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posted January 24, 2002 01:08 PM      Profile for russ   Email russ   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I just want to bring up two different-colored terminals for production work. ( one for editing, one for unix business ). I need a means to clone the so I can start two terminals at startup ( as in X windows).
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posted January 25, 2002 07:01 AM      Profile for willy wonka   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
don't think this would be doable, unless...
nope. thought maybe the terminal source was one of the example projects that came with the developers tools. problem with what you want to do is, terminal color is stored in the prefs. i suppose you could try to write a login script that will do something like
defaults write <backgroundcolorvariable> <color>
then have it open a new terminal window [if that's something you can even do from a login script], then set the default color back.



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posted March 06, 2002 07:40 AM      Profile for The_Librarian   Email The_Librarian   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Actually there IS a way, and it's not very complicated : it simply involves a slight modification of Info.plist.
First, duplicate and rename it, according to its color for instance. Then open its Info.plist ( and change the value of the CFBundleIdentifier from to (for instance). Now you have two distinct Terminal applications, with two distinct sets of preferences (one with, the other with
Actually I haven't tested this on but on some others apps (Net Monitor for one, and the tip comes from their webpage), and it worked quite well.
Hope this helped.

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