I’m always playing around with my terminals, and I did not really find an alternative to xterm yet, so here’s yet another configuration sample, inspired by this howto. This time, it’s my new workstation with a fresh Debian Testing install.
Tell vim about our new dark background.
$ echo set bg=dark >> ~/.vimrc
Some geometry, line buffer, character class for double click select, colors, no bold mode and a slightly bigger font size.
$ vim ~/.Xresources xterm*loginShell: true xterm*vt100*geometry: 200x50 xterm*saveLines: 2000 xterm*charClass: 33:48,35-38:48,39:43,42-47:48,58-59:48,61:48,63-64:48,126:48 xterm*highlightColor: red xterm*eightBitInput: false xterm*foreground: rgb:a8/a8/a8 xterm*background: rgb:00/00/00 xterm*color0: rgb:00/00/00 xterm*color1: rgb:a8/00/00 xterm*color2: rgb:00/a8/00 xterm*color3: rgb:a8/54/00 xterm*color4: rgb:00/00/a8 xterm*color5: rgb:a8/00/a8 xterm*color6: rgb:00/a8/a8 xterm*color7: rgb:a8/a8/a8 xterm*color8: rgb:54/54/54 xterm*color9: rgb:fc/54/54 xterm*color10: rgb:54/fc/54 xterm*color11: rgb:fc/fc/54 xterm*color12: rgb:54/54/fc xterm*color13: rgb:fc/54/fc xterm*color14: rgb:54/fc/fc xterm*color15: rgb:fc/fc/fc xterm*boldMode: false xterm*colorBDMode: true xterm*colorBD: rgb:fc/fc/fc xterm*vt100.initialFont: 4 $ xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources
On Debian, put the last command into your .bashrc as well.
Below how this will look like