Customizing the Terminal with Zsh

Let’s start by installing the Zsh, run the following commands. Replace ‘dnf’ with your package manager. I am running this command on Fedora 32 and for me its ‘dnf’.

sudo dnf install zsh
zsh --version

You may see something similar to ‘zsh 5.8 (x86_64………….’ if Zsh is successfully installed.

Now, let’s install Oh-My-Zsh, Run the command below.

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

When the installation is complete, we need to set the Zsh as our default. Go to Edit>Preference>Profiles and select the Command tab. From there, select the run a custom command instead of my shell and write ‘zsh’ in the text field underneath.

At this point, you have Zsh and Oh-my-zsh installed. Now, let’s theme it with powerlevel10k theme. To make powerlevel10k theme work properly, we need to install the fonts.

Double-click on each font after downloading and click “Install”. This will make MesloLGS NF font available to all applications on your system.

Finally, install the powerlevel10k theme by following command.

git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/romkatv/powerlevel10k.git ${ZSH_CUSTOM:-~/.oh-my-zsh/custom}/themes/powerlevel10k

When the installation is complete, run the command bellow.

gedit .zshrc

And set the value of ZSH_THEME like ZSH_THEME="powerlevel10k/powerlevel10k". Save and Close it and then restart your terminal. You’ll be asked to complete the theme setup process, configure as your preference

Leave a comment if you have any questions, or suggestions.

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