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Recording the process of installing zsh and beautifying the terminal


What to do if the terminal is ugly? What to do if it lacks functionality? Use zsh!
Environment: Ubuntu 22.04

zsh Installation#

Use the following command to check if zsh is already installed:

zsh --version

If the output is similar to zsh 5.8.1 (x86_64-ubuntu-linux-gnu), it is already installed, and you can skip to the next chapter on oh-my-zsh installation.

If it is not installed, use the following command to install it:

apt install zsh

oh-my-zsh Installation#

oh-my-zsh Official Website

Execute the following command:

sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ohmyzsh/ohmyzsh/master/tools/install.sh)"

If the output is as follows, the installation is complete:

Changing Themes#

After installation, you can apply various built-in themes. Theme List.
Located in the .zshrc file, modify the content after the equal sign in ZSH_THEME=, and don't forget to run the following command to apply the changes:

source ~/.zshrc

Common Issues#

Note that at this point, the default bash shell file should be changed to .zshrc instead of .bashrc. For example, if you can't find a command after installing certain programs, check if the configuration command has been added to .bashrc by default, and manually add it to .zshrc.

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