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

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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 ...
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Monaco is pixelated in web pages

I installed Monaco font and it looks great in terminal: but it looks ugly in the browsers: How can I fix such a behavior? I would like to see the correct font in web pages too.
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Advantage of Terminator over other terminal?

Is there any advantage of Terminator over gnome-terminal or Konsole?
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Linux equivalents of Windows / DOS terms [duplicate]

I am trying to adjust to Linux terms after many years of DOS and Windows. I have been wanting to switch from Windows to Linux for years now, but couldn't decide on a flavor. Today I got fed up with ...
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Mac OS X Terminal clone for Ubuntu

I would like to set the Max OS X Terminal theme for Ubuntu Terminal. I really like the fonts and the colors. This is how the Mac Terminal does look: Image source There are few things that I ...
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Creating img file into FAT32

I'm trying make an img file into FAT32 and I get some problems... Here is the code I execute: ~$sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=./testImage bs=10000000 count=1 Then the output I get is: 1+0 records in ...
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Remove last three characters from all files in a directory

I have a directory with about 10 files and I want to remove the last three characters from the names of all of these files. Anyone know a terminal command that can do this? And separately, how would ...
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How can I implement Tilda functionality in byobu?

What I really like about tilda is teh keybinding allowing me to pop it on top of whatever i'm working on and then after I finish with my terminal commands make it run in the background. Is it possible ...
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Command to open new tab in the current terminal

Is it possible to open a new tab in the current terminal with some commands?
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gnome terminal menu is not viewable in LTSP Client

I am building LSTP server and client in Ubuntu 12.04. When the client boots from LSTP, It had some display problem (Like: blur display after logged in ) due to the unavailability of graphics in thin ...
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Does the terminal store data?

This is something that I have wanted to know for a really long time, but never came around to actually posing a question. I know that in the terminal that is provided in Linux distros, the entire ...
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How to make a shortcut to set title in gnome-terminal tab (ubuntu 13.10)?

I remember that in gnome-terminal there used be an option to set shortcuts in Edit menu. I've upgraded to ubuntu 13.10 and installed gnome3 and I have tried to make shortcuts for gnome-terminal, ...
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How to copy from terminal without trailing spaces?

At least sometimes when I copy text from gnome-terminal I get the text padded with spaces: '0123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789 ' instead of ...
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The profile of gnome-terminal isnt correctly loaded by command line start

I try to start a gnome-terminal by command line.The command line is "gnome-terminal -e "sh /home/vm/tmp/tmp.sh" --title="tmp test" --tab-with-profile=/home/vm/.bashrc ...
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How to switch between tabs opened in gnome-terminal and also close any particular tab using shortcut key?

I can open as many terminal tabs I want using Ctrl++Shift+T. But for some reason, I'm not able to switch the tabs using Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDown. So what is the shortcut-key to switch in between ...
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How do I debug an x-terminal-emulator that fails to start?

I am trying to start a terminal window in openbox. However, the window never pops up. I tried to execute $ x-terminal-emulator $ echo $? 1 The same happens if I try to run gnome-terminal. There is ...
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How to play snake in terminal?

Today I caught a teacher playing snake at his tty console. I know that he has Ubuntu. How does he made? I tried to play myself in my treminal by typing snake and it told me: The program 'snake' is ...
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Two 12.04 machines have the same display settings but different results

I have one machine that has a relatively fresh install of 12.04 and one that I inherited. The terminal window in the inherited machine has a really weird font, and the regular one is what I would ...
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My gnome terminal keep opening new window

I actually want to change the default window position of gnome-terminal in my Ubuntu 12.04 system. After some search, I found some one else use the command gnome-terminal --geometry=120x80+50+50 to ...
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How to shutdown a Windows 7 PC from Ubuntu 13.10

I want to shutdown a Windows 7 PC from my Ubuntu PC, is there a way to do this from terminal?
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real-time search in terminal output stream; after running a command

sometimes i want to search specific string in terminal after running a command. for example, i run apt-get upgrade and i see outputs in terminal line by line: Unpacking replacement procps ... ...
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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?