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CINNAMON(1) General Commands Manual CINNAMON(1)


cinnamon - desktop


cinnamon [options]


Cinnamon is a Linux desktop environment which provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience.

The desktop layout is similar to Gnome 2. The underlying technology is similar from Gnome Shell. The emphasis is put on making users feel at home and providing them with an easy to use and comfortable desktop experience.


Replace the running window manager

Disable connection to the session manager

Specify session management ID

Initialize session from savefile

X screen to use

X display to use

Make X calls synchronous

Print version and exit

Display help and exit


The bug tracker can be reached by visiting the website

Before sending a bug report, please verify that you have the latest version of cinnamon. Many bugs (major and minor) are fixed at each release, and if yours is out of date, the problem may already have been solved.


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