Changing the colour of your xterm

To change the colour of your xterm windows you will need to edit the file .Xdefaults in your home directory.

If it is not there already just create it and add the following lines:

XTerm*background: black
XTerm*foreground: Grey90
XTerm*pointerColorBackground: Blue
XTerm*cursorColor: Red

This will set: * black background * light grey foreground text * Blue mouse pointer * Red cursor

For all the options use man xterm.

Last updated: 08/06/2006