Switching From Bash to Zsh

As part of my new new workflow, I'm also swithcing my shell, from Bash, to Zsh.

Bash has served me very well over the years, but its time a for a change. Having heard many good things about Zsh, I decided to take the plunge. The easiest and simplest way to get a working zsh shell is downloading oh-my-zsh by Robby Russell. It's very featured and has lots of plugins and themes. However, I've deceided to roll my own configuration using the already installing z-shell that comes with Mac OS X/Darwin. So, to start with:

        chsh -s /bin/zsh

It's that simple, your previous bash profile is still available should you choose to switch back. I'll let you figure out how to that!

About the Author

Phil Balchin is a full-time software developer at Zendesk, previously at Heroku/Salesforce, and Kyan, as well as a part-time photographer living in Guildford, Surrey, UK.

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