If you’re perfectly happy with bash and things like right side prompts, smart tab completions, and shared session history aren’t your bag, then check out bash-it from Robert Evans. Like oh-my-zsh, bash-it provides a community framework for pimping your shell using themes and plugins.
To install, clone the repo:
git clone http://github.com/revans/bash-it.git
Be sure and backup your current
cp ~/.bash_profile ~/.bash_profile.bak
… and then start with bash-it’s default profile template.
cp <path/to/cloned/repo>/template/bash_profile.template.bash ~/.bash_profile
Current plugins provide extra goodies for git, rails, and common aliases. Mercurial support is on the way. Got ideas? Well get to forkin’ and send a pull request already.
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