Terminator is a terminal emulator released under General Public License and is available for GNU/Linux Platform. The application program lets you use multiple splitted and resized terminals, all at once on a single screen.
How it is Different
Having multiple Gnome Terminal in one window in a very flexible manner is a plus for Linux nerds.
Who Should use It
Terminator is aimed at those who normally arrange lots of terminals near each other, but don’t want to use a frame based window manager.
What are its Features
- Automatically logs of all the terminal sessions.
- Drag and Drop features for text and URLs.
- Horizontal scrolling is supported.
- Find, a function to search for any specific text within the terminal.
- Support for UTF8.
- Intelligent Quit – It knows about the running process, if any.
- Vertical scrolling is convenient.
- Freedom of use, General Public License.
- Support for Tab based Browsing.
- Portal written in Python.
- Platform – Support for GNU/Linux Platform.
Installation of Terminator Emulator on pcDuino ubuntu
On pcDuino ubuntu , terminator 0.96 version is available in the repository, and cab be installed using apt.
# apt-get install terminator
How to use Terminator
Run the “terminator” command in the terminal to use it. Once, you fire the command you will see a screen similar to below.
Terminal Emulator Keyboard Shortcuts
To get the most out of Terminator it is crucial to know the key-bindings to control Terminator. The default shortcut keys that I use most are shown below.
- Split Terminal Horizontally – Ctrl+Shift+0
- Split Terminal Vertically – Ctrl+Shift+E
- Move Parent Dragbar Right – Ctrl+Shift+Right_Arrow_key
- Move Parent Dragbar Left – Ctrl+Shift+Left_Arrow_key
- Move Parent Dragbar Up – Ctrl+Shift+Up_Arrow_key
- Move Parent Dragbar Down – Ctrl+Shift+Down_Arrow_key
- Hide/Show Scrollbar – Ctrl+Shift+s
Note: Check the hidden scrollbar above, it can again be made visible using the same above key combination.
- Search for a Keyword – Ctrl+Shift+f
- Move to Next Terminal – Ctrl+Shift+N or Ctrl+Tab
- Move to the Above Terminal – Alt+Up_Arrow_Key
- Move to the Below Terminal – Alt+Down_Arrow_Key
- Move to the Left Terminal – Alt+Left_Arrow_Key
- Move to the Right Terminal – Alt+Right_Arrow_Key
- Copy a text to clipboard – Ctrl+Shift+c
- Paste a text from Clipboard – Ctrl+Shift+v
- Close the Current Terminal – Ctrl+Shift+w
- Quit the Terminator – Ctrl+Shift+q
- Toggle Between Terminals – Ctrl+Shift+x
- Open New Tab – Ctrl+Shift+t
- Move to Next Tab – Ctrl+page_Down
- Move to Previous Tab – Ctrl+Page_up
- Increase Font size – Ctrl+(+)
- Decrease Font Size – Ctrl+()
- Reset Font Size to Original – Ctrl+0
- Toggle Full Screen Mode – F11
- Reset Terminal – Ctrl+Shift+R
- Reset Terminal and Clear Window – Ctrl+Shift+G
- Remove all the terminal grouping – Super+Shift+t
- Group all Terminal into one – Super+g
Note: Super is a key with the windows logo right of left CTRL.