How to Setup Your Mac Terminal for 2022

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How to Setup Your Mac Terminal for 2022

OhmyZSH + ITerm + ZSH + PowerLevel10K

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Pau Riosa
·Feb 28, 2022

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  • How to Setup Your Mac Terminal for 2022

How to Setup Your Mac Terminal for 2022

What’s up guys! Here is an awesome and straight forward Mac terminal setup for 2022 that I would like to share with you today!

Let’s get straight into it!

Download Iterm!

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Download the latest stable release.

Now go to

Preferences → Profiles → Session → Status bar

and add status bar that you would like to use!

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Install Homebrew!

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Homebrew is the missing package manager for macOS (or Linux)

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL []("

Install Git!

Using brew commands, we will now install and setup git.

brew install git
git --version
git config --global push.default simple
git config --global "<youremail>"
git config --global "<yourname>"
git config --global alias.lg "log --color --graph --pretty=format:'%Cred%h%Creset -%C(yellow)%d%Creset %s %Cgreen(%cr) %C(bold blue)<%an>%Creset' --abbrev-commit"


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Run the following commands

brew install zsh
zsh --version
chsh -s $(which zsh)
brew install curl
sh -c "$(curl -fsSL"

Install powerlevel10k

I recommend installing via Homebrew

  • Install via Homebrew
brew install romkatv/powerlevel10k/powerlevel10k
echo "source $(brew --prefix)/opt/powerlevel10k/powerlevel10k.zsh-theme" >>~/.zshrc
  • Install Manually
git clone --depth=1 ~/powerlevel10k
echo 'source ~/powerlevel10k/powerlevel10k.zsh-theme' >>~/.zshrc
  • open ~/.zshrc file and look for the ZSH_THEME and apply changes
  • run
 p10k configure

This command will guide you through various configurations that you would like to setup for your overall terminal look.

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Final Result

This can be the final result of your Terminal


Basic and straightforward! Happy Coding!


Homebrew: The missing package manager for macOS and Linux

ITerm: macOS Terminal Emulator



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