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Geeky.org: Using the Enlightened Terminal

Aug 20, 2000, 18:58 (0 Talkback[s])
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"One of my favorite things about Linux is that its command-line interface is as customizeable as it is powerful. The Enlightened Terminal, aka ETerm, is my favorite alternative to the plain-vanilla XTerm. I've learned a thing or two about configuring and customizing it, which is what this article is about."

"ETerm is included on most Linux distributions, including the one I use, Linux-Mandrake. However, I've noticed that on most default installs, Eterm looks ugly and doesn't save configuration changes. I'll tell you how to solve both problems."

"The first thing you should do when beginning to use Eterm is to copy the config files from /usr/X11R6/share/Eterm/themes/Eterm/ into a new directory in your home folder: ~/.Eterm/ . Why? If you look, you'll probably notice that the original configuration files are writeable only by the root user! This prevents it from saving any of your changes when under normal circumstances. For some reason, Eterm 0.8.10 does not automatically create its own dot-folder in your home dir, so you must do it yourself."

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