Friday, December 30, 2016

Multi window terminal using Terminator

If you are command line type of person, you might need multi window terminal/console when working under command line mode, the idea is to have multiple window console inside one terminal, like this:

There are two program that can do that, tmux and terminator, they basically can do the same thing which is make your console window split into several small screen, but they are work on different level.

Tmux is more advanced program, offer more features but also harder to use, while terminator has some limitation but easier to use, so for this tutorial i'm just going to talk about terminator.

For beginner, it is easier to use terminator than tmux, so for now let's just use terminator, later we can learn about tmux.

To install terminator simply run this command:
sudo apt-get install terminator
Once installed you can run 'terminator' by simply search on ubuntu dash and then open the program, it will show terminal/console window with red label on top.

To split the console window simply do right click using your mouse and then choose 'split horizontally' or 'split vertically'.

In case you don't like it, you can uninstall terminator with this command:
sudo apt-get purge terminator
sudo apt-get autoremove

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