ibus - Man Page

command line utility for ibus

Synopsis

ibus Command [OPTION]...

Description

IBus is an Intelligent Input Bus. It is a new input framework for Linux OS. It provides full featured and user friendly input method user interface.  It also may help developers to develop input method easily.  

ibus is a command line utility which can restart or exit ibus-daemon, get or set the current ibus engine or list the ibus engines.

Homepage: https://github.com/ibus/ibus/wiki

Command

help

Show the commands list.

engine [ENGINE_NAME]

Show the curent ibus engine when ENGINE_NAME is not given. Set ENGINE_NAME to the current ibus engine.

exit

Exit ibus-daemon.

list-engine

Show ibus engines list.

restart [--type=TYPE|--verbose|--help]

Restart ibus-daemon. This command tries to restart ibus-daemon via systemd firstly and directly secondary by default. If --type=systemd is given, It tries to restart via systemd only. If --type=direct is given, It tries to restart with an IBus API only. GNOME desktop runs ibus-daemon via systemd and other desktops run ibus-daemon directly.

start [--type=TYPE|--verbose|--help]

Start ibus-daemon. This command tries to start ibus-daemon via systemd firstly and directly secondary by default. If --type=systemd is given, It tries to start as a background process via systemd only. If --type=direct is given, It tries to start directly only as a foreground process and other option arguments of ibus command are sent to ibus-daemon. E.g. ibus start --type=direct --xim & GNOME desktop runs ibus-daemon via systemd and other desktops run ibus-daemon directly.

version

Show the ibus version.

read-cache [--system|--file=FILE|--help]

Show the content of the user registry cache if --system is not given. Show the content of the system registry cache if --system is given. Show the content of the custom registry cache FILE if --file=FILE is given.

write-cache [--system|--file=FILE|--help]

Save the user registry cache if --system is not given. Save the system registry cache if --system is given. Save the custom registry cache FILE if --file=FILE is given.

By default, it reads the component XML files from the standard component directory (/usr/share/ibus/component), you can set IBUS_COMPONENT_PATH environment variable for custom component directories, separated by ':'.

address

Show the D-Bus address of ibus-daemon.

read-config

Print the setting values in a gsettings configuration file.

reset-config

Reset the user setting values to the default ones in a gsettings configuration file.

watch

Under construction.

emoji [--font=FONT|--lang=LANG|--help|--partial-match]

Launch IBus Emojier ( ibus-emoji (1) ) and save the selected emoji to your clipboard. Can choose an emoji font with --font option. Can choose a language of emoji annotations with --lang option. If LANG="en", IBus Emojier loads /usr/share/ibus/dicts/emoji-en.dict . --partial-match option enables to match annotations with a partial string. These settings are available with ibus-setup (1) utility.

im-module [--type=TYPE|--help]

Show an internal im-module value in a virtual GTK application. If IBus is installed and configured properly, the output is "ibus". This sub-command is useful for some users who build IBus from the source codes and check the configurations. Currently the sub-command supports GTK applications only and the default is GTK3. If you wish to check a GTK4 application, you can specify --type=gtk4 option and you can choose one of "gtk2", "gtk3" and "gtk4".

Bugs

If you find a bug, please report it at https://github.com/ibus/ibus/issues

See Also

ibus-emoji(7)

Referenced By

ibus-daemon(1), ibus-emoji(7), ibus-setup(1), input-pad(1).

Jul 2022 1.5.26