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The Grumpy Editor's guide to terminal emulators

The Grumpy Editor's guide to terminal emulators

Posted Jun 4, 2004 21:01 UTC (Fri) by rknop (guest, #66)
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to terminal emulators

And here was me thinking the X-Resource configuration of xterm was a *bonus*... at least for a geek like me.

Having to go through a GUI (or edit a set of config files that are *truly* opaque because they represent a GUI's persistence) in order to configure my terminal is too much. I understand that this is easier for the new user and that it's more intuitive, but if you want to copy your config places, it's painful. If you want to know what's going on, it's painful. (In other words, the needs of the geek are different from the needs of the newbie, and it's a *rare* program that even comes close to addressing both.)

And, I used to have the problem that my Gnome config would get screwed up and I'd have no idea why, nor what file to blow away to fix it. I'd end up blowing away my .gnome directory (effectively) and starting over in the GUI config. (Nowadays I use fvwm which has a nice text-editor-based cofig system that's geek friendly. Not user friendly, but then, I'm a geek.)

-Rob


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The Grumpy Editor's guide to terminal emulators

Posted Jun 5, 2004 12:34 UTC (Sat) by tzafrir (subscriber, #11501) [Link]

X Resources for configuration are indeed a bonus: if I ssh to another computer on the network and alunch xterm/rxvt it will be configured just like any other on my display. No extra configuration needed.

The Grumpy Editor's guide to terminal emulators

Posted Jun 6, 2004 19:06 UTC (Sun) by Dom2 (guest, #458) [Link]

How true. I despair of both gnome and kde in that they completely ignore the network transparency of X. It's a huge step backwards.

-Dom


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