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I know how to change gnome's terminal font using the gui enter image description here

But I would like to do the same using the terminal (automated way). How can I do that ?

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I have just found out that I can do this with gconftool-2, e.g. :

 gconftool-2 --set /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/font --type string "Ubuntu Mono derivative Powerline 11"
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Strange, that didn't work for me. The setting changed, but the terminal font didn't. – Costa Jan 16 '15 at 16:49
Seems I had to go to profile preferences in the terminal and uncheck 'use system default fixed width font' – Costa Jan 16 '15 at 16:50

To also uncheck the Use the system fixed width font checkbox from the command line, use:

gconftool-2 --set /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/use_system_font --type=boolean false

Tested on Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.1. Your mileage may vary.

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