ibus-daemon man page

ibus-daemon — daemon program for ibus


ibus-daemon [OPTION]...


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-daemon is a daemon program for ibus and it is also a start up program for users to activate ibus daemon, engines and panel.

Help Options

-h, --help

Show help options

Application Options

-d, --daemonize

run ibus as background process.

-s, --single

do not execute panel and config module.

-x, --xim

execute ibus XIM server.

-n, --desktop=name

specify the name of desktop session. [default=gnome]

-p, --panel=cmdline

specify the cmdline of panel program.

-c, --config=cmdline

specify the cmdline of config program.

-a, --address=address

specify the address of ibus daemon.

-r, --replace

if there is an old ibus-daemon is running, it will be replaced.

-t, --cache=mode [default is auto]

force to re-scan components, and re-create registry cache. auto, refresh, none is available.

-o, --timeout=timeout [default is 2000]

dbus reply timeout in milliseconds.

-j, --monitor-timeout=timeout [default is 0]

timeout of poll changes of engines in seconds. 0 to disable it.

-m, --mem-profile

enable memory profile, send SIGUSR2 to print out the memory profile.

-v, --verbose



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

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April 2010 1.5.15 User Commands