i3-sensible-terminal man page

i3-sensible-terminal — launches $TERMINAL with fallbacks


i3-sensible-terminal [arguments]


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):

Please don’t complain about the order: If the user has any preference, they will have $TERMINAL set or modified their i3 configuration file.

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Michael Stapelberg and contributors

Referenced By


11/08/2016 i3 4.13 i3 Manual