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Virtual TErminal

VTE provides a virtual terminal widget for GTK applications.

Installation

$ git clone https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/vte  # Get the source code of VTE
$ cd vte                                        # Change to the toplevel directory
$ meson _build                                  # Run the configure script
$ ninja -C _build                               # Build VTE
[ Optional ]
$ ninja -C _build install                       # Install VTE to default `/usr/local`
  • By default, VTE will install under

    /usr/local
    . You can customize the prefix directory by
    --prefix
    option, e.g. If you want to install VTE under
    ~/foobar
    , you should run
    meson _build --prefix=~/foobar
    . If you already run the configure script before, you should also pass
    --reconfigure
    option to it.
  • You may need to execute

    ninja -C _build install
    as root (i.e.
    sudo ninja -C _build install
    ) if installing to system directories.
  • If you wish to test VTE before installing it, you may execute it directly from its build directory. As

    _build
    directory, it should be
    _build/src/app/vte-[version]
    .
  • You can pass

    -Ddebugg=true
    option to meson if you wish to enable debug function.

Debugging

After installing VTE with

-Ddebugg=true
flag, you can use
VTE_DEBUG
variable to control VTE to print out the debug information
# You should change vte-[2.91] to the version you build
$ VTE_DEBUG=selection ./_build/src/app/vte-2.91

Or, you can mixup with multiple logging level

$ VTE_DEBUG=selection,draw,cell ./_build/src/app/vte-2.91

$ Or, you can use all to print out all logging message $ VTE_DEBUG=all ./_build/src/app/vte-2.91

For logging level information, please refer to enum VteDebugFlags.

Contributing

Bugs should be filed here: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/vte/issues/ Please note that this is not a support forum; if you are a end user, always file bugs in your distribution's bug tracker, or use their support forums.

If you want to provide a patch, please attach them to an issue in GNOME GitLab, in the format output by the git format-patch command.

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