a standard for the user's default terminal
kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Mon Oct 23 21:14:00 EEST 2006
On Monday 23 October 2006 14:27, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> 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 $KDEDIR/env
> But since this seems to be such an important problem I'll try to find out
> how to get KDE's terminal setting later today.
In KDE it could be done like this
terminal=$(kreadconfig --file kdeglobals --group General \
--key TerminalApplication --default konsole)
If somebody can find a way to GNOME and XFCE I'll write the xdg-utils wrapper
Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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