Luke's build of st - the simple (suckless) terminal
The suckless terminal (st) with some additional features:
- Compatibility with
pywalfor dynamic colors.
- Default gruvbox colors otherwise.
- Transparency/alpha, which is also adjustable from
- Default font is system "mono" at 16pt, meaning the font will match your system font.
- Very useful keybinds including:
- Copy is alt-c, paste is alt-v or alt-p pastes from primary selection
- Alt-l feeds all urls on screen to dmenu, so they user can choose and follow one (requires xurls and dmenu installed).
- Zoom in/out or increase font size with Alt+Shift+k/j or u/d for larger intervals.
- Hold alt and press either ↑/↓ or the vim keys k/j to move up/down in the terminal.
- Shift+Mouse wheel do the same.
- Alt-u and Alt-d scroll back/forward in history a page at a time.
- Alt-PageUp and Alt-PageDown will do the same.
- updated to latest version 0.8.1
The following additional bindings were added before I forked this:
- Scroll through history -- Shift+PageUp/PageDown or Shift+Mouse wheel
- Increase/decrease font size -- Shift+Alt+PageUp/PageDown
- Return to default font size -- Shift+Alt+Home
- Paste -- Shift+Insert
Installation for newbs
make sudo make install
make is required to build.
fontconfig is required for the
default build, since it asks
fontconfig for your system monospace font. It
might be obvious, but
libXft are required as well. Chances are,
you have all of this installed already.
On OpenBSD, be sure to edit
config.mk first and remove
-lrt from the
$LIBS before compiling.
How to configure dynamically with Xresrouces
For many key variables, this build of
st will look for X settings set in
~/.Xresources. You must run
xrdb on one of these
files to load the settings.
For example, you can define your desired fonts, transparency or colors:
*.font: Liberation Mono:pixelsize=12:antialias=true:autohint=true; *.alpha: 150 *.color0: #111 ...
alpha value (for transparency) goes from
0 (transparent) to
To be clear about the color settings:
- This build will use gruvbox colors by default and as a fallback.
- If there are Xresources colors defined, those will take priority.
- But if
walhas run in your session, its colors will take priority.
Note that when you run
wal, it will negate the transparency of existing
windows, but new windows will continue with the previously defined