Every time I open a new Terminal in Ubuntu, the first order of business for me is to increase the screen size to 132×24. The default Ubuntu setting is 80×24. It’s just too narrow for me. I would like to be able to see the entire command in a single line without it wrapping down to the next line. I always end up increasing the Terminal size to 132×24 almost every time.
There has to be a way to make 132×24 the default size. So, here it is. To make 132×24 the default size for Terminal, you need to perform the following.
You need to edit the termcap file found at:
sudo gedit /usr/share/vte/termcap/xterm
Look for this entry:
and replace it with:
Save. Changes will not take effect until you start a new Terminal session.