alacritty-msg - Man Page

Send messages to Alacritty

Synopsis

alacritty msg [Options] <MESSAGE> [MESSAGE_OPTIONS]

Description

This command communicates with running Alacritty instances through a socket, making it possible to control Alacritty without directly accessing it.

Options

-s, --socket <socket> Path for IPC socket creation

Messages

create-window

Create a new window in the same Alacritty process

Options

--hold

Remain open after child process exits

--working-directory <working-directory>

Start the shell in the specified working directory

-e, ā€‰--command <command>...

Command and args to execute (must be last argument)

config

Update the Alacritty configuration

Args

<CONFIG_OPTIONS>...

Configuration file options [example: cursor.style=Beam]

Options

-w, ā€‰--window-id <WINDOW_ID>

Window ID for the new config.

Use `-1` to apply this change to all windows.

[default: $ALACRITTY_WINDOW_ID]

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

Info

October 2021 alacritty 0.12.2