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
  • Show images in the terminal
  • Shell integration; can isolate and ‘frame’ command output. (bash, zsh and fish supported)
  • Easy uploads and downloads using the shell integration
  • Multiple tabs and panes, split and tiled any way you like
  • Keyboard based selection
  • Command output is editable in place. Multi-cursor editing
  • Previous command output can be used as input for new commands
  • 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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  • 22 Sep 2018 - Extraterm v0.36.2 released - This is a bug fix and minor improvement release. Read more
  • 02 Sep 2018 - Extraterm v0.36.1 released - This is a bug fix release. Read more
  • 23 Aug 2018 - Extraterm v0.36.0 released - This is a large release which contains a lot of work under the hood where CodeMirror has been replaced with Ace to support “in place” text editing. This big change will permit much more flexibility in the future, but right now don’t be surprised if there are some unexpected breakages. There are also a quite a few new smaller features. Read more
  • 04 Jun 2018 - Extraterm v0.35.2 released - This release is a bug fix release for a problem which broke the show command and prevented it from displaying text files. Read more
  • 25 May 2018 - Extraterm v0.35.1 released - This release is a bug fix release for a problem where Extraterm would crash at start up on Windows if your UI scaling was set to 150%. issue #96 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.