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Is there a Konsole preferences text file?

asked 2011-11-15 03:39:58 -0500

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updated 2014-09-30 11:16:14 -0500

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I recently switched from Ubuntu 11.10 to Fedora 16 (with KDE). I'd researched and played with virtual machines of a few other distros before I settled on Fedora. However, one of the others--I think Mint--came preconfigured so that the terminal printed fortune inside of cowsay, and I wanted to try and recreate that.

So I opened Konsole's preferences menu and where you can type in a custom command for when Konsole starts up, I entered "fortune | cowsay -f tux". This would normally work well enough for what I wanted--except that Konsole was still set to exit immediately after the custom startup command closed. So now every time I try to open Konsole, it opens for a second and immediately closes again before I have the time to fix it. I still have xterm, so I'm not completely without a terminal, if/when I need it. Its relative lack of configurability has apparently saved my dumb ass.

Aren't the Konsole profile/preferences saved as a text file somewhere in the system directory? Could I fix startup settings that way, and how would I do that? Or is there a way to start Konsole in a new profile from the run dialog, or from xterm?

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answered 2011-11-16 01:57:09 -0500

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Konsole settings is located in

~/.kde/share/config/konsolerc
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answered 2011-11-15 04:27:01 -0500

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Here is my search pattern when I am trying to locate the same:

ls ~/.konsole
ls ~/.config/konsole
ls ~/.local/konsole
ls ~/.kde/konsole

If it does not work, the fastest method is to use mlocate/slocate. It should be installed by default in Fedora. Do this:

locate konsole | grep home | less

If you wont succeed, I recommend to store some unique setting there with the GUI (like ABCDEFXXXAAA) and then try to search for that string in your whole home folder.

grep -R ABCDEFXXXAAA ~

You should find it. Good luck.

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Please mark my answer and upvote me then. I'd appreciate that :-)

lzap gravatar imagelzap ( 2011-11-16 03:40:23 -0500 )edit

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