Change the colors of your Mac OS Terminal

  • Open a new terminal window.
  • Open the Terminal Preferences.
  • Go to the Profiles tab and select the Homebrew profile, then click the "Default" button and close the Preferences window.
Terminal Preferences

In the terminal type the following commands:

Make sure you are located in your Home folder:
Edit the .bash_profile file:
 nano .bash_profile
Add the following four lines to the end of the file, then Save and exit the file.
 export PS1="\[\033[36m\]\u\[\033[m\]@\[\033[32m\]\h:\[\033[33;1m\]\w\[\033[m\]\$ "

 export CLICOLOR=1

 export LSCOLORS=ExFxBxDxCxegedabagacad

 alias ls='ls -GFh'
Terminal new code

Restart your Terminal App. Now your terminal should look like this:

Terminal new colors