List of terminal emulators

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This is a list of terminal emulators. Popular terminal emulators on various window managers include konsole on KDE, gnome-terminal on GNOME, and xfce4-terminal on XFCE as well as xterm and rxvt.[1][better source needed]

Character-oriented terminal emulators[edit]


  • Linux console - implements a large subset of the VT102 and ECMA-48/ISO 6429/ANSI X3.64 terminal controls

X Window Terminals[edit]

Terminal emulators used in combination with the X Window System

Command-line interface[edit]

The following terminal emulators run inside of other terminals, utilizing libraries such as Curses and Termcap.

  • GNU Screen - Terminal multiplexer with VT100/ANSI terminal emulation
  • tmux - Terminal multiplexer with a feature set similar to GNU Screen
  • Minicom - text-based modem control and terminal emulation program for Unix-like operating systems

Microsoft Windows[edit]

Mac OS X[edit]

Mac OS[edit]



Block-oriented terminal emulators[edit]

Emulators for block-oriented terminals, primarily IBM 3270, but also IBM 5250 and other non-IBM terminals.

Coax/Twinax connected[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Best Terminal Emulator for Linux, lifehacker, By Whitson Gordon, Nov 11, 2011 10:30 AM, Retrieved 17 Jan 2012
  2. ^

External links[edit]