Questions tagged [pantheon-terminal]

Terminal is the elementary OS app for entering text commands, formally known as Pantheon Terminal. For the Ubuntu terminal, use "gnome-terminal".

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List of keyboard shortcuts for Terminal

Is there a list or is it possible to elaborate a full list of pantheon-terminal's shortcuts? Example: Ctrl + L Clears the screen Ctrl + D Closes active tab Ctrl + Shift + T Opens new tab Alt + ...
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How can I change the default Terminal font?

No more to it, I can't seem to find any kind of Options or properties in the Terminal app. Is there a way to change the default font?
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How can I change the default Terminal app?

I would like to replace the default Terminal with the gnome-terminal. Is this possible? If I install gnome-terminal via apt-get it does not show up in the applications menu and I can't find an option ...
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How can I disable natural copy & paste in Terminal?

I am a vim user and I need to use CTRL+V from time to time. Currently it pastes clipboard contents into terminal. In Luna, CTRL+SHIFT+V was used for pasting. How can I change the behavior of the ...
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Determine base Ubuntu version

I'm trying to contribute with Docker's install script by providing auto distribution detection support for elementary OS, so, elementary OS users would be automatically detected when using Docker's ...
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How can I disable transparency throughout the UI?

Transparency makes the text hard to read, and has zero benefit that I've ever been able to see. How do I turn it off? At least in Pantheon Terminal, ideally wherever it might occur.
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How can I open Terminal with a keyboard shortcut?

How I can open terminal with a keyboard shortcut? I can't open terminal pressing Ctrl+Alt+T in english layout. Can I assign my own keyboard shortcuts?
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How to install Fish shell

For those who don't know what's Fish shell here's the home page I would like to install it and make it default. But under their homepage when I click on download I'm redirected to the ppa page. How ...
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How to set the terminal to “always on top” in elementary OS?

I am trying to keep pantheon-terminal always on top. I installed gnome terminal also but I cant find any option to keep always on top.
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Where are dircolors defined for pantheon terminal?

Although pantheon-terminal does actually appear to be applying colours to filenames, it is not those defined in $LS_COLORS. For example ls should display executable files as bright green (ex=01;32), ...
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Change Options from the Terminal

Is it possible to change the options of the Terminal without installing the elementary-tweaks tool?! I want to change the transparency to 90%, the theme to "Chalk" and the Cursor shape to I-Beam.
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Drop down terminal in elementary OS?

In GNOME there is the drop down terminal extension that appears when you press ' (the key above tab). Can I do the same with the terminal program shipped with elementary OS Freya? If not, is there ...
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Open a new tab in terminal instead of a new window?

When a terminal is running and I launch another, is there any way to open a new tab in the same window instead of open a new window?
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How can I make Ctrl+D not close the tab in Pantheon Terminal?

I've encountered something when using Pantheon Terminal. Normally, I expect Ctrl+D to delete the character at point if there is one, else if there aren't any characters on the line, send EOF (standard ...
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When I open a new tab in Terminal the prompt goes to Home instead of the current path

Previously in elementary OS when I opened a new tab, the new tab would open in the same location that I have in the existing tab. But now, it resets to home. How can I change this?
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How can I open a terminal?

how can I open a terminal in elementary os? I could do alt+ctrl+t in ubuntu. I have just installed this os in my system. Please help.
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Elementary Tweaks - How can I Toggle “Prefer Dark Theme” via Terminal?

I just installed the elementary-tweaks package on Freya, and was wondering if there was a way to control the Prefer Dark Theme option programmatically with a script, or directly via the terminal. I am ...
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Name of elementary OS terminal (to open new terminal window from within Terminal)

Looking for the command to open a new terminal instance and suggestions I've found to use terminal or gnome-terminal are incorrect
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How to disable last working directory in pantheon-terminal?

I work a lot in terminal, and am not a fan of having new tabs and new windows opening my previous working directory. I would like to change pantheon-terminal to open my home directory each time. I ...
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How do you have Ctrl + Alt + T duplicate a terminal tab in Freya?

I was able to do this just fine in the previous version of elementary OS. But I've been unable to find a method to do it in Freya. I want CTRL+ALT+Tto duplicate a tab in Freya with the same directory....
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Update with terminal instead of AppCenter

My AppCenter has an icon indicating several updates in the queue. How can I download and install these updates from Terminal/CLI without opening AppCenter?
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Pantheon-terminal key binds

I've just recently moved from Fedora to Elementary, and this is just about the only thing I miss. I want to set a keybind to cycle through tabs in the terminal window, I'm used to running vim in one ...
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“could not find a distribution template for Ubuntu/n/a” error in elementary OS

I got message like this : root@ferryready-Satellite-L510:/home/ferryready# curl -sL http://i-hate-farms.github.io/spores/install | sudo bash - Installing the repository... OK Traceback (most recent ...
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Menu key in terminal [closed]

In many OS you have the option to press the Menu key when you are inside the terminal. This displays a menu, as if you had right clicked, showing options like copy, paste, cut ... Is there a way I ...
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Cannot use F10 in command-line applications in Pantheon Terminal

As title says - when launching "mc" in Pantheon Terminal the F10 key (used to signal "quit" for mc) is not received. The Gnome Terminal has the option to disable the "menu shortcut key F10". Is ...
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How can I find out what a Terminal command will do before I run it?

If I run into a Terminal command here in StackExchange or elsewhere on the Internet, how can I easily understand what this command will do so that I can make sure it's safe before I run it?
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Shortcut to change the pantheon-terminal font size

I have found a link to change default terminal font size: Ctrl + + is not working for me to increase font size. Is there any keyboard shortcut to increase and decrease?
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In which programming language elementary OS terminal is written?

I just saw a similar question in https://askubuntu.com/ and got a doubt that in which programming language elementary OS terminal is written?
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Make pantheon terminal window appear on all workspaces

Somehow, I accidentally made one of my pantheon terminal sessions appear on every virtual workspace, and wanted to repeat this with another window - how do I do this? Right clicking the title bar of ...
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elementary OS - Viewing the full Ubuntu based version

I would like to know how to get the long Ubuntu based version in Elementary OS Output of lsb_release -a -u: No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ...
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Change pantheon terminal cursor type?

How can I change the default cursor to I-beam mode in pantheon terminal?
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Differences between gnome-terminal and pantheon-terminal

What are the differences between gnome-terminal and pantheon-terminal and what are the advantages of using one over the other?
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Can't open Software Center [closed]

I am a beginner on Linux so I don't know what went wrong but the Software Center wont open anymore, if I click it it will open and close immediately. Also, on the top bar it will appear the message on ...
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Are there any alternatives to the default terminal, pantheon terminal? [closed]

What are the alternatives available for pantheon-terminal for elementary OS?
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How to run multiple command sequentially?

I am new to elementary OS. I usually use windows. In windows we can create batch file which can make several command run at command prompt by single click. How to do this in elementary OS?
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Forgot to set bash as terminal before uninstalling fish

Well, as dumb as it sounds, I was having some trouble with Fish, and decided to uninstall it. The wrong way. I simply used apt-get remove fish without using chsh -s /bin/bash beforehand. So this is ...
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Case sensitive tab completion

I'm new to Elementary (though not to Linux) and really enjoying it so far. One thing I find annoying though is the case insensitive tab completion in the terminal/shell - I can see how it might be ...
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How to use terminal in "incognito mode'?

I am using freya. I prefer to use terminal for my work. (from copy to installation). In elementary, when I close terminal, it will be still on the previous directory. How can I disable this feature?...
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How to set alternative terminal as default

I know Pantheon Terminal (just called Terminal) is the default terminal. But if I wanted to use an alternative as the default (e.g., gnome-terminal when called from other apps or from a keyboard ...
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Getting errors when trying to run sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

So I'm having the following issues Reading package lists... Done W: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/elementary-os/stable/ubuntu loki Release' does not have a Release file. N: Data from such ...
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Leave pantheon-terminal open after task is complete

I have an automated bash script that I run with the pantheon-terminal -e command: pantheon-terminal -e my_script.sh At the end of the task, it prints out a summary of the results. I'd like to have ...
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Can I make elementary terminal look like Ubuntu 14.04 Terminal?

I want to ask how can I make elementary OS terminal to look like Ubuntu 14.04 terminal. I don't like the design of elementary OS terminal.
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How can I enable syntax highlighting in vim?

I have the usual filetype plugin indent on and syntax on commands in my .vimrc and can verify that filetype is correctly recognised. But no syntax highlighting. What can I do? This worked out of the ...
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I can't use sudo commands!

When I go to terminal and try to enter a sudo commands it say's "Username not in the sudoers file." So how can I be able to use sudo commands.
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Error: “Signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available”

I get error message like this W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY AE0A77A7BFF792D0 ...
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no way to run commands as a login shell in terminal

I'm using ruby version manager rvm which requires its commands to be run in a login shell. gnome-terminal provides an option for commands to run as a login shell as described here. however, there's ...
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bashrc error message on terminal

I get the following error message whenever I open my terminal: bash: /home/ajith/.bashrc: line 168: syntax error near unexpected token `-r' bash: /home/ajith/.bashrc: line 168: `esac[ -r /home/...
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How can I run a Terminal command as “root”?

I tried to install Git using this command apt-get install git, but getting this: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration ...
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How do I make the terminal font a little brighter?

On my laptop the terminal font color is too dark. I need more contrast with the background. How can I achieve this?
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Adding a repo fails

After some latest update wget fails! I have tried to add PPAs from PlayOnLinux's list, and the place I am to enter the passwd it always returns lines shown on the image below. Has anybody got a ...