Oh-my-bash MacOSX iTerm and stuff

I decided to up my command line game, so this a ‘remember how to do stuff‘ post for me. I do acknowledge that there are tons of different ways on doing things, especially when you have to deal with the command line. So don’t shoot the pianist.

Step 0: I do use brew

Use brew to manage a lot of command line tools + gui apps. You can find it
here. I also occasionally use,CakeBrew (just to check on deps)

Step 1 : Upgrade my bash on macOSX

Mostly I do follow the instructions as postedhere.

# Add the new shell to the list of allowed shells
sudo bash -c 'echo /usr/local/bin/bash >> /etc/shells'
# Change to the new shell
chsh -s /usr/local/bin/bash 

Step 3 : Install Oh-my-bash

I do like Oh-my-bash (Set of extensions and plug-ins. You can install it if you do the following :

bash -c “$(curl -fsSL”

Step 4: Activate oh-my-bash on your bash_profile
Since bash_profile is picked first you should make sure that ./bashrc is also sourced. I added this line at the end of my ~/bash_profile

source ~/.bashrc

Step 5: Activate some handy plugins using oh-my-bash
Edit ~/.bash_rc and find the section with the extensions. Currently I have the following activated:


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Paris Apostolopoulos

Paris is a senior software engineer focusing on J2EE development, loves Business process modelling and is keen on software quality challenges. He is passionate about Java and Java communities. He is a co-founder and administrator of the first Java User Group in greece( and occasional speaker on meet-ups and seminars and regular blogger. For his contributions and involvement on the Java community he has been awarded the title of Java Champion in 2007 by Sun Microsystems.
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