Want your Mac terminal to look like the one you see in screenshots posted online? Let’s start.

Install iTerm2

Download the iTerm2 terminal v3.3 from here. This link is of nightly build but you can safely use it. I’m using it for a long time. It is stable enough for daily use.

Extract the zip file and move the app file to the Application directory.

Styling Terminal

  • Open iTerm. Go to Preferences.
  • Select the Appearance tab and then select Minimal option in theme.
  • Select the Profiles tab. To change the background color of the terminal, Set RGB hex of background color to 263239 as shown below in image.

Install oh-my-zsh

You can install oh-my-zsh using curl or wget.

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

OR

Wget command: sh -c “$(wget https://raw.github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/master/tools/install.sh -O -)”

Restart your terminal and you should see your new cool terminal.