WezTerm – GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer

WezTerm is a GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer.

The out-of-the-box experience with WezTerm allows you to multiplex local tabs and windows which will persist until they are closed. With a little extra configuration you can enable local terminal multiplexing with features similar to those in tmux or screen.

Multiplexing in WezTerm is based around the concept of multiplexing domains; a domain is a distinct set of windows and tabs. When WezTerm starts up it creates a default local domain to manage the windows and tabs in the UI, but it can also be configured to start or connect to any number of additional domains.

WezTerm is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Multiplex terminal panes, tabs and windows on local and remote hosts, with native mouse and scrollback.
  • Ligatures, Color Emoji and font fallback, with true color and dynamic color schemes.
  • Hyperlinks.
  • Searchable Scrollback (use mouse wheel and Shift-PageUp and Shift PageDown to navigate, Ctrl-Shift-F to activate search mode).
  • xterm style selection of text with mouse; paste selection via Shift-Insert (bracketed paste is supported).
  • SGR style mouse reporting (works in vim and tmux).
  • Render underline, double-underline, italic, bold, strikethrough (most other terminal emulators do not support as many render attributes).
  • Configuration via a configuration file with hot reloading.
  • Multiple Windows (Hotkey: Super-N).
  • Splits/Panes.
  • Tabs (Hotkey: Super-T, next/prev: Super-[ and Super-], go-to: Super-[1-9]).
  • SSH client with native tabs.
  • Connect to serial ports for embedded/Arduino work.
  • Connect to a local multiplexer server over unix domain sockets.
  • Connect to a remote multiplexer using SSH or TLS over TCP/IP.
  • iTerm2 compatible image protocol support, and built-in imgcat command.
  • Sixel graphics support.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, and Windows.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Wez Furlong
License: MIT License


WezTerm is written in Rust. Learn Rust with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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