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Zsh is the most awesome, most powerful and highly configurable UNIX shell…it ships with lots of cool features like detecting typos, auto-correction, tab-completion etc.. You can find many online guides and tutorials to getting started with zsh as well as advance configurations..


sudo apt-get install zsh


oh-my-zsh is a community-driven framework to configure and manage your zsh…it comes with multiple theme, plugins and helpers..

Install and make zsh as your default shell
curl -L https://raw.github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/master/tools/install.sh | sh
chsh -s /bin/zsh
image taken from vysakh0.github.io
Sample .zshrc configurations
  source ~/.zsh/zsh-vcs-prompt/zshrc.sh
  source ~/dotfiles/zsh-config/aliases.zsh
  export PATH=~/.meteor/tools/latest/bin:$PATH
  export EDITOR='vim'
  fortune | cowsay

  alias v="vim"
  alias bye='cowsay "Bye bye buddy" && sudo poweroff'
  alias re='cowsay "we will meet soon" && sudo reboot'
  alias x='exit'
  alias m='cmatrix'
  alias install='sudo apt-get install'
  alias remove='sudo apt-get remove'
  alias search='sudo apt-cache search'
  alias update='sudo apt-get update'
  alias autoremove='sudo apt-get autoremove'
  alias purge='sudo apt-get purge'
  alias vrc='vim ~/dotfiles/vim-config/vimrc'
  alias zrc='vim ~/dotfiles/zsh-config/zshrc'

  plugins=(bundler capistrano debian gem git git-flow github git-remote-branch gitignore heroku history rails rake rbenv ruby sudo terminator tmux tmuxinator )

  source $ZSH/oh-my-zsh.sh

  export PATH="$HOME/.rbenv/bin:$PATH"
  eval "$(rbenv init -)"

check my dotfiles repo for more configurations..