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

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How to customize terminal's commands output?

I'm trying to make a couple of empty lines right before first line of running commands in terminal and also another one after last line (for always even running any command), because when I edit PS1 I ...
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Run some shell files from another shell file in different location

I have 5 shell files in a specific locations on my ubuntu system. I have two users on this system userA which is the main user and userB. Currently I have to manually open a terminal using user userA ...
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How to show a running clock in terminal before the command prompt

I prefer to use terminal and spend most of the time using it. I am searching a way to see time in terminal while I use it parallel. The time would change automatically when it passes. It would be ...
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Display running clock in terminal [duplicate]

I want to display running clock inside terminal. I have already gone through this answer but this method only works in zsh terminal. But I want to display in bash. Is there any other way to display ...
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I can not get any sounds from my system

I know this is a popular topic, but I have been searching and cannot find a solution to my problem, plus, I'm super new to linux and terminals. I followed this tutorial ...
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Login as root in shell

I'm trying to login as root in shell by following command : $ echo 'myPassword' | sudo -Si But gets me following error: stdin: is not a tty -bash: line 1: myPassword: command not found My Goal : ...
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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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How to stop error messages in terminal [on hold]

Lots of ubuntu programs write error messages all over the terminal. This has been happening for as long as I can remember. If these are bugs like the messages say, why don't they ever get ...
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How to zoom in & out of text within Guake Terminal

Problem Cannot zoom in & out of text when working within Guake Terminal. Attempts Within Ubuntu's default terminal the following key combination allows me to zoom-in: ...
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Ubuntu 14 - open a new tab in console [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 12.04 when i open a new tab in console with ctrl+shift+t it starts a new shell in the current directory. With Ubuntu 14.04 always opens a new shell in the home directory. I've scripts in ...
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Terminal tab not opening in same directory

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 whenever I open a new Tab in the Terminal I am in the Home directory instead of the directory I was in in the other Tab. How can I change it to stay in the directory ...
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How can I assign a keyboard shortcut for the script that I have created? [duplicate]

I don't wish to open terminal each time to execute my shell script. Is it possible assign a keyboard shortcut to execute the shell script I have created?
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gnome terminal won't run programs [on hold]

After failing to get ./Grace to work, I copied it to /usr/bin. Then: $ Grace bash: /usr/bin/Grace: No such file or directory $ ls /usr/bin/Grace /usr/bin/Grace $ sudo Grace sudo: unable to ...
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Local Network Chat between Ubuntu and OS X with Terminal

I was trying to create a chat between two computers on the same network, through terminal. The difficulty is that Comp2 is OS X, while mine, Comp1 is Ubuntu. We want to do it through terminal, as it ...
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How do I mount ejected external USB flash Via terminal

After safely remove or eject it, i want to remount it without unplug it, and re-plug it again .. so Any suggestion pls? PS after using eject all usb memories are out of fdisk command scope i don't ...
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terminal Issue for user created

Hi, I have created a user who in system settings > user account shows he is the administrator. But when I open the terminal it doesn’t show the whole line prompt. Attached is screen shot of the ...
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How to let bash script knows if the open terminal is closed or not

I want to write piece of bash script that open a gnome-terminal tab and execute some commands in it after finishing execution terminal will close , i would like the make bash recognize if this ...
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ls: cannot access .gvfs: Permission denied

Whenever I run an application in terminal as root (such as sudo gedit /etc/default/varnish) , subsequently when I open another terminal I get "ls: cannot access .gvfs: Permission denied" error at top ...
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How do I get emacs to open in the terminal when it is being used as the config editor?

I like to use emacs as my configuration editor, so it is the default for programs like git or cron. So I used sudo update-alternatives --config editor And chose emacs24 from the list. Unlike Vim ...
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Gnome Terminal: Cursor disappears [closed]

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 (actually Mint 17), I've run into an annoying problem with Gnome Terminal (3.6.2). When I start a new terminal window, the cursor appears correctly, but after a while ...
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How to write a script with nautilus actions?

I want to use nautilus actions with my own script which I have usually started successfully with open-terminal and pasting the command (s. below) directly in the terminal. for file in *.mp4; do mkdir ...
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hdiutil: command not found

I want to convert a .iso file to a .img file. So I write: hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/home/antu/target.img ~/home/antu/ubuntu.iso in a terminal window. It shows that: hdiutil: command not ...
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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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Bash script that opens multiple netcat instances and exits them

I am trying to create a script that opens up multiple gnome-terminals and opens a netcat connection. After a couple seconds I would like the terminals to close. I am at a loss and I believe it can't ...
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How can I implement Tilda functionality in byobu?

What I really like about tilda is teh keybinding allowing me to pop it on top of whatever i'm working on and then after I finish with my terminal commands make it run in the background. Is it possible ...
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How can I create a “built-in” color scheme for GNOME Terminal?

GNOME Terminal has a few built-in color schemes: How can I add more to this list?
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Why does gnome-terminal freeze when an SSH session gets disconnected?

This is a very simple problem. I use gnome-terminal to SSH to other machines every day. I do this on a laptop which I carry around the office, so I am constantly switching between wired and wireless ...
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Dynamic line wrapping in the GNOME Terminal

How can you get the lines in the GNOME Terminal to wrap dynamically when you resize the window?
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How to have git and virtualenv aware colors in terminal?

I am watching "Building Web APIs with Flask" video on Oreilly from Miguel Grinberg. His terminal is colorful and shows different colors for virtualenv name and git branch name. I want to have the same ...
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How do I remove computer name from the command line prompt?

Is any way to remove my computer name from command line prompt? I want the prompt to look like this: kasiya:~$ Instead of this: kasiya@kasiya-pc:~$
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Change the language of date display

I recently installed 14.04, and my date/time display is unnecessarily localized. Upon installation, I chose Colombo as my location: Now the date/time is displayed in localized form (Sinhala ...
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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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Killing 'wineserver' doesn't close the GUI of wine applications

When certain applications running under wine crash I usually just kill the process 'wineserver', since I am unable to properly identify specific process names with Windows application (if they even ...
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Terminal profile doesn't list all available fonts

my GNOME Terminal profile let me choose only mono fonts and Courier. I'm trying to use Source Code Pro font on my ubuntu terminal. I've installed it successfully, in ~/.fonts, and it shows on every ...
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gnome-terminal profile without bash history

I'm trying to create a profile in gnome-terminal that doesn't store bash history. The easiest way to do that is to run export HISTIGNORE="*", but there is one problem, gome-terminal is executing ...
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Hide Terminal and still recieve 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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Where is the output of a Terminal (Gnome Terminal) stored

First of all, this is not a question about history, which stores all the entered commands. I have on my workstation at work several open Terminals from which I launch simulations, examine the output ...
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How to get PID of shell running in a terminal window under mouse?

Though similar questions asked before in this forum here , here and here, my question is different. I want to get PID of a running bash process in gnome terminal. Note: Suggested link which posted ...
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Newb in need of help. Brand new to computers [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1 on my Thinkpad Twist. Now I'm planning on using Ubuntu to learn python from LearnPythonTheHardWay. But I have absolutely no idea how Ubuntu ...
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Separate terminal windows for input and output streams

How do I use different xterm or terminal windows for input and output streams while programming in C++ such that I enter input in one terminal window and get output in another window?
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Terminal has lost its transparency option?

I just installed a new GFX card and ended up reinstalling 14.04 but now I have no option for transparency in the terminal. The whole 'background' tab is missing in the profile options does anyone know ...
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How to enable rgb colored output in terminal?

I'm trying to print a colored string to a gnome-terminal using ANSI escape codes, but, although it works for the custom colors, or even the 256 extra color, it doesn't work with RGB codes. So, ...
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Regarding transparency feature in Gnome desktop environment in ubuntu 14.04

I am not able to make the terminal's background transparent, even though have tried the option of going to EDIT->PROFILE PREFERENCES -> BACKGROUND -> TRANSPARENT BACKGROUND. Pls help me out.
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Why does gnome terminal open in a strange place?

From my experience, (html, general computer stuff) the cordinates start in the top left as (0,0) and goes down to the bottom right depending on how big your screen is e.g. (800,600). So why when I ...
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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 ...
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How to run Terminal as root?

When we want to run a programs as root we use sudo, gksu, gksudo and etc. Now my question is how do we can run a Terminal as the root user in Terminal? I tried with using gksudo terminal and gksu ...
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Why does a program need 64MB to install but frees up 3.5 MB when it is removed later in Ubuntu?

Okay, I installed a 64MB sized program. Now I'm trying to uninstall it using Terminal: sudo apt-get purge <program-name> after running that command, the confirmation message will be: blah ...
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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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Is there a way to open an “extra” temporary workspace (via terminal, preferably)?

[Running Ubuntu 14.04, Unity] So, I have workspaces enabled and all that jazz. I know one can set some option so that Ubuntu defaults to more than four workspaces—but that's not what I want. ...
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How to delete the .swp files when working remotely

I opened a file in vi, but unfortunately while changing it the terminal crashed. Now when I Try to open the same file again in a new session it displays the following message E325: ATTENTION Found a ...