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RXVT is described as '–our extended virtual terminal– is a terminal emulator for X11. It is a popular replacement for the standard ‘xterm’' and is a terminal emulator in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to RXVT for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Android. The best alternative is PuTTY, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like RXVT are ConEmu, cmder, MobaXterm and Tabby Terminal.

RXVT alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be Shells or SSH Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of RXVT.
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RXVT –our extended virtual terminal– is a terminal emulator for X11. It is a popular replacement for the standard ‘xterm’.

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  1. PuTTY is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application. It supports several network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw socket connection. It can also connect to a serial port.

    PuTTY vs RXVT opinions
    This alternative is disputed. PuTTY is still a legitimate alternative to RXVT, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    putty is for connections rxvt is a termnal emulator

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  2. Windows console emulator with tabs, which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI window with various features.


  3. Cmder is an open-source replacement for the Windows command-line. It relies on ConEmu , extending it with the power of .

  4. MobaXterm is an enhanced terminal app that brings the advanced features of a Unix-like command-line to Windows. It takes the power of Cygwin and wraps it in a sleek, visual interface that's super easy to use, lightweight and portable.

  5. Tabby is an infinitely customizable cross-platform terminal app for local shells, serial, SSH and Telnet connections.


  6. Terminator enables the user to run and manage multiple terminal emulators side-by-side in the same window. The main focus is arranging terminals in a grid. (Tabs is the most common default method, which Terminator also supports.

    Terminator is running Vim, Bash, and Python side by side.
  7. Hyper™ is a beautiful and extensible, cross-platform terminal built on open web standards. It provides an elegant command-line experience that is consistent across all supported platforms which includes macOS, Windows and various Linux distributions like Fedora and Debian.

  8. Windows Terminal is a new, modern, feature-rich, productive terminal application for command-line users.

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  9. Termux icon


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    • Android
    • Android Tablet
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    • zsh
    • Bash

    Ready to go. Termux works directly with no rooting or setup required. At first start a minimal base system is installed automatically - you decide what to do next.

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  10. KiTTY is an opensource terminal emulator, forked from PuTTY , that adds many extra features to the original software.

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