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Using rxvt-unicode-256color with ssh and screen

urxvt is one of the best terminal emulators available, however it comes with problems. For example, if you use ssh to connect to a remote host and then try to use screen, you might get an error like this:

Cannot find terminfo entry for 'rxvt-unicode-256color'.

The work around for that is to add this line to your ~/.Xdefaults or ~/.Xresources file (I used .Xresources):

URxvt*termName: rxvt

This will make urxvt identify as rxvt, which should work with screen.

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  1. I know this post is really old has had no other comments, but you just saved my life.

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