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Customizing Bash

With the release macOS Catalina, the default shell is now zsh. Thankfully, it can run the same bash commands.

To edit the zsh configuration file, type: vim .zshrc

Add the alias commands at the end of the file as shown in the episode.

To reload the shell changes, type the following: source .zshrc

To update the prompt text, type the following in .zshrc: PROMPT=$'\n'"%d %n@%m "$'\n'"> " Save and exit. Make sure to reload the changes by typing: source .zshrc

Here is the link to customize your terminal if you are still using Bash:

Get a feel for what it's like to edit config files in Bash and how you can bend the system to your will.