Posts tagged xterm

emacs shortcuts in xterm

posted on 2014-06-26 19:21:35

To have proper working keycodes (alt is alt key and not meta, like it is the default in xterm), do this:

$ cd ~
$ vi .Xresources

and add the following line:

xterm*metaSendsEscape: true

Hit escape key several times, in case you do not know vi/vim. :wq, Enter, done.

A good looking xterminal

posted on 2014-06-19 18:55:25

xterm in its basic form is black on white, has a less comfy font, and no blinking cursor.

To fix these complaints as well as have some other goodies, try:

uxterm -fg white -bg black -bc -j -vb -maximized -fn 9x15

-bc is for proper scrolling behaviour (so not every single line needs an update). -j is a blinking cursor. \ o / -vb is visual bell, so you don't get to hear sounds when reaching the end of a file in less.

xterm is a nice terminal choice, once you realize it is pure speed. uxterm is also provided by the xterm package, but it is also utf8 capable. To enable utf8 in xterm, use the -u8 flag.

Depending on your distribution you use, flags may be missing. On Debian I do miss the -maximized flag, for example.

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