Some settings to make my MacOS working environment more comfortable.
Setup a color in the shell and add some aliases for ls.
alias l='ls -lhFG'
alias ll='ls -alhFG'
alias rcp='rsync -havrP'
- -G colorizes output
- -F throws a / after a directory, * after an executable, and a @ after a symlink
- -h makes sizes human readable (GB, MB, KB, etc.)
- -l produce list/long output
- -a include otherwise hidden entries that start with a .
See also Simple Tricks to Improve the Terminal Appearance in Mac OS X.