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

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Writing (“injecting”) text into existing Ubuntu terminal

Given the name of an already running terminal (gnome-terminal maybe?), is there a way to write text into it from another program? I am basically looking for a way to start compilation from a text ...
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command prompt stuck on same line

Sometimes (rarely) it happens that when I hit enter on a terminal, the command prompt doesn't go to the next line, but it gets printed again on the same line. My work around is to simply close the ...
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Bash History not containing all history and blank after reboot, how to resolve?

I've recently upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and realized my terminal bash history is not surviving reboots. cat ~/.bash_history gave me a permissions denied error. I, possibly unnecessarily or ...
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How to create a launcher on the desktop which opens a random application?

I want to make a launcher which opens a random application. So I looked it up on this site and I found this: How to create a shortcut to start a Windows application with Wine? But I have a ...
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Easy way to know all programs and utilities real names from terminal? [duplicate]

Every time I try to get a program from terminal I don't find it because it doesn't match the real name. Example: Disks name in terminal is gnome-disks. So what the easiest way to know all programs ...
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How to change wireless password from text mode?

I searched for other answers and came up with this, How can I change the wireless pasword from the terminal? It uses gksudo, but I want to do it in text mode of Ubuntu. i.e no graphics. I am using ...
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reset or completely remove an installation/htop

I usually use htop in tty when I need to kill a program... or whatever hangs or slows down my pc,now I screwed it up. I tried making changes in htop from the 'setup' option which is accessed by ...
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Have terminal window & file explorer remember their last size and position

In Ubuntu 13.10 I would like my terminal window to, by default, open with the same size and in the same position as last time. I would like similar behaviour for the file explorer. Is this possible? ...
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Is it possible to show some kind of image when opening gnome-terminal?

Is there any possible way to show splash screen of random pictures(.jpeg or .png) when opening gnome-terminal everytime?
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Error when I open the terminal: `bash: /opt/ros/hydro/setup.bash: No such file or directory`

I've uninstalled ROS with: sudo apt-get purge ros-* Then when I open terminal I get this message. I have no idea how to solve it. P.S. Because of the error I can't install ROS again.
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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 ...