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adamogardner
August 11th, 2008, 03:21 AM
curious about changing shells. are shells something you switch back and forth like weapons in a video game? Or periodically, or rarely if ever once you find one that fits? Obviously shells are different, and I'm catching some buzz about zsh. any input?

InfinityCircuit
August 11th, 2008, 03:25 AM
Normally you keep one shell for your primary use. Although you might change shells for a script (e.g. use dash for one and bash for another depending on your speed/features needs). Many people like zsh because of its spelling correction feature. If you want to set up zsh, I recommend looking at the Gentoo Wiki page for advice.

mohbana
April 9th, 2009, 06:55 PM
Normally you keep one shell for your primary use. Although you might change shells for a script (e.g. use dash for one and bash for another depending on your speed/features needs). Many people like zsh because of its spelling correction feature. If you want to set up zsh, I recommend looking at the Gentoo Wiki page for advice.

which page might you be referring to?

snova
April 10th, 2009, 03:21 AM
which page might you be referring to?

Their wiki is here: http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/

And searching for "zsh" yields this page: http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Zsh

So probably that.

Also take a look at the zsh-doc package. There are many resources for Zsh on the internet.

bodhi.zazen
April 10th, 2009, 04:43 AM
The biggest "problem" with zsh is finding a decent .zshrc

do a google search on zshrc , or use mine, which I copied from jdong ...

http://bodhizazen.net/adblock/zshrc

note the "dependencies" in the comments at the top.