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Set up your terminalโ€‹

Oh My Posh uses ANSI color codes under the hood, these should work in every terminal, but you may have to set the environment variable $TERM to xterm-256color for it to work.


To display all icons, we recommend the use of a Nerd Font.


A Homebrew formula is available for easy installation. When installing Homebrew for Linux, be sure to follow Next steps instructions to add Homebrew to your PATH and to your bash shell profile script, and Requirements to build Oh My Posh.

brew install jandedobbeleer/oh-my-posh/oh-my-posh

This installs two things:

  • oh-my-posh - Executable, added to $(brew --prefix)/bin
  • themes - The latest Oh My Posh themes

If you want to use a predefined theme, you can find them in $(brew --prefix oh-my-posh)/themes, referencing them as such will always keep them compatible when updating Oh My Posh.


brew update && brew upgrade oh-my-posh

In case you see strange behaviour in your shell, reload it after upgrading Oh My Posh. For example in zsh:

brew update && brew upgrade && exec zsh


Now that Oh My Posh is installed, you can go ahead and configure your terminal and shell to get the prompt to look exactly like you want.