Power up your Terminal using Oh-my-Zsh + iTerm2

Adesh Gautam
Jul 1, 2018 · 3 min read

Want your terminal look cool like the above one ? Yeah ? So lets start !

1. First we will install zsh using Homebrew.

If you haven’t installed homebrew yet, install it by pasting the below lines in your terminal.

xcode-select --installruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

2. Now install zsh

brew install zsh

3. Install Oh My Zsh

sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/master/tools/install.sh)"

4. Install iTerm2

For customising and installing themes we’ll require a better terminal than default one on mac.

5. Set zsh as the default terminal environment

a. Go to iTerm2 preferences.

Add /bin/zsh

6. Install themes

Download the zip file from here and import all the files in iTerm2 (See below in the bottom right corner) under schemes folder in the zip file.

7. Install Powerline fonts

git clone https://github.com/powerline/fonts.git --depth=1
cd fonts
./install.sh
cd ..
rm -rf fonts

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