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oh-my-zsh should work with any recent release of zsh, the minimum recommended version is 4.3.9.

The automatic installer... (do you trust me?)

You can install this via the command line with either curl or wget.

via curl

curl -L | sh

via wget

wget --no-check-certificate -O - | sh

The manual way

  1. Clone the repository

    git clone
  2. Create a new zsh config by copying the zsh template we've provided. NOTE: If you already have a ~/.zshrc file, you should back it up. cp ~/.zshrc ~/.zshrc.orig in case you want to go back to your original settings. cp ~/.oh-my-zsh/templates/zshrc.zsh-template ~/.zshrc

  3. Set zsh as your default shell: chsh -s /bin/zsh
  4. Start / restart zsh (open a new terminal is easy enough...)


You might need to modify your PATH in ~/.zshrc if you're not able to find some commands after switching to Oh My Zsh.


  • enable the plugins you want in your ~/.zshrc (take a look at plugins/ to see what's possible). For example: plugins=(git osx ruby)
  • Theme support: Change the ZSH_THEME environment variable in ~/.zshrc. Take a look at the current themes that come bundled with Oh My Zsh.
  • much much more... take a look at lib/ what Oh My Zsh offers...


The refcard is pretty tasty for tips.


If you want to override any of the default behavior, just add a new file (ending in .zsh) into the custom/ directory. If you have many functions which go well together you can put them as a *.plugin.zsh file in the custom/plugins/ directory and then enable this plugin.

If you would like to override the functionality of a plugin distributed with oh-my-zsh, create a plugin of the same name in the custom/plugins/ directory and it will be loaded instead of the one in plugins/.


If you want to uninstall it, just run uninstall_oh_my_zsh from the command line and it'll remove itself and revert you to bash (or your previous zsh config).

Help out!

I'm far from being a zsh-expert and suspect there are many ways to improve. If you have ideas on how to make the configuration easier to maintain (and faster), don't hesitate to fork and send pull requests!

(Don't) Send us your theme! (for now)

We have enough themes for the time being. Please fork the project and add on in there, you can let people know how to grab it from there.


This project wouldn't exist without all of our awesome users and contributors.

Thank you so much!

Recent activity

Robby Russell

Commits by Robby Russell were pushed to rewbs/oh-my-zsh

80a6032 - Merge pull request #1510 from agnoster/agnoster-classic agnoster "classic"
Robby Russell

Commits by Robby Russell were pushed to rewbs/oh-my-zsh

07c19b6 - Merge pull request #1517 from thisiskun/master provide the unbundled commands
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