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I3-SENSIBLE-TERMIN(1) i3 Manual I3-SENSIBLE-TERMIN(1)

NAME

i3-sensible-terminal - launches $TERMINAL with fallbacks

SYNOPSIS

i3-sensible-terminal [arguments]

DESCRIPTION

i3-sensible-terminal is invoked in the i3 default config to start a terminal. This wrapper script is necessary since there is no distribution-independent terminal launcher (but for example Debian has x-terminal-emulator). Distribution packagers are responsible for shipping this script in a way which is appropriate for the distribution.
 
It tries to start one of the following (in that order):
 
•$TERMINAL (this is a non-standard variable)
 
•x-terminal-emulator (only present on Debian and derivatives)
 
•urxvt
 
•rxvt
 
•termit
 
•terminator
 
•Eterm
 
•aterm
 
•uxterm
 
•xterm
 
•gnome-terminal
 
•roxterm
 
•xfce4-terminal
 
•termite
 
•lxterminal
 
•mate-terminal
 
•terminology
 
•st
 
•qterminal
 
•lilyterm
 
•tilix
 
•terminix
 
•konsole
 
Please don’t complain about the order: If the user has any preference, they will have $TERMINAL set or modified their i3 configuration file.

SEE ALSO

i3(1)

AUTHOR

Michael Stapelberg and contributors
09/24/2017 i3 4.14.1