In this guide, you will look into the most popular retro-looking terminal emulator, Cool Retro Term. You will also learn, how to install it various Linux distributions.

A terminal emulator is the essence of a Linux distribution. Having a cool and funky looking old school terminal program can be amazing and eye-catching. In this guide, you will get to know one such terminal emulator program called, Cool Retro Term.

So without any further let’s first install.

Installing Cool Retro Term on Linux

Cool Retro Term can be installed on all kinds of Linux distribution, Mac, and BSD. There are various ways to install it like you can use a package file, official repository, snap store, appimage, and the source code to manually compile.

Installing on Ubuntu/Debian based distributions.

sudo apt-get install cool-retro-term

Fedora, CentOS or Redhat users, just use the installation command.

sudo dnf install cool-retro-term

pacman user can also use the regular installation command.

sudo pacman -S cool-retro-term

If you want to install it as a snap application then use the snap package manager to get Cool Retro Terminal.

sudo snap install cool-retro-term --classic

Learn more about snap: What is snap? How does it work and How to use it?

Lastly, you can use the pre-build package file for your respective distribution. They can be downloaded from the

Download Cool Retro Term package file

For more, check out installation guide: Installing applications in Linux | Complete guide

After the installation, you can simply search it in the application menu and start it.

cool retro term is up and running on Linux

Watch Video guide on YouTube

Additionally, You can also watch a step-by-step video guide on YouTube to get a better understanding of it.


So that’s it the Cool Retro Terminal for Linux. Let me know what you think about it in the comments and subscribe to the LinuxH2O Youtube channel. Till then, keep enjoying Linux.