ZSH Tools

0. Confirm Zsh Availability

If not available:

xywu3@hszhao-gate:~$ zsh

Command 'zsh' not found, but can be installed with:

apt install zsh
Please ask your administrator.

1. install Oh My Zsh!

# github repo: https://github.com/ohmyzsh/ohmyzsh

# curl
sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ohmyzsh/ohmyzsh/master/tools/install.sh)"
# or wget
sh -c "$(wget -O- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ohmyzsh/ohmyzsh/master/tools/install.sh)"
# or fetch
sh -c "$(fetch -o - https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ohmyzsh/ohmyzsh/master/tools/install.sh)"


# key components of oh-my-zsh
➜  ~ cd ~/ && ls -al

2. Install Plugins

cd ~/.oh-my-zsh/custom/plugins
# zsh autosuggestions
git clone https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-autosuggestions.git
# zsh syntax highlighting
git clone https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-syntax-highlighting.git
# modify ~/.zshrc as follow
vim ~/.zshrc
# search `plugins=`
# replace the line with `plugins=(sudo z history zsh-syntax-highlighting zsh-autosuggestions extract)`

# btw change the theme, my favorite is "af-magic"
# search `ZSH_THEME=`
# replace the line with `"ZSH_THEME="af-magic"`
  • sudo: double click esc to add sudo before input command.
  • z: jump quickly to directories that you have visited frequently in the past, or recently.
  • history: browse previous command.
  • zsh-syntax-highlighting: highlight commant.
  • zsh-autosuggestions: suggest command with given prefix, press to adopt and press to browse.
  • extract: add x before any zipped file to unzip.