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urxvt Open new tab with the same current directory as the current tab

Whenever a new tab is opened in urxvt, the cwd(current working directory) is the default directory set in bashrc. How to make the new tab to be opened at the cwd of the current tab?
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Urxvt: how to increase the amount of lines I can scroll back?

In other terminal emulators you can usually control the amounts of lines you can scroll back, but it seems it's a fixed amount in Urxvt. I thought the "saveLines" option controlled that but I tried ...
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urxvt- play mp3 instead of beep

Does anyone know how to make urxvt play a mp3 file in replacement of a system beep? My PC does not have a pc speaker so I need a way to make terminal notifications go through sound card.
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Can emacs running under urxvt recognize the Hyper modifier key?

Can emacs running under urxvt be made to recognize Hyper? From what I can tell, it doesn't distinguish hyper+something from just plain unmodified something. urxvt itself does recognize the modifier, ...
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How to configure urxvt to display Unicode characters?

I've already looked at three sources (1, 2, 3) with no luck. I've tried launching urxvt -fn 'xft:DejaVu Sans Mono:size=9' and urxvt -fn xft:FontAwesome. A lot of characters show up properly, but ...
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Change TTY resolution on Fedora

I'm using Fedora 25 on ASUS laptop connected to the LG external monitor. The monitor (unlike the laptop's screen itself) doesn't show TTY full screen, while it's okay with the GUI (that's i3wm or ...
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Difference between urxvt -e and xterm -e

Create an executable file file1 as follows: cat > file1 <<EOF #!/bin/bash mutt -e "push '<'" EOF chmod +x file1 Running ./file1 in an existing terminal executes mutt and select the first ...
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How to change colors of all running urxvt instances?

I'm used to black background and light green text when working on my urxvt terminals. But sometimes, when I take my laptop outside, it becomes hard to read and I'd like to change the colors of all my ...
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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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Every time I open a terminal is located in / not in home

I recently installed Fedora -- a fresh installation. I have a problem: every time I open a new urxvt or gnome terminal it starts in the root of the system instead of my home. I checked my /etc/passwd ...
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Unicode RXVT and Xresources Settings

In Fedora 24, the Xresources file was automatically loaded. However in Fedora 25 I have to manually execute xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources. Does anyone know how to have the system auto-load Xresources?
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Why is sage not cooperating with urxvt?

I am having problem getting the computer algebra system sage to cooperate with my terminal rxvt-unicode-256color. For instance, issuing the clear command returns an error sage: clear 'rxvt-unicode-...
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SLIM login manager Causes Urxvt window to loose Transparent/Opacity effect

On Gentoo.... This is strange.... when I start X through SLIM I loose the opacity(transparent look) on my urxvt windows. It's only when I start X through SLIM. If I start X with xinit directly, ...
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Terminal does not open under dwm — is there an error log file?

I am running DWM under Arch Linux in combination with the urxvt terminal. I have a urxvt daemon running but when I press the key combination for opening a terminal window, nothing happens. Is there ...
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Changing letterSpacing dynamically in urxvt

My URxvt configuration includes dynamic font settings for each F-key. With XFT fonts, I'm getting a very wide letter-spacing. I do not want to use the letterSpacing setting because my other font ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Font selection for colored text

I'm trying to set the font of my urxvt terminal. It seems to be working fine for text with no colors, whereas colored text is displayed differently: As you can see the colored upper-case letters ...
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Xft:cannot enable font hinting

I cannot enable font hinting in programs which (as far as I understand) do not use the global fontconfig settings. I first thought it was related only to urxvt. urxvt -fn "xft:Consolas:pixelsize=15:...
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How to use the 14px Gohu font in URXVT?

I want to use the 14 px from the Gohu Font here. I installed the font $fc-list |grep -i "Gohu" /usr/share/fonts/misc/gohufont-uni-14.pcf.gz: Gohu GohuFont:style=Regular /usr/share/fonts/misc/...
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Arch linux + I3 + URXVT: ROFI opens nano editor in bash instead of URXVT

The bash script that uses ROFI is: xdg-open "$(locate home | rofi threads 0 -dmenu -i -p "locate:")" This works fine from URXVT (command line), but when I bind this to a key and open ROFI, Every ...
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Selecting text in rxvt-unicode and tmux with mouse reporting disabled

When tmux's mouse support is enabled (via set -g mouse on), clicking in a window pane will trigger tmux's copy mode, which is not what you always need. To select the text as you'd usually do in rxvt-...
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tmux, urxvt, and copy-and-paste woes…

I am running tmux inside urxvt. I would like to select and copy text using the left mouse button and paste it using the middle mouse button -- I am very old school. I did get tmux-yank almost working ...
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Missing characters in my URXVT

Here is rxvt-unicode-256color side by side with xfce4-terminal printing out abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789 What's wrong? This happens with or without a .Xresources file
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Not fully transparent background on urxvt

I looked up several answers on StackExchange network, neither of them worked as I wanted. I started using urxvt on Ubuntu instead of gnome-terminal, and wanted to configure it's look to be similar. I ...
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How can I make my Zsh theme (“fade”) look good in urxvt?

I am using Arch Linux and I don't have any preference for a terminal emulator yet. Since rxvt-unicode seems to be the most popular one, I thought I'd try that first. I'm configuring it now using ....
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run sub-process of a urxvt perl extension in calling urxvt window

I am trying to write a rxvt-unicode perl extension to do what mrxvt PrintScreen does. I.e., the extension should pipe urxvt's contents to user-defined commands. The main purpose would be viewing urxvt'...
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Accented characters appearing in rxvt

I have a quite specific question which I've spent hours trying to solve, but have finally decided it is time to ask for help. I'm currently doing some work which requires me to ssh from a debian ...
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Urxvt and tmux - set window title

When I use tmux from urxvt, window title is not updated. Normally when I use just urxvt, window title is updated every time I change directory and it is in form of "$USER@$HOST:$PWD", but ...
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urxvt bitmap fonts are distorted

I can't seem to get bitmap fonts to render correctly in urxvt terminal. The fonts look skinny and short, making them distorted and unreadable. full size I'm not sure what is causing it, I've done ...
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rxvt-unicode some colors missing on CentOS 7

I have the following configuration. It works fine on Ubuntu 16. However, on CentOS 7, some colors of rxvt are not displayed (just white), and some are totally fine, there is no obvious differences ...
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How to make urxvtc work with dwm's swallow patch - There is no classname for urxvtc

When I use xprop to query for the classname of urxvtc it gives me "urxvt, URxvt". I put this in my dwm config and It works fine for urxvt and not urxvtc. Then, I blindly tried different ...
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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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Errors when launching urxvt

I installed urxvt via the universe repo on Elementary OS ( Ubuntu bionic base) and when I try to launch it from the terminal I get these error: urxvt: perl extension 'clipboard' not found in perl ...
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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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urxvt always launches in workspace 1

new to Linux in this extended way so apologies if I don't explain things right, but I do believe I have a good understanding of what I've tried and what the issue is, just unsure how to fix it. My ...
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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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urxvt-perls M-Escape not working

I am a noob user of urxvt terminal and I would like to be able to copy a part of a text printed out previously without having to use the mouse. With a bit of research I have found this extension (...
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XFCE4 - disabling menu or scrollbar on specific app

I'm looking for a way to configure scrollbar and menubar disabling for a specific app ( such like note and rxvt ). Do I have to configure an xfce4 specific file in .config? Thanks in advance. Edit : ...
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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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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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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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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 ...