Apply different Terminal color schemes

runs on Mac
screenshot of TerminalDecorator

If you're the type of guy (or gal) who lets your geek flag fly, then you probably spend a fair amount of time in Terminal, the command-line interface for OS X. While there may be a lot of different reasons to be in there, probably one of the more frequent ones is to access another machine via SSH, the SecureSHell. If you're only talking to one machine at a time, you can probably keep track of what's going on. But on those days when you've got three or four (or more) Terminal windows open at the same time, it can get pretty complicated trying to remember which one points to what host.

TerminalDecorator lets you assign an arbitrary color combination to your Terminal windows, depending on which server you're accessing at any given time. Now you'll not have to depend on system prompts that include your username or the working directory, you can know that the red terminal is connected here and the blue terminal points there. It's not that complicated, and the app itself is just a little Python script, but somebody already sat down and wrote it, so why not take advantage of it? And the first time you don't delete a file on the wrong server, you'll be glad you did.

TerminalDecorator is a Mac application.

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