Is there any way that we can edit the terminal preferences like background, colors, etc., from within the command line itself? The terminal is Gnome-terminal.
I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 trusty tahr.
Here's what I did:
sudo apt-get install gconf-editor
Fired it up from terminal
Went to apps>gnome-terminal>profiles>Default inside gnome-editor
This will open up the key-value pairs for preferences. Edit the value corresponding to the required key.
Thanks for pointing me in the direction rather than giving the exact answer @jasonwryan . I learnt some other things along the way.
Now, I'm going to try to use gconftool-2 to do the exact same thing. I'm trying to eliminate the need for a GUI :)
Useful Links: What is Gconf
Addition: Using gconftool-2
The program gconftool-2 allows the user to interact with Gconf from the command-line.
For example, you wish to set the background darkness level of terminal
So, we have to set the key /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/background_darkness with a value (let's say 0.50)
gconftool-2 --set /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/background_darkness --type=float 0.50
Similar to this, we can set change other values corresponding to different keys.