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

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How to stop Terminal from closing when I press Enter?

My Ubuntu terminal closes after pressing Enter couple of time. Sometimes, it closes after I type: ll <enter> Any idea how to solve this problem?
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How do I relaunch terminal?

When I open the terminal, it has showed: There was an error creating the child process for this terminal Text was empty (or contained only whitespace) and two options profile preference or relaunch ...
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Run command when CPU becomes free? [duplicate]

I have a PC with 4 CPUs that is running four jobs. I would like to run another job on it, but only when one of the CPUs becomes available. Is there simple command to do this (I know this is what ...
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How to set the initial number of columns in gnome-terminal when opening multiple tabs?

I am trying to output log text to gnome-terminal tabs from the command line. This can be useful for saving session data and later restoring it. Here is an example: #! /bin/bash long_text=$(awk ...
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Nautilus “open in terminal” extension will not propagate SSH_AUTO_SOCK?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, up-to-date; nautilus and nautilus-open-terminal are installed and updated: [romano:~] % wajig status nautilus nautilus-open-terminal Package Installed ...
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How to set active tab in gnome-terminal?

When I open gnome-terminal with multiple tabs from the command line, I would like to preselect (on the command line) which one of the tabs should get focus. I tried gnome-terminal --tab -t A ...
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How to save working directory in gnome-terminal?

How can I save the current working directory in different tabs in a gnome-terminal? I am looking for a script or a command, that will save the working directory of each open tab, without having to ...
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How can I upgrade gnome-terminal on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I would like to upgrade gnome-terminal to the latest version. Is that possible on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I am using version 3.6.2 of gnome-terminal. I have tried: sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade ...
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How to exit fullscreen Terminal

I have found that if you go View > Fullscreen: Then it makes the Terminal fullscreen, and to exit fullscreen I have found that I have to execute the command: exit But that closes my entire ...
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How to resolve the dependency of `highline`

I am new to Ubuntu and I wanna use RHC, so I followed the steps from this http://openshift.com/get-started and Installed: Ruby Ruby Gems Git And after that I am executing this command from the ...
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ubuntu folder permission changed to drwsrwsrwt and nautilus shows files and terminal doesn't

I am having wierd situation. I am using ubuntu 14.10. I can open all directories in nautilus but when I try to list files in terminal, only one directory get listed. I can traverse through the ...
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Terminal emulator with no header bar

I'm looking for a terminal emulator that lets me get the most out of my vertical space by getting rid of the header bar. I work in a GNOME environment and am mostly happy with gnome-terminal, but ...
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Can i make a commad execute in background without producing any output?

Is there a way or an option to make a command run in the background without the need to wait for it to end to get the prompt back? (just like mplayer command to play a music file in the background and ...
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Why output redirection is not working with the mplayer command?

The mplayer command is used to play a media file in terminal or a shell script and i gives some controls over it like move forward, backward in the file, etc. Sometimes i find it annoying so i want it ...
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Can i edit a bash shell command?

I just wants to modify a bash shell command like exit so when i write exit in the terminal it clears the screen, and echo some text, wait 2 seconds, then execute the exit function. So is there any way ...
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Steam Terminal Packages Not Loading

I'm loving that Steam now has 700+ games on Linux, and downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 and am now really trying to switch to this as much as I can, away from Windows (except for a few games like League, Elite ...
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How to auto-complete commands by typing first letter?

In the terminal, how can I show history while typing? Is this possible? what is the library that I have to install? I think this will boost my productivity while using the terminal, currently I ...
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gnome-terminal : Primary selection not working [duplicate]

Until last week my gnome-terminal was working like this: When I selected a text with mouse (left click), afterwards I was able to paste it to gnome-terminal with Shift+Insert. All of a sudden this ...
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Is it possible to open a terminal in the current directory?

I am new to Ubuntu, and was wondering whether it is posible to open a terminal with a path matching your current location in the file manager? In Windows it was very easy, but how do you do it in ...
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What is the explanation behind the key combinations to enlarge and decrease font size in terminal?

To enlarge my font size in Terminal, I use CTRL SHIFT +. To decrease the font size, I hit CTRL -. Why is this not consistent ? i.e. why is SHIFT not required for decreasing the font size.
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Gnome terminal scrollback lines?

Currently I have set the scrollback setting of gnome terminal (Edit -> Profile Preferences -> Scrolling) to 10000 lines. I am tempted to tick Unlimited, but I am afraid this could lead to memory ...
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Run script in Terminal via context menu (Open with Terminal)?

this question is simple about "Open/Run in Terminal".... Looks Ubunutu doesn't support bash/shell-scripts the way we know from KDE and any other OS: I tried the obvious: Right click in file ...
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how can I start Wiznote without GUI

I'm new here but not really novice by Ubuntu. Now I have a little problem with Wiznote (its a cloud notepad): I can start it from GUI (Unity) by click on the icon. But now I use an other WM (i3) and ...
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How to keep terminal for installation of debugging symbols of apport's local investigation alive?

apport allows to investigate crashes locally and to either start a gdb session, get a backtrace or install debugging symbols in that local investigation. When choosing the latter a gnome-terminal is ...
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IpProtocols firefox add-on with gnome-terminal and multiple tabs

I want to use Firefox with IpProtocols 0.2.3 to launch telnet sessions from browser. It is working well for me with xterm terminal emulator, but i wish to use multiple tabs. Now I try to use ...
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Custom environment with gnome-terminal

I tried to put this into the startup applications: gnome-terminal --working-directory /media/Data/work/ -e '. .env/bin/activate' where .env/bin/activate represents my virtualenv. For some reason, ...
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Cannot find name for group ID 1002

Whenever I start my terminal I get groups: cannot find name for group ID 1002. How do I fix these or remove the group itself?
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How to make in-focus terminal windows more obvious?

I use the default gnome-terminal. My workflow is to have two terminal windows opening side by side. The problem is I'm often typing in the wrong side which is not in focus. Is there a way to make ...
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Open new tabs in main gmome-terminal window from main gmome-panel?

When you open a terminal from the panel in gnome-session-fallback you get a new gnome-terminal window. My goal is to have every subsequent gnome-terminal open from the panel to open as a tab in the ...
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How to bring up last terminal window with a shortcut key?

I use terminal so often for making quick commands and then I leave it in the background so that I end up getting 20+ terminal sessions open while I'm working. This is because it's very quick to simply ...
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VIM in gnome-terminal keeps printing weird 001B character

I have VIM installed on Ubuntu 12.04, and run the terminal version in the gnome-terminal. However, recently (I don't know what caused the change) when editing files in VIM it will sometimes insert a ...
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Lost name of tabs in gnome-terminal

After trying to installing one of the themes I lost names of tabs I reset settings in terminal, dconf, reinstall gnome-terminal but no luck. Theme was reset but tabs not come back. Also when I'm ...
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Pipelining and xargs

I am trying to delete some .class file from a directory. So first I have tired to count the available .class file using the following command (after going to the directory) - $ find . -name *.class ...
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man, info pages for a specific flag [duplicate]

The man and info pages can be rather long. I only want information about a specific flag for a command. Example: man ls -a should return information about the a flag for the ls command, maybe ...
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How to create a command script to run by clicking an icon [duplicate]

Essentially what I want to do is generate an icon so I can kill Chrome from it. I know the command I want to use is killall chrome but i want to run it from a desktop icon.
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shell script not working properly

I'm writing the below script but it seems not to work as this is the output: ## entered first loop ## [==1.0]: command not found [==2.0]: command not found ## entered first loop ## [==1.0]: command ...
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Extremely poor performance in Ubuntu Server 12.04.5 LTS

I am trying to host a Minecraft server in Ubuntu Server 12.04.5 LTS. For some reason, my computer responds extremely slowly to any executed command or process. When starting up, it can take anywhere ...
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Need help installing Micromax Modem MMX210G

How can I install Micromax MMX210G Modem on Ubuntu 14.04.1?
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gnome-terminal instantly closes after messing with the profile settings

I am using Gnome Terminal in Ubuntu 14.04 and I modified the profile preferences, setting it to start with a custom command instead of the default. I can't remember what that custom command was, but ...
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How to change terminal preference using command

I want to change terminal preferences using command. I know how to do that by using profile preference but is it possible to change using commands? I have seen this question which helps to change it ...
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Get output on External terminal except working Terminal

I am new user of Linux, i am working on Terminal and making .cpp and .cs Programs. I want to see my output on external terminal like monodevelope External terminal.
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How to remove configuration files of package without its reinstallation

I want to remove configuration files of a package (the system one at least), but avoid reinstalling the package because of its size. Basically I want to do this sudo apt-get purge my-gigabyte-package ...
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Terminal or Konsole? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with KDE graphical environment. KDE has Konsole as terminal emulator. Now I have Terminal and Konsole both on my Ubuntu. My question is which one should I use to run command? ...
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Changing Background Image in Multiple Terminals

I was wondering if anyone would know how to change the background image in the terminal in a unique way. I know how to change it so that every instance of the terminal has the same background, but I ...
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Why Gnome Terminal doesn't display a specific font as available

Commands I've tried: sudo updatedb sudo fc-cache -fv sudo reboot Dispite this I was unable to make Monofur font to display as available for the Gnome Terminal in a machine with Ubuntu 14.10 ...
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How to create External Terminal? [duplicate]

Salam, I am new in Linux. I am making Cpp Program in Linux. I am successfully create it and run it . but my output appears on working terminal. I want to see my Output on External terminal which show ...
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Terminal has no option to “open new tab” and no label in tabs

In a fresh install, I have a terminal like everyone else on the Internet, but it is a weird one for me. Here's what my terminal looks like: It is missing 'user@hostname' above Note that there's ...
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switching a job (pid) from running as root to just running as the current user

I recently installed BitTorrent Sync version 2.0. It's purdy awesome! I've made a terrible error though. During the install process I ran sudo ./btsync instead of just ./btsync. I'm pretty sure that's ...
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Geany no support greek language

I am using Geany for C programming. My code contains some greek sentences,I set the Default Encoding to GREEK(ISO-8859-7), but when I try to execute the program the greek letters show up like this. ...
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How can I truly clear a terminal window? [duplicate]

When I run clear in the terminal, the tab appears to be cleared of text, with only a fresh command prompt visible in the top left corner. However, the scrollbar is still active and if I scroll up, I ...