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View Poll Results: Best linux terminal for programmers
xterm 43 43.88%
eterm 9 9.18%
aterm 12 12.24%
rxvt 16 16.33%
gnome-terminal 26 26.53%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 98. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-27-2006, 09:26 AM   #1
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Cool Best terminal


Which is the best linux terminal for programmers and why?
 
Old 09-27-2006, 09:35 AM   #2
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xterm
simple and highly configurable
 
Old 09-27-2006, 09:36 AM   #3
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One thing xterm has going for it is the fact that it's ubiquitous. If you've got X, chances are 99.9% you've got xterm. One problem is that on some systems it's run SETUID root, which bugs me.

I really liked the tabs of gnome-terminal, but the version I was using was kind of sluggish at displaying text (with GNOME 2.10, I think). But I don't use GNOME anymore, so using gnome-terminal is kind of out for me. At least on FreeBSD, you have to install a lot of GNOME to get gnome-terminal. For me, anyways, it's not worth it.

I've used eterm, aterm, and rxvt before, but for some reason (I can't remember ) I liked xterm more.

Another terminal emulator I spend a lot of time in is Emacs. It's got a shell mode that I use frequently when programming. Not really a standalone terminal, but ...
 
Old 09-27-2006, 10:04 AM   #4
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Konsole is missing from that list and thats the one I would have voted for.
 
Old 09-27-2006, 10:33 AM   #5
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aterm, but only because it was the only one I could get to do transparency.
 
Old 09-27-2006, 10:36 AM   #6
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I don't know if this qualifies .. but I've used yakuake a lot on kde .. perhaps it's worth to be in the poll
 
Old 09-27-2006, 10:50 AM   #7
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I am a recent convert to konsole having used xterm for years. It's that damned firefox which is making me expect tabbed windows in every application I use.

Xterm with tabs and I'd go back immediately. I miss the Ctrl and click menus.
 
Old 09-27-2006, 12:15 PM   #8
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I use konsole because it integrates with konqueror (KDE); I can type commands while looking at the directory contents, and can look elsewhere mid-command line if I need a file name, etc. Also, it can link to the browser so that when I change the view it automatically 'cd's for me.
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:27 PM   #9
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Konsole is missing from that list and thats the one I would have voted for.
yes my vote would also be for konsole, followed closely by eterm (i love the transparency bg).

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I use konsole because it integrates with konqueror (KDE); I can type commands while looking at the directory contents, and can look elsewhere mid-command line if I need a file name, etc. Also, it can link to the browser so that when I change the view it automatically 'cd's for me.
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and is also integrated with many other development apps such as kate and kdevelop. gotta love the integrations, though i dont use kde, but i use alot of the kde apps from enlightenment..

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Old 09-27-2006, 04:21 PM   #10
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Actually, I must say, if it hadn't been for cupuboy's post I'd probably never heard of yakuake. I've just downloaded and tried it and have become an instant fan!
 
Old 09-27-2006, 06:29 PM   #11
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eterm rocks the boat. It does everything aterm does (I used to use aterm) except it does it better and faster.
 
Old 09-27-2006, 06:36 PM   #12
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gnome-terminal, because it's got a decent code base, is very fast (output wise, not load time), integrates w/ gnome well, has tabbed terminals.

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Old 09-28-2006, 12:19 AM   #13
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Actually, I must say, if it hadn't been for cupuboy's post I'd probably never heard of yakuake. I've just downloaded and tried it and have become an instant fan!
Actually .. I got aquainted to it in exactly the same way ... and I really got used to it .. I still have a little itch to click f12 wherever I want a terminal

Cheers
 
Old 09-29-2006, 07:01 PM   #14
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Terminal (or Xfce-Terminal) is my favourite.
 
Old 09-29-2006, 10:50 PM   #15
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You know crag im using the latest xfce and I just cant get terminal to work it open's and then just crashes right away. <shrug> then again I never could get all the icons and stuff to work right ither. Probably a symtom of me 1: makeing my own linux via LFS and not doing everything by the book
and 2: moving my /usr/local space every few weeks

right now my /usr/local is on /home/usrprogs with a fake mount in fstab to remount it in /usr/local

I know iknow im psyco
 
  


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