Started by Chris Jones firstname.lastname@example.org in 2007, maintained from 2014 to 2020 by Stephen Boddy, currently maintained by Matt Rose. Terminator has had contributions from countless others listed in the AUTHORS file
Terminator was originally developed by Chris Jones in 2007 as a simple, 300-ish line python script. Since then, it has become The Robot Future of Terminals. Originally inspired by projects like quadkonsole and gnome-multi-term and more recently by projects like Iterm2, and Tilix, It lets you combine and recombine terminals to suit the style you like. If you live at the command-line, or are logged into 10 different remote machines at once, you should definitely try out Terminator.
When you run
Terminator, you will get a terminal in a window, just like almost
every other terminal emulator available. There is also a titlebar which will
update as shells/programs inside the terminal tell it to. Also on the titlebar
is a small button that opens the grouping menu. From here you can put terminals
into groups, which allows you to control multiple terminals simultaneously.
New home on GitHub
In April of 2020 we started moving
Terminator to GitHub. A new team wanted to continue the work of the original authors.
You can find the project on https://github.com/gnome-terminator/terminator
Terminator is available for most (if not all) Linux distributions from the distribution's repository of binary packages. It is also available on FreeBSD. Please search your repository for
terminator If you want to find information on how to enable an updated package repository for your OS, build from source, or want to run the bleeding-edge master version, you can follow the instructions in INSTALL.md
Create more terminals by:
- horizontal split:
- vertical split:
Shift focus to:
- next terminal:
- previous terminal:
Close terminal or tab:
- or right mouse click -> Close
Close window with all it's terminals and tabs:
Terminator Preferences menu:
- right mouse click -> Preferences
These and more modifiable shortcuts in:
- right mouse click -> Preferences -> Keybindings tab
F1or at https://gnome-terminator.readthedocs.io/en/latest/
More info about shortcuts and cli config in man pages:
Any help is welcome with the Terminator project.
- Open issues for bugs or enhancements
- Join our chat room on gitter.im for general questions
- Help translating Terminator
You can find old bugs and questions in the launchpad project, but please don't post anything new there.
Terminator began by shamelessly copying code from the vte-demo.py in the vte widget package, and the gedit terminal plugin (which was fantastically useful at figuring out vte's API).
vte-demo.py was not my code and is copyright its original author. While it does not contain any specific licensing information in it, the VTE package appears to be licenced under LGPL v2.
The original version 0.1 release of Terminator was on Saturday, 28 July 2007. Here is the archived Terminator 0.1 release announcement
The gedit terminal plugin is part of the gedit-plugins package, which is licenced under GPL v2 or later.
I am thus licensing Terminator as GPL v2 only.
Cristian Grada provided the old icon under the same licence. Cory Kontros provided the new icon under the CC-by-SA licence. For other authorship information, see debian/copyright