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gnome-terminal

is a terminal emulation application.

gnome-terminal [-e, --command=STRING] [-x, --execute ] [--window-with-profile=PROFILENAME] [--tab-with-profile=PROFILENAME] [--window-with-profile-internal-id=PROFILEID] [--tab-with-profile-internal-id=PROFILEID] [--role=ROLE] [--show-menubar] [--hide-menubar] [--geometry=GEOMETRY] [--disable-factory] [-t, --title=TITLE] [--working-directory=DIRNAME] [--usage] [-?, --help]

GNOME Terminal is a terminal emulation application that you can use to perform the following actions:

Access a UNIX shell in the GNOME environment.

A shell is a program that interprets and executes the commands that you type at a command line prompt. When you start GNOME Terminal, the application starts the default shell that is specified in your system account. You can switch to a different shell at any time.

Run any application that is designed to run on VT102, VT220, and xterm terminals.

GNOME Terminal emulates the xterm program developed by the X Consortium. In turn, the xterm program emulates the DEC VT102 terminal and also supports the DEC VT220 escape sequences. An escape sequence is a series of characters that starts with the Esc character.

GNOME Terminal accepts all of the escape sequences that the VT102 and VT220 terminals use for functions such as positioning the cursor and clearing the screen.

-e, --command=STRING

Execute the argument to this option inside the terminal.

-x, --execute

Execute the remainder of the command line inside the terminal.

--window-with-profile=PROFILENAME

Open a new window containing a tab with the given profile. More than one of these options can be provided.

--tab-with-profile=PROFILENAME

Open a tab in the window with the given profile. More than one of these options can be provided, to open several tabs .

--window-with-profile-internal-id=PROFILEID

Open a new window containing a tab with the given profile ID. Used internally to save sessions.

--tab-with-profile-internal-id=PROFILEID

Open a tab in the window with the given profile ID. Used internally to save sessions.

--role=ROLE

Set the role for the last-specified window; applies to only one window; can be specified once for each window you create from the command line.

--show-menubar

Turn on the menu bar for the last-specified window; applies to only one window; can be specified once for each window you create from the command line.

--hide-menubar

Turn off the menu bar for the last-specified window; applies to only one window; can be specified once for each window you create from the command line.

--geometry=GEOMETRY

X geometry specification (see "X" man page), can be specified once per window to be opened.

--disable-factory

Do not register with the activation name server, do not re-use an active terminal.

-t, --title=TITLE

Set the terminal’s title to TITLE.

--working-directory=DIRNAME

Set the terminal’s working directory to DIRNAME.

--usage

Display brief usage message.

-?, --help

Show help message.

This manual page was written by Christian Marillat marillat@debian.org for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

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