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

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I don't seem to have the gnome-terminal

When I press Ctrl + Alt + T, Ubuntu 16.04 opens xterm and when I search for gnome-terminal nothing is found. I searched for terminal and the only 2 applications there are XTerm and UXTerm. How do I ...
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How to stop `clear` from clearing scrollback buffer

Initially I thought Unlimited scrolling was not working with the terminal application on 16.04. I have the option "limit scrollback to" unchecked. Some times it scrolls back some times it does not. ...
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How to make vim code folding colors more readable

I use code folding in vim, e.g. za, zc, zR, ZM But when the code is folded the resulting color - light blue on white is very hard to read for me with poor contrast I have tried changing my profile'...
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spaces affect the firefox commands in terminal [on hold]

firefox -private & This command open private browsing . but the same command firefox -private& without space between ampersand and the -private option will only open normal browsing ...
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Getting gnome-terminal to run tmux on start

I'm trying to figure out how to get my gnome-terminal to launch run tmux -2 on starting. I have tried modifying the Exec lines in the gnome-terminal.desktop file to Exec=gnome-terminal -e -tmux -2 and ...
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How to execute an arbitrary command when open a new gnome profile terminal?

I want to create a profile terminal that executes this command rvm use 1.9.2 and leave me in the prompt after choosing my ruby version. user@user-desktop:~/Sites/RailsApp$ rvm use 1.9.2 Using /home/...
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adb shell in Terminal : how to have more than 79 characters (or column?)

I connect my Meizu pro 5 with adb shell in my Terminal, i can't have more than 79 characters per line... How to change it ?
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How to setup the alfa AWUS036NH driver on Kali Linux? [on hold]

I bought this Alfa awus036nh and i want to use it on Kali Linux. I'm running Kali on a Virtual Machine and fixed the USB issue and now the machine recognizes the adapter. I need to setup the driver ...
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How to change Gnome-Terminal title?

I have several instances of terminals running in my working environment, what I would like is to set a specific title for each one, in order to have a clear idea what purpose the specific terminal ...
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How to get terminal to run 24bit true color in ubuntu 16.04?

I'm wanting to run 24bit true color within the terminal. How may I do this? I've ran the command apt-cache show gnome-shell | grep Version and it throws out 3.18.4-0ubuntu3
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Gnome- terminal quits when pressing enter

I am on Ubuntu 16.04. When browsing in the terminal and using various commands the terminal just quits (closes without any message) when pressing enter. I thought maybe I am browsing through folders ...
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key for scrolling up in gnome terminal to check the history of screen?

I want to check the history of screen of gnome terminal. Is there a key to scroll up? Thanks.
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terminal closes immediately after open

I rebooted recently, and now terminal fails to work. If I click the terminal shortcut or use Guake or ctrl-alt-T, the terminal opens briefly with no prompt, then immediately closes again. I installed ...
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CTRL+SHIFT+C/V not working in Terminal

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and I found today that my copy/paste commands don't work in the terminal. I've tried every solution I could find with a bit of googling, but nothing seems to ...
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Accesing ftp files through terminal?

After connecting to a local ftp server, how can I access the files through the terminal?Thanks in advance.
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su command + authentication failure

I am having problems with the su command. I know my password and I am typing it correctly but su indicates authentication failure. So I checked on the internet and then went into recovery mode and ...
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What is the standard syntax of the su -s command? [duplicate]

i don't sure about the syntax of the su -s command to use an new shell instead of the default.i hope i will get the answer from you.
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Unable to install using the terminal apt-get install command?

I had installed Scala a day before, everything was working well, but after that whenever I want to install any other app using the apt-get install command it starts to give the strange problems. The ...
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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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How to have colored manual pages in gnome-terminal

When I switched to tty I noticed manpages look different by using some color scheme. How to make it to gnome-terminal? Update: Here is a solution, I found at Unix stackExchange site.
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Ubuntu 16.04 Live USB Gnome Terminal not opening by any means

Just downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 - i686 and created a live USB with LiLi USB installer. While Trying Ubuntu, can't open Gnome Terminal, neither by clicking the icon, nor by ctrl+alt+t. Can anyone assist ...
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Installed TeamSpeak 3, won't open. 14.04

I installed Ubuntu yesterday, and I still struggle with a couple of things but I'm getting used to it. I want to install TeamSpeak 3 to talk with my friends, but I just can't make it like people do on ...
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Using installed fonts in gnome-terminal

Recently I have been messing with gnome-terminal to make it look more appealing. I tried using installed fonts that were in my ~/.fonts folder (installed with Font Viewer) but when I edit the gnome-...
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Terminal Closes Immediately on Open 14.04

I tried to follow other answers on here that I found but I cannot stop my terminal from closing as soon as it opens on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Here are my profile files. .bashrc .profile /etc/bash.bashrc /...
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Traverse with a Mouse on terminal

I make plenty of mistakes while typing Linux Commands in the terminal. In many cases it is easier for me to use the mouse to point to the error and then backspace it. And I am hoping this could be ...
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How to connect to internet when system graphics is not working and I can use only terminal [closed]

How can I run commands on my system in terminal that require internet connection? I am using a live usb. In my system graphics is not working. And I am unable to connect to internet using terminal.
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Colouring terminal output in 14.04 like in 16.04

I've turned my dual-boot into a triple-boot and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 as well as Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. I've noticed that the terminal output of 14.04 is only coloured for directories. In 16.04 I ...
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Make terminal app not stop applications when losing focus

In Ubuntu touch terminal, when you run a command line application like vim or a long running shell script and you switch away to another app, the running application is stopped (like ctrl+z). This is ...
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Commands for beginner [closed]

I am a newbie to the world of Linux/Ubuntu. I have heard the commands like sudo, apt-get and many other commands from my colleagues. As a beginner, what are all the commands I should be aware of? Can ...
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Log in as other user having GUI capability

Using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. I log in with my usual user (admin) in graphic environment. Once logged, I'd like to run GUI-commands like if I were another user (normal), to test a client-server ...
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“open in terminal” command in ubuntu 16.04, doesn't open terminal in changed directory

In Ubuntu 16.04 LTS open in terminal command in right click menu always start the terminal with /home/user as working directory. Is there anyway to make it's functionality same as nautilus-open-...
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unable to access mounted iso through terminal [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me please what I'm doing wrong? PS: here is a link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/l5wox3c1r1w2ylf/Screenshot%20from%202013-08-10%2017%3A11%3A14.png
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Terminal not running after change command [duplicate]

I tried to costumize my terminal from Edit>Profile Prefences>Title and Command. I check the Run a custom command instead of my shell and i think i write wrong command so the terminal won't run anymore....
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npm errors while installing

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04LTS dual-booted with Windows 10 on my ASUS X552EA laptop running on AMD processors. I've been trying to install some packages on my system with npm. The command I used was a ...
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Ubuntu Terminal - gcc: error: unrecognized command line option ‘--showme:link’

I am not trying to install anything. But the error message gcc: error: unrecognized command line option ‘--showme:link’ pops up as the first line in my terminal whenever I launch it. The problem ...
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`Read-only file system` error using tab completion, and terminal window closing randomly

First is simply an oddity with the command cd. If I type in cd, then a space, then press tab to view the available directories, I get this error message: bash: cannot create temp file for here-...
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How to install color palettes from *.sh files in tilda?

I don't like any of the built in color palettes in tilda. How do I install another from a .sh file? For instance: https://github.com/chriskempson/base16-shell/blob/master/base16-google.dark.sh
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Use emoji inside terminal

OS X has emoji support inside terminal, and I'm a little jelly. Emoji One Color SVGinOT Font brings emoji support to Ubuntu, but at the moment the terminal will only render monochrome emojis. Is ...
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Can I specify what characters set the double-click selection boundary in GNOME Terminal?

When I double-click to select text in GNOME Terminal, the selection stops at spaces but continues over hyphens: Some of my filenames contain uncommon characters such as the heavy teardrop-spoked ...
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Terminal closes immediately after opening. (After upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS)

I upgraded my ubuntu from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS after that whenever I open gnome-terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T or xterm or uxterm it closes immediately. I tried all the solutions on Terminal immediately ...
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Gedit TitleBar right click menu?

After running gedit command in terminal i see the original title bar right click menu , but when i run sudo gedit command it's only show Close on menu , although when i do the same with nautilus it ...
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Terminal to full screen and back (16.04 DT)

If I switch Terminal to full screen mode and then back it doesn't restore the original position and size but instead show a window which covers the whole desktop. Is there a a way to make it work like ...
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How to make a clickable terminal shortcut on the desktop

I was wondering how to make a clickable terminal shortcut for my desktop using the command easytether connect. I don't want to have to open/close the terminal every time I wish to connect to the ...
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How to control gnome-terminal from Python scrypt?

I am developing an application in PyGtk, and would like to launch a gnome-terminal and output commands to it. My user should then be able to modify the command, or maybe ignore using the up arrow ... ...
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Is it possible to save output from a command to a file after the command already has been executed?

Does an elegant way exist to save the output of a command to a file after the command has been run, while the terminal window is open i.e. once the command has been executed in the terminal? The ...
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How do I change the line spacing in Terminal?

Is it possible to change the line spacing in Terminal, or is there some other app that allows it? I'm moving from the Mac, and its terminal app has this feature which allows line spacing to be ...
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The font kerning on the Gnome Terminal is broken

After upgrading to 16.04, my terminal looks like this: The font is the default one. How can I debug/fix this
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Where to put export LC_ALL=C? [duplicate]

I ran it once, but my terminal native language went back to Finnish. I've tried unsuccessfully .bashrc and .profile. I have followed the thread here about How to set all locale settings in Ubuntu. I ...
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terminal unable to find device “Mouse”

I have tried may web pages first to slow down my mouse,I have 1 HP USB Optical,1 ONN Wireless USB receiver type. Got them slowed down but in Terminal when I try to get into the properties of either I ...
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Gnome-terminal tabs: no contrast between active and inactive tabs

In Ubuntu 13.04, I often have multiple tabs open in gnome-terminal. The problem is that, while I can set the title of each tab, it is very hard to tell which tab is active -- the color and rendering ...