vinagre man page

vinagre — a remote desktop viewer for the GNOME Desktop


vinagre [Options] [server][::port|:display]


vinagre is a remote desktop viewer for the GNOME desktop. It can support many protocols using a plugin system. Current plugins exist for VNC and SSH. Vinagre has many features, among others:.

- Support for multiple connections simultaneously

- Bookmarks and history support

- Avahi integration

- GNOME keyring integration

- You can connect to a VNC server by double clicking on a .vnc file when using nautilus.


Help Options

-?, --help

Show help options

Application Options

-F, --file=filename

Opens a .vnc file

-f, --fullscreen

Open Vinagre in fullscreen mode


Specify geometry of the Vinagre window in X11 format

-n, --new-window

Create a new toplevel window in an existing instance of Vinagre


X display to use

Run 'vinagre --help' to see a full list of available command line options


The following operands are supported:


Specifies the VNC server to connect to. The VNC server can be either a hostname, or an IP address. If the server is an IPv6 address, it must be enclosed by square brackets. The address can optionally be followed by two colons (::) and the VNC port number, or alternatively by one colon (:) and the display where Vinagre should run. If a port is not specified, default value of 5900 will be used. If the value is lower than 1024, 5900 will be added to it. For example, ":0" means "5900" and ":1" means ":5901". If only a port is specified, but not the hostname, localhost will be assumed. Possible values for the display are between 0 and 1024. If a display number greater than 1024 is specified, it will be assumed to be a port. Note that you can't specify the port and the display at the same time.


Example 1: Start vinagre from the command line

example% vinagre

Example 2: Create a new top-level window

example% vinagre --new-window

Example 3: Connect to a specified VNC server and port

example% vinagre snoopy::5900

Example 4: Connect to a specified IPv4 address and port

example% vinagre

Example 5: Connect to a specified IPv6 address and port

example% vinagre [2001:0db8:0:0:0:0:1428:57ab]::2700

Example 6: Connect to a VNC server specified by a .vnc file

example% vinagre -F snoopy.vnc

Example 7: Connect to localhost on a specified port in fullscreen mode

example% vinagre -f ::5900

See Also

Vinagre help manual


Vinagre was written by Jonh Wendell <> and David King <>

This manual page was written by Emilio Pozuelo Monfort <> and Halton Huo <>.

Referenced By


April 18, 2011 User Commands