Setting up a better looking Mac Terminal

The nicest looking Terminal I’ve found is at Todd Werth’s blog made some minor modifications to suit my purposes.

First download the terminal modification script from and import into a new Terminal profile

Then add the following lines to the .bash_profile file found in the user home directory. If not found, browse to the home directory in Terminal and type “touch .bash_profile” and then “open .bash_profile”.

Add the following lines to .bash_profile and save:

alias ls=‘ls -GFh’
export PS1=“[e[0;31m]w @ > [e[m]”
export PATH=/Users/YourUserName/bin:$PATH