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


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