i3 - improved tiling WM


NAME

i3-sensible-terminal - launches $TERMINAL with fallbacks

SYNOPSIS

i3-sensible-terminal [arguments]

DESCRIPTION

i3-sensible-terminal is invoked in the i3 default config to start a terminal. This wrapper script is necessary since there is no distribution-independent terminal launcher (but for example Debian has x-terminal-emulator). Distribution packagers are responsible for shipping this script in a way which is appropriate for the distribution.

It tries to start one of the following (in that order):

  • $TERMINAL (this is a non-standard variable)

  • x-terminal-emulator (only present on Debian and derivatives)

  • urxvt

  • rxvt

  • terminator

  • Eterm

  • aterm

  • xterm

  • gnome-terminal

  • roxterm

  • xfce4-terminal

Please don’t complain about the order: If the user has any preference, she will have $TERMINAL set or modified her i3 configuration file.

SEE ALSO

i3(1)

AUTHOR

Michael Stapelberg and contributors