Ubuntu – Gnome-terminal instantly closes after messing with the profile settings

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I am using Gnome Terminal in Ubuntu 14.04 and I modified the profile preferences, setting it to start with a custom command instead of the default. I can't remember what that custom command was, but now when I launch the terminal, it instantly closes.

Is there any way to change the profile preferences in terminal without having it open?

Best Answer

You can manipulate the gnome-terminal settings programmatically using gconftool e.g. to restore the settings of the default profile

  1. open a plain xterm from the dash
  2. execute gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default