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Changing default size of gnome-terminal

February 25th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Everybody who works much with consoles under Gnome will once a day ask this question: “WTF do I have to do to change the f***ing default size of my f***ing terminal?” The Solution is easy but it needs an annoying amount of time to find it

  • Open the file /usr/share/vte/termcap/xterm with root rights in your favourite editor.
  • Change the values for ‘co’ and ‘li’ in the following line:
:co#103:it#8:li#28:\

Here it’s changed to a terminal-size of 103×28

  • Restart X

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  1. m3phis70
    January 1st, 2010 at 16:32 | #1

    Hey, thanks a lot for this quick and easy solution!!! I have spent ages on working through millions of forum entries in order to find this information!!
    Perfect! Cheers

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