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Just discovered.. zsh!

I never thought I would find zsh actually that great. I feel like I’ve been missing a nice prompt since ages.

I would like to cover my first experience a little and show you how you can turn your default shell into a powerful development tool. In order to do that, you have to:

  1. install zsh
  2. get a real plugin manager (antigen here!)
  3. get a really nice and powerful prompt
  4. enjoy all the above!

zsh is quite easy to install using your distribution package manager:

yum install zsh

antigen can be cloned from GitHub

git clone https://github.com/zsh-users/antigen.git .antigen

Now, edit your first .zshrc initialization file!

source ~/.antigen/antigen.zsh

antigen use oh-my-zsh

antigen bundle git

antigen bundle zsh-users/zsh-completions
antigen bundle zsh-users/zsh-syntax-highlighting
antigen bundle nojhan/liquidprompt

antigen apply

Run zsh from your current shell and antigen should clone and install all the declared bundles.

liquidprompt will be installed, which you shall enjoy quite greatly.

Posted on and tagged with Linux and zsh.