Terminal User Guide

for macOS Mojave

Three Terminal windows, each with a different background color.

Make Terminal windows stand out with profiles

When you’re logged in to several servers, unique background colors and window titles specified in profiles help you easily spot the right Terminal window. Use profiles built into Terminal, or create your own custom profiles.

How to create profiles for Terminal windows

A Terminal window, showing marks and bookmarks at the left and right sides of the window, and a timestamped bookmark above a command prompt.

Navigate Terminal windows

Add marks and bookmarks as you work, then use them to quickly navigate through lengthy Terminal window output.

How to use marks and bookmarks

The Inspector pane in Terminal.

Manage processes

Use the inspector to view and manage running processes, and change window titles and background colors.

How to use the Inspector

To browse the Terminal User Guide, click Table of Contents at the top of the page.