Klaus Zimmermann's Corner

Status on 2021/02/19, 05:13

Increasing eye candy when performing work in a console-only environment: change the prompt cursor back to the blinking block like in graphical terminals. Run the following command as root:

# echo 6 > /sys/module/vt/parameters/cur_default 

Valid values are anywhere from 0 to 7, and you can try different solutions to best fit your needs. This may only seem to be a small thing, but it helps bring back that old familiar feeling of graphical terminals into a workflow done completely inside the Linux Console.