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Gnome allows the default Terminal Profile to be changed for new Terminals created with Ctrl+Alt+T.

But what if I want to:

Create a new terminal with a specific profile from the command line
gnome-terminal --profile=<profile_name> --working-directory=<full_path>

echo $SHLVL produces 2.

Is there a way to do this where the SHLVL is 1?

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You can set SHLVL manually for that command to compensate for the erroneous +1:

SHLVL=0 gnome-terminal

Opens a new window. Then

echo $SHLVL
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