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Krishna Agarwal
Krishna Agarwal

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Make Your VS Code Terminal Look Awesome

Change your integrated terminal from this:
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To this:
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Summary
In this article we are gonna use oh-my-posh and Nerd fonts. We are not only gonna set this up for VS Code integrated terminal, it’s also be avaliable for our external terminal like below:

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Installing Windows Terminal and PowerShell 7
First head over the Microsoft Store and download the Windows Terminal. After that run this command to install PowerShell 7:

winget install --id Microsoft.Powershell --source winget
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Installing oh-my-posh
Oh My Posh is a custom prompt engine for any shell that has the ability to adjust the prompt string with a function or variable.

winget install oh-my-posh
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Then use this command to activate oh-my-posh

oh-my-posh get shell

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Create a PowerShell Profile script:

New-Item -Path $PROFILE -Type File -Force

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Open that with notepad:

notepad $PROFILE
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Then add the line below:

oh-my-posh init pwsh | Invoke-Expression
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Installing Nerd Fonts
After the installations abow, you need to see something like this:
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We’ll fix that soon. Now install Caskaydia Cove Nerd Font Complete open it and on that opening window, click install. Then head over to Terminal open Settings > Defaults > Appearance and select the font that you installed.

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for now your terminal should looks like this:

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Setting VS Code Integrated terminal
Now we are gonna set VS Code for oh-my-posh. Open Command Palette and type:

Terminal: Select Default Profile
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and select PowerShell as your default terminal.

Open your integrated terminal, you should see something like this:
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Open Command Palette again and select Preferences: Open Settings (JSON) in the json file add following:

// Controls the font family.
"editor.fontFamily": "DejaVuSansMono Nerd Font",
// Controls the font size.
"editor.fontSize": 14,
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When you save that file your terminal should look better:

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Conclusion
So, This was the final look of our terminal.

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Also Thanks to my friend Babal.

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