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How to customize your terminal like a developer using zsh

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How to customize your terminal like a developer using zsh

Let’s see the installation of the Ohmyzsh. Before actually using it in your default terminal try to apply on another terminal.

  • I use Gnome-Terminal as my default shell, to test this I downloaded Terminator. If you want to test it in terminator, then install terminator by sudo apt install terminator
  • Now check if you have zsh installed in your system. Type zsh --version. If you get a version number as response, then you have already installed it!. If you don’t have, install it by using sudo apt install zsh

  • Now we need to install the Ohmyzsh tool.. For that install the script by using any of the following method..
    • Via curl
        sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ohmyzsh/ohmyzsh/master/tools/install.sh)"
    • Via wget
        sh -c "$(wget -O- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ohmyzsh/ohmyzsh/master/tools/install.sh)"
    • Via fetch
        sh -c "$(fetch -o - https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ohmyzsh/ohmyzsh/master/tools/install.sh)"

      Boom, you have just installed the theme! But you need more to do for customizing it..

  • Go to this link https://github.com/ohmyzsh/ohmyzsh/wiki/Themes and note down the name of the theme you like.

  • Now just type nano ~/.zshrc in the terminal. We are using nano editor for editing the .zshrc file. You can also use your own one’s but recommended is nano.

  • You can see a line ZSH_THEME="robbyrussell". Now in the place of robbyrussell or any other insert your theme name that you liked in the above step.

  • Note : Some of the themes need PowerLine Fonts. You can directly install it if you are in a Debian or Ubuntu based systems by sudo apt-get install fonts-powerline.

Here are some of the themes that we use..

Links for devs and interested: