Useful Mac OS tools for developer

System Tools

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  • SmartSVN (free for personal use,  $69/license) – svn gui tool
  • SmartGit/Hg  (free) – git / hg gui tool

File Manager

Customize OSX terminal prompt

How to customize default terminal prompt which looks like this?

ComputerName Directory UserName$

simply define PS1 variable with required format. To display only full path, use following:

export PS1="\w $"
  • \d – date
  • \t – time
  • \h – hostname
  • \# – command number
  • \u – username
  • \W – current directory (e.g.: Desktop)
  • \w – current directory path (e.g.: /Users/Admin/Desktop)

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