>Im looking for good font size/color combinations used in xterm, rxvt and
>other xterminals. Im tired looking at my -fg white -bg black settings. Any
>tips from the regulars here how they set up their terminals is
Actually this is an important subject if you spend much time
at a keyboard looking at a monitor.
I've set the root window of X to steelblue. My xterms have a
black background and a goldenrod1 foreground to emulate an amber
monochrome monitor screen (for less eye strain over long periods
of time). The cursor color is green, to make it easy to spot.
One effect of using a black background is a need to also change
all of the color settings for ls. Exactly what they should be
though, depends greatly on what you do. Some colors stand out
and are easy to read, others are not. Some are almost hidden,
but can be seen if you make an effort. Hence for a programmer
*.c files should standout, but a nonprogrammer might want them
to be safely tucked into anonymity.
Here are the color settings from my ~/.dir_colors file,
# 00=none 01=bold 04=underscore 05=blink 07=reverse 08=concealed
# Text color codes:
# 30=black 31=red 32=green 33=yellow 34=blue 35=magenta 36=cyan 37=white
# Background color codes:
# 40=black 41=red 42=green 43=yellow 44=blue 45=magenta 46=cyan 47=white
NORMAL 00 # global default, although everything should be something.
FILE 00 # normal file
DIR 32 # directory
LINK 01;36;40 # symbolic link
FIFO 33;40 # pipe
SOCK 01;35 # socket
BLK 01;33;40 # block device driver
CHR 01:33;40 # character device driver
# This is for files with execute permission:
EXEC 35 # magenta
# List any file extensions like '.gz' or '.tar' that you would like ls
# to colorize below. Put the extension, a space, and the color init string.
# (and any comments you want to add after a '#')
.cmd 35 # executables (magenta)
.tar 01;31 # archives or compressed (bold red)
.jpg 01;35 # image formats (bold magenta)
.c 36 #source code files
.a 31 #library files
Floyd L. Davidson <http://www.ptialaska.net/~floyd>