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Re: Font size and color for rxvt


This has now acquired the status of a perennial question, so searching the 
archives will yield several informative messages. Also, if you read the man 
page, then you must not have read it very carefully, because it's quite 
clear about setting the fonts. It won't explain the funkiness with some 
fonts and scaling and whatnot, but the mail messages and some 
experimentation will bring you up to speed with that.

Here's an invocation I use in a Taskbar shortcut:

'D:\cygwin\bin\rxvt.exe -g 120x99+732+0 -bg #000055 -fg #eeeeee -fn "Lucida 
Console-11" -sr -sl 5000 -vb -e /bin/bash --login -i"

Here's another:
"D:\cygwin\bin\rxvt.exe -g 120x91+853+0 -bg #000055 -fg #eeeeee -fn "Andale 
Mono-12" -sr -sl 5000 -vb -e /bin/bash --login -i"

(You'll need a screen in 1600x1200 resolution for these sizes and positions 
to work and fairly good vision, if my coworkers' constant squinting is any 

The Andale version crams a lot of text in a given bit of screen real 
estate, but the Andale font is not included with Windows (at least through 
2000, I don't know about XP). It is available by no-cost download from 
Microsoft. You'll find information about this in the mail archives, too.

Good luck.

Randall Schulz
Mountain View, CA USA

At 08:44 2001-12-20, rotaiv wrote:
>Does anyone know how to change the color and font size with rxvt?  I read 
>the FAQ and MAN pages and they talk about the font resize button (ALT ->) 
>but that does not work.  They also mention configuration files that I do 
>not have with my installation of cygwin.
>Also, if I use RXVT instead of the CMD.EXE to run bash, what switches 
>should I use?
>Finally, what values should I use for the TERM and CYGWIN environmental 

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