Post tags: | zsh |

Wed Dec 31 07:27:24 MST 2014 - forked oh-my-zsh and added to dotfiles. After some time with zsh / oh-my-zsh I expect to switch to zgen, a zsh plugin manager.

zsh --version
        zsh 5.0.7 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

Change login shell to zsh

cat /etc/shells
        /etc/shells: valid login shells
chsh -s /bin/zsh

zsh startup scripts illustrated




oh-my-zsh has always had noble intentions, yet it has fallen short as it has grown. I feel that a better, more sustainable solution is required for managing plugins in zsh.

Antigen so far has been a great attempt at that and my chosen tool to remedy these shortcomings of oh-my-zsh. As mentioned, it isn’t without its flaws but that is expected of projects; the base features are there which is far more important.


The manual way

1. Clone the repository as a submodule in ~/dotfiles

cd ~/dotfiles
        git submodule add -b craig git@github.com:CootCraig/oh-my-zsh.git .oh-my-zsh
        git submodule update --init

To update later

cd ~/dotfiles
        git submodule update --remote

2. Optionally, backup your existing ~/.zshrc file:

cp ~/.zshrc ~/.zshrc.orig

3. Create a new Zsh config file by copying the Zsh template we’ve provided:

cp ~/.oh-my-zsh/templates/zshrc.zsh-template ~/.zshrc

4. Set Zsh as your default shell:

chsh -s /bin/zsh

5. Start or restart Zsh by opening a new command-line window.

git submodule to

zgen - zsh plugin manager

A lightweight plugin manager for ZSH inspired by Antigen. Our goal is to have a minimal overhead when starting up the shell because nobody likes waiting. The script generates a static init.zsh file which does nothing but sources your plugins and appends them to fpath. The downside is that you have to update your plugins manually.

zsh Research

Genereal shell resources