Like Terminal, Only Better

I’ve been lamenting the severe lack of tabs in Mac OS X‘s Terminal lately. I always seem to end up with a dozen separate Terminal windows… just like I used to always have a dozen browser windows open, in the days before I discovered Firebird and the joy of tabbed browsing.

So I did a bit of Googling this evening, in search of a Terminal replacement with tabs. Sure enough, someone is way ahead of me. I found iTerm at Sourceforge. Open source, tabs, transparency, background images, xterm compatibility, and more baked-in goodness. The configuration optioins are a bit confusing at first (and could use some work), but it’s already replaced Terminal.app on my Dock.

I also found some extra resources for iTerm, including some handy scripts for renaming iTerm tabs and windows.

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