Terminator – A sleeker linux terminal

I recently noticed that one of my colleagues, our WSO2 Sys admin/Linux guru Chamith, a terminal that caught my eye (and yes, if you know me, you know only a few things actually manage to take hold of my limited attention span). It’s a terminal that can be split sideways, this way and that way so you can have so many terminals in one view. Ok, fine, I exaggerated. You can split the screen horizontally and vertically with this thing.

Personally, I find this very useful due to the reason of copying data around terminals. I always wished I knew out of the zillion tabs I opened which tab had which commands and data. And tadaaaaa! Here comes the solution, by the name of terminator (get it with apt-get install terminator). Of course, it has it’s own cons, but the pros, I LIKE!

Here are some shortcuts and screen shots I found useful courtesy of http://www.ubuntugeek.com/terminator-multiple-gnome-terminals-in-one-window.html

You can use the following keys to split your terminal views

Ctrl-Shift-E: will split the view vertically.

Ctrl-Shift-O: will split the view horizontally.

Ctrl-Shift-P: will focus be active on the previous view.

Ctrl-Shift-N: will focus be active on the next view.

Ctrl-Shift-W: will close the view where the focus is on.

Ctrl-Shift-Q: will exit terminator.

F11: will make terminator go fullscreen.

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