rxvt-unicode (commonly known as urxvt) is a modern, Unicode-aware, colour vt102 terminal emulator intended as an xterm replacement that uses significantly less memory than a conventional xterm and many other Unicode supporting terminal emulators.
It supports using multiple fonts at the same time, including Xft fonts, and client-server technology to reduce memory consumption when using multiple windows.
Unlike the original rxvt, rxvt-unicode stores all text in Unicode internally. That means it can store and display most scripts in the world.
- Stores text in 16-bit Unicode (either UCS-2 or UCS-4).
- Uses locale-correct input, output and width.
- Daemon mode: one daemon can open multiple windows on multiple displays, which improves memory usage and startup time considerably.
- Embedded perl, for endless customization and improvement opportunities, such as:
- Tabbed terminal support.
- Regex-driven customisable selection that can properly select shell arguments, urls etc.
- Selection-transformation and option popup menus.
- Automatically transforming the selection once made.
- Incremental scrollback buffer search.
- Automatic URL-underlining and launching.
- Remote pastebin, digital clock, block graphics to ascii filter and whatever you like to implement.
- Completely flicker-free.
- Re-wraps long lines instead of splitting or cutting them on resizes.
- Full combining character support.
- Multiple fonts supported at the same time.
- FreeType font support.
- Supports Xft and core fonts in any combination.
- Can easily be embedded into other applications.
- All documentation accessible through manpages.
- Locale-independent XIM support.
- Many small improvements, such as improved and corrected terminfo, improved secondary screen modes, italic and bold font support, tinting and shading.
- Encapsulation of privileged operations in a separate process (improves security)
- Optimised for local and remote connections.
Developer: Marc A. Lehmann and others
License: GNU General Public License v2.0
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