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Installing ZSH in Catalina

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These days I like to do all my terminal/command-line work in zsh, more specifically, with Oh My ZSH! and the bira theme. This previous post described the process I used on each of my Linux servers, and this post is similar, but written specifically for my Catalina (Macintosh OS X v10.15.x), workstations.

This is how I installed and configured zsh, and some other goodies, on my student Mac Mini workstation, MA6879

brew update
brew install nano zsh
chsh -s /bin/zsh mark
exit   # log back in after this
echo $SHELL
brew install wget git hugo docker  # Docker and Hugo added just for good measure
wget https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/raw/master/tools/install.sh -O - | zsh
cp ~/.oh-my-zsh/templates/zshrc.zsh-template ~/.zshrc
source ~/.zshrc
cd ~/.oh-my-zsh/themes/
ls -a
nano ~/.zshrc   # In the editor add (or replace similar) the following lines but without the leading #
                #  ZSH_THEME='bira'
                #  plugins=(git extract web-search yum git-extras docker)
exit   # log back in after this

And that’s a wrap… until next time. 😄

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