mate-terminal man page

mate-terminal — 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 <> (2014) and Abel McClendon <> (2014)

for the Mate Documentation Team.

See Also

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

Further information may also be available at:


11 December 2014 MATE Desktop Environment User Commands