Unicode terminal with tabs support, clickable url's

Posted on October 01, 2006 in Linux

After some time of search i found rxvt-unicode. With compiled in perl support you can start it with:

urxvt -pe tabbed

or add:

URxvt.perl-ext-common: default,tabbed

to your ~/.Xdefaults

^shift cursor-left or cursor-right switches tabs, ^shift cursor-down creates new tab.

To leftclick an url in the terminal and open it for example in elinks, add:

URxvt.urlLauncher: elinks URxvt.matcher.button: 1

Then start with urxvt -pe matcher

or simply add:

URxvt.perl-ext-common: matcher

to your ~/.Xdefaults (you can combine it with the tabs entry).

More useful hints:

man urxvtperl