After waiting for a long time, I finally updated my Mac to OSX 10.10. Right after the installation, the usual tweaking process begins to make you feel at home. These are my notes to make the shell look good.I wanted z-shell, oh-my-zsh and these modified powerline fonts to make the command prompt look cool.
If you want to follow these steps, it's recommended to have homebrew installed to install zsh-shell.
Ready, set, go!
iTerm2The easiest way it to install iTerm2 with homebrew. Run this command:
brew install iTerm2
oh-my-zshRun this command
curl -L https://raw.github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/master/tools/install.sh | sh
powerlinePowerline is a project that provides tools to customize the status line and command prompt of several applications. To achieve this, they use special glyphs that are available through patched fonts. These are the powerline fonts. Download the font from here and install it by double clicking. This will open the Font Book application and install the font for you.
ConfigurationNow it's time to put everything together.
- Open iTerm2
- Go to
Preferences -> Profiles -> Default -> Generaland type
/bin/zshinto the text field next to Command (this will use zsh instead of your default shell)
- Go to
Preferences -> Profiles -> Default -> Textand change the Regular Font and the Non-ASCII Font to
11pt Inconsolata-dz for Powerline
~/.zshrcwith your favorite text editor and change