• Install MacVim
  • Install ITerm2
  • Install Tmux: brew install tmux
  • Install Tmux Patch for copy to OSX: tmux-MacOSX-pasteboard
  • Change shell to zsh chsh -s /bin/zsh && sudo chsh -s /bin/zsh username

Tmux Config

This sets some nice things for tmux. Of note, changing the default prefix to Ctrl+a and setting up the copy patch.


set -g default-terminal "screen-256color"
setw -g mode-mouse on
set -g prefix C-a

setw -g mode-keys vi

bind h select-pane -L
bind j select-pane -D
bind k select-pane -U
bind l select-pane -R

bind-key -r C-h select-window -t :-
bind-key -r C-l select-window -t :+

# copy to osx
set-option -g default-command "reattach-to-user-namespace -l zsh"
bind ^y run-shell "reattach-to-user-namespace -l zsh -c 'tmux showb | pbcopy'"

# quick pane cycling
unbind ^a
bind ^a select-pane -t :.+


Had to add

syn on

to my .vimrc to get syntax highlighting in console mode.