How to install Oh My Zsh

Good, you’ve decided to start using Oh My Zsh. You’ll quickly find yourself navigating the command-line with breeze, but enough chit chat. Let’s get to work.

If you’re using Windows, make sure to install the bash shell first. See our guide to installing UNIX Shell on Windows before continuing.

First you want to make sure zsh is installed on your computer. In your command-line, run

zsh --version

This should display something like

zsh 5.1.1

If not, you need to install zsh by running

sudo apt install zsh

Now it’s just a simple matter of installing Oh My Zsh. This can be done in two ways, either with Wget or Curl. Use the method above to check if you have a version of either one installed. Now you’re ready for installation.

Install via Curl:

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

or install via Wget:

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

Great! Now it’s as simple as typing zsh in the command-line to run the shell. Before we let you go wild, it might be a good idea to look at some of the cool features that comes with Oh My Zsh. Please visit their Github page for more information.

Until next time, keep coding.