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

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How to change gnome-terminal profile preferences using dconf or gsettings?

After upgrading form Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.10, it seems that changing gnome-terminal preferences using gconftool-2 is no longer supported. I guess this issue is related the Gconf to GSettings migration. ...
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Can I use a hexadecimal value rather than ANSI colors in gnome-terminal? [duplicate]

I would like to have specific colors for my PS1 prompt, but those colors do not match my theme. I would like to keep the theme consistent for vim and other programs; however, I would like to change ...
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how to give each terminal tab its own title?

I see that there are ways to set the tabs title through the CLI, but how can I give each tab its own "title"? top pine git by default, gnome-terminal seems to show ...
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Bash history handling with multiple terminals

I use mainly Terminator, and it's usually opened with 3 split terminal windows. I also use Gnome terminal for various reasons. I'm wondering how is bash history handled in this case as I sometimes ...
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keyboard shortcut to switch between terminals in gnome

I have an iMac in which I use vncviewer to open a vncsession to a linux (CentOS) server with gnome version 2.28.2 I need a keyboard shortcut to move between terminals in the gnome session within the ...
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How do I set fish as the default shell?

Is there a way to set fish as the default shell in ubuntu netbook remix? I put in my .bashrc to run fish, which works fine, but ubuntu recognizes it as fish running inside bash, which means that when ...
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How do I move between windows in IRSSI?

In IRSSI, I've always been able to use alt3 or alt5 to jump directly to specific windows. That seems to have stopped working. I think it probably happened with the update to 15.04, but I can't swear ...
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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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Output of finished command run in screen is cut when scrolling up after the height of the terminal

If I start a screen session and run a command which produces a lot of output, e.g. a issue.py script with #!/usr/bin/python for i in range(0,1000000): print(i) detach (with CtrlAD) and ...
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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 to get normal terminal or impement new intel i915 drivers to 4.2.0-27-generic kernel

I had problem with intel i915 drivers (get gpu hang) like this on Linux version 4.2.0-27-generic (buildd@lgw01-12) (gcc version 5.2.1 20151010 (Ubuntu 5.2.1-22ubuntu2) ) #32-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 22 ...
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Focus existing terminal with `Ctrl-Alt-T` shortcut

I tend to use the terminal a lot, So I wondering if there is a way I can make Ctrl+Alt+T focus the existing terminal if there is one, otherwise create a new terminal?
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How to run Terminal as root?

When we want to run a programs as root we use sudo, gksu, gksudo and etc. Now my question is how do we can run a Terminal as the root user in Terminal? I tried with using gksudo terminal and gksu ...
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gnome-terminal --disable-factory support problem

gnome-terminal --tab --title="700" --disable-factory -e Failed to parse arguments: Option "--disable-factory" is no longer supported in this version of gnome-terminal. i have gnome3 Any ...
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Some fast way to save and restore tabs of Terminal?

I have a Terminal window with a dozen named tabs open. I would like to save the current configuration and have it restored with names and directories. Is there a way to do this?
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How to skip login screen?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 15.10. I installed lightdm using this command: sudo apt-get install --reinstall lightdm. But when I reboot/restart the PC now I get the login screen where I can choose between ...
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How can I export ubuntu terminal's profile in another computers?

I use this command to save my current terminal profile settings: gconftool-2 --dump '/apps/gnome-terminal' > gnome-terminal-conf.xml And this other command to load profile settings: gconftool-2 ...
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A terminal which provides select-to-copy and right-click-to-paste

In putty/cygwin my config is: select in console -> copies to clipboard right click -> pastes from clipboard. Was after a terminal in Linux which might provide me with both of these features? I ...
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.sh to run terminal command

This is probably insanely simple but I'm sort of new to this and have no idea what I'm doing. Very simply, I have MouseON.sh that when ran, I want it to open a terminal, run a command, then close the ...
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Where is the terminal on my Ubuntu 14.10? How else can I input commands?

My version of Ubuntu 14.10 has no GNOME or other terminal so I am unable to use a command line to input commands.This has prevented me from upgrading to 15.04. 14.10 was installed commercially on my ...
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Terminal single line tall after minimized

Whenever I minimize the terminal, and bring it back to the front, it is one line tall, and I can not resize it... After I minimize it and bring it back forward this is what I get: I cannot resize ...
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How to use Fixedsys in the Gnome Terminal, or wherever monospaced fonts are required

I think that the Fixedsys font is one of the most legible monospaced fonts for programming. It has zero antialiasing, with vertical lines mostly 2 pixels wide. Close to ideal for current monitor dot ...
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gnome-terminal.desktop is missing

I don't recall deleting ~/.local/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop yet it is missing on one of my computers. How can this file be missing and other than copying it from another machine, how ...
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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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Can bash wrapline according to a tab?

Right now in bash, if a string of characters is too long for the window to display, it wraps the text, slicing words in half, and does not keep the tab indentation set at the beginning of the line. ...
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What is the equivalent terminal command to ipconfig /all?

In windows I can use ipconfig /all and this displays all the info about my connection. In terminal using ifconfig does not and only supplies limited info. I can use network manager, but it would be ...
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Help installing sharpshot picture editor

I need to install sharpshot picture editor on Ubuntu 14.04. I dont know how is there like a command or something that I can just type in the terminal. Thanks
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Jump from word to word in Guake with Ctrl + Left/Right

I am using the drop-down terminal emulator guake and would like to jump from word/command to word/command by pressing Ctrl + Left and Ctrl + Right, respectively, as it is possible in programs like ...
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Is the terminal window a text editor?

Exactly what the title asks. Is the terminal window a text editor, can it be used as one, and if not then which are some good ones to install?
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Guake: jump from word to word with ctrl + left/right

I am using the drop-down terminal emulator guake and would like to be able to jump from word/command to word/command by pressing Ctrl + Left or Ctrl + Right, respectively, as it is possible in ...
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GNOME terminal colors won't change

I want to change color of text in the white rectangle in the image I'm using ubuntu 15.10, GNOME terminal version 3.16.2. I can't find a way to change that, can anyone help?
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Nautilus “open in terminal” extension will not propagate SSH_AUTO_SOCK?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, up-to-date; nautilus and nautilus-open-terminal are installed and updated: [romano:~] % wajig status nautilus nautilus-open-terminal Package Installed ...
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Exact steps for configuring a remote ssh terminal

Could anybody tell me the exact steps to make a secure connection from my server to my external IP address using SSH... I would like to access my Ubuntu server from other places... But securely.
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Backspace, Tab, Del and arrow keys not working in terminal (using ssh)

When I ssh into another Ubuntu machine with my account (with sudo permissions), my backspace key generates some awkward symbols on pressing. Also Tab, Del and Arrow keys don't work. On the other ...
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How can I change the default directory for gnome-terminal without editing .bashrc?

How do I set the default working directory of a gnome-terminal opened via Ctrl-Alt-T or via the Launcher or any other quick means to a gnome-terminal? Presently it defaults to ~. I know about ...
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Cannot edit the preferences of the Gnome-terminal

After I restarted my computer today, I found the color of my Gnome-terminal looks different from usual. And I cannot edit the profile preferences or add a new profile to edit. here is the snapshot, ...
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How to disable the alt-hotkey behavior on gnome terminal?

This is not just gnome terminal, but pretty much all gnome windows: When you hold the "alt" key, you can press the first letter of one of the menu items. This will let you scroll that menu without ...
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Distinct overwrite/insert cursor in GNOME Terminal or shell

I remember the good old MS‑DOS use to show a block cursor in overwrite mode and a thin vertical line cursor in Insert mode. Is there a way to achieve a similar distinction (not necessarily shape ...
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What is gnome-terminal.wrapper?

When I run command gnome-terminal.wrapper it open terminal similar to gnome-terminal. What is gnome-terminal.wrapper? How it differs from gnome-terminal?
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How to stop reordering of the same kind multiple preview windows in task switching?

When using task switching in the default graphical mode of Ubuntu 12.04, if they are multiple windows of the same kind, eg. multiple Terminal windows, you can see them all together and select which ...
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How can I clone a terminal and retain its current history?

I'm trying to figure out how to fork/clone a terminal that retains the history of its parent. I understand there are solutions that allow all terminals to share a history, but this is not quite what ...
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Do we have to update everytime using 'sudo apt-get update'command whenever we install anything? [duplicate]

Whenever I am installing anything through terminal, in the code provided it is given sudo apt-get update(to update the repository i guess),but do we have to write the command each time we install ...
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Terminal snap resizing issue

I like having multiple terminal windows above having tabs, so I tile them up into separate corners. Now my question is if there's a way to fix these gaps that occur when snapping to corners. I'm ...
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How to change shell to zsh in gnome terminal? [duplicate]

How do I change my shell to zsh in gnome terminal? I have tried: chsh -s /bin/zsh edward but still echo $SHELL in gnome terminal gives /bin/bash I couldn't find its setting in Profile preference ...
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How To Run Program, installed from source

To give you a little background: I am currently running on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and want to use the application pan newsreader. Unfortunately if I install that via the Ubuntu Software Center, I get pan ...
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How can I make a list with most used commands in terminal?

How can I make a list with most used commands in terminal? I know that this question may be unuseful for any future proposals for some of us, but even like this, the list can be useful when we don't ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Customizing terminal not affecting after restart through ~/.profile [duplicate]

Any welcome text, modifying PS1, aliases not working after restart. I have to put "source ~/.profile" every new terminal i open. Wishing for complete fix for these all to effect everytime on ...