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Old 05-29-2005, 04:51 PM   #1
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Bash Customization

Is there a way to increase the scrollback buffer?

How can I give myself a black or blue backround? I've found plenty of info how to change the prompt itself but nothing on this.

I'm using Fluxbox and tried to install ATerm for that cool transparency but no luck. Do any of you use it, does it work with Slackware?

Also, when you su to root isn't doesn't your path include /root? That doesn't seem to be the case alot of the time.
Old 05-29-2005, 05:16 PM   #2
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these aren't really "bash" issues, these are for the terminal emulator to control, not what's running inside it. all that transparency nonsense is a waste of time if you ask me... but make sure you're using a 0.9 branch of fluxbox, not the 0.1, which is ancient now.
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1) You can increase the lines contained in bash's history file by setting HISTFILESIZE to a bigger value. To see the current, use echo $HISTFILESIZE and to set it: export HISTFILESIZE=1000

2) You can change the background color using terminal parameters, that may vary on the term you're using, check it's man page to see which value you've to pass to it.

3) I've used ATerm before but switched to ETerm, both are good , support transparencies and work in Slackware.

4) Try su - instead to load enviroment values when changing to root, but as far as I know, /root is not included in default path (you can change root's profile or bashrc file to include it).

Edit, with your first question, where you asking about the lines above you can see when you use the vertical scrollbar? That also depends on the term you're using.

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Old 05-30-2005, 08:39 AM   #4
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Thank you gbonvehi you've answered all my questions.


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