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Showing 𝐒, 𝐽, and 𝑁 in the terminal

How can I make 𝐒(U+1d412), 𝐽(U+1d43d), and 𝑁(U+1d441), which I can display clearly in my browser, show in the terminal? I use Urxvt on Archlinux. The ~/.Xdefaults file has this content: URxvt*...
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echo checkmark in shellscript (zsh) how-to

Why is this checkmark not printed correctly when executing my shellscript, even though echo alone outputs corrctly? script: #!/bin/sh YELLOW='\033[1;33m' NC='\033[0m' # no color echo "enter your ...
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How to Use Control+V Keys to Paste in urxvt Terminal?

I see many questions about keybinds in urxvt, but I don't see this exact one. I'd like to use control+v in order to paste into the terminal. (without the shift. or alt/meta key. etc.) My goal is to be ...
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Zsh cursor is on the dollar sign after changing directory

Why when I do cd to a directory, the cursor is placed on the dollar sign. I'm using urxvt, however it also happens in another terminal. The primary prompt string is defined as: PS1='[%{$fg[$NCOLOR]%}%...
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The URxvt.keysym.Shift-Insert: eval: not working

why this shift + insert binding not work URxvt.keysym.Shift-Insert: eval:paste_clipboard How is it supposed to be set then work ?
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Confused On Colors Xterm Vs Zsh - How to set Xterm without breaking Zsh colors?

I am confused by the color settings for xterm (or uxvt in my case but uses the same) verus the zsh PROMPT colors. If I change the xterm colors then it changes the zsh prompt colors and I think it ...
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URxvt not working properly with backslash characters \n and \t (given my particular ~/.bashrc configuration)

I have the following at the bottom of my ~/.bashrc which shows the last command run and the current working directory at the time of the last command in the title of my terminal window. trap 'echo -ne ...
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How to make urxvt open link when clicked with Ctrl

Currently urxvt recognizes links and underlines them. While clicked, it opens them in firefox. Here's my current .Xresources: URxvt.perl-ext: default,matcher URxvt.url-launcher: ...
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Why are there random characters missing from my urxvt terminal? (Oh now they're missing from my context menus too!)

On my laptop, Gallium OS running on Chromebook hardware, sometimes (pretty often) a selection of characters don't want to render in my terminal (urxvt). One day 'a' 'i' and 'W' are gone, another day ...
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urxvt doesn't show glyphs on Arch linux new install

My new install of Arch is not displaying any gylphs/icons in urxvt. ! ****************** ! urxvt config ! ****************** URxvt*imLocale: en_US.UTF-8 URxvt*termName: rxvt URxvt*depth: 24 URxvt*...
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Literally printing with zcat

I'm a beginner in Linux world. Today I encountered something really weird. I used zcat command on a .zip file (this one, it's a manual for a motherboard: https://download.msi.com/archive/mnu_exe/...
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XTerm only display part of some unicodes and Urxvt displays nothing

In my case, (U)XTerm does display some unicodes, but only partially. For exmaple: for letters are: 𝒫φϕ𝒟. Here is a screenshot of UXTerm and Urxvt respectively It seems that the problem is related ...
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urxvt writing over itself and leaving colored spaces

URXVT is writing over itself and leaving behind colored spaces... I feel like this is easier shown than described: This started occurring overnight without making any changes, so I'm not sure where ...
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Mapping otherwise conflicting or unmappable keys in terminal Vim

Resources in the network (1, 2, 3) claim that some key combinations, among which Ctrl-Shift-letter, Ctrl-number, Ctrl-i/Tab, Ctrl-m/Enter, Esc/Ctrl-[, cannot be mapped reliably in Vim because the ...
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Ranger image preview not working in URXVT running Fish shell until I open an image in Feh

I recently started using the Fish shell, and after opening a new URXVT instance I cannot get image previews in Ranger until I open an image first (using feh, in my case). Once an image has been opened ...
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Does urxvt support the OSC52 escape sequence?

The OSC52 escape sequence tells the terminal to put arbitrary text in the system clipboard. I want to use this fact to be able to copy to the local clipboard from a remote Vim session through ssh, as ...
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How to increase the number of scrollable lines in the terminal?

Sometimes the output from one compilation is longer than the lines my rxvt terminal seems to hold; can I increase that? If so, how? I know I can redirect output to files for later inspection, but I'm ...
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urxvt starts two processes

I've started using urxvt and noticed that it starts 2 PIDs each time opened. They are consecutive. I do not include bash. ps PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND 21193 0.1 ...
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UTF8 not displaying in rxvt-unicode

My XTERM works perfectly with UTF-8, but I want a lighter terminal. I am trying to use UTF-8 in rxvt, so I am using rxvt-unicode (urxvt) in Fedora 32 fully updated. But UTF-8 files are not render ...
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rxvt-unicode doesn't scale on HiDPI screen

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on Dell XPS 9350 "13.3 with 3200x1800 resolution. When I start rxvt-unicode it's so scaled out that it's not possible to read anything. I've solved that in other apps by ...
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Can't change font at all using .Xresources

So I want to change the URxvt font which currently seems to be the X.Org Misc Fixed. I have tried adding the following to .Xresources: URxvt.font: xft:Fira Code:style=Retina:size=13, URxvt.font: xft:...
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urxvt not working and xterm works for same command

xterm -e 'sudo iotop -aP' working urxvt -e 'sudo iotop -aP' not working top command is working for both any idea what's happening? how to make it work?
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Why does urxvt display this box drawing glyph differently?

I'm switching to urxvt and noticed something on the way. I use zsh and powerlevel10k with it. The powerline, if that's what it's called, is being differently on urxvt, even though both konsole and ...
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How do I disable the text selection icon in the mouse cursor?

I'm having some trouble when trying to personalize the way my terminal works. I would like to not show the text selection icon when I enter into the terminal, and only show the default cursor instead. ...
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Launching urxvt with calendar (cal) using sxhkd

Hi I'm trying to launch cal with sxhkd. And it doesn't work, the terminal window is closed right after the command is executed. I tried to do it using the following: # launch urxvt 20x8 with cal super ...
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Making a simple app launcher with urxvt and fzf

I've been trying to cobble together a simple program launcher with a terminal and fzf to bind to a hotkey but I haven't been able to make the terminal window close once the program starts without ...
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Vim Spelling Underline Shows in urxvt but not xfce-terminal

When I enable vim's spellchecker using :set spell underlines appear under any misspelled words in urxvt. However, when I try the same in xfce-terminal (on the same machine, using the same .vimrc and ...
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Spaces in tiling mode with urxvt in awesomewm

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: !------------------------------------------------...
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Unable to run nano with sudo using urxvt terminal emulator on remote system

I have an Arch laptop running i3-wm and urvxt. When I attempt to remotely connect to my CentOS 7 (zsh + oh-my-zsh) server through ssh and run the command sudo nano I receive the following error ...
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How to configure different font sizes for named urxvt windows?

I have two urxvt terminal windows, and I want each of them to be configured in slightly different way. I've set a different name for the windows via the -name flag. I added the following to the ....
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Airline missing in URXVT

I am having a trouble configuring ViM in urxvt: The lower and upper (buffer) bars are transparent. Things I have tried: opened vim in tty2 and confirmed that it looks the same as in urxvt it looks ...
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Set cursor blink rate in URxvt

I would like to know if it's possible to change the speed at which the cursor blinks in URxvt. The only blinking-related config option I found was URxvt.cursorBlink which is a boolean. If it's not ...
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How to use terminal as program runner with FZF

I have a thought. Can I use a terminal as program runner? Instead of dmenu / rofi I was thinking to list all the programs with FZF, run the selection, and then close the terminal after it runs. I ...
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vim inside tmux not rendering proper characters

I'm trying to run vim inside local tmux session. Vim on its own (both via terminal, and via gui with gvim) is working as expected. I'm running Debian stable, tmux 2.8, vim 8.1.549, urxvt 9.22. The ...
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urxvt not loading the icons for lf filemanager

I am using urxvt Below is my .Xresources file URxvt*buffered: false URxvt.font: xft:monospace:size=15,xft:DejaVuSansMono Nerd Font:size=10 URxvt*letterSpace:-1 URxvt.scrollBar: false URxvt*...
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rxvt-unicode-256color (Debian, 9.22-6): braille characters only shown after showing arabic character

I'm trying to display braille characters in my urxvt terminal, e.g. I'd like to see a dot when running echo -e "\u2840". To my confusion, this only works if I run echo -e "\u0641" first in that ...
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Mapping ctrl+shift+something to do something in zsh with urxvt

For example in my .Xresources I have a line URxvt.keysym.Control-Left: \033[1;5C. I don't know very well what \033[1;5C means, but by having bindkey "^[[1;5C" forward-word in my .zshrc it allows me ...
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Change to background image in tmux in urxvt-256 using printf command [duplicate]

I am unable to use printf command when I am inside tmux. The command for changing background on the fly is: printf "\e]20;/home/alexsson/Downloads/alternativ.png;\a" I can do this directly in urxvt:...
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Can't get font to load in URxvt from .Xresources

I've been trying to change my font in URxvt to Overpass Mono, but I've been having some problems. I moved the font files to /usr/share/fonts/ and ran fc-cache -f to scan for the fonts. The fonts are ...
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_curses.error: setupterm: could not find terminal

A lot of people have been getting the following error message when using curses in python: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/home/bertil/anaconda3/bin/vd", line 152, in <module> ...
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How to switch URxvt.transparent setting on the fly?

I would like to set a key binding in my xressources to switch the transparency setting in a terminal (without having to start another one to see changes). I didn't find a bindsym option that allows ...
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Opacity for colours set within vim

I use a transparent terminal background on URxvt, which I set within my Xresources file: URxvt.background: [85]#2f2f2f In vim I have line numbers on the left hand side with a different background ...
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Real-time color change in terminal (before user sends the command)

I could not find a better way to write the title, so sorry if it is not as specific as it should. For my case, I would like to make the first word (that we know it will be separated of the rest of ...
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Start nvim with a bindsym in i3

How can can I start nvim with a bindsym from i3? If I just type bindsym $mod+F1 exec nvim nvim doesn't show, since it just runs in the background without a terminal. So how can I invoke nvim with a ...
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XCompose is not updated for Urxvt when window manager starts

I am using awesome WM. When I start my window manager, I run setxkbmap -option compose:menu which has a ~/.XCompose with various extra definitions. Those work fine in Gvim, Firefox, Signal, and Slack (...
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Fork urxvt in bash without hitting Control-c

I know I can create new sub-shells (please correct me on terminology) in bash by using &. However this requires me to hit Control-c to get back to bash with most programs. Is there a way to stop ...
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Fixing title in rxvt application

I need to use the title (-title/-T) for a terminal app called cmus in rxvt. But, When I am running urxvt -e cmus -T "cmus" It opens and closes. cmus is a music player and it changes the title ...
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Tmux default directory is '/' the first time after reboot

When I start tmux the first time after a reboot, the default directory is '/' (also newly created tmux tabs have this default directory) and in the place of the tmux session number ('0' in the picture)...
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Fake Transparency in URxvt Using ImageMagick in i3

The most popular way to set your background in i3 seems to be using feh, via something like: exec_always feh --bg-fill /home/user/Pictures/wallpaper.jpg in your ~/.config/i3/config file. Then, in ~/....
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urxvt not picking up the correct DPI

I'm running Manjaro Gnome on a HiDPI display. Most things work fine but some programs like urxvt or rofi don't seem to pick up the correct system-wide DPI settings and look very TINY. I thought I ...
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