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sudo apt install youtube-dl provides /usr/share/man/man1/youtube-dl.1.gz


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The answer was graciously provided in the comments. This only happens when Nautilus is already running. So the warning messages amount to nothing more than the obvious fact that nautilus can't be started because it's already been started. To quit nautilus with nautilus -q and then to start it with nautilus . will cleanly open the current directory folder ...


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Via GUI Open gnome-terminal, go to Edit -> Profile preferences -> Colors -> Palette, change the Built-in scheme Via CLI In the below commands, replace $profile with your profile ID, which you can get from dconf list /org/gnome/terminal/legacy/profiles:/. If you have only one profile, you can create the variable: profile="$(dconf list /org/gnome/terminal/...


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As the root directory (/) is already created when setting up the filesystem hierarchy in *nix (first time you install the system), you are getting the mentioned error saying the directory already exists. As a side note, if you want to create a file/directory named foo/bar, you won't be able to because / is the separator used to distinguish between ...


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My problem was that a process was running with 100% CPU and probably took all disk resources (Some backup process: Ur-Backup). Once i killed it, all went well. So I would think that a bottle-neck on the IO could cause this error even if there is enough space and you have write permission. (Raspberry Pi with Jessy 18/03/16)


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/ is a directory separator, file and directory names can't contain it. Check Reserved characters and words at Wikipedia. Using / alone points to the topmost directory which, as you were told, already exists.


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gnome-terminal is now so broken it is basically a bad joke. Profiles are difficult or impossible to manage, edit or delete. If I ignore the recent transparency issues I got mate-terminal finally working by making my old profiles more accurate. Apparently mate-terminal now employs more stricter error checking mechanism and no longer work with undefined ...


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You can always switch to default provide via gnome-terminal --window-with-profile=Default command ( unless you deleted that profile , of course ).


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In my case, it was because the entry for that user was missing in /etc/shadow. I had copied to another test server all entries in /etc/passwd with ID higher than 1000 along with /etc/group but forgot /etc/shadow. So everytime I did su with any of those users I would get that error. After adding the missing entry in /etc/shadow the error would stop appearing....


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I think you’re on the right track Ronald. In you bash_completion file there is a function called _ip_address that has a variable assignment that spans five lines. Try checking yours against all five lines between line numbers 928 and 932 in the bash_completion file at THIS LINK. Spelling counts ;)


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Oh, how stupid I was... It's easier than I think. I just go to setting -> appearance. And choose theme Ambiance (default) then everything's back.


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You can use any image as your terminal background: Select your image of choice. I will use this: Go to the terminal menu: Edit->Profile Preferences. The preferences window open up. Go to the 'Background' tab as shown below: In the background image, select your image and set your opacity level. There you go:


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If you want to add a picture to your terminal background (and I believe that this is the case, although I didn't find this flower picture) you need to open your terminal's Profile Preferences (Edit > Profile Preferences) and select Background option. Now you can see several background options for the Terminal. By default, Solid Color option is selected ...


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If you drop your .desktop file into .local/share/applications, then the eclipse program will be found. What I don't know is if you can pass it a parameter like myprogram.c, without modifying your exec line in your .desktop file. If it won't pass your myprogram.c parameter, you can try changing the exec line to "Exec=/opt/eclipse/eclipse $1", without the ...


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The eclipse binary, is what is executed on the command line. Unlike the Desktop and Dash which can use application launchers, you have to make sure the binary is stored in your PATH variable in the command line. If you want to make this usable one-time, then run export PATH="/opt/eclipse:$PATH". If you want this to work perpetually for the future, then we ...


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Njap The easy way: Create a variable that the while loop tests for true (or false, whatever way you like) and change this var to end the loop. The complicated way: Get the Pid of you Shell: $ echo $$ returns e.g. 1441 The Shell (e.g. bash) runs in the Terminal, so the Terminal is identified by bashs parent PID. Get ppid: $ cat /proc/1441/...


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Use Ctrl + Shift + T to open 1st new tab. Subsequent tabs can be opened with the + button (in the gui, not the keyboard).


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This is due to an incorrect graphics driver. First run: lspci -vnn | grep -i VGA -A 12 To see what type of graphics card you actually have. Since you have an Intel Graphics card and on 15.10, install the updated driver using this ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade If all ...


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Whoops, Just seen the prompt color is hard-coded in ~/.bashrc. How embarrassing. I changed the prompt from this: PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\]\$ ' to this: PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\033[1m\u@\h:\w\$ \033[0m' And that did the trick.


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In Ubuntu 16.04, go to System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Launchers, and clear the Key to show the HUD (or change it to another key)


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Run this: sudo apt-get install gnome-terminal This will install gnome-terminal.


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Simply open any working terminal that you do have, and enter: sudo apt-get install gnome-terminal You should be good to go! You can also see this thread How to set custom keyboard shortcuts from terminal? as to how to set a custom key command, so that CTRL + ALT + t opens the terminal or program you choose, specifically, gnome-terminal. So, for ...


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@heemayl and @bashBedlam Thank you. CTRL+L does what I want. But I am used to typing clear all the time. So I kind of worked around it by copying /lib/xterm/x/{xterm, xterm-256color} from ubuntu 12.04. There is an environment variable named $TERM that stores this file. Then I read your answer and tried CTRL+L and it worked. I got curious and was trying to ...


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What you want is to type CTRL+L instead of clear. This will send a "Form Feed" to the terminal. Basically it will move everything up the height of the terminal window clearing the screen without affecting your scrollback.



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