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My Linux Settings and Configuration Files

Published on 01 January 2006 | No Comments

Listed below are configuration files for my Linux partition.

Mouse Settings for left-handed users

By default, the mouse is set up for right-handed users. If you are left-handed you can reverse the buttons. To do this, create a file in your home directory called .Xmodmap. Then put this single line in it.

pointer = 3 2 1

Then run the following command only once. You will never need to run the command again.

xmodmap .Xmodmap

From now on, your mouse is a left-handed mouse.

If this does not work, maybe you have a Logitech mouse or a 5 or 7 button mouse. To check the number of keys you have, run the command.

xmodmap -pp

My .Xmodmap file has this:

pointer = 3 2 1 7 6 4 5

Startup files

My .tcshrc file

# .tcshrc coded by arul john

alias c clear
alias rm rm -i
alias p pine -i
alias n frm -s new # new mail
alias f finger
alias ls ls --color=tty -F
alias emacs emacs -nw # to prevent X display of emacs
# alias ls gls --color=tty -F

#Foreground colors: 
#30=black, 31=red, 32=green, 33=yellow, 34=blue 
#35=purple, 36=turquoise, 37=white 

#Background colors: 
#0=transparent, 40=black, 41=red, 42=green, 43=yellow, 
#44=blue 45=purple, 46=turquoise, 47=white 

set prompt='%{\033[1;31m%}[%m]%{\033[0;32m%}%~%{\033[0;35m%}%%%{\033[0m%} '

My `.emacs` file

; Arul's .emacs file
; ==================

; Font lock
(if (fboundp 'global-font-lock-mode)
    (global-font-lock-mode t))
; Set fonts
(set-face-font 'default "-*-courier-medium-r-*-*-12-*-*-*-*-*-*-*")
; Maximum colors
(setq font-lock-maximum-decoration t)
; Default display colors
(set-face-foreground 'default "green")
(set-face-background 'default "black")
(set-face-foreground 'modeline "ivory")
(set-face-background 'modeline "LightSeaGreen")
(set-face-foreground 'highlight "yellow")
(set-face-background 'highlight "blue")
(set-face-foreground 'bold "ivory")
(set-face-background 'bold "black")
(set-face-foreground 'italic "gold1")
(set-face-background 'italic "black")
(set-face-foreground 'bold-italic "gold")
(set-face-background 'bold-italic "black")
(set-face-background 'isearch "bisque3")
; Set tab width to 4
(setq default-tab-width 4)

; Highlight during query
(setq query-replace-highlight t)
; Incremental search highlights
(setq search-highlight t)
; Highlight blocked region or not
(setq-default transient-mark-mode t)

; Inhibit startup message
(setq inhibit-startup-message t)

Created on 01 January 2006