dotfiles VS ohmyzsh

Compare dotfiles vs ohmyzsh and see what are their differences.


πŸ’» macOS / Ubuntu dotfiles (by alrra)


πŸ™ƒ A delightful community-driven (with 2,000+ contributors) framework for managing your zsh configuration. Includes 300+ optional plugins (rails, git, macOS, hub, docker, homebrew, node, php, python, etc), 140+ themes to spice up your morning, and an auto-update tool so that makes it easy to keep up with the latest updates from the community. (by ohmyzsh)
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dotfiles ohmyzsh
1 246
1,215 139,784
- 2.0%
7.4 9.7
29 days ago 1 day ago
Shell Shell
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of dotfiles. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-03-08.


Posts with mentions or reviews of ohmyzsh. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-25.
  • Starting a Project like a Power User
    5 projects | | 25 Jan 2022
    5 projects | | 25 Jan 2022
  • I'm trying to install gnome desktop environment on an arch VM, and I keep getting this error. Arch is already installed, I just want to install a GUI and start it so I can further configure my system.
    1 project | | 24 Jan 2022
    Is it possible you’re installing an outdated or depreciated version of GNOME? If not then you might want to look here
  • I messed up my terminal by installing 'oh my zsh ' and when I uninstalled it looks like this, how can I get old usual format back with line starting with $
    1 project | | 24 Jan 2022
    There should be a .zshrc.pre-oh-my-zsh or something similar in your home directory. Just make that the .zshrc file again. They also have documentation on their GitHub Repository that includes uninstalling and where your original files went.
  • Do SWE's actually use the command line?
    5 projects | | 17 Jan 2022
    If you need more, the oh-my-zsh git plugin has some good ones
  • Building Your First Web Component with Open-WC
    3 projects | | 16 Jan 2022
    In order to confirm that both NodeJS and NPM were installed correctly, you're going to want to open up the terminal. My terminal might look slightly different from yours, that's because I'm using Oh My Zsh, which you can install through their website here: Oh My Zsh
  • Building Basic Web Components
    1 project | | 16 Jan 2022
    I used Windows Powershell in order to do this, although practically any terminal works. is a good terminal to use.
  • Is it possible to make commands have different colours?
    2 projects | | 15 Jan 2022
    Note: You don't have to use powerlevel10k theme. You can take a look Oh My ZDH! themes and pick whatever you want:
  • Opening a file in an existing session or window from command line
    3 projects | | 14 Jan 2022
    ohmyzsh/plugins/tmux at master Β· ohmyzsh/ohmyzsh
  • can't install ZSH properly in WSL
    1 project | | 12 Jan 2022
    cat ~/.zshrc # If you come from bash you might have to change your $PATH. # export PATH=$HOME/bin:/usr/local/bin:$PATH # Path to your oh-my-zsh installation. export ZSH=$HOME/.oh-my-zsh # Set name of the theme to load --- if set to "random", it will # load a random theme each time oh-my-zsh is loaded, in which case, # to know which specific one was loaded, run: echo $RANDOM_THEME # See ZSH_THEME="agnoster" # Set list of themes to pick from when loading at random # Setting this variable when ZSH_THEME=random will cause zsh to load # a theme from this variable instead of looking in $ZSH/themes/ # If set to an empty array, this variable will have no effect. # ZSH_THEME_RANDOM_CANDIDATES=( "robbyrussell" "agnoster" ) # Uncomment the following line to use case-sensitive completion. # CASE_SENSITIVE="true" # Uncomment the following line to use hyphen-insensitive completion. # Case-sensitive completion must be off. _ and - will be interchangeable. # HYPHEN_INSENSITIVE="true" # Uncomment one of the following lines to change the auto-update behavior # zstyle ':omz:update' mode disabled # disable automatic updates # zstyle ':omz:update' mode auto # update automatically without asking # zstyle ':omz:update' mode reminder # just remind me to update when it's time # Uncomment the following line to change how often to auto-update (in days). # zstyle ':omz:update' frequency 13 # Uncomment the following line if pasting URLs and other text is messed up. # DISABLE_MAGIC_FUNCTIONS="true" # Uncomment the following line to disable colors in ls. # DISABLE_LS_COLORS="true" # Uncomment the following line to disable auto-setting terminal title. # DISABLE_AUTO_TITLE="true" # Uncomment the following line to enable command auto-correction. # ENABLE_CORRECTION="true" # Uncomment the following line to display red dots whilst waiting for completion. # You can also set it to another string to have that shown instead of the default red dots. # e.g. COMPLETION_WAITING_DOTS="%F{yellow}waiting...%f" # Caution: this setting can cause issues with multiline prompts in zsh < 5.7.1 (see #5765) # COMPLETION_WAITING_DOTS="true" # Uncomment the following line if you want to disable marking untracked files # under VCS as dirty. This makes repository status check for large repositories # much, much faster. # DISABLE_UNTRACKED_FILES_DIRTY="true" # Uncomment the following line if you want to change the command execution time # stamp shown in the history command output. # You can set one of the optional three formats: # "mm/dd/yyyy"|""|"yyyy-mm-dd" # or set a custom format using the strftime function format specifications, # see 'man strftime' for details. # HIST_STAMPS="mm/dd/yyyy" # Would you like to use another custom folder than $ZSH/custom? # ZSH_CUSTOM=/path/to/new-custom-folder # Which plugins would you like to load? # Standard plugins can be found in $ZSH/plugins/ # Custom plugins may be added to $ZSH_CUSTOM/plugins/ # Example format: plugins=(rails git textmate ruby lighthouse) # Add wisely, as too many plugins slow down shell startup. plugins=(git) source $ZSH/ # User configuration # export MANPATH="/usr/local/man:$MANPATH" # You may need to manually set your language environment # export LANG=en_US.UTF-8 # Preferred editor for local and remote sessions # if [[ -n $SSH_CONNECTION ]]; then # export EDITOR='vim' # else # export EDITOR='mvim' # fi # Compilation flags # export ARCHFLAGS="-arch x86_64" # Set personal aliases, overriding those provided by oh-my-zsh libs, # plugins, and themes. Aliases can be placed here, though oh-my-zsh # users are encouraged to define aliases within the ZSH_CUSTOM folder. # For a full list of active aliases, run `alias`. # # Example aliases # alias zshconfig="mate ~/.zshrc" # alias ohmyzsh="mate ~/.oh-my-zsh"

What are some alternatives?

When comparing dotfiles and ohmyzsh you can also consider the following projects:

starship - β˜„πŸŒŒοΈ The minimal, blazing-fast, and infinitely customizable prompt for any shell!

powerlevel10k - A Zsh theme

oh-my-bash - A delightful community-driven framework for managing your bash configuration, and an auto-update tool so that makes it easy to keep up with the latest updates from the community.

oh-my-fish - The Fish Shell Framework

spaceship-prompt - :rocket::star: A Zsh prompt for Astronauts

zsh-syntax-highlighting - Fish shell like syntax highlighting for Zsh.

zsh-autocomplete - πŸ€– Real-time type-ahead completion for Zsh. Asynchronous find-as-you-type autocompletion.

zsh4humans - A turnkey configuration for Zsh

oh-my-posh - A prompt theme engine for any shell.

thefuck - Magnificent app which corrects your previous console command.

ranger - A VIM-inspired filemanager for the console

multipass - Multipass orchestrates virtual Ubuntu instances