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Old 08-07-2006, 08:30 AM   #1
anirudh.iitm
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change bash shell font size


hi
i want to change the default bash shell font size to a bigger font size.if possible i also want to change the default font.
plz tell which file(.bash_profile or .bashrc)should i modify ,and how to achieve this.
thnx.
 
Old 08-07-2006, 09:23 AM   #2
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What distro are you using? (Please post it or better specify it in your profile so that it appears along with your name, location etc.) I assume you are talking about console fonts and not XTerm fonts. There should be a lot of fonts in the /usr/share/consolefonts directory. Now, where you need to specify a different font name depends on your distro. For redhat (or FC) it is most likely in /etc/sysconfig/console. Change the value of the FONT entry to something like
FONT="ter-120n"
This is Terminus font, which is my favorite

All the fonts in that directory are compressed, so just leave out the psf.gz suffix when specifying one in the config file.

You can also specify font using the setfont command from console, but I am too lazy to find out how

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Old 08-07-2006, 09:27 AM   #3
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Font sizes generally are not set in .bash_profile or .bashrc.

Font sizes depend more on the terminal than the shell. Would you like to change the font size in a terminal emulator, such as konsole, xterm, or aterm, or are would you like to change the font size of the console itself?
 
Old 08-07-2006, 09:33 AM   #4
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i wanted to change the font size in the terminal
 
Old 08-07-2006, 09:37 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by anirudh.iitm
i wanted to change the font size in the terminal
Xterm? or Console?
 
Old 08-07-2006, 09:40 AM   #6
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in console
 
Old 08-07-2006, 06:58 PM   #7
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I've had some luck with the setfont command in the past. One caveat: I know this works with a buffered terminal.

For the best results on your machine, try looking through the man page for setfont.

My setfont man page says:

Code:
NAME
       setfont - load EGA/VGA console screen font

...


       setfont drdos8x16
              Load a given font (here the 448-glyph drdos font).

...


FILES
       /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts    is    the    default    font    directory.
       /usr/share/kbd/unimaps   is  the  default  directory  for  Unicode  maps.
       /usr/share/kbd/consoletrans is the default directory for screen mappings.

So, when I want to change my console font:
Code:
cd /usr/share/kdb/consolefonts
ls
At this point, hopefully you will see a lot of *.gz files. These are all the different fonts you can select from for your console.

The naming scheme for the fonts are typically as follows:
<name>-<width>x<height>.gz

So, choose a font name and size you think you'd like and enter the following command:

Code:
setfont <name>-<width>x<height>
Basically, you enter the font's entire file name except for the .gz part, so if the naming scheme of your fonts are different than mine, keep that in mind.

I hope that helps!
 
  


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