How to install the best terminal emulator on Fedora 38: Terminator

How to install the best terminal emulator on Fedora 38: Terminator


It is a terminal emulator for Linux and Unix-like operating systems.

A terminal emulator is a program that provides a graphical interface for users to access a command-line interface, allowing them to run text-based commands and interact with the system

Check your OS

This step is optional. It's just to make sure you have Fedorainstalled.


cat /etc/os-release




When you run hostnamectl without any options, it provides detailed information about the system's hostname, operating system, kernel, and other system-related settings.


lsb_release -a


lsb_release is a command-line utility commonly found in Linux distributions that adhere to the Linux Standard Base (LSB). The LSB is a standardization initiative that aims to increase compatibility between different Linux distributions by defining a common set of libraries and conventions.


uname -a


The uname -a command is used to display detailed system information about the Linux operating system. It provides information about the system's kernel and other system-related details.

Let's get down to business

shall we?

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By using the dnf package manager, Let's install the Terminator terminal emulator

DNF Package manager


DNF stands for "Dandified Yum." It is the next-generation package manager used in various Linux distributions, including Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).


DNF was introduced as a replacement for the Yum package manager, and it offers improved performance, dependency resolution, and a more user-friendly command-line interface for package management tasks.

Name origin

The name "Dandified Yum" is a play on words and a nod to Yum, which stands for "Yellowdog Updater, Modified."

Open the terminal

Update Fedora

sudo dnf update

Before installing any new packages, it's a good idea to update your system to make sure you have the latest package information and security updates.

Install the package

Open the terminal and run the following command:

sudo dnf install terminator

The output will look something like the following:

Check installation


terminator --version


Executable file's path

which terminator


Open Terminator






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