Command Line Utilities for the Terminal
When working on Linux command line you would like to utilize command line tools that help you become more productive. There are a lot of things that you can do. Actually you can even choose what kind of shell to run on your command line. I’ll talk a little bit about this and show you a tool called
zsh is a type of (smarter) shell that gives you a lot of productivity. I’ll show you some really cool stuff that you can do with zsh below.
Some default settings for zsh
- Add colors to your terminal
~/.zshrc and add the following at the end of the file.
export CLICOLOR=1 export LSCOLORS=GxFxCxDxBxegedabagaced
So your terminal would look something like this.
- Display your current working directory
export PS1='%m %1d$ '
This displays the machine name (%m) and the trailing component of the current path (%1d).
This is a smart utility that records your historical commands so as to predict what you are going to do in your future commands. You can press → key to autocomplete the commands.
The following are some default configs that I load on my machine. Since
zsh loads configs from
~/.zshrc you would need to import your environment variables as such into
~/.zshrc. You can also put stuff into
~/.bashrc and have
~/.zshrc source them instead.
- For ~/.bash_profile
Use zsh shell instead of default bash shell
- For ~/.zshrc
source ~/.zsh/zsh-autosuggestions/zsh-autosuggestions.zsh # Prettify your zsh shell export PS1='%m %1d$ ' export CLICOLOR=1 export LSCOLORS=GxFxCxDxBxegedabagaced source ~/.bashrc
- For ~/.bashrc
# load nvm if [ -s ~/.nvm/nvm.sh ]; then NVM_DIR=~/.nvm source ~/.nvm/nvm.sh fi # load nvm on a mac export NVM_DIR="/Users/username/.nvm" [ -s "$NVM_DIR/nvm.sh" ] && . "$NVM_DIR/nvm.sh" # This loads nvm # git tab completion (homebrew) if [ -f `brew --prefix`/etc/bash_completion.d/git-completion.bash ]; then . `brew --prefix`/etc/bash_completion.d/git-completion.bash fi # load avn [[ -s "$HOME/.avn/bin/avn.sh" ]] && source "$HOME/.avn/bin/avn.sh" # load avn
27 Oct 2016