By default, the terminal looks as follows on my Linux distribution:
However, if you are working a lot on the terminal, there are a lot of scripts and tricks available in the net that improve the information displayed in the terminal in many ways. For instance, since many many years, I have the following at the end of my ~/.bashrc:
# use a fancy prompt PS1=\"[\033[01;32m]u@h[\033[00m]:[\033[01;34m]W[\033[00m]\" PS1=\"$PS1 `if [ $? = 0 ]; then echo -e '[\033[01;32m]:-)';\" PS1=\"$PS1 else echo -e '[\033[01;31m]:-(' $?; fi`[\033[00m]\" PS1=\"$PS1 $(__git_ps1 \"(%s)\") $ \"
Once you open a new terminal, then the appearance is as follows:
As you can see, now I have nice colors: The hostname is green, the folder is blue, the return value of the last executed command is a green in case of success (exit code = 0), and a red in case of errors (exit code != 0). In addition, the last part shows the current git branch (master). Showing the git branch is very useful especially if you are using arc a lot and work with many branches.
I am sure there are many more cool additions to the terminal. If you have some nice additions, please share – maybe also as a new blog?
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