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qutebrowser(1) Manual Page

NAME

qutebrowser - a keyboard-driven, vim-like browser based on PyQt5.

SYNOPSIS

qutebrowser ['-OPTION' ['…​']] [':COMMAND' ['…​']] ['URL' ['…​']]

DESCRIPTION

qutebrowser is a keyboard-focused browser with a minimal GUI. It’s based on Python and Qt5 and is free software, licensed under the GPL.

It was inspired by other browsers/addons like dwb and Vimperator/Pentadactyl.

Note the commands and settings of qutebrowser are not described in this manpage, but in the help integrated in qutebrowser - use the ":help" command to show it.

OPTIONS

positional arguments

':command'

Commands to execute on startup.

'URL'

URLs to open on startup (empty as a window separator).

optional arguments

-h, --help

show this help message and exit

-B 'BASEDIR', --basedir 'BASEDIR'

Base directory for all storage.

-C 'CONFIG', --config-py 'CONFIG'

Path to config.py.

-V, --version

Show version and quit.

-s 'OPTION' 'VALUE', --set 'OPTION' 'VALUE'

Set a temporary setting for this session.

-r 'SESSION', --restore 'SESSION'

Restore a named session.

-R, --override-restore

Don’t restore a session even if one would be restored.

--target '{auto,tab,tab-bg,tab-silent,tab-bg-silent,window}'

How URLs should be opened if there is already a qutebrowser instance running.

--backend '{webkit,webengine}'

Which backend to use.

--enable-webengine-inspector

Enable the web inspector for QtWebEngine. Note that this is a SECURITY RISK and you should not visit untrusted websites with the inspector turned on. See https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-50725 for more details. This is not needed anymore since Qt 5.11 where the inspector is always enabled and secure.

debug arguments

-l '{critical,error,warning,info,debug,vdebug}', --loglevel '{critical,error,warning,info,debug,vdebug}'

Set loglevel

--logfilter 'LOGFILTER'

Comma-separated list of things to be logged to the debug log on stdout.

--loglines 'LOGLINES'

How many lines of the debug log to keep in RAM (-1: unlimited).

-d, --debug

Turn on debugging options.

--json-logging

Output log lines in JSON format (one object per line).

--nocolor

Turn off colored logging.

--force-color

Force colored logging

--nowindow

Don’t show the main window.

-T, --temp-basedir

Use a temporary basedir.

--no-err-windows

Don’t show any error windows (used for tests/smoke.py).

--qt-arg 'NAME' 'VALUE'

Pass an argument with a value to Qt. For example, you can do --qt-arg geometry 650x555+200+300 to set the window geometry.

--qt-flag 'QT_FLAG'

Pass an argument to Qt as flag.

-D 'DEBUG_FLAGS', --debug-flag 'DEBUG_FLAGS'

Pass name of debugging feature to be turned on.

FILES

  • '~/.config/qutebrowser/config.py': Configuration file.

  • '~/.config/qutebrowser/autoconfig.yml': Configuration done via the GUI.

  • '~/.config/qutebrowser/quickmarks': Saved quickmarks.

  • '~/.local/share/qutebrowser/': Various state information.

  • '~/.cache/qutebrowser/': Temporary data.

Note qutebrowser conforms to the XDG basedir specification - if 'XDG_CONFIG_HOME', 'XDG_DATA_HOME' or 'XDG_CACHE_HOME' are set in the environment, the directories configured there are used instead of the above defaults.

BUGS

Bugs are tracked in the Github issue tracker at https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/issues.

If you found a bug, use the built-in ':report' command to create a bug report with all information needed.

If you prefer, you can also write to the mailinglist at qutebrowser@lists.qutebrowser.org instead.

For security bugs, please contact me directly at me@the-compiler.org, GPG ID 0xFD55A072.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

AUTHOR

qutebrowser was written by Florian Bruhin. All contributors can be found in the README file distributed with qutebrowser.

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