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.TH ALACRITTY "1" "August 2018" "alacritty 0.10.0-rc1" "User Commands"
Alacritty \- A fast, cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator
Alacritty is a modern terminal emulator that comes with sensible defaults, but
allows for extensive configuration. By integrating with other applications,
rather than reimplementing their functionality, it manages to provide a flexible
set of features with high performance.
\fB\-h\fR, \fB\-\-help\fR
Prints help information
Remain open after child process exits
Print all events to stdout
Reduces the level of verbosity (the min level is \fB\-qq\fR)
Generates ref test
Increases the level of verbosity (the max level is \fB\-vvv\fR)
\fB\-V\fR, \fB\-\-version\fR
Prints version information
\fB\-\-class\fR <instance> | <instance>,<general>
Defines the window class hint on Linux [default: Alacritty,Alacritty]
On Wayland the instance class sets the `app_id`, while the general class is ignored.
\fB\-e\fR, \fB\-\-command\fR <command>...
Command and args to execute (must be last argument)
\fB\-\-config\-file\fR <config\-file>
Specify alternative configuration file
Alacritty looks for the configuration file at the following paths:
1. $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/alacritty/alacritty.yml
2. $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/alacritty.yml
3. $HOME/.config/alacritty/alacritty.yml
4. $HOME/.alacritty.yml
On Windows, the configuration file is located at %APPDATA%\\alacritty\\alacritty.yml.
\fB\-\-embed\fR <parent>
Defines the X11 window ID (as a decimal integer) to embed Alacritty within
\fB\-o\fR, \fB\-\-option\fR <option>...
Override configuration file options [example:]
\fB\-\-socket\fR <socket>
Path for IPC socket creation
\fB\-t\fR, \fB\-\-title\fR <title>
Defines the window title [default: Alacritty]
\fB\-\-working\-directory\fR <working\-directory>
Start the shell in the specified working directory
Available socket messages
See the alacritty github repository at for the full documentation.
Found a bug? Please report it at
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