Why should you use terminator in your Linux?
Terminal is a great terminal with many features that helps systems administrators and developers with their projects and tasks in their workload.
The main focus of terminator is to arrange terminals in grids, but it supports tabs too.
Gnome terminal is a good tool, but when you want to read a log and at the same time you need to see your code and restart your web server, the arranging in grid feature is a be a good option to you. So if you want to make 3 things in one terminal, the terminator is useful for you!
On Terminator you can make something like this:
- Keyboard shortcuts to split your screen
- Drag and drop to organize and re-order terminals
- Create a grid of terminals
- Tabs and lots of keyboard shortcuts
To improve your productivity, you need to learn some shortcuts. Below are the most important for me:
- Ctrl-Shift-E: splits the view vertically.
- Ctrl-Shift-O: splits the view horizontally.
- Ctrl-Shift-P: focuses the previous view.
- Ctrl-Shift-N: focuses the next view.
- Ctrl-Shift-W: closes the view where the focus is on.
- Ctrl-Shift-Q: exit terminator.
To install it in your Linux, try this:
aptitude install terminator
apt-get install terminator
Terminator is on Ohloh and you can learn more about it by accessing http://www.ohloh.net/p/gnome-terminator