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

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How to kill htop if I can't use F10?

I use htop in a terminal but I can't close it with F10. F10 seems to just open a program's File dialog. Is there a way to disable it so I can close htop normally?
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Can't connect to archive.canonical.com

This is a problem that has been driving me insane. Whenever I use the terminal to download anything, updates or programs, I can't get past 0% while it says, [Connecting to archive.canonical.com ...
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How to get vertical tabs for terminal

I am a great fan of vertical tabs which I use for Firefox. It really eases my work flow. I am looking for something similar for the gnome-terminal as well. Is there any way to get it.
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How can I send commands to specific terminal windows?

I'd like to write a script for opening multiple programs (servers) simultanously in separate terminals - doesn't matter which one - and assign different commands to different terminals with commands ...
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Why is terminal taking so long to open?

Lately when I open a terminal for the first time, it's taking a long time to load. How can I find out why this is happening? Also, sometimes I seem to lose language definitions, since caracters like ...
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I would like to create a log of all commands typed in terminal

I would like to have a log of all command that are typed on the terminal. I have check "script" but this generates a file with the commands and the responds all together. Is there a way to have the ...
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Adding customized window size on the terminal

I would like to add/modify custom size on the terminal Right now I have these: I would like to add my own personal window sizes, how can I do iT?
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keyboard shortcut for pasting on the Gnome Terminal

We use Ctrl+V to paste stuff from clip board. But this is not working on terminal window. What is the keyboard shortcut to paste on the gnome terminal?
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no internet for terminal- connect through a proxy

I'm using newly installed 13.04 on my lap. I've connected to wifi connection in our university and configured the proxy settings in network settings. I can access web and even software updater work ...
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How do I check which terminal I am using?

I have Ubuntu on my machine and I am running awesome window manager on top of it. How do I check which terminal I am running? Is there a command for it?
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How to detect current gnome-terminal character encoding?

I am trying to detect the current gnome-terminal character encoding from the command line. I have tried using gconftool : $ gconftool-2 --get /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/encoding current $ ...
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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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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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Add a terminal in Linux application [closed]

Yesterday I came up with an idea but I'm not sure if it possible. So I thought that asking here is a good solution by the time I don't have anyone else to ask. Is there any way to develop an ...
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ls command by default is showing one line per file? How to change it?

When I call the ls command, I expect it to show all the files/directories in the current directory, attempting to fit as many as possible on each line. But, somehow it is showing one file per line. ...
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I moved my home folder

I was trying to move my home folder to another account so hopefully my programs would have run faster on a new user. But apparently that did not work out well and I can not login to either accounts. ...
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Terminal 'incognito mode'?

I use Terminal a lot, and sometimes I am running commands, which aren't things I don't want others to see, but more commands that if I accidentally arrowed up to and accidentally executed would cause ...
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Can't get the right colors in gnome terminal

I want to use a base16 colorscheme from here. The steps I followed: cloned the repo ran the scripts changed the terminal profile to base16-default (which did change the colors) This is the result ...
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Gnome terminal: how to get the existing title?

Is it possible to get the existing title of a current gnome-terminal session? I know how to set the title, but how do I get it? Google failed me here, and there's no mention of anything like that in ...
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Can I get italics in gnome-terminal?

After a lot of searching I cannot find a way to get gnome-terminal to display italic fonts. I'm running version 3.6.2. Specifically I would like vim to display comments in italics; I've added ...
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Can anybody help me(Terminal problem)? [duplicate]

My terminal doesn't have Background tab in Profile Preferences, I have even reinstalled it, but nothing changed, can anybody help me, here's the image,
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'Launch terminal' launches terminator instead of terminal [duplicate]

I recently installed terminator in Ubuntu 14.04 TLS but when using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt +T it launches the terminator instead of the terminal. I'd like to regress back to having the shortcut ...
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Terminal won't launch in Ubuntu 15.04

After upgrading my laptop from 14.10 to 15.04, the terminal wont' launch. Ctrl+Alt+T does nothing. neither will terminal run from dash. I tried launching gnome-terminal from xterm, but nothing ...
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Character “w” in ubuntu terminal sudenly does not show

Suddenly I realized that on my Ubuntu terminal ( 14 LTS ) every instance of character "w" does not appear correctly. I've noticed that gedit behaves the same (shows a broken w), however "w" does not ...
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Terminal and software center missing

I cannot find either the Ubuntu Software center or the terminal anywhere on my computer. I downloaded virtualbox from their website and after it started applying changes in the software center the ...
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How to disable blinking cursor in Gnome 3.8?

There is this proposed solution to disable the blinking cursor in Gnome terminal. However, it no longer seems to work for Gnome 3.8. The option /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default in Gconf does not ...
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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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How to install simplegui using terminal?

I am currently learning Python at Coursera, where we use simpleGUI (Hit play on top left) to creat intractive games. So, I wanted to use it on my machine. I found YouTube video installing simpleGUI ...
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Closing Terminal tabs like in iTerm2

I work on both Mac and Ubuntu 15.04 and want to get more consistent keyboard shortcuts between the two systems. One part of the problem is getting the 'right' Terminal behavior. On OS X I use iTerm2 ...
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Specifying X windows' geometry in the coordinates obtained from wmctrl

In the X documentation I read that the Width, Height, Xposition and Yposition coordinates must be specified in terminal characters when using: gnome-terminal ...
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How to show gnome-terminal menubar?

I accidentally unchecked View -> Show Menubar which hides the menubar for gnome-terminal, and there doesn't appear to be a keyboard shortcut to show the menubar again. How can I make ...
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Exit full screen of gnome terminal

Accidently, I entered full-screen display in the gnome terminal. I now can't get out of the full screen display back to normal display. How can I do this?
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Changing the text color in Ubuntu Terminal?

I'm watching a "cbt nuggets titles linux essentials", and the trainer is using Zubuntu. I'm using Ubuntu; the colored Terminal in Zubuntu is so useful for me as I'm learning Linux. How can I make the ...
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How can I programmically set the gnome-terminal title?

How can I programmically set the gnome-terminal title? I've tried gnome-terminal --title="bla" But this opens a new terminal window while outputting $ gnome-terminal --title=bla Xlib: extension ...
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How do I enter my home directory password once [apt-get install, encrypted directory]?

Here is my dilemma: I install a lot of software from the command-line and then I move away from the terminal to do other things. Example: sudo apt-get -y install php5 php5-gd php5-mcrypt openssl ...
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Reach Network drive from terminal - HyperV

I have Ubuntu running in Windows HyperV VM. I have a shared network drive I can reach from the Ubuntu GUI. It has both read and write permissions there. I need to navigate to this network location ...
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Configure gnome-terminal to start bash as a login shell, doesn't read .bashrc

I'm trying to integrate RVM with gnome-terminal. Per default, gnome-terminal does not start bash as a login shell. I enabled run command as a login shell as suggested in this answer about the same ...
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Not able to run commands over SSH

I recently changed my .zshrc to remap interrupt from ctrl-C to ctrl-J, and suddenly I'm not able to run any commands on machines that I SSH into. No matter what command I type, it simply ignores it ...
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How to change background transparency of xterm

In terminal we can change the background transparency by changing the slider in edit>preference>background>transparent background Similarly how can we change the transparency of xterm ...
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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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How to save terminal history manually?

It's my understanding that the history file is updated when the terminal exits. But sometimes my computer crashes out, and the terminal doesn't exit cleanly, and then I lose those commands from my ...
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14.10 Software Updater not updating

I am using Ubuntu 14.10. To keep things as brief as possible: Software Updater - (a) This runs, tells me I need updates, I give permissions to update, it then tells me I have no internet ...
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How can I run multiple ssh commands and not get brute force blocked?

I want to run multiple commands over ssh (some scp's, some rsync's, and then some ssh commands), but the server has brute force blocking and even though my authentication is fine if I run too many ...
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Open another terminal window with the same SSH session as original window

Is there a way to open a terminal window ( or tab ) with another instance of an open SSH session ? EDIT: I have a terminal window with a remote ssh session into a server. I want to open a new tab ...
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Console apps with hud support

As you know gnome-terminal is not supporting title change and also removed new tab button from options (hotkey works). Is there any other console programs that support unity menu (options accessible ...
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How to execute a command in a new terminal and capture and print the content displayed in the new terminal

I am able to run a command in the new terminal using gnome-terminal -e tty or xterm -hold -e tty & now that the results in the new terminal would be /dev/pts/2 I want this to be output to ...
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ubuntu terminal turned black after re-installing GRUB

My terminal (ctl+alt+t) screen has turned completely black. But i can open a specific file ("gedit file.c" opens though i cannot see within the terminal (the command itself cannot be seen) where ...
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Install a .terminal file to change Terminal color scheme - Ubuntu Gnome

I found the One Dark Terminal color scheme and I'm in love with it, but it only provides a .terminal file. I know that.terminal files are what OSX uses to theme its Terminal, but so far I've been ...
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Repeat a command every x interval of time in terminal?

How can I repeat a command every interval of time , so that it will allow me to run commands for checking or monitoring directories ? There is no need for a script, i need just a simple command ...
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gnome-terminal profiles are not being loaded

My terminal crashed recently. After the crash, the only terminal profile that is loaded is unnamed. I have a Default profile at /home/xxxx/.gconf/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default It is also ...