Give your terminal a makeover

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  • GitHub repo iTerm2-Color-Schemes

    Over 250 terminal color schemes/themes for iTerm/iTerm2. Includes ports to Terminal, Konsole, PuTTY, Xresources, XRDB, Remmina, Termite, XFCE, Tilda, FreeBSD VT, Terminator, Kitty, MobaXterm, LXTerminal, Microsoft's Windows Terminal, Visual Studio, Alacritty

    Change the colour scheme: I made my own colour scheme. If you are searching, this repo is a great source for colour schemes for many different terminal apps.

  • GitHub repo nerd-fonts

    Iconic font aggregator, collection, & patcher. 3,600+ icons, 50+ patched fonts: Hack, Source Code Pro, more. Glyph collections: Font Awesome, Material Design Icons, Octicons, & more

    Pick a font: I installed a nerd font. Nerd fonts add icons to popular monospace fonts. These icons can be used in your text prompt and are used by some command-line applications to give more of modern UI-feel. JetBrainsMono Nerd Font is my favourite.

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  • GitHub repo exa

    A modern replacement for ‘ls’.

    You can install command-line applications if you want to augment the appearance of some standard applications. You can use lsd or exa instead of ls. You can use bat instead of cat.

  • GitHub repo lsd

    The next gen ls command

    You can install command-line applications if you want to augment the appearance of some standard applications. You can use lsd or exa instead of ls. You can use bat instead of cat.

  • GitHub repo starship

    ☄🌌️ The minimal, blazing-fast, and infinitely customizable prompt for any shell!

    Modify the prompt text: I installed Starship to make a custom prompt that works in a few different shells. It's got it's own config with a wide array of options to customize the text in every conceivable way. I use it to add git info, low battery indication, and package and versioning info for some languages.

  • GitHub repo bat

    A cat(1) clone with wings.

    You can install command-line applications if you want to augment the appearance of some standard applications. You can use lsd or exa instead of ls. You can use bat instead of cat.

  • GitHub repo vim-colors-solarized

    precision colorscheme for the vim text editor

    The art is colored based on your terminal color scheme. Here are some examples side-by-side using different themes: the top-left theme is Dracula, the top-right is Solarized, the other two are just me playing around with colors - maybe I'm the first one to make an ultra high contrast Mario! 🤣I think the output has a different personality depending on your color scheme.

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  • GitHub repo neofetch

    🖼️ A command-line system information tool written in bash 3.2+

    I noticed that some people use neofetch to flash their specs when they open a terminal. It's kind of badge of honour for some Linux enthusiasts.

  • GitHub repo fetching

    A collection of *fetching* unicode art for the terminal.

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