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I heard there are plenty of terminal emulator: xterm, aterm, terminator, etc.

Since I'd like to play with the color escape code \033[, and wiki said some of its feature is not wildly support, so I need to know which terminal I'm running on.

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and pretty sure that I'm running on GNU Screen in GUI mode, but couldn't figure out which terminal I'm on when I hit Ctrl+Alt+F3.

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You can run this command in your terminal.

echo $TERM 

The output will be what kind of terminal emulator you are using.

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