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

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Remove useless entries in dconf schema tree

I'm using GNOME 3.16 I have the following entries in my dconf-database. The entries are gnome-terminal profiles. % dconf dump / | grep legacy [org/gnome/terminal/legacy] ...
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Load theme files in Gnome Terminal on Ubuntu 15.04

It seems that loading the Gnome Terminal theme files is not working anymore in Ubuntu 15.04: gconftool-2 --load terminal-flat-theme.xml This does not change my current theme. The theme file looks ...
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search google from terminal

How to add search google in my terminal? Same like this picture. I'm using ubuntu 12.04.
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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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ls: cannot access .gvfs: Permission denied

Whenever I run an application in terminal as root (such as sudo gedit /etc/default/varnish) , subsequently when I open another terminal I get "ls: cannot access .gvfs: Permission denied" error at top ...
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Typing the command too long eats up the prompt when using the promptline theme

I am using the edkolev/promptline.vim theme(just installed it) for customizing the bash prompt. The biggest problem is that whenever I type long comments it replaces the prompt instead of continuing ...
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why is there more than one python 2 command in ubuntu 12.04?

so while playing with some aliases I realized that there are three python commands (without taking into account the python 3 commands) in the terminal: python python2 python2.7 So my question is ...
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is there a file manager which you can sort files manually with, as in Windows? or, Can I manually sort my files from the terminal?

In Nautilus you can sort files manually only in the icon view (and the arrangement is a mess). My question is: is there a file manager which you can sort files manually with, as in Windows? i.e., ...
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Can no longer type in login shell

I attempted to ssh into my work computer from home this weekend and everything was going fine at first. However, I am normally used to having several terminals open at once, and it was a little ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 fresh install: Can't rename gnome-terminal tabs

In Ubuntu 14.10, if I had multiple Terminal Tabs open, I could right-click a Terminal tab and rename it. In Ubuntu 15.04 I can't find this feature. Is there a easy way to get it back? This is the ...
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Is there a hotkey to switch between tabs in the default terminal app?

Is there a hotkey to switch between tabs in Ubuntu's native terminal app? I'm using the netbook version of ubuntu.
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Terminal Custom Message Mistake

I placed a custom message in the GNOME Terminal to see if it worked. Now every time I try to open it, the terminal closes automatically. I know I put the option to display the message and then close ...
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few lines insert in existing file via terminal? [duplicate]

i have file test.txt hi hello good luck i want in this test.txt hi hello good luck lms localhost how to add last two lines in terminal command ?
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Start new gnome-terminal with several tabs and wait after command is run

I want to start a new gnome-terminal window with some command in multiple tabs. Based to this question: gnome-terminal --tab -t "FOO" -e "/bin/zsh -i -c 'cd $(pwd); zsh -i'" \ --tab -t ...
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How to do: underline, bold, italic, strikethrough, color, background, and size in Gnome Terminal?

How to do: underline, bold, italic, strikethrough, and color in Gnome Terminal? Bold Italic u̲n̲d̲e̲r̲l̲i̲n̲e̲ s̶t̶r̶i̶k̶e̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶l̶i̶k̶̶e̶ ̶i̶t̶s̶ ̶h̶o̶t Color background font < (its mono ...
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Why Gnome Terminal doesn't display a specific font as available

Commands I've tried: sudo updatedb sudo fc-cache -fv sudo reboot Dispite this I was unable to make Monofur font to display as available for the Gnome Terminal in a machine with Ubuntu 14.10 ...
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Enable compiz option without replacing the gnome-shell window manager

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and compiz version 0.9.12. I want to enable some compiz effects (Wobbly Windows, Opacity, etc.) but when I run the command: compiz --replace It removes my wallpaper, workspaces, ...
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How to use the gnome terminal [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu, so I need help on how to get a full list of the commands that are used on the terminal
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Xilinx ISE in Ubuntu

I recently installed Xilinx ISE 14.7, which works so far, but everytime I bring up a terminal window, now, I get the following lines in the terminal window before my cursor prompt. . ...
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Different terminal color for local and ssh (ALL ssh connections) [duplicate]

I want to use different colors for gnome terminal when I (1) work local on my computer (for example, green font) and (2) remote by ssh (using ssh keys) (for example, red font). I found many answers, ...
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Cannot open gnome-terminal preferences window

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04, I can no longer access gnome-terminal preferences from edit > profile preferences. Things I have tried to no avail: Switching to another profile using terminal ...
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How to display more than 1 terminal simultaneously

Sometimes when I work I use more than one terminal and I find it inconvenient to switch between them when all of them were invoked using Ctrl+Alt+T. I wonder if there is any program or terminal that ...
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Terminal Background in Ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.04, I was configuring the terminal, but I can't change the background of it to transparent. There is an option, but it doesn't work, please help me.
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Why is my default shell from /etc/passwd not started by terminals in a Unity session?

I'm trying to set fish as my default shell. It's installed on the system through apt-get and is listed in /etc/shells: > which fish /usr/bin/fish > grep fish /etc/shells /usr/bin/fish I used ...
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how to download git on ubuntu 15.04

whenever i type apt-get install git then it show error... error displayed by terminal is yogesh@yogesh-dell:~$ apt-get install git E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: ...
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No menus on terminal

When i was learning how to use terminal, i accidently click "Dont show menus" on terminal preferences, now i unable to access terminal preferences to re-enable menu bar. Is there any command or easy ...
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How to change terminal theme / behavior?

Like Excel / .Net / Java can terminal also be a user friendly ? In current scenario it's single colour window single font and working with merely zero GUI, limited people who are aware about commands ...
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Gnome-terminal doesn't start

Gnome-terminal doesn't start when I click it from the dash. When I open x-term and try to start it from there, I get"floating point exception (core-dumped)". But I could start gnome-terminal as root. ...
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Terminal supporting Keyboard Mark Mode (like Windows 10)?

Is there an alternative terminal for Ubuntu that supports something like the Windows 10 "mark mode"? It allows selecting text and copying to the system clipboard with the keyboard only. ...
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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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Darkening the terminal's window-shadow (or changing its color)

I recently darkened my terminal's background (easier on the eyes!), but now, when I put multiple terminals on top of one another, they kind of meld together. Previously, the shadow was what made it ...
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how can I start Wiznote without GUI

I'm new here but not really novice by Ubuntu. Now I have a little problem with Wiznote (its a cloud notepad): I can start it from GUI (Unity) by click on the icon. But now I use an other WM (i3) and ...
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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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Gnome How do I Run a Command as root? [duplicate]

I'm new to Linux and just installed the Gnome on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet (or something similar). Once inside the Gnome GUI, there is a terminal prompt but typing commands does not do anything. I've ...
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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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overlapping characters in terminal

The characters is gnome-terminal seem to have a different spacing for each one and some letters overlap. I tried changing the font and ticking the 'use system width and font' but I still get the same ...
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editing static *.a library

I was wondering if it's possible to see the content of one of the libraries on my system. I went to usr/lib directory with my terminal. and I tried nano and vi but I couldn't see their content. Is ...
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how do I create gnome-terminal from python code?

I use ubuntu 14.04 and I want to create gnome-terminal from python script. I used the following code. the code : !/usr/bin/python from subprocess import Popen,PIPE import os import time ...
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Keyring unlocks SSH key when command typed in terminal but not otherwise

Introduction: This used to work, but at some point it broke and I've been unable to determine exactly when or why. I wonder if it came as a result of the gnome-terminal "upgrade" in Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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gnome-terminal / mate-terminal don't save history on ~./bash_history

Two days ago I was using my computer as usual, when I noticed that the commands I used in mate-terminal were not saved in the history. I tried installing gnome-terminal. But it does the same. I was ...
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Modify Shortcut Tab Between Terminals?

I currently have one terminal open with 10 tabs. How do I modify the way I move between the tabs on Ubuntu? If you are not sure what I mean, then let me give this example. On Firefox, if I have 10 ...
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“Problem occurred when checking for updates” and now I can't use terminal

I believe my internet briefly cut out while I was downloading an update and screwed something up. When my update finished the update-notifier told me "a problem occurred when checking for updates." ...
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gnome-terminal multi-tab title position

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04, the Gnome Terminal tab title was set to the tab center. How can I set the title to the left position of the tab?
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Gnome Terminal tabs ugly and oversized

Both gnome terminal and terminator (which I am using on my laptop these days) can be customised to look very pretty. By using full screen and keeping desktop clutter down to a minimum it's possible to ...
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Wrong rendering of inconsalata in terminator

These are two consecutive screenshots of the terminator window with inconsalata font the issue is that : . ! don't get rendered normally the first time and these chars are almost invisible while ...
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Why copying to flash drive takes time after copied-size matches the file size?

I use UBUNTU GNOME OS. I feel like taking much time to copy large files to my usb. It takes few minutes after copied-size matches the file size. Please see the message for eg, "Copying 500MB of 500MB ...
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Accidentally changed shell in gnome-terminal, no longer opens

I wanted to make screenfetch start at terminal startup. But I realized that I changed the shell from bash to screenfetch and of course gnome terminal doesn't startup. I have installed MATE terminal ...
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How to reset errornous font in promt and output of gnome-terminal

I'm experiencing replacement of all occurances of certain characters in the prompt and output of gnome-terminal (3.6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04), e.g. (latin d is replaced with some kind of uppercase D in ...
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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 ...