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

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My script only opens new terminals when the previous command's terminal is closed

Sorry if my title is a little hard to understand, I tried to condense the issue as much as possible. I'm trying to run a bash script which opens a new terminal for each major command, that way I can ...
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keeping terminals open (with previous path) and applications in Ubuntu unity

I find particularly useful on laptops to keep open (gnome-)terminals (and eventually other applications) when logging out / turning off; I think this was the default in some older Xubuntu version I ...
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I want to connect to my ubuntu terminal using putty. I have installed putty already. How can I do it?

I want to see the terminal using putty in my ubuntu machine. I have installed ubuntu and tried with 127.0.0.1 and the IP assigned by DHCP to my machine. But unable to connect. How can I do it?
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Run the file in folder called `python` not the python interpreter

I have a folder. Inside of this folder is an executable called python. When I try to run python from the terminal it instead runs the python interpreter. How can I run the file called python?
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What does the menubar do in ubuntu terminal?

If I right click on a terminal in ubuntu, there is this "Show Menu Bar" option. If it is checked or not it doesn't make any difference anywhere. So what does it do ? Kinda related question: How to ...
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Can I distinguish specific instances of Gnome Terminal in the switcher?

I frequently use Irssi for IRC, which is typically run from within a terminal. I have a launcher (.desktop file) set up to launch it with the appropriate Gnome Terminal profile, and that works fine. ...
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Higher resolution when switching to tty terminal

My laptop resolution is 1280x800 pixels. When I use switch to tty pressing ctrl+alt+F2..F5 the resolution comes down to 640x480 (or definitely something much lower than my laptop's native resolution. ...
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Error installing vim [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, as Xubuntu, in an AMD 64 pc, configured as dual boot with Windows 7. I tried installing vim with this: This was the output: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open ...
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Tilda: no contrast between active and inactive tabs

This topic is very close to what was suggested in Gnome-terminal tabs: no contrast between active and inactive tabs. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and although the gtk.css configuration works fine with ...
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unicode characters do not appear in gnome terminal for vim airline

I know this has been asked a few times but none of the answers worked for me. I use the gnome terminal as default in Ubuntu 14.10 and I can't get unicode characters to show properly, mainly in vim ...
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Increase number of seconds in the time interval in system monitor

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 BIT OS. My Gnome-System-Monitor shows the graph for only for last 15 seconds, I want make it to show graph for 60 seconds. How to make this change. Note: Other Linux OS ...
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How to stop Ctrl+= being swallowed?

I want to bind C-= in Emacs but Emacs sees it as "=". Emacs is 24.3 running in gnome-terminal on Ubuntu 14.10. xev sees that Control is pressed but C-v C-= in bash prints only "=". I assume that ...
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Cant able to remove the .swp files from the ubuntu 14.04 PC

Cant remove the .swp file from disk it showing no files, how can i remove that ?
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Not renaming a folder/file via terminal

mv "old location" "new location" mv /home/user/my_static /home/user/static = just old folder copied into new folder. Am I missing something completely obvious? ( I am reading the Linux tutorials ...
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ubuntu unity - Make transparent terminal show only desktop wallpaper

I want my terminal to be transparent but only show the desktop wallpaper. I've searched a lot and found that people want the exact opposite thing. I know that I can set a background image in profile ...
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ubuntu/gnome - terminal command to lower window

I'm running out of keys for shortcuts, and want to bind this to a custom key-mouse combo. I can bind the keys but can't find the command to call. update Compiz allows me to bind to this action, ...
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How to find package name for particular class of java from terminal

for Example, lets say i want to use ArrayList so I've to use import java.util.ArrayList; in my java source. But in case i forgot that ArrayList is included in java.util package. so how do i ...
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Resume cp that was interrupted

I was doing a huge cp command, copying 1TB and I had disconnected computer from network after 700GB. Files are still there but I can't anyhow to resume copying. I tried sudo rsync rsync ...
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My bash script only opens editor, why doesn't it run? [duplicate]

I created a script to dd sdb to sdc on my older computer with Ubuntu 13. It ran when I clicked on it – asked if I wanted to run in terminal or edit it. On a newer computer, with Ubuntu 14, I created ...
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installing openssh-server without an internet connection

Currently we have been given an old server with the OS ubuntu. To work at it without always physically being there I wanted to access it with the software putty, but I haven't installed ...
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gnome--terminal -e option not executing?

I want to open my terminal with some commnads executed in it on bootup. So I wrote a script with following line in it: gnome-terminal --tab -t "MyPC" -e "sh -c 'firefox &;exec bash'" --tab -t ...
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Ubuntu terminal tabs show hostname instead of IP [duplicate]

I am using built in Terminal on 12.04LTS. I have multiple tabs open and in each one of those tabs I have an ssh connection. I was wondering if there was a way to show an entry (maybe the first one) ...
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Running the java compiler with a keyboard shortcut

I want to create a keyboard shortcut to launch the java compiler in the folder that's opened in Nautilus. I tried commands like these: gnome-terminal -e #script that invokes the javac and adds ...
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Get terminal that was never installed ubuntu-desktop gui

Hello I just installed the ubuntu-desktop package on my Ubuntu 10.04 system. I cannot seem to figure out how to open the terminal from the desktop, could someone please help?
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Silence GUI Program's Terminal Output

I am running a zsh function to open a .tex file in vim, while opening its related .pdf file in evince. I am currently using xdotool to open a new tab in the current gnome-terminal window, and then ...
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Is it possible to show the output on terminal while writing the output of a command to a file? [duplicate]

I am running a command say nmap www.somesite.com>file.txt so that i can get the output to file.txt. But if I do so, I am not able to see the output of that command on terminal. Is it possible to ...
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How to close the Terminal?

I found many questions about how to open the terminal but cant find a question with an answer on how to close the terminal and return back to the desktop of Ubuntu (note: I am on virtual machine)
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Playing videos from terminal

I am trying to play videos from terminal using this command vlc my_video.avi The error that I am giving when i try to run this command-- VLC media player 2.1.4 Rincewind (revision ...
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How can stop tab wrapping in terminal?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, and when I have a terminal open with multiple tabs I can cycle through them (for me, using Shift + arrow keys). Currently it will wrap around the edges, meaning ...
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facing problem with words inside the terminal

i am facing problem in words inside the terminal on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS the words are spitted and there are some words that are inside each other. like this : r oot @ubuntu-Satel l i t e-C850-A827: ...
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Changing colour of text and background of terminal?

I can change the colour through preference , but how can I change the background colour and text colour of terminal through the command line?
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Ubuntu Terminal, what is its executable name? [duplicate]

I would like to launch the ubuntu terminal from inside fluxbox (I don't use Unity). However I can't manage to find the command name to launch this application ? What's its name ?
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scan for wireless device in ubuntu 14.04

I am looking for a command to scan for any connected wireless device to my computer. My computer has a problem that the wireless device getting disconnected if i put my hand on some part of it, so I ...
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Switch to another running application from terminal

Let's say I have opened Firefox Browser and Libre Office, and then I opened Terminal. Can I, from Terminal use a command to switch back to Firefox.?
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Termial not accepting options

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10, and for some reason the terminal command will not accept options. (I believe these are called option, please correct me if I am wrong). For example, when installing a new ...
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Steam (native client) crashes on run through desktop icon, but not terminal

Sorry if another question already exists with an answer, all of the other ones I saw were about crashing the entire system or crashing on game start. So, I just set up a dual-boot of Ubuntu 14.10 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome shell display changed. How to restore default

On ubuntu 14.04, default GNOME Terminal, its behavior changed. By example, when I do cd ~/Download/ I expect the following: But I get the following, without the username@computername:path$ Any ...
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Gnome focus mode

I know this should be a silly question, but how do I change the window/terminal focus mode in Ubuntu 14.04.1 running GNOME Flashback (Compiz) [3.8.4]?
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Problem with gnome-terminal, but not with xterm?

I have a script called start-hotspot-terminal.sh. The text in it is: #! /bin/bash x-terminal-emulator -e "sudo /home/user/tools/start-hotspot.sh; read -p 'Press [Enter] to close terminal.';" ...
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Unity dash as well as Terminal is not coming

I was browsing through google chrome before I shutting down my system. I had to go out urgent for some work, since I directly clicked on shutdown option. then it was a proper shutdown. When I ...
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how can I confine terminal in a directory as in chroot?

I want to set a particular directory as top directory temporarily. Let's say I open terminal in /home/me/mychroot how can set mychroot directory as top directory for that terminal?
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Terminal bug? Mixed up characters

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I am having a character problem with my terminal. This is my terminal when I write a short command and this is my terminal when I write a command with more than the ...
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Nautilus context menu for current directory when there's lots of files / “Open in Terminal”

I want to be able to "open in terminal" from any directory. I have the nautilus-open-terminal package installed I'm not sure what the problem is exactly: when there's only a couple of items in a ...
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Problem with logkeys

I followed your instructions, set up logkeys in terminal but it's asking for the password. I'm not what password it needs so I put the one to get to my laptop but it's not accepting it. It comes up ...
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How to enable tab autocomplete for scripts located in ~/bin?

If I put an executable in ~/bin I can just type the first few letters of the filename and then hit tab to let the shell finish the rest of the name. While this works with executable programs, it ...
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Sluggish performance in ubuntu terminal?

I work on two 1900x1200 monitors, usually with at least one monitor running a fullscreen terminal window. I use a font size of Ubuntu mono 10. I have noticed that performance is sluggish (I am using ...
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Change in file does not commit

I am editing the file wmem_max from /proc/sys/net/core using the command: echo 83886080 > /proc/sys/net/core/wmem_max The value in the file changes, but when I restart the machine, the value ...
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Access my ubuntu terminal form other computer

I having a Ubuntu 14.04 system in my office. I want to access the Terminal of my office system from home itself. I have enabled SSH and its is working fin with the local network connection in office ...
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Everything gone after apt-get remove python2.7

I recently upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 and I installed python2.7 and 3.4 both so I wanted to just keep 3.4 and I knew apt-get remove python would mess up with whole Distro of mine, So I being specific ...
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export SWT_GTK3=0 on terminal, does it effect your system?

This question is related to my other question : Full dark theme for eclipse Luna in Ubuntu 14.04 So, i should run export SWT_GTK3=0 on a sh script for eclipse, but i mistakenly run it from my ...