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Attractive aterm/rxvt .Xdefaults configuration

I’ve struggled at times to get a decent-looking terminal on my desktop, and I believe I’ve found a good one. Toss this into your ~/.Xdefaults:

aterm*loginShell:true
aterm*transparent:true
aterm*shading:40
aterm*background:Black
aterm*foreground:White
aterm*scrollBar:true
aterm*scrollBar_right:true
aterm*transpscrollbar:true
aterm*saveLines:32767
aterm*font:*-*-fixed-medium-r-normal--*-110-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1
aterm*boldFont:*-*-fixed-bold-r-normal--*-*-110-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1

Then load up the changes and start aterm:

$ xrdb -load .Xdefaults
$ aterm

Of course, if you like rxvt better for your Unicode needs, just use this configuration:

rxvt*loginShell:true
rxvt*transparent:true
rxvt*shading:40
rxvt*background:Black
rxvt*foreground:White
rxvt*scrollBar:true
rxvt*scrollBar_right:true
rxvt*transpscrollbar:true
rxvt*saveLines:32767
rxvt*font:*-*-fixed-medium-r-normal--*-110-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1
rxvt*boldFont:*-*-fixed-bold-r-normal--*-*-110-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1