Nice helpful terminal & aliased fonts...

Nice helpful terminal & aliased fonts...

Post by Michael Hopkins, ACS Consultanc » Mon, 03 Jun 2002 02:59:34



Hi all

I have been using Mac OS X & got rather attached to the nicely polished
Terminal application.  It gives me two things which don1t appear to be in
most open-source terminals (xterm, eterm etc).

1) Pulling a file over the terminal window pastes the full path of the file
into the command line - VERY handy sometimes

2) Cut & paste between terminal and other applications (to & from)

Are there any open-source terminals that either do this stuff or can be
configured to do so?  Would love to know.

Also - what is the current status of aliased/smoothed fonts for open-source
OS's?

TIA & please CC replies to me

Michael

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Nice helpful terminal & aliased fonts...

Post by mjt » Mon, 03 Jun 2002 03:42:28


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Quote:> I have been using Mac OS X & got rather attached to the nicely
> polished
> Terminal application.  It gives me two things which don1t appear to be
> in most open-source terminals (xterm, eterm etc).

> 1) Pulling a file over the terminal window pastes the full path of the
> file into the command line - VERY handy sometimes

> 2) Cut & paste between terminal and other applications (to & from)

> Are there any open-source terminals that either do this stuff or can
> be configured to do so?  Would love to know.

[bash]# man xterm

http://www.cs.utk.edu/~shuford/terminal/xterm.html

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Nice helpful terminal & aliased fonts...

Post by Toby A Inkste » Mon, 03 Jun 2002 07:32:10



> 1) Pulling a file over the terminal window pastes the full path of the file
> into the command line - VERY handy sometimes

You can drag files from GMC into GNOME-Terminal. You can probably also
drag from Nautilus to GNOME-Terminal.

Quote:> 2) Cut & paste between terminal and other applications (to & from)

You should be able to cut and paste between any X-based applications,
terminals included.

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Nice helpful terminal & aliased fonts...

Post by Alex Butche » Tue, 04 Jun 2002 05:16:16


On Sat, 01 Jun 2002 18:59:34 +0100, Michael Hopkins, ACS Consultancy

Quote:> Also - what is the current status of aliased/smoothed fonts for
> open-source OS's?

Works fine here on Linux with XFree86 4. Even does cleartype-like
sub-pixel rendering for 3x horizontal resolution on TFT displays. The X
server for your video card will need to support the RENDER extension
though.

Google for Xft.

Best Regards,
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1. Nice. Nice nice nice.

So I'd heard about this Linux thing - let's face it, you can't spend
any more than a year online and NOT hear about it unless you're under
some cybernetic rock - and always felt I ought to give it a try at
some point. Picked up the friendly yellow 'For Dummies' book which
came with three CDs of RH7.0. Lots of nice hand-holding throughout the
install process (which got me safely through a major glitch when the X
installer, starting up reasonably enough in a no-risk 640x480, got the
screen geometry totally wrong and was illegible, and pointed me in the
right direction for LOADLIN when lilo couldn't cope with Linux being
at the back end of a big drive) and I soon got into the OS. Got it
online, no worries. Well, this is nice, I said to myself, but
eventually I largely forgot about the system lurking at the other end
of my drive and returned through force of habit to Windows95.

But not willing to just plain give up (there's a principle involved,
dammit!) I sent off for the RH7.2 CDs when it came out. Fifteen quid.
Well, bugger me sideways... this new KDE is seriously slick, it just
*feels* faster, smoother, the lot. I'd imagine a lot of the discussion
of new distributions on here centres on technical aspects of kernels
and so forth, but speaking as a Windows refugee fleeing the imminent
prospect of XP's Big Brother pirate protection, it's looking like
Linux can become a happy home.

So much so, in fact, that I'm planning on getting myself a new
computer in a year or so, and having whatever the latest RH Linux is
as the main OS. Bill's not seeing another penny if I can help it...
(he says, posting with a Hotmail address in a slightly embarrassed
tone)

Odds are a fair number of people reading had some input into this nice
new OS I'm using now, so I just have to say, thanks guys.

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4. single usermode

5. fonts & "scalabale alias"

6. XFree86 4 and freetype support

7. Anti-aliasing of fonts... what fonts?

8. Modem and Packard Bell

9. upgrading XFree & lost anti-aliased fonts in KDE3

10. Problems using fonts.alias to replace Type1 fonts with Truetype

11. Terminal fonts are all the same new font

12. Aliases and the "Nice" File

13. Nice cursor key aliases for the Korn shell