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

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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?
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What is the meaning of output in terminal when I run mysql-workbench

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS with mysql workbench version 5.2.38. I am trying to fix this problem mysql-workbench only shows splash screen when being launched When I run $ mysql-workbench I ...
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Downgrade gnome 3.10 to gnome 3.8?

I found some problems with gnome 3.10, so I want to downgrade to the 3.8. My ubuntu versio is 13.10.
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Command to open new terminal window from the current terminal?

I installed xdotool by running sudo apt-get install xdotool and throw xdotool key ctrl+alt+t command to open a new terminal window from the current one.But it was not working. What was the command ...
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how to copy and paste a file

i want copy and paste a file name of the file is mkoctfile.m and is currently in this path /usr/share/octave/3.2.4/m/miscellaneous/mkoctfile.m i want to paste it in the following path ...
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How can I disable the Terminal Emulator for certain users?

How to prevent specific users from using the terminal emulator?! I make a trick by writing a script in .bashrc which request a user to enter a password to be able to use the terminal emulator. But ...
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Terminal closes after entering a non-existing command

This seems to be a bug, but i'm not sure which package to report it on. Try this: Open gnome-terminal shift-ctrl-t (open a new tab) type: foo foo & The tab is closed Correct behavior would be ...
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Use Shift+Insert to paste from clipboard in gnome-terminal?

I would like to press Shift+Insert and have that execute a paste from the clipboard (the thing that Ctrl+C copies to) inside of gnome-terminal. In 13.10, Shift+Insert pastes from the selection ...
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How can I change my command line (bash) prompt?

i'm new to ubuntu .presently i'm using ubuntu 12.04 version.I want to know how to change terminal's displaying text. currently my terminal displaying the text.. narasimha@narasimha:~$ how can i ...
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Gearman problem when trying to run PHP cli

When I run the following command in terminal: php somePHPfile.php The following error happens: PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib/php5/20100525/gearman.so' - ...
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How can I change gnome terminal font in command line?

I know how to change gnome's terminal font using the gui But I would like to do the same using the terminal (automated way). How can I do that ?
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How do we switch to another folder using terminal commands? [duplicate]

In olden days of DOS, we had cd command to switch folders. The case does not seem same like DOS. Please help
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How to open a new Terminal with shell prompt and running multiple commands in Command Line?

I want to Open a new Terminal in from within terminal. It should have Shell prompt as well as already run few commands. How to do it ?
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Trying to issue a command through a Launcher

So I am attempting to get a one click minecraft server. I have all the code, and all the programs, but cannot for the life of me work out why this won't work. So I have a launcher with this as the ...
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How to keep your terminal running when laptop lid is closed

This my first time using Ask Ubuntu so something might go wrong I am running Ubuntu 13.10 on a laptop. I'm making a server (Not a Ubuntu server) and I need to 24/7, I normally have my laptop charging ...
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How to run g++-4.7 installed in the machine using g++ command?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10(Saucy). I installed g++-4.7 in my machine. But when I tried to run g++ or tried to check the version it is showing that the package is not installed. $ g++ --version The ...
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Bold colors not matching text

On Ubuntu 13.10 I have my terminal profile preference checked to have bold color Same as text color. Yet when I run a script to check my colors I get the following output: This is really throwing ...
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Why aren't my bold colors displaying properly?

I am trying to get solarized to work in the gnome-terminal, tmux, and vim. It has been a chore. Just when I thought I had them set up properly I noticed that my bold font colors aren't displaying ...
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How do I connect to an IBM Mainframe?

How do I connect to a x3270 IBM Mainframe using the GNOME Terminal? I am not sure how to do this. Is there any documentation on it?
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How to make a shortcut for the command kerio-kvc start, stop and restart commands?

Every time I want t use this software I have to type /etc/init.d/kerio-kvc {start|stop|restart} in terminal. How can I define a shortcut command in terminal to do that?
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How to run application from terminal forever? [duplicate]

I start jenkins web server using command java -jar jenkins.war. It works great. When I close terminal the application stops. How to make it run even if I close terminal session ?
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Explain: eval `dircolors /path/to/dircolorsdb`

Would someone be able to explain to me what this line does. I understand that eval creates a command by concatenating arguments. I also understand that the the text will execute because they are ...
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Why does gnome-terminal $TERM display xterm

I'm trying to get the solarized color scheme in my terminal and am working through some tutorials online. I have run across the $TERM environment variable that from my understanding is the current ...
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Does terminal have quickedit mode?

I like the quickedit mode in Windows cmd. It is convinient to copy and paste. So I am searching a way to make it done in Ubuntu terminal. Quickedit mode in Windows cmd: make selection in terminal ...
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How to use Linux and install Drivers? [duplicate]

I am new in Linux and have recently installed successfully. How do I update drivers and plugins in Ubuntu? Is there any driver finder for Linux or where do I download the source? How do you install ...