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Zellij is described as 'terminal workspace. It has the base functionality of a terminal multiplexer (similar to tmux or screen) but includes many built-in features that would allow users to extend it and create their own personalized environment' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are eight alternatives to Zellij for Linux, Mac, BSD, Cygwin and Xfce. The best alternative is tmux, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Zellij are Terminator, GNU Screen, byobu and dtach.

Zellij alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be Window Managers or Shells. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Zellij.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Linux

Zellij is a terminal workspace. It has the base functionality of a terminal multiplexer (similar to tmux or screen) but...

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    tmux

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Cygwin

    tmux is a terminal multiplexer: it enables a number of terminals (or windows), each running a separate program, to be created, accessed, and controlled from a single screen. tmux may be detached from a screen and continue running in the background, then later reattached.

    ⚫︎ Portabletmux can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. 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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsTerminator can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Terminator is running Vim, Bash, and Python side by side.


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    GNU Screen

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    Screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes, typically interactive shells. Each virtual terminal provides the functions of the DEC VT100 terminal and, in addition, several control functions from the ANSI X3.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableGNU Screen is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    byobu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Byobu is a GPLv3 open source text-based window manager and terminal multiplexer. It was originally designed to provide elegant enhancements to the otherwise functional, plain, practical GNU Screen , for the Ubuntu server distribution.

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    dtach

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    dtach is a tiny program that emulates the detach feature of screen, allowing you to run a program in an environment that is protected from the controlling terminal and attach to it later.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfacedtach either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Wemux

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    wemux - Multi-User Tmux Made Easy.

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    mtm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Perhaps the smallest useful terminal multiplexer in the world.

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  8. abduco

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    abduco provides session management i.e. it allows programs to be run independently from their controlling terminal. That is programs can be detached - run in the background - and then later reattached.

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