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TERMINATOR(1) TERMINATOR(1)

NAME

Terminator – Multiple GNOME terminals in one window

SYNOPSIS

terminator [options]

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents Terminator, a terminal emulator application.

Terminator is a program that allows users to set up flexible arrange‐
ments of GNOME terminals. It is aimed at those who normally arrange
lots of terminals near each other, but don’t want to use a frame based
window manager.

OPTIONS

This program follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long
options starting with two dashes (`-‘). A summary of options is
included below.

-h, –help
Show summary of options

-v, –version
Show the version of the Terminator installation

-m, –maximise
Start with a maximised window

-f, –fullscreen
Start with a fullscreen window

-b, –borderless
Instruct the window manager not to render borders/decoration on
the Terminator window (this works well with -m)

-H, –hidden
Hide the Terminator window by default. Its visibility can be
toggled with the hide_window keyboard shortcut (Ctrl-Shift-Alt-a
by default)

-T, –title
Force the Terminator window to use a specific name rather than
updating it dynamically based on the wishes of the child shell.

–geometry=GEOMETRY
Specifies the preferred size and position of Terminator’s win‐
dow; see X(7).

-e, –command=COMMAND
Runs the specified command instead of your default shell or pro‐
file specified command. Note: if Terminator is launched as x-
terminal-emulator -e behaves like -x, and the longform becomes
–execute2=COMMAND

-x, –execute COMMAND [ARGS] Runs the rest of the command line instead of your default shell
or profile specified command.

–working-directory=DIR
Set the terminal’s working directory

-r, –role=ROLE
Set a custom WM_WINDOW_ROLE property on the window

-c, –classname=CLASS

NAME

Set a custom name (WM_CLASS) property on the window

-l, –layout=LAYOUT
Start Terminator with a specific layout. The argument here is
the name of a saved layout.

-s, –select-layout=LAYOUT
Open the layout launcher window instead of the normal terminal.

-p, –profile=PROFILE
Use a different profile as the default

-i, –icon=FORCEDICON
Set a custom icon for the window (by file or name)

-u, –no-dbus
Disable DBus

-d, –debug
Enable debugging output (please use this when reporting bugs).
This can be specified twice to enable a built-in python debug‐
ging server.

–debug-classes=DEBUG_CLASSES
If this is specified as a comma separated list, debugging output
will only be printed from the specified classes.

–debug-methods=DEBUG_METHODS
If this is specified as a comma separated list, debugging output
will only be printed from the specified functions. If this is
specified in addition to –debug-classes, only the intersection
of the two lists will be displayed

–new-tab
If this is specified and Terminator is already running, DBus
will be used to spawn a new tab in the first Terminator window.

KEYBINDINGS
The following keybindings can be used to control Terminator:

Super+R
Rotate terminals clockwise.

Super+Shift+R
Rotate terminals counter-clockwise.

Ctrl+Shift+O
Split terminals Horizontally.

Ctrl+Shift+E
Split terminals Vertically.

Ctrl+Shift+Right
Move parent dragbar Right.

Ctrl+Shift+Left
Move parent dragbar Left.

Ctrl+Shift+Up
Move parent dragbar Up.

Ctrl+Shift+Down
Move parent dragbar Down.

Ctrl+Shift+S
Hide/Show Scrollbar.

Ctrl+Shift+F
Search within terminal scrollback

Ctrl+Shift+N or Ctrl+Tab
Move to next terminal within the same tab, use Ctrl+PageDown to
move to the next tab. If cycle_term_tab is False, cycle within
the same tab will be disabled

Ctrl+Shift+P or Ctrl+Shift+Tab
Move to previous terminal within the same tab, use Ctrl+PageUp
to move to the previous tab. If cycle_term_tab is False, cycle
within the same tab will be disabled

Alt+Up Move to the terminal above the current one.

Alt+Down
Move to the terminal below the current one.

Alt+Left
Move to the terminal left of the current one.

Alt+Right
Move to the terminal right of the current one.

Ctrl+Shift+C
Copy selected text to clipboard

Ctrl+Shift+V
Paste clipboard text

Ctrl+Shift+W
Close the current terminal.

Ctrl+Shift+Q
Quits Terminator

Ctrl+Shift+X
Toggle between showing all terminals and only showing the cur‐
rent one (maximise).

Ctrl+Shift+Z
Toggle between showing all terminals and only showing a scaled
version of the current one (zoom).

Ctrl+Shift+T
Open new tab

Ctrl+PageDown
Move to next Tab

Ctrl+PageUp
Move to previous Tab

Ctrl+Shift+PageDown
Swap tab position with next Tab

Ctrl+Shift+PageUp
Swap tab position with previous Tab

Ctrl+Plus (+)
Increase font size. Note: this may require you to press shift,
depending on your keyboard

Ctrl+Minus (-)
Decrease font size. Note: this may require you to press shift,
depending on your keyboard

Ctrl+Zero (0)
Restore font size to original setting.

F11 Toggle fullscreen

Ctrl+Shift+R
Reset terminal state

Ctrl+Shift+G
Reset terminal state and clear window

Super+g
Group all terminals so that any input sent to one of them, goes
to all of them.

Super+Shift+G
Remove grouping from all terminals.

Super+t
Group all terminals in the current tab so input sent to one of
them, goes to all terminals in the current tab.

Super+Shift+T
Remove grouping from all terminals in the current tab.

Ctrl+Shift+I
Open a new window (note: unlike in previous releases, this win‐
dow is part of the same Terminator process)

Super+i
Spawn a new Terminator process

Drag and Drop
The layout can be modified by moving terminals with Drag and
Drop. To start dragging a terminal, click and hold on its
titlebar. Alternatively, hold down Ctrl, click and hold the
right mouse button. Then, **Release Ctrl**. You can now drag
the terminal to the point in the layout you would like it to be.
The zone where the terminal would be inserted will be high‐
lighted.

SEE ALSO

terminator_config(5)

AUTHOR

Terminator was written by Chris Jones and others.

This manual page was written by Chris Jones and oth‐
ers.

Jan 5, 2008 TERMINATOR(1)