Determine if Xfce is running

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Thu Sep 13 20:01:15 CEST 2007

Christian Dywan wrote:
> Hi,
> I wonder, what would be a good way to figure out from a program, if the
> user is running Xfce? I know about the environment
> variable DESKTOP_SESSION, which is set by gdm and (a recent) kdm. Yet
> this works only if there's actually one of these running. So are there
> any alternatives?

xprop -root _DT_SAVE_MODE | grep -q xfce4

... should do the trick.  At least, that's what xdg-utils does.


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