Switching From Bash to ZSH Shell – Oh My Zsh

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Oh My Zsh

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!


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