How to install
- Download and install iTerm2 (it has better color fidelity than the built in Terminal).
Get the iTerm color settings
Just save it somewhere and open the file(s). The color settings will be imported into iTerm2. Apply them in iTerm through iTerm -> preferences -> profiles -> colors -> load presets. You can create a different profile, other than Default if you wish to do so.
Oh my zsh
More info here: https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh
Install with curl
sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/master/tools/install.sh)"
When the installation is done, edit
~/.zshrc and set
Install a patched font
Open the downloaded font and press "Install Font".
Set this font in iTerm2 (14px is my personal preference) (iTerm -> preferences -> profiles -> text).
- Regular Font -> "Change Font"
- Non-ASCII Font -> "Change Font"
Restart iTerm2 for all changes to take effect.
- auto suggestions
- word jumping with arrow keys
- shorter prompt style
- syntax highlighting
can be found in the section below.
Auto suggestions (for oh-my-zsh)
Just follow these steps: https://github.com/tarruda/zsh-autosuggestions#oh-my-zsh
Enable word jumps
By default, word jumps (option + → or ←) do not work. You can make this work by adding the following to your
bindkey -e bindkey '^[[1;9C' forward-word bindkey '^[[1;9D' backward-word
If that does not work, an alternative is to go to iTerm - preferences - Keys.
Under global shortcut keys, add the following keyboard shortcuts:
Option + right
⌥→ Send Escape Sequence f
Option + left
⌥← Send Escape Sequence b
Shorter prompt style
By default, your prompt will now show “user@hostname” in the prompt. This will make your prompt rather bloated. Optionally set
~/.zshrc to your regular username (these must match) to hide the “user@hostname” info when you’re logged in as yourself on your local machine. You can check your username value by executing
whoami in the terminal.
brew install zsh-syntax-highlighting
If you do not have or do not like homebrew, follow the the installation instructions instead.
After installation through homebrew, add
to the end of your
.zshrc file. After that, it's best to restart your terminal. Sourcing your
~/.zshrc does not seem to work well with this plugin.