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

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Gnome-Terminal reports $TERM to be `xterm`

On a clean install of Ubuntu 12.10, the default gnome-terminal is reporting $TERM to be xterm where it should really be reporting xterm-256color. What is the best way of changing this? I'm avoiding ...
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Is it possible to remove the default terminal and replace it with some other terminal (like terminator or terminology)?

Some non-default terminals have got extra features like splitting window etc. We can always use those terminals without uninstalling the original one but is there a way to remove the original one? ...
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Where are Gnome-Terminal profiles stored in the filesystem?

I created a new profile that opened with the fortune program (atp-get install fortune-mod for the download location) and set it as the profile with which to open all new terminals with so that I would ...
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run python program from command line in python [on hold]

I have installed GNome in through VMware for learning Python i wanna know how to create , edit and run any python program from command line. I also wanna also know about how to do the same for c or ...
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Creating command history list

Is there a way to display a list comprised of the last n terminal commands made by a particular user ?
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Hide Terminal and still receive input

I want to run a python script that basically uses the terminal for certain commands, but I don't want it to show the terminal. I've tried running the script as nohup file.py & - this works and I ...
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Unicode (Hebrew) typing: Works in some applications but not others

Recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (Kubuntu, incidentally; but I experience this issue with both gnome-terminal and Konsole). I have Hebrew selected as a language and as an input method. When I try to ...
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Save and restore tabs with name of terminal

I have a Terminal window with a dozen named tabs open *(gnome-terminal) I would like to save the current configuration and have it restored with names and directories. Is there a way to do this? I've ...
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Manipulating hidden files

How can I copy all hidden files/directories in the home directory into a separate directory from command line ? I wasn't able to find a lot of material concerning usage of hidden files .
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How to start a terminal with certain text already input on the command-line?

Rather than rephrasing my question, let me describe to you the desired user-case: I create a short shell-script to run command "gnome-terminal --someoptionflagname 'my text to be posted'", and ...
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How to set the terminal to open maximized

I want to tell compiz, metacity, the gnome-terminal or whoever is in charge to open the terminal window maximized by default. How can I do that?
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Editing my Bash prompt

I'd like to put something into my bash prompt, but I'm not quite sure how to do it. I use the Cloud Foundry Command Line Tool to push code up to my servers. The cf tool can be set to a specific ORG ...
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Scroll up the page to previous input on terminal

Sometimes it would be convenient to be able to scroll back to the output of the previous command in the terminal, especially if the output is extremely long. Is there a way to do this? EDIT: Let me ...
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Byobu & spaceFM

How to get byobu working "open a terminal here" with spaceFm's F4 shortcut ? From now byobu open in ~ directory and not in the actual spaceFM dir. Thanks
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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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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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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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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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Adding a border to gnome-terminal

On a new 14.04 plain vanilla Ubuntu install, with the default theme, nothing special. Bring up a gnome-terminal window (Ctrl + Alt + t) The terminal window has no border (nor does it have a resize ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to get old console back? [duplicate]

I installed Terminator console in hope it will look better, in my opinion, it is not worth it. But it already placed itself on the throne, even Ctrl+Alt+T is Terminator terminal now. How can I revert ...
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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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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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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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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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Adding timestamps to terminal prompts?

I was wondering if it was possible to add timestamps to terminal prompts, and if so, how could I achieve this?
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How do I set the default terminal profile?

So I was messing around with profiles in the Terminal, I was wondering how to make the profile I setup as the default profile whenever I load up terminal.
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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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How to automatically opening terminal windows & tabs, ssh and sudo su?

When I start my day in front of my computer, I first have to do the following: In workspace 1: Open a new terminal window, ssh loginserver, then ssh serverA1 and sudo su account00 Open a new ...
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How can I create a new profile for Gnome terminal via command line?

As everybody knows you can create a new profile by the menu where you get asked which existing profile should be the parent for your new profile and so on. But how should I create a new profile by the ...
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Advantage of Terminator over other terminal? [closed]

Is there any advantage of Terminator over gnome-terminal or Konsole?
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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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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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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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increase padding in gnome terminal

I'd like to increase the padding in the gnome terminal, because the default has no padding and hurts my eyes. (Padding as in: I want space between the window border and where the text input/output is ...
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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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terra terminal for ubuntu 14.04

I would like to try the terra terminal but the ppa doesn't work for 14.04. Does terra support 14.04? If so, where can I find it?
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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 ...