I’m a big fan of iTerm2. I’ve used it since it’s inception and haven’t looked back. Even after all of this time I still discover features I didn’t know existed, mainly because I wasn’t looking for them.
I recently discovered you can have a status bar at the top of the terminal window with various stats and data points. My status bar is simple at the moment; containing system CPU usage, memory usage and disk throughput.
How did you do that?
Adding the status bar is pretty simple. Go to iTerm2 -> Profiles -> Session:
Check the box for Status bar enabled and then configure the status bar by clicking the Configure Status Bar button.
There are a bunch of options here so I think it’s worth playing around with how the terminal looks. There is even an option to run a script, which opens up many possibilities. Simply drag-and-drop the component you want to have in your status bar. Select a component you made active and you can customize it by the Configure Component button.
If anyone sets this up and adds calls to scripts, I’d love to hear how you use this feature or how you get creative with other features.