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    Smile How do I change the CLI font?

    O.K. I would like to know how to change the CLI font. I am an intermediat noob and have compleatly ditched M$ windows. I am doing some work in the command line with nano and learning howto do shell scripts. But I me begining to grow board with my font. So I would really like some help in this matter.

    P.S. Can I also change the font color? If so that wold be awsome.

    Thanx alot!

    Craig.

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    Re: How do I change the CLI font?

    if you're using the standard gnome terminal, just press the edit button in the top left and select preferences... enjoy
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    Re: How do I change the CLI font?

    Congrats on the big move - you won't regret it!

    If you plan on doing some shell scripting, you may want to consider using vim rather than nano. There are hundreds of color schemes you can use (or create your own) that will give you syntax highlighting. If you take the time to learn the hotkeys, editing becomes much faster and efficient using Vim over an plain editor like nano. There are a some vim cheatsheets around that it can be helpful to have around at first.

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