((( This is for *NIX users - so OS X or Linux. If you're on Windows, check out: http://zsh-nt.sourceforge.net )))
Today we will be upgrading (re: changing) our shell from bash to zsh!
More on zsh here: http://zsh.sourceforge.net/FAQ/zshfaq01.html#l3
Why do you need it? Well, you don't technically... but I HIGHLY recommend it.
We will be using a package called 'oh my zsh!' from https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh
1. If you don't have it already, install ZSH. This comes with OSX but you might need to download it on other forms of UNIX.
$ apt-get install zsh
2. Install Oh My ZSH! - there are two ways to do this...
-- via `curl`
$ curl -L https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/raw/master/tools/install.sh | sh
-- via `wget`
$ wget --no-check-certificate https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/raw/master/tools/install.sh -O - | sh
--Note: only one of these lines is necessary - it depends on your system. On OSX I used the curl method.
3. The package installer will run and you may be prompted to answer 'yes' to a few questions.
4. Once oh my zsh is installed, you should close your current CLI (CMD+Q on Mac)
5. Re-open your CLI of choice and now you are using ZSH!
6. You can configure zsh through your .zshrc file
$ vim ~/.zshrc</pre>
It should look something like this:
# Path to your oh-my-zsh configuration. ZSH=$HOME/.oh-my-zsh # Set name of the theme to load. # Look in ~/.oh-my-zsh/themes/ # Optionally, if you set this to "random", it'll load a random theme each # time that oh-my-zsh is loaded. ZSH_THEME="robbyrussell" # Example aliases # alias zshconfig="mate ~/.zshrc" # alias ohmyzsh="mate ~/.oh-my-zsh" # Set to this to use case-sensitive completion # CASE_SENSITIVE="true" # Comment this out to disable weekly auto-update checks # DISABLE_AUTO_UPDATE="true" # Uncomment following line if you want to disable colors in ls # DISABLE_LS_COLORS="true" # Uncomment following line if you want to disable autosetting terminal title. # DISABLE_AUTO_TITLE="true" # Uncomment following line if you want red dots to be displayed while waiting for completion # COMPLETION_WAITING_DOTS="true" # Which plugins would you like to load? (plugins can be found in ~/.oh-my-zsh/plugins/*) # Custom plugins may be added to ~/.oh-my-zsh/custom/plugins/ # Example format: plugins=(rails git textmate ruby lighthouse) plugins=(git) source $ZSH/oh-my-zsh.sh # Customize to your needs... export PATH=/root/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
I am not a big fan of the auto-correct that comes with oh-my-zsh so I turned that off adding this to my .zshrc:
There are a number of oh-my-zsh themes here: https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/wiki/themes
Just change the string ZSH_THEME="robbyrussell" to ZSH_THEME="newthemename"
You must exit your CLI and re-open it to see the new theme.