Setting up a better looking Mac Terminal

The nicest looking Terminal I’ve found is at Todd Werth’s blog http://toddwerth.com/2011/07/21/the-original-ir_black-for-os-x-lion/.I made some minor modifications to suit my purposes.

First download the terminal modification script from  http://blog.toddwerth.com/entry_files/13/IR_Black.terminal.zip 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

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