The goal of this project is to produce a useful tool for arranging terminals.
It is inspired by programs such as gnome-multi-term, quadkonsole, etc. in that the main focus is arranging terminals in grids (tabs is the most common default method, which Terminator also supports).
Much of the behaviour of Terminator is based on GNOME Terminal, and we are adding more features from that as time goes by, but we also want to extend out in different directions with useful features for sysadmins and other users. If you have any suggestions, please file wishlist bugs! (see below for the address)
- Arrange terminals in a grid
- Drag and drop re-ordering of terminals
- Lots of keyboard shortcuts
- Save multiple layouts and profiles via GUI preferences editor
- Simultaneous typing to arbitrary groups of terminals
This is my typical workspace for Terminals:
but you can do anything, from the sublime...
... to the ridiculous
Documentation for all of Terminator's keybindings and config options in man pages is included in the source/packages. See:
Please report all bugs on Launchpad Bugs.
Please ask questions on Launchpad Answers or email me
Your question may be answered in our Launchpad Answers FAQs. If not, ask a question there and maybe it will join the FAQ!
Click here: Install Terminator
This may give you an older version, so to install the very latest Terminator:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-terminator sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install terminator
Thanks to Nicolas Valcarcel for his fantastic work in pushing Terminator into Debian and Ubuntu
If you are running Debian sid then you should find the latest version, although it may be slightly behind the current release.
To install Terminator in Fedora, run (as root):
yum install terminator
To install Terminator in Foresight Linux, you can either use the Add/Remove program (PackageKit), or the following command:
sudo conary update terminator
zypper install terminator
If you wish to install Terminator on Mandriva Linux, make sure that the package management system is configured to download packages from Mandriva's contrib/release and contrib/backports repositories; then run (as root):
Packages for RHEL5 and 6 are in RPMForge. Instructions for adding this repository are available here. After you've done that, you can just run:
yum install terminator
There is a SlackBuild for Terminator available here. For more information on using SlackBuilds, see the HowTo.
To install Terminator in FreeBSD, run:
cd /usr/ports/x11/terminator && make install clean, or
portinstall terminator, or
pkg_add -r terminator
See this page for more information.
Mac OS X
To install Terminator on Mac OS X you will need to be using the Fink project, and have it configured to allow unstable software. With those requirements satisfied, in a terminal run:
fink install terminator
The development branch is published on Launchpad Code.
The main Launchpad page for Terminator is here
Terminator is a team effort. I would like to thank the following:
- Nicolas Valcarcel for his sterling work packaging Terminator for Debian and Ubuntu and pushing it into those distributions.
- Emmanuel Bretelle for his excellent work on Tab support and many other features.
- Stephen Boddy, Chris Oattes, Thomas Meire, Kees Cook, Huang He for their contributions to the code.
- Thomas Hurst for code, FreeBSD port and general coding mavenry.
- The excellent army of translators on Launchpad who have brought Terminator to 52 languages.
- Jorge and the other bloggers who help promote Terminator
- Everyone else I've forgotten.
If you'd like to discuss Terminator, please feel free to drop by our IRC channel - #terminator on irc.freenode.net
or, as one commentator put it..."Another possibility to more take advantage of efficient way all the power of the line of commandos."quite.