I wanted to execute some command in terminal emulator, like Konsole, but I need to make this cross-desktop.
Is there some command like
xdg-open, but for getting the default terminal emulator?
I'm using Ubuntu.
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In Debian, you could just call
x-terminal-emulator -e /some/command, as this points to the terminal emulator configured by Debian's "alternative" mechanism. It's configured via
# update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator
which lets you chose which of the installed X11 terminal emulators to use as the default one, i.e. as
x-terminal-emulator. In the end, it's a symlink construction, e.g. for
$ which x-terminal-emulator /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator $ ls -al /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 37 Apr 26 2010 /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator -> /etc/alternatives/x-terminal-emulator $ ls -al /etc/alternatives/x-terminal-emulator lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 Apr 26 2010 /etc/alternatives/x-terminal-emulator -> /usr/bin/gnome-terminal.wrapper $ file /usr/bin/gnome-terminal.wrapper /usr/bin/gnome-terminal.wrapper: Perl script, ASCII text executable