I just did a post on customizing your Terminal look and feel using manual commands in your .bash_profile file, but I just came across a puggin called “oh-my-zsh” that makes it so much easier. I literally just installed it and my terminal came alive. It looks loads better! It recognizes github directories, color codes different file types, and does countless other things.

You can actually probably just scrap everything that I said in my previous blog post (I’m older and wiser now) and just use oh-my-zsh. I installed oh-my-zsh on iTerm 2 — the terminal client that I use (and strongly recommend).

Oh-my-zsh is located here: https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh

To install, simply use one of the following methods and type the command: Curl Method

$: sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/master/tools/install.sh)"


Wget Method

$: sh -c "$(wget https://raw.github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/master/tools/install.sh -O -)"


You can download terminal themes and color schemes from their GitHub. The files for color presets can be imported from `./schemes/”. You can browse screenshots of all the color schemes here.

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