How to customize the Ubuntu terminal?

by emilia_hackett , in category: General Help , 6 months ago

How to customize the Ubuntu terminal?

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by keegan.towne , 5 months ago

@emilia_hackett 

Customizing the Ubuntu terminal can improve your productivity and make your experience more enjoyable. Here are some steps you can follow to customize your Ubuntu terminal:

  1. Change the color scheme: Open the terminal, click on "Edit" in the menu bar, and then select "Profile Preferences". From there, you can choose from several pre-defined color schemes or create your own.
  2. Change the font: In the same "Profile Preferences" menu, you can also change the font used in the terminal. You can select from several pre-installed fonts or install your own.
  3. Add custom aliases: Aliases are shortcuts for frequently used commands. You can add custom aliases by opening the terminal and typing nano ~/.bashrc to open the bash configuration file. Then, add your alias at the bottom of the file in the following format: alias shortcut='command'.
  4. Add a custom prompt: The prompt is the text that appears before each command in the terminal. You can customize the prompt by modifying the PS1 variable in the bash configuration file. For example, you can add the current time or username to the prompt.
  5. Install custom themes: You can also install custom terminal themes to change the appearance of your terminal. You can find many themes online, and you can install them using the terminal command sudo apt-get install <theme-name>. Then, activate the theme in the "Profile Preferences" menu.


These are just a few examples of how you can customize your Ubuntu terminal. With a little bit of experimentation, you can make your terminal look and function exactly how you want it to.