20 Sep

Better looking xterm

To have a default better looking xterm, create the file .Xresources file in your home, to do so, as user on a terminal:

cd; touch .Xresources

Then add the bellow to this created file(.Xresources):

*xterm*background: #101010
*xterm*foreground: #d0d0d0
*xterm*cursorColor: #d0d0d0
*xterm*color0: #101010
*xterm*color1: #960050
*xterm*color2: #66aa11
*xterm*color3: #c47f2c
*xterm*color4: #30309b
*xterm*color5: #7e40a5
*xterm*color6: #3579a8
*xterm*color7: #9999aa
*xterm*color8: #303030
*xterm*color9: #ff0090
*xterm*color10: #80ff00
*xterm*color11: #ffba68
*xterm*color12: #5f5fee
*xterm*color13: #bb88dd
*xterm*color14: #4eb4fa
*xterm*color15: #d0d0d0

*xterm*ScrollBar: false
*xterm*loginShell: true
*xterm*saveLines: 2000
*xterm*charClass: 33:48,35:48,37:48,43:48,45-47:48,64:48,95:48,126:48
*xterm*termName: xterm-color
*xterm*eightBitInput: false
*xterm*colorBDMode: true
*xterm*colorBD: rgb:fc/fc/fc
*xterm*faceName: Liberation Mono:size=12:antialias=false

A login/logou may be required.

Other usefull tip is, add to your .bashrc:

alias xterm=’xterm -fn 7×13 -fa “Liberation Mono:size=12:antialias=false”‘

Quite simple right?, remember, you are in Linux, so play around – find the setting that suits you at best.

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