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Formerly named MacTelnet, but not just a telnet client anymore. A powerful replacement for the Mac OS X Terminal. When MacTerm first runs, it now sets user default preferences from a file in its application bundle. You can simplify support if you customize settings prior to deployment. For example, a university could change the "factory default" session host to a campus login server, so that students don't have to be instructed on how to set this up themselves.MacTerm now makes full use of the Mac OS X preferences model; the command-line defaults tool is able to access all settings, so massive changes can be automated. Every possible setting is documented in MacTerm Help. There is also a small and evolving Python API that provides unprecedented access to the internals of the program.MacTerm now makes full use of the Mac OS X preferences model; the command-line defaults tool is able to access all settings, so massive changes can be automated. Every possible setting is documented in MacTerm Help. There is also a small and evolving Python API that provides unprecedented access to the internals of the program. MacTerm is now a complete terminal for local commands or remote access, and is an excellent tool for administrators to use. It has extremely rare features, such as dynamic search. It even has Unix-like options for those who prefer, for instance, focus-follows-mouse and copy-on-select kinds of behaviors. Connecting to campus is easy. MacTerm provides simpler access to the Mac's own tools for telnet, secure shell (SSH), and FTP. Bonjour is supported, for finding local servers And newer technologies such as IPv6 also work. MacTerm can run any Unix program on your local Mac, and also properly render what it sees from remote programs. Whether you have to read E-mail with pine (or even print!), do text editing with vim or emacs, or browse the web with lynx, MacTerm is the only tool you need. It can even be configured to display special characters (using Unicode UTF-8 by default). Note that MacTerm must be configured as a VT102 terminal to allow printing.
What's new in this version:
New in 20150303:
- "Completions" for words can now be found by invoking the "Show Completions" command of the Edit menu (or using the Option-Escape key sequence). The base for search is either the currently-selected text or the word that is nearest the terminal cursor. Conceptually, completions behave as if you had performed a dynamic search for the base text in the terminal, and "double-clicked" each matching location to produce whole words.See all new features »