I have saved a few Terminator profiles with different colors etc.
How is it possible to activate a specific profile from the command line, or initially run terminator with a specific profile?

The main goal is to be able to activate profile "Prod" when we ssh to production, and "Stage" when we ssh to the staging-environment. So if there is such a terminator option then an alias can run the ssh command and then change the profile adequetly...

Thank you


Read man terminator. You will find the:

-p, --profile=PROFILE
          Use a different profile as the default

option, along with many other options.

In general, when one has a question about a command, say terminator for the following example, one tries:

man terminator
man -k terminator
info terminator
locate terminator
type -p terminator
type -a terminator
dpkg -S $( type -p terminator )
dpkg -L $( dpkg -S $( type -p terminator ) | cut -d: -f1 )  

and then the serious investigation begins, ....

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    Bonus for those that may want it! You can make your task bar menu icons always launch a default profile! I copied the .desktop file for my terminator to /home/myuser/.local/share/applications/ and then modified the 'Exec' line to read Exec=terminator -l "my layout". In relation to this article, you could do the same, but put Exec=terminator -p "your profile name" Then reload your window manager( typically by logging out, and then back in ). – FCTW Dec 5 '16 at 21:56
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    Indeed the -p is helpful in case or opening a new terminal (BTW --new-tab that is supposed to open it in a new tab doesn't seem to work). BUT, is it possible to change/activate a profile on the terminator I'm working on? (from the command-line, not from right-clicking the window) – user3139774 Dec 6 '16 at 6:15

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