Use Your Terminal From Inside Chrome DevTools


I just wrote an article for HTML5Rocks on a new DevTools extension that allows you to use your terminal directly from inside Chrome. This is a huge milestone for in-browser productivity tooling and compliments our recent Workspaces feature, which makes it possible for the DevTools to effectively be your editor.

Some of the things I’ve enjoyed using the extension for include:

  • my git workflow (clone, add, diff, commit, push etc.)
  • managing dependencies with npm and bower
  • curl, grep, vim, nano, ssh
  • starting new projects with yeoman, building with grunt

For more info on features we’ve added to Workspaces in the last month, check out Deanna’s DevTools write-up from November.


  1. Why does one have to log in to Google to download this extension? I’ll wait until those without Google accounts can download it too.

  2. When I try to use it, it asks for authorization. URL, Login, and Password are required. Why? I’m trying to get TOR to work with Chrome and getting the dev-tools terminal was the first part of the instructions. Please, help me out!

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