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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elementary OS 5 boots into terminal instead of Pantheon

A newbie to Linux here. I installed Elementary OS and it goes smooth. First reboot after installing boots to a login prompt of Pantheon desktop, logs me in and works fine. The next boot takes to a ...
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Shortcut for show / hide terminal?

Switching over from mac os (iterm2) to elementary os. One thing I am missing so far is the iterm2 shortcut which shows / hides the same instance of the terminal. I know the super+T shortcut in eOS, ...
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Unable to update (from AppCenter or Terminal)

I hadn't updated elementaryOS for a while. My OSupdate has 29 components with update in the Appcenter. If I am in the Appcenter and click on Update, the OS asks my password and then the update cancels ...
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Title bar of the terminal app shows Terminal word for an instant and then quickly changed to the present working directory such as Home

Title bar (top bar of the window) of the terminal app shows Terminal word for an instant and then quickly changed to the present working directory such as Home. How to tweak so that it always show ...
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Dumb Noob question: Terminal is stuck in bash edit mode

I entered sudo bash and I can't get back to the normal command prompt mode. Exit just closes the terminal. A restart didn't help either. I would like to exit the bash mode so I don't mess anything ...
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Can't open my command line c++ app

Well, i was making a c++ command line app for my game engine in arch linux. But i am on different computer now and it just can't run it. It can compile, but can't run. https://pasteboard.co/IqyLM6i....
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I'm trying to use the Powerline prompt on Fish and the icons aren't working

Guide I used As you can see, in the image on the guide there's a completely different icon than to the one in my image. The guide says that you don't have to install any font tweaks or stuff like ...
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Open With… Tilix

I need a more robust Terminal emulator, hence Tilix. However, I miss the option to open the terminal in the chosen directory under pantheon-files. Is it possible to add a contractor so to achieve this ...
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Vim commands on terminal do not work

When using vim from within the terminal I have the following issues. Vim "visual selection" using Ctrl-v does not work. Instead the terminal tries to paste the last copied text. When the vim window ...
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How to add git branch name to prompt string

I'd like to add git branch name to the terminal prompt string. user@machine_name ~/workingdirectory (git_branch_name) $ I've tried pasting this code into the bashrc file: parse_git_branch() { ...
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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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Hide tabs bar in terminal

This doesn't work for me (org.pantheon... not found) on Juno. Is there any workaround? Is it moved somewhere? I'm using tmux so I don't mind even permanently hide that tab. Thanks!
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Fonts and some graphics disappear / lost after hibernate / sleep / resume / cycle

Almost always after a sleep or hibernate (I'm not entirely sure which) most fonts, such as those in Terminal and most other programs (not Firefox) disappear. How can I fix this? I am using the Loki ...
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Terminal with iTerm (Mac) like label

Is there a terminal for elementary with the "badge feature" like iTerm for Mac? With many open terminal windows it is very helpful to see the current terminal informations in the right top corner of a ...
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how to emulate the ctrl+v feature of other linux terminals without disabling the ctrl+v paste feature

how do I make terminal emulate the ctrl+v feature of other linux systems without disabling the ctrl+v copy/paste feature of elementary os terminal. thanks for any help.
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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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Elementary OS, add custom command in context menu pantheon-files

I am trying to add a custom item to the pantheon-files context menu. When you click on a menu item in a folder, the terminal should start and process several commands, and thumbnail files should be ...
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How to change terminal to use Ctrl + Click to open URL for juno?

Currently, just a simple click will open URLs in the browser. It's really annoying because I never wanted to open or download something. Is that possible to change it to ctrl + click?
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Disable Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V Shortcuts in Pantheon Terminal for Juno

I use NeoVim and Ctrl+V is a reserved key for multiline select. In the past, I was able to use dconf to disable these shortcuts. Is there still a way to do this in Juno?
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Terminal becomes transparent after sleep. 5.0 Juno

So I recently installed elementary Os and I've been experiencing this problem: After I log back in from sleep state, the terminal its all transparent, except the header bar. Moving the mouse over the ...
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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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Open pantheon terminal with starting command

How can I open pantheon-terminal with starting command to be executed? For example something like pantheon-terminal --start-with echo "Hello World!" should open new terminal window and execute the ...
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Is it possible to disable history (security & privacy menu) through the command line? What about location services?

I want to turn off the history switch (security & privacy menu) through the command line. Is it possible? The following settings are set to false in gsettings if i disable it using the menu (gui),...
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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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Control+G inside terminal is not functioning correctly

While inside the terminal I cannot press Ctrl+G. This is painful inside Emacs as it is the keybinding for cancelling a command. I believe it is bound to something else inside the terminal. How do I ...
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How to change terminal shortcuts

I use irsii in terminal, and I would like to use Alt-1, ..., Alt-9 to switch between irssi windows, but these keybindings are already taken from terminal to switch between terminal tabs. I read this ...
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Launching a command in terminal from the app launcher

I would like to launch this simple oneliner in terminal, but from app launcher. curl wttr.in/bydgoszcz It just shows nice weather report, like this: I found out that it is possible to launch a ...
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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 to completely clear screen in terminal with keyboard shortcut?

I'd like to bind Ctrl + L to tput reset rather than clear. Any ideas how to accomplish this?
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Install app from App Center in terminal

is it possible (and how?) to install AppCenter Apps (like Quilter or Agenda) via command line? sudo apt install doesn't work for me... Thanks, Carlos
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Give pantheon terminal a fixed window name

I am using Elementary OS version 0.4.1. I need to give pantheon terminal a fixed window name. Currently it is set to mix of command it is executing and the pwd, which is not what I want. Is there a ...
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Terminal panel color different than other

I donẗ know why, but Terminal panel color is from dark theme, but everything else follow standard gray/silver color. How to fix this? edit: I found that Videos media player is also dark. Is ...
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Where is my Terminal?

After someone recommended to use the daily elementaryOS build on reddit to e.g. update the system, I went ahead with: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/daily sudo apt-get update and went for ...
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update-alternatives: error: alternative path /usr/bin/io.elementary.terminal doesn't exist

since yesterday, I have no pantheon-terminal any more (elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki). Trying to install it yields this error message: LANG=C sudo apt install pantheon-terminal ... pantheon-terminal is ...
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I'm having this issue with pantheon/terminal

Need to get 0 B/4,464 B of archives. After this operation, 16.4 kB of additional disk space will be used. Selecting previously unselected package pantheon-terminal. (Reading database ... 344254 files ...
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Pantheon-terminal is not installed and cannot install it

I just can't find terminal after shutdown. It was lost from wingpanel, bottom quickpanel. Hotkeys also does not work. If i try to install pantheon-terminal, it's return: Please, help =(
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Terminal - highlighted text problem

i have this problem: when i create some directory, especially the external hard disk directory, my terminal highlights the name of every directories, like this: how can i erase those highlight? ...
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How do I resolve an error updating pantheon-terminal?

I get the following while trying to run updates ... ╭─rkm@Latitude-E6230 ~ ╰─➤ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Can I switch to the current terminal (file explorer) but not open a new one

In the keyboard settings, we have shortcuts to open a terminal or file explorer, What I want to do is when I pressing Windows+T switch to the current terminal, Windows+E switch to the file explorer. ...
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Emacs Nox End of File

Just installed Loki, coming from Ubuntu Gnome. Installed emacs-nox: sudo apt install emacs-nox As expected emacs opens my editor, but when I edit a file I often immediatley enter meta-shift-? (meta-...
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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 can I clear and reset the buffer in Terminal?

Due to the way Terminal clears the screen with the Ctrl + L shortcut, I'm unfortunately finding myself using other terminals for most things. I work with logs a lot, and need to be able to quickly ...
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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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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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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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Colors in Terminal not working after deleting bash history

I know it wasn't a good idea, but after I used the command rm bash_history in the pantheon terminal, the colors (like when using ls) disappeared. What can I do? Can someone provide the original ...
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Can't update the system

So, the system is telling me that important updates were found, but every time I run sudo apt update I get these errors. Err:19 http://ppa.launchpad.net/kernel-ppa/ppa/ubuntu xenial Release 404 ...
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Broken Default App Association

I recently accidentally deleted my sources list, but have successfully rebuilt. However, all default application like scratch, pantheon terminal, seemed to lose its default application association. ...
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How to install gdebi?

I have a freshly installed system, and i've not been able install any third party software or packages via the terminal or software center. Please help me out