Empower your shell with oh my zsh

From terminal managers to funky aps, I love anything that makes my terminal stand out. More power to me if it is useful. My colleagues shared oh my zsh with me and boy is it sexy. Community plugins and themes can be added in your .zshrc config file to suit your every need.

There are loads of plugins. Take git for example. There are plugins to assist your every command line transaction. It performs clever autocompletion on most transactions. I just started using it. If necessary I’ll give some more feedback later.

For now, lets get to installing. If you’re trusting you can run the following command from the authors web page:

curl -L https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/raw/master/tools/install.sh | sh

Before that though make sure you have zsh installed.

Config changes are as simple as adding a theme, and plugins, to your .zshrc config file:

ZSH_THEME=”robbyrussell”
plugins=(git battery cake command-not-found cp git-extras gpg-agent history postgres rsync svn)

The themes can be viewed on the web site and available plugins are listed in ~/.oh-my-zsh/plugins/. I honestly have no idea what most of them do, but that does not stop me from being giddy with excitement…

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