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mate-terminal - Man Page

manual page for MATE Terminal Emulator



mate-terminal [OPTION...]

Help Options

-h,  --help

Show help options


Show all help options


Show terminal options


Show per-window options


Show per-terminal options


Show GTK+ Options


Show session management options

Options to open new windows or terminal tabs; more than one of these may be specified


Open a new window containing a tab with the default profile


Open a new tab in the last-opened window with the default profile

Window options; if used before the first --window or --tab argument, sets the default for all windows


Turn on the menubar


Turn off the menubar


Maximize the window


Full-screen the window


Set the window size; for example: 80x24, or 80x24+200+200 (COLSxROWS+X+Y)


Set the window role


Set the last specified tab as the active one in its window

Terminal options; if used before the first --window or --tab argument, sets the default for all terminals

-e,  --command

Execute the argument to this option inside the terminal

-x,  --execute

Execute the remainder of the command line inside the terminal


Use the given profile instead of the default profile

-t,  --title=TITLE

Set the terminal title


Set the working directory


Set the terminal's zoom factor (1.0 = normal size)

GTK+ Options


Program class as used by the window manager


Program name as used by the window manager


X screen to use


Make X calls synchronous


Load additional GTK+ modules


Make all warnings fatal

Session management options


Disable connection to session manager


Specify file containing saved configuration


Specify session management ID

Application Options


Do not register with the activation nameserver, do not re-use an active terminal


Load a terminal configuration file


Save the terminal configuration to a file


X display to use


Adam Erdman <hekel@archlinux.info> (2014) and Abel McClendon <hcmmac@hosscomm.com> (2014)

for the Mate Documentation Team.

See Also

The full documentation for mate-terminal is maintained as a Texinfo manual.

If the info and mate-terminal programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info mate-terminal

should give you access to the complete manual.

More MATE Terminal documentation can be found from the Help menu, or by pressing the F1 key.

Further information may also be available at: http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/docs

Referenced By


11 December 2014 MATE Desktop Environment