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

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How to configure up arrow to search the history? [duplicate]

How can I configure the ↑ key to get commands from history? Example: If I type p and press ↑ then it should only show commands in the history starting with "p" like python, php, perl, etc. ...
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How to add image at the background of terminal in Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

During customization I want to add an image as the terminal background.
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gnome terminal scrollbar visibility

According the manual below https://help.gnome.org/users/gnome-terminal/stable/pref-scrolling.html.en There is an option (Edit ▸ Profile Preferences ▸ Scrolling) "Scrollbar visibility" so that you ...
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Opening a file from terminal only by typing its name

I know that xdg-open will open from terminal a file in the user's preferred application like this: xdg-open filename But I wonder how can I open a file from the current directory in its default ...
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Ubuntu UI unresponsive but can ssh in, how do I log out the remote over ssh?

I want to log out the user session of a remote Ubuntu 12.04 x64 (laptop) by ssh'ing and running a command. I know I can reboot with a simple sudo reboot but don't want to if I can help it, I'd ...
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Global menu not working in 13.10

After upgrading to 13.10 the global menu doesn't show for some applications like Terminal and Chrome. Is this a bug or is it normal? Thanks in advance.
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Using installed fonts in gnome-terminal

Recently I have been messing with gnome-terminal to make it look more appealing. I tried using installed fonts that were in my ~/.fonts folder (installed with Font Viewer) but when I edit the ...
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Terminal closes at once when started

When I am using the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T or starting the Terminal app from the menu, Terminal appears for a second and suddenly closes. I have to work with xterm for now. I know this behaviour was made ...
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How to set the default terminal window screen co-ordinates when Ctrl + Alt + T is pressed?

I would like my terminal to show up at a specific co-ordinates on my screen when Ctrl + Alt + T is pressed. Currently, terminal always shows up in the top-left corner. I have to drag each and every ...
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gnome-termial is totally transparent… after upgrade to 13.10

This is the capture of the monitor. what you see only with edges is gnome-terminal After the upgrade to 13.10, can't do anything with gnome terminal. Only a right click works. Tried to change a ...
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How to show a running clock in terminal before the command prompt

I prefer to use terminal and spend most of the time using it. I am searching a way to see time in terminal while I use it parallel. The time would change automatically when it passes. It would be ...
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Running a Adobe AIR application on a headless remote server

I am trying to install an Adobe AIR file running ssh in a terminal (no GUI): sudo Adobe\ AIR\ Application\ Installer -silent -eulaAccepted MyAirApp.air But I receive the following error: (Adobe ...
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In Ubuntu, is there any terminal that allows for the position of the cursor to be moved with the mouse?

For example, if I find I miss one letter in a long command, currently I need to press ← to move the cursor, which is slow. Why can't we use mouse to put the cursor in the place we want?
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why can't navigate to Downloads

I am trying to navigate to my Downloads folder. I got to /home but no further... I did cd /home/Downloads and /downloads and sudo cd /home/downloads (I don't know if the last is correct, but anyway) ...
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'j' key is not working in terminal

My j key is not working in my Ubuntu 12.04 terminal. It's working in capital form and also in vim. Is there any way I can fix it? How can I install a alternative terminal?
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How to open new tab in existing window using keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu

Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T opens a new terminal window on Linux. By default it opens 1 new terminal window. Is there a way how to customize how many new tabs are going to be opened? E.g. by using ...
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Ubuntu default terminal missing on 13.04

There was a problem with my Unity on Ubuntu 13.04 install in which I could not see any icons after logging in. Just a blank screen. Used ccsm to purge Unity, reinstalled it and reset the settings ...
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How to launch a terminal from script and another script to run in terminal

I run a script when I log in that basically looks like this: chromium-browser & xchat & cd ~/randomdir && gnome-terminal & qbittorrent & On the third line (cd ~/randomdir ...
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What does “Output has been suspended by pressing Ctrl+S” mean?

I have encountered this for the first time in Ubuntu 13.10. What is the meaning of this message across the top of the terminal? Is it a warning or a suggestion? Unless I press Ctrl+Q, it doesn't ...
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Gnome-terminal tabs: no contrast between active and inactive tabs

In Ubuntu 13.04, I often have multiple tabs open in gnome-terminal. The problem is that, while I can set the title of each tab, it is very hard to tell which tab is active -- the color and rendering ...
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Mutt leaves lots of empty lines on terminal after it quits

Any idea why it does this? There's bunch of empty lines between my prompt every time I quit the app. Is there fix or workaround for this?
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How to set default terminal to tilda or yakuake when using “Open in terminal” from folder

When I am inside folder in nautilus I want to be able to open that folder in terminal. This can be done with nautilus-open-terminal package described in Where is 'open in terminal'? However, ...
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Can I use source test1.sh with gnome-terminal -x?

I am executing 2 shell scripts from the main using source. main.sh: #/bin/sh a=1 b=2 c=3 gnome-terminal -x sh -c ". ./test1.sh|less" (note the source ".") gnome-terminal -x sh -c ". ...
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How do I get emacs to open in the terminal when it is being used as the config editor?

I like to use emacs as my configuration editor, so it is the default for programs like git or cron. So I used sudo update-alternatives --config editor And chose emacs24 from the list. Unlike Vim ...
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Colormake not working properly

I'm having a problem to use colormake (1) (2). First I installed it with apt-get and try to compile my makefile, but what I got, wasn't colourized properly. In other words, colors are changed, but ...
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Some help with my terminal

When I access the terminal it always comes out something like user @ ubuntu: ~ $ , but now after trying to install a .tar.gz driver for my printer (my PC still does not recognize it), I get only ...
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Cannot type at all in Terminal?

I seem to be unable to type in Terminal at all - there is no $ mark, just a flashing white block in the top left corner. It's a Lubuntu install using the Chrubuntu script. I recently switched the ...
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why can't I create a new gnome terminal profile or edit one?

When I create a new gnome profile, it isn't saved when I hit close. When I create a new gnome profile, I can't edit the preferences to change things like the colour, font, etc., either. I also can't ...
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how to find out more with command gdb when gnome-terminal crashes?

Is this dependent on which themes are actually set with gnome-tweak-tool, when gnome-terminal crashes ? At moment here gnome-terminal is crashing often ( conflict between themes and lang-settings in ...
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Can't enter my password in Terminal [duplicate]

I need to install a package using Terminal, I could type in the entire command for it, but when it asked for my password in the Terminal, it wouldn't let me type anything! What do I do?
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If I close a terminal does it kill the processes inside of it? [duplicate]

If I am in the middle of using the terminal, say to apt-get something; If I click the x / close button, does the Terminal continue to run in the background? To afraid to try it, cause I don't ...
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Terminal and software center missing

I cannot find either the Ubuntu Software center or the terminal anywhere on my computer. I downloaded virtualbox from their website and after it started applying changes in the software center the ...
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zsh up-line-or-history does not work in gnome-terminal and tmux

I use Ubuntu 13.04, zsh with oh-my-zsh and up-line-or-history is bind to up arrow (default settings of oh-my-zsh). But this work only in urxvt. I try to use DEBIAN_PREVENT_KEYBOARD_CHANGES in my ...
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What does the '|' (vertical bar) character mean in a Terminal command? [duplicate]

Example: In a Terminal command xdpyinfo | grep resolution (that I have taken from an answer), does the | character mean that the xdpyinfo output shall be sent to the grep program input for printing a ...
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Program not running properly when run in terminal

I am running C++ programs using the Gnome terminal emulator in Ubuntu 10.04. The program has a number of steps and I get the program to print something to terminal after every one to tell me how far ...
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The fastest way to create a file from a terminal

What is the simplest way to create a file using a command-line? Usually I use: touch filename But is this the simplest/fastest way?
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Check available webcams via command line

is that a terminal command that lists all the webcams connected to my computer, including the native one? Maybe using ffmpeg package?
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Why are all the prefences greyed out when trying to edit a Terminal profile?

I can't edit a terminal profile. Can't edit the default one, and can't edit the new one when I make a new one. All the options are greyed out. Anyone know whey they would be? I used to be able to do ...
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Unable to copy from vim to system clipboard

As said in the title I am unable to copy from vim to system clipboard. Viceversa works, copying from outside vim and pasting with p is ok. I have installed clipboard support, vim version is 7.3.429: ...
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How to move between 2 very different directories in the terminal?

When I move files with a GUI file manager, I navigate to the source and destination directory in 2 different windows, and then drag and drop. Is there a way to do this in BASH (move a file to a ...
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How to understand Commands used in Ubuntu [closed]

I want to understand the commands which are used for doing anything in Ubuntu means starting from sudo, apt-get, to everything .I want to have the knowledge of commands used in Ubuntu.I have searched ...
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changing the terminal line colors by commands

i want to change my gnome-terminal lines color by using commands. can somebody tell me how? i know how change it by going to profile and clicking Profiles" - "Profile preferences" - "color" - ...
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Bring all open terminal windows forward using a script

I am trying to use a script suggested for an answer I asked earlier, however I am having trouble getting it to work. The script should bring all instances of a program (whose name is passed as an ...
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Shortcut to bring all open terminals to the front

After I navigate out to a webpage or editor, is there any way to bring all the open terminals back to the front in their original positions? It is a bit of a pain clicking the terminal icon and then ...
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How do I configure terminal using .profile?

I want to change some configuration of terminal, but I did not find MAIL, PATH, PS1, and PS2 in .profile. Please tell me where will I find these, and what I have to do if I want to change PS1, PS2 ...
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Why is my Ubuntu terminal becoming fully transparent?

I have downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and I am facing a problem with the terminal. Without any particular reason, it suddenly becomes completely transparent (like the inside part of the window or, at times, ...
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Warnings during update

Update manager failed to work, returning the error message "Requires installation of untrusted packages". I poked around answers and used get-apt from the command line. During the update I got two ...
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Can I hide tab bar in gnome-terminal even when I use multiple tab?

I am asking this, because I can't seems to find question regarding this. I love gnome-terminal, because I can copy paste from/to this terminal window, and because I already set it up to use bitmap ...
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I removed gnome-screensaver

I removed gnome-screensaver to install xscreensaver, but for some reason, it failed to run gnome-shell. I ran It manually but it failed. I also do sudo dpkg but no work. Before that, I installed ...
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ZSH is not launched while opening a new terminal with `gnome-terminal`

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and started using zsh. The way I changed my shell is $ sudo chsh -s /usr/bin/zsh I changed my prompt theme etc and the changes kicked in. When I do a echo $SHELL I can see ...