I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and I want to be able to tell which profile is used by a given terminal emulator. Just the name would be enough.

It's trivial to find with GUI : just right click in the terminal window, and the profile in use will be indicated under "Profiles". You can also go Edit -> Profile Preferences -> Profile Name.

I would like to access that information with command line, but can't find how.


I have found the following script in https://github.com/helino/current-gnome-terminal-profile/blob/master/current-gnome-terminal-profile.sh:


gnome-terminal --save-config=$FNAME
ENTRY=`grep ProfileID < $FNAME`
echo -n "$TERM_PROFILE"
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    I'm afraid that script won't work on newer versions: "Option "--save-config" is no longer supported in this version of gnome-terminal." – Luk Jan 10 '17 at 11:01

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