xterm is the standard terminal emulator for the X Window System. A user can have many different invocations of xterm running at once on the same display, each of which provides independent input/output for the process running in it (normally the process is a Unix shell).

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How to change terminal prefix to $ [duplicate]

My Xterm always print: tony@tony-ThinkPad-Edge-E540:~$ I want it to print only ~$ How can I do that?
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Why does the command “xterm xterm” create an infinite recursion?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit). When I first found out about the command xterm, I tried the command xterm xterm, and it started infinitely opening new xterm windows. ctrl + C stops it immediately ...
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How to paste text from an external source into the xterm edited file? [duplicate]

I want to copy some text from a webpage and paste it into a file opened with xterm editor. How can I paste my text into the xterm edited file?
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All dimentions for vncserver geometry

I would like to figure out all the screen sizes supported by xterm geometry. Is there a command by which I can list all supported sizes. currently in my xstartup script I provide the line xterm ...
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WARNING: terminal is not fully functional despite xterm-color

I have two Ubuntu VMs. On one of them, whenever I run git diff or git log, I see: WARNING: terminal is not fully functional I then get a horrible, monocolour diff (yech). How do I fix this? I ...
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Custom settings of XTerm

Is there any way to keep the settings of XTerm I've applied so that it opens with these settings when I reopen it(Stuff like text size, set by CTRL+RightClick)?
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.sh installation error, this script is to be run as resolve user

Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I downloaded a .sh file that is supposed to install Davinci resolve but when i run it it says uncompressing installation package, and then says this script is supposed to be run ...
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xfce4 boots into an xterm-like environment

Most probably after a forced reboot, whenever I load xfce4 on my Ubuntu 13.04 I get this environment that looks like a buffed-up xterm, where I have an invisible mouse cursor: when I move around I ...
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How to keep the code running even after the GUI frontend is exited?

I am writing a shell script that runs upon start-up using xterm and asks the user to do things I want him to do. For example, the code is supposed to ask the user to change his password in 1 minute. ...
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How to make xterm to send the Alt key to emacs as Meta?

I see that this question has been asked multiple times. The solutions given there in does not seem to apply to my setup. Here is my story: I use ubuntu 12.0.04 LTS, with xmonad (not over gnome), and ...
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Is there an option to make xterm's font size much larger than Huge?

I use exterm often and always ctrl + right-click to set the font size to Huge. However, I find that Huge is very small in high-res devices. It looks really tiny on my laptop's 10 inch fullhd monitor. ...
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terminal closes immediately after open

I rebooted recently, and now terminal fails to work. If I click the terminal shortcut or use Guake or ctrl-alt-T, the terminal opens briefly with no prompt, then immediately closes again. I installed ...
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xterm Xt error: Can't open display: %s on Ubuntu 13.04 host with Oracle linux 6 as guest

I've set up my environment as specified in the question.But when I do xterm from Oracle Linux(guest) after exporting display to 192.168.56.1 which happens to be my vboxnet0 ip of Ubuntu(host),I get ...
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who / w / logname broken in multiple terminals

I have a strange problem: In a GUI session, depending on the terminal being used the following two (related) problems appear: who and w doesn't list the user's active session logname returns ...
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how to recover a normal desktop in linux

I have a ubuntu 13.10. It worked normally until I somehow mistakenly turn it into terminal mode. I was trying to install some nox to my virtual box, and I downloaded a vm image package and imported ...
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Terminals on Second monitor

I have a HP G62 laptop and a NEC AccuSync LCD73v monitor, which I connect via VGA. I use the terminal a lot, so at startup ubuntu auto-launches 4 Xterms. Is there any way to start them at a specified ...
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Just installed UBUNTU 12.04.3 - XTERM XT Error Can't display [duplicate]

I am new, just installed Ubuntu and trying to see the output of commands. I can't open/don't know how to open a terminal window. I have a screen shot if needed. ![enter image description here][1]
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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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Terminal closes after entering a non-existing command

This seems to be a bug, but i'm not sure which package to report it on. Try this: Open gnome-terminal shift-ctrl-t (open a new tab) type: foo foo & The tab is closed Correct behavior would be ...
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Xresources not doing anything in 13.10

I'm trying to understand the capabilities of .Xresources yet I cannot get it do do even the most simple of configurations. For instance, I want to be able to change the background color of my ...
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Bold colors not matching text

On Ubuntu 13.10 I have my terminal profile preference checked to have bold color Same as text color. Yet when I run a script to check my colors I get the following output: This is really throwing ...
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Standard Font xTerm

I was wondering what the standard font of xTerm is. Also what's the right way to change it? I've read some options, but I also want to know what the default font is and how to find out.
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Why does gnome-terminal $TERM display xterm

I'm trying to get the solarized color scheme in my terminal and am working through some tutorials online. I have run across the $TERM environment variable that from my understanding is the current ...
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How can ı change xterm to terminal window

hi ı am using codeblocks IDE when ı build a program ıt runs on Xterm but xterm window is so small ,letters cant be read how can ı make my code run on my terminal
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Why am I seeing only 8 colors in terminal (Xterm)?

I'm running Xubuntu 13.04 and I want to use Vim as my default editor for everything. I have downloaded many vim color schemas and tried them out, but all of them don't look like the official ...
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How do I change xterm's menu background color?

My question is about xterm menu colors, but perhaps I'm doing something else wrong so I'm going to include the background steps that got me to this question. I'm trying to get XTerm to send escape ...
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xubuntu xterm strange lag/echo issue with ssh

I have a xubuntu box and using its terminal everything is fine locally; but when I ssh to any server, the remote echo seems to be holding the last line until a key is pressed or the window is resized. ...
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How do i customize xterm

I would like to customize xterm because the default font-size is pretty small. I would also like to change my xterm font to Inconsolata. I have a few questions. How would i know my default xterm ...
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vim colorschemes don't take effect on startup

I have a problem wherein, whenever I start VIM the colorscheme I set on my .vimrc it doesn't take effect upon first running VIM, but then whenever I execute :colorscheme 'mycolorscheme' the ...
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Terminal opens in another workspace

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04. For some reason, whenever I type in ctrl + alt + T (terminal shortcut), it opens a terminal in another workspace. For example, if I'm in workspace 1, it will open on the right in ...
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multiple windows from launcher [duplicate]

I use xterm as my default terminal emulator (mainly because I also use OSX and BSD, so having a cross-platform terminal emulator comes in handy). I have added an xterm icon to my Unity launcher, but ...
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Starting xterm windows via cron

I am using cron on Ubuntu Server 12.04 to schedule the system to automatically reboot at midnight, and on reboot, execute a script that starts a vnc server and opens eight terminal windows and runs a ...
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xrvt-unicode doesn't display unicode characters

I do not why rxvt-unicode doesn't display some unicode characters correctly such as ☁ or ☂ while ⚡ is displayed correctly. These symbols are replaced by a little box as you can see in the screenshot ...
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vim cursor color change only applied upon movement

In my .vimrc I have the following (based upon a tip on the vim Wikia): if &term =~ "xterm\\|rxvt" " use an red cursor in insert mode let &t_SI = "\<Esc>]12;red\x7" " use an ...
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Need Help Studying for Linux+ Cert

A user (Bob)accidentally makes a subdirectory (bobsdir) in their Home directory and try to remove it but when they use the "rmdir \bobsfile" command they get "No Such Directory". the Answer to the ...
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LXTerminal and XTerm Resize Command

I want to execute a command in a bash script that will resize the terminal window. In xterm xterm -geometry=30x30 will create a new xterm window, and lxterminal --geometry=30x30 will create a new ...
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xterm creates window in active workspace always (How to put the window into background)

I have two workspaces: WS1 and WS2. On WS1, the script below is running in a konsole: for i in 1..1000; do xterm -e someprogram argX &; xterm -e someprogram argY ; done When I switch ...
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How does copy-paste work with xterm?

Left-down-clicking in xterms starts the selection of something to be copy-pasted. Double-left clicking selects a word. Triple-left clicking selects a line. All this works under unity in 11.04. ...
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Can I input Chinese in my xterm?

I have Chinese input working. I have xterm working. I have utf-8 working in my xterm. For example, I can see the lightning bolt unicode character. But when I input Chinese characters, I get those ...
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pound sign and shift-tilde in aterm

I'm having an issue with aterm whereby typeing the pound sign (shift+3) gives me 'ţ', and shift-tilde gives 'Ŭ'. These keys are the only two which don't work properly. Interestingly they work ...
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What is the difference between xterm and xterm(unicode)?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 .while looking around terminal and i came across two things . one is xterm and xterm(Unicode) , may i know what the difference between these two things ?
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No terminal colors in Ubuntu Server 12.04

I've tried everything from this duplicate question but I still can't get it to work. The only difference from that question is that when I run env | grep TERM I get TERM=xterm instead of ...
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Highlighting with grep doesn't work in Xterm

I've got a problem with Xterm. When I use the command tail -F example.log | grep -a -i -e 'examplestring' in Xterm the "grepped" strings aren't highlighted in red like they would be in the normal ...
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Why isn't cluster-SSH working on Ubuntu Server?

I have installed cluster-SSH on my ubuntu 10.04 server, it has a dependency of xterm_261-1_amd64. when i try to $cssh localhost it says ocpe@blrkec241933d:~$ cssh localhost connect ...
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How to save GNOME Terminal contents with ANSI escape codes?

VT100 terminals have a relatively simple way to save terminal contents with escape codes to a file using Meta-p: XTerm.VT100.printAttributes: 2 XTerm.VT100.printerCommand: cat - > file ...
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How do I add parameters to Unity icons?

Many posts tell you to copy files from /usr/share/applications to your home directory. Well, unfortunately that does not work for non-Ubuntu stuff. Can anybody show me how to add this xterm -bg ...
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Different ways of executing binaries and scripts

I've been using Linux for some time now and I've been searching for a complete overview of this but not found any. I just don't come to terms with all the different ways of executing scripts and ...
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Backspace, Tab, Del and arrow keys not working in terminal (using ssh)

When I ssh into another Ubuntu machine with my account (with sudo permissions), my backspace key generates some awkward symbols on pressing. Also Tab, Del and Arrow keys don't work. On the other ...
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Which lightweight Terminal Emulators supports Transparency?

I know that gnome-terminal and the kde terminal both support transparency, but I'm looking for something lighter on resources than those. What other xterminal emulators support transparency?
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How to change the default font size of XTerm?

XTerm font is very small. How can I set it larger?