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

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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 ...
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Change default size of terminal

Running uBuntu 14.04 LTS. When I run the Terminal, it always comes up in 80x24 mode. If I run my mouse over the title bar, a series of menu options appear. In the "Terminal" option, I can change to ...
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Changing a process' output to ssh terminal

I have a simple python script: import time counter = 0 while True: print counter counter = counter + 1 time.sleep(10) Let's say this is running on my linuxbox inside LAN and is printing ...
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Keyboard shortcut for “open terminal here” in Ubuntu 15.10

I would like to have a new terminal open when I press F12. However, the tips at Keyboard shortcut for "open a terminal here" seem to not be working on Ubuntu 15.10. How can I create a ...
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How to make “CTRL + ALT + T” open new Terminal window when one is already open?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and would like to know if there is some way to get CTRL + ALT + T to open a new Terminal window even if one is already open (that is rather than just ...
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How to uninstall a program whose content already deleted?

i'm new to Ubuntu Really need help in this problem Now i installed old version of a program that used a port for its processes , i deleted the folder of the program by right click .. remove and didn'...
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Byobu - disable in Gnome Terminal

I like Byobu but I want use it in virtual console only (ctrl+alt+fx). How to disable Byobu in Gnome Terminal? Byobu is enabled via .profile file.
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background tab dissapeared in terminal profile preferences

Recently I tried to solve a problem with evince annotation removal feature I update my version but this didn't solve the problem and I lost the transparency feature that was really handy to start to ...
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Need help configuring Git

So this is going to sound pretty foolish, but I'm just trying to be safe. In the link below, it says that the terminal will require us to enter our name and email. Do we enter in our actual name (if ...
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Access ubuntu terminal from kali

I want to use ubuntu terminal from kali. Is it possible? Because internet doesn't work in ubuntu and I want to fix problems.
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Gnome Terminal crashes on startup due to bad profiles [duplicate]

For some reason, a custom command I had for my default profile for Gnome Terminal is causing my terminal to crash on startup. Is there a way for me to reset the profiles? I've tried reinstalling Gnome ...
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How can I switch between Drives in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

When it comes to Ms-DOS , I can Switch between Different Drives from Command Prompt by typing commands like C: or D: but when it comes to Ubuntu it's not working like this . But How Can I switch To ...
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lowercase “a” not working in gnome-terminal but works in xterm?

I'm hesitant to even post this question as I'm sure it must be something simple but looking around I can't see how gnome-terminal would remap keys where xterm and a "real" terminal (ctrl+atl+F1) would ...
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Why can't I open “Terminal” in Wily?

I've just installed Wily (fresh install, but with shared boot partition and using existing home directory) and am not able to launch "Terminal" ("XTerm" works though). The same problem arises if I use ...
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How can i fix my Terminal login issue?

I've done a stupid mistake on Terminal preferences and now when i open it, it closes. I managed to add a log-in set up when i access Terminal so it will ask me for sudo password. But i accidentally ...
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Path of downloaded files?

I was downloading a file from terminal but thing ticked where the download will go. So How to check default path of downloads in terminal and how to change it via terminal.
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Permissions needed by dircolors

I'm trying to use a custom ~/.dir_colors file to set custom terminal colors. I've got the eval in my .bashrc file and everything, but when dircolors is used with the file option, it does not change ...