ibus − command line utility for ibus
ibus COMMAND [OPTION]...
IBus is an Intelligent Input Bus. It is a new input framework for Linux OS. It provides full featured and user friendly input method user interface. It also may help developers to develop input method easily.
ibus is a command line utility which can restart or exit ibus-daemon, get or set the current ibus engine or list the ibus engines.
Show the commands list.
Show the curent ibus engine when ENGINE_NAME is not given. Set ENGINE_NAME to the current ibus engine.
Show ibus engines list.
Restart ibus-daemon. This command tries to restart ibus-daemon via systemd firstly and directly secondary by default. If −−type=systemd is given, It tries to restart via systemd only. If −−type=direct is given, It tries to restart with an IBus API only. GNOME desktop runs ibus-daemon via systemd and other desktops run ibus-daemon directly.
Start ibus-daemon. This command tries to start ibus-daemon via systemd firstly and directly secondary by default. If −−type=systemd is given, It tries to start as a background process via systemd only. If −−type=direct is given, It tries to start directly only as a foreground process and other option arguments of ibus command are sent to ibus-daemon. E.g. ibus start −−type=direct −−xim & GNOME desktop runs ibus-daemon via systemd and other desktops run ibus-daemon directly.
Show the ibus version.
Show the content of the user registry cache if −−system is not given. Show the content of the system registry cache if −−system is given. Show the content of the custom registry cache FILE if −−file=FILE is given.
Save the user registry cache if −−system is not given. Save the system registry cache if −−system is given. Save the custom registry cache FILE if −−file=FILE is given.
By default, it reads the component XML files from the standard component directory (/usr/share/ibus/component), you can set IBUS_COMPONENT_PATH environment variable for custom component directories, separated by ’:’.
Show the D-Bus address of ibus-daemon.
Print the setting values in a gsettings configuration file.
Reset the user setting values to the default ones in a gsettings configuration file.
Launch IBus Emojier ( ibus−emoji (1) ) and save the selected emoji to your clipboard. Can choose an emoji font with −−font option. Can choose a language of emoji annotations with −−lang option. If LANG="en", IBus Emojier loads /usr/share/ibus/dicts/emoji-en.dict . −−partial−match option enables to match annotations with a partial string. These settings are available with ibus−setup (1) utility.
Show an internal im-module value in a virtual GTK application. If IBus is installed and configured properly, the output is "ibus". This sub-command is useful for some users who build IBus from the source codes and check the configurations. Currently the sub-command supports GTK applications only and the default is GTK3. If you wish to check a GTK4 application, you can specify −−type=gtk4 option and you can choose one of "gtk2", "gtk3" and "gtk4".
If you find a bug, please report it at https://github.com/ibus/ibus/issues