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

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VIM in gnome-terminal keeps printing weird 001B character

I have VIM installed on Ubuntu 12.04, and run the terminal version in the gnome-terminal. However, recently (I don't know what caused the change) when editing files in VIM it will sometimes insert a ...
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Lost name of tabs in gnome-terminal

After trying to installing one of the themes I lost names of tabs I reset settings in terminal, dconf, reinstall gnome-terminal but no luck. Theme was reset but tabs not come back. Also when I'm ...
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Pipelining and xargs

I am trying to delete some .class file from a directory. So first I have tired to count the available .class file using the following command (after going to the directory) - $ find . -name *.class ...
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man, info pages for a specific flag [duplicate]

The man and info pages can be rather long. I only want information about a specific flag for a command. Example: man ls -a should return information about the a flag for the ls command, maybe ...
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How to create a command script to run by clicking an icon [duplicate]

Essentially what I want to do is generate an icon so I can kill Chrome from it. I know the command I want to use is killall chrome but i want to run it from a desktop icon.
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shell script not working properly

I'm writing the below script but it seems not to work as this is the output: ## entered first loop ## [==1.0]: command not found [==2.0]: command not found ## entered first loop ## [==1.0]: command ...
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Extremely poor performance in Ubuntu Server 12.04.5 LTS

I am trying to host a Minecraft server in Ubuntu Server 12.04.5 LTS. For some reason, my computer responds extremely slowly to any executed command or process. When starting up, it can take anywhere ...
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Need help installing Micromax Modem MMX210G

How can I install Micromax MMX210G Modem on Ubuntu 14.04.1?
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gnome-terminal instantly closes after messing with the profile settings

I am using Gnome Terminal in Ubuntu 14.04 and I modified the profile preferences, setting it to start with a custom command instead of the default. I can't remember what that custom command was, but ...
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How to change terminal preference using command

I want to change terminal preferences using command. I know how to do that by using profile preference but is it possible to change using commands? I have seen this question which helps to change it ...
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Get output on External terminal except working Terminal

I am new user of Linux, i am working on Terminal and making .cpp and .cs Programs. I want to see my output on external terminal like monodevelope External terminal.
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How to remove configuration files of package without its reinstallation

I want to remove configuration files of a package (the system one at least), but avoid reinstalling the package because of its size. Basically I want to do this sudo apt-get purge my-gigabyte-package ...
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Terminal or Konsole? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with KDE graphical environment. KDE has Konsole as terminal emulator. Now I have Terminal and Konsole both on my Ubuntu. My question is which one should I use to run command? ...
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Changing Background Image in Multiple Terminals

I was wondering if anyone would know how to change the background image in the terminal in a unique way. I know how to change it so that every instance of the terminal has the same background, but I ...
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Why Gnome Terminal doesn't display a specific font as available

Commands I've tried: sudo updatedb sudo fc-cache -fv sudo reboot Dispite this I was unable to make Monofur font to display as available for the Gnome Terminal in a machine with Ubuntu 14.10 ...
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How to create External Terminal? [duplicate]

Salam, I am new in Linux. I am making Cpp Program in Linux. I am successfully create it and run it . but my output appears on working terminal. I want to see my Output on External terminal which show ...
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Terminal has no option to “open new tab” and no label in tabs

In a fresh install, I have a terminal like everyone else on the Internet, but it is a weird one for me. Here's what my terminal looks like: It is missing 'user@hostname' above Note that there's ...
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switching a job (pid) from running as root to just running as the current user

I recently installed BitTorrent Sync version 2.0. It's purdy awesome! I've made a terrible error though. During the install process I ran sudo ./btsync instead of just ./btsync. I'm pretty sure that's ...
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Geany no support greek language

I am using Geany for C programming. My code contains some greek sentences,I set the Default Encoding to GREEK(ISO-8859-7), but when I try to execute the program the greek letters show up like this. ...
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How can I truly clear a terminal window? [duplicate]

When I run clear in the terminal, the tab appears to be cleared of text, with only a fresh command prompt visible in the top left corner. However, the scrollbar is still active and if I scroll up, I ...
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can't type my password in terminal [duplicate]

I am trying to install torrent, so I typed some commands like: sudo apt-get install libssl0.9.8:i386 after this command: [sudo] password for shiddhant: here is the problem comes, the cursor was ...
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Memory location of clipboard

I am looking for 2 answers. Where does ubuntu store its clipboard? How to view the clipboard text in terminal other than simply pasting?
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Open the terminal on the guest OS from Host OS

Guest OS - 14.04 Host Os - 14.10 Is it possible to open the gnome-terminal on the guest OS from the host OS ? By ssh,we can access the terminal of the guest OS on the Host OS itself. But I want ...
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Gnome Terminal Infinite loop

unknowingly I have placed gnome-terminal --geometry=120x80+50+50 command in Gnome terminal's Edit->profile and preferences->general's run custom command. Now when I start terminal, it keeps ...
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How to copy and paste all text recovered in Terminal with `strings` command?

I want to recover text from a .doc file that wouldn't open in any text editors (msoffice word, libreoffice writer). I have found this answer saying to use a command like strings foo.doc | less ...
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Notification upon task completion in terminal [duplicate]

Is there a feature which gives a notification if the terminal is idle? It would be very useful while compiling and executing large codes and doing something side by side.
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How Can Solve VLC Installation [duplicate]

I am Using Ubuntu 14.10! VLC is My Default media player! But all on a sudden I found that the player has been This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or ...
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14.04 - gnome terminal missing after installing virtualbox

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu having switched over from Windows. I was playing around with Oracle Virtualbox but after I installed it there were a few problems when I rebooted my laptop. The unity launcher ...
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How to downgrade the gnome terminal

I want to downgrade the gnome-terminal from 3.10.2 to 3.6.2, like in How to downgrade packages on Ubuntu? I tried using synaptic but without success and I don't think it's as easy as with any other ...
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Terminal shows black screen Ubuntu 14.04

When I open the terminal in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, it shows a black window with no buttons. Nothing's visible, not even the minimise or close button. However all the commands that I type, work ...
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key shortcut to show own terminal

I have a terminal already open among a bunch of stuff open and I am looking for a key shortcut to get the terminal right away. I am aware of the alt+tab combination but it's to painful to repeatedly ...
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Opening a terminal from 14.04 Installation Disk

Does anybody know of a way to open a Terminal from the Ubuntu 14.04 Installation Disk? If so, is there a way to format a drive / clean it from then? Any help is very much appreciated!
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Terminal Short-cut ctrl + alt + T, 2 terminals, different size

In Ubuntu, you can change the default size of the terminal using (edit>profile preferences) to change the size. How can you use the shortcut for bringing up terminal ctrl+alt+T to create two terminals ...
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Restore terminal background in ubuntu unity [duplicate]

Here how my terminal look, it's ugly. and I want to restore it to the Purple background with the gray test color. Like the default installation.
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Terminal Profiles - Change Directory When Changing Profile

I wanted to set up a profile for running a specific application. I was hoping that when I go to "Terminal -> Change Profile -> MyAppProfile" I could set the profile up to change to the appropriate ...
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Copy text between two different sessions of terminal for different users?

I have on my ubuntu two users, user1 and user2. user1 is the main user, but user2 I use it only for development for a specific project that required it like that. I use vim editor, with the ...
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Terminal color scheme not working

How can I reset gnome-terminal color scheme? My terminal not showing color difference when I use ls command. All files and directories shown in white. It's difficult to see which one is directory and ...
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changing default program

I accidentally changed my torrent magnet link default file to terminal instead of transmission, and the remember this application check box is checked. So now i am stuck in opening up terminal ...
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How to set a proxy for terminal?

I am looking to set a proxy for terminal. What I need is I want to send all terminal communications to the internet through a proxy, say tor. I tried to set a system wide proxy set up. But Terminal ...
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Location or arp cache

I can see my arp cache if I enter arp into the terminal. I want to know the file location of the arp cache in Ubuntu.
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tmux in terminal forcing 16 color approximation

In the Ubuntu version of gnome-terminal I'm seeing a weird problem with colors that I know is somehow related to gnome-terminal because this same setup works fine with iTerm2 on my Mac. From terminal ...
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ctrl alt t opening ROXTerm

I always use ctrl+alt+t to open my terminal, then it randomly started opening roxterm instead of the normal terminal, how do I change it back? Please advise.
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clear command in terminal leaves stray characters

I'm new to the Linux community, and I'm learning a bit of terminal commands too. While using clear command in the Terminal, I found that it leaves some stray characters behind. That is : What can ...
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Terminal: Replacing Ctrl+r with Ctrl+k

I'm using Ctrl+r for searching command history in the terminal but this keyboard shortcut is not comfortable for me. I would prefer using Ctrl+k How can I update this keyboard shortcut? (Updating ...
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shell script for connect server through ssh terminal?

How to write shell script for connect multiple server through ssh terminal. Its should open multiple tab in terminal and connect multiple servers through ssh ex ssh test@192.168.2.1 ssh ...
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Gnome terminal does not take lowercase 'a' input from keyboard

my Ubuntu terminal doesn't take lowercase letter 'a' only. Also it parses 'a' every time I copy some text in terminal containing 'a'. For 'a', now I have to use Insert+a every time. The lower-case ...
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When to apt-get upgrade

It seems that every time I install software an apt-get update is helpful but when exactly is an apt-get upgrade necessary? Or perhaps, when is it helpful?
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Creating command history list

Is there a way to display a list comprised of the last n terminal commands made by a particular user ?
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Is it possible to remove the default terminal and replace it with some other terminal (like terminator or terminology)?

Some non-default terminals have got extra features like splitting window etc. We can always use those terminals without uninstalling the original one but is there a way to remove the original one? ...
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Save and restore tabs with name of terminal

I have a Terminal window with a dozen named tabs open *(gnome-terminal) I would like to save the current configuration and have it restored with names and directories. Is there a way to do this? I've ...