how to know if I'm using xterm or gnome-terminal?

Nalin Dahyabhai nalin at
Tue Feb 23 20:41:32 UTC 2010

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



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