Over the years I've been using multiple Linux distros, and was always trying new terminal emulators. Each of them comes with a bunch of eye-candy features, and it's too hard to settle on one of them.
Just try running
pacman -Ss terminal emulator (if you're on
Arch of course. Otherwise use your favourite
What one should actually do, is ask oneself, "Do I really need a fancy terminal
After switching to OpenBSD, I settled on xterm. Now whenever I'm on Linux, I use xterm as well.
It's light, it's simple, it's in
base in OpenBSD. Since quite a while it also
It's easy to configure:
# .Xresources: XTerm*font: -xos4-terminus-medium-*-*-*-14-*-*-*-*-*-*-* XTerm*dynamicColors: true XTerm*utf8: 2 XTerm*eightBitInput: false XTerm*scrollBar: false XTerm*loginShell: true XTerm*background: black XTerm*foreground: green
Some additional tips: Define custom actions for specific key combinations, in this example - zoom in/out
xterm*VT100.Translations: #override \ Ctrl <Key> minus: smaller-vt-font() \n\ Ctrl <Key> plus: larger-vt-font() \n\ Ctrl <Key> 0: set-vt-font(d)
Define custom sizes for the VT font:
! VT Font Menu: Unreadable xterm*faceSize1: 8 ! VT font menu: Tiny xterm*faceSize2: 10 ! VT font menu: Medium xterm*faceSize3: 12 ! VT font menu: Large xterm*faceSize4: 16 ! VT font menu: Huge xterm*faceSize5: 22