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On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 2:56 PM, Germán A. Racca <[email protected]> wrote:
On Tue, 2010-02-23 at 15:41 -0500, Nalin Dahyabhai wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 04:52:32PM -0300, Germán A. Racca wrote:
> > Hi all:
> >
> > How to know if I'm using an xterm or a gnome-terminal from command line?
> >
> > The output of "echo $TERM" is "xterm" from both of them.
> >
> > How to know?
>
> James Wilkinson already outlined why most environment variables probably
> shouldn't be trusted, so I'll suggest checking the output of
>   xprop -id $WINDOWID WM_CLASS
>
> HTH,
>
> Nalin

Thanks to all that answered my question with a lot of useful
suggestions.

Finally, I decided to use Nalin's suggestion and implement the following
command to know if I'm using an xterm or a gnome-terminal:

xprop -id $WINDOWID WM_CLASS | awk '{print $3}' | sed 's/"//g' | sed
's/,//g'

which returns either "xterm" or "gnome-terminal".


for me xprop -id $WINDOWID WM_CLASS returns "WM_CLASS: not found."

This is on F11, Gnome terminal 2.26.1.

?

--
-jp

It's funny how annoyed people get when you carry a bullhorn around all the time, even if you don't use it that often.

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