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Offline tomeara

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Howto replace aterm with urxvt
« on: January 02, 2012, 06:45:56 AM »
Create a symlink for urxvt called aterm in your .local/bin

Code: (bash) newbielink:# [nonactive]
cp -s /usr/local/bin/urxvt ~/.local/bin/aterm

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Re: Howto replace aterm with urxvt
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2012, 07:45:13 AM »
i guess you mean:

ln -s /usr/local/bin/urxvt ~/.local/bin/aterm

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Re: Howto replace aterm with urxvt
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 01:59:55 PM »
You may also need to change urxvt's term name from rxvt-unicode to rxvt to avoid problems with some programs. One way is to add the following line to your .Xdefaults

URxvt.termName: rxvt

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Re: Howto replace aterm with urxvt
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012, 02:20:42 PM »
Hi netnomad
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i guess you mean:

ln -s /usr/local/bin/urxvt ~/.local/bin/aterm
Type  cp --help  and check out the  -s  option

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Re: Howto replace aterm with urxvt
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2012, 12:49:33 AM »
hi rich,

i never heard of that variation to link a file...
or is there a technical difference i should consider or obey?

thank you for your reply or explanation.

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Re: Howto replace aterm with urxvt
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 01:01:39 AM »
Hi netnomad
I didn't notice it myself until I checked. I don't know if there is a difference, probably not.

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Re: Howto replace aterm with urxvt
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 07:48:30 AM »
I am surprised aterm is default since afterstep.org/aterm.php
states:
aterm is deprecated and in a maintenance mode only; there will be no further updates. Use rxvt-unicode instead.

Perhaps next release of TinyCore could default to urxvt?

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Re: Howto replace aterm with urxvt
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2012, 08:02:18 AM »
urxvt is bigger, aterm has no appreciable bugs or lack some must-have feature. Software does not come with an expiry date ;)
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Re: Howto replace aterm with urxvt
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2012, 08:07:49 AM »
OK then.  Thanks for really quick reply.
Can you elaborate on features? expiry?

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Re: Howto replace aterm with urxvt
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2012, 08:19:48 AM »
Hi DG12
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aterm is deprecated and in a maintenance mode only; there will be no further updates.
That sounds like it is mature and stable. There are no real improvements to be made. That is not
a reason to stop using it however.
expiry: Software does not expire and go bad like food does.

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Re: Howto replace aterm with urxvt
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2012, 08:22:50 AM »
If you need urxvt just install and use. I'm using it in LXDE as a default terminal to have national character set supported but most users are running TC with default C chars, so urxvt doesn't give any benefit.
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Re: Howto replace aterm with urxvt
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2012, 09:13:22 AM »
@Dg12, please don't PM me about basic questions answered in the FAQ, intro, or Core Concepts.

@bmarkus: I've used aterm fine with iso-8859-15?
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Re: Howto replace aterm with urxvt
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2012, 09:18:05 AM »
@bmarkus: I've used aterm fine with iso-8859-15?

I used UTF-8. Anyhow, I'm fine with aterm as I'm not using any localization with TC, just pure English.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2012, 12:35:59 AM by gutmensch »
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Re: Howto replace aterm with urxvt
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2012, 11:52:28 PM »
If it's not broke, please don't fix it :p  I think Aterm serves it purpose more than adequately thanks

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Re: Howto replace aterm with urxvt
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2012, 09:20:14 PM »
I agree it's not broke.
I <3 me some aterm as much as the next guy.

But why not separate it from Xlibs as fltk was separated?
That way users have a choice as to what terminal emulator they want to run, without having to keep the other one around.

In fact, now that we are Core instead of Tinycore/Microcore. I don't see why all of Xlibs.tcz couldn't be dismantled into it's various parts and made into a meta-extension.

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