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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Revert to default color scheme in Pantheon-Terminal

I was playing around with the color schemes in the terminal and now I'd like to set it all back to the default including the background transparency which seems to no longer be working. I have tried ...
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Can I prevent pantheon-terminal from opening links unless ctrl is pressed?

Currently, a single click on a link will open it in your browser. Sometimes I have many links on the terminal and would prefer to have to press ctrl+click to open a link. Doesn't look like it's ...
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How do I change desktop + login background using terminal WITHOUT root permissions?

So I'm writing a bash script that pulls a background picture from the web and sets it as the desktop wallpaper. I've managed to change the desktop background which is fairly easy by just running ...
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Where to find about arguments/options of Pantheon Terminal?

Looking for this, that's not much to see: pantheon-terminal --help-all [INFO 00:19:24.537835] Application.vala:155: Terminal version: 0.4.0.3 [INFO 00:19:24.537996] Application.vala:157: Kernel ...
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Completly empty terminal screen

Something strange is happening here. When I open a terminal, it is completely empty. No user@hostname nor the current working directory. It may be worth noting that I'm working of of an external hdd ...
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Installing Deepin Terminal

I just checked out the new Deepin 15.3 Release. But I'm more comfortable with elementary OS. I find the New Deepin Terminal Awesome. Any way to install this New Deepin Terminal on elementary OS Loki? ...
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Open url from terminal in chrome

When I click on the link just echoed, it is opened in firefox. Earlier such links from terminal were opened in chrome. But then I made firefox as my default browser. Then on wards these links are ...
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Hide title bar in pantheon-terminal?

The title bar (that above the tabs) is hidden when pantheon-terminal is full-screen. How can this bar be hidden when not full-screen? Alternatively, I'd be happier if I could make both it and the tab ...
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Vim looks different in tmux

I am trying to figure what could be wrong with pantheon, but for some reason it does not like tmux. Below on the left is what I am getting and on the right is what it should look like. I started tmux ...
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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 do I if possible, master reset? [duplicate]

I don't know what I did but the app center no longer works. When I try to install something it says waiting and then install comes back up. Also in the terminal whenever I type in a Audi command it ...
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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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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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Terminal rename tab

Is there a way to rename a tab in pantheon terminal? I looked in dconf-editor but did not see a setting for it to change the name. I tried right clicking on the tab and did not see it as an option.
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How to customise terminal to condense my the path to show just the current folder? [closed]

It gets pretty long when I'm deep in my folder structure and it sometimes covers the line in the terminal. Secondly how to show git branch if the folder is git initiated? Thirdly, how to funk up a ...
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.bashrc doesn't exist and doesn't work

There was no .bashrc or .bash_profile in my home folder. I created a new file and put inside my aliases. They don't work, terminal ignores everything. Why?
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App center update exceptions?

I installed a forked version of pantheon terminal that supports a drop down mode like guake. I know how to exclude it from apt-get upgrade. Is there a way to exclude it from app center upgrades too?
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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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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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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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sudo apt-get upgrade error E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I've been getting an error when I try to run sudo apt-get upgrade. Can you help? Thanks! :~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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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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How to disable saved state for pantheon-terminal?

Every time I open a new terminal window it opens on top of the last one I opened. I would like it to be opened in the middle of my screen. I've tried editing org.pantheon.terminal.saved-state opening-...
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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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How to change Terminal opacity in Loki?

How can I change Terminal opacity in Loki? I have tried to change the font using dconf editor and it's work. But I couldn't do it for the opacity. Please help. Thanks
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Mac-like terminal prompt?

I just saw in a video a Mac terminal app with a feature I would really like to have in elementary OS default Terminal app. Capture: The prompt (little left arrow) is located below the line that ...
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Couldn't open OS terminal!

At first, I installed fish shell and used it for some time. but just now I wanted to uninstall fish shell , then I run sudo apt-get purge fish and logged out. However, when I logined again. I opened ...
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Is it possible to change the window border color of terminal in freya?

I just want to make the vim a.txt to black and the background color of the title bar and the tab bar to silver.
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How do I setup and use a USB serial console adapter?

How do I setup and use a serial console on elementary OS?
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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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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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Unable to launch gnome-terminal from app launcher [duplicate]

I have installed multiple terminals. I was able to launch all the terminals from app launcher except gnome-terminal. What I have tried so far: I followed the link: How can I change the default ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Pantheon terminal error message

I'm getting this error message everytime I start the terminal: bash: PROMPT_COMMAND: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `;' bash: PROMPT_COMMAND: line 1: `dbus-send --type=method_call --...
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Terminal window get maximized [duplicate]

Don't know what went wrong my terminal window maximized to the screen
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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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Critical System Issue

Since attempting to install Steam and receiving the error message that there are apparently "held packages" on my system, I attempted to start my computer today and it repeatedly fails to load the OS. ...
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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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Updating MonoDevelop to 5.9.6 [closed]

I was having allot of difficulty trying to update the version of MonoDevelop that is available for elementary OS Freya. I was trying to run these commands to get it done: sudo apt-key adv --...
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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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Terminal sudo apt-get update

I seem to be having a problem when I use sudo apt-get update & sudo apt-get upgrade. (Freya 32bits) I get this:- photos enclosed.]2
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What are the 404 errors when I run update in terminal and how do I get rid of them?

What are the 404 errors when I run update in terminal and how do I get rid of them? i.e. W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/versable/elementary-update/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/source/Sources ...
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Why isn't `bash -c` working in this desktop/launcher?

I have a .desktop file to start Youtube-Viewer which is an application that runs in terminal. The command to use is something like youtube-viewer --video-player=mplayer. It works when I fire that in ...
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Custom .desktop file, trying to launch a .sh

(I was told by AskUbuntu to post my question here) I have installed SQL Developer, which I need to execute by running sudo /opt/sqldeveloper/sqldeveloper.sh I made a custom .desktop file in /usr/...
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How can I shorten my command line (bash/oh-my-zsh) prompt?

I have installed oh-my-zsh this morning and now command line is too long, it looks something like this: my-username@my-pc-name ~/Desktop/ I would like to change "my-username@my-pcname ~" part just ...
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Terminal does not have focus on launch through a shortcut

When I open terminal through application menu (top left side menu) or from dock, then terminal opens with focus on it, over all other windows. When I try to open terminal through a shortcut, terminal ...