xterm - X terminal emulator

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name xterm
Package version 278
Package release 4
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 1.42 KB
Download size 599.08 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
xterm is a terminal emulator for the X Window System.  It provides DEC VT102
and Tektronix 4014 compatible terminals for programs that cannot use the
window system directly.  This version implements ISO/ANSI colors and most of
the control sequences used by DEC VT220 terminals.
This package provides four commands: xterm, which is the traditional
terminal emulator; uxterm, which is a wrapper around xterm that is
intelligent about locale settings (especially those which use the UTF-8
character encoding), but which requires the luit program from the x11-utils
package; koi8rxterm, a wrapper similar to uxterm for locales that use the
KOI8-R character set; and lxterm, a simple wrapper that chooses which of the
previous commands to execute based on the user's locale settings.
A complete list of control sequences supported by the X terminal emulator
is provided in /usr/share/doc/xterm.
The xterm program uses bitmap images provided by the xbitmaps package.
Those interested in using koi8rxterm will likely want to install the
xfonts-cyrillic package as well.


Package Version Architecture Repository
xterm_278-4_i386.deb 278 i386 Debian Main
xterm - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.11
libfontconfig1 >= 2.9.0
libice6 >= 1:1.0.0
libtinfo5 -
libutempter0 >= 1.1.5
libx11-6 -
libxaw7 -
libxft2 >> 2.1.1
libxmu6 -
libxt6 -
xbitmaps -


Name Value
x-terminal-emulator -


Type URL
Binary Package xterm_278-4_amd64.deb
Source Package xterm

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install xterm deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install xterm




2012-11-27 - Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
xterm (278-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Update copy of XTerm FAQ to revision 1.199 (dated 2012/11/11).
2012-11-27 - Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
xterm (278-3) unstable; urgency=low
[ Timo Aaltonen ]
* control: Mark the package as Multi-Arch: foreign.
[ Julien Cristau ]
* Apply a few patches recommended by upstream in #694375 (thanks!)
- amend patch from 278-2 to catch more cases
- amend fix for Debian #650291 in patch #277 changes to account for
different data returned by vnc4server (closes: #670638)
- correct macro definition used for testing modes used in ANSI/DEC
request-mode controls introduced in patch #262
- add a null-pointer check in OkPasswd macro to fix a problem in resize
with Fedora 17 and a serial console (report/patch by Daniel Drake).
2012-08-27 - Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>
xterm (278-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix crash in Tektronix mode (Closes: #685458).
2012-04-09 - Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
xterm (278-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- move call to grantpt before asking utempter to add a record, to work
with kFreeBSD which does not update the terminal's ownership until this
point (closes: #652907)
- document limitation of XIM interface in manpage (see #230787)
- add four new actions for making the selection or data directly copied
from the screen: exec-formatted, exec-selectable, insert-formatted,
insert-selectable (closes: #637001)
- add eightBitMeta resource to control the features which modify or
interpret the eighth bit of a key when the meta modifier key is pressed
(prompted by #326200)
- improve discussion of eightBitInput in the manpage (prompted by #326200)
- add a workaround for XAllocColor(), which does not actually allocate "a
read-only colormap entry corresponding to the closest RGB value
supported by the hardware", but rather a rough approximation (closes:
* Update copy of XTerm FAQ to revision 1.180 (dated 2012/02/06).
2011-12-31 - Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
xterm (276-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload.
[ Julien Cristau ]
* Update copyright year in debian/copyright.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2, no changes needed.
* Remove David Nusinow from Uploaders.
* Enable hardened build flags through dpkg-buildflags (closes: #653488).
Based on patch by Moritz Muehlenhoff, thanks!
[ Sven Joachim ]
* Update 900_debian_xterm.diff:
- Disable rmm and smm features in xterm-new rather than xterm, so
that they do not become enabled in e.g. xterm-256color.
2011-10-15 - Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
xterm (276-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Timo Aaltonen ]
* Install .desktop files again. (Closes: #486317, LP: #129041)
[ Julien Cristau ]
* New upstream release
+ document limitation of Gtk in connection with xterm's "-into" option, in
the manpage (LP: #806969)
+ fix regression in command-line parsing introduced in patch #271 changes
for Debian #629358 (closes: #637910)
* Don't use dh_testroot in clean.
* Update 900_debian_xterm.diff to only edit the new xterm+kbs fragment in
both terminfo and termcap instead of adding an xterm-debian variant to
change the backspace key behaviour.
* Update copy of XTerm FAQ to revision 1.168 (dated 2011/09/12).
[ Sven Joachim ]
* Update 900_debian_xterm.diff:
- Add xterm-debian terminfo entry as an alias for xterm.
- Disable rmm and smm features in xterm terminfo entry to match the
behavior in ncurses-base (see #574396).
2011-07-23 - Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
xterm (271-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- amend change for Debian #110226 so that "-h" or "-v" options cause an
exit, rather than simply printing to stdout while the window is
displayed (closes: #629358)
- handle special-case of KeyPress translated to popup-menu action
(LP: #756273)

See Also

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xtightvncviewer_1.3.9-6.4_amd64.deb virtual network computing client software for X
xtitle_1.0.2-4_all.deb set window title and icon name for X terminal
xtrace_1.3.1-1_amd64.deb trace communication between X client and server
xtrans-dev_1.2.7-1_all.deb X transport library (development files)
xtrkcad_4.0.2-2+b1_amd64.deb Model Train Track CAD Program
xtrlock_2.2_amd64.deb Minimal X display lock program
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xttitle_1.0-5_amd64.deb Changes X terminal emulator window titles
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