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.
Similarly as its precursor it provides a GUI tool named
dconf-editor that allow us to see and configure its schema. To install it run
sudo apt install dconf-editor
Likewise we can manage its configuration via command line, now using
gsetting. For example, if you want to set the background transparency level of terminal (let's say to 50%) you have to change it for the desired terminal profile.
org.gnome.Terminal.Legacy.Profile: is the place where terminal profiles are stored, so you can list the existents profiles UUIDs running
gsettings get org.gnome.Terminal.ProfilesList list and then you can change the desired key through
gsettings set org.gnome.Terminal.Legacy.Profile:/org/gnome/terminal/legacy/profiles:/:[target-profile-UUID]/ background-transparency-percent 50
Observe that to achieve the change you also need to set