Awesome Terminal Setup for OSX

Having a really efficient CMD line is awesome. It can save you a lot of time. It’s good to take the time to set up a terminal that is intuitive, customized to you and your workflow.

With the right software, you can do things like autocomplete your GIT and Docker commands and branches/images/containers. This alone is worth it. But also, you get DARK MODE!

My Favorite Setup

  1. iTerm2 – check out all the FEATURES. Replace your default Terminal with this NOW.
  2. Oh My Zsh – Steroids for your terminal. This gives us all the cool shit we need, like Autocomplete features, custom themes, and WAY MORE.

Go and install these two.

Docker/Git Auto complete

With iTerm2 and Oh My Zsh downloaded and installed, let’s add some plugins. Open your zsh profile, located in ~./.zshrc

edit the plugins section:

plugins=(
 git
 osx
 docker
 docker-compose
)

Now we get sweet autofill features. Here’s a list of hundreds more:

https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/tree/master/plugins

Quick jump around CMD.

You can setup iTerm2 to let you jump around your current line, and way way more. Here’s your basics, jump around line.

https://stackoverflow.com/a/22312856/11406190

Follow that link to set it up!

Props to Rob Davis who shared these tips with me.

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