WARNING: terminal is not fully functional

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Thu May 7 01:29:00 GMT 2009

Frédéric Bron wrote:

> I have not defined HOME but I can confirm that rxvt is reading
> .Xdefault as I use it to define the window size, colors, font size...
> I have tried to add HOME in Windows env. var but it did not change
> anything (either with a DOS path or a Cygwin path).

You'd use a DOS path. Cygwin autoconverts (some) environment variables
into cygwin format; IIRC %HOME% -> $HOME is one of them.

> So there is something strange with this TERM thing and rxvt.

Have you customized /etc/X11/app-defaults/Rxvt ?

Also, are you using the shortcuts in <StartMenu>/Cygwin/ that were
created automatically, or ones that you created yourself?  The
auto-created one for rxvt-x has this command line:

C:\cygwin-1.7\bin\run.exe /usr/bin/rxvt.exe -display -tn
rxvt-cygwin -e /bin/bash --login

The "-tn rxvt-cygwin" command line argument always wins, no matter what
is specified in /etc/X11/app-defaults/Rxvt or ~/.Xdefaults.


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