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

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I accidentally made my terminal open another terminal when it starts. How can I fix it?

I wanted to have it so that when I open a terminal, it is opened maximized. However I set the Default profile to open a terminal fullscreen when I open a terminal and... recursion. The terminals open ...
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How can I run an application in gnome-terminal automatically when booting?

I need to run an application automatically when Ubuntu starts. I've got this app running without opening the terminal. However, this application displays some information in a terminal window and, ...
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How to get ALT+B and ALT+L to work in the terminal?

I'm used to the terminal hot-keys Alt+B to move forward one word and Alt+L to move back one word. However, in the new Unity of Ubuntu 12.04, this doesn't seem to work as holding Alt and pressing B ...
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What is the difference between virtual terminals and Gnome terminals?

I'm confused...there are 3 kinds of terminals I have seen in Ubuntu xTerm, Terminal (Gnome Terminal), started with Ctrl+Alt+T and Virtual Terminals, started with Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6 Why are there many ...
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How do I maximize a gnome-terminal that has been minimized?

How do I maximize a gnome-terminal window that has been minimized? I don't see them in the Launcher on the left nor the task bar on the top?
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How can I programmatically get the PID of the active GNOME Terminal instance?

How can I get the PID of the GNOME Terminal instance I'm using from within a Bash script? I can run xprop _NET_WM_PID and then manually click the terminal window, but I'd like to completely automate ...
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Gnome-terminal and solarized theme Coloring

I tried to apply solarized color theme to my GNOME terminal, like explained Here. But its all greyed out and not that colorful as expected. See here Any Idea what I can do?
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Ubuntu 12.04 GNOME Terminal (3.4.1.1) Xorg 100% CPU

after upgrading Ubuntu 11.04 to 12.04 (x64 arch) maximizing or resizing GNOME Terminal (3.4.1.1) windows larger cause the Xorg (1.11.3) or X process to utilize 100% CPU. Resizing smaller, moving ...
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Unable to find minimized terminal

I just installed 11.10 and found that once I minimize the terminal window, I can't bring it back. All other Windows are getting minimized to the Unity launcher and I can relaunch them from there. If I ...
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keyboard shortcut gnome-terminal (ctrl-tab) and (ctrl-shift-tab) in 12.04?

Keyboard shortcuts in gnome-terminal (Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab) in 12.04 don't seem to be working. Is there a setting that I dont know of?
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Add terminal session with network to login in screen

I want to add a terminal Xsession to the log in drop down screen. Can anyone let me know how to do this? No desktop, load only terminal with network support. Booting in recovering from grub lets me ...
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Configure gnome-terminal to start bash as a login shell, doesn't read .bashrc

I'm trying to integrate RVM with gnome-terminal. Per default, gnome-terminal does not start bash as a login shell. I enabled run command as a login shell as suggested in this answer about the same ...
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Set terminal title to taskbar?

When I use vim to edit some file, I have the set title command in my .vimrc. So it changes the title of the terminal. But this changed/new title is not reflected on taskbar. Is there any way to do ...
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Opening Another Instance of a Program?

I am testing out the use of Sakura instead of the Gnome Terminal. OS is Ubuntu 12.04 Precise. I often have multiple terminal windows open. How do you tell it to open a second window? Right clicking ...
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Gnome-terminal doesn't start

Gnome-terminal doesn't start when I click it from the dash. When I open x-term and try to start it from there, I get"floating point exception (core-dumped)". But I could start gnome-terminal as root. ...
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Make gnome-terminal show the command running as title

I want the name of command running , e.g unzip to be visible through the title bar of gnome-terminal , but it seems to be impossible , if the application running doesn't set a title explicitly , even ...
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How do I put a gnome-terminal's left border on the left side of screen, using a shell command?

I'm making a custom command that launches gnome-terminal as a sort of overlay window near the bottom of the screen, similar to the Tilda terminal. In order to do this, I'm using gnome-terminal's ...
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Execute command before starting terminal copy file

What Happens I write this line to copy an image to my local home dir cp .cache/wallpaper/0_4_1280* .image.jpg and all is well ....so I think it would be great if terminal would do this on start. ...
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Failed to install Gnome-Shell-Extensions: Missing Separator

I'm trying to install gnome-shell-extensions in terminal using these instructions: Download Gnome Shell extensions by running following command: git clone ...
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How to undo an operation done in terminal?

I had deleted an important file once and later i had changed the permissions of a file which i am not able to revert now. Is there any way through which i can undo delete or revert permissions on ...
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Why does gnome-terminal freeze when an SSH session gets disconnected?

This is a very simple problem. I use gnome-terminal to SSH to other machines every day. I do this on a laptop which I carry around the office, so I am constantly switching between wired and wireless ...
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Open a pair of tabbed terminal windows with titles

I am constantly opening up a pair of terminal windows which I like to have on separate tabs that I then use to SSH to the same pair of servers. I then set the titles of each tab to be that of the ...
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bash terminal/console strange overlapping behavior

I am using gnome-terminal in Ubuntu 11.10 and seem to get long lines overlapping in the terminal window. When I copy a long command line and paste it into the terminal, the text gets overlapped to ...
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Why does this script not open parallel gnome-terminals on a server?

Why am I not able to have parallel gnome-terminals on my server while I can on my client. Here is a test that illustrates the problem. #!/bin/bash # this is the parent script gnome-terminal ...
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how can I have two scripted operations each have their own gnome-terminal?

I have two scripted operations that take hours and both print to the console. I would like to avoid having their output interleaved because that looks a bit of a mess. How would I write a script ...
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What are the default layout settings in gnome-terminal?

I want to replace gnome-terminal fully by lxterminal. I've started by changing the default terminal emulator. So I ran sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator, and chose lxterminal. ...
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Maximize terminal or save last state?

I have a question about the gnome-terminal. If I open firefox or my file explorer, if I close it while maximized, the next time I open it it's also maximized, but I can't do this with the terminal. Do ...
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increase padding in gnome terminal

I'd like to increase the padding in the gnome terminal, because the default has no padding and hurts my eyes. (Padding as in: I want space between the window border and where the text input/output is ...
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Why does the “d” key minimizes and restores the terminal?

I have a remote system on which I defined two accounts - an administrator and a standard user. The machine was fallbacked from Unity to GNOME. I use vnc4server to remotely connect to the system, and ...
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Pain in the neck: Is there a way to reverse the vertical direction of gnome-terminal?

By reversing vertically, I mean that the prompt line is always on the first line in the terminal window, and the command output is printed below the current prompt. Something like this: Original ...
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Problem forcing GNOME Terminal to stretch across multiple monitors

I am running vim in gnome-terminal, and ideally I would like to have fullscreen mode stretch across both monitors, not just one. Is there any way to do this? If I disable CCSM > Grid then I can ...
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How to rotate background Images in Gnome-Terminal

I have an image I use as a background while using the terminal. I would like to know if there is a way for a selected few images can be rotated when using the terminal. Not like a moving ...
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Why we can't run commands with gnome shortcuts?

When I make a custom shortcut with gnome (gnome-control-center keyboard) I can't set it to a command. Why? Example: I can't set a shortcut for sudo apt-get update. Instead I must first invoke a ...
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How can I change the color of my cursor in gnome-terminal?

There are many similar-sounding questions, so let me emphasize: I only want to change the color of my cursor; I do not want to change the color of my text. If it helps, however, my normal text color ...
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running utility when user logs out

is there any way by which we can run utility on logging out. There is a server which has account of many users. Now If I login to that server I can put utilities in .bashrc, but I want to kill ...
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Cancel Process with Ctrl + C will not work in Terminal

I have just got myself a Ubuntu server and for some reason the Ctrl + C will not kill the process I am running. I have run this command on two terminals Cygwin and putty and logged in using ssh. I ...
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Error trying to run a python program [duplicate]

Hello guys I'm actually new to Terminal and Python. Just started following a Python tuturial on my Ubuntu and I've reached a part where it asks me to save a .py file and open it in Terminal. Only ...
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Errors shown while installing apps, but the apps still works

I started to notice the error below when I install apps from the terminal with sudo apt-get install the apps work but the error still remains I don't know if its due the dpkg or ...
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select and drag-paste in terminal

Generally this feature is there in web-pages, text files that when you double click( or select some text area) and drag it some other location, then it gets paste over there. like above I selected ...
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Command who question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is tty7 in the commandline? Why when I type the command who does it show my_username tty7 my_username pts/0 Shouldn't it just show one? Why am I logged in ...
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User account password removed but terminal still asking for password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Authenticate user that has no password? I'm new to Ubuntu. I recently installed 11.10 and removed the user account password. However, now when I try to do anything in ...
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How to set the different default character encoding of `gnome-terminal` from the system default locale?

It seems that the gnome-terminal program use system default local as its default encoding when it is started. For some reason, I can not change the system default locale setting. I want to use another ...
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gnome-terminal ignores gtk theme

I run oneiric with fluxbox as the window manager, and gnome-terminal appears to disregard gtk theme. The theme support does work in other gtk applications (for example, in gthumb and in firefox), but ...
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Quicklist gnome-terminal don't work with byobu profile

Yesterday I tried to create a Desktop quicklist for my gnome-terminal to open byobu with a specific byobu profile. There's the part of my gnome-terminal.desktop file : [NetBook_Byobu Shortcut Group] ...
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Can I create a separate bash history file for each terminal profile?

I use a bash script to start gnome-terminal with multiple tabs, each tab using a different profile, working directory, and in some cases executing a command within the tab. In this situation, I'd ...
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SSH shell launched using “expect” doesn't have full width. How can I make fix it?

I am using expect to auto login on SSH from an Unity launcher, the command looks something like this: gnome-terminal -t SSH1 -e "expect -c 'spawn ssh root@111.222.333.255 ; expect assword ; send ...
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xtitle not changing title in Ubuntu 11.04

I'm trying to find a way to quickly change the title of a Gnome Terminal 2.32.1 window since I have quite a few open and I'm editing different files in each, using a compiler in one, tailing log files ...
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Sound notification in Terminal

I've never used this feature, but I think that in KDE Konsole Terminal you can configure sound notifications. This is the screenshot: I find this useful when you execute a command client that wait ...
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Start Krusader in a directory from command line

I want to start krusader from terminal in directory /tmp in left panel. how to do it?
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How can I grep through tab completion possibilities?

When I press tab in a console I get this output Display all 2957 possibilities? (y or n) Is there any way to use grep on these 2957 possibilities? I would like to search for all commands with ...