We'll install zsh for all the features offered by oh-my-zsh. The installation and usage is really intutive. The env.sh is a config file we maintain so as to not pollute the ~/.zshrc too much. env.sh holds aliases, exports, path changes etc.


Install zsh and zsh completions using homebrew

brew install zsh zsh-completions

Now you can customize your shell using two frameworks Prezto or Oh My Zsh. So follow one of the two sections below.

Oh My Zsh

Install oh-my-zsh on top of zsh to get additional functionality

curl -L https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/raw/master/tools/install.sh | sh

if you're still in the default shell, change default shell to zsh manually

chsh -s /usr/local/bin/zsh

edit the .zshrc by opening the file in a text editor


    plugins=(git colored-man colorize github jira vagrant virtualenv pip python brew osx zsh-syntax-highlighting)

    # Add env.sh
    source ~/Projects/config/env.sh




export PATH="/usr/local/share/python:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin"
export EDITOR='subl -w'
# export MANPATH="/usr/local/man:$MANPATH"
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/

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

alias zshconfig='nano ~/.zshrc'
alias envconfig='nano ~/Sites/config/env.sh'
alias showFiles='defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES; killall Finder /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app'
alias hideFiles='defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles NO; killall Finder /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app'

# Use Atom for editing config files
alias zshconfig="code ~/.zshrc"
alias envconfig="code ~/Projects/config/env.sh"

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