What is the default terminal (shell) for Xubuntu? Does Xubuntu use the same shell as Ubuntu?


All Ubuntu variants use Bash as their default shell. They all use different terminal emulators. However, Xubuntu uses the Xfce 4 terminal emulator (Kubuntu uses konsole and Ubuntu gnome-terminal).


It's called Terminal, but it's different from the Gnome Terminal.

See What is Terminal - Xfce

  • Specifically, in Xubuntu, this is /usr/bin/xfce4-terminal. – Kevin Cantu Dec 1 '11 at 6:36

You can always use "echo $SHELL" to get current shell environment.

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