terminology man page

Terminology — Terminal Emulator written with EFL (Enlightenment Foundation Libraries).

Synopsis

terminology [options]

Description

This is an EFL terminal emulator with some extra bells and whistles. It has many features including split terminal support, support for tabs, preview icons for files and so on...

Options

-e, --exec <cmnd>

Specify command to execute. Defaults to $SHELL (or passwd shell or /bin/sh) When used along with -S/--split, each argument is used as a command for a split, leaving away the extra arguments. With 3 splits, one vertical, a command on the right, an horizontal split on the left with only a command on the bottom, the following arguments should be used: --split v-h-- -e command1 $SHELL command2

-d=CURRENT-DIRECTORY, --current-directory=CURRENT-DIRECTORY

Change to directory for execution of terminal command. Type: STR.

-t=THEME, --theme=THEME

Use the named edje theme or path to theme file. Type: STR.

-b=BACKGROUND, --background=BACKGROUND

Use the named file as a background wallpaper for terminology. Type: STR.

-g=GEOMETRY, --geometry=GEOMETRY

Terminal geometry to use (eg 80x24 or 80x24+50+20 etc.). Type: STR.

-n=NAME, --name=NAME

Set window name. Type: STR.

-r=ROLE, --role=ROLE

Set window role. Type: STR.

-S=vh-, --split=vh-

Terminology can start with splits opened as described below. The arguments are a string with the following characters:
-S v splits terminal vertically
-S h splits horizontally
- defines a placeholder for a shell or a command when used with
--exec/-e
Examples:
                     ______
                     |  |  |
$ terminology -S v   |__|__|

                     ______
                     |_____|
$ terminology -S h   |_____|

                      ______
                      |__|  |
$ terminology -S vh   |__|__|

                      ______
                      |  |__|
$ terminology -S v-h  |__|__|

                        ______
$ terminology -S vh--h  |__|__|
                 hv--v  |__|__|
Type: STR.

-T=TITLE, --title=TITLE

Set window title. Type: STR.

-i=ICON-NAME, --icon-name=ICON-NAME

Set icon name. Type: STR.

-f=FONT, --font=FONT

Set font (NAME/SIZE for scalable, NAME for bitmap. Type: STR.

-v=VIDEO-MODULE, --video-module=VIDEO-MODULE

Set emotion module to use. Choices are: auto, gstreamer, xine, generic.

-l=LOGIN, --login=LOGIN

Run the shell as a login shell. Type: BOOL.

-m=VIDEO-MUTE, --video-mute=VIDEO-MUTE

Set mute mode for video playback. Type: BOOL.

-c=CURSOR-BLINK, --cursor-blink=CURSOR-BLINK

Set cursor blink mode. Type: BOOL.

-G=VISUAL-BELL, --visual-bell=VISUAL-BELL

Set visual bell mode. Type: BOOL.

-F, --fullscreen

Go into the fullscreen mode from start.

-I, --iconic

Go into an iconic state from the start.

-B, --borderless

Become a borderless managed window.

-O, --override

Become an override-redirect window.

-M, --maximized

Become maximized from the start.

-W, --nowm

Terminology is run without a wm.

-H, --hold

Don't exit when the command process exits.

-s, --single

Force single executable if multi-instance is enabled..

-2, --256color

Set TERM to xterm-256color instead of xterm.

--active-links=ACTIVATE-LINKS

Whether to highlight links. Type: BOOL.

-V, --version

Show program version.

-C, --copyright

Show copyright.

-L, --license

Show license.

-h, --help

Show this message.

Controls / Shortcuts

Shift+PgUp

Scroll terminology one page up.

Shift+PgDn

Scroll terminology one page down.

Shift+Up

Scroll terminology one line up.

Shift+Down

Scroll terminology one line down.

Shift+Home

Scroll terminology to the top of the backlog.

Shift+End

Reset scroll in terminology.

Shift+Left

Switch focus to previous terminal inside a window when using splits, or the previous tab.

Shift+Right

Switch focus to next terminal inside a window when using splits, or the next tab.

Shift+Insert

Paste Clipboard (ctrl+v/c) selection.

Shift+Ctrl+Insert

Paste Primary (highlight) selection.

Shift+Keypad-Plus

Font size up by one unit.

Shift+Keypad-Minus

Font size down by one unit.

Shift+Keypad-Multiply

Reset font size.

Shift+Keypad-Divide

Copy highlight to Clipboard (same as ctrl+c in gui apps).

Ctrl+PgUp

Switch focus to previous terminal inside a window when using splits, or the previous tab.

Ctrl+PgDn

Switch focus to next terminal inside a window when using splits, or the next tab.

Ctrl+Shift+h

Toggle displaying the miniview of the history.

Ctrl+Alt+t

Set tab's title.

Ctrl+Shift+t

Create a new terminal on top of current inside window (tabs).

Ctrl+Shift+n

Launch new terminology.

Ctrl+Shift+End

Close the current terminal.

Ctrl+Shift+Home

Bring up "tab" switcher.

Ctrl+Shift+PgUp

Split terminal horizontally (one terminal above the other).

Ctrl+Shift+PgDn

Split terminal vertically (one terminal to the left of the other).

Alt+Home

Enter command mode (enter commands to control terminology itself).

Alt+Return

Paste primary selection.

Alt+g

Group input: send input to all visible terminals in the window

Alt+Shift+g

Group input: send input to all terminals in the window

Alt+w

Copy selection to primary.

Alt+Up

Focus the terminal above

Alt+Down

Focus the terminal down

Alt+Left

Focus the terminal on the left

Alt+Right

Focus the terminal on the right

Ctrl+Shift+c

Copy current selection to clipboard.

Ctrl+Shift+v

Paste current clipboard selection.

Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+0

Switch to terminal tab 1 through 10.

Ctrl+Alt+Equal

Increase font size. Note that it works on scalable fonts only.

Ctrl+Alt+Minus

Decrease font size. Note that it works on scalable fonts only.

Ctrl+Alt+0

Reset font to default setting saved in config.

Ctrl+Alt+9

Display big font size (10x20 bitmap, or size 20 with scalable).

Mouse Controls

Right mouse click

Bring up controls menus.

Middle mouse click

Paste highlight selection.

Left mouse click/drag

Make a selection highlight.

Ctrl + Left mouse click/drag

Make a block selection.

Wheel

Scroll up or down in history.

Ctrl + Wheel

Zoom font size up/down.

Command Mode Commands

To enter command mode in terminology press Alt+Home. Currently command mode understands the following commands:

f

Reset font to default setting saved in config.

f+

Increase font size. Note that it works on scalable fonts only.

f-

Decrease font size. Note that it works on scalable fonts only.

fb

Display big font size (10x20 bitmap, or size 20 with scalable).

gNxM

Make terminal NxM chars in size (if possible). e.g. g80x48 g40x20. If just one number is provided, it will use the following shortcuts: g0=80x24; g1=80x40; g2=80x60; g3=80x80; g4=120x24; g5=120x40; g6=120x60; g7=120x80; g8=120x120

b

Reset the background (no media).

bPATH

Set the background media to an absolute file PATH.

Themes

Apart from the ones shipped with Terminology, themes can be stored in ~/.config/terminology/themes/.

Companion Tools

tyls

List directory contents with bells and whistles

tyalpha

Set transparency level of the background

tybg

Change the background image

tycat

Display inline a media file or a URI

typop

Display in a popup a media file or a URI

tyq

Queue media files or URI to be popped up

tysend

Send files to the terminal (useful through ssh)

Extended Escapes for Terminology

[\033][}][COMMAND][\000]

i.e.
 1.   ESC char (\033 or 0x1b)
 2.   } char
 3... sequence of UTF8 chars other than nul (\000 or 0x00).
 4    \000 char (nul byte or 0x00 to indicate end of sequence) e.g.
 echo -n '\033}Hello world\000'

Commands:

any values inside square brackets [] are to be replaced by some content (numbers, strings, paths, url's etc.). example:

aa[PATH-OF-FILE] should be come something like:
 aa/tmp/file.png or aa[true/false] should become something like:
 aatrue or
 aafalse

---

pn[FULL-PATH-OR-URL]
 popup the given media file/url now.

pq[FULL-PATH-OR-URL]
 queue a popup for the given media file/url.

bt[FULL-PATH-OR-URL]
 set the terminal background media file/url temporarily.

bp[FULL-PATH-OR-URL]
 set the terminal background media file/url permanently.

at[on/true/yes/off/false/no]
 set the terminal alpha state to be on, or off temporarily.

ap[on/true/yes/off/false/no]
 set the terminal alpha state to be on, or off permanently.

qs
 query grid and font size. stdin will have written to it:
   W;H;FW;FH
 where W is the width of the terminal grid in characters
 where H is the height of the terminal grid in characters
 where FW is the width of 1 character cell in pixels
 where FH is the height of 1 character cell in pixels

is[CW;H;FULL-PATH-OR-URL]
 insert STRETCHED media (where image will stretch to fill the
   cell area) and define expected cell area to be W cells
   wide and H cells high, with the image/media/url.
 where C is the replace character to be identified in later
   text where W is the width in character cells (up to 511).
 where H is the height in character cells (up to 511).

 note that this escape alone has no effect. It indicates a future intention of inserting media into the terminal. the terminal will EXPECT a grid of WxH "replace characters" to follow, with each sequence of such replace characters bebung with a ib escape command and ending with an ie escape command.

 the FULL-PATH-OR-URL for all  the i commands (is,
 ic, if, it) may be of the form:

   /full/path/to/file.png

 OR

   /full/path/to/link0full/path/to/file.png

   where a newline character separates a URI for a link and
     a full path to a file to display in the region. the link
     is the destination URI when a user may click on the given
     media image.

   example:

     printf("\ 33}is#5;3;%s 00"
            "\ 33}ib#####\ 33}ie\0
            "\ 33}ib#####\ 33}ie\0
            "\ 33}ib#####\ 33}ie\0, "/tmp/icon.png");

   note that # is the replace character, and later # chars if inside begin/end escapes, will be replaced by the given media indicated in the insert media escape.

ic[CW;H;FULL-PATH-OR-URL]
 insert CENTERED media (centered in cell area). Otherwise
   paramaters are identical to the is command, but
   retains aspect and is padded by blank space.

if[CW;H;FULL-PATH-OR-URL]
 insert FILLED media (fill in cell area). Otherwise paramaters
   are identical to the is command but ensures the entire
   area is filled like a background even if media goes beyond
   cell bounds and is clipped.

it[CW;H;FULL-PATH-OR-URL]
 insert THUMB media (thumbnail cell area). Otherwise paramaters
   are identical to the is command, but uses thumbnail
   generation to make a fast to load but low resolution version
   (cached) of the media.

it[CW;H;LINK\nFULL-PATH-OR-URL]
   insert THUMB media with link (thumbnail cell area). Otherwise parameters
   are identical to the is command, but uses thumbnail generation to
   make a fast to load but low resolution version (cached) of the media.
   LINK is a path (or url) to open _when_ the thumb is clicked on by the
   user.

ij[CW;H;FULL-PATH\nGROUP][\n][cmd1][\r\n][cmd2]...
   insert EDJE object with file path given, and the group name given.
   The command list (and the \n whitespace delimiter before the list)
   is optional, but is executed/parsed before display of the actual
   object to do things like initialize its initial state. See `iC`
   command for more details on the command list.

   Be aware that once you have an object with an assigned channel id,
   it can send back signals and messages via escapes on stdin. These
   escapes will follow terminology extended escape format
   (ESC + } ... 00), and the content will be one of:

     ;CHID\ndrag\nPART NAME\nVAL1\nVAL2
     ;CHID\ndrag,start\nPART NAME\nVAL1\nVAL2
     ;CHID\ndrag,stop\nPART NAME\nVAL1\nVAL2
     ;CHID\ndrag,step\nPART NAME\nVAL1\nVAL2
     ;CHID\drag,set\nPART NAME\nVAL1\nVAL2
     signal;CHID\nSIGNAL STRING\nSOURCE STRING
     message;CHID0PCODE ID0tring\nSTRING1
     message;CHID0PCODE ID0nt\nINT1
     message;CHID0PCODE ID0loat\nFLOAT1
     message;CHID0PCODE ID0tring_set\nSTRING1\nSTRING2\nSTRING3...
     message;CHID0PCODE ID0nt_set\nINT1\nINT2\nINT3...
     message;CHID0PCODE ID0loat_set\nFLOAT1\nFLOAT2\nFLOAT3...
     message;CHID0PCODE ID0tring_int\nSTRING1\nINT1
     message;CHID0PCODE ID0tring_float\nSTRING1\nFLOAT1
     message;CHID0PCODE ID0tring_int_set\nSTRING1\nINT1\nINT2\nINT3...
     message;CHID0PCODE ID0tring_float_set\nSTRING1\nFLOAT1\nFLOAT2\nFLOAT3...

iC[CHID]\n[cmd1][\r\n][cmd2][\r\n][cmd3]...
   send a COMMAND (cmd1, cmd2, cmd3 etc.) to an existing named
   channel id CHID. this can be a list of 1 or more command strings,
   with each string broken by a continuous sequence of 1 or more \r
   and/or \n characters. e.g. "\n", "\r", "\r\n",
   "\n\r", "\n\r\n\n\n", etc.

   commands understood are:

     text\nPART NAME\nTEXT STRING
       set the text of "PART NAME" to string "TEXT STRING"

     emit\nSIGNAL STRING\nSOURCE STRING
       emit signal "SIGNAL STRING" "SOURCE STRING"

     drag\nPART NAME\n[value|size|step|page]\nVAL1\nVAL2
       manipulate dragable of name "PART NAME" and either set
       "value", "size", "step" or "page" properties
       to "VAL1" and "VAL2" for x and y, where
       VAL1 and VAL2 are floating point values

     chid\nCHANNEL ID
       set the channel id of a given edje object (only valid in setup
       commands for the inline edje object) to "CHANNEL ID" so it can
       be addressed later.

     message\nOPCODE ID\n[string|int|float|string_set|int_set|...
     float_set|string|int|string_float|string_int_set|...
     string_float_set]\n[message data]
       send a message with opcode (integer) id "OPCODE ID" of one of
       the given types supported ("string", "int", "float",
       etc.) and then with the given "message data" at the end.
       message data format depends on message type:
       string:           STRING1
       int:              INT1
       float:            FLOAT1
       string_set:       STRING10TRING20TRING3...
       int_set:          INT10NT20NT3...
       float_set:        FLOAT10LOAT20LOAT3...
       string_int:       STRING10NT1
       string_float:     STRING10LOAT1
       string_int_set:   STRING10NT10NT20NT3...
       string_float_set: STRING10LOAT10LOAT20LOAT3...

ib
 begin media replace sequence run.

ie
 end media replace sequence run.

fr[PATH/FILE]
 begin file send for a file named PATH / FILE

fs[SIZE_BYTES]
 set the size in bytes of a file send started with the above fr escape

fd[CHECKSUM DATA]
 block of data for the current file transfer with checksum as a
 string decimal which is the sum of every byte when taken as an
 unsigned char per byte. the checksum is a signed 32bit integer.
 the checksum is the sum of the data after escaping. 4 bits at a
 time per data byte, encoded with high bits in one byte then low
 bits, with the bits encoded as 4 bit value being 0x40 + 4 bit value
 per byte. (@ == 0x0, A == 0x1, B == 0x2, ... N == 0xe, O == 0xf).
 so to rebuild a byte will be (((bytes[0] - 0x40) & 0xf) << 4) |
 ((bytes[1] - 0x40) & 0xf) per byte pair in the data block.

fx
 exit file send mode (normally at the end of the file or when it's
 complete)

Bugs

If you find a bug or for known issues/bugs/feature requests please email enlightenment-devel@lists.sourceforge.net or visit the place where all the hard work is done http://phab.enlightenment.org/

Author

Terminology was written by Carsten Haitzler <raster@rasterman.com> and others.  It is maintained by Boris Faure <boris@fau.re> and others. See AUTHORS file for other contributors.

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11 Mar 2018 1.2.0 Terminology man page