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

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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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Leave xterm open after task is complete

I have an automated test that I run with the xterm -e command: xterm -e RunMyTests At the end of the test-run, it prints out a summary of the results and some statistics to stdout. I'd like to ...
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How can I change the colors of my xterm using Ansi escape sequences?

I would like to change the colors (background, font, foreground) of my xterm from the commandline. I've heard that this can be done using ANSI escape sequences. If this is possible: How is it ...
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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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How do I get the numpad to work in vim using iterm2 on osx with term=xterm?

My numpad works in iterm2 (bash), but it inserts characters instead of numbers in insert mode for vim. How can I get vim to recognise the correct escape codes. I have tried editing the escape codes ...
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Vim enable mouse scroll only - not cursor positioning

I want to enable the mouse wheel for scrolling like ^e and ^y do. I don't want clicking in a buffer to move the cursor though, so :set mouse=a does not help me. Reason is that I have a bunch of gui ...
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How do I prevent Cygwin's XWin Server automatically starting xterm?

Whenever I start Cygwin's X server using the "XWin Server" link in my Start menu, or by running startxwin from a Cygwin shell, I automatically get an xterm window appearing, which I neither want nor ...
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Missing glyphs in Terminus font, how to setup a fallback font?

Most of my work happens in a terminal, so I need a clear, readable font. I've settled a while ago on Terminus (http://sourceforge.net/projects/terminus-font/), which works wonders for me. I added ...
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How to change background/foreground color on “all” existing terminals

I am looking for a command line way to change the background & foreground colors of all open terminal (and also for any new terminal, the new settings should be applied). Using something like ...
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Distinguishing local and remote access in shell (TERM-related)

My default TERM is xterm-color. I would like it to be xterm-256color when I am working on my machine locally, but if I ssh to it I want to have it be xterm-color. How do I distinguish these two cases? ...
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How to increase default xterm buffer size

I understand to create a new xterm with 1000 buffer size I can do xterm -sl 1000 &. How would I do this by default for all xterms? If this cannot be done, how do I do it for the current xterm? It ...
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How to get TrueType fonts to display in xterm from a .Xresources file?

I'm trying to get a decent (read: not standard X11 load set) font for using xterm on Mac OS X 10.8. I like Bitstream Vera Mono and it is in a file VeraMono.ttf. I have placed this file in my .fonts ...
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I can not start xterm anymore under Cygwin + Xming under Win 7

I am using Cygwin under Windows 7 with Xming. I can not start xterm anymore, although I was able to do it previously on the same installation. Xming is running. DISPLAY variable is set to ...