Re: [dwm] what about 'st'?

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 16:43:51 +0100

2008/9/5 pancake <>:
> Hey arg! what's on with ST? i'm really interested and looking forward
> the advances in the minimalistic terminal implementation. Do you plan to
> make some more advances?
> I have found something quite useful when working with lot of terminals
> that is having different background colors depending on the task they
> are designed to be. But currently i just change the background color of
> vim and use this to differentiate them. another stuff would be like
> changing the background color of the terminal depending on the focus.
> I see no terminal able to do this in a simple way.

The feature you are talking about is achievable with the st design in
quite a simple way: the protocol between std (the terminal server
which does vt2st conversions) and st (just a st protocol viewer) could
allow to set the terminal background on certain regexp matching of the
content being displayed, for example matching for sudo\|@.# might lead
to a red background in the terminal to give visual feedback that
something priviledged happens.

However, regrettably st still is more a collection of ideas than an

Kind regards,
Received on Fri Sep 05 2008 - 15:43:51 UTC

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