In my workflow v3 screencast last week I gave a flash of my terminal, and (as I did when I saw it first), many people asked me about my set up.
Terminal application tweaks
If you’re running a Mac, and you’re using Terminal, stop it. Right now. Just close it, remove the shortcuts and do yourself a favour, and install iTerm 2. Future you will thank both you and me.
Here are the customisations:
- Font: 15pt Source Code Pro for Powerline
- Theme (not to be confused with zsh theme): Solarized Dark
- Cursor (my favourite tweak): #d13a82
Note that I’ve also sometimes tweak the “Minimum contrast” to around 1/5th on the slider in iTerm, this is to get around some dark colours used in Grunt and Yeoman (though may have been long resolved).
Like I said, I’m using the Agnoster theme with a few small tweaks.
Firstly here’s my complete theme file. One key difference is that I put the cursor on a line by itself so I don’t have to change where I’m looking to find my cursor.
Finally I have an online indicator, green for active connection, and red for not. I found that when I travel with a 3G dongle attached, it was useful to get a glance status. It’s done by a cronjob touching or removing a file to indicate status every minute, and the file is checked by the prompt: online-check.sh.