man urxvtc (Commandes) - control the urxvtd daemon


urxvtc - control the urxvtd daemon


urxvtc [same options as for urxvt]


This manpage describes the urxvtc client program. It connects to the urxvtd daemon and requests a new terminal window. It takes the same arguments as the urxvt program. The environment will also be respected. Currently, it always returns immediately after contacting the daemon.


All options that are valid for urxvt are valid for urxvtc, too. Please note that all options are currently interpreted in the context of the daemon process, which makes a difference for options that specify a file descriptor (such as -pty-fd).


All environment variables of the current process will be made available to the new instance, and will be interpreted as if urxvt were started directly.

Both urxvtc and urxvtd use the environment variable RXVT_SOCKET to create a listening socket and to contact the urxvtd, respectively. If the variable is missing, $HOME/.rxvt-unicode-<nodename> is used. The variable must specify the absolute path of the socket to create.