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Terminal Settings

This section offers advice on how to configure the settings for the Terminal application (also covered in Chapter 19). Previously, you would use Terminal → Preferences to configure the Terminal's settings. However, with Jaguar, you need to use File → Show Info and change the settings from the Terminal Inspector window via the pull-down menu at the top of the window.

Change the style of the cursor?

Display & Cursor Style → (Block, Underline, Vertical Bar)

Stop the cursor from blinking?

Display → Cursor Style → Deselect Blinking Cursor

Change the background color and font colors of the Terminal window?

Color → click on the color selection boxes next to Background, Cursor, Normal Text, Bold Text, and Selection to open another window with the color wheel. This allows you to change and select a different color and even the transparency of the Terminal window.

Assign a different title to the Terminal window?

Window → Title

Assign a different title to the current Terminal window?

With an open Terminal window, select File → Set Title (Shift--T). The Terminal Inspector window will open with Window selected in the pull-down menu. Enter a new title for the window in the Title field and hit Return or Tab to change the title of the current window.

Specify the number of lines a Terminal window can contain in the scrollback buffer?

Buffer → Buffer Size. You can either specify a number of lines in the field provided (10,000 lines is the default), or select either an unlimited scrollback or no scrollback at all.

Set the Terminal's emulation mode to VT100?

Emulation → Strict VT-100 keypad behavior

Close the Terminal window after I've exited?

Shell → When the shell exits → select from either "Close the window" or "Close only if the shell exited cleanly"

Where is the history file for the shell?

It is in ~/.tcsh_history.

Where is the shell's configuration file located?

It is located in /usr/share/tcsh/examples/rc.

Create a customized shell environment that's different from the one used by other users on the system?

Read and follow the instructions in the README file located in /usr/share/tcsh/examples.

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