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iTerm is a third party replacement for the built-in Terminal application.

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Opening a default amount of panes with default sizes in iTerm2

I am making the switch from VSCode to NeoVim and have finished setting up NeoVim. However, I am now trying to set it up so that whenever I open iTerm2 it launches a two vertically split panes. The ...
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Control-Option-<arrow> hotkey not working in tmux

I'm using tmux over iTerm2 in Mac OS 12.5. I have such directives in tmux config file: # resizing panes using Ctrl-Alt-arrows without prefix bind -n C-M-Up resize-pane -U 2 bind -n C-M-Down resize-...
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how to make the macOS terminal to use proxy

When I am using iterm in macOS 12.4, need the terminal also could use proxy. I have already set the system proxy to use sockets. this works fine in Google Chrome, and in macOS termimal, I changed the ...
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How to open text files in Vim (iTerm2) by double-clicking on their names in Finder?

I would like to open certain files in Vim (iTerm2) when I double-click on them in Finder (similar to this question) The following snippet I found on this website gets most of the job done on run {...
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Delete key doesn't work in vim insert mode

I am using vim on a Mac in iterm2 and an external Windows style keyboard. I would like to use the Del key to forward delete like it normally would on a text editor. However, when I press the Del key ...
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iTerm - Moving back and forward one word is including dash

I am wondering is this a M1 vs Intel issue. I reset both iTerms (on my two machines) to factory and I have tried both setting up Profile > Keys > Key Mappings and Keys > Key Bindings to Send ...
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Operation not permitted when accessing Downloads folder

When I try to ls the ~/Downloads folder on my mac I get a ls: Downloads: Operation not permitted error. My user does have rwx permissions on the folder. I can look at the folder just fine in finder. I ...
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How can I simulate typing on a keyboard when pasting from buffer

I'm recording a screencast involving iTerm demo. During the demo I want to type some commands. Since it's hard to type them for real, I just copy them from a text file and paste them into iTerm. It ...
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iTerm+ssh mouse actions suddenly showing text instead

Basically what the title says. Something changed and I can't figure out what, and I made a new iTerm profile. When I do anything with my mouse in an ssh connection in iTerm (scrolling, trying to ...
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update iterm2 title with SSH User & Hostname

How can I get iTerm2 to update the title of each tab with the User & Hostname of the remote SSH host? currently the best I can achieve is “ssh user@hostname” and with multiple tabs this makes it ...
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How to store broadcast settings for iTerm2 arrangements

I moved from Ubuntu to Mac OS lately and I used terminator console with split screen and broadcast function. Terminator is not supported on Mac so i switched to iTerm2. It can do something similar, ...
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System Keyboard Shortcuts don't work in iTerm2/Terminal for Mission Control

Using macOS Monterey 12.4 and have this shortcut set for Mission Control: I have changed the Move left/right a space and activated these shortcuts. I also have Karabiner Elements, but it doesn't ...
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iTerm2 scrolling acceleration / speed

When scrolling with ⌘ + Up, is it possible to increase the scrolling speed or enable scrolling acceleration (speed goes up as the keys are held)?
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iterm2 split pane - type simultaneously in both split windows

I am using iterm2. I would like to issue a command in one of the split pane windows and get that executed in the other split pane window session as well. How can I do this?
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python shell becomes unusable after suspend (ctrl-Z) and 'fg' command

When I suspend python with ctrl+Z and try to get it back with fg, I cannot use the python interactive command prompt anymore. Pressing the Enter key produces ^M on the screen, Esc produces ^[ and even ...
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set iTerm tab title to current folder + last command

I followed these directions to set my tab titles to the operating folder: https://gist.github.com/phette23/5270658?permalink_comment_id=3020766#gistcomment-3020766 This is pretty cool… now my tab is ...
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Most homebrew installed commands outputs "zsh: killed"

When I type brew, I get the output: zsh: killed brew Writing out the whole path still gives the same output, so it doesn't seem like a path problem. Furthermore, running /bin/bash gives the ...
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Scrolling issue in vim after switch to iterm2

On my MacBook (Monterey 12.3.1), I recently switched from the standard terminal to iterm2. However, I noticed some strange behavior when using vim in the new terminal. If I scrolled to the top of ...
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Touch ID window for sudo doesn't get focus when opened from iTerm

I enabled Touch ID for sudo using pam_tid.so, the problem is whenever I run a sudo command in iTerm, the Touch ID window opens but it is not focused, like this: and holding my finger on the touch ...
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Is it possible to set a per-profile HISTFILE in iTerm2?

Let's say I have a "Work" profile in iTerm2 and want to set a different HISTFILE for this profile, called .zsh_history_work, so that I don't see my work commands showing up in my regular ...
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My PS1 Customized Terminal Prompt doesn't work on MacOS [duplicate]

I moved from Windows and my customized terminal prompt doesn't work anymore, I'm trying to figure out the reason for that. It's not working in iTerm2 or RoyalTSX or Terminal. On windows: export PS1=&...
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How do I make searching unique per application or window?

I have iTerm2 and Chrome open. In iTerm2 I press Cmd+F to search for "###". Then in Chrome I search for something on the page using Cmd+F like the word "event" When I go back to ...
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option+left and option+right skip special characters

So I have a new Mac M1 I'm trying to set up the terminal as it was in my previous system. The problem now is that when using option+arrow (left or right) it jumps to the next space character instead ...
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Can't type tilde on iterm2

I try to type the left option key and n for typing ~ on my iterm2 but it doesn't work. When I do the same with the right Option key I can type a ~. After it I can type ~ with the left Option key until ...
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Debugging phantom zsh process

Every once in a while (once a week?) I noticed that my mac's fans are spinning full speed. When I investigate my processes on activity monitor I notice a zsh process consuming near 100% on the cpu. ...
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Iterm2 newline when very long command is typed into terminal

I'm just installed iTerm and I have a problem, when very long commands are cut. I want them the cut part to go to the new line. What setting should I tweak? Thanks!
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Natural Text Editing is not working in iTerm2

I've seen dozens of articles that talk about making terminal life better by switching to iTerm2 and then turning on "Natural Text Editing" under Profile > Keys. Then you can use the ...
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iterm2 execute commands at window restoration?

Is there anyway to execute certain command at window restoration? I have a few tabs saved as my window arrangement?
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Is there a way to set the path to the iTerm preferences folder directly from the shell?

So I know that you can set the path to the URL or folder for your preferences using the following path in iTerm2: General > Preferences > 'Load preferences from a custom folder or URL' but can ...
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iTerm2 clear screen except actual command

In iTerm2 cmd + K clears the complete screen. Is there a way to use this during a running command, so that everything gets delete except the current command and it's output?
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iTerm2: Duplicate tab opens in a different directory

When I duplicate the tab, instead of opening it in the same directory, it opens up in a new directory that is not even home. I am assuming it's remembering the previous session but how do I make the ...
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how to resize terminal.app's window pixelwise?

Terminal.app's window size always fit the rows and columns of its content, which make it impossible to maximize the window (always leaving a gap). I know iterm.app has an option regarding this. Can I ...
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iTerm2 I want to list a directory and navigate its content with the arrow keys

I wonder if it is at all possible when I list a directory using say ls -1, I would like to use the up & down keys to navigate the folder documents and open them when I hit Enter. I've been ...
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How do I debug zsh when startup performance is slow?

I'm using Z shell inside iTerm2 every time I open up a new window or a new tab it takes around 8 - 9 seconds to load. I found some information on how to debug zsh. I came across this Speeding Up My ...
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In iTerm how can I close a shell session when the running command finishes?

I open some iTerm2 sessions via ttab. I start these session for textual UI commands like top or commands which might run for a long time like cp -r <large-dir> <backup-location>. After the ...
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"client_global_hostkeys_private_confirm: server gave bad signature for RSA key 0" - SSH error - MacOS 12

I'm getting the error client_global_hostkeys_private_confirm: server gave bad signature for RSA key 0 during a ssh connection on the command line when the target host is known (already saved to the ...
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How can I resize panes in iTerm2 using keyboard shortcuts [closed]

How can I resize panes in iTerm2 using keyboard shortcuts
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How to make iTerm2 record session longer than 2 minutes?

I would like to review my iTerm2 recordings later on for reference, but I find that they only last a maximum of two minutes. Is there an option to make them last for the duration of the entire session,...
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iTerm2 always prefer tab instead of new window when running script from Finder

When I double click a script from Finder or desktop, a new iTerm window is opened instead of tab. I never want a second iTerm window, how do I set it? (To be clear, I prefer tabs, not the opposite.) ...
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Missing files from ZSH config

Have been experiencing some issues after installing NVM and was/ still am getting errors related to oh-my-zsh and powerlevel10k. At first, I was getting the following from pl10k: [WARNING]: Console ...
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How to remap left-arrow (←) key to ctrl in MacOS or iTerm2?

On a 2017 MacBook Pro 15", I want symmetry in my three modifier keys (ctrl, option, cmd), i.e. what's available to my right hand would be mirror-symmetrical to what's available to my left. The ...
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Python 3.9 does not find packages that work with Python 3.8

I have a hard time understanding how Python is installed on my Mac. Not sure if it is important, but I have a Macbook Pro with an M1 Pro chip and come from years of using Linux with a package-manager ...
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problem with ls in ~/Downloads directory [duplicate]

How can I fix the broken ls command in the ~/Download directory in macOS? ~/Downloads  ls  ✔  at 02:01:06 PM ls: .: Operation not permitted
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Iterm2 Text Stacking on Itself

I cannot figure out how to fix my iterm2 window. The text is simply overlapping itself when the window is anything except maxed out: Of course, I can't use iterm2 like this, so fixing would be great. ...
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Command not found: /usr/local/bin/zsh

I uninstall homebrew on a Mac Mini M1 to reinstall it. After opening a terminal to run the install shell script, the terminal produces the following output and becomes unusable. [Command not found: /...
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iterm2 badge keeps disappearing

Using iTerm2 Build 3.50beta4 and macOS Monterey noticed that the badge in the window keeps disappearing. It seems to only appear when resizing the window and only while ssh'd into a remote server. ...
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In iTerm2, I can't run `ls` with both -a and -w flags. When I just run `ls`, I get columns, but when I run `ls -a`, it's all just in a single column

I'm transferring from Terminal to iTerm2 and am trying to set up my shortcuts. The problem is that when I run ls -a, everything is in one column whereas if I just run ls, it shows up in several ...
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How to disable FN+ARROW shortcut in iTerm2

Whenever I press FN+ARROW (left or right) while in iTerm2, I get the following characters: ~ ❯ 0C0C0C0D0D0D0C0C0D0D 0C appears when I click FN+LEFT and 0D appears for FN+RIGHT. How to disable it?
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Programs don't show up in jobs if I start them in the background with a shell script

I want to launch a three programs (2x streamlit, 1x python) in the background with a shell script: #!/bin/sh cd /Users/mc/src/crypto/ || exit streamlit run dashboard.py & streamlit run ...
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Getting extra character when copy string to iTerm

I'm using iTerm and when when pasting some string I've just copied from the terminal command prompt, I get some extra characters on prefix and suffix that match 00~ and 01~ respectively. I.e. I've ...
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