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Too many terminal windows and can’t find what’s what, well use TERMINATOR

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@chamaralChamara Madhushan Liyanage

If you are working in a Linux distribution or a mac you probably have run into the problem where you have opened too many terminals and can’t figure out what was doing what. That’s because you cant nicely split terminals as you want and you can’t name your terminal. I faced this problem when I had to work with several servers. I had to open more than 4 terminal windows to connect to different server instances and found out very difficult when switching among them. Also I had no way to rename my terminal windows to identify them.

Then I found out this solution and it’s really awesome and I want share it with you guys and I know it’ll be definite help for you as well.


Yesss, the application name is terminator.

Ubuntu installation

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-terminator
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install terminator

Then search for Terminator app

Here is it’s magic

You can right click on terminator terminal and choose the option to split horizontally or vertically. Also you can double click on any terminal title bar and rename as you wish.

Hope this tiny information helps you guys in managing you terminals.

Cheers !!!!


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