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#1 2013-09-05 03:37:41

beitme
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[SOLVED] custom terminal (urxvt) settings with vim

Hi all,

I want to run vim in a terminal (urxvt) session with XRESOURCES settings different than the default, located at ~/.Xresources.

I'm doing this because when I run vim I want different font settings as well as some other urxvt settings

How can I do this?

I have a second xresources file called .Xresources-vim
I tried setting the environment variable XRESOURCES=.Xresources-vim, and ran vim on the same line, but it doesn't pick up on the alternate urxvt settings.

If I change XRESOURCES as above and run urxvt on the same line, i get the custom settings

So I want to somehow execute vim with one key combination and get it into a urxvt session with the custom settings


any ideas?


Best,

Alan

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#2 2013-09-05 03:44:53

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Re: [SOLVED] custom terminal (urxvt) settings with vim

You can start urxvt with the requisite options (see the man page for details).


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#3 2013-09-05 04:01:26

beitme
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Re: [SOLVED] custom terminal (urxvt) settings with vim

yes, but I want to start urxvt AND vim in ONE keystroke

I assume I need to write a script?  But I'm not sure how.

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#4 2013-09-05 04:04:46

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Re: [SOLVED] custom terminal (urxvt) settings with vim

Bind something like this to a key combination:

#!/usr/bin/env bash

urxvt -fn "xft:Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:pixelsize=18" --color2 '#CC0066' --color3 '#00FF99' -e vim "$@"

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#5 2013-09-05 04:07:04

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Re: [SOLVED] custom terminal (urxvt) settings with vim

I got it!


it was the urxvt option "-e" which tells it to run a program inside the window

Okay, thanks!



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#6 2013-09-05 04:37:15

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Re: [SOLVED] custom terminal (urxvt) settings with vim

Just so you know, the '-e' switch is common to most terminal emulators.

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#7 2013-09-05 11:09:51

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Re: [SOLVED] custom terminal (urxvt) settings with vim

You can also just have a different class specifier in your Xresources file, so you'd have settings for URxvt*<option>: setting, and urxvt-vim.<option>: setting.  Then call as "urxvt -name urxvt-vim -e vim" and it will take all the urxvt-vim settings from Xresources.

But if this is for different color settings, you do know that vim syntax highlighting can use 256 colors, right?  So you wouldn't need to reset the 16 base colors.


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