I just got an iMac and wanted to change the default terminal to, what i believe, is a theme.

I saw it a while ago and i'm not finding it.

Screenshot below.

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You can find a video from Yeoman using it here

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The closest I've found is the Steeef theme for oh-my-zsh. It seems very close, except the font/background is different (however that is set externally in Terminal settings).

To install this:

  1. Install Homebrew and zsh, then set zsh as default shell.

    ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go)"
    brew install zsh
    chsh -s /usr/local/bin/zsh
  2. Restart Terminal.

  3. Install oh-my-zsh.

    curl -L https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/raw/master/tools/install.sh | sh
  4. Edit ZSH_THEME in ~/.zshrc to be steeef.

  5. Restart Terminal.

  • I think the screenshot is pretty similar. Can you help me installing it ? I'm pretty new to mac's :)
    – Mini John
    Commented Nov 10, 2013 at 14:51
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    @TheMiniJohn I've edited my answer :)
    – grg
    Commented Nov 10, 2013 at 15:03
  • Hey i finished Step 3, but i can't find ~/.zshrc. How can i find and open this file ?
    – Mini John
    Commented Nov 10, 2013 at 15:11
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    @TheMiniJohn It's a hidden file in the root of your home directory. If you have TextMate (with CLI) installed, you can run mate ~/.zshrc. Alternatively, you can edit it in Terminal with nano using nano ~/.zshrc. If you want to unhide the file to show it in Finder (to edit it with TextEdit etc) run chflags nohidden ~/.zshrc.
    – grg
    Commented Nov 10, 2013 at 15:14

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