I've been looking into making my terminal more visually expressive. So far I've found , and learnt how to import themes and customize color schemes, but I was wondering how people get these cool icons and visual modifications as seen in these images. Can anyone provide me with some useful links?

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The first prompt you show a picture of looks like a customized version of a powerline oh-my-zsh theme. It requires oh-my-zsh. There is also a version that supports bash, zsh, and fish.

To use those, you need a Powerline-patched font.

Your second screenshot comes from dracula-theme, a color scheme and prompt for lots of different editors plus oh-my-zsh.

Personally, I would not recommend oh-my-zsh, as in my experience it was kind of slow and heavy. I created my own bash prompt using Powerline symbols, but milkbikis/powerline-shell is probably the best one to use.

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oh-my-zsh is an open source, community-driven framework for managing your Zsh configuration.

It comes bundled with a ton of helpful functions, helpers, plugins, themes, and a few things that make you shout…

Github Project

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  • Does that shell include the nice VCS branch arrow ui shown in my second screenshot? – Joshua Barnett Oct 22 '14 at 13:16
  • Yes I think so. – StrawHara Oct 22 '14 at 13:17

Consider installing Powerlevel9k, a popular and highly customizable terminal theme for the shell Zsh.

I used this blog post to get started: https://medium.freecodecamp.org/how-you-can-style-your-terminal-like-medium-freecodecamp-or-any-way-you-want-f499234d48bc

Once you have everything installed, you may want to visit this git repo to see plenty of customization examples: https://github.com/bhilburn/powerlevel9k/wiki/Show-Off-Your-Config

Powerlevel9k customozation example

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