st-user man page

st-user — st reconfiguration helper and launcher script


st-user is a helper script for running and reconfiguring st if neccessarry.

Running st-user starts the Fedora build by default. If you wish to customize your configuration, put your st configuration header file to $HOME/.st/config.h and adjust it according to your needs. The official Fedora configuration file might be a useful template. See the Files section of this manual.

Every time the user configuration file has changed or new patches have been added, st-user will rebuild the user st binary prior to its execution.

Fedora utilizes alternatives to choose whether the system build, also installed as st-fedora, or the custom build is run. If available, custom builds are preferred.


    - User st directory
    - User st configuration
    - Optional patches to apply
    - st sources
    - Fedora build configuration

See Also

st(1), update-alternatives(8)


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Written by Petr Šabata <>, 2014.