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Tilda is a borderless terminal that can be started multiple times each with its own configuration.

Name        : tilda
Arch        : x86_64
Epoch       : 0
Version     : 1.2.4
Release     : 1.fc23
Size        : 344 k
Repo        : @System
From repo   : fedora
Summary     : A Gtk based drop down terminal for Linux and Unix
URL         : http://github.com/lanoxx/tilda
License     : GPLv2+
Description : Tilda is a Linux terminal taking after the likeness of many classic terminals
: from first person shooter games, Quake, Doom and Half-Life (to name a few),
: where the terminal has no border and is hidden from the desktop until a key is
: pressed.


Its super easy to have multiple configurations. Start as many as you want. Preferences dialog automaticallly pops up when you start first time and then just configure the terminal to your needs.

bash – using the vi mode more effectively.

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You can first set the bash mode to vi. This will enable some vim like features to bash. So, add this to .bashrc :

set -o vi

Once, you have done that then its time to get more out of the vi mode. First, check some things and set some interesting stuff.

#Display all the bindings :
bind -P

#Copy the current bindings and use it in inputrc:
bind -p |grep -v self-insert>~/.inputrc

In the inputrc, so generated, all the functions and macros not bound are commented with “#” and you can set them to your choice as in other examples.

And here is a link that can get you started.



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Check out all the colors on you X window system.

If you ever wondered what combination of some colors would look like but did not really feel like setting them in your xterm just to check them out. Or if you wanted to know about all the colors on you X window system then you can install this utility called xcolorsel.


You will need to setup the rpm-shere repo for this.

Using this tool is very intuitive, just select the color and then press set as foreground/background to check how the color combination would look.

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