Terminal Emulators

Hyper – terminal emulator built with web technologies

Last Updated on September 1, 2020

In Operation

Recent development of Hyper has focused on improving its input latency and the speed of text output. We have run various speed tests, but the best way of testing a terminal emulator is just with regular usage. And we can report that Hyper definitely has improved its input latency, and many of the bugs have been ironed out.

Rendering is very fast, and sufficient for most purposes. There’s a good range of features offered by Hyper including tabs and multiplexing. By default, opening a new pane or tab resets the working directory to the home directory. It’s best to use the hypercwd plugin so that the new tab preserves the current directory. There’s more about plugins on the next page.

Here’s a very short video illustrating Hyper’s tabs and multiplexing support.

Next page: Page 3 – Extensibility

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Extensibility
Page 4 – Other Features
Page 5 – Summary

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Liam Mapson
Liam Mapson
4 years ago

Everyone who’s “in the market for a terminal built on web technologies”, please raise your hand…

No doubt I’ve missed something important, but what?

Luke Baker
4 years ago
Reply to  Liam Mapson

It just means if you’re looking for a modern terminal….

4 years ago

If you might want to access a text based application from Linux on a remote network with a web server to provide access in this manner you might use this. Most young’uns wouldn’t know there’s trilliions of lines of code apps running out there that still manage huge petabytes of data all in text mode. IRS, Healthcare, lots of places. What I hate about articles on “Terminal Emulation” is they only deal with one emulation. VT100 compatible. If you want to write a true Terminal Emulator, emulate some terminals and do ADDS, IBM3090, or some other useful things instead of kiddie stuff.

Phil S
Phil S
4 years ago
Reply to  Erpitt

Erpitt, if you want ADDS, IBM3090 or whatever, and think there’s a need to emulate them, go ahead and write a terminal emulator that meets your needs. The VT100 was very successful, and for a good reason.