Passing arguments to rxvt when it is used as an argument for chere

Brian Mathis
Wed Sep 19 13:30:00 GMT 2007

On 9/19/07, Richard Toy <> wrote:
> Hi
> I don't tend to run an xserver so rxvt runs in native mode when
> invoked via chere.
> All was working ok but then an issue described here
> occurred so I needed
> some was to make the chere invoked rxvt appear with the correct font.
> I solved it with a bit of sed: -
> $ cat
> chere -ipcf2 -t rxvt -s bash | sed 's! -e /bin! -fn \\"Lucida\
> Console-bold-12\\" -rv -ls -sb -sr -tcw -sl 3000 -e /bin!' >
> /tmp/$$.sh
> chmod 755 /tmp/$$.sh
> /tmp/$$.sh
> rm /tmp/$$.sh
> Regards
> Richard

In native mode, rxvt still uses the .Xdefaults file to read settings.
Here's what I'm using right now with it:

rxvt*foreground: gray
rxvt*background: black
rxvt*geometry: 132x50
rxvt*saveLines: 1000
rxvt*scrollBar: true
rxvt*scrollBar_right: true
rxvt*loginShell: true
rxvt*font: DejaVu Sans Mono-13

I'm sure sed is fun, but there's already a more elegant solution to
your problem.

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