Terminal emulator

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A terminal emulator, terminal application, term, or tty for short, is a program that emulates a "dumb" video terminal within some other display architecture. Though typically synonymous with a command line shell or text terminal, the term terminal covers all remote terminals, including graphical interfaces. A terminal emulator inside a graphical user interface is often called a terminal window.

Fonts[edit | edit source]

Fonts for most X terminals can be configured in ~/.Xresources. An example of this is:

XTerm.FontName:-xos4-terminus-medium-r-normal--20-200-72-72-c-100-iso8859-1

The terminus-font[1] is a very nice monospace font.

Alternatives[edit | edit source]

X Terminal emulators: xterm | konsole
Discontinued: aterm | rxvt | mrxvt

References[edit | edit source]