Alacritty GPU Accelerated Terminal Emulator

Alacritty is a free and open source terminal emulator for Linux, Windows and BSD. It uses GPU for rendering to increase its speed. It comes with vi mode with mimic vi cursor motion, selections and copy text to the clipboard and open URLs. Some other features are Vi search and normal search. It is written in Rust and released under Apache License 2.0. It is a simple but fastest and powerful terminal emulator. It supports true color and standard 16 ANSI colors. You can configure Alacritty by editing a template file in YAML format.


Install Alacritty Terminal Emulator on Ubuntu

Alacritty is available via the official Ubuntu PPA. You can install it via the terminal application. Open the terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) and run below command to add its PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aslatter/ppa

If needed enter your Ubuntu user password and press the enter key to confirm the PPA Addiction. Then run below command.

sudo apt-get update

After that run alacritty Terminal Emulator installation command.

sudo apt install alacritty

After the installation of alacritty, you can open it via below command.


That’s it.

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