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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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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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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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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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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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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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Script not opening in terminal via desktop launcher

Here's my .desktop file content [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=wifite Comment=WiFite , fight for WiFi Exec=pantheon-terminal -e 'wifite --help' Icon=wifite Terminal=true Type=Application ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Remote ftp server: Cannot open data connection

As shown below, it seems that the connection is ok until I type ls. When that happens the system stays on 227 entering active mode for a few minutes and then I get code 425. Here it is: ...
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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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Clicking on “Applications” in the top-left corner opens a terminal

I've been playing around with dconf tools. I'm not sure what I've done but now when I try to click on Applications, a terminal opens. So far, clicking everywhere else works fine. Any ideas? Thanks!
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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 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 respond [closed]

I'm having problems with my terminal. When I boot up, the terminal starts at startup, I'm using zsh (prezto) it may take a while for my terminal to be fully operational. My problem right now (just ...
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Is there a way to create bookmark on Pantheon Files using terminal?

I wonder if there's a way to add a bookmark in Pantheon Files (same as CTRL+D) using some command in terminal? Thanks
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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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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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Duplicate terminal tab with shortcut [duplicate]

I'm using Freya 0.3.2. Is there any built in shortcut to duplicate current tab in terminal?
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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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Terminal window get maximized [duplicate]

Don't know what went wrong my terminal window maximized to the screen
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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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Curious about my apt-get update returns

So I try to apt-get update on the regular when I am working in Terminal. Recently I have been running said command and getting a few errors at the end. Doesn't seem to effect my box to much of an ...
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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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How can I opening a directory from the terminal in a new session?

Coming from Mac OS, in terminal I am able to use open . in terminal which will open a directory. I am able to semi replicate this with pantheon-files ., but this returns [INFO 21:33:37.889767] ...
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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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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 enable menu bar for pantheon-terminal

How to enable menu bar for pantheon-terminal? Is disabled by default in terminal? I'd prefer if answers didn't require additional things to be installed.
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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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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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“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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Incredibly slow Terminal when modifying characters [closed]

The only thing that has been bugging me with ElementaryOS is the Terminal. Attempting to type into the Terminal works just fine, but when I try and use Vim or a REPL and the output spans multiple ...
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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 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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Warning message while copy&paste commands from internet

When I try to copy and paste a command from net I faced this warning in freya. The command is adding a PPA. First I thought, the warning is with that particular web page. But the exact message is ...
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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 ...
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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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Can't execute shell scripts

I'm running elementary OS Freya on a HP Notebook. I downloaded the game "Faster than Light" and the launcher is a shellscript. Even with the +x permssion I get "permission denied" messages. I don't ...
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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....