Urxvt(1. Name rxvt-unicode (ouR XVT, unicode) - (a VT102 emulator for the X window system) Synopsis urxvt [options] [-e command [ args ]] Description rxvt-unicode, version 9.16, is a colour vt102 terminal emulator intended as an xterm(1) replacement for users who do not require features such as Tektronix 4014 emulation and toolkit-style configurability.
This document is also available on the World-Wide-Web at < Frequently Asked Questions See urxvt(7) (try "man 7 urxvt") for a list of frequently asked questions and answer to them and some common problems. Unlike the original rxvt, rxvt-unicode stores all text in Unicode internally. If you are looking for a terminal that supports more exotic scripts, let me recommend "mlterm", which is a very user friendly, lean and clean terminal emulator. It is still faithfully following the original rxvt idea of being lean and nice on resources: for example, you can still configure rxvt-unicode without most of its features to get a lean binary. Options -help, --help. Rxvt-unicode. Installation rxvt-unicode is available in the official repositories and includes 256 color support. rxvt-unicode-patched is available in the AUR and includes a fix for the font width bug.
Configuration See the rxvt-unicode reference page for the complete list of available setting and values. Creating ~/.Xresources The look, feel, and function of rxvt-unicode is controlled by command-line arguments and/or X resources. Append commented list of all rxvt resources to your ~/.Xresources file urxvt --help 2>&1| sed -n '/: /s/^ */! Or for a commented list + helpful descriptions TERM=dump command man -Pcat urxvt | sed -n '/depth: b/,/^BA/p'|sed '$d'|sed '/^ [a-z]/s/^ */^/g'|sed -e :a -e 'N;s/\n/@@/g;ta;P;D'|sed 's,\^\([^@]\+\)@*[\t ]*\([^\^]\+\),! Note: Command-line arguments override, and take precedence over resource settings True transparency To use true transparency, you need to be using a window manager that supports compositing or a separate compositor.
From the command-line: Rxvt-unicode. Rxvt-unicode (ouR XVT, unicode) Note: `urxvt --help' gives a list of all resources (long options) compiled into your version.
All resources are also available as long-options. You can set and change the resources using X11 tools like xrdb. Many distribution do also load settings from the ~/.Xresources file when X starts. urxvt will consult the following files/resources in order, with later settings overwriting earlier ones: Note that when reading X resources, urxvt recognizes two class names: Rxvt and URxvt. The class name Rxvt allows resources common to both urxvt and the original rxvt to be easily configured, while the class name URxvt allows resources unique to urxvt, to be shared between different urxvt configurations. Depth: bitdepth Compile xft: Attempt to find a visual with the given bit depth; option -depth. buffered: boolean Compile xft: Turn on/off double-buffering for xft (default enabled). Geometry: geom Create the window with the specified X window geometry [default 80x24]; option -geometry. background: colour.