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

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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 -> ...
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how to trace running a file?

I want to run a script (something.tcl) with a program (NS2-Network simulator )in Ubuntu 12.04. In order to run that program I have to write the below command: NS something.tcl when I type that ...
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Unable to see terminal

I searched for "terminal" from "Dash Home" and when I click on it, the black window does not appear. Though terminal icon is there in the side bar. When I open it, no such black window appears except ...
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Alt + Digit in Terminal: What kind of feature is it?

In my Ubuntu 12.04 Terminal one can press Alt + # which leads to the repeation of the following character #-times. Simple question: For what is it good for? Is it some fancy feature one can use for ...
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How to display the name of file which I am currently editing with vim on terminal title?

I am editing multiple files located in the same folder, in multiple tabs, on a single terminal. pwd(directory in which I am currently working) is displayed on the top of the heading of the terminal, ...
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Terminating the Terminal process for a particular outcome

for example consider the following situation:: I need to print some numbers randomly one after the other with a time interval of 5 seconds between each, and I need to terminate the terminal process ...
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Terminal error bash:export

Whenever I open terminal I get this error: bash: export: `PATHhome/amol/Downloads/adt-bundle-linux-x86_64-20131030/sdk/tools': not a valid identifier what does it mean and how can i do to ...
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How to make Terminal settings to default?

I have accidentally set don't show menus in Terminal preferences and cannot open preferences anymore. How to fix this?
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unable to type commands in terminal

I was install mpi and I have given the path for it in the .bashrc and I closed my terminal and after some time again I opened terminal it's showing following error in the very first line followed by ...
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Error while installing bully

recently i tried to install bully, but no matter which version i used, the same error occurred: andy@anti:~/Arbeitsfläche/bully-1.0-22/src$ make cc -I`pwd` -I`pwd`/utils/ -I`pwd`/tls/ -I`pwd`/wps/ ...
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search google from terminal

How to add search google in my terminal? Same like this picture. I'm using ubuntu 12.04.
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What are the interrupts that user can invoke in terminal

I know of one interrupt, i.e Ctrl+C which can be invoked by user in terminal.(can it be invoked elsewhere?) Are there any other interrupts that can also be invoked by user?
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What does the question mark in terminal command mean?

This question (How can I remove gnome from a kubuntu 12.04 install?) have the commands with question markes: sudo apt-get remove --purge ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove --purge unity? sudo ...
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Shortcut to change the gnome-terminal font size

I need fast shortcut to change the terminal font size. I use gnome-terminal. I tried with Ctrl + + and Ctrl + - but the size is not changed. Is there another shortcut? Can I add a shortcut like ...
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How do I recursively create a folder inside another unexistent folder?

I want to create this folder: $HOME/a/b/c/d while $HOME/a is not created! Is it possible by one line in Terminal?
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weird characters in Terminal

When I try to run command in ubuntu I get the garbage characters appear on command line. Please look at the image the line of characters are repetation [[-^ repeating it many times. How do I fix this ...
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I installed ubuntu 13.04 I can't find the terminal and which is better Gnome or KDE? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04. I can't find the terminal? one more thing which is better Gnome or KDE ? I like to work in node.js and Photoshop.
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Gnome-Terminal stretch background image to fit window size

Is there a way to stretch the selected image in my gnome terminal to fit the current window size? Using gnome-session 3.2.1
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copying files in ubuntu from downloads dir to computer dir

I want to copy a folder colors from ~/Downloads/vim-colorschemes-master to etc/vim/colors. I tried this as instructed: cp colors/* ~/etc/.vim/colors But I am getting the error: cp: target ...
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Moving tab title position from top to bottom in Ubuntu terminal

I had to recently moved to Ubuntu 12.04 from 10.04. I am used to see terminal titles in the bottom and prefer the same. Is there some way that I can change the tab title from top to bottom?
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move forward and backward by one word

In a GNOME terminal, the standard ways of moving forward or backward by one word do not work. In spite of what the documentation says: alt+b : Goes back one word at a time. alt+f : Moves ...
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terminal closes immediately after open

I rebooted recently, and now terminal fails to work. If I click the terminal shortcut or use Guake or ctrl-alt-T, the terminal opens briefly with no prompt, then immediately closes again. I installed ...
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Rename files incrementally in a specific directory?

I have a directory containing bunch of .txt files , I need a command to rename these files by one command , so their name will be : file1.txt , file2.txt, file3.txt , etc . Any Help ?
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How to make gnome terminal to display all the contents of standard output?

I want to display all the ouput of a command in the gnome terminal(not minimum or less output). For example while i run dpkg --get-selections command, it displays only the partital output on ...
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Remove a terminal command

Is it possible to remove a terminal command? For example, if there was a command call lookup (not an alias), how would I go about removing it?
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Repeat a command every x interval of time in terminal?

How can I repeat a command every interval of time , so that it will allow me to run commands for checking or monitoring directories ? There is no need for a script, i need just a simple command ...
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Graphical problems with 13.10 / GNOME on MacBook Pro 9.1 (13'', Mid 2012)

I have a fresh Saucy installation on my MacBook Pro with a 'little' problem: When I open gnome-terminal, I only see the borders of the window but no window content. Purging the package gnome-terminal ...
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Read file over HTTP in Shell

I want to know if it is possible to read files over HTTP like: $ cat http://example.com/archive/myhouse.txt Is it possible? And is there any extra or better ways to do it? Thanks!
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rvm how turn it on always when we open terminal in ubuntu 13.10

I am new user of 13.10 ubuntu I am facing one problem when want to install rvm, even though it is already install and using it on virtualt box. Problem is that when i start terminal and put to check ...
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Autocomplete terminal commands [duplicate]

I had done this previously but now I don't remember the trick, Something like when you type in command in terminal it should auto complete it by matching it with the similar commands given in History, ...
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Gnome session log getting too large

Under my user a hidden system folder .cache/upstart/ is getting insanely large - 99G. This is mainly due to a file gnome-session.log. Does anybody know what this folder is and why it may get so large? ...
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How to change terminal theme / behavior?

Like Excel / .Net / Java can terminal also be a user friendly ? In current scenario it's single colour window single font and working with merely zero GUI, limited people who are aware about commands ...
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How to view multiple files in single terminal?

Sometimes I may need to access multiple log files for troubleshooting , but I don't want to open them in different terminals. What I want is to open them in same terminal. Is there any way I can ...
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How to set Monaco font in GNOME Terminal?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I installed the Monaco font from here. The font is visible in Font Manager. I can also set the font in GVim. However, if I try to set this font in GNOME Terminal, that is ...
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Default path changed after uninstalling python and reinstalling ubuntu-desktop

I was trying to uninstall python3 from ubuntu 12.04 with the following command: sudo apt-get remove --purge python3* and it just remove many things from system, including the ubuntu-desktop. After ...
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Creating executable file with password included in a script

How can I execute a sudo command by double clicking an icon ( password should be part of the script). Please help! Excuse if question is a blunder. My gnome-ppp is not detecting my BSNL modem when I ...
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How to lists different image-formats recursively in a tree?

How would I efficiently go about searching for .png | .svg | .xpm image-files in a complex and recursively structured hierarchy in one query, using terminal (and if possible | (pipe) tree in the same ...
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Change “date” Command To 12 Hour Time Instead Of 24

When I type "date" in gnome-terminal, or xterm it reads out in 24 hour time, is there any way to make it use 12 hour. According to "date --help" using "%r" should do the trick, but there are no ...
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Nautilus Open Terminal not working

I have installed Nautilus-open-terminal but still i am not getting the Open terminal option.
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NCurses reports ~ instead of Numpad_HOME with Gnome-Terminal [closed]

I've written a small program that makes use of ncurses. When I run this program in gnome-terminal (U13.10) on my laptop (ASUS M70SA), ncurses reports the ~ key (126) when I press numpad HOME (numpad ...
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Gnome-terminal in Kubuntu shrinks to minimum size

When I open a gnome-terminal in Kubuntu 13.10, the window shrinks to the minimum size, about 20 columns and 1 row. This also occurs when I maximize and then restore the window, or I use the Terminal ...
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12.04 ctrl-alt-8/2 window snap problems only with terminal window

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04, I have dual screens running on an nvidia gtx 760 running 331.49 drivers. Not sure whether this is relevant or not, but I have only the launcher bar enabled ...
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How to efficiently switch between several terminal windows using the keyboard?

Alt+Tab lets me only switch between windows belonging to different applications. I often use about four terminal bound applications at the same time (e.g. IPython, VIM, fish for system and fish for ...
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Need help with an script executed in terminal

Can anybody tell me what is wrong in this script? `for i in {1..7}; do for j in {1..5}; $a =$ix630; $y =$jx900; do mogrify -crop $ax$y+675+900 +repage ...
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bash_profile colors

I have found these settings in many bash profile files and I don't know what they mean or do. Can anybody explain them? Thanks! # Terminal colors NM="\[\033[0;38m\]" #means no background and white ...
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Drag text from terminal?

Is there anyway I can drag the text out from terminal and release in some other terminal or text file? I am asking for a laptop, where a touchpad is used.
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terminal + ssh doesn't display UTF correctly

I have a remote server, to which I connect via SSH. On separate Mac OS and Gentoo computers, when I connect to this server, unicode works fine. On my brand new Ubuntu installation, I don't see ...