libqalculate VS zsh-syntax-highlighting

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


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libqalculate zsh-syntax-highlighting
16 33
737 13,448
10.0% 2.6%
9.2 4.4
7 days ago 2 months ago
C++ Shell
GNU General Public License v3.0 only BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of libqalculate. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-12.


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 2022-01-14.
  • Konsole features
    3 projects | | 14 Jan 2022
    -Highlighting: zsh-syntax-highlighting, source. -Type-ahead: zsh-autosuggestions, source.
  • How do I get a "command not found" error message with the "maybe you wanted to say: ..." part that appears using bash?
    2 projects | | 2 Jan 2022
    Syntax highlighting - IIRC it colors each command green in font when it’s a recognized command and red when it’s not recognized. Alerts you to potential typos before you hit return. See:
  • Zsh Plugins Commit TOP
    102 projects | | 25 Dec 2021
    syntax-highlighting 🥇 ⏳ - Add syntax highlighting to your ZSH. Make sure you load this before zsh-users/zsh-history-substring-search or they will both break.
  • Would like some help with user items
    3 projects | | 24 Dec 2021
    roles: - role: gantsign.antigen antigen_version: '2.0.2' antigen_redis_sha256sum: 'f47ec933b32c578abe8cb39b24e0ddd114ef5cc01b3c05bcb634859ead31493f' antigen_download_dir: "{{ x_ansible_download_dir | default(ansible_env.HOME + '/.ansible/tmp/downloads') }}" antigen_redis_mirror: '{{ antigen_version }}' antigen_install_oh_my_zsh: yes users: - username: username antigen_libraries: - name: oh-my-zsh antigen_theme: name: agnoster antigen_bundles: # Bundles from the default repo (robbyrussell's oh-my-zsh). - name: git - name: docker - name: docker-compose - name: command-not-found # Syntax highlighting bundle. - name: zsh-syntax-highlighting url: - name: zsh-autosuggestions url:
  • Oh My Zsh and Oh My Posh on Azure Cloud Shell
    9 projects | | 22 Dec 2021
    Install plug-ins for oh-my-zsh. Although there are many good plug-ins, this post will install the three popular ones – zsh-completions, zsh-syntax-highlighting and zsh-autosuggestions. If you want more plug-ins, follow the steps below.
  • Unattended install
    6 projects | | 17 Dec 2021
    git clone --depth=1 ~/.oh-my-zsh git -C ~/.oh-my-zsh/custom/plugins clone --depth=1 git -C ~/.oh-my-zsh/custom/plugins clone --depth=1 git -C ~/.oh-my-zsh/custom/themes clone --depth=1 make -s -C ~/.oh-my-zsh/custom/themes/powerlevel10k pkg cat >~/.zshrc <~/.p10k.zsh <
  • Text color applied with a delay in terminal
    1 project | | 6 Dec 2021
    I am using zsh with the zsh-syntax-highlighting plugin in WSL. This is fine when accessing the WSL not with the VS Code terminal.
  • The Fish Shell Is Amazing
    19 projects | | 25 Nov 2021
    My only plugins are zsh-autosuggestion ( zsh-syntax-highlighting ( and zsh fzf-tab ( its been wonderful using these plugins
  • Ubuntu Nice to have's
    3 projects | | 11 Nov 2021
    git clone ${ZSH_CUSTOM:-~/.oh-my-zsh/custom}/plugins/zsh-syntax-highlighting
  • What if I told you you don't really need a Zsh plugin manager?
    14 projects | | 9 Nov 2021
    if [[ ! -e ~/.zsh/zsh-syntax-highlighting ]]; then git clone ~/.zsh/zsh-syntax-highlighting fi if [[ ! -e ~/.zsh/zsh-autosuggestions ]]; then git clone ~/.zsh/zsh-autosuggestions fi autoload -Uz compinit compinit PS1='%F{green}%[email protected]%m%f %F{blue}%~%f%# ' source ~/.zsh/zsh-syntax-highlighting/zsh-syntax-highlighting.zsh source ~/.zsh/zsh-autosuggestions/zsh-autosuggestions.zsh

What are some alternatives?

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

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 - 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!

antibody - The fastest shell plugin manager.

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

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

tmux-resurrect - Persists tmux environment across system restarts.

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

skhd - Simple hotkey daemon for macOS

ripgrep - ripgrep recursively searches directories for a regex pattern while respecting your gitignore


zsh-history-substring-search - 🐠 ZSH port of Fish history search (up arrow)