Skip to content

Instantly share code, notes, and snippets.

Created February 6, 2013 01:56
  • Star 3 You must be signed in to star a gist
  • Fork 1 You must be signed in to fork a gist
Star You must be signed in to star a gist
What would you like to do?
xterm README
-- $XTermId: README,v 1.3 2007/05/24 19:49:19 tom Exp $
-- Below is the original README for xterm from 1991, for your amusement.
-- For a better overview, see
Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here
This is undoubtedly the most ugly program in the distribution. It was one of
the first "serious" programs ported, and still has a lot of historical baggage.
Ideally, there would be a general tty widget and then vt102 and tek4014
subwidgets so that they could be used in other programs. We are trying to
clean things up as we go, but there is still a lot of work to do.
If you are porting this to a machine that has problems with overlapping
bcopy's, watch out!
There are two documents on xterm: the man page,, which describes
how to use it, and, which describes the control sequences it
Sign up for free to join this conversation on GitHub. Already have an account? Sign in to comment