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Re: rxvt, once again...
- From: Rui Carmo <rui dot carmo at accao dot net>
- To: "Chris Game" <cgame at bigfoot dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 22:21:54 +0000
- Subject: Re: rxvt, once again...
On Monday, Dec 23, 2002, at 11:58 Europe/Lisbon, Chris Game wrote:
The main of rxvt advantage for someone who uses Unix terminals
extensively is a fully dynamic, resizable terminal window - something
the built-in W2K/XP prompt cannot provide. And I mean "resizable" as in
height _and_ width.
That's interesting, but what's the advantage of rxvt over opening
cygwin/bash in a Windows command window, where all the formatting
options (except initial placement I grant you) are available from the
prompt window properties?
There are others, of course (like X-like copy-and-paste with select and
shift-click, better scrollback buffer handling, and better terminal
Most Unix folk that use Cygwin will set up rxvt as their default
console (I even have a shell script to launch a tiled set of rxvts with
console, Apache and PHP logs), and most of the people I know use the
fixed font set found at
duplicates a few of the X "fixed" bitmap fonts precisely).
With those, Cygwin looks and feels a lot more like Unix. It all boils
down to personal preference, of course, but I would suggest people give
rxvt a whirl. Bear with it - it grows on you after a while.
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