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

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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 ...
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How to get out of “sudo -s” command in Terminal?

I entered sudo -s command in terminal, and the it changed from shameek@shameek-K55VD:~$ to root@shameek-K55VD:~#. Now when I click on the close terminal window icon it says, "There is still ...
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The terminalrc in Ubuntu

I knew that, if I want to set the cursor sharp in terminal, the setting will be found at Edit -> Profile Preference -> General tab By accident, I saw a configure file, about terminalrc. Here are the ...
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Is there an alternative to gnome-terminal?

Are there any terminals that can serve as an alternative to gnome-terminal. Do these alternatives have other/extra features ?
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The system is running in low graphics mode on 12.04 [duplicate]

I am in trouble. when i start my system. i receive a massage "The system is running in low-graphics-mode". I am not able to open terminal through alt+ctrl+F1. So give me a proper solution. thanks in ...
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How to map Ctrl+S in vim on gnome-terminal?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and gnome-terminal 3.4.1.1, and I'm trying to map ctrl + s to :update in vim. I added this to my vimrc: map <C-s> :update<CR> I also tried adding this to my ...
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Lubuntu Theme not applied to all programs

I am using Lubuntu 13.04, and I have installed gnome-terminal. But Its menu buttons are not stylized according to the theme I have chosen (Clearlooks). This issue also appears on some other programs, ...
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what are the monospace fonts?

Simple question, what are the monospace fonts ? I know that are fixed size fonts and that are used on terminal, but how can I know which are monospace ? and why if I change it I dont see any change on ...
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Can we control a terminal-window size from a '.desktop' file

The .desktop file opens a python script in the terminal. (with 'Exec' and Terminal = true). Could any other parameters be included so as to open the gnome-terminal in a specific profile or a ...
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Removing Windows XP and installing Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. Since I hate Windows, I would also like to install Ubuntu on my desktop. It has two 1TB drives in ntfs (one drive is 1TB partition and other 1TB is C: 500GB ...
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Pasting paths into gnome-terminal

How can I paste the path to a file or folder into the terminal. When I try to do this, it pastes the path as file:///home/user/path/file. How can I make it paste as a normal path. Guake terminal does ...
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12.04 terminal close. There is still a process running on this terminal

In Ubuntu 12.04, when trying to install multiple packages and close the terminal I get this: There is still a process running in this terminal. Closing the terminal will kill it. From there ...
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How to combine multiple commands in terminal?

I have the following commands. cd import zcat urls1.sql.gz | mysql -u root -p urls cd /var/www/project1/ nano 1.php As of now i'm executing it one by one. Is there a way to combine those ...
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How do I start gnome-terminal with a specific width/height?

I would like to configure gnome-terminal to start with a bigger window by default. How do I do it?
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Can't launch gnome-terminal

Running on Ubuntu 13.04, GNOME Shell 3.6.3.1. If I start it from terminanator, I get this error: mia@mavrica:~$ gnome-terminal Failed to summon the GConf demon; exiting. Failed to activate ...
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Open another terminal window with the same SSH session as original window

Is there a way to open a terminal window ( or tab ) with another instance of an open SSH session ? EDIT: I have a terminal window with a remote ssh session into a server. I want to open a new tab ...
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unable to access mounted iso through terminal

Can anyone tell me please what I'm doing wrong? thanks. P.S since I don't have enough reputation for posting pics (very annoying!) I attacheed a link for my dropbox ...
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Strange message now appears when I open up my terminal

I was recently installing MySQL and everything seemed to go just fine, however, when I opened up my terminal to test a few things out, I got a strange message: No command '“alias' found, did you ...
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Abort after selecting Y for continue

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10. When I want to update and upgrade to 13.04, but this is what I get: jeremiah@jeremiah-Aspire-5315:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade ...
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Quit all instances of `gnome-terminal` via a command

This is half "this'd be useful for me" and half "hobby project" - I was wondering if it's possible to send a command via a gnome-terminal that will quit all instances of a program without using ...
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gnome-terminal does not allow changing the title

I've selected "Replace initial title" setting in gnome-terminal's preferences, but it just shows the default title "Terminal". After reading this answer, I added this to my .bashrc: ...
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Chrubuntu terminal

I used chrubuntu to install Xubuntu on a new Acer C7 chromebook. One thing that's not working correctly is use of the up-arrow key in the terminal...rather than recall the last command it writes: ^[[A ...
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Why is there a strange white border on Gnome Terminal?

I am getting a strange white border for the Gnome terminal in Ubuntu 13.04. Any suggestions as to how to remove it? Here's a screeshot:
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Start application in the background on GNOME

Is there a way to avoid bringing an application to the front when opening it? I'm launching an app several times trough a terminal window (running a custom c++ program) and it keeps popping up when ...
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Command-line to switch between profiles in gnome-terminal

I created a new profile for gnome-terminal and I can switch between "Implicit" profile and the new created profile as you can see in the below image: Now I wonder how can I switch between profiles ...
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zsh crashed with rvm and bash_completion

I have installed zsh to my gnome terminal(Ubuntu 12.04). And they crashed on: /home/xdsemx/.rvmrc:13: command not found: shopt /home/xdsemx/.rvmrc:21: command not found: shopt ...
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Why I am getting this “cannot remove” line in terminal?

I use Terminal a lot. And just recently noticed this line popping in right after I stop being root (after i type exit). /bin/rm: cannot remove `/run/user/root/gvfs': Is a directory Why/What is ...
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I messed up my terminal. Is there a way to return it to default? [duplicate]

What I mean by messing up is I put on preferences a repetitive command when starting terminal saying to start terminal. So now it just starts again and again and I cannot go to preferences to delete ...
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How to fix BUS error?

I recently installed updates on my Precise Pangolin. End of the day I found out that I can no longer execute applications in the Terminal! Here's what I get: What is wrong? Any help is ...
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Lock Terminal Size

Is there a way for me to lock the terminal screen size so that it can not be changed? I.e. double clicking the file bar will not maximize the screen, I can not drag the corners to resize it, anything ...
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Nautilus Script for ESET scanner

I have installed Eset antivirus as per the instructions given here All is working well but instead of gui I want to have a responsive terminal option available too thus I created a symlink via: sudo ...
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Got 2,919 PB/s in Ubuntu Terminal

I have problem (seems to be trivia) about Ubuntu Terminal. Once my network connection slow down then it (sometimes but very rare to happened) showed some information like this. I shocked because I ...
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Google query from terminal

I was wondering if there is a way to launch a google query from the terminal? Preferably without any extra program. Like starting up google (as in "firefox google") but including the search query? It ...
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Why do “svn” commands block in gnome-terminal for couple of minutes (But Guake Terminal works instantly)?

I am facing a strange problem where svn commands block for a couple of minutes if I use gnome-terminal. So does UXTerm and Terminator. But strangely Guake Terminal works fine. I ran the following ...
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How to see the details which Ubuntu shows at the time of login anytime?

When I login to my ubuntu system, it show me this this message, How can I see it any time? I tried to run . .bashrc but it didn't worked. Welcome to Ubuntu 12.10 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-24-virtual ...
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Bind byobu window to Ctrl+Shift+T shortcut

Ctrl+Shift+T shortcut runs the gnome-terminal by default. I have installed byobu, and I want this shortcut to open the latest used byobu session. When pressed multiple times, I should still have just ...
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Ctrl+Shift+V doesn't paste to terminal now?

I am used to copy and pasting into the terminal and out using Ctrl+Shift+V to paste. But on raring, this key command seems to not work? Ctrl+Shift+C does copy though. How can I fix the terminal to ...
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SSH to Server, Execute Command, and Maintain Connection

I want to write a script that opens a terminal with different tabs, logon to a server using ssh in each tab and execute a command in each tab. For example: htop. The below script opens a terminal ...
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Custom Terminal App ID

I am running Matlab through the terminal, with the -nodesktop and -nosplash flags. I even created a custom laucher with gnome-terminal -e "matlab -nodesktop -nosplash". However, the OS (Ubuntu 12.10) ...
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Applying Terminal color schemes to Terminator

I've been using terminator off late instead of the default Gnome Terminal I know of this method to apply current terminal color schemes on an other PC's terminal. On the system with the colors and ...
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What is the command to minimize the gnome terminal?

How can I minimize the Terminal window using a command? For example: I use the clear command to clear the terminal output, which command can I have to use to minimize the terminal window?
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Function to change title doesn't work when run in script

I've got a simple command that sets the term title: # Allow the user to set the title. function title { PROMPT_COMMAND="echo -ne \"\033]0;$1 ($PWD)\007\"" } export -f title I'd like to access ...
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How to run specific commands without to press enter key

How can I run a specific command in terminal without to press Enter key after I typed the command?
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Arrow keys in Terminal shortcut don't work

I am new to Linux and am using Ubuntu 13.04. I have a C++ program named "dictionary" (full path: /home/anmol/Desktop/c++/dictionary), which I compiled with Code::Blocks IDE (and GCC version 4.7.3). ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Terminal stops responding/freezes on launch

Ubuntu noob here, so I don't know that much about Ubuntu. I know how to get around, and what not, but I still consider myself a noob. Anyways, on to the question. Recently, in the past 15 minutes, ...
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what does this command do, and should i execute it from terminal? [duplicate]

The command is in the following quotations :(){ :|: & };:. I have a bunch of questions. What does it do? Is it harmful? What is it, anyway? How does it work? What should I know about it? What ...
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How do i start terminal in desktop

So in Terminal I created a new profile and I wanted it to start up to the desktop directory so I can just enter the filename I wanted to run instead of typing cd Desktop. So this is what i did: Edit ...