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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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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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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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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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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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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how to recover a normal desktop in linux [closed]

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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I start xterm with a headless system?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and I want to boot directly and headless in the terminal (no GUI). After that I want to startx to start a program in xterm. When I boot 'headed', everything is working like ...
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Cut/paste stopped working in xterm (&UXterm) after upgrading to 11.10

I seem to no longer be able to copy text, (eg; from a web page; "sudo apt-get remove appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-gtk appmenu-q") and paste it into a terminal window. Right click (and alt-rt click, ...
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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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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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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 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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How do I boot directly into a user's xterm?

04 64bit and user called 'ubuntu' How do I boot my system into ubuntu user's xterm without loading gnome-desktop and prompting for password? I have tried hacking grub, but it always asks me for ...
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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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Can XTerm do all the things Terminal can do?

Is XTerm able to do all of the things the regular terminal can do?
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What values are available for fn and fb options to the xterm command?

I am visually impaired and have difficulty with the current settings (9x15 and 9x15bold) which my script is specifying. I would like to enlarge the fonts; how do I determine which values are possible ...
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How do I set up hotkeys for a xterm?

When I do a ssh to an OpenSuse machine and use yast I have to use tab intead of alt+y for help for example, I don't know what else to say... My question is how to set up this to have a propper ...
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Terminal output missing

The terminal output often goes missing - the space is there where lines should be but only black background shows. Usually seems to be the first 3-4 lines at the top of the terminal screen, but isn't ...
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How can I set a per terminal bell with xterms?

I'm using natty. I'm using classic. I use raw xterms (the latest build, 270, in fact). I've done xset b 100 pactl upload-sample /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu/stereo/message.ogg bell.ogg But I want ...
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Need a remote desktop to a headless server without logging in first

I've been using Linux for many years now but only to run servers. Over the last few days I've been struggling with a technical / configuration issue which I hope someone can help with. I've installed ...
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Cannot type backquote or backtick in xterm

Ubuntu 10.10, 32 bit, XTerm(261), Keyboard layout = Canadian Somehow, the backquote (backtick = `) character can't be input does not get entered in XTerm. I type it and nothing happens. The cursor ...