Do you love open-source? Do you want to make your PowerShell really powerful? Consider installing scoop and make your life simple! 😄 Learn how can scoop help you to make your Visual Studio Code terminal colorful. This was my dream on windows machine to achieve. Please read my article till end and enjoy!
What is Scoop
Scoop is used to install tools or utilities or plugins for windows PowerShell or CommandLine. You can use scoop to install curl on windows machine.
I will install scoop to colorful my PowerShell like this. And then I will also make sure my Visual Studio Code terminal looks colorful like this.
🦂 Installing Scoop
- Open PowerShell 7 in admin mode.
- Then in command enter
(New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://get.scoop.sh')and hit enter.
- Or You can directly Run
iex (new-object net.webclient).downloadstring('https://get.scoop.sh')
Confirm Scoop Installed
scoop help and see if it is installed.
Installing Curl using Scoop on Windows
scoop install curl it will install curl command line in your windows machine. It’s fun 😄
🥇Coloring your PowerShell
- Open PowerShell profile normally it is at
c:\users\<username>\My Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Microsoft.PowerShell_profile.ps1. Run $profile to learn where is your profile. If not then create new one.
- Add below script in profile file.
Invoke-Expression (oh-my-posh --init --shell pwsh --config "$(scoop prefix oh-my-posh)/themes/nu4a.omp.json")
scoop install https://github.com/JanDeDobbeleer/oh-my-posh/releases/latest/download/oh-my-posh.json to install on-my-post.
This installs a couple of things:
oh-my-posh.exe- Windows executable, added to your $PATH
oh-my-posh-wsl- Linux executable, added to your $PATH for use in the WSL
themes- The latest Oh my Posh themes
Install Nerd Fonts
Oh-My-Posh needs Nerd Font therefore, you must install them.
- Download Nerd Fonts
- After downloading font install it.
- Open PowerShell and select your Nerd Font. I am using
PowerShell is Colorful
Open PowerShell and notice it shows colors and Git status.
🛕 Changing Theme
Go to the folder where oh-my-posh is installed. Next go to the themes folder you will notice there are 37 themes.
Visualizing All Themes
get-poshthemes on PowerShell terminal to see all of them.
Changing Theme of PowerShell
Once you select your new theme then open PowerShell profile and change the theme
json name. I have currently
themes\nu4a.omp.json I will switch to
themes\cert. With below new script
Invoke-Expression (oh-my-posh --init --shell pwsh --config "$(scoop prefix oh-my-posh)/themes/cert.omp.json")👈
Look at my new theme now
All done 🎉 enjoy power of
scoop and coolness of
PowerShell on your windows machine.
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