starship VS zsh

Compare starship vs zsh and see what are their differences.


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starship zsh
128 1
21,798 0
7.9% -
9.7 2.2
6 days ago 8 months ago
Rust Shell
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Posts with mentions or reviews of starship. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-27.


Posts with mentions or reviews of zsh. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-06-02.
  • Newbie question // fish or zsh
    8 projects | | 2 Jun 2021
    Honestly, after I installed the spaceship prompt, autojump, zsh-autosuggestions, zsh-syntax-highlighting, and I got my configs set up for it, I became far too comfy to ever give fish more than a few minutes of my time.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing starship and zsh you can also consider the following projects:

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

powerlevel10k - A Zsh theme

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

ohmyzsh - 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.

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

alacritty - A cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator.

zsh-autosuggestions - Fish-like autosuggestions for zsh

fish-shell - The user-friendly command line shell.

pure - Pretty, minimal and fast ZSH prompt

tide - 🌊 The ultimate Fish prompt.

nushell - A new type of shell

zsh4humans - A turnkey configuration for Zsh