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Questions tagged [terminal]

A terminal is a hardware device used for entering data into and displaying information from a computer. Terminals were frequently used in the days of mainframe computers. Today, most operating systems offer text-based "terminal emulators", which replicate the functionality of a classical terminal, ...

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Accidentally added a character outside of a comment in sudo file on Mac, sudo not working any more

I made a mistake in terminal, and now every time I use sudo, I get the error message: sudo: unable to initialize PAM: Invalid argument I know what I messed up, which is adding a character outside of ...
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Why gnu unfont is slow?

I'm using gnu-unifont (unifont-11.0.02.ttf) on windows and I find it pretty slow / laggy to display. Questions Is it normal for this type of font in windows to be slow Is there a better way to use ...
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Changing file names based on their filetype extension [on hold]

So am kind of new to using command lines in Terminal and stuff. However, I was interested if someone could help me with this thing. I would prefer if somebody with Terminal knowledge can help, but ...
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Use iterm2 or terminal app which can filter results, not just highlight results

Right now I am on MacOS, and I am using iterm2 as my terminal app. It's got some great features but one limitation is that when I use ctrl-f to search for something, it will highlight the results in ...
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How do I only use keyboard to control my computer for all everyday usages?

I have searched about this but I mainly get articles about broken mouse and temporary use of command line tools or GUI interface through keyboard. I only use Linux OS (Ubuntu and Debian). What I want ...
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Tmux in bash script executing too fast

I am trying to write a bash script that performs the following actions: open 8 tmux terminals each of the terminals connects in ssh to a remote server start a script X on 3 server, and when it's done ...
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OSX Command line Find Duplicate Filenames with different extensions

I've gone through all the similar questions + installed few command line utilities like duff but with no sucess. In my Images directory, I have images with same name but with different extensions (...
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Why does tmux require setting 256 color mode manually?

I just logged-in to a machine and realized that the colors changed inside tmux. It seems like even with TERM=xterm-256color and tput colors ⇒ 256 tmux switches to TERM=screen and tput colors ⇒ 8. ...
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Please make my terminal behave like a word processor because I'm old and jaded

How do I make the terminal input behave like a multi-line word processor that lets me select text, delete some text (no hex codes), move around, then only really send it over the wire when I press ...
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Stop terminal command once output reaches a certain size?

If I want to run somecommand > somefile but stop it once somefile reaches a certain size, how would I do that?
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Tabs in Xubuntu terminal showing up as characters

I'm writing code using Vim in my terminal in Xubuntu 14.04, but when I hit tab, instead of showing whitespace,it looks like this: I've tried to search for a solution but haven't found anything. ...
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Setup different path for fish shell temporally

User libraries are normally in /usr/local/lib. However I want to build some third party libraries in for example /Users/user/Public/lib. I only want to do it during my testing. Is there a elegant way ...
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nvim: langmap doesn't work with alt?

I run nvim 0.1.7 in gnome-terminal. I map a-a to something and set langmap so that I can use the same shortcut when entering in other language: nnoremap <a-a> :echo 'it works'<cr> set ...
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Is there any keycode available to perform Field Exit in VT220 , VT320 Terminal?

Basically i need to move cursor from one input field to another field without hitting enter. How should i do it in the terminal ? For example i found keys like : TabKey[0] = "\u0009"; TabKey[1] = "\...
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vim: alt mappings conflict paste mode in terminal

I use vim in terminal. Sometimes I want to paste text from outside into it, but avoid autoindent, abbreviations and such. Vim has paste mode for it, but when I enable paste mode most shortcuts stop ...

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