otter-browser - Man Page

the web browser controlled by the user, not vice-versa


otter-browser [Options] [PATH|URL|TERM...]


See the Otter Browser wiki for help on using the browser:




Specifies the directory that profile (user data) is kept in. Defaults to ~/.config/otter.


Specifies the directory that cache data is kept in. Defaults to ~/.cache/otter.


Tries to load session specified by IDENTIFIER.


Starts private session.


Forces session chooser dialog.


Sets profile and cache paths to directories inside the same directory as that of application binary.


Loads URL in new tab.


Loads URL in new private tab.


Loads URL in new window.


Loads URL in new private window.


Tells application to avoid writing data to disk.


Prints out diagnostic report and exits application.

-h, ā€‰--help

Show list of supported command line options.

-v, ā€‰--version

Show version information.

As a Qt application, Otter also obeys Qt command-line flags, see the Qt documentation for complete list:




Default directory for configuration data.


Default directory for cache data.


Bug tracker:

Be sure to do your search within open and closed issues before submitting reports.


The Otter Browser team - <>


January 2015 USER COMMANDS