I want to change my gnome-terminal lines color by using commands.
I know how change it by going to profile and clicking
Profiles" - "Profile preferences" - "color" - "background color", but I want to use commands.
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In the current version of gnome-terminal you can't change background and color when starting a new terminal
It used to be with these options:
--background <color> and
Now you can start your terminal specifying the profile:
gnome-terminal --window-with-profile <your profile>
You can also edit the current profile using gconftool. for instance, to edit colors of the Default profile:
gconftool-2 --set "/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/foreground_color" --type string "#EEEEEEEEECEC" gconftool-2 --set "/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/background_color" --type string "#000000000000"
Terminal has limited options. Install Terminator, many available options, multiple windows. You can select background and font color. All done through preferences GUI interface.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install terminator
Or, get it through the Software Center.
Preferences can also be set through command line, by editing the Terminator config file.
cd /.config/terminator/ gedit config
The manpage for all available options for editing are contained in this link.