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How to start R or Byobu by default in Xfce terminal or Gnome terminal

Fine-tuning your terminal

Maybe you only use your terminal emulator for R.

You type R followed by Enter after you open your terminal.

It could be easier still!

Right click and choose Preferences on Xfce terminal or Profiles -> Profile preferences on gnome terminal. Under the General tab of Xfce terminal or the Command tab of gnome terminal, check Run a custom command instead of my shell. In the field for the custom command, type /usr/bin/R.

That's it! R now starts up automatically when you open a terminal.

Of course, when you close R you also close the terminal.

Don't do this if you want your shell!

I run /usr/bin/byobu as a custom command in Xfce terminal.

I keep gnome terminal as a generic bash terminal.


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