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How to make Terminal look like Unix?
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spindler
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Nov 16, 2007, 09:34 AM
 
Sorry for the dumb question, but I want to make Terminal look like a traditional Unix greenscreen terminal just for fun. I changed the background color to black which is good. What is the name of the font that looks so computerish that is usually used by Unix? And is there any way to get rid of the Mac window border with 3 buttons at the top and the right side border, perhaps using some third party utility?

If I'm going to be typing archaic commands with hard to remember switches I want it to look like the old unfriendly Unix from 1985. Any suggestions?
     
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Nov 16, 2007, 10:58 PM
 
If you want to make it look like the green screen Unix why not use green background? I think the font you're referring to is OCR.
     
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Nov 17, 2007, 07:16 AM
 
Show the Inspector and select settings, there are preset themes waiting for you.

Command+I

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Dec 5, 2007, 02:27 PM
 
The font you are looking for is VT-100.
     
Hal Itosis
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Dec 6, 2007, 02:08 PM
 
And is there any way to get rid of the Mac window border with 3 buttons at the top and the right side border, perhaps using some third party utility?
Sounds like you might want to take a look at Visor:

blacktree-visor - Google Code
[ visor:visor [docs] ]
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Dec 6, 2007, 09:51 PM
 
Has anyone found a free VT100 font?
     
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Dec 13, 2007, 02:38 PM
 
If you have a copy of Mac OS 9, there's a TrueType font in there called VT102.
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Dec 13, 2007, 08:02 PM
 
OCR is pretty close, though, if you can't find it (or don't have it).
     
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Dec 17, 2007, 09:18 AM
 
I've always hated the typical .nix terminal look. Esp the orange tint ones. Ugh. I loved OS X's terminal with it's font smoothing and elegant look. I love being able to customize all that jazz. Not that I am in there all the time, but I do run top from time to time to check something if I think there is a leak going on.

I do any ping etc stuff in there as well.
     
   
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