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

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Pausing a long running program in the terminal?

Is there a keyboard key combination that I can use to pause a program running in the terminal? In case it matters, I don't intend to run anything else inside that terminal while to program is paused. ...
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ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop not initialized [closed]

I recently upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but suddenly my desk top just stopped initializing.could you please assist in restoring it. Regards
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How to tell javac which libraries to include

So I am trying to run a java file from Terminal. But the file is using the apache.commons.io lib, so a simple javac MyFile.java does not work here. How do you include the libraries in Terminal?
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How to disable terminal fullscreen padding

When I run vim at full screen mode in gnome-terminal, actually it is not really full screen. There is a little padding on the right and bottom, with the terminal background color. You can reach the ...
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How to create vlc playlist from terminal and add files to it when it is playing?

"vlc file1 file2 file3" creates a playlist from terminal but all the files have to be specified beforehand. How can i create a playlist from terminal such that files can be anytime added to the ...
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How to get Terminal in trusty to show screen dimensions while being resized as per precise

In Precise, when you clicked and held left mouse button down while on the windows edge, it would pop up a little box in the centre of the Terminal window showing the current screen dimensions as ...
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Which keys to go up or down in Terminal

When I open terminal I do not like to use mouse so I had trouble when I want to go upper in the page or go down the page . So is there any key switch for that in order to navigate the page without ...
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How to save current directory path from terminal

Is there any way to save the path of the current directory from the current Gnome Terminal window. I need this to when I open another terminal refuse to type cd repeatedly again?
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terra terminal for ubuntu 14.04

I would like to try the terra terminal but the ppa doesn't work for 14.04. Does terra support 14.04? If so, where can I find it?
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Mistakes in terminal

I don't know why, but after installing some programs there's been a mistake in the terminal. So then every time when I update or trying to install a new package through terminal in the end a mistake ...
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Want to write command in terminal and open application

i just installed Matlab on my ubuntu 14.04 and i can open it just with terminal writing full path, but i want to open terminal and write only "matlab" to start that program without writing full path. ...
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How to press buttons in a dialog window from terminal? [duplicate]

I don't get what to do! How do I press <Ok>? I clicked on it, typed Ok, pressed Enter, everything!
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Menus not showing in Gnome Terminal on 14.04

My gnome terminal has stopped showing the menu bars when I mouse over the top bar. I'm not sure why this is happening. I did a full update (apt-get update; apt-get dist-upgrade) and then rebooted, but ...
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Is there any command similar to qlmanage in Mac OS?

Is qlmanage command is present in Ubuntu? Or is there any similar commands?
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:set title in vim doesn't work in gnome terminal

I need to be able to see what I'm working on. On my sisters laptop using unity, :set title sets the title, but on my GNOME desktop with GNOME Terminal 3.10.2 it doesn't do anything. I can set the ...
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Gnome terminal transparent background shows desktop

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and I have the same problem I've always had after an installation/upgrade: the terminal's transparent background shows the desktop (not the window that is behind it). ...
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manufacturers serial number of the hard drive

I need to get manufacturers serial number of the hard drive. In windows I got following results, C:\>wmic diskdrive get serialnumber SerialNumber 2020202057202d44435759415255393XXXXXXXXX How ...
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VirtualBox 4.3 on Ubuntu 13.10 breaks Unity and Terminal

I was having some trouble seeing USB devices on my XP virtual machine running in Virtual box on Ubuntu 13.10. I thought perhaps that the standard software centre 4.2 version of VirtualBox might be ...
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From Terminal-1, Create new terminal, execute command (e.g: start JBoss), come back to Terminal-1

As Stated in the title, I want to start a new terminal from (say) Terminal-1. The new Terminal will execute a command (Say, start JBoss). And after starting JBoss, there will be JBoss log in ...
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Is there a way to bring the terminal to the front when whatever I launched is done?

So I'm wondering if It was possible to bring in front my terminal when what I ran is now done. I'm not taking about a one time stuff like run_long_task; bring_to_front_somehow; but something ...
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How to disable or reorder gnome-terminal right-click context menu?

I'm using Gnome Terminal 3.6.2 on Ubuntu 14.04. On my trackpad I'm frequently accidentally opening a new terminal (even though I've disabled tap-to-click), I think the prominent placement of ...
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Unable to install vlc via command line

I am trying to install vlc media player via terminal but its not working.I am using Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit.Please help. here's what I did: sudo apt-get install vlc [sudo] password for amol: Reading ...
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What xargs does exactly?

I don't understand exactly what xargs does that's why I'm surprised why these 2 return different results: find ~/Downloads -iname *btsync* | ls -al find ~/Downloads -iname *btsync* | xargs ls -al ...
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Weird symbol on gnome-terminal profile preferences Window [duplicate]

Strange symbol appears on the gnome-terminal's profile preferences window. Is this a bug? Is that possible to get the symbol out?
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Automatically different background color for each instance of gnome-terminal?

Can this setting, to have a different background color for each instance of xfce-terminal: also be made for gnome-terminal?
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How to open the gnome terminal? [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 and would like to learn how bash command line works, but unable to access it. It seems that I can use Super-T to access monitor, but my keyboard does not have Super key. ...
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How to use Scroll Lock key to browse through gnome-terminal's output?

While using gnome-terminal, the only way to view output is to use the scroll bar on one of the sides of the emulator. By default the arrow keys(↑↓) are set to browse through history commands one by ...
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Terminal Background in Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.04, I was configuring the terminal, but I can't change the background of it to transparent. There is an option, but it doesn't work, please help me.
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How to go into a directory from an archive using the terminal?

Like I use cd to go into a normal directory, how to cd into a directory from an archive (compressed file, such as .zip, .tar.gz, etc.) and see its content using the terminal? Is this possible?
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Menu options disabled in most application in Ubuntu 13.10

The menu options such as File/Edit etc. are disabled for most of my applications such as Terminal, Ubuntu Software Center and many more. I am unable to get my work done because of this. I am running ...
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How to change terminal window's title? [duplicate]

What I want In order to clearly differentiate the terminal windows, I want to change the title of each terminal window. I don't want the window title changes when switching tabs. Problem By ...
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Start scheme with 'scheme' instead of 'mit-scheme-x86-64'

I started using Ubuntu to learn how to use terminal and program and stuff. So I found a way to get scheme on my machine because I'm reading Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs but I have ...
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Why is this command starting endless terminals and how to make it work?

#!/bin/bash gnome-terminal --command='/home/user23/bin/n-youtube-dl "$1"' I want to pass the argument passed to this script to the other script started in the terminal. But this starts endless gnome ...
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Setting Terminal tab titles

I'm trying to open up a few terminal tabs in gnome-terminal, and so far I've managed to do something, but I'm stuck now. So, I have the following requirement: Open tabs titled "X" and "Y" Execute ...
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Quick way to open terminal in current folder in nautilus? [duplicate]

I use the nautilus-open-terminal package. Before upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04, nautilus used to have a settings button on the top right panal where you can click something like "open in terminal " to ...
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Terminal - Cycle through possible options

In the terminal I use bind '"\t":menu-complete' to auto complete my commands using the Tab key. If I hit the Tab key again, it shows the next choice. Sometimes I miss the entry and I have to go ...
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assign geany or gedit highlight to text

Is there any way to assign geany highlight to text. For example when I pass a programming code to geany. Functions color is red. The thing which I am looking for is assingning these color to text. For ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 desktop with no launcher and no shortkeys working [duplicate]

I have accidentally uninstalled python 2.7 and python-minimal from my Ubuntu. It gave me an error saying wicd has shut down and there are broken packages. When I restarted the system, only the ...
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How can run a shell script in openssl? [duplicate]

I have a script called abc.sh. It contains openssl commands. I want to run it using terminal. Can somebody please explain how can I run this abc.sh file in terminal?
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What commands show pending/scheduled tasks in Terminal?

What commands can I use in Terminal to see pending or scheduled tasks for today or tomorrow. For example how can I detect pending system shutdown?
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How do I reset the colors of my terminal?

Help! Somehow my terminal looks like this: It's nearly impossible to read the text. How can I fix it without exiting the terminal?
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How can I group the files in a directory based on their file size

I have a directory where I am writing lots of files but I know each of them fall under one of the 3 pre-determined memory sizes based on what I write. Any file I write may be either 300KB or 129.1MB ...
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Can't find org.gnome.shell.recorder in gsettings

I am trying to do screen recording on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and supposedly pressing Ctrl+Alt+Shift+r will do it. In order to get audio I found on a different post that I need to run the command: ...
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Is there a way to shorten(not remove) the path displayed in the terminal by an alias

I want something like this: "vivek@grishma:~/xxx/yyy/zzz/src$" to be shown as "vivek@grishma:datasource$" where I would somehow have predefined "datasource" to be an alias for the long path above. ...
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Bash - executing commands in current shell

I was reading the O'Reilly book "Unix in a nutshell", and I saw there that commands can be grouped and executed in the current shell using the following format: { cmd1 ; cmd2 } I didn't understand ...
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Open lastlog file from outside

Currently we took a backup of the lastlog file from Server1 and took it to Server2, however, we cant open it since the lastlog command opens only the lastlog of the server we are currently in, but not ...
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Keyboard shortcut to focus on (idle) terminal

I would like to know, if there is possible to use keyboard shortcut to focus on first idle (non working) terminal window in unity (13.10)? Something like Ctr+Alt+T, but before opening the new instance ...
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couldn't open output file: Read-only file system

I just installed Ubuntu. My problem is I am attempting to write a log file to home. I am using logcat from a python module called adb. When I attempt the terminal command adb logcat -f <path> I ...
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Force every new terminal to open in new tab

I have the habit of opening a terminal using the "Open terminal here" command in folders. This causes a few terminals to remain open while I don't really use them anymore, or I get confused which ...
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No progress bars are moving whatsoever

Throughout the entire operating system, progress bars will not work. Examples: Downloading software from Software Center -> Progress bar stays at beginning and says Downloaded 0 Bits of 125kbs -> ...