04 November 2012

Install Terminator (Terminal emulator) in Ubuntu

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install terminator in Ubuntu
Terminator is a GPL terminal emulator.It is the most popular terminal emulator. It is available on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other Unix X11 systems. Terminator will run on any modern POSIX system with Java 5 or later.

Features of Terminator

According to Wikipedia

  • Automatic Logging - Complete logs are automatically generated of all of the user's terminal sessions.
  • Drag & Drop - Text and URLs, and even files from Finder/Nautilus/Windows Explorer can be dropped on Terminator to be inserted as text, with automatic quoting of filenames containing shell meta-characters.
  • Find - Terminator provides you with a find function so users can search for text and regular expressions within their terminal (including the scrollback), highlighting them all, in the style of less, and offering quick movement to the next or previous match.
  • Horizontal Scrolling - Most terminal emulators wrap text when it intrudes upon the right margin. Terminator instead provides a horizontal scrollbar when necessary.
  • Multiple Tabs - Like tabbed browsing, only with terminals, tabbed terminals.
  • Safe Quit - Terminator knows when you still have processes running, and brings up a dialog rather than just letting those processes die.
  • UTF-8 - Terminator does not mangle accented characters, and it copes well with languages such as Greek where there's a mix of normal and wide glyphs.

To install Terminator in Ubuntu, open terminal (Ctrl + Alt + t) and write the following commands

Step1: Add Terminator Repository

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-terminator

Step2: Update sources.list

$ sudo apt-get update

Step 3: Install Terminator

$ sudo apt-get install terminator

That's it you have successfully installed Terminator in Ubuntu.


CLICK HERE to know the Terminator Shortcuts.

Enjoy :)


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