April 2nd, 2010

In-terminal tabbing with urxvt

Not many people know about the built in perl extensions to urxvt. There are a bunch of them, but the one I find most useful is tabbing. All you have to do is add:

 URxvt.perl-ext-common: default,tabbed

to your ~/.Xdefaults file, and restart your terminal.You'll get something like this:

The keyboard shortcuts are what make this awesome. Shift-down to create a new tab (or click 'new'), and Shift-left/right to cycle between tabs.