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

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How to capture a printed log from `gnome-terminal -x`?

When I issue the command sudo fio myjog | tee mylog in a terminal window, I can save the fio log into the mylog file. But if I issue the command sudo gnome-terminal -x sudo fio myjog | tee mylog, the ...
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Why does Terminal not start in “interactive” mode when I click the icon?

Also, is there a way to make that the default behavior? I know it is nit because I have echo statements in my .bashrc and .bash_profile to indicate which is being run and only .bashrc is.
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Cant use Ubuntu

I was using compiz config and now I can't access anything. What can I do to fix this? I was thinking restarting the configuration to factory configuration. Is it possible to enter Ubuntu using ...
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Trap gnome-terminal close button

I can trap the exit command from a gnome-terminal window using the Bash trap command, but it only works if the user types exit in the terminal window. If the user clicks the close button instead, the ...
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Switch between terminals

I want to write an application in C Named AppController. as you can guess this application should control some other applications. Here I have a problem. I want to run three application with this ...
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How to copy the name of file or folder in the current directory in terminal?

When I type ls in terminal, I see what files I should select but it is very annoying to select them one by one. Is there any fast way to do it (except patterns)?
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How to execute a specific command on opening a terminal

I would like to execute the shell command "cmatrix" whenever I open a terminal. How to go about achieving this?
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How to make gnome-terminal cursor green

I have customized my Terminal look a great deal now, and to add the finishing touches I wish to make my gnome-terminal cursor green (it is currently white), however there appears no way to do this in ...
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I cant type in the terminal , what is the problem? [duplicate]

I can't type the password in the terminal, can you help me?
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How to change manpage pager

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 with GNOME 3.16 and my current default pager for man is less (I think), but I would like to change it to something else like more, does anyone know how this could be ...
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How to get to terminal? [duplicate]

I am a novice, using Ubuntu 14,04. I have tried to install Skype, and it does not work. I need it installed, but I read all the suggestions, and they all refer to using some sudo commands in what I ...
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Customizing Gnome-Terminal Colors

I have selected white-on-black color scheme for Gnome-Terminal. But it keeps using green to display executable files and uses different colored background to display some directories. How can I ...
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Colorful bash script [duplicate]

I want to write a bash script that prints some information to the terminal STDOUT. For better readability and structure, I would like to color the different items and highlight them this way. Now, is ...
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Terminal will not start

I am running Chrubuntu 15.04 64-bit on my Acer C720 Chromebook. When I try to open the terminal nothing will happen. The same result when I try to open it from xterm. I have looked around and can not ...
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How to retreive previous pages of the terminal

Summary: I have pushed up my commits to the dev. i have got some internal error on the development website. I would like to see the output of the push up but unfortunately i have executed "history" ...
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Column selection mode (CTRL+V) on vim doesn't work as expected

I'm trying to select & edit these text: pick e17a1b1 test 1 pick 37d4ccb test 2 pick c7ab952 test 3 pick 905617f test 4 pick 1c77d56 test 5 pick 1805ffa test 6 What I do: ctrl + v (not V, ...
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Ubuntu closes Gnome terminal overnight

I used to run a Perl TCP Socket program 24*7 in my UBUNTU server. Usually I would open the Gnome terminal and go to script path and start the Perl script. The Gnome terminal stays open throughout. It ...
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when i open terminal is a blank screen. No directory names or $. So I can't execute any commands

installed Ubuntu 14.4.0 ll of a sudden all i'm getting when I open my terminal is a blank screen. No directory names or $. So I can't execute any commands to update, install, fix or anything. All the ...
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How to open VS Code from terminal?

I looked at the microsoft docs but i am not good enough on terminal. It says run this command: sudo ln -s /path/to/vscode/Code /usr/local/bin/code I customized it like this. But i don't ...
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How to change select-by-word behavior in Gnome Terminal 3.14.2

I tried the following: dconf write /org/gnome/terminal/legacy/profiles:/:{my-profile-id}/word-char-exceptions '@ms "-,.;/?%&#_=+@~·:"' but all I get is error: Could not connect: Connection ...
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Disable hyperlinks in gnome-terminal

Is it possible to disable hyperlinks in gnome-terminal? The terminal should never underline any text, and clicks should always start selecting. There are two reasons why I want to do this: First, I ...
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Drop down terminal that can split gnome

I am looking for a good drop down terminal that can be split for gnome. At work I use KDE and Yakuake and it works really good but I don't really like KDE that much. I installed Yakuake in gnome and ...
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How can I link a command with a word for the commandline? [duplicate]

how can I start an exe program (wine /path/to/file.exe) with bash with only a single command, e.g. statistic? For example, I can start Firefox with firefox in the commandline. How can I achieve this ...
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Terminal with Github colors

I want to change the gnome-terminal colors. Does anyone knows if something like this exists for the gnome-terminal? I made a little research and I did not find it, but I think that maybe someone ...
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Cannot open terminal

I'm new to ubuntu and took unso days trying to solve a problem I 'm having . I searched the internet and I have not found anything concrete that can fix it so this is my problem: When I try to open ...
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How to make the shell aware of the terminal profile

I am using gnome-terminal 3.6 on Ubuntu 14.04. I recently decided to try the Solarized color scheme. This involves making a few changes: Making a Gnome terminal profile with the Solarized ...
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Load theme files in Gnome Terminal on Ubuntu 15.04

It seems that loading the Gnome Terminal theme files is not working anymore in Ubuntu 15.04: gconftool-2 --load terminal-flat-theme.xml This does not change my current theme. The theme file looks ...
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why is there more than one python 2 command in ubuntu 12.04?

so while playing with some aliases I realized that there are three python commands (without taking into account the python 3 commands) in the terminal: python python2 python2.7 So my question is ...
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Can no longer type in login shell

I attempted to ssh into my work computer from home this weekend and everything was going fine at first. However, I am normally used to having several terminals open at once, and it was a little ...
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Typing the command too long eats up the prompt when using the promptline theme

I am using the edkolev/promptline.vim theme(just installed it) for customizing the bash prompt. The biggest problem is that whenever I type long comments it replaces the prompt instead of continuing ...
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few lines insert in existing file via terminal? [duplicate]

i have file test.txt hi hello good luck i want in this test.txt hi hello good luck lms localhost how to add last two lines in terminal command ?
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Start new gnome-terminal with several tabs and wait after command is run

I want to start a new gnome-terminal window with some command in multiple tabs. Based to this question: gnome-terminal --tab -t "FOO" -e "/bin/zsh -i -c 'cd $(pwd); zsh -i'" \ --tab -t ...
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How to use the gnome terminal [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu, so I need help on how to get a full list of the commands that are used on the terminal
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Xilinx ISE in Ubuntu

I recently installed Xilinx ISE 14.7, which works so far, but everytime I bring up a terminal window, now, I get the following lines in the terminal window before my cursor prompt. . ...
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Different terminal color for local and ssh (ALL ssh connections) [duplicate]

I want to use different colors for gnome terminal when I (1) work local on my computer (for example, green font) and (2) remote by ssh (using ssh keys) (for example, red font). I found many answers, ...
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Cannot open gnome-terminal preferences window

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04, I can no longer access gnome-terminal preferences from edit > profile preferences. Things I have tried to no avail: Switching to another profile using terminal ...
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Why is my default shell from /etc/passwd not started by terminals in a Unity session?

I'm trying to set fish as my default shell. It's installed on the system through apt-get and is listed in /etc/shells: > which fish /usr/bin/fish > grep fish /etc/shells /usr/bin/fish I used ...
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how to download git on ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

whenever i type apt-get install git then it show error... error displayed by terminal is yogesh@yogesh-dell:~$ apt-get install git E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: ...
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No menus on terminal

When i was learning how to use terminal, i accidently click "Dont show menus" on terminal preferences, now i unable to access terminal preferences to re-enable menu bar. Is there any command or easy ...
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Darkening the terminal's window-shadow (or changing its color)

I recently darkened my terminal's background (easier on the eyes!), but now, when I put multiple terminals on top of one another, they kind of meld together. Previously, the shadow was what made it ...
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Gnome How do I Run a Command as root? [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux and just installed the Gnome on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet (or something similar). Once inside the Gnome GUI, there is a terminal prompt but typing commands does not do anything. I've ...
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overlapping characters in terminal

The characters is gnome-terminal seem to have a different spacing for each one and some letters overlap. I tried changing the font and ticking the 'use system width and font' but I still get the same ...
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Terminal supporting Keyboard Mark Mode (like Windows 10)?

Is there an alternative terminal for Ubuntu that supports something like the Windows 10 "mark mode"? It allows selecting text and copying to the system clipboard with the keyboard only. ...
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how do I create gnome-terminal from python code?

I use ubuntu 14.04 and I want to create gnome-terminal from python script. I used the following code. the code : !/usr/bin/python from subprocess import Popen,PIPE import os import time ...
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Keyring unlocks SSH key when command typed in terminal but not otherwise

Introduction: This used to work, but at some point it broke and I've been unable to determine exactly when or why. I wonder if it came as a result of the gnome-terminal "upgrade" in Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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editing static *.a library

I was wondering if it's possible to see the content of one of the libraries on my system. I went to usr/lib directory with my terminal. and I tried nano and vi but I couldn't see their content. Is ...
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Modify Shortcut Tab Between Terminals?

I currently have one terminal open with 10 tabs. How do I modify the way I move between the tabs on Ubuntu? If you are not sure what I mean, then let me give this example. On Firefox, if I have 10 ...
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“Problem occurred when checking for updates” and now I can't use terminal

I believe my internet briefly cut out while I was downloading an update and screwed something up. When my update finished the update-notifier told me "a problem occurred when checking for updates." ...
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gnome-terminal / mate-terminal don't save history on ~./bash_history

Two days ago I was using my computer as usual, when I noticed that the commands I used in mate-terminal were not saved in the history. I tried installing gnome-terminal. But it does the same. I was ...
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Wrong rendering of inconsalata in terminator

These are two consecutive screenshots of the terminator window with inconsalata font the issue is that : . ! don't get rendered normally the first time and these chars are almost invisible while ...