jQuery Plugin To Emulate Terminal Window - Shell.js

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jQuery Plugin To Emulate Terminal Window - Shell.js

Shell.js is a jQuery plugin used to create responsive, themeable terminal windows with custom username, host, and commands on the webpage. Also can be implemented in pure JavaScript. Currently comes with 3 styles (OS X, Windows 10 and Ubuntu) and 2 themes (Dark and Light).


$ npm install shell.js --save

# Bower
$ bower install shell.js

How to use it:

1. To use this plugin, your first need to load jQuery library together with the shell.min.css and jquery.shell.min.js in the webpage.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="/path/to/shell.min.css">
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.2.min.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to//jquery.shell.min.js"></script>

2. Create an empty DIV element that will be served as the container for your terminal window.

<div id="demo"></div>

3. Initialize the plugin to render a default terminal window on the page.

  // options here

4. You can also implement it as a vanilla JavaScript library without any 3dr dependencies.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="/path/to/shell.min.css">
<script src="/path/to//shell.min.js"></script>
var myTeminal = new Shell(document.getElementById('el'), {
    // options here

5. All default options.

// The user of the shell
user: "user", 

// The host of the shell
host: "host", 

// The current path
path: "~", 

// The style (custom, ubuntu, osx, windows)
style: "custom", 

// The theme (dark, light)
theme: "dark", 

// If is responsive
responsive: false, 

// Display the shadow
shadow: true, 

// The commands list
commands: [] 

Change log:


  • First release of ES2015 library


  • Add css-loader dependency


  • v1.0.5


  • Optimizations

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by davidecaruso. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.