I3\-SENSIBLE\-TERMIN

Section: i3 Manual (1)
Updated: 11/17/2019
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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

• kitty

• guake

• tilda

• alacritty

• hyper

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


 

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