Hyper a terminal by Vercel
Tools maketh the engineer
I have started using Hyper as my main terminal. I think it's great and I think you might like it too.
It's been around for a few years(3 or more) and still going strong, is actively maintained you can see the pull requests here.
Things I like about it
On installation a dot file called
.hyper.js is created in your home directory, take a closer look at mine on github here.
Shortened for brevity.
note: you should move your config to a central location "config".
Hyper has a plugin ecosystem you can install plugins and most importantly themes very easily.
Hyper has CLI to help you install those plugins and themes, command below will install the Shades of purple theme.
It's not a resource hog
It's low usage on memory is great.
I used to use Iterm2 on mac and found that a bit hungry on memory. Hyper is winning.
Split tabs, horizontal and vertical
Who's got time to learn TMUX amirite! (actually tmux is a pretty cool terminal multiplexer if you are running a unix based server and want long standing process to run forever this is what you use.)
In summary if you spend a lot time in the terminal like I do, you will love Hyper, it's fast, configurable, plugin'able (is that even a word) and finally it looks amazing the font rendering is smooth smooth smooth.
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