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Zsh

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In this article, I go over my implementation of ZSH, which is a better shell alternative to BASH.

Why ZSH?

ZSH is an amazing shell that just makes everything a bit easier from auto suggestions, completing tasks you do regularly considerably faster.

Before you Begin: Dependencies

I built a resource for those starting out with my Github @ https://github.com/ChrisTitusTech/zsh and will be using many files from the project.

Packages needed before you start:

  • zsh - ZSH Shell
  • zsh-syntax-highlighting - syntax highlighting for ZSH in standard repos
  • autojump - jump to directories with j or jc for child or jo to open in file manager
  • zsh-autosuggestions - Suggestions based on your history

Initial Setup of ZSH

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touch "$HOME/.cache/zshhistory"
#-- Setup Alias in $HOME/zsh/aliasrc
git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/romkatv/powerlevel10k.git ~/powerlevel10k
echo 'source ~/powerlevel10k/powerlevel10k.zsh-theme' >> ~/.zshrc

Complete Switch from BASH to ZSH

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chsh $USER

Then type /bin/zsh

OR Edit /etc/passwd and change /bin/bash to /bin/zsh

ZSH Switch

Video Walkthrough

zsh guide
Note: YouTube Video - Hold Ctrl + Left Click to open in new window

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