After I've update my OS to Mavericks.

Terminal goes really slow, I've found out that the problem must be from Xcode.

While I remove Xcode from my computer terminal works fine, and after I installed Xcode, it goes slow again.(It takes like 2 second for ls command)

Please help.

PS. my computer is MacBook Pro with Retina.


I had the same problem to and I was looking for the way to solve it.

Checking at the issue that Adam Albrecht commented, it looks like the problem was being caused by the zsh vi-mode plugin in combination with the apple provided git.

Installing git from homebrew solve the problem without having to deactivate the vi-mode plugin

  • I've just solved it after reset my .zshrc. thanks!
    – LiJung
    Nov 1 '13 at 5:22
  • Excellent answer! The update apparently mixed up my path so the system git was before brew git. Now everything works again. Thanks!
    – Tigraine
    Nov 12 '13 at 15:33

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