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

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Open the terminal on the guest OS from Host OS

Guest OS - 14.04 Host Os - 14.10 Is it possible to open the gnome-terminal on the guest OS from the host OS ? By ssh,we can access the terminal of the guest OS on the Host OS itself. But I want ...
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How to display the name of file which I am currently editing with vim on terminal title?

I am editing multiple files located in the same folder, in multiple tabs, on a single terminal. pwd(directory in which I am currently working) is displayed on the top of the heading of the terminal, ...
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14.04 - gnome terminal missing after installing virtualbox

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu having switched over from Windows. I was playing around with Oracle Virtualbox but after I installed it there were a few problems when I rebooted my laptop. The unity launcher ...
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Gnome Terminal Infinite loop

unknowingly I have placed gnome-terminal --geometry=120x80+50+50 command in Gnome terminal's Edit->profile and preferences->general's run custom command. Now when I start terminal, it keeps ...
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How to copy and paste all text recovered in Terminal with `strings` command?

I want to recover text from a .doc file that wouldn't open in any text editors (msoffice word, libreoffice writer). I have found this answer saying to use a command like strings foo.doc | less ...
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Notification upon task completion in terminal [duplicate]

Is there a feature which gives a notification if the terminal is idle? It would be very useful while compiling and executing large codes and doing something side by side.
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How Can Solve VLC Installation [duplicate]

I am Using Ubuntu 14.10! VLC is My Default media player! But all on a sudden I found that the player has been This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or ...
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How to downgrade the gnome terminal

I want to downgrade the gnome-terminal from 3.10.2 to 3.6.2, like in How to downgrade packages on Ubuntu? I tried using synaptic but without success and I don't think it's as easy as with any other ...
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What am I missing with linux user names and command lines?

I'm very new to linux (specifically Ubuntu 14.04) and it's been 20 years since I worked on a unix system. Even back then, my command line tasks were rare enough that I had a series of Post-It notes ...
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Terminal shows black screen Ubuntu 14.04

When I open the terminal in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, it shows a black window with no buttons. Nothing's visible, not even the minimise or close button. However all the commands that I type, work ...
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key shortcut to show own terminal

I have a terminal already open among a bunch of stuff open and I am looking for a key shortcut to get the terminal right away. I am aware of the alt+tab combination but it's to painful to repeatedly ...
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Opening a terminal from 14.04 Installation Disk

Does anybody know of a way to open a Terminal from the Ubuntu 14.04 Installation Disk? If so, is there a way to format a drive / clean it from then? Any help is very much appreciated!
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Terminal Short-cut ctrl + alt + T, 2 terminals, different size

In Ubuntu, you can change the default size of the terminal using (edit>profile preferences) to change the size. How can you use the shortcut for bringing up terminal ctrl+alt+T to create two terminals ...
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Restore terminal background in ubuntu unity [duplicate]

Here how my terminal look, it's ugly. and I want to restore it to the Purple background with the gray test color. Like the default installation.
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How do I recursively create a folder inside another unexistent folder?

I want to create this folder: $HOME/a/b/c/d while $HOME/a is not created! Is it possible by one line in Terminal?
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After change of host and hostname, terminal won't show it

I have changed my host and hostname by editing the files /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname. But this won't affect what appears as my terminal prompt. It still shows my old_host@new_hostname. How to get ...
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Terminal Profiles - Change Directory When Changing Profile

I wanted to set up a profile for running a specific application. I was hoping that when I go to "Terminal -> Change Profile -> MyAppProfile" I could set the profile up to change to the appropriate ...
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Copy text between two different sessions of terminal for different users?

I have on my ubuntu two users, user1 and user2. user1 is the main user, but user2 I use it only for development for a specific project that required it like that. I use vim editor, with the ...
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Terminal color scheme not working

How can I reset gnome-terminal color scheme? My terminal not showing color difference when I use ls command. All files and directories shown in white. It's difficult to see which one is directory and ...
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Pausing a long running program in the terminal?

Is there a keyboard key combination that I can use to pause a program running in the terminal? In case it matters, I don't intend to run anything else inside that terminal while the program is paused. ...
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How to set a proxy for terminal?

I am looking to set a proxy for terminal. What I need is I want to send all terminal communications to the internet through a proxy, say tor. I tried to set a system wide proxy set up. But Terminal ...
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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 default program

I accidentally changed my torrent magnet link default file to terminal instead of transmission, and the remember this application check box is checked. So now i am stuck in opening up terminal ...
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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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Location or arp cache

I can see my arp cache if I enter arp into the terminal. I want to know the file location of the arp cache in Ubuntu.
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tmux in terminal forcing 16 color approximation

In the Ubuntu version of gnome-terminal I'm seeing a weird problem with colors that I know is somehow related to gnome-terminal because this same setup works fine with iTerm2 on my Mac. From terminal ...
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When to apt-get upgrade

It seems that every time I install software an apt-get update is helpful but when exactly is an apt-get upgrade necessary? Or perhaps, when is it helpful?
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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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ctrl alt t opening ROXTerm

I always use ctrl+alt+t to open my terminal, then it randomly started opening roxterm instead of the normal terminal, how do I change it back? Please advise.
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clear command in terminal leaves stray characters

I'm new to the Linux community, and I'm learning a bit of terminal commands too. While using clear command in the Terminal, I found that it leaves some stray characters behind. That is: What can be ...
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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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Terminal: Replacing Ctrl+r with Ctrl+k

I'm using Ctrl+r for searching command history in the terminal but this keyboard shortcut is not comfortable for me. I would prefer using Ctrl+k How can I update this keyboard shortcut? (Updating ...
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shell script for connect server through ssh terminal?

How to write shell script for connect multiple server through ssh terminal. Its should open multiple tab in terminal and connect multiple servers through ssh ex ssh test@192.168.2.1 ssh ...
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Gnome terminal does not take lowercase 'a' input from keyboard

my ubuntu terminal doesn't take lowercase letter 'a' only. Also it parses 'a' everytime i copy some text in terminal containing 'a'. For 'a', now I have to use Insert+a everytime. The lowercase 'a' ...
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Integrating gnome-terminal with notify-osd

I'm wondering if it's possible to integrate NotifyOSD with gnome-terminal. I'd like if NotifyOSD warned me if there was new output in gnome-terminal (if the window isn't focused). As soon as a new ...
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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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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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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 ...