A community-driven framework for managing your zsh configuration. Includes 40+ optional plugins (rails, git, OSX, hub, capistrano, brew, ant, macports, etc), over 80 terminal themes to spice up your morning, and an auto-update tool so that makes it easy

A handful of functions, auto-complete helpers, and stuff that makes you shout…


h2. Setup

@[email protected] should work with any recent release of “zsh”:http://www.zsh.org/, the minimum recommended version is 4.3.9.

h3. The automatic installer… (do you trust me?)

You can install this via the command line with either curl or wget.

h4. via curl

@curl -L https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/raw/master/tools/install.sh | [email protected]

h4. via wget

@wget –no-check-certificate https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/raw/master/tools/install.sh -O - | [email protected]

h3. The manual way

  1. Clone the repository

@git clone git://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh.git ~/[email protected]

  1. Create a new zsh config by copying the zsh template we’ve provided.

NOTE: If you already have a ~/.zshrc file, you should back it up. @cp ~/.zshrc ~/[email protected] in case you want to go back to your original settings.

@cp ~/.oh-my-zsh/templates/zshrc.zsh-template ~/[email protected]

  1. Set zsh as your default shell:

@chsh -s /bin/[email protected]

  1. Start / restart zsh (open a new terminal is easy enough…)

h3. Problems?

You might need to modify your PATH in ~/.zshrc if you’re not able to find some commands after switching to Oh My Zsh.

h2. Usage

h2. Useful

the “refcard”:http://www.bash2zsh.com/zsh_refcard/refcard.pdf is pretty tasty for tips.

h3. Customization

If you want to override any of the default behavior, just add a new file (ending in @[email protected]) into the @custom/@ directory. If you have many functions which go well together you can put them as a *.plugin.zsh file in the @custom/plugins/@ directory and then enable this plugin. If you would like to override the functionality of a plugin distributed with oh-my-zsh, create a plugin of the same name in the @custom/plugins/@ directory and it will be loaded instead of the one in @plugins/@.

h3. Uninstalling

If you want to uninstall it, just run @[email protected] from the command line and it’ll remove itself and revert you to bash (or your previous zsh config).

h2. Help out!

I’m far from being a zsh-expert and suspect there are many ways to improve. If you have ideas on how to make the configuration easier to maintain (and faster), don’t hesitate to fork and send pull requests!

h3. Send us your theme!

I’m hoping to collect a bunch of themes for our command prompts. You can see existing ones in the @themes/@ directory.

h2. Contributors

This project wouldn’t exist without all of our awesome users and contributors.

Thank you so much!

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