All I want to do is. . .

. . .add color to my Terminal.


Let's make our `ls` and `grep` colorful.
Contributors: sloria Updated: 07/14/13

Do these first:

  • Install Homebrew
    # In your Mac Terminal, run:
    $ ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"
    # In your ~/.bashrc, ~/.bash_profile, or ~/.zshrc (for zsh users)
    # ...
    export PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH
    $ brew doctor
     [full instructions]


# If you're using the bash shell, add the following to your 
# ~/.bash_profile file.

# ~/.bash_profile
# Colorful ls and grep
export CLICOLOR=1
export GREP_OPTIONS='--color=auto'
source "`brew --prefix grc`/etc/grc.bashrc"


# Another simple option is to use oh-my-zsh which comes with
# many different themes out of the box, as well as the added 
# functionality of the zsh shell

# Check out the project here:

# Install zsh like so:
$ curl -L | sh

Then change your ZSH_THEME setting in ~/.zshrc.

# ~/.zshrc


# Available themes here:


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