Traditionally, the terminal features a spartan interface with powerful command capabilities, allowing users to manage operating systems via a direct text-based experience.
Final Term is a definitely interesting terminal emulator that takes the terminal metaphor to a superior, modern and innovative ground.
Essentially, Final Term adds into a terminal multiple and diverse functionalities, enriching the command-line utility with fancy additions, while rooted in both good-looks and usefulness.
Among its features, there are:
- command completion with filled-with-commands drop-down dialog (from where the user can select suggested commands/parameters)
- powerful keybinding support
- default support for 8 / 16 / 256 colors
- designed in mind with Linux, being written 100% in Vala, thus running natively on Ubuntu
Launching Final Term, one is to immediately notice a bundle of powerful capabilities, such as:
- lazy scroll (scrolling through exposed items is performed with a pleasant lazy effect)
- ability to collapse and expand commands directly inside the terminal (like for example, typing
topinside Final Term, displays the
topcommand, clicking on its related arrow pointer, collapses and expands,--when clicked on again--, the
- transparency support with predefined transparency levels (including 10%, 40%, 100%)
- significant number of default themes (such as Mocha, Solarized, Monokai, etc)
- accurate view resize (typing a command, while the terminal is in its default window size, presents the command, resizing the window, automatically resizes the displayed text,--text now properly filling its view--)
- ability to perform relevant actions via inside-the-terminal dialogs (clicking on an item, exposes its menu where delete, cat, copy, etc, commands are 1-click away available)
The Final Term's
code is available on https://github.com/p-e-w/finalterm
At the moment, Final Term is a work in progress.