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       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.


       If the first option is -k, urxvtc tries to kill the daemon process and returns.

       All options that are valid for urxvt are valid for urxvtc, too. Please note that options
       are interpreted in the context of the daemon process. However, as current working
       directory, process environment and any file descriptor (e.g. for "-pty-fd") are preserved,
       this rarely makes a difference.


       If everything went well, urxvtc returns with an exit status of 0.  If contacting the
       daemon fails, it exits with the exit status 2. In all other error cases it returns with
       status 1.

       This can be used to implement auto-starting behaviour, by checking for an exit status of
       2, running "urxvtd -f -q" and retrying the call to urxvtc, like this:

          urxvtc "$@"
          if [ $? \-eq 2 ]; then
             urxvtd \-q \-o \-f
             urxvtc "$@"


       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/.urxvt/urxvtd-<nodename> is used.  The variable must specify the absolute path
           of the socket to create.


       urxvt(7), urxvtd(1)