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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XTerm is seemingly ignoring .Xresources font size

I'm having some strange issues with regards to XTerm font sizes since the Xenial update. The actual content of the terminal (prompts, output, etc) appear excessively large, and I can't adjust them at ...
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How do I make the bash terminal use my “home” custom Palette color scheme over an ssh connection?

There are colors when I ls when connected to the remote system using xterm-256color, but they are not the palette colors I have selected in my profile. I had this working before, but recently had to ...
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I don't seem to have the gnome-terminal

When I press Ctrl + Alt + T, Ubuntu 16.04 opens xterm and when I search for gnome-terminal nothing is found. I searched for terminal and the only 2 applications there are XTerm and UXTerm. How do I ...
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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 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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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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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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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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xterm error : xt error can't open display xterm display is not set

I have no idea how to set the display. I keep getting the following error error xterm: xt error can't open display xterm display is not set I have searched online but haven't found any solution. ...
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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.
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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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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 terminal....
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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 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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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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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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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 hand,...
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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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How to change the default font size of XTerm?

XTerm font is very small. How can I set it larger?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to remove the bottom blank line of gnome-terminal in fullscreen mode?

gnome-terminal works perfectly in normal mode, but once it enters fullscreen mode, there is always an empty bar at the bottom (see gif below). Is it possible to remove that? screenshot of the empty ...
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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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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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How to open multiple VIEWABLE tabs in Ubuntu terminal [closed]

How can I How to open multiple viewable tabs in the Ubuntu terminal? Not by opening a new one, but similar to that used in XTerm.
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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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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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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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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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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 (...