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Madza
Madza

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What terminal do you use?

I'm running Git Bash since the day I installed Git. It's been awesome since it's been stable, fast and I prefer the UNIX-like environment.

What terminal do you use and why?

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Swastik Baranwal

Windows Terminal

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Mehdi Mousavi

it's like play Justin Bieber to an alien who doesn't know Michael Jackson exists.

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Aleksandr Hovhannisyan

Windows Terminal best terminal

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Swastik Baranwal

YAS

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Madza Author

Have you tried to contribute something to it? πŸ‘€

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Abdisalan

I work on a mac so I use iTerm, with a zsh shell and I'm using the spaceship theme of zsh so I can see git details as well as my package version and what version of node I'm using!
mac terminal

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Madza Author

Looks so πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ tbh πŸ’―

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Abdisalan

Thank you!

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Deepak Raj
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Madza Author

I need to look into that, for sure πŸ‘€

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Suvin Nimnaka

Hyper β™₯️ It got super awesome plugins and I can customize it in any way I want πŸ™‚

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Dung Tran

Yeah, I found it randomly and now I used it daily, super light and fast(compare with other base-electron app !!) + full customizable

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Madza Author

I've heard some good stuff about hyper πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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Pablo Herrero • Edited on

Windows Terminal with Git Bash and Ubuntu Bash :)

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Fernando B πŸš€

I've never been super picky when it comes to terminals, as long as there are tabs I use whatever. Mainly Konsole with fish shell. No particular reason why I use Konsole. Fish shell I've gotten used to the colored feedback when typing commands.

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Jonathan Apodaca

I don't know if I'll ever be able to give Fish up. I love being able to start a new function with funced/funcsave, and also the abbreviation system.

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Fernando B πŸš€

Yeah fish got so many good features once you get used to it, it feels so weird to use bash. I have quite a few abbr, and functions too.

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Fernando B πŸš€

Forgot to mention on my work laptop Win10 I use cmder.

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Madza Author

How many have you gone through? πŸ‘€

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Fernando B πŸš€

Not many tbh. Cmder on Windows, and powershell. On Linux, terminator, alacritty and Konsole, the latest with tmux and I'm set.

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Ian Pride

In Linux I normally use Tilda drop down terminal or Guake or gnome-terminal if I have to; in Windows I use Hyper terminal mostly, but use Windows Terminal on occasion. Then I use my own 'UniShellect' tool to load other shells.

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Madza Author

Are you talking about this? πŸ‘€

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Ian Pride

Yes :)

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Yuan Gao

Windows terminal with WSL2. so it's real bash on real linux. I've moved most of my dev work in here because a lot of the stuff I do runs on linux servers anyway, so developing and local testing in WSL2 reduces a lot of possible issues, very often due to slight differences in dependencies. On the plus side, being in a full linux environment means access to not only bash and gnu tools, but also full on linux programs that aren't available if you're running in git bash.

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Madza Author • Edited on

Have you used WSL before WSL2, btw? πŸ‘€

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Yuan Gao

yes, and I actually still use both, since WSL has faster Windows file access

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EricGeek

For local work, either Windows Terminal or the terminal built into VSCode. For remote work, kitty, though I'm not married to either, and I'm starting to use VSCode more and more for remote work as I get more used to it and change my work flow to adapt to it.

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Madza Author

Let me guess, you're well familiar with this? πŸ‘€

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EricGeek

Familiar with it, but for now, I'm just using VS Code Remote SSH or git clone'ing the repository and working on it locally. The Remote SSH takes a bit of startup time since it seems to download and run the "server" fresh every time. Been having internet issues lately, so I've been doing more cloning to the local machine, but the Remote SSH is very convenient once I have it open.

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Lakshya Singh

Zsh Shell with powerline10k it's just so awesome and the scripts i added on my own in .zshrc instead if plugin installed by oh my zsh or plug as they slow down so yeah its way better now.

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Madza Author

Awesome you find your solution πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

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MΓ©dΓ©ric Burlet

I tried many times to install other terminals like Hyper etc and for some reason they were always really slow compared to the default mac one or linux one.

I have though a good set of custom functions and aliases that I commonly use.

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Madza Author

So, you went back to default mac one? πŸ‘€

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MΓ©dΓ©ric Burlet

As mentioned yep. Default one with a strong number of functions and aliases

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Pierre Bouillon • Edited on

I'm using powershell with starship so far, it's awesome and so much better than the default command prompt on Windows: git sensitive, more user friendly, ergonomic, etc

Life changing !

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Madza Author

Looks clean πŸ’―

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Deepak Vishwakarma • Edited on

Windows - WT if available(preferring cmd, ps , wsl shell)
Linux - gnome terminal preferably (shell bash, zsh) althought any terminal(xfce, konsole, xterm) is just fine as long it's bash or zsh shell

Like to keep it minimal if I can open an cmd and run then that's it

Although I keep updating my setup such as using WT on my personal machine, while my work pc still use basic cmd terminals mostly

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Madza Author

Yup, the main thing is what works for you and how efficient you are with it πŸ‘πŸ˜‰

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Fulton Browne • Edited on

Ive used termite, alacritty, xterm, and st. Termite is greatest, but because of its age it has issues building on modern distros, so I use st its blazing fast and very customizable.

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JΓ©rΓ©mie Astor

I'm a big suckless fan, but I switched from st to kitty, because of sixel (I can view images right in the terminal now). As soon as I get st working with sixel, I'll switch back.

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Madza Author

Which one are you using now? πŸ‘€

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Vladimir Cezar

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