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

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gnome-terminal / mate-terminal don't save history on ~./bash_history

Two days ago I was using my computer as usual, when I noticed that the commands I used in mate-terminal were not saved in the history. I tried installing gnome-terminal. But it does the same. I was ...
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gnome-terminal multi-tab title position

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04, the Gnome Terminal tab title was set to the tab center. How can I set the title to the left position of the tab?
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Gnome Terminal tabs ugly and oversized

Both gnome terminal and terminator (which I am using on my laptop these days) can be customised to look very pretty. By using full screen and keeping desktop clutter down to a minimum it's possible to ...
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Wrong rendering of inconsalata in terminator

These are two consecutive screenshots of the terminator window with inconsalata font the issue is that : . ! don't get rendered normally the first time and these chars are almost invisible while ...
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Why copying to flash drive takes time after copied-size matches the file size?

I use UBUNTU GNOME OS. I feel like taking much time to copy large files to my usb. It takes few minutes after copied-size matches the file size. Please see the message for eg, "Copying 500MB of 500MB ...
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Accidentally changed shell in gnome-terminal, no longer opens

I wanted to make screenfetch start at terminal startup. But I realized that I changed the shell from bash to screenfetch and of course gnome terminal doesn't startup. I have installed MATE terminal ...
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How to reset errornous font in promt and output of gnome-terminal

I'm experiencing replacement of all occurances 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 in ...
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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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How to tell javac which libraries to include

So I am trying to run a java file from Terminal. But the file is using the apache.commons.io lib, so a simple javac MyFile.java does not work here. How do you include the libraries in Terminal?
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Probelm with “gnome-terminal” on Gnome 3.12.2

I have Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04 (Gnome 3.12.2). When I try to run gnome-terminal by following command : $ gnome-terminal Error constructing proxy for org.gnome.Terminal: /org/gnome/Terminal/Factory0: ...
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Teminal does not show in Kate

I installed Kate in Ubuntu. But it is not showing Terminal in the application. I googled, which said me to install Konsole, as Kate is a KDE based application.I installed Konsole and ran Kate again ...
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How to display tamil characters in terminal?

I set the character encoding to UTF-8 but that doesnt solved the problem, i have tried creating a folder with name in tamil language and listed the folders in terminal but it wasnt showing tamil ...
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Mac OS X Terminal clone for Ubuntu

I would like to set the Max OS X Terminal theme for Ubuntu Terminal. I really like the fonts and the colors. This is how the Mac Terminal does look: Image source There are few things that I ...
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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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Why does 15.04 gnome-terminal not have the Unity-style scrollbars?

I really like the "overlay-scrollbars" that were introduced in Unity. Here is a screenshot: In 14.04, the gnome-terminal had overlay-scrollbars. But I installed 15.04 (full install, not update) and ...
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Ubuntu phone terminal port forwarding

When forwarding is enabled to a specific server the process gets stopped? And why is telnet client not available? Can it be installed? Why isn't it possible to use scp? Files do not get copied onto ...
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Make terminal window directly transparent to Ubuntu wallpaper

So before I came to Linux I was using Windows and stumbled upon a Kali version, in which when you opened a terminal and you could see through every window (Firefox) directly to your wallpaper. Q: ...
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Terminal window always 80x2, can't resize

I'm on Ubuntu 15.04, and whenever I open a (GNOME) terminal window and try to resize, it always shrinks to 80x2. The same happens when I use the menu bar to choose dimensions. Other program windows ...
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How to call GNOME Shell extensions from bash?

Is there a way to call GNOME Shell extensions from bash or command line? Google Fu returned no results, but I guess it would be awesome to automate Shell extension calls (e.g. window positioning on ...
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Can't use shift + key and ctrl + key key combinations in NDN (Necromancer' Dos Nav) and MC ubuntu/KDE plasma 5

I would like to use Necromancer's Dos Navigator on Ubuntu/KDE plasma 5 15.04 vivid, 3.19.8. NDN: http://ndn.muxe.com/ I have tried at least the following terminal emulators: konsole terminator tilda ...
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12.04 Terminal Tab Color under gnome classic

The tab color for gnome-terminal is different (light color) from the system Ambiance theme. What can I modify in /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-3.0/gtk-widgets.css in order to get a consistent look ...
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How to save terminal history manually?

It's my understanding that the history file is updated when the terminal exits. But sometimes my computer crashes out, and the terminal doesn't exit cleanly, and then I lose those commands from my ...
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Open terminal shortcut

I would like to create a keyboard shortcut that opens a terminal if none is open or switches to it if there is an open one (not open a second one as Ctrl-Alt-t does). How can I accomplish this?
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Software center crashed

I have a problem, when I try to open the Ubuntu Software Center it crashes and the window closes, also if I try to download any software from the terminal it sent me this error: Leyendo lista de ...
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How to move between 2 very different directories in the terminal?

When I move files with a GUI file manager, I navigate to the source and destination directory in 2 different windows, and then drag and drop. Is there a way to do this in BASH (move a file to a ...
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No new line in terminal ubuntu after changing prompt style

I changed the PS1 for terminal to export PS1="\033[0;33m\h:\W \u\$ \e[m" Now, it doesn't type into new lines in case of a long sentence. Instead, it just overwrites on the existing written stuff ...
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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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How to change terminal theme / behavior?

Like Excel / .Net / Java can terminal also be a user friendly ? In current scenario it's single colour window single font and working with merely zero GUI, limited people who are aware about commands ...
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How to make the Gnome Terminal transparent [duplicate]

I have been having to use the Xfce 4 Terminal because I want to have a see through background, and I couldn't get it working in the Gnome Terminal, but as there are some disadvantages of using the ...
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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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Problem with Comodo Installation

After installing Comodo, though logged in as adminstrator, tried to run /opt/COMODO/post_setup.sh and it says Please run this script with adminstrative priviledges even though I am logged in as ...
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Displaying unicode strikethrough in gnome-terminal

I am trying to output strikethrough text in gnome-terminal. For example to output the letter I with strikethrough: echo -e 'I\U0336' But this does not work, it gives me an I followed by a horizonal ...
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Keyboards writes “bad” space characters in gnome terminal

It looks like at random times my keyboard inserts a character that is displayed as a space character but isn't one, preventing the shell from interpreting it correctly. For example before "sort" below ...
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How to kill htop if I can't use F10?

I use htop in a terminal but I can't close it with F10. F10 seems to just open a program's File dialog. Is there a way to disable it so I can close htop normally?
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How can I change gnome terminal font in command line?

I know how to change gnome's terminal font using the gui But I would like to do the same using the terminal (automated way). How can I do that ?
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Can't connect to archive.canonical.com

This is a problem that has been driving me insane. Whenever I use the terminal to download anything, updates or programs, I can't get past 0% while it says, [Connecting to archive.canonical.com ...
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How to get vertical tabs for terminal

I am a great fan of vertical tabs which I use for Firefox. It really eases my work flow. I am looking for something similar for the gnome-terminal as well. Is there any way to get it.
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How can I send commands to specific terminal windows?

I'd like to write a script for opening multiple programs (servers) simultanously in separate terminals - doesn't matter which one - and assign different commands to different terminals with commands ...
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Why is terminal taking so long to open?

Lately when I open a terminal for the first time, it's taking a long time to load. How can I find out why this is happening? Also, sometimes I seem to lose language definitions, since caracters like ...
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I would like to create a log of all commands typed in terminal

I would like to have a log of all command that are typed on the terminal. I have check "script" but this generates a file with the commands and the responds all together. Is there a way to have the ...
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Adding customized window size on the terminal

I would like to add/modify custom size on the terminal Right now I have these: I would like to add my own personal window sizes, how can I do iT?
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keyboard shortcut for pasting on the Gnome Terminal

We use Ctrl+V to paste stuff from clip board. But this is not working on terminal window. What is the keyboard shortcut to paste on the gnome terminal?
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no internet for terminal- connect through a proxy

I'm using newly installed 13.04 on my lap. I've connected to wifi connection in our university and configured the proxy settings in network settings. I can access web and even software updater work ...
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How do I check which terminal I am using?

I have Ubuntu on my machine and I am running awesome window manager on top of it. How do I check which terminal I am running? Is there a command for it?
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How to detect current gnome-terminal character encoding?

I am trying to detect the current gnome-terminal character encoding from the command line. I have tried using gconftool : $ gconftool-2 --get /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/encoding current $ ...
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How do I move between windows in IRSSI?

In IRSSI, I've always been able to use alt3 or alt5 to jump directly to specific windows. That seems to have stopped working. I think it probably happened with the update to 15.04, but I can't swear ...
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Bash history handling with multiple terminals

I use mainly Terminator, and it's usually opened with 3 split terminal windows. I also use Gnome terminal for various reasons. I'm wondering how is bash history handled in this case as I sometimes ...
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ls command by default is showing one line per file? How to change it?

When I call the ls command, I expect it to show all the files/directories in the current directory, attempting to fit as many as possible on each line. But, somehow it is showing one file per line. ...
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I moved my home folder

I was trying to move my home folder to another account so hopefully my programs would have run faster on a new user. But apparently that did not work out well and I can not login to either accounts. ...
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Terminal 'incognito mode'?

I use Terminal a lot, and sometimes I am running commands, which aren't things I don't want others to see, but more commands that if I accidentally arrowed up to and accidentally executed would cause ...