GNOME terminal (also known as gnome-terminal ) is a terminal emulator written by Havok Pennington and others. This is part of the free GNOME software suite . The terminal allows GNOME users to execute commands using a real UNIX shell from a graphical shell. This allows you to move the terminal window, resize it, and move it to another desktop just like any GNOME window.
Screenshot Gnome Terminal
|Type of||Terminal emulator|
|Latest version||3.6.3 ( February 13, 2013 )|
|License||GNU General Public License|
GNOME Terminal is similar to the xterm terminal emulator, it has almost the same set of functions. The main additions are support for colored text (the output of the ls —color = auto command demonstrates the use of this function well) and the cursor inside the window. Cursor support is commonly used in applications based on the ncurses library to use menus or buttons that are usually selected using the keyboard. Aptitude uses this function. GNOME Terminal emulates many (but not all) expressions supported by xterm.  Newer versions support layout, transparency, and tabs . It also supports automatic URL detection (i.e. makes links visible in the terminal, which makes it easier to open them in a browser, FTP or email client). 
Most of the GNOME Terminal functionality is supported by the VTE widget  .
- Release 3.33.3
- Thomas E. Dickey. XTERM FAQ . Archived March 11, 2012.
- URL auto-detection is also used in other applications, such as Konsole .
- Additional Widgets - Terminal Widget (unavailable link) (October 18, 2003). Date of treatment May 2, 2008. Archived September 24, 2006.