Install oh-my-zsh on Windows
This tutorial is for Windows users who want to set up oh-my-zsh, an open source framework for managing your z shell, or ZSH, configuration.
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I really like the oh-my-zsh shell setup. If you are using Linux or Mac, you can simply use these extensions, but on Windows, you should install some extra equipment.
I have decided to use pure mingw/msys instead of full cygwin:
choco install msys2-installer
As you can see I'm using chocolatey to maintain my windows packages.
After installing msys, you can simply open the msys terminal and upgrade all packages:
We need some extra packages for installing oh-my-zsh:
pacman -Sy git curl zsh
Then you can run command for installing oh-my-zsh
sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/master/tools/install.sh)"
Once oh-my-zsh is installed we can finish setup. My mintty config file (~/.minttyrc):
BoldAsFont=no Columns=100 Rows=35 Font=Lucida Console FontHeight=10 ForegroundColour=208,208,208 BackgroundColour=28,28,28 CursorColour=255,175,0 IMECursorColour=128,224,160 Transparency=off OpaqueWhenFocused=no CursorType=line CursorBlinks=yes FontSmoothing=full Locale=en_US Charset=UTF-8 ScrollbackLines=99000 ScrollMod=shift PgUpDnScroll=yes CopyAsRTF=no RightClickAction=paste
You can modify ~/.zshrc:
# If you come from bash you might have to change your $PATH. # export PATH=$HOME/bin:/usr/local/bin:$PATH # Path to your oh-my-zsh installation. export ZSH=/c/Users/michal.bocek/.oh-my-zsh # Set name of the theme to load. Optionally, if you set this to "random" # it'll load a random theme each time that oh-my-zsh is loaded. # See https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/wiki/Themes ZSH_THEME="robbyrussell" # Uncomment the following line to use case-sensitive completion. # CASE_SENSITIVE="true" # Uncomment the following line to use hyphen-insensitive completion. Case # sensitive completion must be off. _ and - will be interchangeable. # HYPHEN_INSENSITIVE="true" # Uncomment the following line to disable bi-weekly auto-update checks. # DISABLE_AUTO_UPDATE="true" # Uncomment the following line to change how often to auto-update (in days). # export UPDATE_ZSH_DAYS=13 # Uncomment the following line to disable colors in ls. # DISABLE_LS_COLORS="true" # Uncomment the following line to disable auto-setting terminal title. # DISABLE_AUTO_TITLE="true" # Uncomment the following line to enable command auto-correction. #ENABLE_CORRECTION="true" # Uncomment the following line to display red dots whilst waiting for completion. COMPLETION_WAITING_DOTS="true" # Uncomment the following line if you want to disable marking untracked files # under VCS as dirty. This makes repository status check for large repositories # much, much faster. DISABLE_UNTRACKED_FILES_DIRTY="true" # Uncomment the following line if you want to change the command execution time # stamp shown in the history command output. # The optional three formats: "mm/dd/yyyy"|"dd.mm.yyyy"|"yyyy-mm-dd" # HIST_STAMPS="mm/dd/yyyy" # Would you like to use another custom folder than $ZSH/custom? # ZSH_CUSTOM=/path/to/new-custom-folder # Which plugins would you like to load? (plugins can be found in ~/.oh-my-zsh/plugins/*) # Custom plugins may be added to ~/.oh-my-zsh/custom/plugins/ # Example format: plugins=(rails git textmate ruby lighthouse) # Add wisely, as too many plugins slow down shell startup. plugins=(git docker docker-compose mvn svn vagrant) source $ZSH/oh-my-zsh.sh # User configuration # export MANPATH="/usr/local/man:$MANPATH" # You may need to manually set your language environment # export LANG=en_US.UTF-8 # Preferred editor for local and remote sessions # if [[ -n $SSH_CONNECTION ]]; then # export EDITOR='vim' # else # export EDITOR='mvim' # fi # Compilation flags # export ARCHFLAGS="-arch x86_64" # ssh # export SSH_KEY_PATH="~/.ssh/rsa_id" # Set personal aliases, overriding those provided by oh-my-zsh libs, # plugins, and themes. Aliases can be placed here, though oh-my-zsh # users are encouraged to define aliases within the ZSH_CUSTOM folder. # For a full list of active aliases, run `alias`. # # Example aliases # alias zshconfig="mate ~/.zshrc" # alias ohmyzsh="mate ~/.oh-my-zsh" export PROMPT_EOL_MARK=""
And the last step is creating a conemu task:
# task parameters /icon "C:\msys64\usr\bin\mintty.exe" /dir "%userprofile%/Documents/sources" # command set CHERE_INVOKING=1 & set MSYSTEM=MSYS & set MSYS2_PATH_TYPE=inherit & set SHELL=/bin/zsh & C:\msys64\usr\bin\mintty.exe - "-new_console:t:Console"
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