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How can I set rxvt as my default terminal in Ubuntu?
Install rxvt on your system and run sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator.
sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator
Then choose rxvt, and that is finished.
Accesories > Terminal
Setting from command-line without keyboard choice:
sudo update-alternatives --set x-terminal-emulator /usr/bin/urxvt
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