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Questions tagged [gnome-terminal]

GNOME Terminal (often titled only "Terminal") is the default terminal emulator included in Ubuntu.

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How to set vino's password through terminal?

How can one set vino's password through terminal in Ubuntu 18.04? Here it uses vino-passwd command, but this gives me vino-passwd: command not found.
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“Open Terminal” from Desktop

"Open Terminal" in my (Gnome) desktop's context menu opens a terminal in /home/marcus/ not /home/marcus/Desktop. How can I fix change that?
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Ubuntu 18.14 terminal is not responding

When I open gnome-terminal, I see no command prompt. Pressing any button does not help. What can I do to fix my terminal?
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How to open several Terminal Tabs and open files in Vim and change directory?

I'm asking this question because I tried a lot of solutions I found and they all didn't work: gnome-terminal --save-config=... results in an error that this option is no more possible gnome-terminal -...
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How to FULLY clear terminal screen?

I need to clear terminal fully, so the full terminal become darkfull. What I mean by "fully", I need to username@machine$: not to pop up so terminal after clear would be completely empty. Just like ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 Keyring error, Terminal Start Issue, Double Login

I have encountered a cacophony of bugs on Ubuntu 18.04.1. I believe the reasons for these bugs must be multifarious. However, I think one is definitely the recent update of Ubuntu I installed. In ...
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Change terminal font size programatically

is that possible to do that by running a command? Is there any hack that would allow this? I tried using python-uinput to simulate pushing Ctrl+Plus in order to make font bigger but it did not work. ...
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How to Compile A Repo In Ubuntu

It's a GitHub repo. I downloaded its source code and modified it. I know how to static compile it with cmake. but when I copy executable file to my another ubuntu machine and run it gives an error. I ...
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Creating a NTFS partition table using sfdisk or mkfs?

Long story short. I'm completely new to Linux (I literally was introduced to the terminal 4 hrs ago). I want to create a script to systematically wipe everything form a HDD ( I will not know if the ...
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Cannot run firefox, chrome, terminal on VNC

I am having a problem related to my virtual machine at Google cloud. I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my virtual machine instance. I am using vnc to connect to it. But after setting up everything ...
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gnome-terminal fails to start (timed out)

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04. My workflow is to connect from Windows using VcXsrv to Ubuntu (ssh with X tunneling), starting a xterm on Ubuntu. Inside the xterm I am typing gnome-...
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Actions (from .desktop) are missing for gnome-terminal

I set up gnome-terminal actions in gnome-terminal.desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications/ folder. Basically, I set up preconfigured commands to connect some server with ssh. This was working fine ...
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gnome : where does my keyboard input go?

I run Ubuntu 16.04, terminals using gnome-terminal, and bash as shell. Sometimes, one of my terminal becomes unresponsive : when I press keys on my keyboard while the terminal is focused, nothing ...
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Using the standard gnome desktop, how do you make the Terminal windows have borders on the left and bottom sides? [on hold]

When multiple Terminal windows partially overlap, it is difficult to discern where one window starts and the other ends. How do you tell the window manager to draw borders on the left and bottom ...
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autocomplete recent directories in terminal

Say I've been working on the same project for the past few weeks, every day I like to start with a fresh terminal. This means I always start with cd /path/to/project. When working with iTerm2 on the ...
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Why do I have a tiny Terminal logo blocking the minimize button in Terminal windows? [duplicate]

Just as the title says, I have a mini icon when I open Terminal: I would like to hide it if at all possible.
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18.04--GnomeTerminal won't start

When I run gnome-terminal from Xterm I get: File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gi/init.py", line 42, in from . import _gi ImportError: cannot import name '_gi' from 'gi' (/usr/lib/...
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How to remove mimi icon from terminal window? [duplicate]

i have installed ubuntu several times, this is the first time i saw this useless and annoying mimi icon, how could i remove it ?
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How to change which sound is reproduced for terminal bell?

Recently upgrade to 18.10 from 18.04, and using the terminal is becoming annoying: the new alert sound is a drip ( /usr/share/sounds/gnome/default/alerts/drip.ogg ), and the previous one is still ...
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Why does diff in Terminal say “No such file or directory” when the dir. exists?

I am trying to use 'diff' in Terminal in a way that is very similar to half a year ago, but now it doesn't work. I get the "No such file or directory" error even though the directories obviously exist....
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How can I get the geometry option working with the gnome-terminal command in a terminal?

I can't get the geometry option working with the gnome-terminal command in Ubuntu 18.04 running Wayland. For example, if I open up a terminal window and run the command gnome-terminal --geometry ...
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gnome terminal: change background color through bashrc

I want to change the color of the terminal display when entering a SSH session. In the .bashrc I have a snip that changes the prompt when logging in via SSH, but I need to change the whole background ...
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Get gnome default terminal history from Zsh terminal?

Before ZSH, I used default Gnome terminal. I am using the ZSH terminal when I try use history cmd (in ZSH terminal) it only shows the ZSH session cmd history. Now the question is how do I get the ...
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Open terminal and run command, from the command line [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to launch a terminal session from the command line on Ubuntu, something like this: #/usr/bin/env bash terminal -c 'node server.js' if there is some cross-platform tool that ...
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“Undistract-me” doesn't work in Ubuntu 18.04.1

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04.4 to Ubuntu 18.04.1. One of the most important tools to me is "undistract-me", it show notifications when terminal commands are done. It's in the default repos (https://...
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Change directory of terminal unless one is specified

I want to have my default directory be ~/ unless there is another one specified by a command. Like, when I right click and choose "Open in Terminal", I want it to be the correct directory, but if I ...
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How to show 'similar' commands when you forget the exact command [duplicate]

If I get this: No command 'pdf' found, but there are 16 similar ones pdf: command not found How do I see the 16 similar commands?
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Setting environment variable for different tabs using gnome-terminal

In order to set up a number of applications, I'm trying to do something similar as: gnome-terminal \ --tab "app1" --working-directory=dir1 -e "export app=1 & npm start" \ --tab "app2" --working-...
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GNOME Terminal problem using xrdp version 0.9.5-2 on Ubuntu 18.04.1

I installed xrdp version 0.9.5-2 on Ubuntu 18.04.1. When clicking on the Gnome Terminal icon in the remote desktop login, the Gnome Terminal was started in another login of the same user on the Ubuntu ...
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terminal not working after deleting python

earlier my default python version is python2.7 to upgrade it I deleted python form /usr/bin/ and rename python3.6 as python in the same directory. afterward, my terminal is not working. its gets no ...
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Color shemes look different across Terminal, Vim and nano

I am trying to change color sheme of my terminal. I've found beautiful at terminal.sexy. Here it is: Color codes of this sheme: ! special *.foreground: #c5c8c6 *.background: #1d1f21 *....
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Convert Unicode files to monospaced PDF files

What I have: Text files containing straight ASCII with some Unicode special characters and box characters. UTF-8 encoding is used. I am running Ubuntu MATÉ 16.04. What I want: The text files ...
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How do I remove icon from title bar of Terminal window? [duplicate]

How would I go about removing this icon from the title bar of my Terminal window? It really messes up themes when I use them.
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How to change Gateway on VPN on Linux in terminal ? gatewat is this format “bs1-ovpn-tcp.pointtoserver.com”

Please can you tell me how i can change the gateway (see pictures) from terminal. Example: I have this Gateway:bs1-ovpn-tcp.pointtoserver.com and need to change with this one :in1-ovpn-tcp....
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How to exit(close to be specific) the terminal window through Java in Linux after the termination of the Java Program

I've made a project in Java and I run its .jar file on the Linux terminal but after the successful termination of the program my program ends but the Terminal window did not close. I tried "java.lang....
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Why does the Terminal keep showing “^[[2~” randomly?

I just installed 18.04.1 and when I am using the Terminal (only there), it keeps showing ^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~ at random times, even when I am neither pressing any key at all on my keyboard nor even ...
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How to unbind a shortcut in a terminal

Ubuntu 18.04 I'm using embedded terminal in my IDE and there is IDE-binding Ctrl8 which is pretty useful and convenient and I would not like to rebind it. However the Ctrl8 shortcut works as ...
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Missing applications menues like 'file' 'view' 'edit' 'search' etc

I started a ubuntu 18.04 LTS on google cloud, installed ubuntu-desktop, nautilus, gnome-panel, gnome-settings-daemon, metacity, vnc4server started vncserver, connected through realVNC and the app i ...
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Tmux terminal only supports 8 colors, but default terminal supports 256

I am using gnome-terminal. I have installed Tmux and I am trying to make it look like this: However, my tmux looks like this: I added the following lines into my .tmux.conf: # set default terminal ...
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My Ubuntu terminal takes a long time to load!

I am using Ubuntu 18.10. When I open my terminal it takes approximately 10 seconds to load completely. Here is the video link to my problem.
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Gnome Terminal: font background shifted

The powerline fonts are somehow broken on my gnome terminal: does anyone have a clue why this could happen? I'm using oh-my-zsh and I'm scaling the interface to 2 because of my high resolution ...
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After a system upgrade, when I `su -` I get bash-4.4 as a prompt instead of root@hostname

I just upgraded my system. After logging in as root using su - there is no root username in my prompt, it's just -bash-4.4# What should I do here? Thanks.
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I can't launch the terminal or uxterm in chromebook unity shell. How come?

I don't really understand how crosh works. I enter the shell and then type sudo startunity and ubuntu launches. But uxterm and terminal blink when clicked and then don't open. software center opens ...
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double click on text in terminal selects beyond word boundary

Ubuntu 18.10 gnome terminal 3.30.1 In gnome terminal when I double click on below word background it only makes sense it should highlight only the word background background=true however it ...
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mate-terminal: trigger profile on command

When I start an ssh session I want some constant on screen signal, such as a color change, that reminds me that this session is not local. I keep a lot of terminals open and I too often don't notice ...
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Gnome-terminal and Xfce4-terminal with ISO-encoding needs special-character keys to be pressed twice

In a gnome-terminal as well as in a xfce4-terminal, when I change its character-encoding from standard UTF-8 (with 2 bytes for special-characters) to ISO-Latin 8859-15 (always 1 byte), the following ...
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gnome terminal scrollbar missing Ubuntu 18.10 upgrade

Just upgraded from a full install of 18.04 to 18.10 via do-dist-upgrade There are no scrollbars in Gnome terminal. More than one screenful of text is present. Enabling/disabling scrollbar (repeatedly ...
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Figlet/TOIlet fonts can't be loaded in the terminal

I was trying to use TOIlet, and it worked just fine in the beginning. Later I was trying to install some program to record my terminal, such as asciinema, and I encountered this error every time I try ...
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How can I make new terminal windows open from left to right?

How can I make new terminal windows open such that they occupy available space on the right first, rather than the bottom?
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How do I efficiently find my terminal window in GNOME Shell?

I like to work with many open terminal windows at the same time. At work I have to cope with Windows, but I use Ubuntu at home. Sadly, the experience of finding a specific terminal window on GNOME is ...