Terminal alternatives in Linux: Terminology


The world of Linux is very well represented in terms of terminals with what so much GNOMETerminal as KDE Term have to offer from their respective desks, however there are excellent alternatives that can be adjusted very well to the preferences or needs of the users, and now we are going to review some of them.

A very interesting one is Terminology, an emulator of lightweight terminal with interesting design and functionality additions like those who have always offered us from the desktop Enlightenment, or E! as this environment is also known for many years in the Linux world.

It is a terminal emulator based on EFL libraries (Enlightenment Foundation Libraries), with support for some issues such as tabs (with content preview in real time), wallpapers (which can be static images, animated gifs, scalar vector graphics or bitmaps), themes and icons and the opening of links in their respective default apps or from within the terminal, that is to say that with a simple click on the complete path to a file we can begin to reproduce it within the terminal window.

There is also support for selecting text, and for your own keyboard shortcuts (that is, from the application) or from the system. And if all this was not enough too Terminology can be used with X11 or newer Wayland, but also from the Linux framebuffer, and since there are so many projects and platforms that make use of touch interfaces, their developers have decided - with excellent criteria - to add support for it in this emulator.

We can install Terminology in the main distros since there are packages for Debian / Ubuntu and derivatives, Arch Linux, Fedora and others. In the case of Ubuntu we can install it as follows:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hannes-janetzek/enlightenment-svn
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install terminology

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