qutebrowser man page

qutebrowser — a keyboard-driven, vim-like browser based on PyQt5 and QtWebKit.

Synopsis

qutebrowser [-OPTION [...]] [:COMMAND [...]] [URL [...]]

Description

qutebrowser is a keyboard-focused browser with a minimal GUI. It’s based on Python, PyQt5 and QtWebKit and free software, licensed under the GPL.

It was inspired by other browsers/addons like dwb and Vimperator/Pentadactyl.

Note the commands and settings of qutebrowser are not described in this manpage, but in the help integrated in qutebrowser - use the ":help" command to show it.

Options

positional arguments

:command

Commands to execute on startup.

URL

URLs to open on startup (empty as a window separator).

optional arguments

-h, --help

show this help message and exit

--basedir BASEDIR

Base directory for all storage.

-V, --version

Show version and quit.

-s SECTION OPTION VALUE, --set SECTION OPTION VALUE

Set a temporary setting for this session.

-r SESSION, --restore SESSION

Restore a named session.

-R, --override-restore

Don’t restore a session even if one would be restored.

--target {auto,tab,tab-bg,tab-silent,tab-bg-silent,window}

How URLs should be opened if there is already a qutebrowser instance running.

--backend {webkit,webengine}

Which backend to use (webengine backend is EXPERIMENTAL!).

--enable-webengine-inspector

Enable the web inspector for QtWebEngine. Note that this is a SECURITY RISK and you should not visit untrusted websites with the inspector turned on. See https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-50725 for more details.

debug arguments

-l {critical,error,warning,info,debug,vdebug}, --loglevel {critical,error,warning,info,debug,vdebug}

Set loglevel

--logfilter LOGFILTER

Comma-separated list of things to be logged to the debug log on stdout.

--loglines LOGLINES

How many lines of the debug log to keep in RAM (-1: unlimited).

--debug

Turn on debugging options.

--json-logging

Output log lines in JSON format (one object per line).

--nocolor

Turn off colored logging.

--force-color

Force colored logging

--harfbuzz {old,new,system,auto}

HarfBuzz engine version to use. Default: auto.

--relaxed-config

Silently remove unknown config options.

--nowindow

Don’t show the main window.

--debug-exit

Turn on debugging of late exit.

--pdb-postmortem

Drop into pdb on exceptions.

--temp-basedir

Use a temporary basedir.

--no-err-windows

Don’t show any error windows (used for tests/smoke.py).

--qt-arg NAME VALUE

Pass an argument with a value to Qt. For example, you can do --qt-arg geometry 650x555+200+300 to set the window geometry.

--qt-flag QT_FLAG

Pass an argument to Qt as flag.

Files

· ~/.config/qutebrowser/qutebrowser.conf: Main config file.
· ~/.config/qutebrowser/quickmarks: Saved quickmarks.
· ~/.config/qutebrowser/keys.conf: Defined key bindings.
· ~/.local/share/qutebrowser/: Various state information.
· ~/.cache/qutebrowser/: Temporary data.

Note qutebrowser conforms to the XDG basedir specification - if XDG_CONFIG_HOME, XDG_DATA_HOME or XDG_CACHE_HOME are set in the environment, the directories configured there are used instead of the above defaults.

Bugs

Bugs are tracked in the Github issue tracker at https://github.com/The-Compiler/qutebrowser/issues.

If you found a bug, use the built-in :report command to create a bug report with all information needed.

If you prefer, you can also write to the mailinglist at qutebrowser@lists.qutebrowser.org instead.

For security bugs, please contact me directly at me@the-compiler.org, GPG ID 0xFD55A072.

Resources

· Website: https://www.qutebrowser.org/
· Mailinglist: qutebrowser@lists.qutebrowser.org / https://lists.schokokeks.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/qutebrowser
· Announce-only mailinglist: qutebrowser-announce@lists.qutebrowser.org / https://lists.schokokeks.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/qutebrowser-announce
· IRC: #qutebrowser on Freenode
· Github: https://github.com/The-Compiler/qutebrowser

Author

qutebrowser was written by Florian Bruhin. All contributors can be found in the README file distributed with qutebrowser.

Info

02/11/2017 qutebrowser manpage