
0
votes
1answer
59 views

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? ...
51
votes
3answers
60k views

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?
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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~
13
votes
3answers
1k views

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?
1
vote
1answer
786 views

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: ...
8
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
6
votes
5answers
7k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
984 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
558 views

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)?
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
499 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
5k views

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.
1
vote
1answer
81 views

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 ...
15
votes
3answers
6k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
435 views

Explain this terminal command please

Can someone please explain the following terminal command in Ubuntu:- mount -o rw, remount
6
votes
5answers
2k views

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 ...
11
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ?
4
votes
1answer
5k views

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 : ...
3
votes
2answers
13k views

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.
1
vote
0answers
172 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
562 views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
10k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

How to Fix Terminal in Ubuntu?

I'm stuck. Ubuntu 11.10 was working fine. I tried to create a desktop icon that I could click and run a Terminal command. (not launch a program, just run a command to set something). I don't know what ...
1
vote
2answers
217 views

How to set a Custom typing shortcut?

I want to set a shortcut for my terminal window so that when I type terminal in desktop it will open. Is there any way to make a custom typing shortcut? Like WWW and something like that?
2
votes
0answers
304 views

Menu bar acting weird and critical error when resetting Unity - what's happening? [closed]

I've been having a weird problem with the full-screen writing app Focuswriter on Ubuntu 12.04: when I open Focuswriter everything works as it should, when i minimize and maximize it once some of the ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Why can't terminal open my .sh file?

I'm trying to run a Minecraft Server with Bukkit in 12.04. In the .sh file I'm using to start the Server, I wrote java -Xms1024M -Xmx1024M -jar (and then I wrote the location of where the craftbukkit ...
10
votes
6answers
40k views

How to make a clickable terminal shortcut on the desktop

I was wondering how to make a clickable terminal shortcut for my desktop using the command easytether connect. I don't want to have to open/close the terminal every time I wish to connect to the ...
3
votes
2answers
522 views

devnagari script in terminal

When I try to write in terminal in devnagari script, the vowels are shown separated from consonants (unlike how it is written). The same is the case when I open a file containing devnagari characters ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How to make the cursor in the terminal to stop blinking after it loses focus?

I noticed strange behavior in gnome-terminal: When the terminal has focus, the cursor is blinking. After it loses focus, the cursor keeps blinking for about 10 seconds, then stops. I'd like the cursor ...
9
votes
6answers
1k views

How to save GNOME Terminal contents with ANSI escape codes?

VT100 terminals have a relatively simple way to save terminal contents with escape codes to a file using Meta-p: XTerm.VT100.printAttributes: 2 XTerm.VT100.printerCommand: cat - > file ...
2
votes
2answers
13k views

Terminal not working

I can't type anything into the terminal. Just nothing shows up in the terminal window no matter what I do. Most web searching on the problem starts with, "type --- into terminal" which of course ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

How to get into terminal on my Dell laptop which interferes with Wi-Fi button?

I use 10.04 regularly and I dual-booted my laptop with 10.04 and Windows 7 already. I made a mistake in deleting my entire top and bottom panel on 10.04. So I am trying to get it back. When I ...
3
votes
2answers
6k views

How do I change the default working directory with which gnome-terminal opens?

There does not seem to be any way to change this in the GUI.
3
votes
1answer
771 views

Avoid the yellow message at the top of the gnome-terminal window that states “The child process exited normally with status 0.”

I have a gnome-terminal profile created with "When the command exists: Hold the terminal open" set. How can I avoid the yellow message at the top of the gnome-terminal window that states "The child ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Guake and gnome-terminal $PATH

Most of the time I use Guake as terminal emulator. Today I wanted to start a program from gnome-terminal and it tells me that it's not installed currently, although I ran the program a minute ago on ...
6
votes
3answers
6k views

How to open a terminal from the terminal

I'm on ubuntu 12.04 and I use gnome terminal as my default terminal. I need to open another terminal from the command line. I know I can do this with gnome-terminal but I want to run a command that ...
8
votes
1answer
3k views

Terminal emulator left-click to open link

So I've been trying to get back to using Linux as my primary OS. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome 3. I've tried multiple terminal emulators, but they all seem to have a common failing: you need to ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Finding and editing gnome terminal colors without gui

I like the color scheme editor for the gnome terminal and all, but I hate not being able to work with color values, whether it be hexidecimal or some other form. How do you find out the color values ...
1
vote
1answer
296 views

Terminal not prompting properly on tab press [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tab completion doesn't work for commands The installed packages prompt is working fine, eg, gedtab completes to gedit, but package autocomplete on apt-get is not ...
4
votes
3answers
4k views

Can someone spell out what this wget command to install Heroku toolbelt does?

I'm getting familiar with the terminal commands, and I came across this command to install the Heroku toolbelt: wget -qO- https://toolbelt.heroku.com/install.sh | sh Now from here I gather that ...
1
vote
1answer
99 views

Graphical terminal misinterpreting input

I've been having this weird problem with typing commands into gnome-terminal. If the command takes up multiple screen lines and I use any backspaces and the stars are in proper alignment the command ...
2
votes
2answers
368 views

How can I decrease key repetition time in gnome-terminal like konsole in KDE?

I liked the feature or more quicker key repetition time in Konsole (KDE's terminal). The feature is actually, If you write a long line and wanted to delete it by pressing and holding the Backspace ...
1
vote
1answer
203 views

How to make an interrupt assignment in the terminal stick

I followed the instructions from enzotib's answer on Making Ctrl+C copy text in gnome-terminal? to make the ctrl-c and ctrl-v keys act consistent in the terminal and then re-assign ctrl-j to be the ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Colored text doesn't show in terminal

Colored text in terminal doesn't show even after un-commenting force_color_prompt=yes in .bashrc. I have to reload .bashrc by issuing . ~/.bashrc command before it takes effect. .bashrc # ~/.bashrc: ...
27
votes
8answers
55k views

Backspace, Tab, Del and arrow keys not working in terminal (using ssh)

When I ssh into another Ubuntu machine with my account (with sudo permissions), my backspace key generates some awkward symbols on pressing. Also Tab, Del and Arrow keys don't work. On the other ...
1
vote
4answers
1k views

Which lightweight Terminal Emulators supports Transparency?

I know that gnome-terminal and the kde terminal both support transparency, but I'm looking for something lighter on resources than those. What other xterminal emulators support transparency?
1
vote
2answers
4k views

Gnome terminal is not running source .bashrc?

I have a clean installation of Ubuntu 12 and I installed bashmarks, a utility to have favorites folders on the terminal. One of the steps is to include source ~/.local/bin/bashmarks.sh at the end of ...
2
votes
1answer
288 views

How to make the terminal export a specific environment variable at every load?

I would like to run the script PS1="┌─[\u@\h:]\n└─> " In the terminal every time it's opened, but I can't figure out how to.