Questions tagged [iterm]

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

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Can set iTerm2 tab colors from teh command line?

I'd like to automatically set a terminal tab's color when certain things happen, like when I run teamocil, ssh or other programs. I know how to watch the .bash_history file. But I don't know how ...
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Open last link on iterm2 console

When using git, I often follow git push origin with CMD-Clicking the link displayed to create a pull request. Is there a way to do this with a keyboard shortcut instead?
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Does there exist a means to use Ranger in iTerm2 and Preview Images with X11 forwarding enabled on an SSH session?

So I am using the ranger terminal application, which is a vi style file browser. I've followed this tutorial to achieve image preview compatibility with the iTerm application. This works very well for ...
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Bash prompt customization not working

I have installed Git Aware Prompt. I have followed the instructions in the project readme file and customised my prompt in ~./bash_profile by adding the following lines: export GITAWAREPROMPT=~/.bash/...
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iTerm2: Non standard characters are differently sized than other characters

Recently I changed iTerm2's default setting so that the default font size is larger when I open it up. However this increased font size only seems to apply to the standard characters. The non standard ...
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Separate zsh histories after restart (iTerm2)

I am running iTerm2 (v 3.2.9) and zsh (v 5.7.1). I normally have 3-4 iTerm tabs opened at the same time and each tab has its own history thanks to the following settings in my .zshrc file SAVEHIST=...
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How do I switch tabs when using iTerm2 with Z shell

How do I switch tabs when using Z shell on iTerm2? I have already tried all the possible key combinations. Here is an image of my current setup: OS: macOS Mojave 10.14.4 (18E226) iTerm2: Build 3.3....
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_complete:96: bad math expression: operand expected at end of string in iTerm and Terminal on Tab kypresses

Mac command line say "bad math expression: operand expected at end of string" Previously asks the question however the solution of restarting my computer has not worked.. I was hoping someone might ...
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iTerm2 not using password for sudo

When attempting to run a command in privileged mode using sudo, iTerm responds by saying that the password is incorrect. I am sure that the password that I entered is correct. What is going wrong? ...
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macOS Terminal.app can't split with Command + D

I installed zsh. When I press Command + D in iTerm2, it could split normally. But when I return to using Terminal.app, I use bash or zsh, it can't split with Command + D, it changed like the ...
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How to find all the available tools in mac terminal?

I am trying to setup a bunch of development projects in my Mac. I have to run various tools like python, ruby, scala, groovy etc. To see if a tool is available I use options like ruby --version. ...
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iTerm2: Open Windows as Tabs

Up until recently, multiple iTerm2 windows showed up as tabs for me, as if they were themselves tabs. That is, I had two tab hierarchies, one for windows (like a super tab) and one for tabs. Here is ...
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iTerm2 : Prevent lines from vim from going into scroll back

I was wondering how I can prevent iTerm2 from saving the output from a vim sessions into the scroll back history? This isn't a feature when you are editing confidential files.
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iTerm2 still opens old shell after Bash upgrade

I tried upgrading my MacOS Bash from 3.2 to the latest version as in this article. It involves installing the latest Bash with Homebrew and then setting the default shell with chsh. However, chsh ...
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iTerm2 no longer putting SSH host in tab title

I recently updated iTerm2 to 3.3.0beta1. I used to see the name of the host I SSH'd to in the tab title. Now all it says is ssh. Any idea how get the previous behavior back?
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How to find out why iTerm2 suddenly wants to access my Calendar?

Out of the blue I am prompted for this permission grant: How can I find out what is triggering this request and why? The last command I ran was du -h -d 1 in /
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iterm3 reverse minimal theme compact style

When my term updated to its latest version (Build 3.3.0beta1), it removed the titlebar from the window. Apparently iTerm's theme is now: minimal. And the default profile window type is: compact But ...
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Why is .bash_history periodically wiped?

This is the second time it's happened. I just tried grep-ing some historical commands and came up empty. a look at my bash history shows that it's practically empty. Like it's been wiped clean. I use ...
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Running a command with access to “System Events.app” granted

I am updating applications installed via Homebrew from command line. iTerm2 requires access to "System Events.app" to be correctly updated, which ends up in a process that is not fully automated and ...
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iTerm in a mode I'm not familiar with. How do I get it back to normal mode

When I am running on the command line using iTerm, it is in a different mode than I'm used to, shown in the images below. When I try to type a command it shows all the previous variations of that ...
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iTerm2 intermittently gets stuck on pasting old clipboard contents

As described in the title: sometimes iTerm2 does not realize that the clipboard has been updated. I have verified the problem were specific to iTerm2 by pasting the newer clipboard contents into ...
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curl not downloading pear.phar on Mac Mojave

i do try to curl -O https://pear.php.net/go-pear.phar but all i got is a log raising the time spent: % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current ...
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How to get rid of a beep in iterm2 on `backward-word`

I'm using zsh in iterm2. I've set: bindkey "[D" backward-word for option+left to skip a word back. While it works, I also get a terminal beep every time I do it and I'm not sure where is it coming ...
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How can I get iTerm out of fullscreen mode?

I must have hit some keystrokes which got me stuck in full screen mode and there are no resize icons when you over mouse at top of screen even though the task bar shows up. How do I get out of full ...
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iTerm2 how to get autocomplete through tab key

In my terminal I can press tab key to autocomplete dir names etc but I can't do this in iTerm2. Is there any way to do that in iterm2? I'm using bash. I know cmd ; shows autocomplete but I'd like to ...
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How to render a specific character as transparent in terminal

I'm looking for a way of rendering a single character / escape sequence as transparent in iTerm2 or, if there is one, any other terminal emulator. With transparent I mean that it should show the ...
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Simple AppleScript exporting to Application does not work

I have created a simple script that takes some parameters as input, opens a new iTerm2 window and executes them. The script is fairly simple: on run argv set argList to {} repeat with arg ...
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Terminal broken.

I am having an issue and I have no clue what I should be searching to fix it. Not experienced enough. I have zsh and probably other things I installed many years ago while making the terminal more my ...
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Two red lines/bars in iTerm2 window and error message about session ending, what is going on here?

I've been experimenting with threading and running bits of python from iTerm in MacOS yesterday. Today I opened iTerm and two windows opened, one with thick red lines inside it. I received a Warning ...
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Removing a file from a protected folder in Mojave

Background I am trying to remove Sound Flower from my Mac. I found some relative files in 3 places. I removed 2 of them but the third one is in a folder that will not allow me to remove it. ...
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How to reset iTerm2 Window/Tab Title when disconnecting from remote host? [duplicate]

I have my bash_profile on my Mac and the remote computers I connect to setup to automatically put the hostname in the window's (or tab's) title area. A bash shell on my local machine A remote host ...
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iTerm How to auto focus REPL?

I'm running on the latest version of iTerm and I'm using a vim plugin (https://github.com/noahfrederick/vim-laravel) that fires up a REPL with the command: :Console However, I have to focus the new ...
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iTerm2 - Accessibility and Full Disk Access

Just installed iTerm2 and it asked me change some settings in Security & Privacy of macOS. At the moment I gave "Full Disk Access". Under "Accessibility" I see iTerm2 listed but without the ...
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iterm2 : using `clear` to demarcate different portions of screen in terminal scrollback

I run programs that generate a lot of output. In Terminal.app, if I typed clear twice, it would enter a terminal's height of white space in the scroll back output. This makes it easier look through ...
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How to open multiple iTerm2 tab with admin privilege

So I have an executable program in my /usr/local/bin/ called myApp. I need to run multiple myApp processes in new iTerm2 tabs with sudo. The file structure is like this: --myFolder ----v1 ----v2 ---...
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How do you change colour scheme between *panes* inside iTerm2 + oh-my-zsh?

I have seen a lot of solutions that allow changing of tab colour upon remote accessing into a server (see for example: https://gist.github.com/wadey/1140259 and many more). What I want is to change ...
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iTerm2 shortcut for deleting selected

I've set some shortcuts in iTerm2, but I cannot find how to set MS Windows style cut functionality. I want to select some text (which I am able to) and then cut/past it somewhere else. I want also to ...
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Difference in font rendering between iTerm and Terminal.app

I've just installed iTerm 3.2.0. I'm using default settings and noticed that fonts look slightly different, compared to Terminal.app. A bit thinner, and glyph heights (or maybe distances between lines)...
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iTerm2 - Split vertically with same command history

Is it possible to have same history of commands when I split window vertically in iTerm2 with Command + D as in current window? For example history command shows different list of commands, looks ...
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iTerm2 - Split vertically with current profile with same working directory

When splitting vertically with current profile by using the keyboard shortcut, Command + D, is it possible for the new iTerm2 window to have the same working directory as the current one? By default, ...
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How can I find which Control-Command keys are mapped to particular programs?

I am using iTerm2 under High Sierra 10.13.6. iTerm2 lets me assign Control-Command key combos to particular actions. This mostly works fine, but at least two of these do nothing: Control-Command-B and ...
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How to avoid unselect file dialog when pressing minus sign in Midnight commander on macOS

When I try to type a minus character (e.g. open -a TextEdit) in the MC subshell, instead of minus the Unselect dialog pops up. I'm using iTerm2 and Midnight commander via Homebrew.
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Iterm2 Window goes to back when switching desktops

When a non-fullscreen iterm window is opened and the desktop is switched, the iterm window goes to the back, behind any open windows in the screen. Is there a way to keep the iterm window on top when ...
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Terminal command and Broken Pipe

I use the iTerm terminal a lot and occasionally I'll run a script with an "exit" in it. When that statement executes I get 2 orange horizontal lines drawn the width of my iTerm window with the message ...
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macOS terminal: quick way to edit command options after bash/zsh autocomplete

The issue I use autocomplete from history a lot whether that's with up-arrow or typing the first few letters and completing the whole command including all arguments (options and others) with right-...
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iTerm2: Option + Number (0..9) key not working

I have a German keyboard layout and need e.g. Option+7 to write a pipe (|). Option+Letter (Letter=a..z) works fine, but Option+Number (Number=0..9) is not producing anything. However, if I press ...
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Bash history not initially remembered with iterm2

I've got an annoying problem with iterm2 not remembering my history when I close out a terminal window. I'm not sure if it might be my .bash_profile config or what. Here is what is happening: 1) ...
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iTerm Double Click Text Selection

I recently installed iTerm on both my Mac Pro & MacBook Pro and the text selection behavior is different on both the machines. Consider the following line in terminal: /Users/user/basic/...
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Make iTerm2 read profile from file, from the CLI?

I want to make iTerm have these values set: - Load preferences from a custom folder or URL - Save changes to folder when iTerm quits And I want to set them from a CLI command (no GUI, no clicks). ...
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Terminal and iTerm appear to be partially opening in zsh

I recently installed Julia on my iMac running High Sierra. Julia seems to want to run in the Z-shell whereas I normally use bash. I haven't run Julia today but my Term2 windows are screwed up since ...