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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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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How to display “»” \xBB in xterm?

I am trying to display double > "»". I belive it is xBB in char set. How can I do it? Thanks
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“Openbox-Message: A window manager is alredy running on screen 0”

I have a problem with creating a remote graphical connection to my Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS server (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-32-generic x86_64). I've already tried everything I can find on google and forums. I ...
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how to configure terminal in a text boot?

I use tmux in xterm and gnome-terminal.Configuring gnome-terminal's background and foreground is not an issue as it can be easily done through gui itself.Few things to mention: I can configure ...
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shortening the output from the command ps efo cmd | grep

I want to condition on whether or not a certain process is running. The process has a very long description, more or less like /usr/bin/xpdf -remote myXpdfServer -title Bayes2_notes -papercolor ...
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what is the use of xterm in Ubuntu?

I am bit confused as in terminal window I typed xterm in Ubuntu it simply opened new terminal window xterm but was doing the same work as the default. And its also mentioned this terminal is for the ...
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Cannot reset password on X Term, [duplicate]

I cannot reset my password on X term, it will result in saying 'Authentication token manipulation error', and it will not change my password. I tried using the command 'chromeos-setdevpasswd' in both ...
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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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Is there a way to make bigger the characters of xterm?

Is there a way to make bigger the characters of xterm? Where can I access the properties of xterm and change their configurations? Thank you !
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Why can terminal uninstall itself?

How does apt-get remove xterm go through? And after it's been uninstalled, xterm doesn't close and continues to function normally. Is the xterm process cached in RAM whilst it is running?
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Not able to run commands over SSH

I recently changed my .zshrc to remap interrupt from ctrl-C to ctrl-J, and suddenly I'm not able to run any commands on machines that I SSH into. No matter what command I type, it simply ignores it ...
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How to change background transparency of xterm

In terminal we can change the background transparency by changing the slider in edit>preference>background>transparent background Similarly how can we change the transparency of xterm ...
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xterm cannot display unicode

My xterm cannot display unicode characters. Because I've tried a lot of variations of font and such, to ensure that I'm giving full information, here is the full output of my xrdb command. [T400s ...
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How to execute a command in a new terminal and capture and print the content displayed in the new terminal

I am able to run a command in the new terminal using gnome-terminal -e tty or xterm -hold -e tty & now that the results in the new terminal would be /dev/pts/2 I want this to be output to ...
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file not found when trying to run code in codeblocks

When I go to run a program xterm comes up and it has sh: 1: [address of file]/bin/Debug/[file name]: not found. Before I ran the program it says "It seems that this project has not been built yet. ...
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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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Use tmux set-clipboard in gnome-terminal (XTerm's disallowedWindowOps)

As shown in the manpages tmux supports the set-clipboard option to control the system clipboard using the terminal escape codes \e]52;...\007. I would like to use this functionality in gnome-terminal, ...
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Why are the characters in xterm so small and how do I change it?

Why are the characters in xterm so small and how do I change it?
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How to enable cut or copy-paste in xterm

I regularly uses xterm for web browsing because of its image rendering property but the one thing which makes xterm difficult comparing to terminal is the copy/cut paste availability in terminal ...
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How to really clear the terminal?

I can issue the clear command or press Ctrl + L to clear the current Ubuntu terminal, but this just shifts previous output upwards and if you use mouse scroll or PgUP and PgDown keys it's hard to ...
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Simply set xterm title?

it sounds like a stupid question, but I hope it isnt. I want to create a simple xterm with a fixed title. I tried: xterm -title whatever (that is what xterm --help suggests) xterm -T whatever ...
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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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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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.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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panel applet launches xterm in mate

I have ubuntu with mate, and an ssh panel applet set to launch application in terminal. My default terminal application is mate-terminal. when I click the panel applet, an xterm opens! I would like ...
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Middle-button paste stops working under VirtualBox

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 in VirtualBox under OSX and for some reason pasting with the middle mouse button stops working after a while. If I start a new rxvt pasting works fine but after a while (I'm ...
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Install of Privateer Gemini Gold (vega strike) on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install Privateer gemini gold for ubuntu 14.04. The unpacking seemed to go well ans did the install, however when executing the start script I get this message ./privgold: error ...
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Removing Xterm terminal

I seem to have installed something that replaced the default terminal with xterm. How do I get rid of it and bring the default terminal back?
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Why does xterm alt-backspace produce the Unicode character U+00FF?

In xterm, when I press alt-backspace, xterm produces the Unicode character 'LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH DIAERESIS' (U+00FF) as described here. It shows up on-screen as a 'y' character with two dots ...
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Get max buffer size using ANSI sequence

How to get buffer size with ANSI escape sequence? I found this: P s = 1 8 → Report the size of the text area in characters. Result is CSI 8 ; height ; width t In this document here. So I tried ...
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How to add xterm to terminfo

I am using Xilinx' petalinux tools to build and use embedded linux. My host development machine is a VM running Ubunto 14.04.1 LTS. My board is a Xilinx ZC706 with a Xilinx Z7045 Zynq SoC. When ...
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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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“Error: Cannot connect to display” Xterm is not working

I m trying to use Xterm to test hosts in mininet as; mininet> xterm h1 h2 h3 Error: Cannot connect to display Error: Cannot connect to display Error: Cannot connect to display please help ...
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Can't apt-get update

This is what x-term says: sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for branja: sudo: apt-get: command not found How can I fix it? apt-get -f install doesn't work either. edit: I've installed apt via ...
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Any alternative to XTerm with splitting and tabs?

XTerm is great because I can view images inside it in w3m or ranger. However, as a terminal it does not support tabs or splitting. Is there an alternative that works like XTerm but supports splitting ...
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How to increase the font size in xterm [duplicate]

As usual the default font is very small. How can I make the default font lager?
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Problem with gnome-terminal, but not with xterm?

I have a script called start-hotspot-terminal.sh. The text in it is: #! /bin/bash x-terminal-emulator -e "sudo /home/user/tools/start-hotspot.sh; read -p 'Press [Enter] to close terminal.';" ...
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Rebooted from xterm, now I cant log back in [closed]

Big newb here, I started xterm sudo startx didnt know how to get out of it so i just typed in reboot login screen wont take my password have ubuntu trusty please help
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Use gnome-terminal as the Fzf launcher in GVim

How can you use gnome-terminal as the launcher of fzf in GVim instead of the default xterm: https://github.com/junegunn/fzf let g:fzf_launcher = 'xterm -e bash -ic %s' I want to use gnome-terminal ...
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What are the different terminal emulators available in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

When I type echo $TERM on my terminal it shows me xterm. From there itself I believe there are more than one terminal in Ubuntu. Is it the name of the terminal that I am using? I have seen some ...
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Monodevelop External Console

Ubuntu 12.04. When I run MonoDevelop (IDE) using native shell, Unity, the MonoDevelop External Console that appears during debugging is gnome-terminal. But if I use another window manager (for ...
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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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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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ssh -X “Xt error: Can't open display: :0.0”

I'm trying to open xterm on my remote server (Ubuntu Server 10.04) with ssh: ssh -X name@machine xterm but the error returned is: xterm Xt error: Can't open display: :0.0` I googled and tried ...
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Scrollwheel in GNU screen in xfce4-terminal

I apologize that this is pretty much a duplicate of Using the scrollwheel in GNU screen -- Trusty specific difference but I don't have enough reputation to comment on that and I can provide much more ...
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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 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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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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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 ...