Questions tagged [gnome-terminal]

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

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GNU/Screen shortcut behavior after detaching

Very simple but annoying observation in my new install of Screen version 4.08.00 (GNU) 05-Feb-20. Asking here becase I'm very lost after trying to troubleshoot on my own. I create a screen session ...
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$HOME for new terminal tabs in a window opened in Files

I am using 21.04. After upgrading from 20.10, I notice the following: If I open Files, then open a (Gnome) Terminal window using 'Open in Terminal', and then open a new tab in that window with SHIFT+...
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XTerm and other Xwindows Terminal not open prompt, how to correct the problem?

I'm trying to open an xterm-type terminal or even the standard "Terminal" in xwindows, I use Gnome on a Linux Ubuntu 18 on an Acer Aspire 5610 (32bits) and I don't know what happened. The ...
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Terminal doesn't work after uninstalling python

photo I changed python a bit recently because some things in Pycharm did not work for me, I removed python3.8 so that the terminal stopped working but I fixed it, unfortunately the error "An ...
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cp: cannot stat : No such file or directory

I'm trying to copy the python package from the source directory in .local/lib/python3.8/site-packages to another folder. Following is the command that I'm using cp -R home/my_name/.local/lib/python3.8/...
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Why doesn't GNOME Terminal 3.38.0 show the resize information popup?

On a brand new computer I noticed that GNOME Terminal 3.38.0 does not show the little popup in the center showing me the row and column size as I drag the window border. On my old computer I'm running ...
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How can I make a shell script echo a partition size?

I'm learning Shell Scripting and I want to make a simple program to change swap partitions. This is the code: #!/bin/bash swapoff -a echo -e "\x1b[36m[2m Please Enter your Partition Number" ...
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Terminal Password Management?

I've been using my Macbook Air through the pandemic and I've been impressed with iTerm2's password management. You can define regex watch strings in the terminal and it will pop up a menu from an ...
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Argument “ ” isn't numeric in addition (+) in reniced.conf

A list of Argument " " isn't numeric in addition (+) at /usr/bin/reniced line 435, <PS> line 2. shows up when I run the command sudo reniced in the terminal here's what I am ...
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Why does print('\x9f') in the python3 REPL hang gnome-terminal?

xterm doesn't hang. echo -e '\x9f' doesn't hang on xterm or gnome terminal. non-REPL python3 (3.6, 3.8, 3.9 tried) truncates the string but doesn't hang. Same for IPython 7.13.0 Gnome Terminal version ...
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How To Change gnome-terminal Start Size

How do I set the gnome-terminal startup size from cli, by use of the -geometry argument, or by some cli editing of the settings please? Many notations in numerous help pages indicate that one can no ...
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Extremely high disk I/O on gnome-terminal-server

gnome-terminal-server is always the top in system monitor when sorted by disk read or write, consuming several GiB, and keep growing. Is that normal? If it is normal, why is that? I think a terminal ...
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Change xterm title position

I want to know if I can set the title of the terminal to the left side rather than center on Ubuntu20.04LTS? Thank you! this is an example of terminal title bar and I want to set the "title" ...
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Pasted text in Gnome Terminal in 21.04 is always highlighted

In Ubuntu 21.04, when text is pasted into Gnome Terminal, the text is always highlighted. It appears as if the text is selected, but it is only highlighted. If you right-click on this highlighted ...
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Bash Alias for Firejail Sandbox

I’m wanting to make a bash alias to be able to run applications sandboxed in Firejail that will make a temporary folder that will disappear on reboot. Is this right? alias sandbox () { firejail --...
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How Do You Remove the Terminal Titlebar for Neovim?

I just started trying out Neovim, so I am just getting the hang of setting it up. After installing Neovim through sudo apt install neovim, when I launch Neovim through either the nvim command, or ...
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how to identify malformed lines in the text editor [duplicate]

I was trying to download cmatrix and it has malformed lines i went to a bunch of different forums and i couldn't find out how to identify a malformed line how do i identify malformed lines in the text ...
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No directory highlighting in ls

I see no directory highlighting in zsh console when doing ls:
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I can't install packages on Ubuntu 20.10

I am not typing N. But the installation is stopping. Here it is : Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y Aborted.
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How to fix “ There was an error creating the child process for this terminal failed to execute the child process ”/tmp/<filename> (permission denied)

I was trying to run a c++ program from atom text editor.I have set gnome terminal for the gpp compiler . While I try to compile the program it shows the error " There was an error creating the ...
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How to automatically open the linux terminal window in a certain position on ubuntu

Firstly, I know there are a few similar questions to mine at the moment; I've already checked them but did not really find a solution. I saw this line very often: gnome-terminal --geometry 30x30+100+0,...
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Enter key not working inside terminal

The Enter Key has stopped working inside the terminal after recently updating Linux, works fine in others such as Firefox and text editor. Ctrl J and M work fine in the terminal but enter has ...
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Launch a set of codes from a single bash file

I'm working on Ubuntu OS, I want to make a single bash file which runs this code correctly as it shows in the screenshots. Please notice that : I want to launch two terminals in a single terminal ...
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Print Desktop Executable File Completion In Terminal Ubuntu 18.04

Currently running Ubuntu Desktop 18.04. I create a desktop executable using: gnome-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/Desktop and using the GUI window that appears when using this command, I set the ...
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unable to install cudo miner to ubuntu [duplicate]

what i am trying to run: sudo su -c "bash <(wget -qO- https://download.cudo.org/tenants/135790374f46b0107c516a5f5e13069b/5e5f800fdf87209fdf8f9b61441e53a1/linux/x64/stable/install.sh)" ...
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Bash/shell make second column red

I have function in my ~/.bashrc I recently upgraded: dircat() { if [[ $# -eq 0 ]] ; then echo "Directory tree required, eg: dircat /sys/class/drm/*/status" echo " ...
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How to keep terminal open after launching desktop file

I'm running a python script and its only output is to the terminal. The problem is, when launched from a desktop file, the terminal closes before I can scroll through the output to read it. What's a ...
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In task admin, why is CPU% shown as a whole number? (ubuntu 20.04)

When i enter gnome-system-monitor a window pops up with the CPU % that every process is taking, however it just shows a number like 1,2,3,4... not a real percentage. How can I see real percentages?
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Terminal settings (GCC,SQL-database,g++,java)

I have dual booted my laptop with windows and Ubuntu and now my Ubuntu is getting slower day by day. My question is, if I reinstall my Ubuntu (single booting to Ubuntu(removing dual boot)) then my ...
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What is the full path name of the default font file used in a Terminal

After upgrading from 16.04 to 20.04, some characters in the font used by the terminal got weird, e.g., bigger than other characters and colored other than black. I think the easiest way for me to fix ...
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Customize wsl2 ubuntu terminal prompt

How do I change the ubuntu terminal prompt in of wsl2. My git-bash prompt looks like this : where /Algorithms is the base cwd. How do I make ubuntu prompt the same, with the same colors? TIA
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Error in updating or upgrading Ubuntu 20.04 LTS under WSL

Encountering error when running sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade in WSL terminal. Host machine is Windows 10 20H2 and linux distro is Ubuntu 20.04LTS. Error output is as shown below. E: ...
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Whenever I open terminal , My terminal is running some process but why?

I am new to ubuntu . I have never used any linux based OS before .I am using zsh shell . I was setting up a development of a open source project on my machine for open source contribution . I followed ...
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Why does the terminal not let me type the letter r (Lowercase)

The terminal does not let me type the letter R (Lowercase r). Why is this. I am fine with sending you files but not files that need sudo access because I do not have sudo and I don't have the super ...
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How to generate a random number in a range which can be positive or negative, by /dev/random or /dev/urandom by bash?

The question is related to bash, Linux like Ubuntu, /dev/random and /dev/urandom . How to generate a random number in a range which can be positive or negative, by /dev/random or /dev/urandom on bash ?...
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Opening new application windows in foreground, as usual?

Ubuntu 20.04. Until recently I had following behaviour: press Ctrl+Alt+T -> new window with Gnome Terminal appears, gets focus, I can directly start typing commands... Since recently this ...
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Terminal freezing after several minutes of inactivity

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS version. Usually, I will have 3-4 terminals opened at any instant for doing several things. The problem is that, if I leave a terminal open and idle for a few minutes then ...
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The default terminal is successfully changed, but some other problems occurred

I use Ubuntu 20.04. I have installed Terminator through aptitude and configure it as my default x-terminal-emulator via update-alternatives. Now I can correctly open Terminator from the right-click ...
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help me please (Unable to contact snap store)

i cant use snap any time i want downlaod any package i recive this message: sudo snap install snap-store then: "Unable to contact snap store"
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How to treat colon as a letter when selecting text in Terminal? [duplicate]

I would like to select file path including line number in it when double click the file name, .e.g: project/my_first_file.py:194: project/my_second_file.py:533: When I double click on the first line ...
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Broken terminal, terminator and apt

I have an Ubuntu 18.LTS and accidentally triggered update-alternatives --config python3.6 That seems to have broken my system since now neither terminal, terminator and apt seems to be not working ...
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gnome-terminal will open a new window, when clicked from favorite on dash [closed]

Unexpected behaviour: When clicking the favorited gnome-terminal icon on dash, it will open a new instance of terminal window and then a new terminal icon will appear beside the favorited icon. If I ...
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Folder navigation - VLC folder

Hi im a fairy new linux user Im trying to navigate to the lua folder in vlc. When i type whereis vlc It said: vlc: /usr/bin/vlc /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/vlc /usr/share/vlc /snap/bin/vlc /usr/share/...
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Grub terminal showing instead of normal start to desktop

I have setup Ubuntu from erasing Windows 10, I am not running dual-boot. Whenever I turn on my PC, a grub GNU GRUB version 2.04 terminal appears. I update and install grub every time but at the end ...
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How to open terminal through c program and run another code on it same time

i want to open a new terminal and run on it an executable (.exe) using a C file , but my problem is that i don't want to terminate the process that is going to run the (.exe), i tried this command : &...
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Save current terminal scrollback to file [duplicate]

I have been looking for an answer to this and not finding anything which makes me think it's not possible but ... Is it possible to save the current Gnome Terminal scrollback buffer to a file? I know ...
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Why are /dev/pts/x files sustaining even though there are no terminals

I am creating pseudo-terminals to run my own executable and not bash, using the following command. gnome-terminal -- ./startandsleep I am also using dup2 in some other programs to redirect output and ...
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Terminal x Software Center [closed]

I'm still a novice in Ubuntu, sorry if this was questioned before, what's the best way to install software on Ubuntu in terms of update, stability, etc: through terminal or through Software Center (if ...
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Remove user and hostname from Gnome Terminal window title? [duplicate]

Does anyone know if it's possible to remove user and hostname from Gnome Terminal? I wish to only see the running command there.
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Deleted terminal and nothing is working [closed]

I was randomly looking at how to tweet from terminal and downloaded https://github.com/orakaro/rainbowstream in their readme I followed quick install. Then while removing it I accidentally ran sudo ...

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