I'm trying to change my terminal emulator from xterm to eterm on Debian Jessie.

I can't seem to find the tty config files. I've ran: sudo find / -name tty*.conf but that doesn't yield any results.

Where are the config files, and how do I change the default terminal emulator?

  • Seeing how xterm/eterm are graphical applications, I'd look if any of these are helpful: ls /etc/alternatives/*term*, xdg-settings --list, or whatever preferences menu your desktop environment provides. (Sorry, I'm not a Debian person, but this might help until somebody with Debian expertise steps in.) – Ulrich Schwarz Jan 25 '16 at 10:46
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    What exactly do you mean by changing emulator? If you want a different one, just launch it. What default emulator are you referring to? Default where? In what context? How do you launch it? Please edit your question and clarify. – terdon Jan 25 '16 at 11:29

In Debian, that is x-terminal-emulator:

sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator

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