Extend with kittens¶
kitty has a framework for easily creating terminal programs that make use of its advanced features. These programs are called kittens. They are used both to add features to kitty itself and to create useful standalone programs. Some prominent kittens:
Display images in the terminal
A fast, side-by-side diff for the terminal with syntax highlighting and images
- Unicode Input
Easily input arbitrary unicode characters in kitty by name or hex code.
Select and open/paste/insert arbitrary text snippets such as URLs, filenames, words, lines, etc. from the terminal screen.
- Remote file
Edit, open, or download remote files over SSH easily, by simply clicking on the filename.
- Hyperlinked grep
Search your files using ripgrep and open the results directly in your favorite editor in the terminal, at the line containing the search result, simply by clicking on the result you want.
Draw a GPU accelerated dock panel on your desktop showing the output from an arbitrary terminal program.
Copy/paste to the clipboard from shell scripts, even over SSH.
You can also Learn to create your own kittens.