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

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What is the explanation behind the key combinations to enlarge and decrease font size in terminal?

To enlarge my font size in Terminal, I use CTRL SHIFT +. To decrease the font size, I hit CTRL -. Why is this not consistent ? i.e. why is SHIFT not required for decreasing the font size.
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How to run bash file iby using gnome-terminal?

Salam, anybody can explain it? gnome-terminal --working-directory="$1" --profile=rails --tab --title="DRB" --command=/home/coteyr/.bin/spork.sh i wanna run my bash file like above en-quoted lines ...
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How to automate execution of commands in separate terminals?

I am new to LINUX operating system. I am using ROS (Robotic Operating System) where I type few commands in separate terminal windows for doing the setup. ie Before I run my program, I have to do ...
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Run any bash script in Terminal application from within file manager context menu?

this question is simple about "Open/Run in Terminal".... Looks Ubunutu doesn't support bash/shell-scripts the way we know from KDE and any other OS: I tried the obvious: Right click in file ...
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Gnome terminal scrollback lines?

Currently I have set the scrollback setting of gnome terminal (Edit -> Profile Preferences -> Scrolling) to 10000 lines. I am tempted to tick Unlimited, but I am afraid this could lead to memory ...
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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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How to keep terminal for installation of debugging symbols of apport's local investigation alive?

apport allows to investigate crashes locally and to either start a gdb session, get a backtrace or install debugging symbols in that local investigation. When choosing the latter a gnome-terminal is ...
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IpProtocols firefox add-on with gnome-terminal and multiple tabs

I want to use Firefox with IpProtocols 0.2.3 to launch telnet sessions from browser. It is working well for me with xterm terminal emulator, but i wish to use multiple tabs. Now I try to use ...
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How to bring up last terminal window with a shortcut key?

I use terminal so often for making quick commands and then I leave it in the background so that I end up getting 20+ terminal sessions open while I'm working. This is because it's very quick to simply ...
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Custom environment with gnome-terminal

I tried to put this into the startup applications: gnome-terminal --working-directory /media/Data/work/ -e '. .env/bin/activate' where .env/bin/activate represents my virtualenv. For some reason, ...
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Lost name of tabs in gnome-terminal

After trying to installing one of the themes I lost names of tabs I reset settings in terminal, dconf, reinstall gnome-terminal but no luck. Theme was reset but tabs not come back. Also when I'm ...
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VIM in gnome-terminal keeps printing weird 001B character

I have VIM installed on Ubuntu 12.04, and run the terminal version in the gnome-terminal. However, recently (I don't know what caused the change) when editing files in VIM it will sometimes insert a ...
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Cannot find name for group ID 1002

Whenever I start my terminal I get groups: cannot find name for group ID 1002. How do I fix these or remove the group itself?
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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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How to make in-focus terminal windows more obvious?

I use the default gnome-terminal. My workflow is to have two terminal windows opening side by side. The problem is I'm often typing in the wrong side which is not in focus. Is there a way to make ...
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Open new tabs in main gmome-terminal window from main gmome-panel?

When you open a terminal from the panel in gnome-session-fallback you get a new gnome-terminal window. My goal is to have every subsequent gnome-terminal open from the panel to open as a tab in the ...
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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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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 ...
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dropbox installation stuck on elementary linux [closed]

I have been trying to install dropbox, and have actually been able to successfully do so, but now when I try to install something new in the terminal, it says that the dpkg was interrupted and to ...
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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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How to get the old alt-# behavior in gnome-terminal?

In Ubuntu 14.04 and earlier, Alt+1 would be used by gnome shell only if multiple tabs were open. If there were no tabs open (a single shell) Alt+1 would be sent to the terminal program. In 14.10, ...
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How to Fix Terminal in Ubuntu?

I'm stuck. Ubuntu 11.10 was working fine. I tried to create a desktop icon that I could click and run a Terminal command. (not launch a program, just run a command to set something). I don't know what ...
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Pipelining and xargs

I am trying to delete some .class file from a directory. So first I have tired to count the available .class file using the following command (after going to the directory) - $ find . -name *.class ...
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Remove ugly fat bazel from gnome-terminal with multiple-tabs

When I start gnome-terminal it looks quite pleasant but when I open another tab it's borders turns ugly: How can I preserve thin bezel while using multiple tabs?
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Why does “man x-terminal-emulator” return the output of “man gnome-terminal”?

I know what x-terminal-emulator is and does, but I don't understand why there isn't exist a special manual page for it instead to be redirected to the manual page of gnome-terminal. I would like to ...
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Need help installing Micromax Modem MMX210G

How can I install Micromax MMX210G Modem on Ubuntu 14.04.1?
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man, info pages for a specific flag [duplicate]

The man and info pages can be rather long. I only want information about a specific flag for a command. Example: man ls -a should return information about the a flag for the ls command, maybe ...
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Extremely poor performance in Ubuntu Server 12.04.5 LTS

I am trying to host a Minecraft server in Ubuntu Server 12.04.5 LTS. For some reason, my computer responds extremely slowly to any executed command or process. When starting up, it can take anywhere ...
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I pressed ctrl with - and now my terminal view become so small, how to recover?

I thought ctrl with + should work, but it doesn't. How could I recover it and zoom out the views?
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How to create a command script to run by clicking an icon [duplicate]

Essentially what I want to do is generate an icon so I can kill Chrome from it. I know the command I want to use is killall chrome but i want to run it from a desktop icon.
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c# - Opening the terminal process and pass commands?

Is there a way I can start a terminal process in C# with commands executed after it starts?
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shell script not working properly

I'm writing the below script but it seems not to work as this is the output: ## entered first loop ## [==1.0]: command not found [==2.0]: command not found ## entered first loop ## [==1.0]: command ...
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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' every time I copy some text in terminal containing 'a'. For 'a', now I have to use Insert+a every time. The lower-case ...
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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 instantly closes after messing with the profile settings

I am using Gnome Terminal in Ubuntu 14.04 and I modified the profile preferences, setting it to start with a custom command instead of the default. I can't remember what that custom command was, but ...
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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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How to change terminal preference using command

I want to change terminal preferences using command. I know how to do that by using profile preference but is it possible to change using commands? I have seen this question which helps to change it ...
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Get output on External terminal except working Terminal

I am new user of Linux, i am working on Terminal and making .cpp and .cs Programs. I want to see my output on external terminal like monodevelope External terminal.
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How to remove configuration files of package without its reinstallation

I want to remove configuration files of a package (the system one at least), but avoid reinstalling the package because of its size. Basically I want to do this sudo apt-get purge my-gigabyte-package ...
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Install/start program existing folder?

I have installed Android Studio on my ubuntu machine. I have unzipped the file and I have the folder now, but how do I install/start the application? I remember that I had similar issue when I tried ...
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Changing Background Image in Multiple Terminals

I was wondering if anyone would know how to change the background image in the terminal in a unique way. I know how to change it so that every instance of the terminal has the same background, but I ...
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Terminal or Konsole? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with KDE graphical environment. KDE has Konsole as terminal emulator. Now I have Terminal and Konsole both on my Ubuntu. My question is which one should I use to run command? ...
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Geany no support greek language

I am using Geany for C programming. My code contains some greek sentences,I set the Default Encoding to GREEK(ISO-8859-7), but when I try to execute the program the greek letters show up like this. ...
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How to create External Terminal? [duplicate]

Salam, I am new in Linux. I am making Cpp Program in Linux. I am successfully create it and run it . but my output appears on working terminal. I want to see my Output on External terminal which show ...
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switching a job (pid) from running as root to just running as the current user

I recently installed BitTorrent Sync version 2.0. It's purdy awesome! I've made a terrible error though. During the install process I ran sudo ./btsync instead of just ./btsync. I'm pretty sure that's ...
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How to stop reordering of the same kind multiple preview windows in task switching?

When using task switching in the default graphical mode of Ubuntu 12.04, if they are multiple windows of the same kind, eg. multiple Terminal windows, you can see them all together and select which ...
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Unity Launcher missing and Terminal shortcut stopped working

When I restarted my Ubuntu after it being updated, I found the Unity launch bar was gone. I tried looking up several solutions online, blindly typing in the commands that others suggested, and I ...
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Is there an alternative to gnome-terminal?

Are there any terminals that can serve as an alternative to gnome-terminal. Do these alternatives have other/extra features ?
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How can I truly clear a terminal window? [duplicate]

When I run clear in the terminal, the tab appears to be cleared of text, with only a fresh command prompt visible in the top left corner. However, the scrollbar is still active and if I scroll up, I ...
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Strange message now appears when I open up my terminal

I was recently installing MySQL and everything seemed to go just fine, however, when I opened up my terminal to test a few things out, I got a strange message: No command '“alias' found, did you ...