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Install Hyper Terminal On Ubuntu?

Being a Linux user, you spend most of your time in front of the terminal screen. So, if you are tired of the same terminal screen, then there are multiple ways to change the look of it. One of them is having a separate standalone application called “terminal emulator”. Linux offers many terminal emulator tools that are used to make your terminal more beautiful and extensible. The most stable, lightweight, and customizable application is “Hyper Terminal”. It is an open-source command-line interface written in Html, CSS, and JavaScript with electrons that lets you install a variety of themes and plugins to make your terminal more powerful.Some prominent features of the “Hyper Terminal”:

  • Multi-platform and runs on many Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Fedora, etc.
  • Highly customizable and extendable
  • Multiple style options
  • Tons of extensions to add new functionalities
  • Change the font, appearance, and many other things of the terminal with text-based configuration

How to Install “HyperTerminal” on Ubuntu?

You must follow the steps described below to install the “Hyper Terminal” on your device.

Downloading the “Hyper Terminal”

Firstly, you need to visit the official website (https://hyper.is/#installation) of the “Hyper” to download the “Hyper Terminal” package file.

To download the Debian(.deb) package. Scroll down the page, search Debian and download the .deb package.

A new dialog box will pop up on the screen, select “save file” and press “ok” to download it as shown in the below image:

The downloading process will take some time depending on your internet speed. If your internet connection is fast, it will download in a couple of seconds. You can locate the “Hyper Terminal” .deb file in your “Downloads” directory.

Installing “Hyper Terminal” on Your System

It is highly advisable to “update” the packages list before installing the new packages. Open your terminal and type the command:

$ sudo apt-get update

Once the packages list is updated, navigate to the directory containing the .deb file. Change the current working directory to “Downloads” with the order:

$ cd Downloads/

Execute the command in the terminal to install the “Hyper Terminal” on your system:

$ sudo apt install ./hyper_3.0.2_amd64.deb

The “Hyper terminal” has successfully been installed.

Launching “Hyper Terminal”

You can open the “Hyper Terminal” via the command line or GUI.

Open Terminal Via GUI

When the installation process is finished, open “Applications” and type “Hyper” on the search bar.

Open Terminal Via Command Line

Open your default terminal and type the command:

$ hyper

When you press enter, “Hyper Terminal” will immediately appear on your screen, as shown in the screenshot below:

“Hyper.js” is the configuration file that comes with “Hyper Terminal”, through which we can edit the terminal properties to customize it such as its background color, font family, line and letter spacing, forehead color, and a variety of other settings.

Use the command to open the “hyper.js” file:

$ sudo nano ~/.hyper.js

Alternatively, “hyper.js” can be open by clicking on the top left menu icon. Select “Edit” from the drop-down menu and then go to “Preferences” as shown in the image:

The file is opened.

You can run any command in this terminal, same as the default terminal. Before making any changes, the “Hyper Terminal” looks like this:

Editing the Hyper.js file

Now you can edit this file; don’t forget to save the file to apply changes.

I changed the font size and the font-weight in the file.

Next, I changed the foreground and background color in the file to make the terminal look different.

Removing “Hyper Terminal” From Your System

You can uninstall the “Hyper Terminal” from your system if you no longer need it or want to free up space by running the command:

$ sudo apt remove hyper

It will ask you to proceed with the process. Press “Y” to remove.

The “Hyper Terminal” application has been deleted from your system.

Conclusion

The “Hyper Terminal” is a command-line interface written in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript with electrons. It is a multi-platform that runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows operating systems. It has a number of options for customizing the terminal. In this post, we have demonstrated the installation process of the “Hyper Terminal” application on Ubuntu, and how to uninstall it using the command line. This highly customizable terminal comes with many extensions and makes it one of the essential terminal apps on your device.

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Aqsa Maqbool

As a Software engineer, I am passionate to write about various IT related
articles but have deep interest in Linux. I spend most of my time reading Linux related blogs and IT related books. I want to serve the world with my writing skills.