sakura man page

sakura — A simple but powerful libvte-based terminal emulator.

Synopsis

sakura [options...]

Description

sakura is a terminal emulator based on GTK+ and VTE. It's a terminal emulator with few dependencies, so you don't need a full GNOME desktop installed to have a decent terminal emulator.

Help Options

-?, --help

Show help options.

--help-all

Show all help options

--help-gtk

Show GTK+ Options

Application Options

-v, --version

Print version number

-f, --font

Select initial terminal font

-n, --ntabs

Select initial number of tabs

-x, --execute

Execute command

-e, --xterm-execute

Execute command (compatible with xterm's -e option)

-l, --login

Login shell

-t, --title

Set window title

-c, --columns

Set columns number

-r, --rows

Set rows number

-h, --hold

Hold window after execute command

-d, --working-directory

Set working directory

-m, --maximize

Maximize window

-s, --fullscreen

Fullscreen mode

--display=DISPLAY

X display to use

--config-file=FILENAME

Use alternate configurtation file. Path is relative to the sakura config dir. (Example: ~/.config/sakura/FILENAME).

GTK+ Options

--class=CLASS

Program class as used by the window manager

--name=NAME

Program name as used by the window manager

--screen=SCREEN

X screen to use

--sync

Make X calls synchronous

--gtk-module=MODULES

Load additional GTK+ modules

--g-fatal-warnings

Make all warnings fatal

Keybindings Support

sakura supports keyboard bindings. They are configurable by setting the following properties in your sakura config file (~/.config/sakura/sakura.conf).

Accelerators

Accelerators can be set to any mask value from the GdkModifierType in gdktypes.h; see:

http://www.krugle.org/examples/p-6R7SuZt1c28ljzpZ/gdktypes.h

or, on your own system:

/usr/include/gtk-2.0/gdk/gdkkeysyms.h

Mask values can be combined by ORing them.

For example, to set the delete tab accelerator to Ctrl + Shift:

del_tab_accelerator=5

because GDK_SHIFT_MASK has a value of 1 (1 << 0), and GDK_CONTROL_MASK has a value of 4 (1 << 2); ORing them together, you get 5.

I realise that this configuration is not so friendly to non-programmers, but it is a start. :)

Keys

For example, to set the add tab key to 'T':

add_tab_key=T

Before sakura used keycodes instead of strings. They're still valid.

Defaults

    Ctrl + Shift + T                 -> New tab
    Ctrl + Shift + W                 -> Close current tab
    Ctrl + Shift + C                 -> Copy selected text
    Ctrl + Shift + V                 -> Paste selected text
    Alt  + Left cursor               -> Previous tab
    Alt  + Right cursor              -> Next tab
    Alt  + [1-9]                     -> Switch to tab N (1-9)
    Ctrl + Shift + S                 -> Toggle scrollbar
    Ctrl + Shift + Mouse left button -> Open link
    F11                              -> Fullscreen
    Shift + PageUp                   -> Move up through scrollback by page
    Shift + PageDown                 -> Move down through scrollback by page
    Ctrl + Shift + Up                -> Move up through scrollback by line
    Ctrl + Shift + Down              -> Move down through scrollback by line

You can also increase and decrease the font size in the GTK+ standard way (not configurable):

    Ctrl + '+'                       -> Increase font size
    Ctrl + '-'                       -> Decrease font size

Bugs

sakura is hosted on Launchpad. Bugs can be filed at:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/sakura

Authors

sakura was written by David Gómez <david@pleyades.net>.

This manual page was written by Andrew Starr-Bochicchio <a.starr.b@gmail.com>.

Both are released under the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later.

Info

2014-12-10 3.2.0