Alan Coleman

I’m Alan Coleman, a Full Stack Software and DevOps Engineer based in the UK.

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I spend a lot of time in the Powershell environment when using Windows, however as I’m using Linux at the moment I’m spending most of my time using the Bash shell.

I’d always wondered how, when watching a YouTube video, people giving demonstrations on Mac or Linux have these really cool looking shell themes.

As it turns out it’s not so much a shell theme as an alternative shell called ZSH, which with the help of Oh My Zsh, has a load of themes that can be installed. It’s not just the display either, there’s a whole load more functionality that the standard shell and there is also loads of plugins available too.

I’m not going to go through the installation process for Linux here, that’s already been well documented and is the same process that I used. As with most things Linux it worked straight away! Enjoy!

Here’s an image that I stole from the Oh My Zsh GitHub themes page. This is robbyrussell, the default theme.