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Old 02-17-2006, 11:36 AM   #1
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color fonts on xterm

I have just istalled the latest version of slackware.
i want to have my fonts colored on xterm and i want it permanently.
I also want if it is possible to be my xterm window transparent when i open it.

How do i do all that staff?
Does anybody know how i set some variables like the colors or the transparency or even the time?

Old 02-17-2006, 03:07 PM   #2
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xterm does not support transparency that I know of but you are in luck, aterm does.
I think you will need imlib2
Do something like this in your /home/yourname
touch .Xdefaults
Add this to it, you can use pico or nano
aterm*cursorColor: green
aterm*colorMode: true
aterm*borderwidth: 0
aterm*pointerColor: yellow
aterm*transparent: true
aterm*shading: 60
aterm*background: black
aterm*foreground: white
aterm*scrollBar: false
aterm*fading: 60
aterm*geometry: 90x25+20+5
aterm*loginShell: True
aterm*font: -*-terminus-medium-*-*-*-16-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1
use xfontsel to find a font and change the forground color for the fonts
or use xedit and copy and paste to save typing -

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Old 02-17-2006, 09:11 PM   #3
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xterm doesn't support transparency as far as I know. Howeer, you can run an xterm with the desired font color and background color.

xterm -fg [color] -bg [color]

-fg sets the foregorund (text) color. This can be an rgb value, or a named color.

ex. -fg green
or -fg rgb:00/ff/00

Same applies to -bg

If you wan't transparency, I'd go with aterm, as comprookie2000 suggested.
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i want to have my fonts colored on xterm and i want it permanently.
Do you mean the different colors for the different file types and directories? I remember on suse there were two or three different terminal emulators and one of them was not colored. I didn't use that one for very long.


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