The terminal emulator used in kali-linux is very convenient to use. How to check current terminal emulator name. How to install this emulator in ubuntu/debaian other linux distro.

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Some terminal emulators have menus which will tell you what they are; for example, the current default terminal emulator in Kali Linux is QTerminal, and its Help menu has an About… entry which will give you its name and version.

More generally, you can run

pstree -s $$

from a shell; this will show you the shell and its parents. The terminal emulator will in most cases be the shell’s immediate parent.

QTerminal is available in many distributions; in Debian derivatives, run

sudo apt install qterminal

to install it.

  • It's working... Thank you. Nov 20, 2022 at 14:21

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