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You can access the properties of xterm and change their configurations: By holding down the Control key upon your keyboard and clicking upon the body of the window with either your left, right, or center mouse button. So to change the the font size: Press the Control key with one hand, and click the right mouse button. A menu appears, with the following ...


If you are using gnome-terminal Ctrl+Shift++ to make text larger Ctrl+- to make text smaller


It is in fact a feature of how computers work: When a program is invoked it is indeed loaded into the memory and it works from there. A file actually works in the same way. To avoid problems many files in UNIX-ish systems create locks. The actual riddle is why you can't do such and similar things in Windows. This feature is actually what allows you to ...


Not quite. The file is already open by the program. Deleting the file ( and then replacing it with another version ) does not affect the running program because the original file is held open ( though without a name on disk to open it again ) until the program is done with it. Only when all handles to the file are closed are its data blocks on disk ...


Is the xterm process cached in RAM whilst it is running? Exactly. It's similar to the process that allows you to install updates to things while they're running without them crashing. And also why you have to restart services after you update them. Once something is running, its binary is in memory. If it depends on other files (that aren't in a held ...


Ctrl-J is the keyboard mapping for Linefeed. When you map ctrl-C to ctrl-J, it means that it will interrupt the command any time you push the return key over ssh, which is basically right when you run the command. Try mapping interrupt to a different hotkey so that it doesn't overlap with another common key combination.


xterm doesn't have built in transparency, from what I know. You may be able to use a compositing window manager to change the transparency of an xterm window, but I think you'll be hard pressed to do it natively in xterm.


I suggest you try uxterm which comes with Ubuntu by default, and the man page defines it as x terminal emulator for unicode environments. Here's excerpt from man uxterm: uxterm is a wrapper around the xterm(1) program that invokes the latter program with the “UXTerm” X resource class set. All arguments to uxterm are passed ...

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