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Set up Wsl with zsh and oh-my-zsh

Table of contents

Setup Z Shell

Install the Z shell and git

sudo apt install zsh
sudo apt install git

Check the Z shell version

zsh --version

Change the default shell

chsh -s $(which zsh)

Log out and login again to use the new default shell

Check the current shell

echo $SHELL // Expected result: /bin/zsh

Install Oh My Zsh

sh -c "$(curl -fsSL"

Install zsh-autosuggestions and zsh-syntax-highlighting

Set up zsh-syntax-highlighting

  1. Clone this repository into $ZSH_CUSTOM/plugins (by default ~/.oh-my-zsh/custom/plugins):
git clone ${ZSH_CUSTOM:-~/.oh-my-zsh/custom}/plugins/zsh-syntax-highlighting

Set up zsh-autosuggestions

  1. Clone this repository into $ZSH_CUSTOM/plugins (by default ~/.oh-my-zsh/custom/plugins)
git clone ${ZSH_CUSTOM:-~/.oh-my-zsh/custom}/plugins/zsh-autosuggestions


Oh My Zsh comes with a shitload of plugins for you to take advantage of. You can take a look in the plugins directory and/or the wiki to see what's currently available.

Enabling Plugins

Once you spot a plugin (or several) that you'd like to use with Oh My Zsh, you'll need to enable them in the .zshrc file. You'll find the zshrc file in your $HOME directory. Open it with your favorite text editor and you'll see a spot to list all the plugins you want to load.

vi ~/.zshrc

For example, this might begin to look like this:


Load the config

source ~/.zshrc
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