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Aterm is a lightweight and aesthetically appealing terminal emulator based on rxvt and developed for AfterStep.

Aterm runs without a hitch anywhere. It attains lightness (via rxvt) by stripping out xterm's immense practical feature set and replacing it with a touch of style, while retaining the practical essentials.

The following is a base configuration file for Aterm with transparency. Just create an ~/.Xresources file if you don't already have one and add the following, modifying as necessary or desired. On most systems you will have to run xrdb ~/.Xresources, and it's a good idea to put this into your session-init or something similar if it's not allready there. You will have to log out and back in to see the effect or possibly reboot if you have a hardened system. Note that on shading or tinting options are not required. So simply delete those lines if those features are not desired. Don't hash them because this is an ~/.Xresources file and these options are general and not window manager specific.

aterm*scrollTtyOutput: false
aterm*backspacekey: \010
aterm*deletekey: \177
aterm*foreground: red
aterm*background: black
aterm*transparent: true
aterm*shading: 30
aterm*saveLines: 1000
aterm*tintingType: false
aterm*tinting: #c0c0c0
aterm*fading: 50
aterm*transpscrollbar: true
aterm*troughColor: red
aterm*pointerColor: green
aterm*pointerColorBackground: black
aterm*loginShell: true
aterm*colorBD: yellow
aterm*colorUL: magenta
aterm*cursorColor: red3
aterm*cursorColor2: yellow
aterm*scrollBar: on

You can also have a transparent aterm without editing/creating ~/.Xresources:

aterm -tr <--- makes it transparent
aterm -tr -sh 69 <--- also tint transparency

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