In a previous article I shot down a technical rabbit hole involving a slew of normally unrelated tech:
- Windows and Linux together
- "Trad" Unix and XOrg
If you read that article, made it through with the only adverse effects being some slightly singed follicles, then I'd like to pull back a bit, and explore my reasoning for favouring rxvt-unicode over something else, like, for instance, the "standard" terminal install: xterm, or Ubuntu Terminal.
(Dynamic) Font Sizing
As I get further into this article, I am becoming more aware of just how "last decade" I am ... I'm about to tout being able to change font size in urxvt on the fly as being something "neat". Of course, yes ... if whatever utility you build these days does not have the ability to dynamically modify font size (with instant feedback), well, then you may as well just go home. Never-the-less, I digress ...
To switch on the relevant Perl extension for urxvt for changing of the font size, a configuration item is required in .Xresources, as follows:
You're going to have to restart any instances of urxvt you've got running for the changes to be seen. Then increasing and decreasing font size is a matter of C-+ and C-- respectively (that's "Control", not some variation of the language).