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

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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 ...
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How to pass arguments in a script using gnome-terminal

As part of a script I have gnome-terminal -e "process involving another user" Once executed this line, I have to write in the terminal 3 times the password of this user. I wonder how can I automate ...
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Gnome-terminal doesn't refresh

Gnome-terminal works just fine when I am running Unity, but when I run Gnome shell, terminals don't work properly and have to be constantly refreshed. This is particularly annoying when using "vi" to ...
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english for terminal, spanish for everything else

When I open the terminal it's difficult to write "|" or "~" (keyboard layout is in spanish by default). I know how to change the keyboard layout to a different language, and to have a different ...
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how to completely reformat a usb using fdisk?

I have a usb drive which I would like to put a linux distribution on but it already has some files on it on /dev/sdc1. Using fdisk, I deleted the first partition and wrote the changes. When I ...
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Command not found when trying to set a format for the time command

I am trying to get the time it takes to run a command, with the output in a specific format: time -f "%E" ls -l This is similar to the example in the man page (and on the online man page). However ...
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Why is the output of echo $((i++)) different than echo $((i=i+1))

!#/bin/bash i=1 echo $((i++)) i=1 echo $((++i)) i=1 echo $((i=i+1)) This is the output bash increment 1 2 2 I thought the expression i=i+1 was identical to i++. Is there a way to check if two ...
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Is it preferred to avoid use of “exit” in bash scripts as much as possible?

I've been told in php it's preferred to avoid the use of the exit command as much as possible. Is the same true for bash? For example is the following #!/bin/bash if [ -z $1 ]; then echo ...
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gnome-terminal and logging

Is there any way to log every that was displayed in gnome-terminal? for example I have a complex command doSomethingThatPrintoutsAlot ; doSomethingThatPrintoutsAlot2 ; doSomethingThatPrintoutsAlot3 ...
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Single instance of the GNOME Terminal?

I'd like to know or it is possible to set up the GNOME Terminal in a way that when I open up the terminal and there is already an instance open it'll show that instance and not open up a brand new one....
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Bash history handling with multiple terminals

I use mainly Terminator, and it's usually opened with 3 split terminal windows. I also use Gnome terminal for various reasons. I'm wondering how is bash history handled in this case as I sometimes ...
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Start a tmuxinator session in gnome-terminal on login

I'd like to start a tmuxinator session when I login (Gnome on Ubuntu Lucid). I've tried variations of the following but they all execute and close the terminal window. The following have been given to ...
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A terminal emulator for ex-Windows users

There are several things I would like to be better in Ubuntu Terminal Emulator. coloring, like in the source code Copy and paste keyboard shortcuts that I used all the time in Windows: Ctrl-C and ...
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What is the equivalent terminal command to ipconfig /all?

In windows I can use ipconfig /all and this displays all the info about my connection. In terminal using ifconfig does not and only supplies limited info. I can use network manager, but it would be ...
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How can I use gnome-terminal in qt creator?

I can adjust the settings to use a terminal rather than just plain output. However, I can't seem to figure out the correct command to input for using gnome-terminal. I can use 'xterm -e', a fine ...
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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 gnome-...
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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 mnt/external/...
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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 and ...
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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 /usr/...
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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 ...