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    Tera Term Alternatives for Linux

    Tera Term is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is PuTTY, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Tera Term and ten of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Tera Term are OpenSSH (Free, Open Source), SecureCRT (Paid), RXVT (Free, Open Source) and dterm (terminal emulator) (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 24, 2021
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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    Tera Term (Pro) is a free software terminal emulator (communication program) for MS-Windows. It supports VT100 emulation,...
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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.
      Most users think PuTTY is a great alternative to Tera Term.
    2. OpenSSH is a free version of the SSH connectivity tools that technical users rely on. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks.
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      OpenSSH vs Tera Term opinions
      Some users think OpenSSH is a great alternative to Tera Term, some don't.
      OpenSSH is not serial terminal client! Tera Term only provides functionality of OpenSSH via plugin.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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    3. SecureCRT combines rock-solid terminal emulation with the strong encryption, data integrity, and authentication options of the Secure Shell protocol. SecureCRT provides secure remote access, file transfer, and data tunneling for everyone in your organization.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      A terminal emulator for X11.

      Discontinued

      Last updated in 2013.

    4. dterm is a simple terminal emulator, which doesn’t actually emulate any particular terminal.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      Shellngn is a cloud based SSH client with SFTP and Telnet support. Manage your servers anywhere you are, with a professional and feature-rich SSH and SFTP Client.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • FreeBSD
      CuteCom is a graphical serial terminal aimed mainly at hardware developers or other people who need a terminal to talk to their devices.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.22.0, released in June 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website. It does not support terminal type emulation.

    5. Minicom is a menu driven communications program. It emulates ANSI and VT102 terminals. It has a dialing directory and auto zmodem download.
    6. moserial is a clean, friendly gtk-based serial terminal for the GNOME desktop. It is primarily intended for technical users and hardware hackers who need to communicate with embedded systems, test equipment, and serial consoles.
    7. An alternative to Hercules SETUP by a user of Hercules. Tried to improve it where the author found it difficult to use. Ability to send ASCII and hex mixed, Imprved file saving added scripting, HEX view, etc.
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