rxvt-unicode (better known as urxvt) is a fork of the rxvt terminal emulator. It is a color VT102 terminal emulator that supports Unicode.

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Some unicode symbols still not displayed with urxvt or xterm

I've been having trouble viewing certain unicode symbols under urxvt or xterm. The font I'm using is Source Code Pro for Powerline which I installed through the powerline fonts repo. My .Xresources ...
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Cygwin use urxvt as shell and w3m-img not working with neofetch / ranger

So I'm trying to use urxvt instead of mintty but I haven't found a way other than launching mintty then launching urxvt and closing mintty. I tried making another .bat file which launched cmd.exe and ...
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urxvt triple-click not selecting lines as expected

Can anyone please explain why left mouse triple-click is not selecting lines for me in urxvt ? To be specfic it sometimes works, but it depends on the nature of the text I'm selecting. For example, ...
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How can I make a searchable shortcuts cheat sheet?

So, just like most people it happens that my memory for shortcuts and commands is kind of bad until it gets into muscle memory, but since it is just painful to have a fancy configuration in vim + tmux ...
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tmux / urxvt: Odd behavior when selecting text with mouse

I've just recently begun experimenting with urxvt as a terminal emulator rather than xterm. I'm a heavy tmux user, so having both work seamlessly together is a must. I've noticed that when running ...
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rxvt.exe is not in the folder after installing it through cygwin

I have installed rxvt using Cygwin. The root directory is F:\cygwin64. So, after installing rxvt, rxvt.exe should be in F:\cygwin64\bin folder. But I can't find it there. I have reinstalled it ...
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Line drawing characters not recognized on remote SUSE PC

I'm using - remotely - a machine with SUSE installed. SUSE uses, by default, minterm as the terminal emulator, which doesn't seem to work well with terminfo over an SSH link. I'd like to use ...
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URxvt - Documentation about keybindings

Where can I find documentation about how I can change the keybindings for URxvt. Random googling has led me to commands in .Xdefaults such as URxvt.keysym.Meta-k: command:\033]720;1\007 ...
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Switch bold font in Urxvt at runtime

As seen in the man page, one can switch the font in Urxvt using: printf '\33]50;%s\007' "xft:Terminus:pixelsize=20" However, having the following line in ~/.Xdefaults will cause bold fonts to not ...
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xfonts-terminus-oblique installed but not available

I've installed xfonts-termius as well as xfonts-terminus-oblique but if I run cat /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc/fonts.alias there's no oblique font in there at all. How do I make it available for use in ...
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How to make urxvt and emacs display fonts the same way?

Here's an image of emacs (left) and urxvt (right) displaying contents of the same file. Note how urxvt characters are shorter, wider, and (to me) not as pleasing to the eye. On some systems ...
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How do I create a shortcut on Windows to launch Urxvt w/ Cygwin bash but also with certain options beforehand?

Confusing title, I know. Here's the problem: To launch Urxvt in such a way that my extensions work, I'd open up Cygwin and use export DISPLAY=:0 and then urxvt. If I launch urxvt just with urxvt then ...
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ConEmu and ASCII characters

I've been using ConEmu for quite a while, and I'm having some problems with ASCII characters in it. This doesn't happen with other terminal emulators, such as urxvt or mintty, here's a shot with the ...
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Vim in xterm : Mouse cursor not changing based on mouse mode

When I use vim with gnome-terminal or yakuake, and I have mouse on ( set mouse+=a ), then I see an arrow as mouse pointer, and when I have mouse off, then the "insert" sign as mouse pointer. However, ...
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urxvt: Inconsistent behaviour re: unicode display

I am using i3 as my window manager. When I open terminal using the default shortcut key, the resulting urxvt cannot display unicode chars. But when I open using urxvt or urxvt -ls, it can. I've ...
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Set urxvt shell without chsh?

I want to use bash as my default shell (so that it's simpler in tty) but I want to use zsh when I'm in X using urxvt. Is there a way to do this?
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Fixed highlighting in tmux

I miss highlighting (reverse mode) on console since I started to use urxvt + tmux as main terminal. The highlights was replaced with with italic font - what looks pretty cool at first - however I ...
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.Xresources not read by urxvt running under crouton with i3wm

Chromebook with Linux running via crouton (originally Ubuntu 12.04, upgraded to 14.04). I'm starting X from crosh/shell using: sudo i3 Contents of i3 (comments/usage instructions omitted): ...
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Unexpected behaviour in vim solarized with urxvt

I get the following garbage characters as @k displayed in vim when using solarized in urxvt. However when i resize the window the issue disappears. note that I am using i3wm as my window manager. My ...
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Rendering of unicode symbols in urxvt (height / width) vs. gnome-terminal

gnome-terminal renders the unicode symbols (arrows) in my prompt different from urxvt: They are displayed across the whole line's height, have less spacing in-between, but more appropriate ...
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Prevent urxvt hollow cursor

Using urxvt if I accidentally tap my clickpad while urxvt is in focus, the cursor goes "hollow". Toggling focus will bring it back to normal. How can I prevent if from going hollow in the first place? ...
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Tmux somehow forgets prefix after certain key-bind

I did not change default prefix i.e. C-b. I added the following key binding in my tmux.conf bind -n C-M-w send-keys M-w\; \ run-shell "tmux save-buffer - | xclip -i -selection clipboard" ...
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How to open new terminal in current directory?

When in a directory, I sometimes want another terminal to be opened in the same directory. For example, I'm in ~/code/someproject/src/, and I open a new terminal, by default, it opens in ~, how do I ...
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Execute command when urxvt gains/loses focus

I would like to notify programs running in urxvt whenever they (meaning the urxvt window they are running in) gained or lost focus. Is this possible? If there is a standard solution for this, I'm ...
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Vim colors do not appear correctly in tmux terminal running within rxvt-unicode terminal

I am using Debian (Jessie). My ~/.vimrc file contains the following statement. colorscheme murphy My ~/.Xresources file contains the following properties. URxvt.background: #000000 ...
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Display unicode in tmux?

This is urxvt without tmux This is urxvt with tmux and utf8 not enabled in the config This is urxvt with tmux and utf8 enabled in the config How can I make tmux act consistent with the ...
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Restore my previous font [before update]

I just updated from 6.0.9 to wheezy 7.4, rebooted and everything is working alright so far, but my font (not system fixed though) - for example used in rxvt/urxvt - now is wider: it's gotten ...
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URxvt: vim and cursorColor [invisible cursor or invisible cursor text]

Introduction I've always used a light-background terminal and a dark-background editor (vim). On this I'm not willing to compromise. In any case, I've just switched from xterm to urxvt ($TERM == ...
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Different fonts in URXVT for users on the same computer

Two different desktop users on the same machine with the same fonts and the same xrdb are getting different fonts in URXVT, and one of them looks horrible. I have no idea what could be causing the ...
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Emacs key for Home & End

I'm running Emacs in urxvt with zsh as shell: ~ % echo $TERM && echo $SHELL rxvt-256color /bin/zsh ~ % My current problem is that I can't get Home key & End key working properly in ...
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Can I get urxvt to recognize xmodmap configuration?

i switch from an apple-style keyboard at home to a microsoft-style keyboard at work. the primary difference in these keyboards is that the super key and the alt key are transposed. i've used xmodmap ...
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rxvt-unicode (urxvt) v9.19 is not reporting users that are using ttys

I have some problems with urxvt v9.19, I'm not able to see myself reported in the who command. My setup is: Archlinux: Linux arch 3.12.7-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jan 10 08:50:35 CET 2014 x86_64 ...
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Is there a way to set up a key combination to spawn a new urxvt window?

I'm running urxvt and would like to create a new urxvt window without having to run the command explicitly or use an external launcher. Is there a way to set something up for this to work as, for ...
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How to start a command in tmux + urxvt setup?

I'm trying to make a pretty nice desktop console which can show system logs from /dev/logi . The device displays new content from several files in /var/log . I want to use urxvt and tmux to do so. ...
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Git interactive.singlekey from urxvt

In git-config's docs it says (emphasis mine): interactive.singlekey In interactive commands, allow the user to provide one-letter input with a single key (i.e., without hitting enter). ...
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how to get/print all urxvt options/settings/variables

This answer tells, where to find a reference for urxvt .Xresources config options. I have found this command to print the entire rxvt resources with descriptions taken from the manpage with its ...
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Make mouse-scrolling and -copying work in tmux under urxvt

If I add setw -g mode-mouse on to my ~/.tmux.conf I can get the following to work in xterm + tmux: Click and hold left mouse button in the terminal Scroll up with mouse wheel Position cursor at some ...
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urxvt uses pink instead of solarized until I run xrdb ~/.Xresources

Edit: I discovered, that this seems to be a bug in Ubuntu: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/1163129 - Any idea how to fix this by myself? I just want to switch to urxvt, but I ...
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removing bold characters from artwitz-fonts drift in urxvt

just switched my urxvt font to artwtiz-fonts drift, is there any way i can stop bold characters from displaying, they hurt my eyes? the line in ~/.Xdefaults is: urxvt*font:xft:drift:pixelsize=12 ...
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How to make fonts look similar in urxvt and gnome-based applications

I have recently switched from gnome-terminal to urxvt, which I like much better. However, I like the way the fonts are rendered in gnome-based applications better. Here is a screenshot comparing urxvt ...
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Having a urxvt “sticky shell” with fluxbox?

I am trying to have a shell bound to a key, on my gentoo fluxbox. The idea is having a shell that would show or hide each time I press F11, but keeping the same shell, not creating a new one each ...
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Perl extensions not searched for in @INC?

I'm on Linux, with no root access, and have installed an rpm locally (in /home/me/local, rather than /usr). This is fine, except that the rpm (rxvt-unicode) requires some Perl modules, and the default ...
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rxvt - how to clear scrollback

I was hoping this would be an easy one but I don't see it in the man page and couldn't find it googling. Is there a keyboard shortcut or even a console command I can use to clear the scrolback buffer ...
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urxvt settings - reload without restarting terminal?

I have two urxvt color themes that I use, one for light background and one for dark, depending on how sunny the environment is. It's easy enough to switch them by modifying ~/.Xresources and running ...
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Get Ctrl+Arrow to work under tmux+urxvt

I have tmux command key as C-a. C-Left/C-Right to jump between words (or whatever it is called) works just fine in urxvt alone, but under urxvt/tmux it'll print '5D' and '5C' for Left/Right ...
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Rxvt Unicode does not display U+E0B0, even though my font includes it

Unicode / font configuration headaches. I've installed tmux-powerline and, per the recommendation, patched my Inconsolata font. The goal here is to display cute little wedge-arrow things, like U+E0B0, ...
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vim-powerline colors are out of whack in urxvt

I have attached two images showing what my vim-powerline looks like. As you can see, something has happened to the colors and I cannot figure out how to fix it. I'm running Fedora 17 on a clean ...
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urxvt bold colors are wrong - bold #0-7 are using colors from #8-15

My colors are off. Specifically, the bold version of colors 1-6 is broken: The color of each (emboldened) index should match the color of the text beside it. It does not. This is generated from ...
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Why are unicode characters not rendering correctly

Background: I have some unicode characters in my prompt (git status markers essentially) I'm running urxvt under xfce on arch linux. I'm using DejaVu Sans Mono for Powerline font, specified via ...
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Clicking far away in vim in tmux in urxvt

I use vim inside tmux inside urxvt, and the mouse works perfectly well for clicking and selecting text, except when I want to click too far to the right. It seems to be related to the distance in ...