I use the terminal urxvt or rxvt-unicode, which feeds on .Xresources. This runs on an archlinux with awesomewm. I have the following .Xresources code:

! Xft settings

Xft.dpi:                    96
Xft.antialias:              false
Xft.rgba:                   rgb
Xft.hinting:                true 
Xft.hintstyle:              hintslight

URxvt.dept10h:              32
URxvt.geometry:             100x25
URxvt.transparent:          false
URxvt.fading:               0
! URxvt.urgentOnBell:         true
! URxvt.visualBell:           true
URxvt.loginShell:           true
URxvt.saveLines:            500
URxvt.internalBorder:       20 ! DEFAULT = 3 
URxvt.lineSpace:            0 

! Fonts
URxvt.allow_bold:           true
URxvt*font: xft:DejaVu Sans Mono:style=Regular:pixelsize=12
URxvt*boldFont: xft:DejaVu Sans Mono:style=Bold:pixelsize=13
URxvt*italicFont: xft:DejaVu Sans Mono:style=Italic:pixelsize=13
URxvt*boldItalicFont: xft:DejaVu Sans Mono:style=Bold Italic:pixelsize=13
URxvt*letterSpace: 0 ! Fix font space

! Scrollbar
URxvt.scrollStyle:          rxvt
URxvt.scrollBar:            false

! Perl extensions
URxvt.perl-ext-common:      default,matcher,clipboard,selection-to-clipboard
URxvt.matcher.button:       1
URxvt.urlLauncher:          firefox
URxvt.matcher.rend.0: Uline Bold fg5

! Copy and paste
URxvt.clipboard.autocopy: true
URxvt.keysym.M-c: perl:clipboard:copy
URxvt.keysym.M-v: perl:clipboard:paste

! Cursor
URxvt.cursorBlink:          true
URxvt.cursorColor:          #657b83
URxvt.cursorUnderline:      false

! Pointer
URxvt.pointerBlank:         true

!!*fading: 40
*fadeColor: #002b36
*cursorColor: #93a1a1
*pointerColorBackground: #586e75
*pointerColorForeground: #93a1a1

URxvt*background: #151515
URxvt*foreground: #f7f7f7
URxvt*color0: #101010
URxvt*color8: #404040
URxvt*color1: #e5211d 
URxvt*color9: #ad3430 
URxvt*color2: #77a026 
URxvt*color10: #94db43 
URxvt*color3: #d2dd30 
URxvt*color11: #ddef56 
URxvt*color4: #2e97ba 
URxvt*color12: #77c6e5 
URxvt*color5: #c42b7f 
URxvt*color13: #ef6bd5 
URxvt*color6: #25b1c6 
URxvt*color14: #70e0ef 
URxvt*color7: #dddddd
URxvt*color15: #ffffff

When I use the tiling mode on awesomewm, the terminal window appears leaving spaces in the bottom frame and the right frame.

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To display the expected result I used termite in tiling mode (only take into account the window, not the transparencies or other topics):

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  • What is your question? – Quasímodo Apr 26 at 19:24
  • My question is why (in .Xresources) doesn't fill the entire screen in tiling mode like any other application. I specify it in the "expected result" with the termite example – balon Apr 30 at 9:31
  • That's because XTerm-like terminals determine their width/height from the characters width/height, not in pixels. So, unless the screen width is a multiple of the character width, there will be a gap on the right border. That's very sad, but some window managers let you fill that space, but I don't know about awesome, sorry. – Quasímodo Apr 30 at 10:57

I finally solved the problem by adding the c.size_hints_honor = false line to the client.connect_signal method from rc.lua (awesomewm configuration file):

client.connect_signal("manage", function (c)
    c.size_hints_honor = false
    if awesome.startup
      and not c.size_hints.user_position
      and not c.size_hints.program_position then

This way, the window manager ignores applications that use hints to define the size.

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