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How can I start the default file manager from terminal?

Starting with Juno release, the commands have all changed. They're adopting RDNN. For files: io.elementary.files
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Restart GUI without rebooting the system

This worked for me: sudo service lightdm restart
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Why is my Elementary OS Not Updating via terminal / Apps are not updating from App Center?

To solve the problem "public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY A74F73EFFE70B91C", import the key: wget -q "http://packages.elementary.io/key.asc" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
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Restart GUI without rebooting the system

All you need to do is restart LightDM as root, like so: sudo restart lightdm
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Name of elementary OS terminal (to open new terminal window from within Terminal)

I know this is an old thread, but the approved answer is now incorrect and this is still the top Google link for this question, so in new versions of Elementary OS, the terminal is called io....
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Name of elementary OS terminal (to open new terminal window from within Terminal)

The command to run is: pantheon-terminal
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What is the command for the shutdown dialogue in Loki?

Not quite what you wanted, but here was what I was able to find: Shutdown directly: dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.login1 /org/freedesktop/login1 "org.freedesktop.login1....
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change username on elementary OS properly

This has been answered in another question on another StackExchange site but this is basically what you need to do: While the user you need to modify is logged out and you're logged in as another ...
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How can I find out what a Terminal command will do before I run it?

There's a great online tool called ExplainShell that will break down the command into its individual parts and explain what each part does. For example, see this page which explains the following ...
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Name of elementary OS terminal (to open new terminal window from within Terminal)

For the new version elementary 5.1 Hera the correct command to launch a termianl is io.elementary.terminal -n
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Why is my Elementary OS Not Updating via terminal / Apps are not updating from App Center?

Following what I've found about these topics, I think you either need to remove the conflicting package, or you need to overwrite it explicitly (I have no idea why its not an option that pops up while ...
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Tap to click enabling with console Command

You can enable tap-to-click with follow command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad tap-to-click true
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What's the hotkey to run a command?

Slingshot is also that: a dialog box to run a command. Press ALT + F2 , type the command and press ENTER Another shortcut is Super + Space
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How do I change the wallpaper through the command line?

Thanks to the Set Wallpaper Contract there already is a convenient way to set a new wallpaper: set-wallpaper Example: set-wallpaper ~/Downloads/coolpicture.png set-wallpaper some-name.png will set ...
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Open elementary apps from the command-line

Besides writing io.elementary.code or creating an alias there isn't any way to open a app from the command line.
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I think I just broke elementary and have no idea what to do, can someone help?

Seems to me you can only do is to reinstall elementary OS. If there some files you want to backup, try it, but that's what I would do, reinstall system.
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What's the hotkey to run a command?

Like in elementary don't exists that option. so I create the file: ~/bin/run This is the script: #! /bin/bash ## Zenity command=`zenity --title "Run commands" --entry --text "Command"` ## Bash eval ...
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Restart GUI without rebooting the system

The worst is that noone mentioned that you must use alt+ctrl+F1 to F6 to switch to terminal. Login there as standard user. Restart x with sudo command and then press alt+ctrl+F7 to go back to GUI.
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Turn off display without screenlock

xset dpms force off Also disable "Lock after screen turns off" in System Settings > Security & Privacy > Locking.
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Get the current song information from volume control (command, etc)

The indicator is using the MPRIS dbus interface. So you could listen to dbus. For example something like this. dbus-monitor --session "path=/org/mpris/MediaPlayer2" --monitor | awk ' /string *"...
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Open pantheon terminal with starting command

With io.elementary.terminal, which seems to be the new name, you might be able to do this using the -e flag. I've done something very similar with xfce4-terminal -e before, maybe that helps when ...
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Open elementary apps from the command-line

I find that I don't want to open apps specifically from the command line, I just want to open a document and have whatever app is needed open it. xdg-open to the rescue! So xdg-open ~/mypdf.pdf &...
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How do I install flatpak apps systemwide via command-line?

You have to add remotes separately for user and system installations. This same thing caused me a bit of confusion. The error message you received indicates that you probably just need to set up a ...
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Noise playback control from terminal

Looking in the code of Noise/Music, there is no functionality to handle command line inputs beside of the filename as an argument.
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How to read commands from a text file

If your question deals with Microsoft Windows OS you are in the wrong place as this forum deals with elementary OS (a Gnu-Linux) distribution. In any case if you search "batch in windows 7" (...
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Why is my Elementary OS Not Updating via terminal / Apps are not updating from App Center?

This will be a late reply, but here's how I fixed this problem: Removed the problematic URL lists from the /etc/apt/sources.list file Rebooted the machine Re-added the URL lists back to the /etc/apt/...
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Turn off display without screenlock

Actually, the lowest brightness level on elementary turns off the display. This question covers how to change brightness using command line.
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Tap to click enabling with console Command

I hope your keyboard works for that's what the following method uses. Here are the steps you need to do: Press Super + space Search and Open Settings by pressing Enter or Return In settings, Press ...
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Startup command won't execute

You might want to create a script and add it as a custom startup command. ~/.local/bin/start_xcaliber.sh #!/bin/sh xcaliber --bR=256 --bG=256 --bB=212 --gR=1.04 --gG=0.9600000000000001 --gB=1.01
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How to set startup commands for application´s in launcher shortcut?

Open Files as root and go to /usr/share/applications/ Find the shortcut you need and open it in Scratch and edit the Exec line with whatever you need. Some applications setup their .desktop files in ...
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