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does anybody of you know a application like GNOME Terminator for Mac?

I want to split my terminal into 2 or 4 seperate windows.


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I have been wondering this myself and iTerm2 seems like what you (and I) want. It has split screen capabilities vertically and horizontally. It does not have the broadcasting capabilities but most people seem to want just the splitscreen.


GNOME Terminator.

OS X comes with an X11 server, and you can compile GTK based software to run on it.


You do know that the Terminal app in OS X supports tabs, right ?

Shell => New Tab

And you can also split a window (or tab) into multiple panes (for the same session) - it's not clear whether you want multiple views of a single session or different sessions though.

Tabs ≠ Side-by-side panes. – KennyTM Mar 11 '10 at 9:25
@KennyTM: OK - wasn't exactly sure what the OP's requirements are – Paul R Mar 11 '10 at 9:30
You can also split terminal windows: apple+D or window > split pane – stib Jun 5 '10 at 12:05
@stib: That is not the same as Terminator's split windows feature.'s doesn't allow for separate shells in the panes. – Wuffers Feb 7 '11 at 1:02

screen does that and a whole lot more.


According to the project site all you need is the Fink project,


to install on Mac you can do:

fink install terminator


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