How to Jazz Up Your Bash Terminal — A Step By Step Guide With Pictures

9 min readMar 2, 2018

In this blog I’ll go over steps to add Themes, Powerline, fonts, and powerline-gitstatus to make your regular Bash Terminal look beautiful and useful as shown in the picture above.

It turns out, if you are using Mac, you’ll need to jump through a lot of hoops to get this working as many instructions are for linux, or, is out of date, so I…


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