GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written in Rust

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  • wezterm

    A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written by @wez and implemented in Rust

    FWIW, wezterm is very slowly building support for `tmux -CC` as well:

  • victor-mono

    A free programming font with cursive italics and ligatures. Donations welcome ❤️

    IIRC the monospace font itself would have the cursive characters as its "italic" text, then the terminal would just need to be sent the control characters for italic text (i.e.

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  • dotfiles

    There is no place like ~ (by prabirshrestha)

    I have been able to completely replace tmux with wezterm on Linux and Mac and love it. It even works on Windows and have been able to port tmux bindings .

  • alacritty

    A cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator.

    Yes, looking like Alacritty is far from supporting it as well [1]. Not that it usually bothers me and I really do not care for ligature-based coding fonts, but it can pop up in e-mails and filenames for things like umlauts.


  • tilix

    A tiling terminal emulator for Linux using GTK+ 3

    I tried it out just as an terminal emulator and it looks quite nice. I noticed that the startup time is a bit high when using appImage - much snapper once you build it from source. Though will continue to use Tilix as it is as snappy (not a multiplexer) + has buttons for vertical/horizontal splitting/tabs.



  • iTerm2-Color-Schemes

    Over 250 terminal color schemes/themes for iTerm/iTerm2. Includes ports to Terminal, Konsole, PuTTY, Xresources, XRDB, Remmina, Termite, XFCE, Tilda, FreeBSD VT, Terminator, Kitty, MobaXterm, LXTerminal, Microsoft's Windows Terminal, Visual Studio, Alacritty

    The terminal theme in that screenshot is the builtin wezterm defaults which are a minor evolution of the "Wez" theme that I uploaded to a random wiki years and years ago, and which found its way into the collection and is now also available as a selectable theme in wezterm: (that's NOT the same as wezterm's defaults, but it is very similar!)

    The colorscheme used in vim in that screenshot is my personal vim colorscheme which is leaning on the terminal color scheme, with the doc comment color explicitly selecting that orange color, for its added visual terror factor. (Really, I just like my Rust doc comments to be rust colored).

  • libssh2

    the SSH library

    it uses libssh2; agent authentication is supported, but libssh2 doesn't currently support agent forwarding:

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  • extraterm

    The swiss army chainsaw of terminal emulators

    If "usable as iTerm2" means the terminal actually aims to have features, then you can try my project Extraterm ( ). It supports ligatures and more.

  • zutty

    X terminal emulator rendering through OpenGL ES Compute Shaders

    I was looking at zutty, mentioned in this thread - and the website says this:

    > We have an automated regression testing setup to run VTTEST in Zutty and verify that the output is a pixel-perfect match of the pre-approved video output. You can thus expect the terminal output to be correct – be it driven by tmux, emacs (with org-mode, helm, magit, etc.) or whatever else.

    Which sounds like it might be useful for you?

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