Looking for the command to open a new terminal instance and suggestions I've found to use terminal or gnome-terminal are incorrect


I know this is an old thread, but the approved answer is now incorrect and this is still the top Google link for this question, so in new versions of Elementary OS, the terminal is called io.elementary.terminal

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  • It's still working for me on Loki with everything updated right now. How that? – Eric G Aug 13 '17 at 13:19
  • @EricG What version of Loki? I manually run sudo apt upgrade so maybe I'm ahead of what AppCentre is updating people to? pantheon-terminal is no longer recognized on my system – Isaac Woods Aug 13 '17 at 18:44
  • I did a upgrade before commenting and another one right now. Still oantheon-terminal works, the other command doesn't.... – Eric G Aug 14 '17 at 7:16
  • I can also assure you that as of writing pantheon-terminal is still working. – stucash May 12 '18 at 13:27
  • this is nice, how do I pass commands? – tatsu Apr 15 '19 at 15:15

The command to run is:


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  • This no longer works: pantheon-terminal: command not found – Isaac Woods Aug 12 '17 at 13:06
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    This still works on loki – LnxSlck Jan 21 '18 at 23:21
  • io.elementary.terminal ? – tatsu Apr 15 '19 at 15:14

For the new version elementary 5.1 Hera the correct command to launch a termianl is

io.elementary.terminal -n 
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