How would you like to be able to change the colors of your XTerm client? I learned how to years ago and rediscovered the notes on my computer. It wasn’t easy to learn how to do it, so I thought it would be useful to post the directions. You may have to experiment a little or read the man page on XTerm. However, if all you want is an XTerm with a black background and white foreground just follow these directions.
Changing XTerm Colors:
- Bring up a terminal and sign in as root ( Ubuntu users can do this with sudo bash )
- Go to /etc/X11/app-defaults
- Bring up the file XTerm in a text editor
- Copy this to the bottom of the file & save the file:
! Change the background and foreground colors to black and white xterm*background: Black xterm*foreground: White xterm.eightBitInput: true ! xterm*font: -adobe-courier-bold-r-normal--14-140-75-75-m-90-iso8859-1 xterm*SaveLines: 2000 ! xterm*VisualBell: true xterm*appcursorDefault: true *XTerm*saveLines: 1000
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