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I'm using Ubuntu on a daily basis, and recently (6 months ago) I bought a Mac, so the first thing I did was installing VMWare and Ubuntu on my MBP.

I'm a developer and a huge fan of Terminator. With Terminator, you can open multiple file in one window, code separatly on them, and many other great things.

I thought that if it runs on Ubuntu it could possibly run on Mac OSX but it seems that it doesn't work.

Is there a Terminator-like terminal app for OS X Yosemite?

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Use iTerm2. Can do most things that Terminator does.

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    +1 for iTerm2 - it's currently best terminal emulator for mac imho. And it can do almost - if not all - that Terminator does. – Marek Bettman Nov 13 '14 at 11:28
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    There are not so many choices for terminal emulators on OS X... – Max Ried Nov 13 '14 at 13:09
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    There are several choices for terminals. No emulators required! – jvriesem Sep 25 '15 at 3:23
  • iTerm is extremely slow comparing to other terminals, like macTerm. – Martin Macak Feb 13 '16 at 11:20
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    @CarlosVerdes You can do it in iTerm2. There is something called Broadcast Input in Iterm. Have a look. – Nabarun Chatterjee Apr 16 '18 at 8:15
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There is hope in brew too:

$ brew search terminator
homebrew/x11/terminator

Here I would like to say too that, agreed ITerm2 is great but there might be use cases where terminator ... I mean the same terminator on Linux would shine such as better keyboard mappings for emacs out of the box or similar.

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    unfortunately the terminator ui is bit-ugly on OS X. I guess Thats because the pygtk stuff that powers the UI is not themed well for OS X. – Thamme Gowda Jun 7 '16 at 16:03
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    It also doesn't install as an app, so launching it is a bit of a pain. And it brings along a bundle of dependencies you might not otherwise use (making clean-up an issue if you decide to remove it) – jocull Oct 24 '18 at 19:39
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The gnometerminator docs are slightly outdated. Fink is now in stable, but must be installed from source on OSX 10.11.

http://pdb.finkproject.org/pdb/package.php/terminator?rel_id=10.11-x86_64-current-stable

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Did you try to do run Terminator with Fink:

To install Terminator on Mac OS X you will need to be using the Fink project, and have it configured to allow unstable software. With those requirements satisfied, in a terminal run: fink install terminator

http://gnometerminator.blogspot.no/p/introduction.html

Although iTerm2 works great for me (although I prefer Yakuake for terminal on Linux)

  • Yeah a prefer the basic solution, and it works great, all I wanted to do was splitting the window :) – Nicolas Charvoz Nov 13 '14 at 13:21
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While not completely 1:1 with all of the features of Terminator, Hyper is a nice looking terminal on macOS that is easily extensible. I use multiple window panes frequently and Hyper does a great job at that.

If you have a really busy terminal (and I mean REALLY busy, like spewing data) it's a bit slower since it's backed in web tech. Still, it's an option worth looking at.

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