i3-sensible-terminal

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

       ·   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



i3 4.17.1                         09/01/2019             I3-SENSIBLE-TERMIN(1)