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How to customize your terminal like a developer using zsh
Turn your Terminal like a pro 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
zshinstalled 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..
- Via curl
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 ~/.zshrcin the terminal. We are using nano editor for editing the
.zshrcfile. 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
robbyrussellor 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: