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Old 03-07-2012, 06:16 AM   #1
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How to set the font-size for "xterm" terminal-emulator (running "bash" shell)

Hi all.

I have been debugging an issue, wherein the font appears large on one system, as compared to another.

I tried to figure out the difference between the two; they both appear to be identical so far ::

wmctrl -m
gives "Name: Metacity" (on both)

echo $TERM
gives "xterm" (on both)

echo $SHELL
gives "bash" (on both)

I fail to understand where I might be go looking in for differences.
Perhaps a place where "xterm" picks up the font (at the bottom-most level)? But I do not know where it might be.

Any ideas?
I will be grateful for a reply.

Old 03-09-2012, 12:38 PM   #2
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Cant you just edit the profile that your xterm is using?


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