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

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How can you quickly get the complete path to a file for use in terminal?

How can you quickly get the complete path to a file for use in terminal?
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I would like to create a log of all commands typed in terminal

I would like to have a log of all command that are typed on the terminal. I have check "script" but this generates a file with the commands and the responds all together. Is there a way to have the ...
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How to change Gnome-Terminal title?

I have several instances of terminals running in my working environment, what I would like is to set a specific title for each one, in order to have a clear idea what purpose the specific terminal ...
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How to disable right-click menu in terminal?

I'd like to disable right-mouse-click pop-up menu in Ubuntu terminal so that mouse right click to be passed to the application (Midnight Commander, to select files with the right mouse button). How to ...
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Is it possible to save output from a command to a file after the command already has been executed?

Does an elegant way exist to save the output of a command to a file after the command has been run, with the terminal window is open? I mean once the command has been executed in the terminal. The ...
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How to show gnome-terminal menubar?

I accidentally unchecked View -> Show Menubar which hides the menubar for gnome-terminal, and there doesn't appear to be a keyboard shortcut to show the menubar again. How can I make ...
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How can I create an alias so that when I enter “kt” it executes “killall gnome-terminal”?

How can I create an alias so that when I enter "kt" it executes "killall gnome-terminal"?
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What are “select-by-word” characters?

What are the "select-by-word" in gnome-terminal's preferences?
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Gnome Terminal tabs ugly and oversized

Both gnome terminal and terminator (which I am using on my laptop these days) can be customised to look very pretty. By using full screen and keeping desktop clutter down to a minimum it's possible to ...
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desktop byobu launcher doesn't read my ~/.byobu/windows.ssh_sessions file

Any idea why the desktop launcher "gnome-terminal -x byobu" doesn't read my ~/.byobu/windows.ssh_sessions? Here's my ~/.byobu/windows.ssh_sessions file I use with byobu successfully: screen -t ...
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How to reset the terminal properties and preferences?

I fooled around with the colors and stuff, in the terminal, and now want to go back to the maroon and white default config of the the terminal. What files do I have to delete?
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What is the maximum length of command line arguments in gnome-terminal?

What is the maximum length of command line arguments in gnome-terminal? ... and is there a system environment variable which reports this value?
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Terminal Headline Bold and With Color Like Linux Mint [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to color the prompt in Bash? in the past i've been using linux mint, but i'm back on ubuntu, and i like to know how to put the terminal Headline (the ...
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Automatically change Terminal colors on remote connection?

Is there a way to automatically apply a terminal profile when connected to a remote machine via SSH? I'd like more obvious visual cues that I'm connected to a remote machine than the user/host ...
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Easiest way to navigate across tabs within terminals

Usually I have several gnome-terminals running, with several tabs each. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to navigate across them. Alt-Tab only navigates across windows, not across terminals's tabs. ...
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Pipe results of locate into rm

I tried running locate *.orig | xargs rm but it said No such file or directory I've seen ways to do it with find but locate returns the full path to the object so it should be possible
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What background image do you use on your terminal? [closed]

What images/styles do you use for your terminal profile? I'm looking for a visual upgrade from the stock style.
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How to update Ubuntu terminal? [closed]

How to update Ubuntu terminal?
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Is there a good mono-spaced font for Devanagari script in the Terminal?

All the terminal fonts I have tried result in inaccurate rendering of the Devanagari sript (and/or Roman script) in the Terminal In the Devanagari script, a vowel binds itself to a preceding ...
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Can I specify what characters set the double-click selection boundary in GNOME Terminal?

When I double-click to select text in GNOME Terminal, the selection stops at spaces but continues over hyphens: Some of my filenames contain uncommon characters such as the heavy teardrop-spoked ...
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Accesing ftp files through terminal?

After connecting to a local ftp server, how can I acces the files through the terminal?Thanks in advance.
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What terminal emulators are available for heavy terminal users?

I spend a lot of time at the command-line during the workday and at home too since I run Ubuntu exclusively. I've been using the default gnome terminal but I've reached a point where I'd really like ...
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Why does pasting sometimes not work in gnome-terminal?

Ctrl + Shift + C and Ctrl + Shift + V are supposed to replace the normal Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V in gnome-terminal. Sometimes they work, but usually they have no effect. What are some potential ...
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How to start a terminal with certain text already input on the command-line?

Rather than rephrasing my question, let me describe to you the desired user-case: I create a short shell-script to run command "gnome-terminal --someoptionflagname 'my text to be posted'", and ...
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Can I set up GNOME Terminal to have a toolbar?

In XFCE I used to like a terminal window to have a toolbar (with cut, copy, paste and new tab buttons). Can I enable it in Gnome Terminal?
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How do I use and configure Terminal Colours?

My terminal is all black and white. :P No colours. Terminal output is highlighted by different colours to represent data. Like if we do ls, folder and files have separate colour but my terminal shows ...
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Change default width of gnome-terminal and terminator windows

Only a short question but is it possible to set the default width (and height) of terminal sessions in gnome-terminal and terminator? I find I always resize the window once it pops up so and given ...
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Can not paste into Gnome Terminal from Netbeans

When I copy something from another window then my terminal and want to paste it into my terminal (on the command line) the paste option in Edit is grayed out. Ctrl+V does not work in GNOME Terminal ...
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How to automate starting terminal instances for specific tasks

I'm going through some programming tutorials and for every session, I have to start up at least 3 terminal windows (one for a log file tail, one for testing output, one for running various shell ...
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How can I make gnome-terminal not transparent?

When I use gnome-terminal the background is annoyingly slightly-transparent. Here you can read the ubuntu.stackexchange.com site through the background. These are the background options I have, ...
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Gnome-terminal shortcut open multiple ssh connections in tabs

I was wondering does anyone know a way to make some kind of shortcut under Ubuntu that when I click on it, it will open up multiple SSH sessions (or execute other actions) in a tabbed gnome-terminal?
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How to set the terminal to open maximized

I want to tell compiz, metacity, the gnome-terminal or whoever is in charge to open the terminal window maximized by default. How can I do that?