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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.