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About: xterm is a terminal emulator for X with ISO/ANSI color and vt220 enhancements.

xterm.man  (xterm-367.tgz):xterm.man  (xterm-368.tgz)
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buffered (class Buffered) buffered (class Buffered)
Normally xterm is built with double-buffer support. This resourc e can be used to turn it on or Normally xterm is built with double-buffer support. This resourc e can be used to turn it on or
off. Setting the resource to “true” turns double-buffering on. The default value is off. Setting the resource to “true” turns double-buffering on. The default value is
“__double_buffer__”. “__double_buffer__”.
bufferedFPS (class BufferedFPS) bufferedFPS (class BufferedFPS)
When xterm is built with double-buffer support, this gives the ma ximum number of frames/second. When xterm is built with double-buffer support, this gives the ma ximum number of frames/second.
The default is “40” and is limited to the range 1 through 100. The default is “40” and is limited to the range 1 through 100.
cursorTheme (class CursorTheme) cursorTheme (class CursorTheme)
The Xcursor(__miscmansuffix__) library provides a way to The X11 The Xcursor(__miscmansuffix__) library provides a way to change t
library uses this library to he pointer shape and size. The
extend the font- and glyph-cursor calls used by applications such X11 library uses this library to extend the font- and glyph-curso
as xterm to substitute external r calls used by applications such
files for the built-in “core” cursors provided by X. as xterm to substitute external files for the built-in “core” cu
rsors provided by X.
Xterm uses the pointerShape resource to select the X cursor shape . Most of the available sets of Xterm uses the pointerShape resource to select the X cursor shape . Most of the available sets of
cursor themes provide an incomplete set of “core” cursors (while possibly adding other cursors). cursor themes provide an incomplete set of “core” cursors (while possibly adding other cursors).
Because of this limitation, xterm disables the feature by default . Because of this limitation, xterm disables the feature by default .
The cursor theme feature can be useful because X cursors are not scalable and on a high-resolution The cursor theme feature can be useful because X cursors are not scalable and on a high-resolution
display, the cursors are hard to find. Some of the cursor themes include larger cursors to work display, the cursors are hard to find. Some of the cursor themes include larger cursors to work
around this limitation: around this limitation:
· The default core cursors are 8x8 pixels; · The default core cursors are 8x8 pixels;
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When this feature is enabled, xterm will sense the state of the S croll Lock key each time it When this feature is enabled, xterm will sense the state of the S croll Lock key each time it
acquires focus. Pressing the Scroll Lock key toggles xterm's int ernal state, as well as toggling acquires focus. Pressing the Scroll Lock key toggles xterm's int ernal state, as well as toggling
the associated LED. While the Scroll Lock is active, xterm attem pts to keep a viewport on the the associated LED. While the Scroll Lock is active, xterm attem pts to keep a viewport on the
same set of lines. If the current viewport is scrolled past the limit set by the saveLines same set of lines. If the current viewport is scrolled past the limit set by the saveLines
resource, then Scroll Lock has no further effect. resource, then Scroll Lock has no further effect.
The reason for setting the default to “false” is to avoid user su rprise. This key is generally The reason for setting the default to “false” is to avoid user su rprise. This key is generally
unused in keyboard configurations, and has not acquired a standar d meaning even when it is used in unused in keyboard configurations, and has not acquired a standar d meaning even when it is used in
that manner. Consequently, users have assigned it for ad hoc pur poses. that manner. Consequently, users have assigned it for ad hoc pur poses.
See also the autoScrollLock resource.
allowSendEvents (class AllowSendEvents) allowSendEvents (class AllowSendEvents)
Specifies whether or not synthetic key and button events (generat ed using the X protocol SendEvent Specifies whether or not synthetic key and button events (generat ed using the X protocol SendEvent
request) should be interpreted or discarded. The default is “fal se” meaning they are discarded. request) should be interpreted or discarded. The default is “fal se” meaning they are discarded.
Note that allowing such events would create a very large security hole, therefore enabling this Note that allowing such events would create a very large security hole, therefore enabling this
resource forcefully disables the allowXXXOps resources. The defa ult is “false”. resource forcefully disables the allowXXXOps resources. The defa ult is “false”.
allowTcapOps (class AllowTcapOps) allowTcapOps (class AllowTcapOps)
Specifies whether control sequences that query the terminal's not ion of its function-key strings, Specifies whether control sequences that query the terminal's not ion of its function-key strings,
as termcap or terminfo capabilities should be allowed. The defau lt is “true”. as termcap or terminfo capabilities should be allowed. The defau lt is “true”.
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appkeypadDefault (class AppkeypadDefault) appkeypadDefault (class AppkeypadDefault)
If “true”, the keypad keys are initially in application mode. Th e default is “false”. If “true”, the keypad keys are initially in application mode. Th e default is “false”.
assumeAllChars (class AssumeAllChars) assumeAllChars (class AssumeAllChars)
If “true”, this enables a special case in bitmap fonts to allow t he font server to choose how to If “true”, this enables a special case in bitmap fonts to allow t he font server to choose how to
display missing glyphs. The default is “true”. display missing glyphs. The default is “true”.
The reason for this resource is to help with certain quasi-automa tically generated fonts (such as The reason for this resource is to help with certain quasi-automa tically generated fonts (such as
the ISO-10646-1 encoding of Terminus) which have incorrect font-m etrics. the ISO-10646-1 encoding of Terminus) which have incorrect font-m etrics.
autoScrollLock (class AutoScrollLock)
If “true”, xterm will maintain its viewport of displayed lines wh
enever displaying scrollback, as
if allowScrollLock were enabled and the Scroll Lock key had been
pressed. The default is “false”.
This feature is only useful if the scrollTtyOutput resource is se
t to “false”.
autoWrap (class AutoWrap) autoWrap (class AutoWrap)
Specifies whether or not auto-wraparound should be enabled. This is the same as the VT102 DECAWM. Specifies whether or not auto-wraparound should be enabled. This is the same as the VT102 DECAWM.
The default is “true”. The default is “true”.
awaitInput (class AwaitInput) awaitInput (class AwaitInput)
Specifies whether or not xterm uses a 50 millisecond timeout to a wait input (i.e., to support the Specifies whether or not xterm uses a 50 millisecond timeout to a wait input (i.e., to support the
Xaw3d arrow scrollbar). The default is “false”. Xaw3d arrow scrollbar). The default is “false”.
backarrowKey (class BackarrowKey) backarrowKey (class BackarrowKey)
Specifies whether the backarrow key transmits a backspace (8) or delete (127) character. This Specifies whether the backarrow key transmits a backspace (8) or delete (127) character. This
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lines: lines:
Cell Unicode Description Cell Unicode Description
──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── ────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────
0 U+25AE black vertical rectangle 0 U+25AE black vertical rectangle
1 U+25C6 black diamond 1 U+25C6 black diamond
2 U+2592 medium shade 2 U+2592 medium shade
3 U+2409 symbol for horizontal tabulation 3 U+2409 symbol for horizontal tabulation
4 U+240C symbol for form feed 4 U+240C symbol for form feed
5 U+240D symbol for carriage return 5 U+240D symbol for carriage return
6 U+240A symbol for line feed 6 U+240A symbol for line feed
7 U+00B0 degree sign 7 U+00B0 degree sign
8 U+00B1 plus-minus sign 8 U+00B1 plus-minus sign
9 U+2424 symbol for newline 9 U+2424 symbol for newline
10 U+240B symbol for vertical tabulation 10 U+240B symbol for vertical tabulation
11 U+2518 box drawings light up and left 11 U+2518 box drawings light up and left
12 U+2510 box drawings light down and left 12 U+2510 box drawings light down and left
13 U+250C box drawings light down and right 13 U+250C box drawings light down and right
14 U+2514 box drawings light up and right 14 U+2514 box drawings light up and right
15 U+253C box drawings light vertical and horizontal 15 U+253C box drawings light vertical and horizontal
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Enable the “TrueType Fonts” menu entry to allow runtime swit ching to/from TrueType fonts. Enable the “TrueType Fonts” menu entry to allow runtime swit ching to/from TrueType fonts.
The initial font used depends upon whether the faceName reso urce is set: The initial font used depends upon whether the faceName reso urce is set:
· If the faceName resource is not set, start by using the normal (bitmap) font. Xterm has · If the faceName resource is not set, start by using the normal (bitmap) font. Xterm has
a separate compiled-in value for faceName for this speci al case. That is normally a separate compiled-in value for faceName for this speci al case. That is normally
“mono”. “mono”.
· If the faceName resource is set, then start by using the TrueType font rather than the · If the faceName resource is set, then start by using the TrueType font rather than the
bitmap font. bitmap font.
defaultOff
Enable the “TrueType Fonts” menu entry to allow runtime swit
ching to/from TrueType fonts, but
allow it to be initially unselected if no faceName resource
was given.
resizeByPixel (class ResizeByPixel) resizeByPixel (class ResizeByPixel)
Set this “true” to disable hints to the window manager that reque st resizing by character rather Set this “true” to disable hints to the window manager that reque st resizing by character rather
than pixels. than pixels.
Most window managers provide visual feedback showing the size of a window as you resize it, using Most window managers provide visual feedback showing the size of a window as you resize it, using
these hints. When you maximize xterm, it disables those hints to allow the window manager to make these hints. When you maximize xterm, it disables those hints to allow the window manager to make
better use of fractional rows or columns. Setting this resource disables the hints all the time. better use of fractional rows or columns. Setting this resource disables the hints all the time.
The default is “false”. The default is “false”.
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X Toolkit Intrinsics – C Language Interface (Xt), X Toolkit Intrinsics – C Language Interface (Xt),
Joel McCormack, Paul Asente, Ralph R. Swick (1994), Joel McCormack, Paul Asente, Ralph R. Swick (1994),
Thomas E. Dickey (2019). Thomas E. Dickey (2019).
Inter-Client Communication Conventions Manual (ICCCM), Inter-Client Communication Conventions Manual (ICCCM),
David Rosenthal and Stuart W. Marks (version 2.0, 1994). David Rosenthal and Stuart W. Marks (version 2.0, 1994).
Extended Window Manager Hints (EWMH), Extended Window Manager Hints (EWMH),
X Desktop Group (version 1.3, 2005). X Desktop Group (version 1.3, 2005).
EWMH uses UTF8_STRING pervasively without defining it, but does menti on the ICCCM. Version 2.0 of the EWMH uses UTF8_STRING pervasively without defining it, but does mention t he ICCCM. Version 2.0 of the
ICCCM does not address UTF-8. That is an extension added in XFree86. ICCCM does not address UTF-8. That is an extension added in XFree86.
· Markus Kuhn summarized this in UTF-8 and Unicode FAQ for Unix/Linux ( 2001), in the section “Is X11 · Markus Kuhn summarized this in UTF-8 and Unicode FAQ for Unix/Lin ux (2001), in the section “Is X11
ready for Unicode?” ready for Unicode?”
https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/unicode.html https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/unicode.html
· Juliusz Chroboczek proposed the UTF8_STRING selection atom in 19 99/2000, which became part of the · Juliusz Chroboczek proposed the UTF8_STRING selection atom in 1999/20 00, which became part of the
ICCCM in XFree86. ICCCM in XFree86.
https://www.irif.fr/~jch/software/UTF8_STRING/ https://www.irif.fr/~jch/software/UTF8_STRING/
An Xorg developer removed that part of the documentation in 2004 when incorporating other work from An Xorg developer removed that part of the documentation in 2004 w hen incorporating other work from
XFree86 into Xorg. The feature is still supported in Xorg, though un documented as of 2019. XFree86 into Xorg. The feature is still supported in Xorg, though un documented as of 2019.
AUTHORS AUTHORS
Far too many people. Far too many people.
These contributed to the X Consortium: Loretta Guarino Reid (DEC-UEG-WS These contributed to the X Consortium: Loretta Guarino Reid (DEC-UEG-WSL)
L), Joel McCormack (DEC-UEG-WSL), , Joel McCormack (DEC-UEG-WSL),
Terry Weissman (DEC-UEG-WSL), Edward Moy (Berkeley), Ralph R. Swick (MIT- Terry Weissman (DEC-UEG-WSL), Edward Moy (Berkeley), Ralph R. Swick (MI
Athena), Mark Vandevoorde (MIT- T-Athena), Mark Vandevoorde (MIT-
Athena), Bob McNamara (DEC-MAD), Jim Gettys (MIT-Athena), Bob Scheif Athena), Bob McNamara (DEC-MAD), Jim Gettys (MIT-Athena), Bob Scheifler
ler (MIT X Consortium), Doug Mink (MIT X Consortium), Doug Mink
(SAO), Steve Pitschke (Stellar), Ron Newman (MIT-Athena), Jim Fulton (MI (SAO), Steve Pitschke (Stellar), Ron Newman (MIT-Athena), Jim Fulton
T X Consortium), Dave Serisky (MIT X Consortium), Dave Serisky
(HP), Jonathan Kamens (MIT-Athena). (HP), Jonathan Kamens (MIT-Athena).
Beginning with XFree86, there were far more identifiable contributors. Beginning with XFree86, there were far more identifiable contributors. T
The THANKS file in xterm's source he THANKS file in xterm's source
lists 228 in September 2020. Keep in mind these: Jason Bacon, Jens Schwe lists 228 in September 2020. Keep in mind these: Jason Bacon, Jens Sch
ikhardt, Ross Combs, Stephen P. weikhardt, Ross Combs, Stephen P.
Wall, David Wexelblat, and Thomas Dickey (invisible-island.net). Wall, David Wexelblat, and Thomas Dickey (invisible-island.net).
__app_version__ __app_date__ XTERM(1) __app_version__ __app_date__ XTERM(1)
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