alacritty - Man Page

A fast, cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator

Examples (TL;DR)

Synopsis

alacritty [Flags] [Options]

Description

Alacritty is a modern terminal emulator that comes with sensible defaults, but allows for extensive configuration. By integrating with other applications, rather than reimplementing their functionality, it manages to provide a flexible set of features with high performance.

Flags

-h,  --help

Prints help information

--hold

Remain open after child process exits

--print-events

Print all events to stdout

-q

Reduces the level of verbosity (the min level is -qq)

--ref-test

Generates ref test

-v

Increases the level of verbosity (the max level is -vvv)

-V,  --version

Prints version information

Options

--class <instance> | <instance>,<general>

Defines the window class hint on Linux [default: Alacritty,Alacritty]

On Wayland the instance class sets the `app_id`, while the general class is ignored.

-e,  --command <command>...

Command and args to execute (must be last argument)

--config-file <config-file>

Specify alternative configuration file

Alacritty looks for the configuration file at the following paths:
   1. $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/alacritty/alacritty.yml
   2. $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/alacritty.yml
   3. $HOME/.config/alacritty/alacritty.yml
   4. $HOME/.alacritty.yml

On Windows, the configuration file is located at %APPDATA%\alacritty\alacritty.yml.

--embed <parent>

Defines the X11 window ID (as a decimal integer) to embed Alacritty within

-o,  --option <option>...

Override configuration file options [example: cursor.style=Beam]

-t,  --title <title>

Defines the window title [default: Alacritty]

--working-directory <working-directory>

Start the shell in the specified working directory

See Also

See the alacritty github repository at https://github.com/alacritty/alacritty for the full documentation.

Bugs

Found a bug? Please report it at https://github.com/alacritty/alacritty/issues.

Maintainers

Referenced By

xde-menu(1).

August 2018 alacritty 0.7.2