rofi-sensible-terminal(1) launches $TERMINAL with fallbacks


rofi-sensible-terminal [arguments]


rofi-sensible-terminal is invoked in the rofi default config to start a terminal. This wrapper script is necessary since there is no distribution-independent terminal launcher (but for example Debian has x-terminal-emulator). Distribution packagers are responsible for shipping this script in a way which is appropriate for the distribution.

It tries to start one of the following (in that order):

• $TERMINAL (this is a non-standard variable)

• x-terminal-emulator

• termite

• urxvt

• rxvt

• terminator

• Eterm

• aterm

• xterm

• gnome-terminal

• roxterm

• xfce4-terminal

Please don't complain about the order: If the user has any preference, she will have $TERMINAL set or modified her rofi configuration file.


Dave Davenport and contributors

Copied script from i3:
Michael Stapelberg and contributors