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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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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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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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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apt-get update fails with errors [duplicate]

I am attempting to run apt-get update from the super-user root in XTerm and am getting the following error: Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com wily-backports/universe Translation-en Fetched 213 kB in ...
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XTerm instead of Terminal in .desktop

I have this .desktop file set to update my software: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Update Software Comment=Application Exec=/home/david/Update_Script.sh Icon=/home/david/Downloads/...
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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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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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How to run GUI program in remote shell via xterm and then close xterm without kill program

I need to launch a program having a GUI, press "start" button on it and then close xterm keeping up the program till the end of his process. How do I do that?
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Different keys for “Ctrl+Backspace” in xterm vs LXTerminal

I'm comming from Windows an GUI applications, so I'm used to Ctrl+Backspace to be the keyword-delete mapping. I'm also used to bash and Terminal emulator (LXTerminal now, but also with Ubuntu's ...
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xTerm and wvdial issue

After mounting USB modem opens xTerm which connects me to the internet after some time it shut's down. Hey all, Look ... when I'm starting sudo wvdial on normal gnome-terminal - All works without ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why .cpp files can run on xterm when .c or .cc files can't?

i wrote a code on codeblocks, compiled it and it created a executable file but didn't run. xterm is showing permission denied. but when i saved the program with .cpp extension it worked well and ...
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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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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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Making xterm use unifont

This might be an exceedingly silly question, but I can't seem to solve it anyway. I want to use GNU's Unifont in xterm, and with the purpose in mind I installed the package xfonts-unifont, but to no ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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XTerm invoked via x-terminal-emulator behaves oddly

Following another post asking how to get CtrlAltT to invoke an XTerm window instead of a gnome-terminal, it offered this solution: sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator This is ...
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Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04, xterm forces me to click the small up/down arrows twice to scroll one line up/down, can that be fixed?

The newer version of xterm has a strange behavior right now: When I have several pages of data and I want to scroll one line up or down, I like to use the small arrows at the top and bottom of the ...
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Terminal keyboard issues

I have Ubuntu 15.10. Gnome terminal is xterm-256color. I have a program which runs menu in terminal screen and it can be set for termcap. It uses several keys for input in programming database. When ...
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How to create a alias for running a server and its client simultaneously

I'm trying to create an "alias" to run a server in a separate terminal, then after a few seconds open its client, this is the command I'm trying: alias kingp='xterm -e sudo /opt/king-phisher/...
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whiptail makes terminal window disappear in VMware

On a VMware virtual machine running on Windows 10 I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from some old dvd. Then I launched an xterm, said sudo bash to get a root terminal, edited /etc/apt/sources.list and ran apt-...
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Output of finished command run in screen is cut when scrolling up after the height of the terminal

If I start a screen session and run a command which produces a lot of output, e.g. a issue.py script with #!/usr/bin/python for i in range(0,1000000): print(i) detach (with CtrlAD) and ...
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Why is Xnest not listening on 6001

I cant work out why when I run Xnest -ac :1 it does not listen on port 6001. I need this specific scenario so that on other machines I can throw an xterm screen back. I have my configuration so that ...
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Get back default /bin/bash

After installing virtualbox + few upgrades I found that I have no longer my default bash, but now I have (probably) xterm. (there was also problem with unity, but I coped with it). I can not execute /...
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How can I disable the mouse-pointer-change in xterm?

Okay, let me start by saying this: this is a bug in Apple software. When using Apple's built-in OS X VNC client (Connect to Server...), connecting to an Ubuntu machine running vnc4server and xterm ...
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Creating shortcut to run text file in xterm

Simple question. Under custom keyboard shortcuts I have tried xterm ~/Desktop/folder/subfolber/textfile but that does not work. It's my understanding that keyboard shortcuts are terminal commands. ...
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How to get the terminal (xterm with any emulator) to properly close processes?

I noticed that my terminal in ubuntu 15.04 (default terminal emulator, or terminator, so it appears to be an xterm issue) doesn't seem to properly close processes. For example, running gulp browser-...
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xterm argument terminal close immediatley

i went to open xterm with argument to execute nmap command and i am try this method $ xterm -e nmap 74.125.130.100 xterm is open and it's is execute Nmap command but xterm immediately close after ...
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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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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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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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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?