xterm is the standard terminal emulator for the X Window System.

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Cygwin X start up config file location

I can't find the config file I need to modify for my install of Xwin via Cygwin. Currently when X loads it fires off and Xterm window. Essentially all I want to do is comment out/delete this line ...
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programmatic access to current xterm background color

I would like to setup the prompt colors in .bashrc depending on the colors it is using for foreground and background. For example, blue prompt if background is light and beige if it is dark. Is there ...
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True middle click on Mac trackpad under Leopard

The answers here: How to "middle-click" on new macbooks seem to give solutions that work for older versions of OSX, and one works for Snow Leopard. But none of them seem to work for ...
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How can I change the color of xterm titlebar?

I want to automatically change the color of my xterm titlebar. I would like to put code into my .bashrc so that the color changes automatically (say depending on the directory I am in). I know how to ...
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xterm -title “test” doesnt work in Ubuntu 8.04

i am trying to set a title ("test") on the window I am opening with xterm (xterm -title "test"). It isn't working. How can I fix this?
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PuTTY or xterm for Mac?

I am using a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.5. I am new to this development environment, and previously worked on Windows. Are there similar tools on Mac like PuTTY or xterm used on Linux/Windows ...
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WMII Terminal Width of 80 Columns for xterm (colrules)

I'm trying to get WMII to split horizontally at 80 columns for xterm, but I'm only seeing a way to do this via percentage. It would be nice to be able to set it by something other than percentage for ...
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Config files for xterm

Is there any config files for xterm for default settings? For example, on my system, xterm start with black text on white background, and I want it the other way around. I can do it by starting it ...
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How can I invoke a function in bash shell script

I just wonder the distinction calling the function between $(one_function) and one_function in bash shell script. When I set the variable PS1 in ~/.bashrc, I can't invoke the function by one_func ...
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How can I automatically update the title in an xterm running screen?

This is a bit of a followup to this question. I'm working in tcsh within GNU screen in an xterm. I have the following in my .cshrc: alias res_t 'xtset -t %h:%d "(%u:%g)" %e' # reset titlebar ...
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Problem with single quotes in man pages

When I ssh into my Debian Lenny server and open a man page, single quotes appear to be messed up. Example from the man page of apt-get: If no package matches the given expression and the ...
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How can I enable xterm 256 in ubuntu 8.04?

How can xterm 256 be enabled in ubuntu 8.04? I was able to get that working in 9.10, but not 8.04.
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How do you change the default TERM value set at console login (Ubuntu)?

The $TERM shell value in Ubuntu defaults to "xterm" for a console login. How can I change it so it defaults to "xterm-color"? I'm asking because it looks like this is the easiest way to turn-on the ...
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How to navigate in OpenSolaris without a mouse?

I have a machine with OpenSolaris. After I have logged in, it seams like I have to use a mouse to start an xterm console (or some other application). How can I navigate in the graphical environment ...
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Get back position in X11 in OSX?

I use Mac OSX. When launch X11 this open a xterm. how I can automatically locate xterm in a specific position every time I open X11? (centered on the screen)
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Terminal IRC client with xterm-256color support

irssi doesn't support 256 colors. WeeChat doesn't support 256 colors. BitchX doesn't support 256 colors. And yet vim, my text editor, supports 256 colors. Am I missing a secret fork of one of the ...
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Capturing and parsing xterm cut buffer in emacs

I'd like to make an indirect control for Emacs (in Ubuntu Linux) so that I can swipe some text in an xterm with the cursor, cutting it into the X cut buffer, then run a macro in Emacs to parse the ...
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xrdb -load ~/.Xdefaults cpp: too many input files

Question: Why doesn't this work? Note: # cat ~/.Xdefaults XTerm*background: black XTerm*foreground: white XTerm*highlightColor: red XTerm*highlightSelection: true # xrdb -load ~/.Xdefaults ...
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How to change default fonts for a shell?

How to change default fonts for a shell ? Is this same as changing fonts for xTerm. I am using JeOS, would like change the fonts, as all of the work i do is in terminal. Second i would prefer if i can ...
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Is There Any Danger in Closing a Parent Xterm Shell with an Active Child?

When I log into my unix servers, I get an xterm window and usually open several more from that initial one. Is there any danger in closing the first window but keeping the children windows open?
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GNU screen fails to resize with Snow Leopard xterm

I use 120x80 xterms under X11 (which I start via xterm -geometry 120x80). I also use some constantly running GNU screen sessions on a couple of different hosts -- both local to the mac and on some ...
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How do I make XTerm not use bold?

I like using XTerm, I like its default "fixed" font, and I like using terminal colors rather than having a monochromatic terminal. However, XTerm seems to insist on using a bold version of the font ...