Questions tagged [xterm]

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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LICENSE: command not found

All: In Ubuntu 16.04, every time I open a terminal using icon or using xterm, it opens a terminal, but says LICENSE: command not found LICENSE: command not found I am wondering why does it happen?...
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xterm weird characters

I am using xterm running on a docker container with novnc access through my web browser. (See this other highly relevant answer which got me to this point: Increase font size of terminal in a no-GUI ...
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Use desktop of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop with MobaXterm

i run Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop in a VMware environment. Is it possible to use the Gnome desktop with MobaXterm? I tried things like sudo startx, which opens a new session in the remote console. In ...
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Why can't PlayOnLinux find the xterm on 18.04?

So I am trying to install PlayOnLinux with the terminal using these commands. $ wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add - OK $ sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/...
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Any way to change Xterm font and color when I don't have admin permissions?

I'm currently using an SSH client to interact with my server at work, and I've been wanting to change the default font and color scheme for a while now. I learned that I needed to figure out how to ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 terminal not opening

I have just installed python 3.7 for a project I need. I think it wasn't necessary. Already had python2.7 and python3.6 but I wanted to be sure. So after the installation, the terminal stopped opening....
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Dynamically setting xterm title in Ubuntu 19.10 and later

I want to be able to write shell commands that change the window title of my terminals. There are lots of existing guides for this, instructing you to print particular escape codes. However, in my ...
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How to turn on true-type fons in xterm by default?

As mentioned. How to permanently turn on true type fonts in xterm instead of manually with every app open? Thanks!
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Install xterm without commandline

In ubuntu 16.4, I cannot run "terminal". Searching, I find a suggestion of trying to launch it using xterm, but I do not have xterm installed. I cannot find a way of installing xterm without a ...
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Why am i Failing to execute child when starting terminal? (file is missing…)

Whenever i try to use the shortcut my computer pulls up a terminal that says failing to execute child when starting terminal and states that the file is missing. What file is missing and what can i ...
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How can I open a new window inside a script, ssh to a different user and run commands?

I want to open a new terminal with minicom or ssh connection and run commands with a different user in that new window, using a shell script. I tried inside the shell script to write the following ...
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How to start xterm minimized in gnome

Is there a command or setting in the X Toolkit to start xterm minimized? Having read (1) and man xterm, I tried to start xterm minimized from a gnome-terminal via: xterm -iconic or calling the X ...
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CLI output missing newlines with TERM variable xterm-256color

when a user does telnet or ssh to our software via a terminal, with TERM variable set as "xterm-256color", we are seeing indentation issue for some show commands, due to missing of newlines. However ...
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Error invoking ds9 in xterm

I tried invoking ds9 in a xterm, but the last one gave me the following message Error in startup script: can't find package xml while executing "package require xml" ("x11" arm line 10) ...
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Problems creating a locked down terminal session

I am configuring a jump box and trying to minimize the users access to the underlying host the service runs on. I need to provide ssh access from the box, which means it requires a terminal emulator. ...
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how to launch a new terminal in different shell and source environment sripts

So i run tcsh... need to develop some way alias whatever to... launch a new terminal in bash and source some settings.... i came up with the command : xterm -T 'BASH TERMINAL' +aw +bc +cm -...
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How to configure ranger to open pdf files with Foxit Reader

I've made an alias to the program in my .bashrc file as can be seen below: alias foxitreader="/home/username/opt/foxitsoftware/foxitreader/FoxitReader" And I've made the following entry in my rifle....
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Increasing the size of the mouse pointer in xterm

My mouse pointer switches from a big red arrow to a tiny double arrow as soon as I hover over an xterm window (when the mouse is over the title bar, all is good). I've tried the myriad options on ...
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Reinstalling broken xterm (Ubuntu 18.04)

So, my problem is that after a series of problems (which I'll describe bellow) I have a damage xterm package, which now always shows an error when installing new packages, updating, etc. It all ...
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Difference in the way 14.04/3.19 and 16.04/4.4 handle the system() function opening a new process in xterm

I am trying to port a well tested c++ application between 14.04.1 with 3.19.0 kernel to 16.04LTS server with 4.4.0 kernel I run an executable from a 3rd party that has to run as root in a terminal. ...
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I need to open a new terminal

Is there any java code, which opens up a new terminal in Ubuntu when compiled and run in a compiler ? Actually, I need to open a terminal from a browser, like when I click on a button from a website ...
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xterm in bash stops script from executing

I have the following script: #!/bin/bash xterm -e ' sh -c "$HOME/TEST/FirstAPP --test;" exec bash' ## script opens the xterm and stops until I press CTRL+C while true; do .... this question is ...
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Vim not sending correct xterm esc sequences back over an ssh connection to an OSX xterm

Running an xterm on MacOSX and connecting to an Ubuntu server using ssh, and using Vim to edit files on the Ubuntu server. It is as if the 'clear to end of line' and 'clear up to first character' ...
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Clear needs root access

Bit of a newbie here, but couldn't find this problem anywhere on the forums. Running Ubuntu 18.04, default terminal. Upon entering the clear command, terminal returned terminals database is ...
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xterm display is not set

When I run: xterm The following text is shown: Warning: This program is an suid-root program or is being run by the root user. The full text of the error or warning message cannot be safely ...
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How to get image support in xterm-terminal? [duplicate]

I want to know how to view images (.jpg, .png) via terminal (xterm or gnome). Please help me. How to enable visual support inside terminal?
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No Nautilus, Xterm, Terminal Ubuntu 18.04

I'm not sure what has recently changed for this to happen, but at the moment I can't open Terminal or the Nautilus file manager. Xterm was suggested on another forum as a way of checking some fixes, ...
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Multiple issues with Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity) Terminal (Not getting Context menu)

Ubuntu noob here. Used Crouton to install Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity) over my Chromebook. While I am enjoying the OS, I am not so pleased with how the terminal looks. The terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) default ...
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Condition on the output to xterm of a variable that has been echo'ed in color

The fourth line of this code outputs the input argument in green color to an xterm. However, I'd like to be able to condition on the value of the input. If I input the word Foo then from bash's ...
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Copying one file to many based on other file names and types

I have a bunch of files named after a bunch of letters (c,f,s & w), e.g.: cccf.png, fsws.png, etc. There is also a file that I need to copy to match these names with a [back] in the name, e.g.: ...
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installing Python3.6 (and purging some 3.5 packages) messed up with my terminal

I was following the instructions to install Python3.6 on my Ubuntu 16.04 machine from here and in the process I also did some sudo apt-get purge on some Python3.5 packages (so that I would only keep ...
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xterm not opening inside Mininet hosts. NO SSH, NO VM

I just installed Ubuntu 17.10, and Mininet 2.2.2 from Packages (sudo apt-get install mininet) on my laptop. Natively, i.e. a real OS on a real machine, no virtual machines of any sort. The laptop is a ...
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Finding and installing a good bitmap font for xterm

I love bitmap fonts in my xterm, they look very good, there is no subpixel rendering or other antialiasing, but the fact they are hand made in regards to every pixel makes it cool. But I do not know ...
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Cannot use sudo from GUI terminal emulator only

I just followed the directions here: https://blog.kumina.nl/2010/07/two-factor-luks-using-ubuntu/ for using a smart card to unlock my luks drive on boot. I changed things slightly since the install ...
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Terminal doesn't start after editing locale file

gnome-terminal doesn't open after I edited locale file here /etc/default/locale and I don't have xterm or any other Terminal app installed to see if it runs. Same problem reported here and here I ...
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how can I open a extra console and run a program in it with one command?

So I know if I type gnome-terminal or xterm, a new window will be popped out. Then I checked the man page for these two, nothing relevant found. Then I noticed under Mac you can do it with the ...
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Screen command cuts off mouse at 95 columns

I'm using the 'screen' command for a persistent shell session. It seems to work pretty good, with a couple of caveats. Mouse clicks only register as 95 columns or less. The bottom line sometimes ...
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Get linux 'screen' to recognize xterm mouse-click cols > 95

I have a Web-based terminal using xterm.js and ssh2 from node.js. When I click, xterm.js sends mouse-click coords via xterm escape sequences. This works fine. When using the 'screen' cli utility, ...
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Save multiple terminal as variables

I have to open multiple xterm windows and save them later to run different commands in each of them while keeping them alive. An example (not correct at all) would be: term1= xterm -hold -title "...
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Setting the scaleHeight attribute of an xterm while within the xterm

Because my underscores keep disappearing in my xterm's I've set XTerm.scaleHeight: 1.1 In my .Xresources file. This fixes the problem, but when I switch between different external ...
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Pasting external text into XTerm or UXTerm

I have a newly installed Ubuntu 17.04 Server and am trying to install some packages that require long command lines. I want to copy the long command line from the web page and paste it into the ...
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Code::Blocks 13.12 Process terminated with status -1 (0 minute(s), 0 second(s) )

I installed codeblock in ubuntu and try with a helloworld c++ program with the following code: include <iostream> using namespace std; int main() { cout << "Hello world!" << ...
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/etc/hosts file add edit and deletes using root user OR admin users

i have 60+ plus workstation running ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 is there any tools or command that can i automatically add edit or delete hosts file in location /etc/hosts for example: pc-1 pc-2 pc-3 ...
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How to open Google captcha image in Ubuntu Terminal

I am using Lynx on Ubuntu to open Google.com for search but it is showing image captcha (may be because of shared IP). Lynx don't show images and I tried to use w3m but that is also not showing images....
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Setting launch options for Xterm [duplicate]

I would like to start Xterm terminal with "Always on Top" option enabled rather than right-clicking and setting it on manually each time. How can I do it ?
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UnixTree (XTree for Unix Systems) does not appear in color [duplicate]

I am trying to use UnixTree (www.unixtree.org) on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS via the Ubuntu Terminal. If I run the application "xt" I get the following error: $ xt No term file or database entry found for ...
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How to get ssh under xterm not to break alt key?

I have started running in an Ubuntu 16 VM, running tigervnc 1.7.0, and run into an odd environment. Local windows behave as expected when I use alt-, for instance in a shell to back up a word via alt-...
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Change background color of terminal emulator wrapper

I installed a ubuntu 16.4.1 command-line version from the minimal cd. Then I installed x-server. The command x-terminal-emulator is linked to the wrapper /usr/bin/lxterm of xterm. Now I want to have ...
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Capturing terminal-content from a pseudoterminal (pts)?

On Ubuntu, is there a way to capture the content of a pseudoterminal (pts - eg. /dev/pts/4) - ie. dump the lines of text in the terminal to a file - of a program that's already running in that ...
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can all in the network connected in one terminal?to make run commands to all

is there a way to take a one terminal connected to all networks? i say im running in a network with 60 PC and im using xtrem and Other way is Open-SSH to run a same commands to all pc 1 by 1 is there ...