10/04/2016

[xterm] Edit appearance and store preferences

It's possible to edit the xterm console appearance and permanently store the changes by creating or editing the ~/.Xresources file. You can find the full list of settings on the man page, here are some useful ones:

XTerm*Background: white
XTerm*Foreground: black
XTerm*geometry: 140x45

The code above will set the default window size to 140x45 and display black characters on white background.

To apply the settings to all future xterm consoles, even after a reboot, just run once:

xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources

and finally restart xterm

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