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

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text is not appearing at cursor in bash, can I reset it somehow?

This happens sometimes if the VM bumps up against upper limits of memory and has to hit swap heavily for extended periods (a few minutes or more). When this happens and I type asdf at the prompt it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 terminal up/down arrow special char issue

Today when I opened terminal and typed ↑ (up) / ↓ (down) arrow key to get the previous run commands, to my horror I am getting special characters all over the terminal screen. Even when I ...
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How do I make apt-get install commands not display every package that is installing?

When I install something on terminal, it often shows me a few things for status. For one, it shows download rate (which is fine). However, when I install something, it can display Unpacking ...
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Transparency of terminal

How to make terminal transparent in UBUNTU 14.04. Actually I want to make my ubuntu terminal transparent but the solution given for the same question is not applicable because the given thing that to ...
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How to update software using terminal [duplicate]

I use youtube-dl command for downloading the videos from youtube. But now it is not working. So i thought it need to be update. I used "youtube-dl -U" to update, but they show the following message ...
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Copy several files

I have a list of files, and I want to generate several copies of them. The copies should be numbered. For example, I have the files: fileA, fileB, ..., fileC The first copy should generate the ...
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apt-get abort after I type Y to continue

After I use sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade to check for updates via terminal, there's a little problem but weird. After I answer to Y, it must be running to downloading updates ...
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Did they just remove the Background settings for Terminal?

About 10 minutes ago I set up my basic Terminal app to be semi-transparent and was really happy with the result. Now, some updates ran and the whole "Background" tab is gone from Terminal settings. ...
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Gnome terminal filled with weird characters at random

Sometimes when I run a python terminal application of mine, I get weird characters all over the place. See screenshot. This only happens once in ten times. I haven't seen this happen in other ...
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Audiobox.fm Quiet Terminal?

I am really enjoying the service offered by Audiobox.fm in regards to acting as a Music Streaming server on Ubuntu 14.04. See Product. I am a novice linux user and would like to know if anyone else ...
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upgraded software - dock is gone, cannot use terminal

So, I have a huge problem. After installing some software updates, my dock is gone and my terminal is unusable - its the orange (sometimes white) block to the right in the screenshot. I have NO(!) ...
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Is it possible to install dmg2img_1.6.1-1ubuntu2 on 12.04

I wish to use an older version of dmg2img i.e. 1.6.1. However, the current version of dmg2img that I have is 1.6.2. Where is this file located?
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Why are lines with man and news underlined in the terminal?

So I ran the command less < /etc/passwd in the terminal, and the /etc/passwd file is displayed. When I move my cursor over some of the lines (namely the lines beginning with man and news) were ...
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netstat output meaning

I run netstat -a | grep ftp the result is tcp 0 0 *:ftp *:* LISTEN What is the meaning of this zeros and stars?
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what is the meaning of ax in ps ax

I know when you type sudo ps ax, that list all of the running process on the system. But want to know what is ax? what ax stand for? Is that abbreviation ?
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run gnome-terminal with executable command

When i run gnome-terminal with the -e to execute a command the PATH used to find the command is not the PATH used in the terminal initiating the command For example: I open an terminal and set the ...
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Shell script won't run cd command

I have a text-based game, Colossal Cave Adventure, that I would like to launch with a shell script instead of opening the terminal and typing "cd ~/Desktop/CCA" and "./Adventure". The code i am trying ...
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WARNING: terminal is not fully functional despite xterm-color

I have two Ubuntu VMs. On one of them, whenever I run git diff or git log, I see: WARNING: terminal is not fully functional I then get a horrible, monocolour diff (yech). How do I fix this? I ...
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Can't resize font with “ctrl [ shift ] +” and “ctrl [ shift ] - ” in wmii

In my company, I have a Ubuntu 14.04 installed in a virtualbox, I installed wmii on it, everything works fine. But at home, I'm using legitimate Ubuntu 13.10, and installed a wmii on it. The font ...
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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 ...