mrxvt – the best terminal out there
My perfect setup at work is two mrxvt’s side-by-side to handle all my terminal needs. Here’s the string I use to run ‘em just like I like ‘em. The 110×75 geometry is for two windows taking up most of the space on one screen of my 3200×1200 display, leaving the other lcd for everything else. (I use two 1600×1200′s in a nvidia bigdesktop setup)
[user@hostname ~]$ mrxvt -rv -sr -sb -g 110×75 -sl 9999
Lots of features must mean it’s bloated right? Wrong. It’s actually got a very small foot print.
I did a few tests, loading each app one by one and runnng the same commands on it and then looking in proc at it’s memory usage. It’s only slightly larger than rxvt and much better than other terminal emulators with comparable options.
Mrxvt is what you get when you smash rxvt and aterm together in the LHC. I like the tabbiness with very little eyecandy. I don’t use translucency, text shadows, or a custom background, but if you want all that aterm-goodness, it’s there.
From the man page on Fedora:
The mrxvt program is a terminal emulator for X Window System. It provides DEC VT102 compat-ible terminals for programs that cannot use the window system directly. mrxvt is based on rxvt(1) version 2.7.11 CVS, and features most of functionality of rxvt, with a few major enhancements (namely multiple tabs, and transparency). Like rxvt, mrxvt aims to be light, fast, flexible and desktop independent, thus KDE or GNOME are not required.