Add a Separator Between Commands in Terminal

Original post in lifehacker.com here.

The code for Mac: (paste to a file, and source from ~/.bash_profile)

############################################
# Modified from emilis bash prompt script
# from https://github.com/emilis/emilis-config/blob/master/.bash_ps1
#
# Modified for Mac OS X by
# @corndogcomputer
###########################################

# Fill with minuses
# (this is recalculated every time the prompt is shown in function prompt_command):
fill=”— “

reset_style=’\[\033[00m\]’
status_style=$reset_style’\[\033[0;90m\]’ # gray color; use 0;37m for lighter color
prompt_style=$reset_style
command_style=$reset_style’\[\033[1;29m\]’ # bold black
# Prompt variable:

PS1=”$status_style”‘$fill \t\n'”$prompt_style”‘${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w\$'”$command_style “

# Reset color for command output
# (this one is invoked every time before a command is executed):
trap ‘echo -ne “\033[00m”‘ DEBUG

function prompt_command {

# create a $fill of all screen width minus the time string and a space:
let fillsize=${COLUMNS}-9
fill=””
while [ “$fillsize” -gt “0” ]
do
fill=”-${fill}” # fill with underscores to work on
let fillsize=${fillsize}-1
done

# If this is an xterm set the title to user@host:dir
case “$TERM” in
xterm*|rxvt*)
bname=`basename “${PWD/$HOME/~}”`
echo -ne “\033]0;${bname}: ${USER}@${HOSTNAME}: ${PWD/$HOME/~}\007”
;;
*)
;;
esac

}
PROMPT_COMMAND=prompt_command

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