Terminology (software)

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Original author(s) Carsten Haitzler
Developer(s) Enlightenment development team
Stable release
0.9.1 / September 17, 2015; 20 months ago (2015-09-17)
Repository git.enlightenment.org/apps/terminology.git
Operating system X Window System
Type Terminal emulator
License Simplified BSD license[1]
Website www.enlightenment.org/about-terminology

Terminology is a terminal emulator for the X Window System and for the Wayland graphic server. The software can also run in a framebuffer console that allows it to be used outside an X11 or Wayland graphic environment.[2] While it is the default terminal emulator for the Enlightenment window manager, and was developed by the Enlightenment development team for that purpose, it can be used in most other desktop environments as well.

Terminology provides some features not typically found in a terminal emulator, e.g., preview thumbnails of images, videos and documents.[3] It can work with multimedia playback and text-strings manipulation (copying and pasting filenames and URLs),[4] and can be touch controlled.[2] On the other hand, it provides less complete emulation of vt100 than other terminals.[5]


  1. ^ "COPYING file". 
  2. ^ a b "About Terminology". enlightenment.org. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "20 Useful Terminal Emulators for Linux". tecmint.com. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Install terminology - A terminal with fancy Features". linoxide.com. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Thomas E. Dickey, "Terminology", terminfo.src for NCURSES, retrieved 2014-08-03 

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