List of terminal emulators

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This is a list of terminal emulators. Notable terminal emulators include Konsole on KDE, Gnome-terminal on GNOME, and xfce4-terminal on Xfce as well as xterm and rxvt.

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

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]


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