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I’m stuck in the LightDM login screen after setting up bash-it

Possible issue: #672

Solution: Check this comment for detailed information about the cause and solution for this issue.

I’m getting strange line break and wrapping behaviour on macOS

Possible issue: #1614

Solution: Bash-it requires Bash 4.?? or later to run correctly. Any reasonably current Linux distribution should have shipped with a compatible version of Bash. However, macOS users must upgrade from the included, obsolete Bash version 3. While some functionality might work with Bash 3, there is no guarantee that everything will work perfectly. Thus, we recommend using Homebrew to ensure Bash is up to date:

x86 Mac

brew install bash
sudo sh -c 'echo /usr/local/bin/bash >> /etc/shells'
chsh -s /usr/local/bin/bash

M1 Mac

Homebrew’s default installation location on M1 is /opt/homebrew/bin/:

brew install bash
sudo sh -c 'echo /opt/homebrew/bin/bash >> /etc/shells'
chsh -s /opt/homebrew/bin/bash