Terminal: 1) A device or program used to talk to a terminal server, usually over Serial or RDP, 2) A synonym for command-shell or command line, 3) A specific OS X program.

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ScreenShare: command line and observe only

I have a wide TV screen that is attached to a Mac Mini. I am able to use this screen as a second screen using an application like ScreenRecycler. However, Sometimes I want to demonstrate what I am ...
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IE Sessions in Terminal Server

Currently we are using WADE middleware for our order processing operation. We have about 40 operators that use 1 terminal server to open IE 8 to access the WADE middleware. To me, it's random, but ...
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Ubuntu: move logs from /dev/tty8 to different terminal /dev/tty12 or get rid of it

I want to know how to move or get rid of /dev/tty8 log output in Ubuntu 9.10. /dev/tty7 is my regular X session. When I am switching user to test account where I can try and test setups and configs I ...
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How do you differentiate between a local and remote terminal?

It's not a common scenario, but I find myself accidentally inserting commands into the wrong terminal. I haven't damaged anything important yet; So before I do, what are some of the best ways to ...
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How do I capture the output of a tty while still allowing sent characters to reach the correct destination?

I currently have some systems that multiple people have access to for administration purposes. We've modified the history log so that we capture 2k lines of history per user to help aid in who has ...
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Allow access to Linux Console

Suppose one is running an SSH session into a GNU/Linux box of a client and he asks you to see "what you are doing". How can you allow this other party to see what's going on in your session?
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Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid Server Minimal Install: Slow terminal scrolling

I have a minimal install of Ubuntu 10.4 Server for testing and learning purposes. There is a very annoying occurrance: whenever I try to "man dpkg" or any command that load a few screens length of ...
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History in linux terminal

I'm running Ubuntu 9.1 and every time I open a terminal window, I lose the previous command's history. How can I configure it so it's kept even after rebooting? Thanks.
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Changing terminal colors in Ubuntu Server

I'd like to change the colors. The lime green hilighting on pale blue colored file names is killing my eyes. I'm not sure if I'm using xterm or gnome or whatever, but I would like to change the ...
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Limit unix users file access

I just created a new user on my server, but I only want this user to have access to var/www/ and all the files/folders inside that. They should be able to access no other files on the server except ...
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What could I leave running on a linux server locally when all access is remote?

I'va remote linux debian server that 99.9% of the time I access via ssh remotely. However I was aware that the local terminal is sitting there with a logon prompt. Is there anything I could change ...
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Can't Configure IBM 8275-416 Switch Via Serial

I am attempting to configure an IBM 8275-416 switch (I found a manual here) via serial connection. However, when I connect with HyperTerminal, the output contains a lot of garbage characters. It's ...
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How can I automatically change terminal colors when I ssh a server?

I'm frequently logging into different servers from my os x terminal window. I'd like to assign a color scheme for different hosts so that my terminal windows are easier to tell apart. Can this be ...
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Simple Ubuntu scripts to connect to a server via terminal

Im relatively new to Ubuntu, Im wondering how easy it is to write what I think is called a shell script to make tasks a little easier. For example I frequently connect to a server - ssh -p 123 ...
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Is xterm the terminal window we open in Ubuntu

I know this is a very naive question. I was reading somewhere that Linux allows 7 xterm's. However, I can start more than 7 terminal apps from my Ubuntu system (Application -> Accessories -> ...
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Recommendations on good terminal multiplexer [closed]

Please recommend me a good terminal multiplexer. I'm new to sys admin work and need a good way to mange multiple boxes. Edit: Just be clear, I'm looking for something like PuTTy that can send ...
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What is the export command supposed to do in Linux?

What is the export command supposed to do in Linux?
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OS X Terminal lines don't go into scrollback

I have a problem that crops up when using Mac OS X's Terminal (TERM=xterm): sometimes it gets itself into a state where lines that scroll off the top are not added to the scrollback buffer. I'm not ...
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How to customize terminal server so that users can only save data to their home directory?

I'm new to terminal servers and would like to customize my users' environments so that they save all their files to their home directories. I don't want them to have my documents or any other folders ...
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crontab - how to create in Terminal?

I'm trying to run a scheduled task on my shared Linux server using the crontab via Terminal on my Mac. I can login to my ssh OK, and can view directories etc with ease. I try and create/edit my ...
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Start a VPN session using a Terminal script

I use an OSX Terminal session to start a VPN connection. The command that I execute at the prompt is: /etc/netlock/cvc -c :: This works as expected. I would like to save this to a script file that ...
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Dumb Terminal booting off a CD with ubuntu customization

first time post. We have a legacy of old PC that are currently running windows xp. Moving forwad we are looking toward going open source and extending the life of these PC's. My first questions is: ...
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How to update terminal services client

Currently running 5.2 on Server2003 R2 with XP SP2 & SP3 workstations that connect to it. Do the workstations have to use the updated (6.0) to be compatible? Will it mess with everyone's ...
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SCREEN setup tips

How do you use the "screen" tool ? I'm looking for best practices and config tips : To keep clean and ordered sessions on several servers To have a beautiful colored interface To have a fully ...
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What does “virtual consoles” in the ubuntu installer stand for?

I am installing ubuntu server in a vmware vm. In the expert installer there is this question (i guess this is the same in the debian installer): Please enter a space delimited list of virtual ...
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Get all files using FTP via Unix Terminal

Using the FTP command in the Unix terminal I want to download all files / folders from my FTP server. When I use this command: ftp> mget * I get lots of these errors: ftp: Unable to determine ...
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Getting a TTY in a Connectback Shell

I'm often asked by friends to help with small Linux problems, and more often than not I'm required to login to the remote system. Usually there are a lot of issues with making an account and logging ...
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No “Terminal Services” branch in “Group Policy Object Editor”

We have several identical several servers in a hosting company. They run Windows 2003 R2 Std SP2 64bit. The servers are not in a domain. We have recently received a new server with the same ...
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How to display shell content also in other independent terminal window?

One user is working on ssh shell. Root wants to monitor user's actions on root's terminal window. I was thinking about connecting to screen twice. Input and output is required. *cat .bash_history* is ...
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Unwanted ._ files showing up from an SMB share

At work, we all use Macs, and have an SMB fileserver set up. Somehow, weird hidden files have been popping up, particularly when syncing between our Macs and the fileserver. I don't what creates them ...
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Making terminal session on production server look unique [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you make it obvious you are on a production system? I have several terminal windows open and would like to make the terminal session on the production server look ...
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How do I monitor the transfer speed of an interface from a Linux terminal?

I am connecting to a server via SSH, and I'd like to know how fast it's uploading and downloading. Preferably I'd also like to see what is downloading/uploading and the speed for that process. Any ...
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How to change size of remote ssh session in my terminal?

I use the "Terminal" app. for SSH'ing to my Ubuntu VPS. The problem I have is that the width/size of the remote terminal doesn't fill my Terminal app. window, only part. How can I make it fill the ...
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How to view a remote unicode file via ssh?

I have a unicode file that contains Chinese characters. I have a local and a remote copy of it. When I use less on the local file the characters are shown properly: 奥尔德林 However, when I ssh to the ...
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Is there a way to get an xterm to scroll to clear the screen?

I'm working on a Ubuntu Linux machine and I'm looking for a way to get the xterm to scroll when things are cleared rather than clearing the screen and showing the previous contents. This may not make ...
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put a job in the bg and run it?

I know there are two or more ways to run a job and place it in the background. Right now I used ctrl-z to put a scp transfer in the background because I noticed it was going to take a while. How do I ...
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Is there a plugin of the OS X Terminal to display info about the current SSH session?

I would like my Terminal windows in OS X to display the security settings of any ssh tabs I have open, i.e. RSA/DSA, etc.
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Free SSH Client for Nokia S60 (Nokia 5800) / Symbian

I want to ssh-login to linux servers from the road in emergencies. I have a Nokia 5800 phone which runs symbian. I downloaded this telnet/ssh client from Mochasoft ...
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How can I Load Test an application that lives on a terminal server

I have an application that lives on a Windows 2008 Terminal Server. Is there a way I can simulate a bunch of users, 100 for example, logging into the server, and then launching an executable? The ...
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Utility to send a command to multiple terminals?

A while ago when I did a lot more system admining, there was a little utility that would send a command to multiple terminals that I had open. So essentially I could ssh into three different servers, ...
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Shell command to remove files extension

I have a directory with automatically generated files that all end with the .sample extension. I would like to have a way to remove the .sample extension from them all in one terminal command. I ...
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RDP errors out trying to login windows 2008 server SP2

I try to RDP into windows 2008 SP2, box from anything (vista, server 2008, windows 7) and get this error on the login process the terminal connection is currently busy processing a connect, ...
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ps ax | grep java with no wrapping in the terminal?

Is there a way to execute ps ax | grep java without it wrapping on the terminal?
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Regular syslogd clusvcmgrd messages dumped to ALL terminals

Just a few days ago we are suddenly now getting messages like this dumped to every open terminal every couple minutes: Message from syslogd@hartnell at Wed Sep 2 11:15:27 2009 ... hartnell ...
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FreeBSD Virtual consoles hang

I'm running FreeBSD 7.2 on a relatively new Dell Desktop, and when I switch between virtual consoles (ALT-f1, f2 etc) it works the first few times, but then just stops. It doesn't matter which ...
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Send a string to a terminal program

Need to know if one can send a string of commands to a program. The program is called Dynamips, After I launch the program it comes up with "->" The command I want to send to the terminal is "start ...
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Is there a program that uses OSX's Terminal to help manage SSH connection parameters?

My difficulty: I connect to a variety of servers through SSH, sometimes more than 7. Currently I have doing this through OSX's Terminal with shell commands, which works pretty good, except for the ...
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Need simple terminal device for vpn access

I'm looking for a "simple terminal" device that we can use to access the VPN at a client site. Contractors don't get laptops and this client does not allow personal computers to access their network ...
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SSH clients (putty/ZOC/xterm) no longer using tab completion not recognizing arrow keys?

All of a sudden, SSH clients to my web server don't recognize tab for file name completion, and rather insert a physical tab. Also, the arrow keys throw up garbage characters in terminals, rather than ...
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xterm smooth sizing

How do I configure xterm to resize smoothly and not by character increments? Or is there another teminal app that will resize smoothly?