Switching From Bash to ZSH Shell – Oh My Zsh
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.
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!