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Your favorite terminal ?

Kyoz
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Since you are developers, you definitely use terminal once (Or use it all the time :]]). So what's your favorite terminal, how it look like, how do you setting it up.

Here's mine...Simple terminal i use everyday.

I do use hyper instead of default terminal on macos or iterm2...Although it's a litle bit slower, but it's not the problem, cause it look so cool.

So what's your terminal look like, do you love using it everyday ? Please share it with me.

Btw, this is the theme i use (I use oh-my-zsh): Purity, oh-my-zsh themes

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Patrik Kristian

i use git-bash because, um, didnt find better solution so far. as i like bash and like linux feel, but also i am Windows user, so most of time i use git bash inside PHPstorm “Terminal” function- it have tabs, but sometimes it freezes, print crap, and do not support right click copy and some character typing.
When using remote linuxes, KiTTy is my hero :)

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Kyoz Author

Lol. i to love linux and it's termital too. But i have to do some design stuffs with PTS, AI...If else, i rather run only linux on my machine. Dual boot is not what i like so much :((

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Patrik Kristian

i get it, i am gamer, so windows rules :D what about using dedicated docker container? did you try?
but if you will be needing less, just use git-bash.. it is good for basic stuff, but unability to install packages is bad, but it gets job done :)

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Kyoz Author

Yes, in window i use git-bash too. It's enough for most of my jobs :D. MS also have ubuntu migrate with an app in Microsoft Store. I'v tried it too, but after a few week, i rather use git-bash. Or install ubuntu as dual-boot OS :))

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Patrik Kristian

i tried bash on ubuntu on windows (crappy name) year and half ago and big red flag for me was fact it enforced windows line endings:
bash <some/file/on/host/system.sh
returned unexpected \r even file had linux endings is that better now?

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Kyoz Author

Haha. i just tried it when it first release on ms store. Don't know if they'v improve it yet. I'll try it when i have time. :D

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Patrik Kristian

okay, i think not (because i know Microsoft) but, if yes... that would. be. great.

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Kyoz Author

Yes, that's be great. :)) Btw, MS bought github. Almost everyone doesn't like it. And i don't really know what github will become in the future :((. Hope they don't mess it up and drop it like they used with other things they'v bought in the past :))

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Patrik Kristian

we will see... i just tried Debian on Windows... it is not bad, it has problem with bin/bash shebang, docker cannot be run (so docker for win still needed), i am not sure about portability, propably worse, but whatever... it is interesting

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Drew Knab • Edited

I think it's important to have an aesthetically pleasing terminal setup. Especially considering the amount of time I spend in them.

Windows: Hyper running Powershell
Hyper
Linux: st running bash
st
MacOS: iTerm2 running bash
iTerm2

I use dark themes and some light transparency when possible.

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Kyoz Author

Sound interesting, can you share a pic of your terminal in Linux or MacOS :D

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Drew Knab

Sure, I'll take a screenshot when I get home.

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Kyoz Author

It's look awesome :D. Thank you so much.

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Martin Becker

This is my Current Terminal:

Current Terminal

I use the gruvbox color scheme and the Powerlevel9k prompt but I'm thinking of switching out to somthing lighter since I don't really use any of the features it provides.

I spent considerable time doing work on my config to speed things up, it's now got a load time between 0.7 - 1.2 seconds, not the best but not bad either.

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Kyoz Author

Hi Becker, it's look so cool. You are using vim, right?

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Martin Becker • Edited

Neovim running in tmux, but yes, the image isn't very clear, it's such a high resolution that it's being resized a into a blurry mess, I'll post a better image when I can.

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Kyoz Author

Lol, me too. I also use neovim too. It's terminal is quite good. I'v spend a lots of time to config my neovim to completely work with it for all work. At that time i do use deoplete to provide autocomplete for neovim. But i can't setting it up for all language i need so i have to use VSCode instead. I'll give it a try later. Anyway, vim is awesome. :D

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Martin Becker

For basic stuff, I'd recommend polyglot, it handles most things and has selective loading so it doesn't load highlighting for all languages.

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tux0r

cause it look so cool.

This is probably the least interesting part of a terminal, if you ask me...

Mine are the Hamilton C shell (Windows), followed by the PowerShell, and the tcsh (everywhere else).

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Kyoz Author

Haha. You got it. I know a lot of terminal gosu who doesn't care about how terminal look like. As far as it done the job :D

I just like hyper and this setup cause i usually use it to take some clean picture. That's all. :)).

Can't use it with vim or other things :))