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How to Create Transparency and Clickable Links in URXVT Terminal

When ever I use Linux as a desktop I lie to be able to use the terminal I like which is URXVT. It is a port of the old rxvt with unicode support for all languages. One thing that I love about it is the ability to make links which when clicked will open up a defined browser. Most of the newer terminals like Gnome Terminal and Konsole in KDE have this ability but I do not care for either of those to much. Below I will show the few short steps to making a very nice looking URXVT terminal.

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rails 1.2 default charset override

Ruby on Rails 1.2 and above automatically set a Content-type header including charset=UTF-8, which is well and good if you’re designing an application from scratch – JoelOnSoftware has a good introduction to character sets, for those who need a refresher – but breaks things in subtle ways if you are upgrading a legacy Rails 1.1…