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Re: Making RXVT The Standard Terminal
- To: Dan Kaminsky <dankamin at cisco dot com>
- Subject: Re: Making RXVT The Standard Terminal
- From: "Charles S. Wilson" <cwilson at ece dot gatech dot edu>
- Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 22:07:09 -0500
- CC: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
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Dan Kaminsky wrote:
> I've downloaded the latest build of RXVT, and it just took a quantum
> leap in usability. With the new noconsole build, I have a shortcut in my
> start bar pointing to:
> D:\cygwin\bin\rxvt.exe -rv -sl 20000 -fn courier -e /usr/bin/bash --login -i
> Loads *fast*--at least a few times faster than the old batfile hack.
> It's ridiculously beautiful.
You are talking about Steve O's "native" build of rxvt from
http://www.io.com/~bub/rxvt.html, right? Not an X-based build of rxvt
(which builds OOB and works great -- but you need an Xserver).
> 1) rxvt doesn't have mouse support yet
> 2) TERM=cygwin vs. TERM=xterm-color
TERM=rxvt-cygwin-native provides the best match to the terminal
capabilities. Unfortunately, you'd have to copy the terminfo
information to any other machines that you telnet/ssh to. Search the
archives; this has been discussed.
> 3) If you load cmd.exe through it, doskey doesn't work and *nothing*
> executes inline. I'd like the ability to specify what should and shouldn't
> pop up a new window.
I don't thing this can be done (pty/tty issue)...but I've been wrong
> I'd *really* like to see RXVT become part of the standard distribution
> now. Is there anything I can do to help this happen?
It's already in the works. Steve O. wants to fix a few nagging problems
first, and then has promised to contribute his port as a "standard
component" of cygwin. Once that happens, give it a few months -- I
predict "someone" will change setup to create a nifty shortcut to 'rxvt
-e bash --login' instead of the current .bat file...
> P.S. The first thing everyone seems to do when installing cygwin is create
> drive mounts in the root directory in binary mode, i.e.
> mount -b c: /c
> mount -b d: /d
Not me. I mount I: on /i and E: on /e, but not C: or D: (I also mount
per-user E:\WINNT\Profiles\username\Desktop on /Desktop). This is a
user preference thing and too many people do it too many different ways.
I don't thing setup ought to mess with this.