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Old 09-16-2009, 10:04 AM   #1
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Which is your fav. terminal emulator under Slackware13+Xfce and why?


Hello

Terminal Emulator 0.4.0 is attractive with its tabbed windows and tight integration with Xfce ... but the command line options cannot be used to set colours or nominate a configuration profile. Maybe possible to work around by setting ${XDG_DATA_HOME} on launch and thus using multiple */Terminal/terminalrc files but ...

... before experimenting, would be nice to learn which terminal emulators are being chosen and why.

xterm? gnome-terminal? ...

Best

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Old 09-16-2009, 10:17 AM   #2
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I just use the xfce4's terminal in lxde and fluxbox. It's simple and lightweight.
 
Old 09-16-2009, 10:32 AM   #3
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Hi,
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Hello

Terminal Emulator 0.4.0 is attractive with its tabbed windows and tight integration with Xfce ... but the command line options cannot be used to set colours or nominate a configuration profile. Maybe possible to work around by setting ${XDG_DATA_HOME} on launch and thus using multiple */Terminal/terminalrc files but ...

... before experimenting, would be nice to learn which terminal emulators are being chosen and why.

xterm? gnome-terminal? ...

Best

Charles
Why not just rely on the '.bashrc' & '.bash_profile' when entering a console?
 
Old 09-16-2009, 10:34 AM   #4
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I just use xterm because it doesn't try and do anything fancy and it's available everywhere.
 
Old 09-16-2009, 11:40 AM   #5
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Why not just rely on the '.bashrc' & '.bash_profile' when entering a console?
Thanks onebuck Can they be used to set all the settings which are available via Terminal 0.4.0's Edit→Preferences? The most important one for me is Edit→Preferences→Colors, "Background color" because it is so useful to have an immediate and obvious indicator of whether a shell is a root shell or an ordinary user shell.
 
Old 09-16-2009, 03:17 PM   #6
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Hi,

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Thanks onebuck Can they be used to set all the settings which are available via Terminal 0.4.0's Edit→Preferences? The most important one for me is Edit→Preferences→Colors, "Background color" because it is so useful to have an immediate and obvious indicator of whether a shell is a root shell or an ordinary user shell.
You could setup a .bashrc & .bash_profile for your user by;

Code:
sample .bash_profile;

~$ cat .bash_profile
# .bash_profile
#08-30-06 12:21
#
# Source .bashrc
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
        . ~/.bashrc
fi
Code:
sample .bashrc;
:~$ cat .bashrc

#.bashrc
#08-30-06 12:20 

# Add bin to path

export PATH="$PATH:/sbin:/usr/sbin:$HOME/bin"

#export PATH="$PATH:$HOME/bin"

# Dynamic resizing
shopt -s checkwinsize

# Custom prompt
#PS1='\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\]\$ '

#08-29-06 11:40

if [ `id -un` = root ]; then
   PS1='\[\033[1;31m\]\h:\w\$\[\033[0m\] '
 else
   PS1='\[\033[1;32m\]\h:\w\$\[\033[0m\] '
fi

#
# Add color
eval `dircolors -b`

# User defined aliases
alias cls='clear'
alias clls='clear; ls'
alias ll='ls -l'
alias lsa='ls -A'
alias lsg='ls | grep'
alias lsp='ls -1 /var/log/packages/ > package-list'
alias na='nano'
alias web='links -g -download-dir ~/ www.google.com'

#08-29-06 11:50

#To clean up and cover your tracks once you log off
#Depending on your version of BASH, you might have to use
# the other form of this command
   trap "rm -f ~$LOGNAME/.bash_history" 0

#The older KSH-style form
#   trap 0 rm -f ~$LOGNAME/.bash_history
The .bashrc is very useful! The color for the prompt is used to indicate user or root. I like the black screen with green for user and red for root.
 
Old 09-16-2009, 03:41 PM   #7
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I use xterm. And tweak it's look in .Xdefaults

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I just use the xfce4's terminal in lxde and fluxbox. It's simple and lightweight.
How can you say it is lightweight ? On my machine xterm takes 3MB, konsole 16MB and Terminal 25MB.
 
Old 09-16-2009, 03:59 PM   #8
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I mostly use rxvt. Same reasons - simple and speedy.
Code:
rxvt +sb -ls -bg black -fg green -title Slackware\ 64 -sl 512
 
Old 09-16-2009, 04:19 PM   #9
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I mostly use rxvt. Same reasons - simple and speedy.
^same
 
Old 09-16-2009, 06:40 PM   #10
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rxvt-unicode

Nice and light. Perl support. Unicode. What more do you need?
 
Old 09-16-2009, 07:38 PM   #11
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rxvt-unicode
Me too. Xterm although it's a great terminal it seems too bloated for todays desktops.

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Nice and light. Perl support. Unicode. What more do you need?
A deamon? Oh wait, rxvt-unicode has that too.
The only thing that rxvt-unicode is missing is proper 256 colour support, but upstream has strong feelings against that for some reason.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 06:22 AM   #12
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Thanks all for your replies

Sorry I was not clear about "colour" in the OP -- I meant background colour rather than text colour.

The "universally available" argument in favour of xterm, relevant as it must be in many cases, does not apply in my case -- I only use the one computer.

Have any of you rxvt (and derivatives) users tried Sakura and dropped it in favour of *rxvt*?
 
Old 09-19-2009, 06:24 AM   #13
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I just use a full screen xterm (Alt-F11) and run screen in it. I set the background to black and the fonts are white using the terminus font. I find anything fancier than that distracting.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 06:58 AM   #14
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Have any of you rxvt (and derivatives) users tried Sakura and dropped it in favour of *rxvt*?
Not me. Sakura is a VTE based terminal. Tried one, tried em all.

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I just use a full screen xterm (Alt-F11) and run screen in it. I set the background to black and the fonts are white using the terminus font. I find anything fancier than that distracting.
Well, if you run xterm fullscreen there is no reason to even bother setting a backround. :P
 
Old 09-19-2009, 07:50 AM   #15
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Well, if you run xterm fullscreen there is no reason to even bother setting a backround. :P
I meant the xterm background color :P
 
  


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