chromium-browser Man page

Resume Wikipedia de Chromium (navigateur web)

Chromium est un navigateur Web libre qui sert de base aux navigateurs Web propriétaires Google Chrome et d’autres (voir plus bas).
Google a remplacé le moteur de rendu WebKit par Blink depuis avril 2013. Il permettrait de rendre le navigateur plus stable et plus léger,. Il est compatible GNU/Linux, Mac OS X et Windows.
Sur le même principe, le projet de système d’exploitation libre Chromium OS est le projet supportant le Google Chrome OS.
Les extensions de Chrome fonctionnent aussi avec Chromium.

chromium-browser USER COMMANDS chromium-browser


chromium-browser – the web browser from Google


chromium-browser [OPTION] [PATH|URL]


See the Google Chrome help center for help on using the browser.

This manpage only describes invocation, environment, and arguments.


Chromium has hundreds of undocumented command-line flags that are added
and removed at the whim of the developers. Here, we document rela‐
tively stable flags.

Specifies the directory that user data (your “profile”) is kept
in. Defaults to ~/.config/chromium . Separate instances of
Chromium must use separate user data directories; repeated invo‐
cations of chromium-browser will reuse an existing process for a
given user data directory.

Runs URL in “app mode”: with no browser toolbars.

Open in incognito mode.

Specify the HTTP/SOCKS4/SOCKS5 proxy server to use for requests.
This overrides any environment variables or settings picked via
the options dialog. An individual proxy server is specified
using the format:


Where is the protocol of the proxy server, and is
one of:

“http”, “socks”, “socks4”, “socks5”.

If the is omitted, it defaults to “http”. Also
note that “socks” is equivalent to “socks5”.


Use the HTTP proxy “foopy:99″ to load all URLs.

Use the SOCKS v5 proxy “foobar:1080″ to load all URLs.

Use the SOCKS v4 proxy “foobar:1080″ to load all URLs.

Use the SOCKS v5 proxy “foobar:66″ to load all URLs.

It is also possible to specify a separate proxy server for dif‐
ferent URL types, by prefixing the proxy server specifier with a
URL specifier:


Load https://* URLs using the HTTP proxy “proxy1:80”. And
load http://*
URLs using the SOCKS v4 proxy “baz:1080”.

Disables the proxy server. Overrides any environment variables
or settings picked via the options dialog.

Autodetect proxy configuration. Overrides any environment vari‐
ables or settings picked via the options dialog.

Specify proxy autoconfiguration URL. Overrides any environment
variables or settings picked via the options dialog.

Set the password store to use. The default is to automatically
detect based on the desktop environment. basic selects the
built in, unencrypted password store. gnome selects Gnome
keyring. kwallet selects (KDE) KWallet. (Note that KWallet may
not work reliably outside KDE.)

Show version information.

As a GTK+ app, Chromium also obeys GTK+ command-line flags, such as
–display. See the GTK documentation for more:

Chromium obeys the following environment variables:

Shorthand for specifying all of http_proxy, https_proxy,

http_proxy, https_proxy, ftp_proxy
The proxy servers used for HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP. Note: because
Gnome/KDE proxy settings may propagate into these variables in
some terminals, this variable is ignored (in preference for
actual system proxy settings) when running under Gnome or KDE.
Use the command-line flags to set these when you want to force
their values.

Specify proxy autoconfiguration. Defined and empty autodetects;
otherwise, it should be an autoconfig URL. But see above note
about Gnome/KDE.

SOCKS proxy server (defaults to SOCKS v4, also set SOCKS_VER‐
SION=5 to use SOCKS v5).

Comma separated list of hosts or patterns to bypass proxying.

Default directory for configuration data.

Default directory for cache data. (Why? See .)


Bug tracker:


Be sure to do your search within “All Issues” before reporting bugs,
and be sure to pick the “Defect on Linux” template when filing a new


The Chromium team –