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vte (1)


vte - virtual terminal emulator


vte  [--antialias] [--audible] [--background=image] [--blink] [--color-
cursor] [--command=command] [--console]  [--debug]  [--dingus]  [--dis-
play=display]   [--double-buffer]  [--font=font]  [--geometry=geometry]
[--highlight] [--icon-title] [--keep] [--no-geometry-hints] [--reverse]
[--scroll-background]  [--scrollback-lines] [--shell] [--termcap=termi-
nal-type] [--transparent] [--working-directory=directory]


vte(1)                           User Commands                          vte(1)

       vte - virtual terminal emulator

       vte  [--antialias] [--audible] [--background=image] [--blink] [--color-
       cursor] [--command=command] [--console]  [--debug]  [--dingus]  [--dis-
       play=display]   [--double-buffer]  [--font=font]  [--geometry=geometry]
       [--highlight] [--icon-title] [--keep] [--no-geometry-hints] [--reverse]
       [--scroll-background]  [--scrollback-lines] [--shell] [--termcap=termi-
       nal-type] [--transparent] [--working-directory=directory]

       vte is simply a window wrapped around the vte embeddable terminal  emu-
       lation  control, which does most of the work for gnome-terminal. vte is
       used mainly to test the control. Most users do  not  need  to  use  vte
       directly, but use gnome-terminal instead.

       The following options are supported:

       -2, --double-buffer
           Toggle double buffering. Enabled by default.

       -A, --antialias
           Toggle  antialiasing.   The  default  is  that  of the current GTK+

       -a, --audible
           Toggle audible bell on/off. If audible  bell  is  enabled,  visible
           bell  is  disabled.   If  audible bell is disabled, visible bell is
           enabled. Audible bell enabled by default.

       -B, --background=image
           Use image as background.

       -b, --blink
           Toggle cursor blinking. Enabled by default.

       -C, --console
           Open a "console" connection.

       -c, --command=command
           Fork the specified command.

       -D, --dingus
           Use dingus clicking: as the cursor moves over text matching a  cer-
           tain  pattern,  the  matched  text  is  highlighted  and the cursor
           changes shape.  Disabled by default.

       -d, --debug
           Toggle update debugging. Disabled by default.

           Specify the X display to use.

       -f, --font=font
           Specify the font to use. Default font is "Sans 12".

       -G, --no-geometry-hints
           Allow the terminal to be resized to any dimension, not  constrained
           to fit to an integer multiple of characters.

       -g, --geometry=geometry
           Set the size (in characters) and position.

       -h, --highlight
           Toggle highlighting.  Disabled by default.

       -i, --icon-title
           Toggle  whether  to obey attempts to set the icon name, if applica-
           tions running in the terminal request this.

       -k, --keep
           Toggle whether to keep program running after GTK main  loop.   Dis-
           abled by default.

       -n, --scrollback-lines
           Specify  the  number of scrollback lines. Minimum number of scroll-
           back lines is 100. Default number of scrollback lines is 100.

       -r, --color-cursor
           Toggle whether to  set  cursor  color  to  pale  red.  Disabled  by

           Reverse foreground and background colors.

       -S, --shell
           Toggle launching a shell. Enabled by default.

       -s, --scroll-background
           Toggle  whether  to  scroll  background image along with text. This
           option is only useful when combined with the -B  option.   Disabled
           by default.

       -T, --transparent
           Use transparent background. Overrides the -B option.

       -t, --termcap=terminal-type
           Specify the terminal type to emulate.

       -w, --working-directory=directory
           Specify the initial working directory of the terminal.

       vte  is designed to emulate the xterm program provided by the X Consor-
       tium. In turn, xterm is an almost complete emulation of the  DEC  VT102
       terminal.  vte  supports the same extensions to VT102 as those provided
       by xterm, through special escape sequences.

       xterm is an evolving program. Recent changes to xterm  have  been  been
       incorporated  into vte.  This includes emulation of the newer DEC VT220
       escape sequences.

       See environ(7) for descriptions of the following environment variables:

       VTE_PROFILE_MEMORY      Virtualize memory allocation for debugging pur-

       The following exit values are returned:

       0        Application exited successfully

       >0       Application exited with failure

       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |Availability   | library/gnome/vte3    |
       |Stability      | Pass-through volatile |

       gnome-terminal(1), xterm(1), libvte(3lib), attributes(7), environ(7)

       Written  by  Johan  Steyn,  updated  by Brian Cameron, Sun Microsystems
       Inc., 2004, 2007.

       Source code for open source software components in Oracle  Solaris  can
       be found at https://www.oracle.com/downloads/opensource/solaris-source-

       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source        was        downloaded         from          https://down-

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Terminal/VTE.

Solaris 11.4                      7 Apr 2017                            vte(1)