1. NapoleonWils0n

    Solved st terminal convert terminfo to termcap

    I built the suckless st terminal from source, but the makefile use tic to add the st.info file to the terminfo.db which freebsd doesnt use Freebsd uses termcap.db which means the st terminal has odd behavior especially with ncurses apps like newsboat and ncmpc because the termcap.db doesnt...
  2. A

    Backspace doesn't remove utf-8 multibyte characters on console

    In FreeBSD 12.1 backspace in terminal only deletes one byte of multibyte character. For example: # cat > /tmp/test tы<backspace>t # cat /tmp/test t�t # hexdump -C /tmp/test 74 d1 74 0a Where 'ы' is a russian letter (D18B in hexadecimal form). You may see that only second byte of multibyte...
  3. z3R0

    Shell compare multiple files against one base file (diff?)

    Hi! I'm trying to compare one base config file to 500 other config files and wanted some help. Are there any command line tools that are built to solve this specific problem or perl/python? I don't think diff was built for this. I'd appreciate any help! Thanks!
  4. Y

    mlterm package compile options

    Hi, I have recently installed mlterm on my system since it's the best (if not the only) terminal emulator with decent Arabic/RTL support (tried urxvt, but it doesn't play well with Arabic). I use mlterm because my main IRC client is irssi and mlterm works nicely with that in terms of Arabic...
  5. vermaden

    HOWTO: Ghost in the Shell - Part 4

    I would like to share HOWTO in Ghost in the Shell series about efficient working in the UNIX shell environment. Ghost in the Shell - Part 4 https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2019/03/15/ghost-in-the-shell-part-4/ Regards, vermaden
  6. C

    How to change background color of FreeBSD terminal

    Hi all, I am not able to find out the exact solution of how can I change the background color of the FreeBSD terminal. I wanted to know if there is any command (similar to setterm in linux) in FreeBSD by which we can change background/foreground terminal colors. Any alternative of the...
  7. D

    Unreadable text during installation FreeBSD.

    I am just installing FreeBSD 11.2 and the text on the screen is cut and shifted. After installation (enter, enter, enter because you can not see anything), too. The remote terminal is ok, but there is no root privilege. How to change the text resolution of the terminal? (old cheap Fujitsu laptop)
  8. B

    Solved Salutations, and Can't get to text console using Alt+Ctrl+F1-F8

    First of all, hello to all members and the FreeBSD staff. First time here, I'm bruno from italy, a FreeBSD addicted (but also to other BSDs and micro-kernel architectures like Minix, and hybrid microkernel-BSD likes such as MacOsX), and a software programmer unemployed at the moment. Thank you...
  9. vermaden

    HOWTO: Ghost in the Shell - Part 3

    I would like to share HOWTO in Ghost in the Shell series about efficient working in the UNIX shell environment. Ghost in the Shell - Part 3 https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2018/09/15/ghost-in-the-shell-part-3/ Regards, vermaden
  10. vermaden

    HOWTO: Ghost in the Shell - Part 2

    I would like to share HOWTO in Ghost in the Shell series about efficient working in the UNIX shell environment. Ghost in the Shell - Part 2 https://vermaden.wordpress.com/2018/07/08/ghost-in-the-shell-part-2/
  11. DriverBuilder

    Semicolon not prining in Terminal

    I cannot type semicolon character in Terminal. However I can type it in browsers, editors(Vim, gedit). System configuration: 11.1-RELEASE, amd-64, Gnome 3 desktop How to solve this problem?
  12. clawhammer

    Solved How do I get started with graphics on the terminal?

    I am looking to make an old school style game such as NES games like super mario or elevator action. I've been searching around the internet for programming graphics on the terminal on unix but I haven't seen anything that I think is what I need. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to get...
  13. clawhammer

    Emacs: how to go back after clicking a link in the help files?

    I've been reading these and got a bit done but I noticed I dont know how to go back after clicking a link to another section. C^x left or right just switches through window buffers. It seems clicking a link doesnt open a new buffer or window. Is there a way to go back without C^h -r and finding...
  14. clawhammer

    Solved learned about /etc/profile and ~/.profile files; what else?

    Can anyone recommend what other files like these I should read about that would help me understand whats going on in the console better? Using the bash shell. I'm a beginner. Thanks. EDIT:________________ Thanks for all the suggestions.
  15. poorandunlucky


    Anybody else uses it? I found it not long ago when trying to find a good terminal emulator besides XFCE's Terminal... It's kind of the console in video games, you press F12 (default), and it slides down from the top of the screen. I just thought I'd let people know this exists... (If you...
  16. A

    Cannot open /etc/termcap ... dvtm in csh ...

    I have never had a problem running dvtm on FreeBSD ... it just works. However, newer versions of FreeBSD (10.x and 11.x) and current versions of dvtm (0.15) will not work together at all ... My environment before dvtm looks like this: TERM=xterm-256color SHELL=/bin/csh When I start dvtm with...
  17. sidetone

    Solved ttys commenting out question

    In /etc/ttys, is it secure to comment out terminals I don't use, than to turn it off, and mark them "insecure"? This is what I have, and the argument lines commented out also work without the #. # name getty type status comments ... console none...
  18. A

    Disable auto-scroll in XTerm

    I see claims that XTerm is incapable of not jumping to the prompt when new output is going in or when the user presses a key. I have the solution, and is indeed a problem of letter case in the .Xdefaults or .Xresources file. To achieve the desired behaviour add this to your .Xdefaults or...
  19. JazzSinatra

    TTY, Shell, prompt, terminal?

    This is probably a noob question, but I have wondered for some time the difference between TTY and terminal like rxvt-unicode or Xterm (and less shell). Is TTY just a virtual device which runs terminal emulator like rxvt-unicode which runs shell like sh or bash? If I have a freshly installed...
  20. K

    How to connect to the Internet via 3g modem in the FreeBSD terminal ?

    I installed FreeBSD, but it does not have a default GUI ! I have to install it myself ! I watched a lot of videos about installing the GUI in FreeBSD, and there all the video authors install it by connecting to the Internet via wifi-router, but to connect to the Internet I have only a 3g modem...