The terminal emulator. Perhaps the most important tool in any one person’s arsenal for accessing systems remotely and locally. Unix and Linux admins would be lost without one; but despite it’s usefulness, little has been done to modernize the experience. Until now.
Enter Final Term. The sexiest damn terminal you’ve ever seen. With progress bars! Final Term–thus far–offers the following;
Semantic text menus
Final Term knows which pieces of terminal output represent filenames, PIDs, web URLs or IP addresses and provides context-aware commands for each of them.
New semantic menus can be added effortlessly with a powerful yet simple text file-based plug-in system — no programming required.
Smart command completion
Final Term knows when it is displaying a command prompt to you, and it knows all the commands that you ever entered.
The moment you start typing, suggestions from your terminal history automatically pop up — lightning fast and sorted by an algorithm that ensures what you want to type is almost always right at the top.
GUI terminal controls
Final Term lets you collapse command output much like a programmer’s editor lets you fold code.
Final Term recognizes “ASCII art scrollbars” in the output of supported programs like wget and displays matching GUI scrollbars, allowing you to monitor progress while the output is scrolled away.
In addition to all of that, Final Term also offers the ability to reflow text while resizing the terminal–in real time; something that Mac OS X users have had for a great many years now.
Currently, this is pre-alpha software and not suitable as a daily driver. Some things like Vim do not even function yet. But you can get involved! Check out the project on Git!