weltschmerz is a small and simple terminal emulator built upon the Virtual Terminal Emulator widget. It's written in Vala, supports clickable URLs and hyperlinks, can reload its configuration whilst running, and has basic search functionality.
As a VTE app, weltschmerz supports practically every contemporary terminal emulator feature. It is built to be a stable and practical terminal emulator for daily use.
Usage & Configuration
weltschmerz can be built with any POSIX-conformant make or with Meson. The latter may be interesting to distribution packagers or people already comfortable with this particular build system.
Note: if your Vala compiler executable is not named
need to export the environment variable
VALAC containing the correct
name before you can build weltschmerz:
Run the following to build and install weltschmerz to the default
The Makefile honors the environment variables
MANDIR. For instance, if you want to install weltschmerz
to your home directory, call make like so:
PREFIX=/home/user make install
Create the build directory and configure the Meson build like so:
meson build cd build meson configure
The build can be configured extensively; for more information, see
meson(1). If you want to install weltschmerz to your home directory,
for example, pass
--prefix=/home/user to configure.
Once the build is set up, install weltschmerz: