inline Initial ZSH setup on a new machine

  1. Install the zsh-package via packagemanager
  2. Install Oh-My-Zsh via the provided install-script
  3. Install a patched symbol-font for more interesting ZSH themes
    • Pre-patched fonts are avialable in the patching-strategy branch of awesome-terminal-fonts
    • Download a font and it’s corresponding .sh-file from the patched/-folder of the repo
    • Install the font in the system (usually just by double-clicking it)
    • Copy the script to ~/.fonts
    • Add this to the ~/.zshrc file: source ~/.fonts/*.sh to get named font-mappings
    • Set the terminal emulator to use the newly installed font!
  4. Install the Powerlevel9k theme
    • Clone the repo to ~/.oh-my-zsh/custom/themes/powerlevel9k
    • Set the theme in the prfile (~/.zshr) via: ZSH_THEME="powerlevel9k/powerlevel9k"
    • Configure the theme to use the patched fonts by adding POWERLEVEL9K_MODE='awesome-patched' to the profile
  5. Configure the theme in the profile
  6. Change the terminal color-scheme. For gnome-terminal, see Gogh


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