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I use the Yakuake drop-down terminal and would love if it could save my session of tabs somehow. When I have 6-7 tabs open, all named and everything, it is a giant pita having to re-create that on every reboot.

Any ideas?

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There is a feature request for that. Lets vote it up! =) –  Ciro Santilli 六四事件 法轮功 纳米比亚 威视 Oct 22 '13 at 11:52

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Seems like you're in luck, there's a project, yakuake-sessions, meant to provide just this:

ysess is a script that gathers as much info as possible from a running yakuake instance and saves it out in INI format. It can then take this same INI file as input and (destructively! *) reconstruct the yakuake session.

Currently, ysess will save the following information:

  • tab order
  • tab title
  • active tab
  • per-tab working directory
  • per-tab active command

It's a Python script relying on Yakuake's D-Bus interface.

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Works just the way I imagined it :) Cheers! –  mart1n May 14 '12 at 15:38
Does it work for Ubuntu 12.04? –  MrYoshiji Aug 28 '14 at 15:28

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