This is how to quickly and easily get up and running with
zsh on Manjaro i3. First, check the shell you are currently using:
[[email protected] ~]$ echo $SHELL /bin/bash
[[email protected] ~]$ sudo pacman -S zsh
However this might not be necessary because it looks like as of Manjaro 20.0.1,
zsh is installed now by default, and looks pretty good
zsh [Installed] 5.8-1 extra A very advanced and programmable command interpreter (shell) for UNIX zsh-autosuggestions [Installed] 0.6.4-1 community Fish-like autosuggestions for zsh zsh-completions [Installed] 0.31.0-1 community Additional completion definitions for Zsh zsh-history-substring-search [Installed] 1.0.2-1 community ZSH port of Fish history search (up arrow) zsh-syntax-highlighting [Installed] 0.7.1-1 community Fish shell like syntax highlighting for Zsh manjaro-zsh-config [Installed] 0.11-1 community Zsh configuration for manjaro
[[email protected] ~]$ zsh [email protected] Linux 5.6.12-1-MANJARO x86_64 20.0.1 Lysia ~ >>>
exit to quit again.
~ >>> exit [[email protected] ~]$
To install Oh My Zsh, you’ll find it in the AUR:
~ >>> pamac search --aur oh-my-zsh oh-my-zsh-git r5620.31eca46ee-1 AUR A community-driven framework for managing your zsh configuration. Includes 180+ optional plugins and over 120 themes to spice up your morning, and an auto-update tool so that makes it easy to keep up with the latest updates from the community
And then install it with:
~ >>> pamac build oh-my-zsh-git
However to use it, you have to copy
~/.zshrc. First we backup the original one:
~ >>> cp -v .zshrc .bkp_zshrc-orig '.zshrc' -> '.bkp_zshrc-orig' ~ >>> cp -v /usr/share/oh-my-zsh/zshrc .zshrc cp: overwrite '.zshrc'? yes '/usr/share/oh-my-zsh/zshrc' -> '.zshrc'
exit, and then
~ >>> exit [[email protected] ~]$ zsh ➜ ~
zsh-autosuggestions, first make sure they are installed and then add the following two lines to your
source /usr/share/zsh/plugins/zsh-syntax-highlighting/zsh-syntax-highlighting.zsh source /usr/share/zsh/plugins/zsh-autosuggestions/zsh-autosuggestions.zsh
Lastly, you;ll want to make sure you change your default shell:
➜ ~ chsh -s $(which zsh) Changing shell for manjaro. Password: Shell changed.
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