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.


  • Supports Linux and macOS, and on Windows WSL, CMD, PowerShell and Cygwin
  • Multiple tabs and panes, split and tiled any way you like
  • Images in terminal
  • GPU accelerated rendering
  • 24 bit color
  • Color emoji on all platforms
  • Font ligatures
  • Keyboard friendly “Command Palette”
  • Text selection using cursor/keyboard, block selections, multi-cursor selections
  • Text zoom
  • Configurable key bindings
  • Global shortcuts
  • Unicode support
  • Search
  • Shell integration; can isolate and ‘frame’ command output. (bash, zsh and fish supported)
  • Easy uploads and downloads using the shell integration
  • Command output is editable in place. Multi-cursor editing
  • Previous command output can be used as input for new commands
  • Supports iTerm2 and TextMate themes
  • Open source MIT license
  • …much more to come

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  • 19 Feb 2021 - Extraterm v0.58.0 released - Autocomplete is the big feature for this release. Ctrl+; or Cmd+; will open the autocomplete pop up at your cursor where you can quickly search and select a line of text to type directly into your terminal. The list of suggestions is filled by scanning the last two pages of text on the screen. Read more
  • 22 Jan 2021 - Extraterm v0.57.1 released - Bug fixes Read more
  • 07 Jan 2021 - Extraterm v0.57.0 released - Features Read more
  • 16 Dec 2020 - Extraterm v0.56.0 released - This release adds support for the hyperlink terminal escape sequence. Hyperlinks are now displayed for utilities output them. For example, ls --hyperlink=auto will display the folder contents with links. Clicking on a link and holding the Control key will open the link in the default external application like your web browser or file manager. A couple of link related menu items appear on the context menu too, “Open link” and “Copy link/path”. Read more
  • 20 Nov 2020 - Extraterm v0.55.2 released - This is a quick release to fix some regression bugs which appeared in the previous release. 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.