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    Default .Xdefaults rxvt-unicode-256color problem

    Hi,

    In .Xdefaults rxvt-unicode, tput colors gives me 88 and shift-arrow up command completes term entry.
    n .Xdefaults rxvt-unicode-256color, tput colors gives me 256, and shift-arrow up command DOES NOT completes term entry.

    Anybody know what to add/correct in .Xdefaults to have 256 colors and have shift-arrow up command work?

    openSuSE 11.4

    Thanks

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    Default Re: .Xdefaults rxvt-unicode-256color problem

    The versions of rxvt-unicode under 11.4 (9.07-6.1) and 12.1 (rxvt-unicode-9.10.3.1.3) are different. The 12.1 version includes both urxvt and urxvt-256color. I don't have rxvt-unicode-256color under 11.4. How did you install it? You can not have 256 colors with urxvt, because I guess it wasn't build with this option. Notice that urxvtc-256color only has 88 colors, while urxvt-256color has 256. It doesn't seem possible to have 256 colors with the terminal daemon. It must be a bug (?). Can you not use TAB as completion key?

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    Default Re: .Xdefaults rxvt-unicode-256color problem

    Hmmm, yast shows rxvt-unicode 9.15-24.1 has both rxvt-unicode and rxvt-unicode-256colors. Shift-uparrow brings what, with a beginning set of characters, what was used once before. TAB for me only brings up variations on item, like <ssh>, <ssh add, ssh agent, etc.>.

    .Xdefaults rxvt-unicode,< tput colors> gives me 88 and shift-arrow up command completes term entry.
    .Xdefaults rxvt-unicode-256colors,< tput colors> gives me 256, and shift-arrow up command DOES NOT completes term entry.

    That is the issue. And in a couple of days I'm upgrading to 12.1. The problem may exist there as well. Thanks

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    Default Re: .Xdefaults rxvt-unicode-256color problem

    I don't understand what you mean by "DOES NOT complete term entry". What is shift-arrow up supposed to do? Can you give an example?

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    Default Re: .Xdefaults rxvt-unicode-256color problem

    Quote Originally Posted by please_try_again View Post
    I don't understand what you mean by "DOES NOT complete term entry". What is shift-arrow up supposed to do? Can you give an example?
    Well say, days, weeks ago I logged into a site using terminal and ssh <name@address>, and now I wish to do it again and can't remember exactly what I had entered. Typing shift-uparrow after ssh ..., then all the other ssh personal uses are brought forward. Clear. Up arrow alone just unrolls previous entries. Shift uparrow is category specific.

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    Default Re: .Xdefaults rxvt-unicode-256color problem

    You're right. It works with rxvt-unicode but not with rxvt-unicode-256color. It doesn't seem to be a terminfo problem - at least doesn't show up if you compare the terminfo capatibilities of both terminals:

    Code:
    # infocmp -d rxvt-unicode rxvt-unicode-256color
    comparing rxvt-unicode to rxvt-unicode-256color.
        comparing booleans.
        comparing numbers.
            colors: 88, 256.
            pairs: 256, 32767.
        comparing strings.
    It doesn't help either to change the TERM value to rxvt-unicode in a urxvt-256color terminal. I don't know. Interesting problem... Looks like a bug.
    You can still use

    Code:
    history | grep ssh
    But I know this is not what you are looking for.

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    Default Re: .Xdefaults rxvt-unicode-256color problem

    Quote Originally Posted by please_try_again View Post
    You're right. It works with rxvt-unicode but not with rxvt-unicode-256color. It doesn't seem to be a terminfo problem - at least doesn't show up if you compare the terminfo capatibilities of both terminals:

    Code:
    # infocmp -d rxvt-unicode rxvt-unicode-256color
    comparing rxvt-unicode to rxvt-unicode-256color.
        comparing booleans.
        comparing numbers.
            colors: 88, 256.
            pairs: 256, 32767.
        comparing strings.
    It doesn't help either to change the TERM value to rxvt-unicode in a urxvt-256color terminal. I don't know. Interesting problem... Looks like a bug.
    You can still use

    Code:
    history | grep ssh
    But I know this is not what you are looking for.
    Well maybe the upgrade to 12.1 will relieve the issue. Ya, <history | grep ssh> I suppose and shift-uparrow was neat. Thanks

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