Hello Folks!

Today, I have switched from default bash shell to Zsh shell. Reason is that I want to make my terminal beautiful and advanced with Oh My Zsh. Zsh is advanced with more features than bash and I don’t think it will create considerable impact on my daily work. Let’s see how it goes in upcoming days.

I have installed Zsh and Oh My Zsh on my system. In this article, I’ll tell you what all I did to setup it.

First of all, install Zsh shell.

sudo apt-get install zsh

Next, install Oh My Zsh.

sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/master/tools/install.sh)"

This will create a new folder “.oh-my-zsh” under $HOME directory that contains themes and plugins. Further, it updates the template under $HOME/.zshrc. It will also ask to change the default shell to zsh.

Next, I changed the default Oh My Zsh theme from to “robbyrussell” to “avit”. To do so, update “~/.zshrc” with this variable ZSH_THEME=”avit”.

Here is how my terminal looks finally.

Oh My Zsh Terminal

I still have to explore more about Oh My Zsh. I’ll keep this article updated with new stuff as I apply them.

Leave comments with your experience and thoughts.

Have a wonderful day!


Hey Friends, Thank you for visiting my blog and spending some time reading it. Myself Aryan who works in computer technologies and keeps on pen down my understanding of various topics. This blog is a write-up of my understanding of various technologies after reading different materials about it. I hope that it helps you in some way.


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