Allow running as login shell

Bug #1264842 reported by AndresClari on 2013-12-29
This bug affects 6 people
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Bug Description

There should be an option to run the terminal as a login shell, perhaps a checkbox on the DConf settings would do.

For lots of uses a power user might have this required, such as for running RVM (Ruby Version Manager), keeping the setting hidden might be acceptable, but it should at least be available.

Not sure why so many options are hidden away for the terminal, since is mostly power users who will use it, or want to customize it, tho.

BTW, the "shell" option doesn't work trying to use "--login" as a parameter.

I'm testing this with zsh, not sure about bash but I would expect the same result.

And just a note, searching about this on Google yielded "install gnome-terminal" as a solution... I hope you guys don't feel the same way.

Elementary Luna x64
Pantheon Terminal

David Gomes (davidgomes) on 2014-04-17
Changed in pantheon-terminal:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Critical
importance: Critical → Medium
Sam Hewitt (snwh) wrote :

I agree (and I also use RVM) and this would be nice to have in the terminal –I just hate having to needlessly run "bash -l" before proceeding. ;)

I can confirm the same thing happening. Googling shows responses recommending the installation of an alternative terminal such as gnome-terminal or terminator.

Elliot Saba (staticfloat) wrote :

I too would really like this. Something as simple as allowing spaces within the "shell" dconf setting would be enough for me. If someone would like to guide me to where this change would need to happen, I'd be happy to propose a patch.

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