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Last Edit: 2018-08-15
A Tutorial to Customizing Your Shell
We all have a love/hate relationship with our CLI, no matter what operating system. Don't even get me started on emacs.
I've started spending hours at work customizing the colour scheme and font/icon option, and I have finally found the one:
Switching my terminal of choice from the native Terminal on macOS to iTerm and using Oh My Zsh to manage my zsh configurations allowed me a greater depth to play with. It only involves a few
clones - the total process takes only a few minutes to make the tool you revolve your life around just right.
brew cask install iterm2.
Open iTerm2 and install Oh My Zsh by curling:
sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/master/tools/install.sh)"
~/.zshrc file (I like using vim with
vim ~/.zshrc) and add the line:
Clone this repo using
git clone https://github.com/mbadolato/iTerm2-Color-Schemes
to save all the schemas somewhere.
iTerm2-Color-Schemes/schemes(you can also tweak the colors at this tab).
Hopefully this points you in the right direction to customize your CLI to your liking. Reading through the commented out lines in
~/.zshrc will help you understand what is in your control.
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