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    Color your Mac Terminal?
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    Color your Mac Terminal?
    Hi, is there a tool that will color the mac terminal? I don't mean the regular change color of the font displayed, but something that will give a look like this: http://www.redhat.com/img/colored_prompt.png ?

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    Did you try the Preferences in Terminal?

    Terminal --> Window Settings... -> Color

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    Caribiner23 is corect, and if you would like those settings to stay after closing the terminal you need to click "Use as Default".

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    Quote Originally Posted by stonecold View Post
    Hi, is there a tool that will color the mac terminal? I don't mean the regular change color of the font displayed, but something that will give a look like this: http://www.redhat.com/img/colored_prompt.png ?
    No, I know about that already. Did you go to the link I posted? Something that will have a different color for the, let's say, prompt, something different for the actual line you're typing, etc...

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    Various bash startup files. Colored prompts and more.
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    Thanks so far.

    What do I do? How do I get these running?

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    A quick google for 'bash prompt colour' brings back loads of tutorials and references. It's exactly the same for OS X as it is for just about any flavour of Linux or BSD

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    open terminal
    make sure you're in your home directory
    open .profile with your favorite terminal editor (I'ma vi or nano kinda guy)
    add alias ls = "ls -G".

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    I'm in my home directory, and I type in "nano .profile" but nothing shows up.. only a blank text editor.

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    Thats because it's not there by default. Try the following:
    Copy this:

    # ~/.bashrc: executed by bash(1) for non-login shells.

    export PS1='\u@\hw$ '
    umask 022

    ##########################################
    #setting up file completion
    #

    if [ -f ~/.bash_completion ];
    then
    . ~/.bash_completion;
    fi


    ############################################
    # You may uncomment the following lines if you want 'ls' to be colorized:
    #

    export CLICOLOR='true'
    export LSCOLORS="gxfxcxdxbxegedabagacad"

    ###########################################
    # set up aliases
    #

    alias ll='ls -laghF'
    alias l='ls -laghF'
    alias grep='grep -n'
    alias netconns='netstat -a -f inet'
    alias cd..='cd ..'
    alias ..='cd ..'
    alias cls='clear'
    # alias vi='vim'
    # alias c++='g++'
    # alias cc='gcc'
    #
    # Some more alias to avoid making mistakes:
    # alias rm='rm -i'
    # alias cp='cp -i'
    # alias mv='mv -i'
    alias ttop='top -ocpu -R -F -s 2 -n30'


    Now type "pico .bashrc" (or you can use nano) without the quotes.
    Paste the above into it.
    Save. Quit and restart Terminal.
    Your files and directories should now be in color.

    You can set different colored prompts by using escape characters. Just add the codes to .bashrc. I use the one called "bash_styles". It lets you change prompts on the fly without having to restart Terminal.
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