Awesome Looking Terminal With Oh-My-Zsh

how do I get my terminal window to look so awesome. It’s not that hard as it may look like, I keep it simple. Here is what I use:

and of course Ubuntu GNU/Linux.

As a developer, you can increase your productivity by using terminal. But, sometimes people are just too lazy to type long commands over and over again. And it gets even more boring if you repeat same stuff every single day, at the job, at home, everywhere. That’s the primary reason why so many people are so scared of the terminal. But, it does not have to be that way. Few years ago I was so excited when I “discovered” Oh-My-Zsh. And almost instantly I switched Bash with ZSH.

Here are the main reasons why I chose ZSH instead of Bash:

  • incredibly powerful, context based tab completion handling
  • pattern matching on steroids
  • really great community-driven frameworks available

There are two major frameworks available for ZSHPrezto and Oh-My-Zsh. Personally, I prefer Oh-My-Zsh, but Pretzo have it’s own advantages to.

Oh-My-Zsh is an open source, community-driven framework for managing your ZSH configuration. It comes bundled with a ton of helpful functions, helpers, plugins, themes, and a few things that make you shout…

Installing ZSH and Oh-My-Zsh

Installation of ZSH is pretty simple, on Debian/Ubuntu just enter:

sudo apt-get install zsh

Oh-My-Zsh you can install with curl or wget, so make sure you have them installed:


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