Using the command
echo $TERM, I get the output 'xterm'. However, I have not done anything to install the X Windowing System, and as far as I know, Xterm cannot run without it, and Arch does not install it by default. (Furthermore, there isn't any manpage on xterm, and I would think that if I actually had xterm installed, it would have a manpage).
So is the default terminal for Arch Linux really Xterm? If so, how is it running without X? If not, why does the
$TERM variable contain 'xterm', and what is the default terminal?