gnome-terminal is the terminal emulator for the GNOME desktop environment. It is a graphical application that provides a command-line interface to the user’s computer, allowing them to interact with the system using text-based commands. gnome-terminal provides a number of features that make it a powerful and versatile terminal emulator. It allows users to open multiple terminal windows, each with its own set of tabs, providing an easy way to organize and switch between different tasks. The terminal windows can be split into multiple panes, allowing the user to have several terminal sessions open in the same window.
gnome-terminal also allows users to customize the appearance of the terminal, including the font, background color, and transparency. It also provides a variety of keyboard shortcuts and mouse commands, making it easy to navigate and interact with the terminal. gnome-terminal also provides support for a variety of character encodings, including UTF-8, which allows it to display a wide range of characters and languages.
It also provides support for different profiles, this feature allows the user to save the configurations of the terminal, such as the background color, font, etc. This feature is useful when the user needs to use different configurations for different tasks. gnome-terminal can be launched from the command line by simply running the command gnome-terminal. It can also be opened from the applications menu of the GNOME desktop environment.
gnome-terminal Command Examples
1. Open a new GNOME terminal window:
2. Run a specific command in a new terminal window:
# gnome-terminal -- command
3. Open a new tab in the last opened window instead:
# gnome-terminal --tab
4. Set the title of the new tab:
# gnome-terminal --tab --title "title"