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 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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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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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 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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How to change the default font size of XTerm?

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