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

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How (if possible) can I change the color of the grey tabs of my terminal?

I would like to change the color of the tabs in my bashrc. I know the background I can do with setterm -term linux -back <background_colour> -fore <text_color> -clear, but how can I change ...
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How to switch between GNU Terminal windows with a keyboard shortcut?

I m using Ubuntu 16.x version, Just wondering if there is a short-cut to switch ONLY between different terminal(GNU) that I use ?
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Guake Fails to Start

Hello I have been using guake terminal for a while on ubuntu 14.04 and older version. After I have freshly installed (not upgraded) 16.04 xenial and installed guake it didn't work. I start the ...
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While checking man file in youtube-dl

Commend: man youtube-dl Output : No manual entry for youtube-dl See 'man 7 undocumented' for help when manual pages are not available. how to resolve this problem.
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Cannot install gnome-terminal due to problems with gconf2

I was having problems with starting gnome-terminal, so I tried to remove and reinstall it. Running sudo apt-get install gnome-terminal gives me the following result: Reading package lists... Done ...
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How to set built-in color scheme for gnome-terminal via CLI in Ubuntu 16?

I want to change the color scheme of gnome-terminal to the built-in scheme Rxvt. I know how to set the fore- and background color and 'use-theme-colors', with gsettings, but I just can't find the ...
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How to safely open nautilus from terminal?

Following the answers here I can open nautilus from terminal, but not without a litany of errors. nautilus . (nautilus:31126): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_interface_skeleton_unexport: assertion '...
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How exit from tty4 terminal without using Alt+SysRq+B to exit?

How exit from tty4 terminal without using Alt+SysRq+B(reset) to exit? Command Ctrl+Alt+F7 worked for some period, then stopped working, possibly after upgrade system, don't know. Ubuntu 14.04LTS
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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 : Hide tab bar in fullscreen mode

How to hide tab bar only in full screen mode for gnome-terminal? (when I press F11)
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Why I could not create a folder named '/' using terminal?

I tried creating a folder with name '/' using the mkdir command. But it returned a message saying: mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/’: File exists I tried quoting the the name '/', and adding ...
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`Read-only file system` error using tab completion, and terminal window closing randomly

First is simply an oddity with the command cd. If I type in cd, then a space, then press Tab to view the available directories, I get this error message: bash: cannot create temp file for here-...
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How to exit fullscreen Terminal

I have found that if you go View > Fullscreen: Then it makes the Terminal fullscreen, and to exit fullscreen I have found that I have to execute the command: exit But that closes my entire ...
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Upgrade to 15.04: What happened to my gnome-terminal tabs?

Evidently, part of the upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 involves an upgrade to gnome-terminal that removes the old feature that allows new terminal windows to be opened as a tab, instead of a new window. If I ...
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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 start a gnome-terminal without loading profile (like bash --noprofile --norc)

Can I start a gnome-terminal without loading profile? (just like bash --noprofile --norc) Sometime I made mistake in writing .bashrc and find no way (except ssh from another machine) to access that ....
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How to show only hidden files in Terminal?

I have a directory that contains thousands of files, some of them are hidden. The command ls -a list all files, including hidden ones, but I need just to list hidden files. What command should I use?...
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How to set a image as background of the gnome terminal?

How can I set my terminal background to what @RaduRădeanu has? See image below.
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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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Strange visual problems after updating to 16.04

I'm having strange visual problems with text not showing in terminal unless I highlight the text. See the attachment. Similarly, the menu icons will disappear. Both get fixed after re log in. 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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Tab Autocomplete “Command Substitution error”

I used to never rely on it, but now that I am hooked, this is driving me nutty. When I am in terminal and hit Tab to autocomplete my statement, it works for most commands (cd, mv, rm, etc) but it is ...
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100% CPU on gnome-shell

Twice a day the gnome-shell is stuck on 100% overlloading one of the core. Killing the process seems to provide a temp solution. How can I find the reason for this issue?
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How to reset erroneous font in prompt and output of gnome-terminal

I'm experiencing replacement of all occurrences 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 ...
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Make terminator ask for permission before closing if something is being executed

I normally use Terminator as a terminal instead of the GNOME one. So far I am really happy with Terminator. However, the GNOME terminal asks for permission before closing if something is running in ...
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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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My terminal went black, cannot see any text, how to reset its color?

I know many people have asked for changing terminal's font color and I followed many methods, but they didn't work. I think my problem is quite serious... This is how it looks like: A few months ...
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How can I make the command “eclipse myprogram.c” work in terminal?

As the title says how can I make that command work. I have eclipse installed in my /opt/ folder and I did make a destop file with: [Desktop Entry] Version=4.6 Name=Eclipse Neon C GenericName=IDE ...
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Live persistent USB login issue for 16.04 LTS

Login screen asking for username password, username ubuntu and password blank is not working. Also Ctrl + Alt + F1 is not working and terminal does not appear. Please assist me to login successfully. ...
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How to find still running processes in a terminal?

When I try to close a tab in Gnome Terminal, it says: Close this terminal? There is still a process running in this terminal. Closing the terminal will kill it. How can I find out what is still ...
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Terminal has no option to “open new tab” and no label in tabs

In a fresh install, I have a terminal like everyone else on the Internet, but it is a weird one for me. Here's what my terminal looks like: It is missing 'user@hostname' above Note that there's ...
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Closing a Specific Terminal

I have a program that opens a new terminal and runs while loop, but when the program ends I want to terminate this window. Is it possible to close a certain terminal window with a command, while ...
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CTRL+SHIFT+C/V not working in Terminal

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and I found today that my copy/paste commands don't work in the terminal. I've tried every solution I could find with a bit of googling, but nothing seems to ...
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How to change the color of a gnome-terminal profile including the prompt?

I have created 2 profiles for gnome-terminal. One is meant to be green-on-black, the other is meant to be red-on-black. They do change some of the terminal colors, but my prompts remain bright bold ...
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Unicode issue when ssh'ing from GNOME Terminal to OS X [migrated]

When I ssh from GNOME Terminal (tried different 14.04/16.04 distros, currently on Mint 18) to OS X, I have a unicode issue, e.g. the prompt is not properly displayed. On OS X, I have bash 4.x as a ...
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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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Terminal only shows up as a black window

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 on a Lenovo Ideapad, and whenever I try to open a terminal window, only a black box appears, and the menus have thick black borders and the nofification box is also black.
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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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Ubuntu 16.04 “Reset and clear” shortcut doesn't work

I installed Ubuntu 16.04, and as in 12.04 which I have before, I set in Terminal preferences the shortcut: \/ Terminal Reset and Clear Shift+Ctrl+E Under the 'Terminal' item in the top-...
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I don't seem to have the gnome-terminal

When I press Ctrl + Alt + T, Ubuntu 16.04 opens xterm and when I search for gnome-terminal nothing is found. I searched for terminal and the only 2 applications there are XTerm and UXTerm. How do I ...
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How to stop `clear` from clearing scrollback buffer

Initially I thought Unlimited scrolling was not working with the terminal application on 16.04. I have the option "limit scrollback to" unchecked. Some times it scrolls back some times it does not. ...
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How to make vim code folding colors more readable

I use code folding in vim, e.g. za, zc, zR, ZM But when the code is folded the resulting color - light blue on white is very hard to read for me with poor contrast I have tried changing my profile'...
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spaces affect the firefox commands in terminal [closed]

firefox -private & This command open private browsing . but the same command firefox -private& without space between ampersand and the -private option will only open normal browsing ...
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Getting gnome-terminal to run tmux on start

I'm trying to figure out how to get my gnome-terminal to launch run tmux -2 on starting. I have tried modifying the Exec lines in the gnome-terminal.desktop file to Exec=gnome-terminal -e -tmux -2 and ...
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How to execute an arbitrary command when open a new gnome profile terminal?

I want to create a profile terminal that executes this command rvm use 1.9.2 and leave me in the prompt after choosing my ruby version. user@user-desktop:~/Sites/RailsApp$ rvm use 1.9.2 Using /home/...
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adb shell in Terminal : how to have more than 79 characters (or column?)

I connect my Meizu pro 5 with adb shell in my Terminal, i can't have more than 79 characters per line... How to change it ?
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How to change Gnome-Terminal title?

I have several instances of terminals running in my working environment, what I would like is to set a specific title for each one, in order to have a clear idea what purpose the specific terminal ...
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How to get terminal to run 24bit true color in ubuntu 16.04?

I'm wanting to run 24bit true color within the terminal. How may I do this? I've ran the command apt-cache show gnome-shell | grep Version and it throws out 3.18.4-0ubuntu3
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Gnome- terminal quits when pressing enter

I am on Ubuntu 16.04. When browsing in the terminal and using various commands the terminal just quits (closes without any message) when pressing enter. I thought maybe I am browsing through folders ...
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key for scrolling up in gnome terminal to check the history of screen?

I want to check the history of screen of gnome terminal. Is there a key to scroll up? Thanks.