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Determine available terminal emulators

How can I determine the available terminal emulators on a linux machine? A while ago I saw an answer on a SE exchange site, likely this one, that gave a directory where Linux typically keeps files ...
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“gksu” doesn't prompt for the root password

I use this terminal emulator x-terminal-emulator and when I run this on a normal non-privileged user ~$ gksu /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator an app starts and tells me to choose a password for a new ...
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Why does `cat /dev/urandom` break your terminal?

In reference to this question: http://serverfault.com/questions/534449 How does cat /dev/urandom make some terminal emulators go wonky?
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How to reset terminator terminal emulator configuration?

I messed up terminator, I tried to use some commands in the preferences and now it doesn't work anymore, it starts and exits immediately, I tried reinstalling it using synaptic manager, but that ...
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How to copy text from less

How might one copy the entire buffer being displayed by less? No need to select specific text, I want it all. Copying to the clipboard is preferable but if we can output it to a file that works too. ...
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How to let gnome-terminal to use specific font to display punctuations in their full width forms? (·‘’“”)

I'd like to use SimSun(宋体) font to display interpunct/middle dot ·, single quotes (curly) ‘’, double quotes (curly) “” characters in their full width forms, because it's easy to distinguish them from ...
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Why can't I highlight text in a linux terminal emulator with shift+arrow keys?

These are the standard text editing keyboard shortcuts that I use constantly whenever editing text in, literally, any linux application other than terminal emulators: left+right arrows to move ...