How terminal works. Part 1: Xterm, user input

This blog series delves into the inner workings of modern terminals and command-line tools, aiming for a hands-on learning experience. The focus is on experimenting with Linux tools to debug various components. The author emphasizes the importance of understanding the evolution of these tools, inviting readers to explore related articles and computer history. The series targets those new to command-line tools, with four parts discussing xterm, user input, CLI tool output, tty, and sessions. Through practical examples like using strace to trace system calls and disabling tty effects, readers can gain insight into how xterm, bash, and tty interact. The content also touches on visualizing non-printable characters and the benefits of using UTF-8 encoding.

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