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

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Terminal and File Manager Disagree

When I use file manager I see some additional files compared to the files I can access with Terminal even when in super user mode. I have no idea why that is? my desktop showing terminal and file ...
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How to change default terminal application in Gnome-Shell

Gnome-Terminal is terrible. It's buggy and whenever Gnome-Shell restarts or resumes from suspend, all Gnome-Terminal windows become unusable and can't be closed. There's an old ticket opened for it, ...
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Ubuntu customization kit, not opening gnome-terminal, help please!

I've been trying to solve this for 3 days, I'm using Ubuntu Customization Kit and when it gets to "Run console application" I get the following error: Starting console application... Option "-t" is ...
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How to create a keyboard shortcut for a terminal command

I often work with git and loved iTerm2 for the ability to set keyboard shortcuts for commands. For example, I set CTRL+ENTER to git status. Is this possible with gnome-terminal or can you recommend ...
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How can I use the eOS terminal notification in Ubuntu?

elementaryOS has the following feature to notify the user of a finished terminal process. Is it possible to use this feature in Ubuntu? Figure 1: Example of eOS terminal notification
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Change default console position in CodeBlocks

It's so annoying to drag it over and over again. How to change default position of a console?
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How to copy all current output in Terminal to a file when too large for clipboard after it has already been outputted?

I have a slight problem at the moment, I have a large amount of output in a Terminal (gnome-terminal) at the moment, so large in fact that the clipboard won't take it... So I wondering if there is any ...
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Changing the folder icon using terminal

How do I change, let's say Documents icon, using only terminal? Or how do I do it for a set of folders like Documents, Videos, Pictures etc. Thanks in advance.
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2 warnings 1 error while using sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

Whenever i try sudo apt-get update I get following messages: W: GPG error: http://download.opensuse.org Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available:...
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gnome-terminal backgroud and foreground colour issue

At the onset of my live usage in Ubuntu Gnome 15.10, use a bash script to set the colour of my gnome-terminal. The code used is link=/org/gnome/terminal/legacy/profiles:/:b1dcc9dd-5262-4d8d-a863-...
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How do I install the Solarized theme for GNOME Terminal?

I am new to Ubuntu. I want to install solarized theme for GNOME Terminal. But I am unable follow up. It also said I need to install dircolors. I saw questions here but no one is detailed. Can anyone ...
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accessing Desktop from Root directory

I was using aircrack-ng package in my ubuntu 15.04. This package works only under root privileges. Now I want to save .cap file on my desktop using airodump-ng package but everytime I do, it throws an ...
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How to make the Terminal make a noise on command completion? [duplicate]

Let's say I run a command which takes a long time to do its stuff, but I don't want or need to look at it the whole time, and as I need to do some other stuff as well I might get into that and forget ...
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sidebar and top menu disappear after update in 14.04

EDIT: I tried the solutions suggested in Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears. that helped a little, thank you! I have launcher and dash back, but not the top bar. (basically, I ...
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How to close a GNOME terminal tab from the keyboard?

I'm not talking about closing the terminal window itself which you can easily do by using the exit command. I'm talking about closing a tab that you have originally opened up by pressing the ...
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Is there any way to create a custom PS1 for particular terminal profile

Since I find the custom terminal a bit bland, I like using the PS1 variable to make it more informative, and use a background image and custom text colours. I like the profile functionality, so I have ...
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Connection between desktop(wlan) and laptop(wifi)

I need to connect my laptop to my desktop to control it via network using a terminal. I know how to connect 2 different laptops in the same wifi network but my problem now is that my desktop is ...
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Execute command multiple times

I don't have much knowledge of shell scripting. I have a command which is used multiple times but value is modifying. Here is my script: #!/bin/bash tab=" --tab-with-profile=Default" options=(--...
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Error log for executing command in multiple terminal tab

My script for executing command in multiple terminal tab: #!/bin/bash tab=" --tab-with-profile=Default" options=(--tab --title=Terminal) cmd[1]="ping 192.168.9.1" title[1]="1" cmd[2]="ping 192.168....
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How to use a particular gnome-terminal profile like (base-16-default-dark) every time I start a new terminal?

I would like to use Base-16-default-dark base16 color scheme profile for my newly start terminals. Right now every time i open a new terminal it get loaded with default color scheme and i have to ...
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How can I set the default terminal? Preferably from the command line [duplicate]

How can I set the default terminal emulator? Preferably from the command line. I am running Ubuntu 14.04.03, and Unity and Lubuntu desktops
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Terminal broken characters

It doesn't matter if gnome-terminal or xfce4-terminal is used, I got always some broken characters in my terminal window. Specs: Ubuntu 15.10 Ubuntu Mono, UTF-8 encoding ZSH Any tips would ...
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open terminal directly point to my project folder

I recently saw one option that we can create Terminal Profile. How can I give custom path to open Terminal directly point to that path when it is open. I want to give my project folder path so I ...
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Long Commands Pasting Into The Terminal

I can't paste the long command into the terminal. There is a ls command which takes alot of argumnets and i'm trying to insert in into the terminal by copying. But it runs every single line. So i ...
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Files selected using zenity --file-select are not added to “recents” shortcut

I'm using zenity to select input files for a lua script on the command-line. While using the GUI already saves time over the alternative of typing in really long filenames, I was hoping to save even ...
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How to close terminal from a bash script

I'm new on this forum and with Linux. I'm trying to make a simple script what will open a new terminal with a new name, and close the old terminal from where the script was running. The problem i ...
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gnome-terminal starts with “grep: write error: Broken pipe” message

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.3, it's uptodate. I don't know why, for a few days I began to take grep: write error: Broken pipe message on launching gnome-terminal . It seems to be harmless but it bothers ...
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Can I use a hexadecimal value rather than ANSI colors in gnome-terminal? [duplicate]

I would like to have specific colors for my PS1 prompt, but those colors do not match my theme. I would like to keep the theme consistent for vim and other programs; however, I would like to change ...
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How to change gnome-terminal profile preferences using dconf or gsettings?

After upgrading form Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.10, it seems that changing gnome-terminal preferences using gconftool-2 is no longer supported. I guess this issue is related the Gconf to GSettings migration. ...
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how to give each terminal tab its own title?

I see that there are ways to set the tabs title through the CLI, but how can I give each tab its own "title"? top pine git by default, gnome-terminal seems to show <user>@<host>:<...
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gnome-terminal --disable-factory support problem

gnome-terminal --tab --title="700" --disable-factory -e Failed to parse arguments: Option "--disable-factory" is no longer supported in this version of gnome-terminal. i have gnome3 Any ...
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How to skip login screen?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 15.10. I installed lightdm using this command: sudo apt-get install --reinstall lightdm. But when I reboot/restart the PC now I get the login screen where I can choose between ...
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Where is the terminal on my Ubuntu 14.10? How else can I input commands?

My version of Ubuntu 14.10 has no GNOME or other terminal so I am unable to use a command line to input commands.This has prevented me from upgrading to 15.04. 14.10 was installed commercially on my ...
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Terminal single line tall after minimized

Whenever I minimize the terminal, and bring it back to the front, it is one line tall, and I can not resize it... After I minimize it and bring it back forward this is what I get: I cannot resize ...
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.sh to run terminal command

This is probably insanely simple but I'm sort of new to this and have no idea what I'm doing. Very simply, I have MouseON.sh that when ran, I want it to open a terminal, run a command, then close the ...
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gnome-terminal.desktop is missing

I don't recall deleting ~/.local/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop yet it is missing on one of my computers. How can this file be missing and other than copying it from another machine, how ...
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Can bash wrapline according to a tab?

Right now in bash, if a string of characters is too long for the window to display, it wraps the text, slicing words in half, and does not keep the tab indentation set at the beginning of the line. ...
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Help installing sharpshot picture editor

I need to install sharpshot picture editor on Ubuntu 14.04. I dont know how is there like a command or something that I can just type in the terminal. Thanks
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Is the terminal window a text editor?

Exactly what the title asks. Is the terminal window a text editor, can it be used as one, and if not then which are some good ones to install?
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Jump from word to word in Guake with Ctrl + Left/Right

I am using the drop-down terminal emulator guake and would like to jump from word/command to word/command by pressing Ctrl + Left and Ctrl + Right, respectively, as it is possible in programs like ...
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Guake: jump from word to word with ctrl + left/right

I am using the drop-down terminal emulator guake and would like to be able to jump from word/command to word/command by pressing Ctrl + Left or Ctrl + Right, respectively, as it is possible in ...
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GNOME terminal colors won't change

I want to change color of text in the white rectangle in the image I'm using ubuntu 15.10, GNOME terminal version 3.16.2. I can't find a way to change that, can anyone help?
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Exact steps for configuring a remote ssh terminal

Could anybody tell me the exact steps to make a secure connection from my server to my external IP address using SSH... I would like to access my Ubuntu server from other places... But securely.
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Cannot edit the preferences of the Gnome-terminal

After I restarted my computer today, I found the color of my Gnome-terminal looks different from usual. And I cannot edit the profile preferences or add a new profile to edit. here is the snapshot, ...
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How can I change the default directory for gnome-terminal without editing .bashrc?

How do I set the default working directory of a gnome-terminal opened via Ctrl-Alt-T or via the Launcher or any other quick means to a gnome-terminal? Presently it defaults to ~. I know about gnome-...
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Do we have to update everytime using 'sudo apt-get update'command whenever we install anything? [duplicate]

Whenever I am installing anything through terminal, in the code provided it is given sudo apt-get update(to update the repository i guess),but do we have to write the command each time we install ...
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Terminal snap resizing issue

I like having multiple terminal windows above having tabs, so I tile them up into separate corners. Now my question is if there's a way to fix these gaps that occur when snapping to corners. I'm ...
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Distinct overwrite/insert cursor in GNOME Terminal or shell

I remember the good old MS‑DOS use to show a block cursor in overwrite mode and a thin vertical line cursor in Insert mode. Is there a way to achieve a similar distinction (not necessarily shape ...
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How can I clone a terminal and retain its current history?

I'm trying to figure out how to fork/clone a terminal that retains the history of its parent. I understand there are solutions that allow all terminals to share a history, but this is not quite what ...
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How to change shell to zsh in gnome terminal? [duplicate]

How do I change my shell to zsh in gnome terminal? I have tried: chsh -s /bin/zsh edward but still echo $SHELL in gnome terminal gives /bin/bash I couldn't find its setting in Profile preference ...