Setting up your Machine – CLI (Part I) – Theme
After my last post about some Tools I’m using on a daily basis, let’s get more in-depth with them. We will start the show with my 2nd most used application. The Command Line.
If you dont have much time to read, head over to my github repo and take a look. It’s not tested and only is adapted to MacOS, but if you have some knowledge about working with brew, you should be able to install the tools on your own.
Okay, let’s start
Since I’m a developer, I always need to have a look at some git things, whether it’s uncommited files, the branch I’m currently working in or other things.
How to make your CLI look like this
Quick version (MacOS only)
- git clone https://github.com/PhilippWitzmann/zsh
- edit install.zsh
- remove applications you don’t want or those which you have already on your system
- save & close
- ./install.sh (you may need to use
- it should work now (I haven’t tested it as already mentioned)
- if it doesn’t, leave me a comment under this post, open an issue in
githubor provide a pull request if you like)
First, you need to install oh-my-
Then you will need to configure it:
- vi ~/.zshrc
- either edit it on your
own,or replace all content with my config
- To use the same theme as I do copy the block ## POWERLEVEL9K SETTINGS ## and paste it at the end of your config file
- Then you need to activate the main theme itself.
- Paste the following to the top of your config after the “export ZSH” line.
- Save and restart
- Now it should just look like mine
- Compare my plugins to yours if it doesn’t. Make sure you have git in there!
There you have it, quick, simple and a really effective way to boost your productivity. If you have any questions or just want to drop a quick thanks, feel free to leave a comment.
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