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

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Help installing sharpshot picture editor

I need to install sharpshot picture editor on Ubuntu 14.04. I dont know how is there like a command or something that I can just type in the terminal. Thanks
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Is the terminal window a text editor?

Exactly what the title asks. Is the terminal window a text editor, can it be used as one, and if not then which are some good ones to install?
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Jump from word to word in Guake with Ctrl + Left/Right

I am using the drop-down terminal emulator guake and would like to jump from word/command to word/command by pressing Ctrl + Left and Ctrl + Right, respectively, as it is possible in programs like ...
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Guake: jump from word to word with ctrl + left/right

I am using the drop-down terminal emulator guake and would like to be able to jump from word/command to word/command by pressing Ctrl + Left or Ctrl + Right, respectively, as it is possible in ...
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GNOME terminal colors won't change

I want to change color of text in the white rectangle in the image I'm using ubuntu 15.10, GNOME terminal version 3.16.2. I can't find a way to change that, can anyone help?
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Exact steps for configuring a remote ssh terminal

Could anybody tell me the exact steps to make a secure connection from my server to my external IP address using SSH... I would like to access my Ubuntu server from other places... But securely.
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Cannot edit the preferences of the Gnome-terminal

After I restarted my computer today, I found the color of my Gnome-terminal looks different from usual. And I cannot edit the profile preferences or add a new profile to edit. here is the snapshot, ...
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How can I change the default directory for gnome-terminal without editing .bashrc?

How do I set the default working directory of a gnome-terminal opened via Ctrl-Alt-T or via the Launcher or any other quick means to a gnome-terminal? Presently it defaults to ~. I know about gnome-...
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Do we have to update everytime using 'sudo apt-get update'command whenever we install anything? [duplicate]

Whenever I am installing anything through terminal, in the code provided it is given sudo apt-get update(to update the repository i guess),but do we have to write the command each time we install ...
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Terminal snap resizing issue

I like having multiple terminal windows above having tabs, so I tile them up into separate corners. Now my question is if there's a way to fix these gaps that occur when snapping to corners. I'm ...
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Distinct overwrite/insert cursor in GNOME Terminal or shell

I remember the good old MS‑DOS use to show a block cursor in overwrite mode and a thin vertical line cursor in Insert mode. Is there a way to achieve a similar distinction (not necessarily shape ...
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How can I clone a terminal and retain its current history?

I'm trying to figure out how to fork/clone a terminal that retains the history of its parent. I understand there are solutions that allow all terminals to share a history, but this is not quite what ...
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How to change shell to zsh in gnome terminal? [duplicate]

How do I change my shell to zsh in gnome terminal? I have tried: chsh -s /bin/zsh edward but still echo $SHELL in gnome terminal gives /bin/bash I couldn't find its setting in Profile preference ...
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How To Run Program, installed from source

To give you a little background: I am currently running on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and want to use the application pan newsreader. Unfortunately if I install that via the Ubuntu Software Center, I get pan 0....
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Customizing terminal not affecting after restart through ~/.profile [duplicate]

Any welcome text, modifying PS1, aliases not working after restart. I have to put "source ~/.profile" every new terminal i open. Wishing for complete fix for these all to effect everytime on ...
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How to switch tabs Terminal using ctrl + tab? [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04 I know that ctrl + pagedown/pageup is used for tab switching Also we can change it in Edit > Keyboard shortcuts. I want to change the shortcut to ctrl + tab (forward) and ctrl + shift + ...
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lesspipe error every new terminal

Everytime I open a new terminal session, there's an error that greets me: /usr/bin/lesspipe: 1: /usr/bin/lesspipe: basename: not found /usr/bin/lesspipe: 295: [: =: unexpected operator junjie@...
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Output of finished command run in screen is cut when scrolling up after the height of the terminal

If I start a screen session and run a command which produces a lot of output, e.g. a issue.py script with #!/usr/bin/python for i in range(0,1000000): print(i) detach (with CtrlAD) and ...
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How can I export ubuntu terminal's profile in another computers?

I use this command to save my current terminal profile settings: gconftool-2 --dump '/apps/gnome-terminal' > gnome-terminal-conf.xml And this other command to load profile settings: gconftool-2 ...
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open new tab as same user?

I often use sudo to administer other users on my system. How can I open a new tab in gnome-terminal with the same user name? Usually, when I open a new tab, I need to run sudo su THEUSER again. ...
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Cannot open gnome-terminal ubuntu 15.10 (Bad Locale)

Hello ubuntu community! Recently i downloaded and installed ubuntu, and after some experimenting, im unable do open my terminal! The problem occurred after i gave the machine the following command: ...
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Where does “The program '<package>' is currently not installed.” get its program list from?

When running the command quickly I get this output: The program 'quickly' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install quickly However when running: apt-cache ...
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stderr of terminal in red, even with sudo

I am trying to make a working example for logrotate, and to help me through this I figured it was a good idea to turn stderr to red. Through some reading, I came upon stderred, which I meant to adopt....
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cannot change “TerminalTabLabel.active-page .label” on Ubuntu 14

I try to change colours of the terminal tabs as in these answers, most things work after restarting, but "TerminalTabLabel.active-page .label" has no effect whatsoever. The version of my GNOME ...
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Cannot open/run TERMINAL and software-center after PARTIAL UPGRADE prompted by Ubuntu

I cannot open terminal or software-center after installing the partial-upgrade prompted by Ubuntu. In UXTERM, when I type gnome-terminal, I get the output as: (process:10308): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale ...
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LINUX Machine display Test

I have a monitor, and I want to test its display for both touch and non-touch using set of commands or source code from terminal. Is there any program package containing source code to test so?
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F4 button disability

I have a trouble with F4 button. When I open nautilus terminal and enter mc and choose a file, which I want to edit and press F4, instead of giving me opportunity to edit the file, it opens the wrong ...
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How to make irssi scroll history with mouse wheel in gnome-terminal?

Right now mouse wheel only switches my previous messages, which isn't exactly what I want... I found this script http://anti.teamidiot.de/nei/2007/01/mouse_wheel_support_in_irssi/, but it's for XTerm....
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Why does Virtual Box uninstall gnome-terminal?

For some reason, virtual box 5 after installing it from their website uninstalls gnome-terminal, and when I reinstall gnome-terminal, it uninstalls virtual box. What's going on? Also, installing ...
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Terminal painting problem

I have been user of 12.04 since its release. I had similar problems occasionally when I accidentally managed to dump binary data in terminal. These occurrences were very rare. Lately - most probably ...
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Added `export` command in `.bashrc` to update PATH with binary location — GUI apps don't know about update even though terminal does?

I had to add an: export PATH="/path/to/my/bin:$PATH" to my bash.rc, for progA's binary library location. Now, whenever I start a GNOME Terminal instance, I can type progA and hit return and the ...
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Unity menu bar into title bar integration stopped working for gnome-terminal

Today when I started gnome-terminal, the menu bar was not integrated into the title bar as usually. Only the Terminal menu point is correctly integrated, all others show up in a separate menu bar. ...
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Customizing byobu display: display path

I've been trying to get this right many times without success. I'd like to display the path in my gnome terminal somewhere: in the title bar or in the bottom frame of tmux while using byobu. This is ...
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Shell with better editing capabilities

Shells (at least what I know) have really bad command editing capabilities. For example: I can't point the cursor to any point of the command. I can't select and backspace/delete/replace text in ...
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Strange symbols shown in terminal, font missing

After reinstalling Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I got strange symbols in the terminal: . . Some fonts seem to be not correctly installed. What fonts are missing? Perhaps "Inconsolata" font is the missing ...
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Ubuntu find and replace in files of current directory recursively

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and Magento website in my Local System. Now I have a module directory in which I want to replace every occurrence of "Magento\Module" with "MyCompany\Module" in all files ...
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How to search String with “\” character and to Replace it

I am Stuck into an issue regarding searching and replacing a directory path included in my thousands of file, what I want, to search those directory path in files and to replace it with new directory ...
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Command to exit and then relaunch gnome-terminal that can be executed from gnome-terminal?

I was wondering if it is possible to sort of restart gnome-terminal from itself? What I mean by that is, is there a command which I can use to tell gnome-terminal to close and then immediately ...
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Is it possible to make Tab and ^I into separate buttons in terminal?

On my gnome-terminal, ctrl-i maps to Tab. But I want to use both ctrl-i (for a custom hotkey) and Tab (for, umm, tabs). How?
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Ubuntu 14.04 gnome-terminal crashes

After update from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 ... If I try to create a File->New Profile all my gnome-terminals crash ... [ 4253.590969] gnome-terminal-[16274]: segfault at 18 ip 00007f183f81f421 sp ...
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bash script: gnome-terminal does not parse arguments

Using 14.04. I read several posts here and changed the command; however gnome-terminal comes with an error: Failed to parse arguments: Cannot open display: I have a bash script in which several ...
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How to execute a command in multiple Terminals by executing a command in only one? [duplicate]

I am going to have multiple machines that I am going to connect to via SSH so I am going to have multiple Terminal windows up, though what I want to do is to execute a command so that all the machines ...
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proplem pasting to terminal [duplicate]

I have a problem when I want to copy a command into the terminal of Ubuntu. For example, if I want to copy this command and paste it to the terminal: wget http://www.sbrac.org/files/build - ...
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Out of the box into the terminal

I am wondering if there is a possibility to modify Ubuntu (ver. 14 although I'd update to 15 if it helps in the effort) in such a way that you boot into the terminal rather than the desktop. I am not ...
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Apt-get/Terminal can't detect CD in drive when trying to install

I can't find anything online that is relevant to my issue! I've checked around the answers here, and have referenced google and other ubuntu help sites, and can't find this specific problem or ...
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Auto-Snap a Terminal (or Nautilus) when Opened [duplicate]

Like 98% of the time I open a Terminal or Nautilus, I want to use it snapped to the right/left... especially if I am using more than one instance of them. Can I configure my Ubuntu to open any ...
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Ubuntu terminal is not showing the character 'm'

I cant type the english character m in the terminal. Let's say, when I try to write a command like firefox site.com terminal shows something like that: firefox site.co Or if I write my name ...
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what's going in /usr/bin/gnome-terminal?

I noticed that there were no processes named "gnome-terminal" although I was using so called "gnome-terminal" which was invoked by clicking the icon on the menu bar on desktop. $ ps -au | grep gnome ...
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Getting <ctrl> + <backspace> to delete words in gnome-terminal and vim insert mode

It seems like <ctrl> + W deletes backwards one word at a time. That's great, but I'd really really this work with <ctrl> + <backspace> like most other apps. What's the best way to ...
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How to interact with window behind gnome-terminal on shortcut key press?

I often use Terminal to write code in vim, and as my Terminal is see-through I am able to see what it behind it, so if I have a manual behind it in a browser window or something like that, then I can ...