I use this command to save my current terminal profile settings:

gconftool-2 --dump '/apps/gnome-terminal' > gnome-terminal-conf.xml

And this other command to load profile settings:

gconftool-2 --load gnome-terminal-conf.xml

But it does not work. I have Ubuntu 14.04LTS and I would like to export my current terminal profile to other machines that run on Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.04 and 15.10, all this with a Bash script.

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    It may well be the case that some settings simply won't work in newer versions. – muru Dec 29 '15 at 20:28
  • ok i see, so you have any recommendation ? – shaveax Dec 29 '15 at 20:29
  • You can import the settings into 14.04 but not into 15.04 and 15.10. – A.B. Dec 29 '15 at 21:23
  • What settings are you trying to keep? Is it your macro's (in that case simply copy the content of you ~/.bashrc file (or at least the parts that you have changed)) – Philippe De Brouwer Feb 12 '16 at 20:16

Have you tried backing up the folder ~/.gconf/apps/gnome-terminal? You can even try = but it's not the best solution - copying `/home/kostasz/.gconf/apps/gconf-editor.


So, the xml file alone will not work from what I understand. It has to point to or work with a file and location like ~/.profile as in my /home folder
perhaps I am wrong?, but I remember, I had to have both from my back ups to restore my system
James Niland

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