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You'd think A) I'd know this by now, and B) that it's readily available info, but apparently neither is the case.

What I'm looking for is where the config files (colors, etc.) that ship with Terminal are kept on the system. It'd be really handy to point to these in a /dotfiles/ file.

Am I being oblivious? I've checked the package contents of, but nothing is there of note. It is also noteworthy, that OS X (at least Mountain Lion) will include Terminal settings, sessions, and scripts as pre-defined search parameters in Finder, but I have found nothing.

I've searched online, and dug deep into /usr/ and /Library. Nothing. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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See: ~/Library/Preferences/ – Paul R Sep 4 '12 at 16:45
See also:… – Paul R Sep 4 '12 at 16:45
@PaulR: Add your first comment as an answer and I'll upvote the crap out of it. Thanks! – Kevin Suttle Sep 4 '12 at 16:54
And to whomever downvoted, hover over the upvote arrow, read the text, and then upvote. :) – Kevin Suttle Sep 4 '12 at 16:58

The preferences appear to be at: ~/Library/Preferences/

See also this question on SO.

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And this question on Superuser. – Paul D. Waite Feb 10 '15 at 12:45

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