Re: I don't want to use xterm, why am I forced to use it any way?
On Fri, Feb 24, 2000 at 11:50:50PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
>On Fri, Feb 25, 2000 at 12:15:45PM +1100, Brendan O'Dea wrote:
>> Hmm, a possible solution would be to make x-terminal-emulator a wrapper
>> script rather than an alternatives symlink.
>A sound idea, but right now it's vapor.
Well, I was testing the water before I allocated time to developing such
>I might be willing to get behind such a thing once it's written and I can
>see how well it works.
contains an x-terminal-emulator script and a few .conf files to handle
the argument translations.
The basic idea was that instead of registering an alternative for
/usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator, they could include a file which could be
registered as /etc/X11/x-terminal-emulator.conf .
The script checks for ~/.xterm.conf first, then the alternative above
(I'm not particularly fond of any of these names BTW).
The configuration file defines the selected emulator, option
translations for that emulator, and [optional] initial arguments.
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