Hyper is an electron based highly customizable and configurable Terminal emulator built on HTML/CSS/JS. It allows for installing different themes and plugins in order to add new functionalities. It is an open-source application that is supported on all three major platforms; Windows, Linux, and MacOS systems. In this tutorial, we have explained how to install Hyper Terminal in the Ubuntu system.

Note:

  • The procedure discussed in this article has been tested on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. The same procedure can be performed in a Debian system.
  • To launch the command-line Terminal, press Ctrl+Alt+T.

Installing Hyper Terminal

Follow the below steps in order to install Hyper Terminal in Ubuntu:

Step 1: Download Hyper Terminal

First, go to the official website of Hyper and download the Hyper Terminal installer file.

To do so, open the following link in your browser and download the package labeled as Debian(.deb).

https://hyper.is/#installation

Download Hyper Terminal

When the following dialog box appears, click OK to save this file.

Download Hyper Debian package

The downloaded (.deb) installer for Hyper Terminal will be saved to your Downloads directory.

Alternatively, you can download the installer file using a single command in the command line Terminal. The command to download .deb installer for Hyper Terminal is as follows:

$ wget -O hyper_3.0.2_amd64 https://releases.hyper.is/download/deb

The downloaded installer will be saved to your Home directory.

Step 2: Install Hyper Terminal

The next step is to install the Hyper Terminal application. Move to the directory where the (.deb) file for the Hyper Terminal is placed. Then run the below command to install it:

$ sudo gdebi hyper_3.0.2_amd64

When asked for the password, type sudo password.

Install Hyper

Then the system will ask you to confirm whether you want to install the application or not. Hit y to confirm, after which the installation of Hyper Terminal will be started.

Step 3: Launch Hyper Terminal

After the installation is completed, you can open Hyper either using the command line or using GUI.

In order to open the Hyper Terminal application via command line, run the following command in Terminal:

$ hyper

In order to open the Hyper Terminal application via GUI, hit the super key on your keyboard and type hyper. When the icon for Hyper Terminal appears as displayed in the following screenshot, click on it to launch it.

Start Hyper

After the Hyper Terminal is launched, you should see the following window. You can see it looks similar to the default Terminal application of Ubuntu.

Hyper Terminal on Ubuntu

Similar to the Ubuntu default Terminal application, you can run any command in the Hyper Terminal.

Using Hyper Terminal

The configuration file of Hyper Terminal is hyper.js located in the home directory. You can edit this file and configure various properties including fonts, line height, letter spacing, background color, and various others.

To edit this file, run the following command in default Terminal or Hyper Terminal:

$ sudo nano ~/.hyper.js

You can also access this file by clicking the menu (Hamburger icon) at the left and then go to Edit > Preferences.

Hyper Terminal configuration

Once you are done with the configurations, save the file to apply the changes you have made.

Remove Hyper Terminal

In case, you no longer need the Hyper Terminal, you can remove it by running the following command in Terminal:

$ sudo apt remove hyper

If asked for the password, provide sudo password.

Then the system will ask you to confirm whether you want to remove the package or not. Hit y to confirm, after which the Hyper Terminal will be removed from the system.

I hope now you can easily use Hyper Terminal in your Ubuntu system. If you are a regular user of Ubuntu default Terminal and are well familiar with it, then you will find no difficulty in using the Hyper Terminal.

How to Install Hyper Terminal in Ubuntu 20.04
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.