Let’s install Oh my Zsh to Linux/UNIX terminal

pubudu jayasanka
2 min readFeb 27, 2018


Being a developer, you always need to use terminal in your machine. But default terminal doesn’t have good user interface. but we can use some plugins to make our life easier. Let’s look at this terminal

This has much more details than default terminal. It even record your recent commands. I’m pretty sure that it will make your developer life easier. Following are the advantages of this.

  • User interface is better that default
  • It has more than 200 plugins like git, ant, php, python, etc
  • It suggest rest of command (if you have already typed it)
  • It keeps your command history, If you need to go to previous commands you just need to press up button to go it.

Installing steps.

Use below command to install oh my zsh to your terminal.

  1. via curl
sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/master/tools/install.sh)"

2. via wget

sh -c "$(wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/master/tools/install.sh -O -)"

Now you can add different plugins to your terminal. open .zshrc file in your home directory.

nano ~/.zshrc

go to the plugins and add what you want. Ex :

you can customize your terminal having edited this file. You can even change the theme also. you can read more details from below links.

This is very helpful for me. I hope you also feel the same.