[Netkit.users] xterm options
agarwal1975 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 23:19:15 CEST 2010
Thanks for the help. I'll read up more an X resources.
On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 4:24 AM, Massimo Rimondini <rimondin at dia.uniroma3.it
> Dear Ashish,
> the standard way to affect xterm options is via X resources, namely a
> repository kept by the X server containing application-specific settings
> that every program can access to get its own configuration.
> You can set these resources inside a file ~/.Xresources, and fetch them
> without restarting X by issuing a command like:
> xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources
> The full list of xterm-related X resources can be found in the man page of
> xterm. A good starting point can be found here:
> In order to affect the settings you mention, you would put the following in
> your ~/.Xresources:
> xterm.*.scrollBar: true
> ! What do you mean by "lines buffered"? The scrollback buffer?
> ! Then, here it is:
> xterm.*.saveLines: 4096
> xterm.*.scrollTtyOutput: false
> ! You didn't ask for the following, but repositioning to the
> ! bottom upon keypress is probably useful given that the above
> ! is disabled.
> xterm.*.scrollKey: true
> After running "xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources" (or restarting X), all your
> xterms will have these settings always applied.
> On 07/20/2010 11:57 PM, Ashish Agarwal wrote:
> The xterm windows that virtual machines start up in have several
> limitations. I was hoping to pass extra options to the xterm command, but I
> cannot get this to work. I tried by aliasing 'xterm' in my shell and also
> adding the options to TERM_TYPE in netkit.conf. Neither has any effect.
> Does anyone know how to do this? Or should I just use konsole or gnome
> (but there are bug reports suggesting gnome causes other problems).
> The features I would like are:
> - a scroll bar
> - the number of lines buffered should be increased
> - output to a window should not reposition the screen to the bottom of the
> scrolling region (the -si option to xterm should accomplish this)
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