Luke's build of st - the simple (suckless) terminal

The suckless terminal (st) with some additional features that make it literally the best terminal emulator ever:

Unique features (using dmenu)

Bindings for

Pretty stuff

Other st patches

Installation for newbs

git clone
cd st
sudo make install

Users of Arch-based distros can also install it from the AUR as st-luke-git.

Obviously, make is required to build. fontconfig is required for the default build, since it asks fontconfig for your system monospace font. It might be obvious, but libX11 and libXft are required as well. Chances are, you have all of this installed already.

On OpenBSD, be sure to edit first and remove -lrt from the $LIBS before compiling.

Be sure to have a composite manager (xcompmgr, compton, etc.) running if you want transparency.

How to configure dynamically with Xresources

For many key variables, this build of st will look for X settings set in either ~/.Xdefaults or ~/.Xresources. You must run xrdb on one of these files to load the settings.

For example, you can define your desired fonts, transparency or colors:

*.font:	Liberation Mono:pixelsize=12:antialias=true:autohint=true;
*.alpha: 0.9
*.color0: #111

The alpha value (for transparency) goes from 0 (transparent) to 1 (opaque).


To be clear about the color settings:

Note that when you run wal, it will negate the transparency of existing windows, but new windows will continue with the previously defined transparency.

Crashing error

If st crashes when viewing emojis, install [libxft-bgra]( from the AUR.