How can I export my Ubuntu terminal's color scheme for use on other computers?

I've set up a color scheme that I like and I'd like to put it in a git repo for easy loading from other machines. Any strategy that would make it work in other terminal apps too, such as Konsole?

  • SCM for terminal color profiles? I would never have thought! You can also use Ubuntu One, or Dropbox, to share file between PC's and friends. – invert Feb 4 '11 at 8:17
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On the system with the colors and settings you want, run:

gconftool-2 --dump '/apps/gnome-terminal' > gnome-terminal-conf.xml

then gnome-terminal-conf.xml to your git repo.

Then on the other machines, run

gconftool-2 --load gnome-terminal-conf.xml

to set it.

If you're not sure how to use git, see the git tutorial, and for a popular git hosting service.

Note that this method overwrites all settings. Try running

gconftool-2 -R '/apps/gnome-terminal'

to see all the settings that will be affected.

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