What is the name of the executable for the Ubuntu Terminal program? I want to launch a terminal from within another terminal. For example inside an XTerm I can write: xterm& How do you do that for the Ubuntu default terminal emulator?
The name of the package is gnome-terminal
Here is a page with all of the switches you can use along with it
Just this command will do:
Normally if you want a command to open from the terminal and separate (so it returns to the prompt without having to close the opened program), you have to use something like this:
gnome-terminal & disown
However the parent terminal seems to detect that the same command is being used so you don't need to do that and
gnome-terminal will suffice. This also seems to happen when running
xfce4-terminal from Xfce's terminal,
konsole from KDE's as well (doesn't seem to work when running
xterm - Running
konsole from Gnome/Unity & Xfce's terminal works as well, but for Xfce's terminal in gnome terminal you need
xfce4-terminal & disown).
For more visit
gnome-terminal's manual page:
gnome-terminal [-e, --command=STRING] [-x, --execute ] [--window-with-profile=PROFILENAME] [--tab-with-profile=PRO‐ FILENAME] [--window-with-profile-internal-id=PROFILEID] [--tab-with-profile-internal-id=PROFILEID] [--role=ROLE] [--show-menubar] [--hide-menubar] [--geometry=GEOMETRY] [--disable-factory] [-t, --title=TITLE] [--working-direc‐ tory=DIRNAME] [--usage] [-?, --help]