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

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How to stop annoying sound TUYY TUYY in terminal? [duplicate]

I like auto complete option in ubuntu terminal. Whenever I press the tab automatically word will complete. But if the word(file/directory/command) not find, it is giving an annoying sound TUYY TUYY ...
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How can I list folder contents in Samba share?

I managed to navigate inside a Samba share using smbclient inside a terminal. Now I need to save the list of contents of a directory to a local file. How can I do this?
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Shortcut to clear command line terminal [duplicate]

Is there a shortcut to clear the command line when typing in it instead of keeping backspace pressed for a few long seconds? I ask because I regularly use the Tab key to automatically fill in file ...
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EasyShell doesn't open terminal correctly on Ubuntu

I'm using EasyShell plugin with Eclipse Kepler on Ubuntu 14.04 The plugin works fin when I choose to explore a folder or a file but It doesn't work if I choose to open the selected file\folder in a ...
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How to Automatically save terminal command output to file [duplicate]

Is there a way that I can save the terminal command output to a file, without having to write the command ' | tee /abc.txt' every-time around?
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Usage and help mismatch on terminal

I am unable to use some terminal command by just typing --help. I have to google it for its usage. For example I have to get pid and name of the process matching the pattern Help given by terminal by ...
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any way to track an application [duplicate]

I have a software which when I go its directory path in terminal I run ./myprogram and my application start so I want to know how to understand which files are reading by my program which is not ...
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I am unable to change the permissions of my “Shared Parallels Folder” as it is owned by Root. How do i change this?

I would like to change the owner 'root' within in my "Shared Parallels Folder"s properties, so that i will be able to change the permissons of that Shared folder. As I am having problems commanding ...
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How to show only hidden files in Terminal?

I have a directory that contains thousands of files, some of them are hidden. The command ls -a list all files, including hidden ones, but I need just to list hidden files. What command should I ...
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Where are the colors for the system theme (or just the gnome-terminal) specified in Ubuntu 14.04?

I really like the default color scheme for gnome-terminal in Ubuntu 14.04. I want to use it for my terminal color scheme in Xubuntu. The only problem is that I have not been able to find the ...
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Terminal with messed up characters

My terminal is displaying messed up characters. I already restarted my computer, but it isn't fixed. Here's a sample of the output from pstree. Any idea of why this happens?
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What's the difference between the TTY and the GNOME terminal?

I know that terminal can be started by Ctrl+Alt+T. But sometime users say about command-line with Ctrl+Alt+F2. So, Is there any difference in working between them? And when should I use between them? ...
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How to move one file to a folder using terminal?

I want to move one file to a folder using terminal. How do I do this?
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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 ...