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

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Read file over HTTP in Shell

I want to know if it is possible to read files over HTTP like: $ cat http://example.com/archive/myhouse.txt Is it possible? And is there any extra or better ways to do it? Thanks!
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rvm how turn it on always when we open terminal in ubuntu 13.10

I am new user of 13.10 ubuntu I am facing one problem when want to install rvm, even though it is already install and using it on virtualt box. Problem is that when i start terminal and put to check ...
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Autocomplete terminal commands [duplicate]

I had done this previously but now I don't remember the trick, Something like when you type in command in terminal it should auto complete it by matching it with the similar commands given in History, ...
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Gnome session log getting too large

Under my user a hidden system folder .cache/upstart/ is getting insanely large - 99G. This is mainly due to a file gnome-session.log. Does anybody know what this folder is and why it may get so large? ...
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How to change terminal theme / behavior?

Like Excel / .Net / Java can terminal also be a user friendly ? In current scenario it's single colour window single font and working with merely zero GUI, limited people who are aware about commands ...
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How to view multiple files in single terminal?

Sometimes I may need to access multiple log files for troubleshooting , but I don't want to open them in different terminals. What I want is to open them in same terminal. Is there any way I can ...
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How to set Monaco font in GNOME Terminal?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I installed the Monaco font from here. The font is visible in Font Manager. I can also set the font in GVim. However, if I try to set this font in GNOME Terminal, that is ...
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Default path changed after uninstalling python and reinstalling ubuntu-desktop

I was trying to uninstall python3 from ubuntu 12.04 with the following command: sudo apt-get remove --purge python3* and it just remove many things from system, including the ubuntu-desktop. After ...
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Creating executable file with password included in a script

How can I execute a sudo command by double clicking an icon ( password should be part of the script). Please help! Excuse if question is a blunder. My gnome-ppp is not detecting my BSNL modem when I ...
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How to lists different image-formats recursively in a tree?

How would I efficiently go about searching for .png | .svg | .xpm image-files in a complex and recursively structured hierarchy in one query, using terminal (and if possible | (pipe) tree in the same ...
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Change “date” Command To 12 Hour Time Instead Of 24

When I type "date" in gnome-terminal, or xterm it reads out in 24 hour time, is there any way to make it use 12 hour. According to "date --help" using "%r" should do the trick, but there are no ...
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Nautilus Open Terminal not working

I have installed Nautilus-open-terminal but still i am not getting the Open terminal option.
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NCurses reports ~ instead of Numpad_HOME with Gnome-Terminal [closed]

I've written a small program that makes use of ncurses. When I run this program in gnome-terminal (U13.10) on my laptop (ASUS M70SA), ncurses reports the ~ key (126) when I press numpad HOME (numpad ...
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Gnome-terminal in Kubuntu shrinks to minimum size

When I open a gnome-terminal in Kubuntu 13.10, the window shrinks to the minimum size, about 20 columns and 1 row. This also occurs when I maximize and then restore the window, or I use the Terminal ...
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12.04 ctrl-alt-8/2 window snap problems only with terminal window

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04, I have dual screens running on an nvidia gtx 760 running 331.49 drivers. Not sure whether this is relevant or not, but I have only the launcher bar enabled ...
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How to efficiently switch between several terminal windows using the keyboard?

Alt+Tab lets me only switch between windows belonging to different applications. I often use about four terminal bound applications at the same time (e.g. IPython, VIM, fish for system and fish for ...
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Need help with an script executed in terminal

Can anybody tell me what is wrong in this script? `for i in {1..7}; do for j in {1..5}; $a =$ix630; $y =$jx900; do mogrify -crop $ax$y+675+900 +repage ...
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bash_profile colors

I have found these settings in many bash profile files and I don't know what they mean or do. Can anybody explain them? Thanks! # Terminal colors NM="\[\033[0;38m\]" #means no background and white ...
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Drag text from terminal?

Is there anyway I can drag the text out from terminal and release in some other terminal or text file? I am asking for a laptop, where a touchpad is used.
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terminal + ssh doesn't display UTF correctly

I have a remote server, to which I connect via SSH. On separate Mac OS and Gentoo computers, when I connect to this server, unicode works fine. On my brand new Ubuntu installation, I don't see ...
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After 13.10 Upgrade: ROXTerm default terminal

I have just upgraded to 13.10 and found that Ctrl+Alt+T will now launch ROXTerm (of which I haven't even heard before). Opening a "Terminal" from the Dash still opens the old gnome terminal. Why did ...
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Terminal default workspace when using keyboard shortcut

I was happily working with my terminal when I accidentally moved it to another workspace by using Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Arrow. As I've noticed my mistake, I moved the window again to the initial ...
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How do I set the default terminal profile?

So I was messing around with profiles in the Terminal, I was wondering how to make the profile I setup as the default profile whenever I load up terminal.
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automatic start fish shell in terminal window

I would like to have separate shortcut at my desktop just for the fish shell, Having a command like that does not start a window with fish shell : gnome-terminal fish If there is no solution for ...
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How can I upgrade from 12.10 to 13.10 via terminal using USB rather than from internet?

While upgrading from 12.10 to 13.10 I was unable to select the upgrade option as follow, the same happened while I was trying to upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04 booting from USB Presently I have a ...
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Can I mount and run an iso from my terminal?

I broke my gui, and am trying to install an iso of windows I have. Is it possible to do from the terminal?
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Issue when sudo something after a hostname change

I was tired of my system's name so i decided to change it. I gksudo gedit /etc/hostname and changed my first and never touched computer name to a new one. Then now when i sudo something like sudo ...
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How to make “Search on Google” available in selected text's context menu in gnome-terminal?

I want to have an option like Search on Google available in selected text's context menu in gnome-terminal. Something similar to the option which is available in selected text's context menu in google ...
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Do some action when some command is executed!

I want to write a script which can capture every command entered by the user in terminal and then do some things depending upon the command entered: For example: If user enters $> firefox I ...
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How Do I Open Wakfu From the Terminal?

I am trying to launch the game Wakfu from the terminal. I am doing this so I can make a shortcut for it, but I need to know the command for it. How do I do this, or how do I find out how to do this? I ...
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Terminal does not return when typing

I know this is weird but out of the blue, today I copied a long command into the terminal and instead of word wrapping as its supposed to, it started overwriting the same line. The command executed ...
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What is the Name of System Settings for terminal [duplicate]

What can I type to launch system settings from the terminal
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Gnome Terminal to have the same color change, based on the background, as Unity?

This is a silly question, but I would like to know if it is possible, as the title says, to make Gnome Terminal on Ubuntu to change its background color (default purple) to a color based on the ...
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Is it possible to save the scrollback in Gnome's Terminal?

So I've run this long, involved difficult test that has a huge amount of output. This time, some problem has cropped up and I need to search through the output. To do that, I have to save the ...
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Install Ubuntu Mode Terminal in ubuntu 12.04

I have 1 Question, can you help me to tell me about : how to install ubuntu mode terminal in ubuntu 12.04 without graphict?
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Why one of the package s I've installed is unaccessible in Guake Terminal?

I installed Rails framework (Ruby on Rails) on my Ubuntu. Today after I installed Guake Terminal, and I called Rails command in it => The program 'rails' is currently not installed Rails still ...
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How to execute several commands after each other with one request to the terminal (without using a file)?

I could (1) prepare a file with typed commands seperated by end-line, (2) make it executable, (3) run it from a file-system manager or the terminal. But this is ridiculous for not repeatable and ...
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How to establish dsl connection via terminal

I've created a DSL connection. Now I want to established this connection via terminal. How I can do it?
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hdiutil: command not found

I want to convert a .iso file to a .img file. So I write: hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/home/antu/target.img ~/home/antu/ubuntu.iso in a terminal window. It shows that: hdiutil: command not ...
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how do you withdraw statistics from website using ping option in Terminal?

Simple question how do you ping using terminal for example Google and get back the statistics of it? I mean packets transmitted packets lost ttl etc. because I tried different options using ping ...
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How to activate support for ANSI escape in terminal?

The ri tool of Ruby for the documentation offers the possibility to output ANSI escape sequences, but the terminal has to support it. How is it possible to activate support for ANSI escape sequences ...
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Show recent modified/created files using Terminal

Is there any command to display the recently modified/created files? Which one...?
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Can't get the right colors in gnome terminal

I want to use a base16 colorscheme from here. The steps I followed: cloned the repo ran the scripts changed the terminal profile to base16-default (which did change the colors) This is the result ...
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Executable files, office, mathematical equations [closed]

I am student of software engineering, so for those purposes, I need some software to run it. I have to create c++ programs and I have got a development environment. But don't know where and how will ...
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Is it possible to merge multiple gnome-terminal windows into a single tabbed view? [duplicate]

I had 2 tabs open in gnome-terminal and I detached them by dragging the tab away. Now I have 2 gnome-terminal tabs with my work present, and I would like to clean up my desktop clutter - is there a ...
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13.10 - Blank terminal prompt (no working directory displayed)

Upon opening a new terminal window, I'm getting a blank prompt with a flashing cursor. New terminal window / blank promp (image) This just started happening the last couple days and I can't seem to ...
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Error creating Android emulator

When I try to create an Android SDK from terminal like ./android create avd -n nexus4 -t 19 --skin 768x1280 I get an error like Valid ABIs: no ABIs. Error: This platform has more than one ABI. ...
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Terminal is blank on second user account

This is a weird problem: after moving /home to a new disk, my gnome terminal does not execute any command. It is just blank: It does not contain the usual name@computer:~# I can enter text in it ...
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How to create a new user without home directory and with specific UID

How can I add a new user "Kids" with UID = 500 and without home directory with adduser command in terminal? I'm trying this: sudo adduser --no-create-home --uid ID 500 Kids and after correctly ...
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Is there a way to merge multiple gnome-terminal windows into a single tabbed window?

From a tabbed gnome-terminal window, it's easy to drag tabs out to live in their own window. Is it possible to do the opposite, to merge two gnome-terminals into a single tabbed window?