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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Cannot change shell

I have been researching this for about an hour, and tried all the StackExchange answers I could find. I tried solutions from: Can't make ZSH the default shell ...
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How do I navigate between directories in terminal like zsh of oh-my-zsh by TAB navigation, but using bash?

I want know how do I navigate between directories in terminal like zsh of oh-my-zsh by TAB navigation, but using bash? I know oh-my-zsh, its directories navigation works perfectly via TAB completion, ...
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Adding Scala to `PATH` in Zsh

I have downloaded Scala to ~/bin for easy access on my machine; but I seem to have some difficulty adding it to the PATH. On my MacBook I simply added the following to ~/.profile and everything just ...
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Can bash wrapline according to a tab?

Right now in bash, if a string of characters is too long for the window to display, it wraps the text, slicing words in half, and does not keep the tab indentation set at the beginning of the line. ...
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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 ...
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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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zsh suggesting what packages to install [duplicate]

I love using zsh but there is one feature that bash has that I miss. It is this one: ➜ ~ bash dbugger@mercury:~$ man2html The program 'man2html' is currently not installed. You can install it by ...
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Why is bash the default shell in most OS?

Why is bash the default shell in most OSes (Ubuntu, Fedora, OSX, etc.)? Why is it that a lot of advanced users mostly use zsh? If it is that good, why is it not the default? I use both I don't see a ...
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Less output does not show output in terminal after quitting it

Previously, if I ran something | less, and then press q, it used to return me to the prompt with the output of less still visible. $ seq 1 100 | less 1 2 3 4 :q $ <prompt here. I can still see the ...
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How to get real-time completion/suggestions in Linux terminal? [closed]

I would like to have something similar to everything in windows (using locate): every time I press a key, the file list that matches the current inputs gets updated immediately. I am wondering is ...
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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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~/.zprofile is not read on graphical login when user’s default shell is zsh

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I used chsh to set my default shell to /usr/bin/zsh. My ~/.zprofile defines several environment variables, e.g. export EDITOR=vim. Yet after logging in and starting GNOME ...
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deleted .zshrc file and messed up few things

Oh-My-Zsh was working fine. I was editing .zshrc file and somethings messed up. Following this post I tried to reset my zsh. I deleted everything related to zsh. ran: sudo apt-get purge zsh and ...
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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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oh my zsh for the root and for all user

I have installed zsh and I am using oh my zsh plugins for easily Everything works fine, but when I become a root user, it changes to the normal bash and sh what should I do to make the oh my zsh ...
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Terminator not opening and giving following error

Recently, I have installed zsh shell. After that I tried to open terminator software then it was crashing and giving following error: Also, after installation of zsh, I have set the default login ...
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How do I get terminator to use syntax highlighting?

When sifting through large amounts of input and output in my terminal emulator (terminator in this case) it would come in handy if I had some syntax highlighting available to make things more ...
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How to make zsh in byobu to be a login shell?

Long story short, I have a zsh setup and I am using gnome terminal. I recently installed byobu and enabled it. Now when I start a new terminal and byobu comes up, my shell is not a login shell. I ...
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How to have changes in ~/.byobu/.tmux.conf take effect without restarting byobu

I want to change my default shell in byobu without restarting it. However, when I modify lines in ~/.byobu/.tmux.conf to do this: from: set -g default-shell /usr/bin/fish set -g default-command ...
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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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Anacron can't read ssh keys?

I've set anacron under the non-root user as follows: mkdir ~/.anacron cd ~/.anacron mkdir cron.daily cron.weekly cron.monthly spool etc My anacrontab in ~/.anacron/etc: # /etc/anacrontab: ...
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failed to start etc/rc.local error after updating to Wily

After upgrading to Wily I get this error "failed to start etc/rc.local" It also says see "systemctl rc-local.service ubuntu" I attached an image.startup I am getting problems each time I want to ...
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Error Password: chsh: PAM: Authentication failure when try to install Oh my zsh

I try to install Oh my zsh. After install zsh (sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y zsh) Then I install sudo apt-get install -y curl then install git. the problems occurs ...
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Terminal Blank Screen after removing zsh

I get blank screen on terminal after removing zsh! I can basically do nothing. Anyone has an idea?
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Interactively select a line in terminal

I'm looking for a program like less that I can pass a bunch of lines of text and have the user interactively select one. This will be used for viewing and selecting shell history, though I will most ...
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How do I add zsh completion for evince with djvu files?

I am using zsh (5.0.2). The auto-completion for evince only shows files of some predefined extensions, amongst which pdf and ps but not djvu. How to make zsh also autocomplete with djvu files on ...
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Remove except some files/directories in a script; need revision

I have the same problem as this question How to delete all the files/folders from the folder except few folders? several times. This is the reason why I wanted to write myself a script for a command ...
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Problem with rename-window in tmux

I have a tmux session called "session1" and two windows both with the name "zsh". I wanted to change the name of my current window to "TeX_Code". Steps were: Ctrl+B : rename-window 'TeX_Code' ...
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Kubuntu 14.10, .zshenv is sourced twice

I have added some directories into $PATH variable in my ~/.zshenv conf file. After reboot I noticed that these paths are appeared twice. I tried to print call stacks and got the following: .zshenv ...
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How can I iterate over shell function completions and alias completions before external command completions in zsh?

As it stands when I hit TAB to iterate over possible completions for a partial command external command completions are iterated first: user@user-X550CL ~ % apt Completing external command apt ...
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Remapping Caps Lock to Control and Escape in 15.04

I have been using xcape to modify the behavior of Caps Lock. I want tapping Caps Lock to be interpreted as Escape, and holding it to be interpreted as Control. In my zshrc, I have the linexcape -t 0 ...
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Start new gnome-terminal with several tabs and wait after command is run

I want to start a new gnome-terminal window with some command in multiple tabs. Based to this question: gnome-terminal --tab -t "FOO" -e "/bin/zsh -i -c 'cd $(pwd); zsh -i'" \ --tab -t ...
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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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Nautilus-Open-Terminal tries to open ZSH instead of bash

I recently tried zsh as a shell but didn't like it much. Then removed it and I still continue to use bash. When I was using bash, I had this cool script 'nautilus-open-terminal' which lets you open a ...
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How can I use ZSH when I use sudo commands but not as default root shell?

So, I would like to keep bash as the default shell for root. But, I would prefer to use zsh, my shell, when I run sudo commands, and that sudo executes also the .zshrc in /root. For testing ...
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Silence GUI Program's Terminal Output

I am running a zsh function to open a .tex file in vim, while opening its related .pdf file in evince. I am currently using xdotool to open a new tab in the current gnome-terminal window, and then ...
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How does one get tab-completion in gsettings from zsh?

I notice that when using the bash shell (for example) the gsettings command has tab-completion; but when I use the Z shell (zsh) gsettings has no tab-completion. How can I enable it?
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Is it possible to specify a different zshrc file on login over ssh?

I spend all day ssh'ing into servers for work and the remote user is one that is shared by myself and several colleagues so I can't just blindly customise the shell as not everyone will want my tweaks ...
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In Bash or ZSH, is there an opposite to the `clear` command?

Typing clear into a shell creates a bunch of new lines until the output history above is all but hidden. Is there a command or method that does the opposite of clear? That essentially moves your ...
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Need help with variables like $current_dir, $user_host etc

I am pretty new to Linux so please bear with me here :) I want to customize my shell prompt (in zsh). Right now it looks like this (not written by me): PROMPT="${user_host} ${current_dir} ...
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Problem with adding path using zsh

I added a directory modifying ~/.profile and adding export PATH=$PATH:/home/...etc etc. But I realized that using zsh terminal I couldn't use the recently installed binary until I logged out from zsh. ...
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How to change the default shell used in Byobu without changing user shell?

I've been using set -g default-shell /usr/bin/zsh set -g default-command /usr/bin/zsh in my ~/.byobu/.tmux.config for several years to set the shell that Byobu uses without changing (chsh) my login ...
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When I use ZSH, how do I set PATH in /etc/profile.d?

I'm using zsh as my shell, and I'm trying to configure my environment. I usually define my $JAVA_HOME variable by creating a file: /etc/profile.d/java.sh with the following content export ...
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oh my zsh binaries

I am trying to set a few permanent aliases in my terminal export PATH=$PATH:/Applications/orca alias subl='/Applications/Sublime\ Text\ 2.app/Contents/SharedSupport/bin/subl' alias chem='wine ...
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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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Creating alias in zshrc from json file

Does anyone know how to create alias in zshrc by reading reading JSON file from local machine E.g.: my JSON file names is ip.json is as {"local":"127.0.0.1"} and want to create alias in zshrc as ...
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“chsh: invalid option — 'l'”

I have installed Zsh via running: sudo apt-get install zsh Using the following guide for installing Zsh provided by oh-my-zsh I attempted to set it as my default shell, namely I ran: chsh -s ...
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Not able to run commands over SSH

I recently changed my .zshrc to remap interrupt from ctrl-C to ctrl-J, and suddenly I'm not able to run any commands on machines that I SSH into. No matter what command I type, it simply ignores it ...
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How to run zsh and tmux with xterm-256color by default

I am using ubuntu gnome 14.04 and I want to have tmux and zsh opened when I start a new terminal. For now, in my preference of the terminal, I run tmux by default. In the ~/.tmux.conf file I have ...
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Getting gnome-terminal to run tmux on start

I am trying to figure out how to get my gnome-terminal to launch run "tmux -2" on starting. I have tried modifying the Exec lines in the gnome-terminal.desktop file to Exec=gnome-terminal -e -tmux -2 ...