Since you're clicking the Terminal icon, I assume you're using
I got a list of options by using
gnome-terminal --help at the command line and reading from there.
Building on maco's answer, I might suggest something like this:
gnome-terminal --window --title=Log -e "tail -f /var/log/syslog" --window --title=Output --working-directory=output --window --active --title=Dev --working-directory=dev/project
This example starts three windows (though you could pass
--tab for tabs) and sets the working directories (relative to home) and titles for each, starts the
tail command in one and makes the third window active.
Of course you may prefer to use separate lines to launch each window, particularly if you have many arguments.
Another useful thing to do, once you have your windows arranged to your liking, is to use
This creates a configuration file with information on all open terminal windows and tabs (including the titles, working directories, and so forth). Launching gnome-terminal with the
--load-config option will then recreate your layout.
A lot of developers who work with multiple terminals like to use Terminator as it adds features such as a grid layout and keyboard shortcuts.