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Command-line Options

Here is a summary of all the options, grouped by type. Explanations are in the following sections.

General Options
-h, --help ; -V, --version ; --disable-server ; --color-table ; --default-display=display ; --default-working-directory=directory
Window or Tab Separators
--tab ; --window
Tab Options
-x, --execute ; -e, --command=command ; --working-directory=directory ; -T, --title=title ; -H, --hold
Window Options
--display=display ; --geometry=geometry ; --role=role ; --startup-id=string ; -I, --icon=icon ; --fullscreen ; --maximize ; --show-menubar , --hide-menubar ; --show-borders , --hide-borders ; --show-toolbar , --hide-toolbar

General Options

-h, --help
List the various command line options supported by Terminal and exit
-V, --version
Display version information and exit
--disable-server
Do not register with the D-BUS session message bus. This ensures the new window will run in a new process, not trying to open a new window from a running instance.
--color-table
Print a table showing all colors in the color palette.
--default-display=display
Default X display to use.
--default-working-directory=directory
Set directory as the default working directory for the terminal

Window or Tab Separators

--tab
Open a new tab in the last-specified window; more than one of these options can be provided. If you start with --tab as the first option, terminal will use the last opened window to open the tab in, this can also be combined with --drop-down.
--window
Open a new window containing one tab; more than one of these options can be provided

Tab Options

-x, --execute
Execute the remainder of the command line inside the terminal
-e, --command=command
Execute command inside the terminal
--working-directory=directory
Set directory as the working directory for the terminal
-T, --title=title
Set title as the initial window title for the terminal
-H, --hold
Causes the terminal to be kept around after the child command has terminated

Window Options

--display=display
X display to use for the last- specified window.
--geometry=geometry
Sets the geometry of the last-specified window to geometry. You can use this to set the columns and rows with the format COLUMNSxROWS, but also to set a position +XOFF+YOFF or both COLUMNSxROWS+XOFF+YOFF. The offsets can also be negative to define a right or bottom offset. See also X(7).
--role=role
Sets the window role of the last-specified window to role. Applies to only one window and can be specified once for each window you create from the command line. The role is a unique identifier for the window to be used when restoring a session.
--startup-id=string
Specifies the startup notification id for the last-specified window. Used internally to forward the startup notification id when using the D-BUS service.
-I, --icon=icon
Set the terminal's icon as an icon name or filename.
--fullscreen
Set the last-specified window into fullscreen mode; applies to only one window; can be specified once for each window you create from the command line.
--maximize
Set the last-specified window into maximized mode; applies to only one window; can be specified once for each window you create from the command line.
--show-menubar
Turn on the menubar for the last-specified window. Can be specified once for each window you create from the command line.
--hide-menubar
Turn off the menubar for the last-specified window. Can be specified once for each window you create from the command line.
--show-borders
Turn on the window decorations for the last-specified window. Applies to only one window. Can be specified once for each window you create from the command line.
--hide-borders
Turn off the window decorations for the last-specified window. Applies to only one window. Can be specified once for each window you create from the command line.
--show-toolbar
Turn on the toolbar for the last-specified window. Applies to only one window. Can be specified once for each window you create from the command line.
--hide-toolbar
Turn off the toolbar for the last-specified window. Applies to only one window. Can be specified once for each window you create from the command line.
apps/terminal/command-line.txt · Last modified: 2013/01/10 11:06 by nick