MacOS – color coding mac terminal


how do i get the mac terminal to display colors? i.e. in fedora when i use ls it color codes the results based on if it's a file or folder. similar results on mac?

Best Answer

You can change your shell colors in Terminal's preferences.

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With these settings, you get these colors (not usually using colored ls, so I don't care):

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I don't understand what the issue is here. Colored command output is active by default. The only thing you can/need to do yourself is give normal and bold text different default colors, and actually use the colored variants (e.g. ls -G) of your commands.

For vim: :syntax on in vim. Or append syntax on to .vimrc.