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Cool Retro Term

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cool-retro-term is a terminal emulator which tries to mimic the look and feel of the old cathode tube screens. It has been designed to be eye-candy, customizable, and reasonably lightweight.

Authors: Swordfish90


Usage

Cool_Retro_Term is available as an AppImage which means "one app = one file", which you can download and run on your Linux system while you don't need a package manager and nothing gets changed in your system. Awesome!

AppImages are single-file applications that run on most Linux distributions. Download an application, make it executable, and run! No need to install. No system libraries or system preferences are altered. Most AppImages run on recent versions of Arch Linux, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, Red Hat, Ubuntu, and other common desktop distributions.

Running Cool_Retro_Term on Linux without installation

Unlike other applications, AppImages do not need to be installed before they can be used. However, they need to be marked as executable before they can be run. This is a Linux security feature.

Behold! AppImages are usually not verified by others. Follow these instructions only if you trust the developer of the software. Use at your own risk!

Download the Cool_Retro_Term AppImage and make it executable using your file manager or by entering the following commands in a terminal:

chmod +x ./*.AppImage

Then double-click the AppImage in the file manager to open it.

Sandboxing Cool_Retro_Term

If you want to restrict what Cool_Retro_Term can do on your system, you can run the AppImage in a sandbox like Firejail. This is entirely optional and currently needs to be configured by the user.

Updating Cool_Retro_Term

If you would like to update to a new version, simply download the new Cool_Retro_Term AppImage.

The Cool_Retro_Term AppImage also can be updated using AppImageUpdate. Using this tool, Cool_Retro_Term can be updated by downloading only the portions of the AppImage that have actually changed since the last version.

Integrating AppImages into the system

If you would like to have the executable bit set automatically, and would like to see Cool_Retro_Term and other AppImages integrated into the system (menus, icons, file type associations, etc.), then you may want to check the optional appimaged daemon.


Note for application authors

Thanks for distributing Cool_Retro_Term in the AppImage format for all common Linux distributions. Great! Here are some ideas how to make it even better.

Pro Tips for further enhancing the Cool_Retro_Term AppImage

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