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zeit / hyperterm


A terminal built on web technologies


Build Status Build status Slack Channel Changelog #213 XO code style

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Download the latest release!

If you're on macOS, you can also use Homebrew Cask to download the app by running these commands:

brew update
brew cask install hyper

If you're on windows, you can use chocolatey to install the app by running the following command (package information can be found here):

choco install hyper

Note: the version of hyper available from chocolatey may not be the latest. Consider using the direct download link,


  1. Install the dependencies
  • If you are running Linux, install icnsutils, graphicsmagick, xz-utils and rpm
  • If you are running Windows, install windows-build-tools with yarn global add windows-build-tools.
  1. Fork this repository to your own GitHub account and then clone it to your local device
  2. Install the dependencies: yarn
  3. Build the code and watch for changes: yarn run dev
  4. In another terminal tab/window/pane, run the app: yarn run app

To make sure that your code works in the finished application, you can generate the binaries like this:

yarn run dist

After that, you'll see the binary in the ./dist folder!

node-pty issues

If after building during development you get an alert dialog related to node-pty issues, make sure its build process is working correctly by running yarn run rebuild-node-pty.

If you're on macOS, this typically is related to Xcode issues (like not having agreed to the Terms of Service by running sudo xcodebuild after a fresh Xcode installation).

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