Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2007 17:18 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
Benchmarks "Linux has an abundance of excellent terminal applications. Interestingly, I could not find any decent comparison of their text display performance. Since I use the command line a lot, I want text output that is as fast as possible. When you compile a large project, you don't want the console output to be the limiting factor. I took the burden on me to do a comprehensive comparison of the text through of all possible terminals."
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Results from OS X
by CrimsonScythe on Wed 5th Sep 2007 20:09 UTC
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2005-07-10

I just ran the test on my MacBook Pro, and it seems that Terminal.app is quite fast, and iTerm.app is fairly decent. Here are the results:

Terminal.app with 10,000 lines buffer: 0.02s
iTerm.app with 10,000 lines buffer: 0.34s

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