Questions tagged [urxvt]

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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Pasting 'required text' into terminal emulator results in '^[[200~required text~'

I have noticed that when pasting into a terminal emulator, both on macOS (using Terminal.app or iTerm2.app) or in Linux (using urxvt) sometimes I get extra characters. The characters are always the ...
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How to start urxvt with tmux

I want to run tmux when I open urxvt terminal, I found somewhat functional solution; [[ $TERM = "xterm" ]] && { tmux && exit 0; } *in .bashrc But replacing "xterm" with "urxvt" or "...
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'rxvt' terminal emulator resets settings after logout

when ever i logout, rxvt resets to it's out of the box ugly look. Then I have to run the following command to get my settings back. xrdb ~/.Xresourses Do i need to do this every time after I logout. ...
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urxvt doesnt render bitmap fonts correctly when using colors

Just like in the title, urxvt cuts lettters 'w' and 'm' only when using bitmap fonts and only when these letters are highlighted. I tried searching for an answer but I can't seem to find any. Here's a ...
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How to pass a pipe command to terminal -e?

I want to create a shortcut which shows in a new terminal the output of my command and simultaneously writes it into a log file. I use terminal -e (or urxvt -e) to run the follwing command: terminal -...
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How can I start a program from urxvt and wait for it to terminate?

I need a way to start a programm in a seperate urxvt window and then have the process block until it is done. urxvt -e yes immediately returns and starts yes in a different thread. I wan't it to ...
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How to disable the bell in urxvt?

I'm using urxvt on Fedora 30, and when I press ^G, or when I do some other actions, the terminal beeps. How can I disable the beep? I skimmed through the manpage and found that you can start urxvt ...
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Urxvt with weird colors in Vim

I installed Urxvt on Ubuntu 18.04 to test it and when I opened Vim I saw the weird colors on the left, when it should be as shown on the right:    I tried to change the color scheme, I set the t_Co=...
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Xterm escape code to remap Page Up (Shift+PageUp) Command in urxvt

I'd like to bind Ctrl-u to send the Page Up command, but don't know how. URxvt.keysym.Ctrl-u: command:<Shift+PageUp> I have bound Ctrl-j to scroll up line by line in urxvt like this: URxvt....
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How to disable urxvt autoscroll on output?

I today installed the latest version of Manjaro i3 on my Macbook Pro late 2012. I have one problem: I don't like that the urxvt console is scrolling down when a program shows new output. (its rxvt-...
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Can't get metaSendsEscape to work

I previously used Manjaroi3, when I enabled xrvt*metaSendsEscape: true it just worked. I got tired of all the complicated stuff that came with running arch, nothing against arch, I just got ...
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Start new urxvt shell instance and load zsh with .zshrc

I am trying to open a new instance of urxvt, execute a command (ls) and load my .zshrc file. The shell should then remain open, displaying the output of the command and waiting for the user to enter ...
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Close prompt for urxvt

Can I get urxvt to prompt me before closing a terminal when it has a process running in the foreground? This is the default behavior for e.g. gnome-terminal. I use i3 that uses the WM_DELETE ...
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Where can I find a list of rxvt keyboard shortcuts?

I started using rxvt terminal and noticed that commonly used shortcuts are not working. Like ctrl+a or ctrl+e to jump to line beginning and end, ctrl + left or ctrl + right to move over words. I have ...
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How to configure rxvt-unicode to behave similar to gnome-terminal? (or other's from xfce/mate)

Trying out rxvt-unicode, I've found there are so many differences to (gnome-terminal / xfce4-terminal / roxterm / terminator) that its hard to get used to. What is a good minimal configuration that ...
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Prevent urxvt letterSpace from Breaking Certain Unicode Characters

I've used urxvt on various different machines over the past couple years. Last week, I got a new computer and went on a system configuration spree. During these configuration changes, however, I've ...
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urxvt font size can't be changed on installed fonts

.Xresources config: URxvt.font: xft:bitocrafull URxvt.letterSpace: -1 and the text becomes extremely small and unreadable. Using URxvt.font: xft:bitocrafull:size=25:pixelsize=25 doesn't change ...
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Missing parts of utf-8 charset in urxvt with VcXsrv

I am running an Arch Linux server which I connect to from a few Windows machines using VcXsrv so I can run graphical applications (and more customized terminals than what I can get with PuTTY etc). ...
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i3wm urxvt wrapping issue when using hot key to launch. no issue when run from dmenu

Sorry for the long title. Wanted it be a little specific. I have an issue with my urxvt (rxvt-unicode) terminal emulator that's using a themed fish shell. The problem is that when I launch urxvt with ...
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Tmux in Urxvt. Esc key behaves like Meta

In Tmux I have assigned Alt+Arrows combinations (M+Left, M+Right, etc) to switch between panes. It's working ok in most cases. But after changing pane with one of the Alt+Arrow combination every ...
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How do I map Ctrl + F8 in vim?

I've been trying to map Ctrl + F8 in several different ways but I just can't get it to work. After I made some researches I found out that vim doesn't support all terminal keycodes and I have to ...
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How to execute command on urxvt startup

Urxvt doesn't support using an I bar as the cursor. One of the ways i've found to get around this is to send the command echo -n -e "\033[6 q". This works as long as I send the command every time I ...
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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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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 rxvt-...
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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 URxvt.keysym....
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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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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 (GuixSD, ...
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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 can'...
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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): #!/bin/...
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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 spacing at ...
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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 URxvt....
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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 initial ...
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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 == rxvt-...
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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 Emacs....