Rxvt vs. command.com as standard cygwin window
Fri Jun 29 09:13:00 GMT 2001
Thanks for the tips on running rxvt. The fonts are still a problem for me.
The font I get with your command line still confuses 1 and l. The courier
font used by Pierre's command line does give a different display font, but I
don't seem to be able to control it's size very well. Any pointers on how
to do that? Right now unders WinNT, I'm using Raster Fonts 6x12 which seems
to be the only font which is readable and gives me enough screen real estate
(I like to display two side-by-side 80 column windows with scrollbars).
-- John Wiersba
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randall R Schulz [ mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org ]
> Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 10:18 PM
> To: Axel Boldt; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Rxvt vs. command.com as standard cygwin window
> 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).
> Randall Schulz
> 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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