For the last ten years I have used the color #E3BF70#fddc8e (hex) as my terminal background color. It’s a darkish amber color that is very easy on the eyes. I’m recording it here because every year or so I have to set up a new system and always have to eyeball the settings till I get something close to what I am used to.

Update: 26 Jan 2009 Here’s my .Xdefaults file for my xterm under X11 on OS X.

XTerm*background: #fddc8e
XTerm*foreground: black
XTerm*faceName: monaco
XTerm*faceSize: 10
XTerm*saveLines: 10000
XTerm*scrollBar: true
XTerm*rightScrollBar: true
XTerm*jumpScroll: true