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Jessica Wang
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How to Configure Starship to Look Exactly Like P10K (zsh + Warp + MacOS)

Intro

In this blog, I’m going to be showing you step-by-step how to configure your Starship prompt to look as close as possible to powerlevel10k.

If you don't like reading, check out the Youtube video instead:

Step-by-step setup

First of all, if you don't have Warp installed, you can install it by running:

brew install warp

You're also going to want a Nerd Font, which will allow you to see all the cool icons & glyphs included in the prompt. I'm using DroidSanMono, which you can download here.

Once you download this, open up the zip folder. Extract the files. Then type CMD + Space, and search up "Font Book". Paste your files into your Font Book directory.

Once you do that, open up your Warp terminal.

Go to Settings > Appearance > Text > Terminal Font, and set your font to DroidSansMono Nerd Font.

Let’s starting with setting up Starship. The first thing you’re gonna do is download Starship by running this command:

curl -sS [https://starship.rs/install.sh](https://starship.rs/install.sh) | sh

Once that’s done, you want to run:

vi ~/.zshrc

This is so that we can edit the ~/.zshrc file. Feel free to do this in whatever code editor you like (e.g. VS Code).

And scroll to the bottom, and add this line to the end of your ~/.zshrc file:

eval "$(starship init zsh)"

In Warp, you’ll need to go to:

Settings > Features > Session > Honor user’s custom prompt

Which will override Warp’s default out-of-box prompt with your Starship prompt.

Once you do that, you’ll see that Starship prompt is now your prompt. But it doesn’t look great, yet.

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To customize Starship to look like p10k, you’re going to run this command:

mkdir -p ~/.config && touch ~/.config/starship.toml

Then you’re going to run:

vi ~/.config/starship.toml

and go to this link and copy paste the contents of this file into your starship.toml file.

Don't forget to save your changes!

You’ll see that now our prompt is looking fantastic.

To pull it all together, let’s download the theme that goes really well with this setup!

To do this, run:

cd ~/.warp/themes/

And then run:

vi coolnight.yaml

and go to this link and copy paste the contents of this file into your coolnight.yaml file.

Shoutout to Josean for the original creation of this theme for iTerm2

In Warp, go into Settings > Appearance, Theme, and type in “coolnight”. Click the theme that appears.

And there you have it! You now have a perfectly awesome powershell10k dupe in your terminal!

Conclusion

Here's a comparison of the end result.

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On the left is what my P10k setup looks like running on iTerm2. On the right is what my Starship setup looks like running on my Warp terminal.

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Oriol Carbó

Hi Jessica,

Thanks for the step-by-step guide :D

I'm having an issue though. Don't know why icons are not showing. The font is correctly installed. Any ideas?
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Jandiee • Edited

I had to edit the starship.toml file myself to include the correct icons. When copy pasting the content from the github, it pasted the symbols as some kind of unknown thingy.

Open the detail of the Nerd Font - Font Book -> My Fonts -> double-click Nerd Font, find the appropriate icons, copy them and paste them into the .toml file. You can edit the "format" variables in the appropriate sections. Specifically I had to manually edit the Apple logo, time icon, cmd duration icon and folder icon. Other icons were fine :)

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Jessica Wang

Thanks for the reply here! Yeah, it's weird. When I copy it myself, I can see the icons, but I do see it shows up as gibberish for other people. I'm not sure how to fix this issue, but I will look into it when I have some free time.

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Oriol Carbó

That's true! I just noticed now. Thanks a lot!

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Siriguppa Aditya

Even I am facing the same issue can somebody post the screenshot of toml file so that it would be easy to paste which icons

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EdgarMC100

Thanks Jessica, I just had to install the Nerd font because the icons weren't showing.

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Jessica Wang

Oh right! I forgot to mention that. I'll add that to the blog.

Which Nerd font did you end up installing?

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Pablo Banzo

Hey Jessica! Thanks for the great article.
Here's an easy nerd font installation (I'm using "Hack"):
app.warp.dev/block/IB2w9s22avfh3Ef...

Then i just swapped the terminal font in Warp>Apperance>Text>Terminal font.

Quick question. Is there a way to put the cursor next to the prompt instead of under it? hahahhah i'm new to Warp and i'm too used to the mac terminal setup.

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Jessica Wang

The short answer for if it's possible to put the cursor next to the prompt: no.

Unlike other terminal editors, Warp treats the prompt and the input box as two different UI elements. So it's currently not possible to configure Warp to have the cursor next to the prompt :/

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Jessica Wang

Ok! Just added the installation steps for the Nerd Font I use into the blog.

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Eihab Khan • Edited

Thanks Jessica, what font are you using in Warp?

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Jessica Wang

I'm using the DroidSansMono Nerdfont!

eng.m.fontke.com/font/24637081/

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Jessica Wang

I've updated the blog to include the installation steps for this font now!

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thoroc

Nice! Just recreated the agnoster theme from p9k :)

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Yuto Yoshino

Great article! Thank you!

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Jessica Wang

No problem! Thanks for giving it a read :)

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hafiztayab

Thanks Jessica, I have installed fonts but my fonts are not loading.

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