Rxvt vs. command.com as standard cygwin window
Randall R Schulz
Thu Jun 28 19:17:00 GMT 2001
Here's the shortcut I use to launch rxvt:
...\bin\rxvt.exe -g 120x99+732+0 -bg #000055 -fg #eeeeee -fn "Lucida
Console-11" -sr -sl 5000 -vb -e /bin/bash --login -i
Lucida Console makes the 1 / l (one / ell) distinction quite clear.
I use the visual bell (-vb) option with rxvt since sending an ASCII BEL /
007 / ^G to an rxvt window does not generate any sound (on my system).
This is the shortcut I use to launch a console window:
...\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --login -i
In this case, since the target is a console application, not a GUI one, the
font, colors and window size are set in the appropriate tabs of the
shortcut Properties dialog. The built-in system speaker (not my sound card)
produces a beep when a BEL is output.
I can see no reason to involve CMD or COMMAND or to use RUN in the process
of getting a Cygwin shell going. I don't know if this is suitable under
Windows 9x or ME, but for NT and 2K, it works fine.
I keep these shortcuts in my quick-start bar (now that I use Windows
2K--under NT I assigned keyboard equivalents).
Mountain View, CA USA
At 18:31 2001-06-28, Axel Boldt wrote:
>I think that a shortcut to something like
> run rxvt -e C:\cygwin\cygwin.bat
> (or putting the call to rxvt into cygwin.bat)
>would be preferable to the current command.com /c cygwin.bat shortcut because:
> * rxvt has scrollbars
> * rxvt allows for decent cut and paste
> * rxvt allows resizing of the window
>Rxvt's current standard font should be changed however since it doesn't
>distinguish between 1 and l.
>The only disadvantage I can see is that rxvt is not as familiar as
>command.com to people new to Unix. But those people are in trouble anyway :-)
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