ZSH is the new
shell hottness and like any good tech, people have now made a way to customize it. While this is easier on some platforms more than others, Ubuntu was slightly more complicated to me. As a result, I made some instructions:
First and foremost, make sure everything is up to date and install the prerequisites:
sudo apt-get install build-essential curl file git sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Install the pre-requisite packages:
sudo apt install zsh sudo apt-get install powerline fonts-powerline
Clone the oh-my-zsh repo:
sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/ohmyzsh/ohmyzsh/master/tools/install.sh)"
Copy & create the ZSH config file:
cp ~/.oh-my-zsh/templates/zshrc.zsh-template ~/.zshrc
Choose a theme to start with. I started with agnoster:
You can change the theme by locating the line:
Replace robbyrussell with agnoster and save the file.
Last Step: Change your default shell:
chsh -s /bin/zsh
Logout & log back in to see the fruits of your labor.
You can get syntax highlighting by installing the following:
git clone https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-syntax-highlighting.git "$HOME/.zsh-syntax-highlighting" --depth 1
Add the script to your
echo "source $HOME/.zsh-syntax-highlighting/zsh-syntax-highlighting.zsh" >> "$HOME/.zshrc"
Enjoy and have fun! If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line.