Can I see your terminal?

Updated on Mar 10, 2018

Last time, I posted Can I see your desktop home screen and it went more popular than I thought.

This time I want to see your Terminal.

is it hyper? or iterm? or xterm something? post down below.

here is mine

terminal

update 1:

Now after looking at some cool terminal I have updated to this.

update 1

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FYI You can get rid of the "Last login" with touch .hushlogin

Also, I really like the "cash cow" prompt :)

This is just the iTerm app as a Terminal replacement. But you can make "bash has tabs" with screen or tmux :) have a look, it's really great for remote work too.

Linux OS have tabs as well. Try ctr+shift+t ;)

Quick tip: If you press Cmd+Shift+4 and then press Space you can take a screenshot of a single application :)

What they didn't tell me: Cmd+Ctrl+Shift+4 will put the screenshot into the clipboard, which is a lot easier when what you want is to paste directly into Slack.

This is awesome too! Unless you use Safari, because Safari doesn't support this =/

My final recommendation for screenshots is Skitch, which has very nifty tools for annotating. I love the arrows especially.

Skitch is great, I stopped using it when I found out that Preview has a lot of those annotating features. It isn't as feature full as Skitch, but it fits me well.

If on Windows 10 there is the WinKey + Shift + S keycombo to launch selecting an area to screen shot which gets copied to the clipboard.
Or just hit WinKey, type snip, and hit enter, then select the Window selection.
Or use the WinKey + Alt + prntscrn shortcut with the correct window selected and a shot will be saved to your Captures directory

All these crazy key combinations, on Linux all you need to do is press the regular old print screen button, and it lets you do any of those things without having to remember arcane sequences ;)

And if you hit Alt + Print,
you get a screenshot of the current focused window.

I use termite with zsh. The calendar is when. Font is Inconsolata-dz (a variant with straight quotation marks). Window titles are displayed in my statusbar so I save a tiny bit of space by eliminating borders and titlebars. Pressing ESC or Ctrl+[ switches the command line from insert to command mode so I can navigate as in vi.

dotfiles here

terminal with calendar and git status

is that massive-js as in the not-really-an-orm for postgres? if so i discovered it yesterday - great package!

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Nice post, here is mine. It's really "classic" with a little companion:

iterm

Love the question and all the responses. I'm using zsh and the man theme - ran a few dir and speak commands to show how git and time are incorporated.
myterminal

This kinda looks like a giant Post-It note. I like that.

I stumbled on the yellow while playing around with the default choices in Terminal. :) I like it...almost all of my other coding screens are dark grey.

I have a random happy ascii character and a motivational phrase every new window. :)

Here is mine.

Terminal panes:

I do like termite, but this is the normal terminal in gnome. I just never got around to compiling termite on this machine.

This is the ideal terminal. You may not like it, but this is what peak performance looks like.

Is it? From my experience, the windows terminal is both less useful and simply slower to use than any Unix terminal. But it certainly gets the job done.

GG Allyn is referencing this: twitter.com/scrowder/status/687260...

There are definitely better terminals, even on Windows. Still, this is what I get paid for

Ah, I get it. Yeah, for our Windows servers I like git bash.

Our environment is locked down enough that git bash isn’t an option for me. I like it when I get the chance, though!

Here's mine :D

And on Windows:

Hold on while I go install neofetch...

What terminal are you using for Windows. I've been using Git Bash but am looking for something better, preferably something with ZSH.

Sorry to disappoint, I'm actually using the Windows Subsystem for Linux together with VcXsrv and basically I just compiled my regular linux terminal for it ( st.suckless.org/ )
The font I'm using is Realtime by Juri Zaech in case anybody cares.

I hope this helps, but I'm sorry if it doesn't.

Edit: st has quite a few drawbacks. It's a terminal emulator and literally nothing else. You don't even have a scrollback buffer. There are patches on the website for it, but expect to manually splice them in with some code surgery, because those patches are always out of date.

How's react dev in vim?

I ended up moving away because I couldn't deal with large projects - I've started pulling it up for quick edits in my Vs code terminal though. I miss the utility

Works very well for me and especially with the combination of tmux I do all my coding in one terminal window. I can even zoom in one pane, do something and zoom back out.

Lol I know how to exit vim, I swear. Didn't recognize it with the file explorer showing.

Any way you can share your .vimrc? would like to check out your settings.

That's my terminal, I use Hyper with the zsh theme zeit.zsh-theme. I like to keep it simple.

Really don't get why anyone would run node just to type in a terminal... This confuses me. Though it does look pretty.

termux on android
Termux on android - I use default terminals (nothing fancy) with dotfiles in source control so all my devices are matching and I can re-provision if I want to destroy them with fire.

My desktop/laptop/server are all the same format (different uname in PS1, semi-transparent background, otherwise default gnome-terminal), and red PS1 when ssh'd in (since I used to shut down the wrong box from time to time). Obviously programming on my phone is a last resort, but it's saved me from production fires before - ssh and data, what else do you need?

My work linux box:
 ✔ jacoby@oz 16:40 42°F    ~

Meaning, left-to-right:
My computer is up-to-date
TaskWarrior is happy with me
I'm me on my computer
It's almost time to go
It's not too cold out
I've had two cups of coffee today
I'm in my home directory

Wow...and I immediately had to go and look up Taskwarrior :)

It helps if you have Font Awesome set up on your system.

This needs cleaning up. As pasted from my prompt.sh

# prompt.sh

# the unified prompt for Dave Jacoby, based on system settings
# and capabilities.

# if a capability is absent for an entry, such as TaskWarrior
# or ACPI, the prompt will drop that in favor of entries it
# can handle.

# Tasks

#   * I have partially added Font Awesome to the prompt,
#     especially for the buttons. I need to more fully 
#     integrate FA fonts. For example, with TaskWarrior 
#     icons

# TASK WARRIOR INTO MY PROMPT
# this part is just fun-with-utf8
# https://twitter.com/pjf/status/852466839145795584
URGENT="2757"
DUETOMORROW="2690"
DUETODAY="2691"
OVERDUE="2639"
OK="2714"

# shows if any TaskWarrior tasks are in need of attention
function task_indicator {
    if [ `task +READY +OVERDUE count` -gt "0" ]  ; then
        printf "%b" "\u$OVERDUE"
    elif [ `task +READY +DUETODAY count` -gt "0" ]  ; then
        printf "%b" "\u$DUETODAY"
    elif [ `task +READY +DUETomorrow count` -gt "0" ]  ; then
        printf "%b" "\u$DUETOMORROW"
    elif [ `task +READY urgency \> 10 count` -gt "0" ]  ; then
        printf "%b" "\u$URGENT"
    else
        printf "%b" "\u$OK"
    fi
}

# here I switch to Font-Awesome, which might not show for dev.to
HOT_BEVERAGE="2615"
POWER="26A1"
#BATTERY="8984"
#POWER="2605"
BATTERY="2606"
NOT=""
fa_bolt=""
fa_plug="" # fa-plug [&#xf1e6
fa_battery="" # fa-battery (alias) [] 4.4
fa_battery_0="" # fa_battery_0 (alias) [] 4.4
fa_battery_1="" # fa_battery_1 (alias) [] 4.4
fa_battery_2="" # fa_battery_2 (alias) [] 4.4
fa_battery_3="" # fa_battery_3 (alias) [] 4.4
fa_battery_4="" # fa_battery_4 (alias) [] 4.4
fa_battery_empty="" # fa_battery_empty [] 4.4
fa_battery_full="" # fa_battery_full [] 4.4
fa_battery_half="" # fa_battery_half [] 4.4
fa_battery_quarter="" # fa_battery_quarter [] 4.4
fa_battery_three="" # fa_battery_three-quarters [] 4.3 fa-bed [&

# PLUGGED IN OR NO
# works on my Linux laptop, not on my desktop

# shows if the battery is currently charging
function battery_charging {
    CHARGING=`/usr/bin/acpi | awk '{ print $3}'`
    if [ $CHARGING = 'Discharging,' ];  then
        printf '%s' $fa_plug
    else
        printf '%s' $fa_bolt
    fi
}

# shows current status of battery
# 0  - 12     EMPTY
# 13 - 37     QUARTER
# 38 - 62     HALF
# 63 - 87     THREE-QUARTER
# 88 - 100    FULL
function battery_life {
    ACPI=`/usr/bin/acpi | awk '{ print $4}'`
    ACPI=${ACPI//[!0-9]/}
    if   [ $ACPI == "100" ];then 
        printf '%s ' $fa_battery_4
    elif [   $ACPI -lt "13" ];then
        printf '%s ' $fa_battery_0
    elif [ $ACPI -lt "38" ];then
        printf '%s ' $fa_battery_1
    elif [ $ACPI -lt "63" ];then
        printf '%s ' $fa_battery_2
    elif [ $ACPI -lt "88" ];then
        printf '%s ' $fa_battery_3
    else 
        printf '%s ' $fa_battery_4
    fi    
}

# opening tag for setting color. depends on a lot of
# variations, including host
function opentag {
    if [ -f "/bin/hostname" ] ; then
        HOST=`/bin/hostname`
    else
        HOST='NONE'
    fi

    if [[ $HOST == *"purdue.edu" ]] ; then
        HOST=`/bin/hostname -s`
    fi

    foreground='38;5;255'
    background=''
    bold='1;'   #1
    dim=''      #2
    italic=''   #3
    reverse=''  #7

    # WORK LINUX COMPUTER
    if [ $HOST = 'oz' ]; then
        foreground='38;5;82'
        bold='1;'
        if [[ -z $DESKTOP_SESSION ]] ; then
            reverse='7;'
        fi

    # WORK WINDOWS 10 COMPUTER 
    elif [ $HOST = 'Lion' ];then
        foreground='38;5;206'
        foreground='38;5;79'
        bold='1;'
        # if [ -z $SYSTEMDRIVE ] ; then
        #    foreground='38;5;196'
        #     bold='1;'
        # fi

    # PERSONAL LINUX COMPUTER
    elif [ $HOST = 'gort' ]; then
        foreground='38;5;39'
        bold='1;'

    # PERSONAL WIN10 COMPUTER
    # works in WSL, not in Git4Windows Bash
    elif [ $HOST = 'K9' ]; then
        foreground='38;5;39'
        bold='1;'

    # REMOVING SOME WORK HOSTS
    fi
    printf "\e[%s%s%s%s%sm" $bold $dim $italic $reverse $background $foreground
    # unset HOST foreground background bold dim italic reverse 
}

# closes all open tag types
function closetag {
    printf "\e[0m"
    }

# if wanted, just bold and white
function boldwhite {
    printf "\e\[1;38;5;255m"
    }

# sets the PS1 variable
# function set_ps1 {

    header="\[\033]0;\u@\h: \w\007\]"
    # chroot="${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}"
    chroot=""
    userhost="\u@\h "
    localtime="\A "
    path="\w "
    end="\n\$ "

    # the coffee, weather and reboot info are called in other programs
    # every time the prompt is run
    task="\$(task_indicator)"
    battery_charging="\$(battery_charging)"
    battery_life="\$(battery_life)"
    timer_show="($timer_show)"
    reboot="\$(~/bin/need_reboot.pl)"
    temp="\$(~/bin/get_temp.pl)"
    coffee="\$(~/bin/get_coffee.pl) "
    dbus="\$(~/local/bin/pull_dbus_address.sh)"
    git="\$(__git_ps1)"

    open="$(opentag)"
    close="$(closetag)"

    prompt=$header

    # I add getting and storing the DBUS address so I can 
    # control Spotify from the command line and take webcam
    # pictures via Crontab
    if [ -f ~/local/bin/pull_dbus_address.sh ];then
        prompt="$prompt$dbus"
    fi

    prompt="$prompt\n\[$open\]"

    if [ -f ~/bin/need_reboot.pl ];then
        prompt="$prompt$reboot "
    fi

    if [ -f /usr/bin/acpi ];then
        prompt="$prompt$battery_charging "
        prompt="$prompt$battery_life "
    fi

    if [ -f /usr/bin/task ];then
        prompt="$prompt$task "
    fi

    prompt=$prompt$userhost
    prompt=$prompt$localtime

    if [ -f ~/bin/get_temp.pl ];then
        prompt="$prompt$temp "
    fi

    if [ -f ~/bin/get_coffee.pl ];then
        prompt="$prompt$coffee "
    fi

    prompt=$prompt$path
    prompt=$prompt$chroot
    prompt=$prompt$git

    if [ -f ~/.timing ];then
        prompt="$prompt$timer_show "
    fi

    prompt=$prompt$end
    prompt="$prompt\[$close\]"

    trap 'timer_start' DEBUG
    PROMPT_COMMAND="timer_stop"
    export PS1=$prompt
    # unset chroot close coffee dbus end git header open path prompt reboot task temp localtime userhost
# }

# set_ps1

and this in my .bashrc:

if [ -f /home/jacoby/bin/prompt.sh ]; then
    source /home/jacoby/bin/prompt.sh 
else
    export PS1="\n\
\[\033]0;\u@\h: \w\007\]\
${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\
\u@\h \
\A \
\$(~/bin/pull_dbus_address.sh)\w\$(__git_ps1)\
\n\$ "

fi

Work Macbook: Hyper with Pure, and Zsh using the Spaceship theme

Hyper screenshot

This is the best, because I use the same😁

WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) in Hyper with ZSH
Hyper Config: gist.github.com/TimothyCole/a15953...

WSL in Hyper

Pretty! But how is Hyper performance? (startup times, execution, etc)

The Hyper buffer is very bad... You can't run cat on large files. But the rest is acceptable, the slowest thing is WSL with OhMyZSH

I do find OhMyZsh kinda slow on WSL. There are ways of reducing the issue but not completely :-\

I don't have any problems with startup times or anything. It takes like half a second to open and it's fine. (I have an i7-6700k with 32GB of Ram if that helps)

The // ♥ is the default prompt in Flatiron School's IDE (a play on their motto "Learn, Love, Code"), and I've been adding it to my terminal ever since.

My Terminal

I use hyper as terminal, zsh as shell and pure (github.com/sindresorhus/pure).

hyper

spaceship-prompt + tmux in Hyper with hypernasa plugin. Left pane is gtop.

The entire .zshrc can be found in my setup repo

What's performance on Hyper like? I ask because I know how slow atom can be and seeing as how this is also built on electron I'm a little skeptical on it's performance potential.
Also, my terminal:

Thermatix's Terminal

I run Tmux with vim as my main editor and zsh as my shell, I use zplug for zsh plugin management.
My theme is gruvbox on my term and in vim

It's not fantastic, but good enough for how I use it. Performance degrades quickly as you start adding plugins.

I typically use VS Code's terminal for the convenience, but it's also wicked fast. Sure do miss the APOD background though...

EDIT: Hyper 2 uses VS Code's renderer, thus it's now also wicked fast.

I use Guake drop-down terminal with plain ol' bash, a hotkey to open the pane on demand, and semi-transparent so I can see what's going on underneath--often because I have a how-to of some sort open at the same time for reference.

Guake drop-down terminal

Here's mine, I'm using iTerm2 on macOS with oh-my-zsh, color theme is nova and the iTerm theme is cobalt2

iTerm2

here is mine, every time someone says something about it, it gets more colorful.

a photo of my terminal

You can make a picture show up by using markdown, like this.

![alt text](https://thepracticaldev.s3.amazonaws.com/i/l7x9ht1ynb1n053xwoyo.png)

Where the url is your own, of course.

This is my work machine
I'm using Iterm2 with zsh shell. The font is mononoki and the syntax theme is panda syntax. Also the system default fullscreen is disabled and has a toggle hotkey for cmd + (dot). So anytime i want something i can toggle my terminal.
terminal

Konsole with several tabs. DejaVu Sans Mono font (since I've yet to find proportional font friendly terminals and apps). Very large scroll-back buffer, though I clear it often. Bash.

OhMyZSH + Iterm + spaceship theme

I don't think mine is much to look at, other than the status bar at the top. Looking at everyone else's terminals makes me want to fancy mine up more. I mainly wanted to post this because I only saw one other PowerShell user.

powershell lol

Why don't you user hyper. It's cool. But powershell is too.

Because Hyper appears to be only for OSX and I use Windows?

You can see my terminal setup in My Mac Setup. TLDR fish shell and iTerm2 with Joker theme, but about to switch back to agnoster. I'm on public transportation at the moment, but there's a screenshot in my setup post.

I am using Terminal.app with zsh and sobole as theme.
I wrote two articles about my setup: Instant +100% command line productivity boost, Using better CLIs

You can copy all my dotfiles from github: github.com/sobolevn/dotfiles

terminal

I like it simple and clean :)

Hyper (w/ Hyper One Light theme for the white background) + Zsh + Spaceship theme

Screenshot

Using spaceship prompt & a terminal color theme of my own devising:

Love it! Do you have a link to the image you have as the background?

It's from one of the wallpapers in this pack, if I remember correctly!

Are you using git bash on Windows 10? What's wrong with WSL?

I have Ubuntu WSL with a console theme and oh my zsh with power-line theme and a patched font, for use as regular terminal. But I also have it set for using as the terminal in vscode.

Wsl is the best thing in Windows. Nothing is wrong with it. 😋

I've got two. Guake is used whenever I need a terminal alongside other windows...

Guake

...but if I need to work exclusively in the terminal for a while, I use Terminator...

Terminator

Standard OS X Terminal with slightly tweaked Novel theme.

Standard OS X Terminal with slightly tweaked Novel theme.

Terminal

Same setup at home and work since I keep all my dotfiles in git.

iTerm, running ZSH (configured via Prezto + custom prompt), font is the excellent FiraCode (12pt Retina). Some things of note:

  1. Prompt autodetects type of project and shows me the relevant Ruby/Node/Python etc versions
  2. Syntax highlighting for commands (that's why "wrong" on the fist line is in red, it's an invalid command)
  3. Mark failure of last command at beginning of prompt (the red [✘] at the second prompt)
  4. "ls" and all corresponding aliases replaced by exa
  5. Excellent ZSH autocomplete in action

I'll bite!

Zsh with oh-my-zsh and zsh syntax highlighting. Stock Gnome colors... I'll see if I can find an old setup, when I didn't like anything stock

term

Here is mine: bash with nerd fonts, tuned git prompt, icons based on location + files in folder & custom colors

Bash term

My terminal: hyper-terminal

Configuration: .hyper.js (Still a long way from complete)

hyper-fallout

I pretty much exclusively use iTerm's hotkey window overlay to access my terminal from anywhere (with global shortcut). Shell is zsh with the agnoster theme.

Every day starts with:

  • Alt+Space
  • cd ~/Document/projects/...
  • code .

desktop+iterm

Emacs in a Mac Terminal.
The bottom buffer is a shell, the top buffer is whatever I am working on (at the moment, a document for docs.opendatakit.org).

When working on web stuff, including docs (which I usually am), I also keep a second terminal open that runs a Python http.server in the build directory.

Emacs has a few different terminal options. I only really like shell, but none of them quite work like I want to.

Emacs in Terminal

I'm still looking forward to tweaking it more ... but so far I like it.
My terminal

Terminator with Solarized Dark and zsh
Terminator

Ante-Scriptum: The other windows aren't pushed by the terminal, I just resized Firefox for the screenshot
screenshot of salimmahboubi's terminal
If you can't read what's in the screenshot:
This is my Guake Terminal, it runs fish, instead of the default bash.
I set it to auto-start on boot-up and always keep it running on the background.
I call it by pressing F12 and it drops down like a video game console, I press F12 and it disappears while still running, without cluttering my already busy window list.
I can set an image as a background, set the background's transparency, choose different themes, open multiple tabs. I love my terminal!

gnome-terminal in i3 using zsh with powerline

terminal

Here's mine.

iTerm 2, running oh-my-zsh with the Spaceship theme.

Font is Operator Mono, color scheme is Cobalt2.

AC Terminal

I use Hyper... 😍😍
Brings me joy every time I use it!
Computer and user names have been changed in the image for privacy of course 😉
My Terminal

Inspired by this post I decided to spice up my terminal a bit. I switched to zsh using oh-my-zsh and have added a nice skull emoji to the powerlevel9k theme as well as a few other customizations.

My terminal

happy that this post helped you out to find something good.

Here is mine, pretty simple but lovely :D
my_terminal

bash

Using Hyper with Git Bash on Windows 10 (I know...) - this is the shelliest I could make it 😄

If you are interested in my PS1:
export PS1='\e[35m\t \e[1;32m\W\e[m \e[0;36mparse_git_branch\e[m\e[36m ➜ \e[0m'

You will need the commonly known parse_git_branch and parse_git_dirty commands available on Github (if you really can't find it let me know)

P.S
Hyper fully supports Emoji! That's very cool since you can put emojis all over your .bash_profile or .bashrc and it will show up every time you run a command from those files.

My custom theme for ZSH. The terminal is gnome-terminal on arch linux + KDE.
You can find it here if you're interested: github.com/redxtech/dotfiles/blob/...

It's fully customize-able by default if there are things that you would like to change about it as well.

my terminal

Here's mine with Termite and Oh-My-ZSH :)

screenie

Arch Linux i7-3770K@3.5Ghz desktop/server assembled in 2009 with 16 gb ram, nvidia gtx970, dual 120 gb corsair force GTs and 2 tb of rotational storage. Run Terminator under Gnome Shell 3, oh-my-zsh powerline theme

Here's mine. I just started working on my graduation thesis project. It's a react app that communicates with a Traccar backend system.

terminal

Dustin's terminal with teal-ish text on a black background. Some Python stack traces are shown

It's the default macOS terminal. The text color is currently not the shade of teal that I like, because I messed it up trying to improve the contrast.

I want to mess around with ANSI colors a bit to offset the program output from the commands and prompts. I also think it would be nice to show the return code if it's nonzero.

Here you go.

Font: Fira Mono
Colors: Dracula

img

I have a few different terminal themes I use. My current favorite is ducky:
ducky

I usually use taller at work because it gives me more git information (branch, time since last commit, state of branch):
taller

I'm not currently using magicalness anywhere, but I switch back to it from time to time. Each time a new window/tab is opened in the terminal the emoji in the last line is randomly swapped out.
magicalness

other emoji's that might show up:
emojis

On my work machine, but looks almost identical to my home mac's terminal. I love this color and the transparency.

tmux terminal

I practically use a full screen instance with tmux

terminal

This one is mine. Pretty basic. iTerm + zsh

First time posting an image here. Didnt know this part

Screenshot of my terminal

  • iterm 2
  • Material palenight theme
  • Input mono font

My home setup uses st, tmux with my own theme, zsh with oh-my-zsh and my own theme. The editor is kakoune with theme desertex (comes with the editor). The low contrast shows that the pane is currently not active.

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