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

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Setting nautilus-open-terminal to launch Terminator rather than gnome-terminal

The nautilus-open-terminal package adds a menu/right-click option to open a terminal in the current directory. I want to change this from opening gnome-terminal to opening terminator. There is some ...
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Gnome-terminal scrolling behavior not affected by change in GTK3 source code [closed]

I needed to change the mouse wheel scroll rate in GTK applications. I downloaded and modified GTK3 source code. I recompiled it. It did the trick for gedit and nautilus. But did not do it for ...
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How to close multiple gnome-terminals?

I am running 16 debug processes simultaneously with our adapted gdb (called e-gdb). The processes are invoked by a bash script, using: gnome-terminal -e 'e-gdb -x gdbNN.cmd progNN.e' To manage the ...
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How to stop the terminal from wrapping lines

Is there a way to tell the terminal not to wrap long lines. I wish to see a line in the same space without wrapping to the next one. I do not care if I can not see the end of the line just as long as ...
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Identify my terminal session that started a particular process

I'm using Gnome on Ubuntu. I often have 8-20 terminal sessions open and in some of them I have su'd to a different user. The specific problem that caused me to write this query happens when using ...
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Where are Gnome-Terminal profiles stored in the filesystem?

I created a new profile that opened with the fortune program (atp-get install fortune-mod for the download location) and set it as the profile with which to open all new terminals with so that I would ...
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The GNOME Terminal is very slow in GNOME 3

When using the GNOME Terminal, if I try to create a new tab, or use "C+tab" to cycle to a new one, the terminal will take up to five full seconds to change. This seems to occur whether using ZSH or ...
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unchecking show menubar by default in new terminals won't save

I am unchecking "Show menubar by default in new terminals" in gnome-terminal so that I can use Alt+f and Alt+b to move back and forth the text without raising the menu, but it won't save. Once I have ...
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How to start an application from the terminal?

I'm getting started on the Ubuntu terminal. How can I start an application (for example, CompizConfig Settings Manager) from the terminal? Which command do I have to use?
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Gnome-terminal doesn't close at end of SSH session

I have defined in gnome-terminal that it closes at end of shell. When I press Control-D or I execute exit, the terminal closes. But if I open the SSH session with gnome-terminal -x ssh server and I ...
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How to assign a Vim as the default program for a file type and run it in maximized terminal?

I want to assign a terminal based program as a default program in Gnome Shell 3.2. I am running Ubuntu 11.10. More specifically, I want my .txt files to open in vim with maximized Gnome Terminal. ...
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gnome-terminal keeps the menubar even when the profile is configured to hide it

I am running gnome classic on 11.10 and even though I have configured the gnome-terminal profile to hide the menu bar it shows it. Even when I open the gnome-terminal --hide-menubar it shows the menu ...
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How to reflow text in a terminal when you resize? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dynamic line wrapping in the GNOME Terminal I'm interested in making my gnome terminal reflow text when resizing the window, i.e., if there is a line break in a long ...
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Can I use the terminal from 11.04 in 10.10?

I had Ubuntu 10.10. I had seen terminal of Ubuntu 11 version. It's really good to see the maximize features of that terminal. Can i upgrade my current terminal to Version 11 terminal?
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Why does flashplugin-installer display a multi-line terminal progress when downloading?

I have this issue from MANY Ubuntu releases. why when I wget a file it takes just one row and give me all information (like time, total space, bit downloaded, percent) When downloading flashplugin ...
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How can I access a tty from the terminal?

How can I access a tty (eg tty1) from the gnome-terminal? Can I set up a profile which does that? I know the switch using Ctrl+Alt+F1-6
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Why can't I launch eclipse from a terminal or run it via gmrun?

I can't launch eclipse from either terminal or gmrun but I can do so using Applications -> Programming -> Eclipse. Here are the screenshots: 1) Using Gmrun: I can see that gmrun is recognizing the ...
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Is there a way to open 4 terminal windows every time I login?

I want to open four terminal windows into the first pane (upper left-hand side) when ubuntu boots. I have two terminal profiles: default and Mail. I want two of the windows Mail windows, and the ...
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Take screenshot of terminal

I'm Using Gnome2. I have on My first workspace two terminals open (gnome-terminal). I want a screenshot of the whole terminal1 window. I don't want set up the bounding box of the screenshot with my ...
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How do I search within a particular directory using the locate command?

Sorry, this question is going to be total newb factor. How do I search within a particular directory using the locate command? The following command isn't working for me: # locate -i ...
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How to pipe single result from output of locate command to another command?

After running the following command... # locate -i "little" I receive these results. /mnt/external/Songs/The White Stripes/[1999] The White Stripes/14 little people.mp3 /mnt/external/Songs/The ...
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What do each of the colors of files/folders returned from running the ls command mean in gnome terminal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Color Meanings in Terminal When I run the # ls command, a list of files and folders are returned. Some of them are colored blue, others green. I'm new to terminal ...
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Error message when running “make” command: /usr/bin/ld: i386 architecture of input file is incompatible with i386:x86-64 output

I am unable to create a working executable file by running the make command in a tree previously built on an i386 machine. I'm getting an error message in the form of me@me-desktop:~$ make ...
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How to search the contents in a directory from terminal while you're in the middle of writing a command?

I'm trying to become comfortable with the terminal by using it as much as I can. The aspect of my computer usage where I lose most time using command line instead of the gui is when I try to find a ...
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What are the hotkeys to find the next and previous occurrence of a search term in man and info?

Let's say you wanted to search the documentation for mplayer: # man mplayer To search for "length" you would type "/length" while in man and press enter. To go to the next occurrence of "length" ...
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How do I change the transparency level of gnome-terminal?

I want to increase or decrease the transparency of gnome-terminal in Unity.
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sort the results from `apt-cache search <keywords>`

Is there a way to sort the results from apt-cache search <keywords>?
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How do I disable global gnome shortcuts in gnome-terminal?

Bash has a myriad of useful shortcuts. For instance Alt+B, which moves the cursor back one word. Only I have assigned this particular combination and a few other shortcuts to do things in gnome. The ...
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Can't launch gnome-terminal from anacron job

A few releases ago (lucid lynx) I wrote a backup shell script task that was executed as an anacron job every week. It worked fine then. However, It fails in natty. The idea was simple. The script ...
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How can I permanently change the text size for gnome-terminal?

I just wanted to ask... It seems that you need to press Ctrl + - (ctrl plus the minus sign) in order to get better resolution (smaller text) when running terminal. But I was wondering if there was a ...
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Repeated long command in gnome-terminal do not show up in full

Let's say I type a shell command in gnome-terminal/bash that spans multiple lines and run it. shell> abcdef ghijk lmn opq rstuv wxyz Then when I want to run the same command again, I hit the ...
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gnome-terminal does not differentiate between C-d and C-S-d

When I run cat on gnome-terminal, both C-d and C-S-d terminate it. This is because gnome-terminal cannot distinguish between these keys and sends and EOF in both the cases. Is there a ways I can ...
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Dynamic line wrapping in the GNOME Terminal

How can you get the lines in the GNOME Terminal to wrap dynamically when you resize the window?
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How to set terminal tab titles font size?

I constantly get to a situation where my 1-2 character tab titles are cut, as I have over 20 tabs open. One way to solve my problem, would be to decrease the font size of the tab titles. Any idea how ...
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Making Ctrl+C copy text in gnome-terminal?

Is it possible for me to make Ctrl+C perform a copy command if there is highlighted text in the terminal? Otherwise, it should retain its normal behavior. (If there is a terminal that can do this ...
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Changing shell to zsh broke my terminal

I ran sudo chsh -s /bin/zsh to change my default shell to zsh. I then restarted my computer. When I turned it back on I get just $ as the prompt, so it doesn't look like I even get bash any more. ...
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Is there a hotkey to switch between tabs in the default terminal app?

Is there a hotkey to switch between tabs in Ubuntu's native terminal app? I'm using the netbook version of ubuntu.
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Setting gnome-terminal window size from within ~/.bashrc

It know that it is possible to pass the --geometry=WxH arguments when using launcher, but how to set this option with the ~/.bashrc file.
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Set Ctrl+Alt+T to open a maximized terminal

I use the Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut to open a terminal, but I cannot see how I can get it maximized. When I start it manually, I can simply do a gnome-terminal --maximize, but that does not apply for the ...
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How do I get gnome-terminal not to truncate lines?

I have a huge xml file which I want to look at with cat some.xml | less but the gnome terminal truncates the lines making it difficult to read the output. How do I get gnome-terminal not to truncate ...
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How to open the terminal? (Mis-configured the profile)

I am quite new to Ubuntu. (I started to use Ubuntu about a year ago, but I don't know how to use things like terminal well. All I used by console was easy things like ls or cd, to use gcc.) Today, I ...
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How do I disable the blinking cursor in gnome-terminal?

I could have sworn that there was once a setting for this in the gnome-terminal "Profile". And then in some version of Ubuntu, that setting disappeared, and I had to use System ➜ Preferences ➜ ...
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How to open a file or folder from Terminal with mouse

I'd like to know if there is a way to open a file or a folder from terminal using the mouse? When I wrote a URL LINK in terminal, it's allows me to open that link on my default browser. So I'd like ...
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Integrating gnome-terminal with notify-osd

I'm wondering if it's possible to integrate NotifyOSD with gnome-terminal. I'd like if NotifyOSD warned me if there was new output in gnome-terminal (if the window isn't focused). As soon as a new ...
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Gnome Terminal Column/Row Width?

I wish to have an image in my terminal background but I am unsure how big the image needs to be. The terminal is sized at 80x24 which means 80 columns wide and 24 rows high, however I am unable to ...
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how to get output of a script/program into a file?

I am compiling a program using make and want the output of make to be written to a file. I have tried using > operator like make > build_log.txt and using tee command like make | tee ...
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How to remove gVim's fat bottom border? (and resize grip)

So my gVim has this annoying bottom border: I wish it didn't and looked more like gnome-terminal for example: Is there any way for gVim to look like that? UPDATE: There is! Here's a screenshot ...
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gnome-terminal tabs are very dark, difficult to tell which tab is in use

Here are two applications that use tabs: gedit and gnome-terminal gedit: It is relatively easy to see which document is being edited terminal: It is difficult to tell whether I am using the left or ...
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How can I stop a terminal connection from timing out

At work I have two machines: Windows XP and Ubuntu 11.04. On my XP machine I use Putty to connect to some servers and can leave those windows open for weekends without them timing out. However, when ...
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Is there a way to left-click links in gnome-terminal or am I out of luck?

I'm using irssi hosted on a remote computer for IRC, and it'd be super helpful not to have to hold Control or right-click every single link (so I can avoid multiple clicks or multiple hands). At this ...