enhancd VS zsh-syntax-highlighting

Compare enhancd vs zsh-syntax-highlighting and see what are their differences.

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enhancd zsh-syntax-highlighting
5 55
2,241 15,850
- 2.6%
3.2 4.2
8 days ago 9 days ago
Shell Shell
- BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of enhancd. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-25.


Posts with mentions or reviews of zsh-syntax-highlighting. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-10-22.
  • What's your preferred shell & why?
    13 projects | reddit.com/r/archlinux | 22 Oct 2022
    https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-syntax-highlighting https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-autosuggestions
  • Only me?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/neovim | 16 Oct 2022
    What’s the benefit of this over the much more popular zsh-users/zsh-syntax-highlighting
  • DevContainers for Azure and .NET
    12 projects | dev.to | 13 Oct 2022
    ## OH-MY-ZSH PLUGINS & THEMES (POWERLEVEL10K) ## # Uncomment the below to install oh-my-zsh plugins and themes (powerlevel10k) without dotfiles integration git clone https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-completions.git $HOME/.oh-my-zsh/custom/plugins/zsh-completions git clone https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-syntax-highlighting.git $HOME/.oh-my-zsh/custom/plugins/zsh-syntax-highlighting git clone https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-autosuggestions.git $HOME/.oh-my-zsh/custom/plugins/zsh-autosuggestions git clone https://github.com/romkatv/powerlevel10k.git $HOME/.oh-my-zsh/custom/themes/powerlevel10k --depth=1 ln -s $HOME/.oh-my-zsh/custom/themes/powerlevel10k/powerlevel10k.zsh-theme $HOME/.oh-my-zsh/custom/themes/powerlevel10k.zsh-theme
  • ZSH on Windows without WSL
    5 projects | dev.to | 11 Oct 2022
    git clone https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-autosuggestions.git ${ZSH_CUSTOM:-~/.oh-my-zsh/custom}/plugins/zsh-autosuggestions git clone https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-syntax-highlighting.git ${ZSH_CUSTOM:-~/.oh-my-zsh/custom}/plugins/zsh-syntax-highlighting
  • "|?|" renders at line wraps in Man, copies to clipboard as "-"
    8 projects | reddit.com/r/bashonubuntuonwindows | 7 Oct 2022
    Extras: Syntax highlighting, auto suggestions, fuzzy finder/completions on tab, auto pair etc.
  • Make konsole in openSUSE look and act like it does in Manjaro KDE
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/openSUSE | 24 Sep 2022
    Install zsh-syntax-highlighting following the same actions from steps 4 and 5. But for this plugin I needed to create zsh-syntax-highlighting.plugin.zsh in its folder with this single line as content: source ${0:A:h}/zsh-syntax-highlighting.zsh.
  • Choosing ZSH framework
    7 projects | reddit.com/r/zsh | 23 Sep 2022
    If you decide to piece together your own configuration, things to look for are a prompt (aka "theme") (that's that Starship, suggested in another comment, is), autocompletion, and syntax highlighting. To give you a head start, zsh-users/zsh-autosuggestions is a widely used autosuggestions plugin, and zsh-users/zsh-syntax-highlighting and zdharma-continuum/fast-syntax-highlighting are two widely used syntax highlighters (you'd only use one of the two).
  • In Praise of QEMU
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 Sep 2022
    There's https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-syntax-highlighting which does some parsing, but I never looked at the details of it (I just know it exists).
  • Setup your fancy terminal
    4 projects | dev.to | 8 Jul 2022
    git clone https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-autosuggestions.git ${ZSH_CUSTOM:-~/.oh-my-zsh/custom}/plugins/zsh-autosuggestions git clone https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-syntax-highlighting.git ${ZSH_CUSTOM:-~/.oh-my-zsh/custom}/plugins/zsh-syntax-highlighting git clone https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-completions.git ${ZSH_CUSTOM:-~/.oh-my-zsh/custom}/plugins/zsh-completions
  • Set up Terminal on Mac 2022
    7 projects | dev.to | 22 Jun 2022
    git clone https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-syntax-highlighting.git ${ZSH_CUSTOM:-~/.oh-my-zsh/custom}/plugins/zsh-syntax-highlighting

What are some alternatives?

When comparing enhancd and zsh-syntax-highlighting you can also consider the following projects:

fast-syntax-highlighting - (Short name F-Sy-H). Syntax-highlighting for Zshell – fine granularity, number of features and multiple shipped themes.

ohmyzsh - 🙃 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.

zsh-autosuggestions - Fish-like autosuggestions for zsh

ble.sh - Bash Line Editor―a full-featured line editor written in pure Bash! Syntax highlighting, auto suggestions, vim modes, etc. are available in Bash interactive sessions!

powerlevel10k - A Zsh theme

antibody - The fastest shell plugin manager.

tmux-resurrect - Persists tmux environment across system restarts.

z - z - jump around

ansible-role-zsh - Setup antigen with oh-my-zsh, powerlevel10k theme, fzf, autosuggestions, syntax-highlighting

starship - ☄🌌️ The minimal, blazing-fast, and infinitely customizable prompt for any shell!

spaceship-prompt - :rocket::star: Minimalistic, powerful and extremely customizable Zsh prompt

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