sakura – Reaaly good terminal with very few dependencies.

I was searching for something in the Fedora repos and found a really good terminal, sakura. Its very much like Gnome-terminal. I did not find much difference other than using less memory.

To install:

sudo yum install sakura

and the details of the package:

Name        : sakura
Arch : i686
Version     : 2.3.8
Release     : 1.fc14
Size        : 137 k
Repo        : installed
From repo   : fedora
Summary     : Terminal emulator based on GTK and VTE
License     : GPLv2
Description : Sakura is a terminal emulator based on GTK and VTE. It’s a terminal emulator
: with few dependencies, so you don’t need a full GNOME desktop installed to
: have a decent terminal emulator.

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change the terminal title dynamically in X11

I was actually looking for this for quite sometime. Some years back in my bashrc was the proper setting for setting the terminal title when I did a cd, and I had completely forgotten how to do it. So today I searched quite a few commands the environment variables for doing the same and found it again.

Here it is (Just put this in your bashrc or bash_profile):

export PROMPT_COMMAND=\’echo -ne \”\\033]0;`pwd`\”; echo -ne \”\\007\”\’

[Edit] I just tried this with eterm and gnome-terminal and it works on both.

bash colors

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For those of the terminal freaks, color is a bliss. But have you tried all the colors in the terminal. Today someone forwarded me a bash one liner for the same. Not sure where he got this from, anyway here is the one liner for you all:

for c in `seq 0 255`;do t=5;[[ $c -lt 108 ]]&&t=0;for i in `seq $t 5`;do echo -e \”e[0;48;$i;${c}m|| $i:$c `seq -s+0 $(($COLUMNS/2))|tr -d \'[0-9]\’`e[0m\”;done;done