Oh My Zsh Demo

Oh My Zsh is an open source, community-driven framework for managing your zsh configuration.

In this demo you're given a web terminal that runs zsh shell with Oh My Zsh installed in ~/.oh-my-zsh directory.


Oh My Zsh comes with a shit load of plugins to take advantage of. You can take a look in the plugins directory and/or the wiki to see what's currently available.

Enabling Plugins

Once you spot a plugin (or several) that you'd like to use with Oh My Zsh, you'll need to enable them in the .zshrc file. You'll find the zshrc file in your $HOME directory. Open it with your favorite text editor and you'll see a spot to list all the plugins you want to load.

For example, this line might begin to look like this:

plugins=(git bundler osx rake ruby)

To apply your changes in .zshrc file, reload the zsh configuration by running source ~/.zshrc.

Using Plugins

Most plugins (should! we're working on this) include a README, which documents how to use them.


We'll admit it. Early in the Oh My Zsh world, we may have gotten a bit too theme happy. We have over one hundred themes now bundled. Most of them have screenshots on the wiki. Check them out!

Selecting a Theme

Robby's theme is the default one. It's not the fanciest one. It's not the simplest one. It's just the right one (for him).

Once you find a theme that you want to use, you will need to edit the ~/.zshrc file. You'll see an environment variable (all caps) in there that looks like:


To use a different theme, simply change the value to match the name of your desired theme. For example:

ZSH_THEME="agnoster" # (this is one of the fancy ones)
# you might need to install a special Powerline font on your console's host for this to work
# see https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/wiki/Themes#agnoster

Open up a new terminal window and your prompt should look something like this:

Agnoster theme

In case you did not find a suitable theme for your needs, please have a look at the wiki for more of them.

If you're feeling feisty, you can let the computer select one randomly for you each time you open a new terminal window.

ZSH_THEME="random" # (...please let it be pie... please be some pie..)

What's Next?

To learn more about Oh My Zsh, read the full version of README on GitHub, visit ohmyz.sh, and follow @ohmyzsh on Twitter.