a standard for the user's default terminal

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Mon Oct 23 15:27:58 EEST 2006

On Monday 23 October 2006 14:18, Hongli Lai wrote:
> Kevin Krammer wrote:
> > Valid use case, I have to admit I didn't think about non-DE filemanagers.
> >
> > Maybe, as a intermediate solution, start whatever $TERM points to if it
> > is set and/or offer a setting for the preferred terminal. Users wanting a
> > terminal should be able to configure this.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Kevin
> Starting $TERM will often not work correctly. Both gnome-terminal and
> Konsole set $TERM to xterm.

That's why I called it an intermediate solution.
An admin or distribution caring about this can set the $TERM in the desktop 
startup, for example for KDE by adding a sourceable file to $KDEDIR/env

But since this seems to be such an important problem I'll try to find out how 
to get KDE's terminal setting later today.

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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