Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Set Default Terminal Size in Gnome

This was difficult to find. You CAN set the default size of Gnome Terminal. The following instructions apply to Ubuntu 9.04, so your milage may vary:

Open /usr/share/vte/termcap/xterm:
sudo gedit /usr/share/vte/termcap/xterm
Find the line containing :co#80:it#8:li#24:\ (line 10 in Ubunto 9.04)
Replace the 80 with desired column width, and 24 with the desired row height.
Save and close all terminals.