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Simple Tricks to Improve Terminal Appearance on Mac OS

This guide is about the Simple Tricks to Improve the Terminal Appearance in Mac OS X. I will try my best so that you understand this guide very well. I hope you all like this guide Simple Tricks to Improve the Terminal Appearance in Mac OS X.

The usual terminal look is just dull old black text on a white background. Apple also included a few nice preset themes, but to make the look of the terminals really stand out, you need to take the time to customize it yourself. While some of these changes are indeed pure eye candy, others genuinely enhance the command line experience and make the use of the terminal not only more attractive, but also easier to scan.

Follow and try them all or just choose what works best for you.

Edit Bash Prompt, Enable Colors, Enhance ‘ls’

With the smallest amount, we get a better bash prompt, improve the result of the frequently used ls command, and apply colors. This is all done by editing the .bash_profile or .bashrc files in the home directory. For this review, we use .bash_profile:

James Hogan
James Hogan is a senior staff writer at Bollyinside, where he has been covering various topics, including laptops, gaming gear, keyboards, storage, and more. During that period, they evaluated hundreds of laptops and thousands of accessories and built a collection of entirely too many mechanical keyboards for their own use.

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