zsh is a shell designed for interactive use, although it is also a powerful scripting language. Many of the useful features of bash, ksh, and tcsh were incorporated into zsh; many original features were added.

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npm completion broken

I'm running npm 1.2.18 and node v0.10.15. npm completion is broken. If I try to tab complete with npm or if I run npm completion, it displays: npm ERR! System Linux 3.11.0-14-generic npm ERR! ...
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changing shell from zsh to bash

My web server was tampered by someone who was using zsh shell. I feel more comfortable using bash shell, as that's the defaults that come with Ubuntu and OS X (the two main operating systems I use). ...
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zsh: command not found: svn_prompt_info

I install the oh-my-zsh through the gist https://gist.github.com/tsabat/1498393 However, whatever command I typed in the shell, the execute the command then print "zsh: command not found: ...
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Customise the prompt and display the Battery Capacity?

How do I customise the zsh-Prompt to show for example the time, the wi-fi status and the Battery Capacity? Is it possible to see my current battery charge in the prompt? I have only found a way how ...
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zsh aliases doesn't work from .zshrc file

I want to create an alias to mount some remote file systems locally. I placed lines like this in my .zshrc file: alias remfs='sshfs rem: ~/mnt/sshfs/rem' But when I run remfs, I get an error ...
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Edit ZSH theme for virtualenv name

I use zsh theme intheloops. The theme looks like this when no virtual env. is active -- an empty line -- [sourabh@skynet] ~/Code/django_apps/cope (master) ⚡ ❯ and when an env. is active, (env ...
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zsh up-line-or-history does not work in gnome-terminal and tmux

I use Ubuntu 13.04, zsh with oh-my-zsh and up-line-or-history is bind to up arrow (default settings of oh-my-zsh). But this work only in urxvt. I try to use DEBIAN_PREVENT_KEYBOARD_CHANGES in my ...
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tmux - unable to start any gui application

I am running Ubuntu-gnome 13.04. My default shell is zsh 5.0.0 and I usually run tmux 1.7 in the terminal 3.6.1. In terminal, if I evince or gedit, the applications start as expected. I can append an ...
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ZSH is not launched while opening a new terminal with `gnome-terminal`

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and started using zsh. The way I changed my shell is $ sudo chsh -s /usr/bin/zsh I changed my prompt theme etc and the changes kicked in. When I do a echo $SHELL I can see ...
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Apt-get * wildcard with ZSH

ZSH: sudo apt-get remove --purge ubuntuone-* ERROR: zsh: no matches found: ubuntuone-* Works on Bash. What's the problem ? :-D
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Change the background color of command line in zsh when I change the prompt theme

I installed the zsh package. Also, I downloaded the oh-my-zsh framework to customize zsh. When I change theme name in .zshrc file to one of the themes given here, it changes the color/type of prompt ...
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Getting a deb with wget problem

I'm trying to get Anki like this: wget https://anki.googlecode.com/files/anki-2.0.12.deb (That's the latest version) gives me: zsh: no such file or directory: wget ...
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Add directories to $PATH without repeating yourself

My shell is zsh and OS is Ubuntu 13.04 I need to add directory to $PATH to make it work in following places: In graphical environment(Unity) (such as startup applications, gmrun program that runs ...
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Getting command-not-found working under zsh

I'm trying to get the command-not-found feature under Ubuntu to work under zsh, without luck: ➜ ~ pdfunite zsh: command not found: pdfunite ➜ ~ bash u@ub:~$ pdfunite The program 'pdfunite' is ...
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adding directory to path environment variable doesn't remain in path [duplicate]

I have been trying to get a program called "passenger-memory-stats" to run as the super user. The program is installed in the following directory: /usr/local/rvm/rubies/ruby-1.9.3-p327/bin/ruby . I ...
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Startup Applications with zsh and xmonad

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I use zsh as my shell and xmonad as my window manager. I don't use gnome or any other desktop environment. I'd like to declare some 'startup commands.' By this I mean, after ...
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Why usage of '*' doesn't always work on zsh?

I ran the following command on zsh sudo apt-get install rhythmbox* It produced an error, when I ran the same command in bash it worked. Why does this happen? How can I make the above command work ...
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When $SHELL variable does not change when I switch shell

I am using 'zsh' by default. But when I am in my zsh shell, I enter 'bash' to switch to bash, why the $SHELL variable does not change? Can I make screen to use whatever shell I right before execute ...
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URxvt has lags in Ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I use urxvt as my default terminal and zsh as default shell. I use this two tools everywhere, but after today upgrade from ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.04 I got some lags in term. Lags means - when I ...
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Startup commands with zsh as default shell?

I'd like some commands to run a script at startup. However, my default shell is zsh, so the traditional .bash files seems unwise. At the same time, I believe .zshrc is sourced at every shell ...
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Change default shell for Terminator

I want to change the default shell of Terminator to zsh. In /etc/passwd/ I've changed the default shell to /bin/zsh. This settings changes the default shell in LXTerminal (the default terminal on ...
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How to find out where $MANPATH is set?

How can I find out in which configuration file the environment variable $MANPATH is set? Is there a way to backtrace the values? I am aware of that I can grep through the whole file system using find ...
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chsh -s /usr/bin/zsh not working

I'm trying to permanently change my shell to zsh using chsh command, but it's not working. zsh is installed (via apt) and works fine when I invoke it directly from a bash prompt terminal. But I ...
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Rerun previous command under sudo

I want to be able to run a command, it fails cause it doesn't have proper permissions. Then I can write "please" to sudo the command I just ran. Here's what I want to do in the terminal: $ run ...
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Cannot execute shell /bin/zsh when execute a shell command in vi

I use bash. But it cannot find zsh. How to change this? ps:I don't want to install zsh.
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Execute file with default program from zsh?

In windows powershell I can open a pdf in adobe reader by doing > Invoke-Item ~/path/to/my.pdf Is there a way to open files in the default gui app from zsh?
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How do I automatically load my ~/.zprofile when I log in?

I've started using zsh for my login shell. I've create an a ~/.zprofile, but in order for it to be put into effect, I have to manually source it. How can I have my settings load automatically?
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find . -type l says missing argument

I want to find all symbolic links in the current directory and below. Therefore, I used: find . -type l Running that clears the screen showing "Pattern not found (press RETURN)" at the bottom of ...
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Update the zsh autocorrection for commands

I use zsh and it's great. But the autocorrection is not smart at all. I think it is not updated at any time. So I get the following often: dennis@ponyboy ~ % sudo aptitude search zsh zsh: correct ...
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Can't change theme of ZSH in Ubuntu 12.04

I have changed the theme in my ~/.zshrc file however whilst some of the colors in the prompt change the text size and background color remain as the Ubuntu default. Any one know how I can override ...
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Can't make ZSH the default shell

I am trying to set ZSH as my default shell, however it keeps reverting back to bash. I have tried this code: sudo chsh -s $(which zsh) I've also tried: sudo chsh -s /bin/zsh Also tried these ...
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Command history in zsh

Currently I have zsh set up in such a way that command history is shared between all sessions immediately. Say I have a terminal emulator open with two tabs, each with a zsh session, A1 and A2. If I ...
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How to use a hex color code in zsh?

I have color config of my shell PROMPT='%{$fg_bold[red]%}➜ %{$fg_bold[green]%}%p %{$fg[cyan]%}%c %{$fg_bold[blue]%}$(git_prompt_info)%{$fg_bold[blue]%} % %{$reset_color%}' how to use hex color ...
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Shell Prompt Customization?

I have used oh_my_zsh (and tinkered with bash_it) on multiple systems and have generally been happy with it, though I hate it's auto-correction feature and generally turn it off. My usual shell is ...
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How can I get tab completion with juju in zsh?

I use zsh as my shell and tab completion doesn't work, how can I enable it?
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automatically run ls after changing path using autocd

So everytime I change the directory I would like the new path to automatically get listed with ls.There are solutions if the path gets changed using cd but I never found a solution that would work ...
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Cannot change zsh prompt

For some reason I can't change my zsh prompt by typing, say, PS1="%#". I'm using the admin-suggested config on Ubuntu 11.10. Am I doing it wrong or is it a bug? Here's the content of my ~/.zshrc: # ...
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Installing the most recent version of the Z shell

The latest release version of zsh is 4.3.14. I was wondering what is the easiest way to install it on Ubuntu. Is there a PPA for it? Also, is there a site that lists or collects Ubuntu PPA's for ...
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Opening terminal attempting to run unknown script [closed]

Something odd has just started happening. On opening a new terminal, the first line of the terminal now says: install: target 'xmas' is not a directory. I've no idea what is causing that to happen, or ...
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Git Branch in ZSH Prompt?

When working on a git repository with multiple branches, how do I modify my zsh prompt to include my current active branch?
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How do backslash escapes work with echo -E in zsh?

I have a script where I need to preserve the \\ character sequences but the command echo -E \\ prints \ when it should be \\. Correct? Is this a bug in the version of Ubuntu I am using? I am ...
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How to fix strange backspace behaviour with urxvt + zsh?

I use urxvt in combination with zsh. However since my fresh install of ubuntu 10.04 I have the following problem. If I type backspace the cursor moves to the right (instead of deleting the characters ...
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Changing shell to zsh broke my terminal

I ran sudo chsh -s /bin/zsh to change my default shell to zsh. I then restarted my computer. When I turned it back on I get just $ as the prompt, so it doesn't look like I even get bash any more. ...
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Configuring to detect if a command does not exist, suggest installation

Can the zsh shell be configured to show what bash shows when a command does not exist, similarly to this: kahless:~$ sysv-rc-conf The program 'sysv-rc-conf' is currently not installed. You can ...
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Setting up aliases in zsh

I know that in bash you can set up aliases in a .bash_aliases file so that the command you type doesnt need to be a command stored in the binaries in the system. Is there any way I can get aliases ...
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How do you share history between terminals in zsh?

How can it be achieved so that every command that is entered, is visible in every open terminal's history? When having multiple terminals open, the history isn't shared, i.e. what you entered in one ...
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guake with zsh doesn't start

I changed guake to use /bin/zsh from /bin/bash. now it doesnt start. by start, i mean that when click the shortcut key, guake just pops up for a second, and then disappears. I changed the default ...
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Moving from bash to zsh

I'm considering moving from bash to zsh as I often come across posts praising zsh. I'm an experienced command line user and I'm assuming the basics are pretty much the same, so I'm looking for advice ...