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

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Weird symbol on gnome-terminal profile preferences Window [duplicate]

Strange symbol appears on the gnome-terminal's profile preferences window. Is this a bug? Is that possible to get the symbol out?
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Automatically different background color for each instance of gnome-terminal?

Can this setting, to have a different background color for each instance of xfce-terminal: also be made for gnome-terminal?
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Terminal Background in Ubuntu

I have installed ubuntu 14.04, I was configuring the terminal, but I can't change the backgroud of it to transparent is like this option doesn't works, please help me
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How to open the gnome terminal?

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 and would like to learn how bash command line works, but unable to access it. It seems that I can use Super-T to access monitor, but my keyboard does not have Super key. ...
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Global menu not working in 13.10

After upgrading to 13.10 the global menu doesn't show for some applications like Terminal and Chrome. Is this a bug or is it normal? Thanks in advance.
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How to automate starting terminal instances for specific tasks

I'm going through some programming tutorials and for every session, I have to start up at least 3 terminal windows (one for a log file tail, one for testing output, one for running various shell ...
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How to use Scroll Lock key to browse through gnome-terminal's output?

While using gnome-terminal, the only way to view output is to use the scroll bar on one of the sides of the emulator. By default the arrow keys(↑↓) are set to browse through history commands one by ...
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Set terminal title to taskbar?

When I use vim to edit some file, I have the set title command in my .vimrc. So it changes the title of the terminal. But this changed/new title is not reflected on taskbar. Is there any way to do ...
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How to use pseudo-transparency with gnome terminal instead of real transparency?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. With Ubuntu 13.04 I was using Unity 2D to disable desktop effects and in particular the real transparency for gnome-terminal. But now Unity 2D is over, so I am looking for ...
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How to go into a directory from an archive using the terminal?

Like I use cd to go into a normal directory, how to cd into a directory from an archive (compressed file, such as .zip, .tar.gz, etc.) and see its content using the terminal? Is this possible?
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How can I recover redirected stdout in terminal

Following directions in a text, I redirected stdout to a file. Now I cannot access the terminal. How can I get it back? Ub12.04
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Setting Terminal tab titles

I'm trying to open up a few terminal tabs in gnome-terminal, and so far I've managed to do something, but I'm stuck now. So, I have the following requirement: Open tabs titled "X" and "Y" Execute ...
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is there a file manager which you can sort files manually with, as in Windows? or, Can I manually sort my files from the terminal?

In Nautilus you can sort files manually only in the icon view (and the arrangement is a mess). My question is: is there a file manager which you can sort files manually with, as in Windows? i.e., ...
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Menu options disabled in most application in Ubuntu 13.10

The menu options such as File/Edit etc. are disabled for most of my applications such as Terminal, Ubuntu Software Center and many more. I am unable to get my work done because of this. I am running ...
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How to change terminal window's title? [duplicate]

What I want In order to clearly differentiate the terminal windows, I want to change the title of each terminal window. I don't want the window title changes when switching tabs. Problem By ...
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How to view multiple files in single terminal?

Sometimes I may need to access multiple log files for troubleshooting , but I don't want to open them in different terminals. What I want is to open them in same terminal. Is there any way I can ...
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Start scheme with 'scheme' instead of 'mit-scheme-x86-64'

I started using Ubuntu to learn how to use terminal and program and stuff. So I found a way to get scheme on my machine because I'm reading Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs but I have ...
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Why is this command starting endless terminals and how to make it work?

#!/bin/bash gnome-terminal --command='/home/user23/bin/n-youtube-dl "$1"' I want to pass the argument passed to this script to the other script started in the terminal. But this starts endless gnome ...
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Quick way to open terminal in current folder in nautilus? [duplicate]

I use the nautilus-open-terminal package. Before upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04, nautilus used to have a settings button on the top right panal where you can click something like "open in terminal " to ...
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Terminal - Cycle through possible options

In the terminal I use bind '"\t":menu-complete' to auto complete my commands using the Tab key. If I hit the Tab key again, it shows the next choice. Sometimes I miss the entry and I have to go ...
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assign geany or gedit highlight to text

Is there any way to assign geany highlight to text. For example when I pass a programming code to geany. Functions color is red. The thing which I am looking for is assingning these color to text. For ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 desktop with no launcher and no shortkeys working

I have accidentally uninstalled python 2.7 and python-minimal from my Ubuntu. It gave me an error saying wicd has shut down and there are broken packages. When I restarted the system, only the ...
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How can run a shell script in openssl? [duplicate]

I have a script called abc.sh. It contains openssl commands. I want to run it using terminal. Can somebody please explain how can I run this abc.sh file in terminal?
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How do I reset the colors of my terminal?

Help! Somehow my terminal looks like this: It's nearly impossible to read the text. How can I fix it without exiting the terminal?
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What commands show pending/scheduled tasks in Terminal?

What commands can I use in Terminal to see pending or scheduled tasks for today or tomorrow. For example how can I detect pending system shutdown?
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Why does pasting sometimes not work in gnome-terminal?

Ctrl + Shift + C and Ctrl + Shift + V are supposed to replace the normal Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V in gnome-terminal. Sometimes they work, but usually they have no effect. What are some potential ...
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Unable to find minimized terminal

I just installed 11.10 and found that once I minimize the terminal window, I can't bring it back. All other Windows are getting minimized to the Unity launcher and I can relaunch them from there. If I ...
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How can I group the files in a directory based on their file size

I have a directory where I am writing lots of files but I know each of them fall under one of the 3 pre-determined memory sizes based on what I write. Any file I write may be either 300KB or 129.1MB ...
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Keyboard shortcut to focus on (idle) terminal

I would like to know, if there is possible to use keyboard shortcut to focus on first idle (non working) terminal window in unity (13.10)? Something like Ctr+Alt+T, but before opening the new instance ...
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Can't find org.gnome.shell.recorder in gsettings

I am trying to do screen recording on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and supposedly pressing Ctrl+Alt+Shift+r will do it. In order to get audio I found on a different post that I need to run the command: ...
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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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Is there a way to shorten(not remove) the path displayed in the terminal by an alias

I want something like this: "vivek@grishma:~/xxx/yyy/zzz/src$" to be shown as "vivek@grishma:datasource$" where I would somehow have predefined "datasource" to be an alias for the long path above. ...
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Force every new terminal to open in new tab

I have the habit of opening a terminal using the "Open terminal here" command in folders. This causes a few terminals to remain open while I don't really use them anymore, or I get confused which ...
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Bash - executing commands in current shell

I was reading the O'Reilly book "Unix in a nutshell", and I saw there that commands can be grouped and executed in the current shell using the following format: { cmd1 ; cmd2 } I didn't understand ...
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Open lastlog file from outside

Currently we took a backup of the lastlog file from Server1 and took it to Server2, however, we cant open it since the lastlog command opens only the lastlog of the server we are currently in, but not ...
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What is the command to minimize the gnome terminal?

How can I minimize the Terminal window using a command? For example: I use the clear command to clear the terminal output, which command can I have to use to minimize the terminal window?
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couldn't open output file: Read-only file system

I just installed Ubuntu. My problem is I am attempting to write a log file to home. I am using logcat from a python module called adb. When I attempt the terminal command adb logcat -f <path> I ...
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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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increase padding in gnome terminal

I'd like to increase the padding in the gnome terminal, because the default has no padding and hurts my eyes. (Padding as in: I want space between the window border and where the text input/output is ...
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weird characters in Terminal

When I try to run command in ubuntu I get the garbage characters appear on command line. Please look at the image the line of characters are repetation [[-^ repeating it many times. How do I fix this ...
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how to trace running a file?

I want to run a script (something.tcl) with a program (NS2-Network simulator )in Ubuntu 12.04. In order to run that program I have to write the below command: NS something.tcl when I type that ...
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No progress bars are moving whatsoever

Throughout the entire operating system, progress bars will not work. Examples: Downloading software from Software Center -> Progress bar stays at beginning and says Downloaded 0 Bits of 125kbs -> ...
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Automatically change Terminal colors on remote connection?

Is there a way to automatically apply a terminal profile when connected to a remote machine via SSH? I'd like more obvious visual cues that I'm connected to a remote machine than the user/host ...
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Unable to see terminal

I searched for "terminal" from "Dash Home" and when I click on it, the black window does not appear. Though terminal icon is there in the side bar. When I open it, no such black window appears except ...
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Alt + Digit in Terminal: What kind of feature is it?

In my Ubuntu 12.04 Terminal one can press Alt + # which leads to the repeation of the following character #-times. Simple question: For what is it good for? Is it some fancy feature one can use for ...
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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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Terminal with tmux style screen splitting?

Moving from OS X, loving Ubuntu so far. One thing I'm missing is an iTerm 2 like terminal emulator that allows for easy screen splitting. I could use tmux, but would like to be able to copy and ...
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Pipe results of locate into rm

I tried running locate *.orig | xargs rm but it said No such file or directory I've seen ways to do it with find but locate returns the full path to the object so it should be possible
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How can I access a tty from the terminal?

How can I access a tty (eg tty1) from the gnome-terminal? Can I set up a profile which does that? I know the switch using Ctrl+Alt+F1-6
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Chrubuntu terminal

I used chrubuntu to install Xubuntu on a new Acer C7 chromebook. One thing that's not working correctly is use of the up-arrow key in the terminal...rather than recall the last command it writes: ^[[A ...