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

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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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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 ...
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Key binding in iTerm2

I am trying to bind a shortcut to perform cut command in iTerm2. Obviously, cut is bound to Cmd + x, but I would also like it to be bound to Ctrl + w. I did this easily for paste by going to iTerm2 → ...
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Window opens but immediately disappears. This happens with multiple apps

Recently, I've run into problems with Notes, Mail, Messages, and iTerm. All of these are in my dock along with several other apps. Normally if I click on one of these it opens and works fine. ...
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iterm2 first tab transparency differs from default

I set up iTerm2 colours/backgrounds, however the first tab is always "lighter" (i.e. more transparent) than all the other tabs. When I set transparency in the profiles, I can see every tab except the ...
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How to stop iTerm2 closing tabs on error? [duplicate]

iTerm2 always closes the tab/window on error. By contrast, Terminal keeps it open so you can view the error. How can I prevent iTerm2 from automatically closing the tab/window on error?
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Shift+tab no longer works on terminal

I have a 2017 MacBook Pro Retina 13", running the latest version of macOS. I use Iterm + zhsrc as terminal configuration but a few weeks ago my shortcut Alt + Tab stopped working. If I'm executing ...
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Windows won't open from Mac Dock

I use iTerm a lot and keep the app in the dock. When I first start iTerm, it brings up a terminal window. If I minimize its window I expect to be able to click on iTerm in dock to bring the iTerm ...
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Generic exit function for iTerm2

I've recently begun to use iTerm2 instead of the macOS Terminal application and I'm really happy with it. I'm very used to use to exit command to close the instance that currently has focus. With ...
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Using i2cssh with highSierra

I have the latest i2cssh installed dmanna-a01:Downloads dmanna$ brew info i2cssh i2cssh: stable 1.3, HEAD https://github.com/djui/i2cssh /usr/local/Cellar/i2cssh/1.3 (5 files, 6.5KB) * Built from ...
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Whole word search in less?

How can I do a whole word search in less? Per this post on a unix/linux forum you can use regex 'whole word' markers \<word\> but that doesn't seem to work for me on macOS 10.13.4 (17E202) in ...
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How can I set the iTerm2 window title to be the same no matter which pane is selected?

I'm aware that the iTerm2 window title can be set with echo -ne "\033]0;"Title goes here"\007" but that appears to only set the title for a single pane. When I switch panes, the window title is ...
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iTerm2: Notice about PHP7.1

Every time I open a new iTerm2 window is shown the following warning: Warning: Use php@7.1 instead of deprecated homebrew/php/php71 Anyone can help me out please? I've uninstalled PHP, and ...
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Force language change on focus into terminal

Is there any way of forcing input language set to default one on terminal/iterm focus? Basically what I want to achieve is setting current keyboard input language to English on switching back from ...
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Can I modify iTerm window titles for some but not all running commands?

I was looking for a solution to auto set custom title in the terminal based on what command is being run on the current terminal. So, rather than java showing in many tabs - I'd love to have it pick ...
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Make iTerm2 window history larger

In iTerm2 3.1.5 on macOS High Sierra, I want to be able see more of my history as I scroll. Currently the scroll history is not enough for me. How can I increase the amount of data history I see while ...
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How in IRSSI can I switch channels? CTRL + number doesn't work

I just installed irssi using Brew in High Sierra. Using iTerm 2, I can't figure out how to change windows (channels). Pressing CTRL 2 for example doesn't take me to channel 2 like it would on an Linux ...
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iTerm is not using any config files when invoked for ssh

What I want to do: open an iTerm window/tab, and ssh to some remote system. On that remote system, I need the following exports to be "effective": export LANG="C" export LC_ALL="C" When I open that ...
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How to keep terminal window open in AppleScript after end tell?

I have this osascript with a command tell application "iTerm2" create window with default profile command "uwm" end tell Now the iTerm window closes at end tell but I want to keep iTerm window ...
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Creating aliases for iTerm 2

I use numerous aliases set at a given UNIX environment. For example my current fish shell under OSX have these below gm -> git merge dk -> docker kill and so on. Now the challenge is I use iTerm 2 ...
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Terminal Closes Immediately

I accidentally deleted some files from my Applications directory. I don't recall exactly what but some of them included the Cellar directory. Now, each time I try to open the terminal, it opens the ...
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status line in iterm integrated with tmux

I was trying to set the iTerm and tmux integration and found that panes could be displayed as iTerm2 window splits, if I run tmux -CC. But there is a problem, this 'simulation' of tmux does not have ...
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Mac Terminal: Delete a word at time

In iTerm2, if I type /one/two/three/four/five and now if I want to delete five and write another string, then how do I delete the word five ? If I use CTRL + W, it deletes the entire command all the ...
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How to change screensaver user name and/or iterm2 top bar name on mac [duplicate]

I am new to macbook pro. A few weeks ago I bought used macbook pro. I tried to change user name and it looks somewhat well. But when I open my iterm2, something that I don't want is wroten(MBP085ui). ...
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iTerm2 shell integration isn't working

I am using iTerm2 3.0.15 beta on Sierra. I have had shell integration installed since many months ago. At some point, shell integration stopped working. (I'm not very observant; I just noticed it at ...
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Shortcut to move one character iterm2

How to move the cursor one character forward in iterm2? I can move one character backward with ^b. I tried ^f but instead of moving one character forward, it scroll through command history from the ...
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iTerm2 command line configuration

Is there a way to configure iTerm2 preferences from the command line? I am specifically looking to automate setting the Key preferences, for instance configuring escape codes to be sent when certain ...
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How can I make sudo in 2 tabs ask for the password only once?

I have a script to automate starting a few servers on the terminal. These are server processes of the software I am developing. They can be recompiled and changed multiple times a day. The binaries ...
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iTerm opens instead of default web browser when links clicked in Apple Mail

Clicking on links in Apple Mail (http or https, doesn't matter), opens a new iTerm 2 terminal session instead of my default browser. I can't figure it out. Weirdly, iTerm.app shows up as a potential ...
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iTerm not showing colors for directories/folders

I have tried solutions in various places (including here but there are still no color in my iTerm. I have these lines in my .bash_profile: export CLICOLOR=1 export LSCOLORS=cxfxdxdxhxegedabagacad ...
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Can one create an iTerm / Terminal (MacOSX) Secure session?

I use iTerm for doing things such as creating passwords by selecting random words from /usr/dict. I prefix the commands with a space so they aren't saved in the shell history. I discovered to my ...
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Stop iTerm2 from using disk (disk cannot be ejected)

How can stop iTerm2 from using the mounted disk I cd'd into? Sometimes, even when i cd out, it's still blocking the disk. I have to ⌘-Q the entire program which is very irritating. It's just idling ...
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How can I disable the bell icon/emoji from the title bar in iTerm2?

I find it annoying and get no use from it. Here's a picture of what I'm talking about: