The Mac Terminal is a very important tool for every developer. You could modify the standard settings with a lot of hooks and settings.

Here are my favorite basic settings for the Terminal:

export PS1="\[\033[36m\]\u\[\033[m\]@\[\033[32m\]\h:\[\033[33;1m\]\w\[\033[m\]\$ " # Settings for the prefix on every new input line
export CLICOLOR=1 # Enable colors
export LSCOLORS=ExFxBxDxCxegedabagacad # Setup colors
alias ls='ls -lha' # Always use ls -lha