I need to have different color schemes for each of the two terminal types I use. I can set it in the .bash_profile as mentioned here. But how can I tell it to differ depending whether its a iTerm2 or default terminal instance?


There is an environment variable set by iTerm and by Terminal as the following:

for Terminal:


for iTerm:


You should see this variable by typing in env from the command line.

So - using this variable, you can put a condition in your .bash_profile file to select the proper coloring.

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    or just run echo $TERM_PROGRAM Jul 31 '16 at 11:45

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