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NAME

xfce4-terminal - A Terminal emulator for X

SYNOPSIS

xfce4-terminal [OPTION...]

DESCRIPTION

xfce4-terminal is what is known as an X terminal emulator, often referred to as terminal or shell. It provides an equivalent to the old-fashioned text screen on your desktop, but one which can easily share the screen with other graphical applications. Windows users may already be familiar with the MS-DOS Prompt utility, which has the analogous function of offering a DOS command-line under Windows, though one should note that the UNIX CLI offer far more power and ease of use than does DOS.
xfce4-terminal emulates the xterm application developed by the X Consortium. In turn, the xterm application emulates the DEC VT102 terminal and also supports the DEC VT220 escape sequences. An escape sequence is a series of characters that start with the Esc character. xfce4-terminal accepts all of the escape sequences that the VT102 and VT220 terminals use for functions such as to position the cursor and to clear the screen.

OPTIONS

Option Summary

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; -T, --title=title; --dynamic-title-mode=mode; --initial-title=title; --working-directory=directory; -H, --hold; --active-tab; --color-text=color; --color-bg= color
Window Options
--display=display; --drop-down; --geometry=geometry; --role=role; --startup-id=string; -I, --icon=icon; --fullscreen; --maximize; --minimize; --show-menubar, --hide-menubar; --show-borders, --hide-borders; --show-toolbar, --hide-toolbar; --show-scrollbar, --hide-scrollbar; --font= font; --zoom=zoom

General Options

-h, --help
List the various command line options supported by xfce4-terminal and exit
-V, --version
Display version information and exit
--disable-server
Do not register with the D-BUS session message bus
--color-table
Echo the color codes
--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 use this as the first option, without --window separators, the last window will be re-used.
--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
-T, --title=title
Set title as the window title for the terminal (ignores dynamically-set title)
--dynamic-title-mode=mode
Set mode as the dynamically-set title mode for the terminal, one of: 'replace', 'before', 'after', 'none'
--initial-title=title
Set title as the initial window title for the terminal (respects dynamically-set title)
--working-directory=directory
Set directory as the working directory for the terminal
-H, --hold
Causes the terminal to be kept around after the child command has terminated
--active-tab
Makes the terminal active: useful when a terminal window contains multiple tabs
--color-text=color
Set color as the text color for the terminal per the following specification: https://developer.gnome.org/gdk3/stable/gdk3-RGBA-Colors.html#gdk-rgba-parse
--color-bg=color
Set color as the background color for the terminal per the following specification: https://developer.gnome.org/gdk3/stable/gdk3-RGBA-Colors.html#gdk-rgba-parse

Window Options

--display=display
X display to use for the last- specified window.
--drop-down
Will start the window in drop-down mode (also called a Quake-style terminal). This will only apply to the first window started with this option. It is advised to bind this to a shortcut in the keyboard preferences.
--geometry=geometry
Sets the geometry of the last-specified window to geometry. Read X(7) for more information on how to specify window geometries.
--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.
--minimize
Set the last-specified window into minimized 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.
--show-scrollbar
Turn on the scrollbar for the last-specified window. Scrollbar position is taken from the settings; if position is None, the default position is Right side. Applies to only one window. Can be specified once for each window you create from the command line.
--hide-scrollbar
Turn off the scrollbar for the last-specified window. Applies to only one window. Can be specified once for each window you create from the command line.
--font=font
Set the terminal font.
--zoom=zoom
Set the zoom level: the font size will be multiplied by this level. The range is from -7 to 7, default is 0. Each step multiplies the size by 1.2, i.e. level 7 is 3.5831808 (1.2^7) times larger than the default size.

EXAMPLES

xfce4-terminal --geometry 80x40 --command mutt --tab --command mc
Opens a new terminal window with a geometry of 80 columns and 40 rows and two tabs in it, where the first tab runs mutt and the second tab runs mc.

ENVIRONMENT

xfce4-terminal uses the Basedir Specification as defined on Freedesktop.org[1] to locate its data and configuration files. This means that file locations will be specified as a path relative to the directories described in the specification.
${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}
The first base directory to look for configuration files. By default this is set to ~/.config/.
${XDG_CONFIG_DIRS}
A colon separated list of base directories that contain configuration data. By default the application will look in ${sysconfdir}/xdg/. The value of ${sysconfdir} depends on how the program was build and will often be /etc/ for binary packages.
${XDG_DATA_HOME}
The root for all user-specific data files. By default this is set to ~/.local/share/.
${XDG_DATA_DIRS}
A set of preference ordered base directories relative to which data files should be searched in addition to the ${XDG_DATA_HOME} base directory. The directories should be separated with a colon.

FILES

${XDG_CONFIG_DIRS}/xfce4/terminal/terminalrc
This is the location of the configuration file that includes the preferences which control the look and feel of xfce4-terminal. Note: any update made to the configuration file via an external editor will be picked up by xfce4-terminal instances running.
${XDG_CONFIG_DIRS}/xfce4/terminal/accels.scm
This is the location of the keyboard shortcuts configuration file for xfce4-terminal. Editing this file allows to modify or disable shortcuts for the supported actions.

SEE ALSO

bash(1), X(7)

AUTHORS

Igor Zakharov <f2404@yandex.ru>
Developer
Nick Schermer <nick@xfce.org>
Developer
Benedikt Meurer <benny@xfce.org>
 
Software developer, os-cillation, System development,
Developer

NOTES

1.
Freedesktop.org
http://freedesktop.org/
05/15/2018 xfce4-terminal 0.8.7.4