By: Abheek DhawanCreated: Tags: [linux,macos,terminal,]
Improve the way your terminal looks and feels
This is a simple tutorial on how to improve the look and feel of your terminal with these three things:
- ZSH: a robust alternative to traditional
- ohmyzsh: an amazing framework for
ZSHwith many plugins and themes
- zsh-autosuggestions: an advanced plugin that makes command completion suggestions based on previous commands.
The first thing to do is to install
ZSH. This is default on macOS now, and the shell is located at
/bin/zsh. If you're using Linux, however, you'll need to install it through the package manager and run the command:
in order to go through the first time user setup. Now that ZSH is installed, we have to set it as the default. To do this, run:
chsh -s /path/to/zsh
/path/to/zsh being either
/bin/zsh depending on your system.