man rxvt unicode Command

Man page for apt-get rxvt unicode Command

Man Page for rxvt unicode in Linux

Ubuntu Man Command : man rxvt unicode

Man Rxvt Unicode  Command

This tutorial shows the man page for man rxvt unicode in linux.

Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
man rxvt unicode

Result of the Command Execution shown below:

urxvt(1)                         RXVT UNICODE                         urxvt(1)

rxvt unicode (ouR XVT, unicode) (a VT102 emulator for the X window

urxvt [options] [ e command [ args ]]

rxvt unicode, version 9.06, 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. As a result, rxvt unicode uses much less swap space
a significant advantage on a machine serving many X sessions.

This document is also available on the World Wide Web at

See urxvt(7) (try "man 7 urxvt") for a list of frequently asked
questions and answer to them and some common problems. That document is
also accessible on the World Wide Web at

Unlike the original rxvt, rxvt unicode stores all text in Unicode
internally. That means it can store and display most scripts in the
world. Being a terminal emulator, however, some things are very
difficult, especially cursive scripts such as arabic, vertically
written scripts like mongolian or scripts requiring extremely complex
combining rules, like tibetan or devanagari. Don't expect pretty output
when using these scripts. Most other scripts, latin, cyrillic, kanji,
thai etc. should work fine, though. A somewhat difficult case are
right to left scripts, such as hebrew: rxvt unicode adopts the view
that bidirectional algorithms belong in the application, not the
terminal emulator (too many things such as cursor movement while
editing break otherwise), but that might change.

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. In fact, the reason rxvt unicode was born was
solely because the author couldn't get "mlterm" to use one font for
latin1 and another for japanese.

Therefore another design rationale was the use of multiple fonts to
display characters: The idea of a single unicode font which many other
programs force onto its users never made sense to me: You should be
able to choose any font for any script freely.

Apart from that, rxvt unicode is also much better internationalised
than its predecessor, supports things such as XFT and ISO 14755 that
are handy in i18n environments, is faster, and has a lot bugs less than
the original rxvt. This all in addition to dozens of other small

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. It also
comes with a client/daemon pair that lets you open any number of
terminal windows from within a single process, which makes startup time
very fast and drastically reduces memory usage. See urxvtd(1) (daemon)
and urxvtc(1) (client).

It also makes technical information about escape sequences (which have
been extended) more accessible: see urxvt(7) for technical reference
documentation (escape sequences etc.).

The urxvt options (mostly a subset of xterm's) are listed below. In
keeping with the smaller is better philosophy, options may be
eliminated or default values chosen at compile time, so options and
defaults listed may not accurately reflect the version installed on
your system. `urxvt h' gives a list of major compile time options on
the Options line. Option descriptions may be prefixed with which
compile option each is dependent upon. e.g. `Compile XIM:' requires XIM
on the Options line. Note: `urxvt help' gives a list of all command
line options compiled into your version.

Note that urxvt permits the resource name to be used as a long option
( /++ option) so the potential command line options are far greater
than those listed. For example: `urxvt loginShell color1 Orange'.

The following options are available:

help, help
Print out a message describing available options.

display displayname
Attempt to open a window on the named X display (the older form d
is still respected. but deprecated). In the absence of this option,
the display specified by the DISPLAY environment variable is used.

depth bitdepth
Compile xft: Attempt to find a visual with the given bit depth;
resource depth.

[Please note that many X servers (and libXft) are buggy with
respect to " depth 32" and/or alpha channels, and will cause all
sorts of graphical corruption. This is harmless, but we can't do
anything about this, so watch out]

geometry geom
Window geometry ( g still respected); resource geometry.

Turn on/off simulated reverse video; resource reverseVideo.

Turn on/off jump scrolling (allow multiple lines per refresh);
resource jumpScroll.

Turn on/off skip scrolling (allow multiple screens per refresh);
resource skipScroll.

Turn on/off illusion of a transparent window background; resource

ip is still accepted as an obsolete alias but will be removed in
future versions.

Please address all transparency related issues to Sasha Vasko at Read the FAQ (man 7 urxvt)!

fade number
Fade the text by the given percentage when focus is lost. Small
values fade a little only, 100 completely replaces all colours by
the fade colour; resource fading.

fadecolor colour
Fade to this colour when fading is used (see fade). The default
colour is opaque black. resource fadeColor.

tint colour
Tint the transparent background pixmap with the given colour when
transparency is enabled with tr. This only works for non tiled
backgrounds, currently. See also the sh option that can be used to
brighten or darken the image in addition to tinting it. Please
note that certain tint colours can be applied on the server side,
thus yielding performance gain of two orders of magnitude. These
colours are: blue, red, green, cyan, magenta, yellow, and those
close to them. Also pure black and pure white colors essentially
mean no tinting; resource tintColor. Example:

urxvt tr tint blue sh 40

sh number
Darken (0 .. 100) or lighten (100 .. 200) the transparent
background image in addition to (or instead of) tinting it;
resource shading.

blt string
Specify background blending type. If background pixmap is specified
at the same time as transparency such pixmap will be blended over
transparency image, using method specified. Supported values are :
add, alphablend, allanon color values averaging, colorize,
darken, diff, dissipate, hue, lighten, overlay, saturate, screen,
sub, tint, value. The default is alpha blending. Compile
afterimage; resource blendType.

blr HxV
Apply Gaussian Blur with the specified radii to the transparent
background image. If single number is specified both vertical and
horizontal radii are considered to be the same. Setting one of the
radii to 1 and another to a large number creates interesting
effects on some backgrounds. Maximum radius value is 128. Compile
afterimage; resource blurRadius.

icon file
Compile afterimage: Use the specified image as application icon.
This is used by many window managers, taskbars and pagers to
represent the application window; resource iconFile.

bg colour
Window background colour; resource background.

fg colour
Window foreground colour; resource foreground.

pixmap file[;geom[:op1][:op2][...]]
Compile afterimage: Specify image file for the background and also
optionally specify its scaling with a geometry string. Note you may
need to add quotes to avoid special shell interpretation of the ";"
in the command line; for more details see resource

cr colour
The cursor colour; resource cursorColor.

pr colour
The mouse pointer foreground colour; resource pointerColor.

pr2 colour
The mouse pointer background colour; resource pointerColor2.

bd colour
The colour of the border around the text area and between the
scrollbar and the text; resource borderColor.

fn fontlist
Select the fonts to be used. This is a comma separated list of font
names that are checked in order when trying to find glyphs for
characters. The first font defines the cell size for characters;
other fonts might be smaller, but not (in general) larger. A
(hopefully) reasonable default font list is always appended to it.
See resource font for more details.

In short, to specify an X11 core font, just specify its name or
prefix it with "x:". To specify an XFT font, you need to prefix it
with "xft:", e.g.:

urxvt fn "xft:Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:pixelsize=15"
urxvt fn "9x15bold,xft:Bitstream Vera Sans Mono"

See also the question "How does rxvt unicode choose fonts?" in the
FAQ section of urxvt(7).

fb fontlist
Compile font styles: The bold font list to use when bold characters
are to be printed. See resource boldFont for details.

fi fontlist
Compile font styles: The italic font list to use when italic
characters are to be printed. See resource italicFont for details.

fbi fontlist
Compile font styles: The bold italic font list to use when bold
italic characters are to be printed. See resource boldItalicFont
for details.

Compile font styles: Bold/Blink font styles imply high intensity
foreground/background (default). See resource intensityStyles for

name name
Specify the application name under which resources are to be
obtained, rather than the default executable file name. Name should
not contain `.' or `*' characters. Also sets the icon and title

Start as a login shell/sub shell; resource loginShell.

Compile utmp: Inhibit/enable writing a utmp entry; resource

Turn on/off visual bell on receipt of a bell character; resource

Turn on/off scrollbar; resource scrollBar.

Put scrollbar on right/left; resource scrollBar_right.

Display rxvt (non XTerm/NeXT) scrollbar without/with a trough;
resource scrollBar_floating.

Turn on/off scroll to bottom on TTY output inhibit; resource
scrollTtyOutput has opposite effect.

Turn on/off scroll to bottom on keypress; resource

Turn on/off scrolling with the scrollback buffer as new lines
appear. This only takes effect if si is also given; resource

If enabled (default), "Horizontal Tab" characters are being stored
as actual wide characters in the screen buffer, which makes it
possible to select and paste them. Since a horizontal tab is a
cursor movement and not an actual glyph, this can sometimes be
visually annoying as the cursor on a tab character is displayed as
a wide cursor; resource pastableTabs.

Blink the cursor; resource cursorBlink.

Start iconified, if the window manager supports that option.
Alternative form is ic.

sl number
Save number lines in the scrollback buffer. See resource entry for
limits; resource saveLines.

b number
Compile frills: Internal border of number pixels. See resource
entry for limits; resource internalBorder.

w number
Compile frills: External border of number pixels. Also, bw and
borderwidth. See resource entry for limits; resource

bl Compile frills: Set MWM hints to request a borderless window, i.e.
if honoured by the WM, the rxvt unicode window will not have window
decorations; resource borderLess. If the window manager does not
support MWM hints (e.g. kwin), enables override redirect mode.

override redirect
Compile frills: Sets override redirect on the window; resource
override redirect.

Compile frills: Disable the usage of the built in block
graphics/line drawing characters and just rely on what the
specified fonts provide. Use this if you have a good font and want
to use its block graphic glyphs; resource skipBuiltinGlyphs.

lsp number
Compile frills: Lines (pixel height) to insert between each row of
the display. Useful to work around font rendering problems;
resource lineSpace.

tn termname
This option specifies the name of the terminal type to be set in
the TERM environment variable. This terminal type must exist in the
termcap(5) database and should have li

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