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Perl extensions for the rxvt-unicode terminal emulator

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README.md

A small collection of perl extensions for the rxvt-unicode terminal emulator.

Installation

Simply place the scripts you want to install in the /usr/lib/urxvt/perl/ folder for system-wide availability. You can also put them in a folder of your choice, but then you have to add this line to your .Xdefaults/.Xresources:

URxvt.perl-lib: /your/folder/

See the following sections for information on how to enable the scripts or set script-specific options and keyboard mappings in your .Xdefaults/.Xresources.

keyboard-select

Use keyboard shortcuts to select and copy text.

After installing, put the following lines in your .Xdefaults/.Xresources:

URxvt.perl-ext-common: ...,keyboard-select
URxvt.keysym.M-Escape: perl:keyboard-select:activate

The following line overwrites the default Meta-s binding and allows to activate keyboard-select directly in backward search mode:

URxvt.keysym.M-s: perl:keyboard-select:search

Use Meta-Escape to activate selection mode, then use the following keys:

h/j/k/l:    Move cursor left/down/up/right (also with arrow keys)
g/G/0/^/$/H/M/L/f/F/;/,/w/W/b/B/e/E: More vi-like cursor movement keys
'/'/?:      Start forward/backward search
n/N:        Repeat last search, N: in reverse direction
Ctrl-f/b:   Scroll down/up one screen
Ctrl-d/u:   Scroll down/up half a screen
v/V/Ctrl-v: Toggle normal/linewise/blockwise selection
y/Return:   Copy selection to primary buffer, Return: deactivate afterwards
q/Escape:   Deactivate keyboard selection mode

url-select

Use keyboard shortcuts to select URLs.

This should be used as a replacement for the default matcher extension, it also makes URLs clickable with the middle mouse button.

After installing, put the following lines in your .Xdefaults/.Xresources:

URxvt.perl-ext-common: ...,url-select
URxvt.keysym.M-u: perl:url-select:select_next

Use Meta-u to activate URL selection mode, then use the following keys:

j/k:      Select next downward/upward URL (also with arrow keys)
g/G:      Select first/last URL (also with home/end key)
o/Return: Open selected URL in browser, Return: deactivate afterwards
y:        Copy (yank) selected URL and deactivate selection mode
q/Escape: Deactivate URL selection mode

Options:

URxvt.urlLauncher:   browser/command to open selected URL with
URxvt.underlineURLs: if set to true, all URLs get underlined
URvxt.urlButton:     mouse button to click-open URLs (default: 2)

clipboard

Use keyboard shortcuts to copy the selection to the clipboard and to paste the clipboard contents (optionally escaping all special characters).

After installing, put the following lines in your .Xdefaults/.Xresources:

URxvt.perl-ext-common: ...,clipboard
URxvt.keysym.M-c:   perl:clipboard:copy
URxvt.keysym.M-v:   perl:clipboard:paste
URxvt.keysym.M-C-v: perl:clipboard:paste_escaped

You can also overwrite the system commands to use for copying/pasting. The default ones are:

URxvt.copyCommand:  xsel -ib
URxvt.pasteCommand: xsel -ob

If you prefer xclip, then put these lines in your .Xdefaults/.Xresources:

URxvt.copyCommand:  xclip -i -selection clipboard
URxvt.pasteCommand: xclip -o -selection clipboard

On Mac OS X, put these lines in your .Xdefaults/.Xresources:

URxvt.copyCommand:  pbcopy
URxvt.pasteCommand: pbpaste

The use of the functions should be self-explanatory!

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