Setting up Local Development Environment on OSX (Mavericks 10.9)

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Bash setup

Follow below instruction to display Bash colors schemes, useful aliases and current bash version, when you open up the terminal.

From terminal open

vim ~/.bash_profile

Press [i] for editing mode and paste below code.

# Color scheme for bash
export TERM="xterm-color"
PS1='\[\e[0;33m\]\u\[\e[0m\]@\[\e[0;32m\]\h\[\e[0m\]:\[\e[0;34m\]\w\[\e[0m\]\$ '
alias ls="ls -G"
alias npmls="npm ls --depth=0"
alias lsa="ls -al"
alias lsg="ls -al | grep -i"
alias psg="ps aux | grep -i"

# Make grep to highlight matches
export GREP_OPTIONS='--color=auto'

# Display current shell location and version
echo ""
echo ">> \$SHELL: ................. $BASH"
echo ">> \$BASH_VERSION: .......... $BASH_VERSION"
echo ""

Press [esc] to exist editing mode and type :wq and confirm with Enter to save changes.


OS X Yosemite and Xcode 6 installation guide

XCode Command Line Tools

XCode Command Line Tools are required by mac-ports

xcode-select --install

Mack Ports

Download and install pkg file from

From the console run sudo port selfupdate to update Mack Ports


Run the following command:

sudo port install wget

Bash and Bash Completion

Source: link

For convinience instructions are pasted below.

From the terminal run below command to install bash completion first.

sudo port install bash
sudo port install bash-completion

Paste following to your ~/.profile or ~/.bash_profile

# MacPorts Bash shell command completion
if [ -f /opt/local/etc/bash_completion ]; then
    . /opt/local/etc/bash_completion

Add /opt/local/bin/bash to the file /etc/shells, otherwise it will be impossible to use AppleScript to tell Terminal to execute scripts (like 'osascript -e "tell application \"Terminal\" to do script \"echo hello\""').


You need to change the command uses to launch the shell in the preferences.

  1. Menu > Preferences > Startup, "Shells open with:"
  2. Select "Command" and enter /opt/local/bin/bash -l to switch to bash provided by MacPorts.
  3. Menu > Preferences > Settings > Shell (per shell type), "Prompt before closing:"
  4. Click "+" and add "bash" to the list of processes.
  5. Close and reopen any terminal windows

Configure iTerm2

You need to change the command iTerm2 uses to launch the shell in the appropriate profile in the preferences.

  1. Menu > Preferences > Profiles tab
  2. Select your profile, on the right switch to the General tab, see "Command"
  3. Select "Command:" and enter /opt/local/bin/bash -l
  4. Close and reopen any terminal windows


Install Git using Mack Ports. Git bash completion will be added if you followed all s teps in Bash and Bash Completion section.

sudo port install git +svn +doc +bash_completion +gitweb

Git color schemas

We will use magicmonty/bash-git-prompt

For convinience instructions are pasted below.

Execute below code from the terminal.

cd ~
git clone .bash-git-prompt
echo -e "\n# Git bash color schemas"
echo -e ""
echo -e "source ~/.bash-git-prompt/" >> ~/.bash_profile
source ~/.bash_profile

Git settings: aliases, color, core

Use up to date config available as rusticode/

wget -O - | bash
git alias

Resources: some have been borrowed from

Git user settings

git config --global alias.alias "config --get-regexp ^alias\." | sort
#git config --global "User Name"
#git config --global

NodeJS - installing node via .nvm

Check Installing node via NVM

Node Packages

Install following packages

npm install -g grunt-cli slush http-server

Links do those npm packages


To insall MondoDB folllow Installing MongoDB with MacPorts on OSX


To install NginX follow Installing NginX on OSX with configuration for NodeJS.

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