The swiss army chainsaw of terminal emulators

Extraterm is more than just a terminal emulator. It provides a toolbox for working with your terminal and command line applications.

Directly edit and execute command output


  • Supports Linux, macOS and Cygwin on Windows
  • xterm compatible
  • Multiple tabs and panes, split and tiled any way you like
  • Keyboard based selection
  • Show images in the terminal
  • Shell integration; can isolate and ‘frame’ command output. (bash, zsh and fish supported)
  • Previous command output can be used as input for new commands
  • Command output is editable in place. Multi-cursor editing
  • Keyboard friendly “command palette” for searching menus
  • Text zoom
  • Unicode support
  • Color emoji
  • Open source MIT license
  • …much more to come

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  • 16 Feb 2018 - Looking back at the last few months - I want talk a bit about what has been going on for the last few months and where I’m thinking of taking it next. This will mostly be a mix of musings about the future and what the americans call “inside baseball”. Read more
  • 13 Feb 2018 - Extraterm v0.30.0 released - This release is focused on big improvement to how the show and from commands do their work. Now it is possible to use show and from to move and operate on large files. These files are kept on disk in encrypted form as long as Extraterm is running and the files are still present in a terminal tab. show also supports showing binary files as downloads. Read more
  • 06 Oct 2017 - Extraterm v0.29.2 released - This bug fix release fixes a bad problem where Extraterm won’t start up if its configuration directory doesn’t exist. Read more
  • 01 Oct 2017 - Extraterm v0.29.1 released - This minor release fixes a recently introduced bug which broke the from command Read more
  • 26 Sep 2017 - Extraterm v0.29.0 released - This release focuses on eliminating UI and text alignment glitches, and adds UI scaling. Read more

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Development and Contributing

Extraterm is an Open Source project developed in the open at GitHub https://github.com/sedwards2009/extraterm. The primary developer is Simon Edwards. Bugs, issues and wishes can be submitted via the GitHub issues. The Development Roadmap is tracked in this issue on GitHub.

Extraterm logos were designed and provided by Gabriel Harel.