Shell Zsh

Open-source Shell projects categorized as Zsh

Top 23 Shell Zsh Projects

  • ohmyzsh

    🙃 A delightful community-driven (with 2,200+ 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.

    Project mention: Getting Started with GitHub Copilot in the CLI🚀 | | 2023-11-17

    Since I'm using zsh, I ran the following commands to create aliases:

  • nvm

    Node Version Manager - POSIX-compliant bash script to manage multiple active node.js versions

    Project mention: "npm can’t be eliminated from the equation when you’re dealing with JavaScript" - True or false? | /r/Deno | 2023-11-26

    Source: Can this be used to create/download npm as a standalone executable? #3237.

  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

  • powerlevel10k

    A Zsh theme

    Project mention: where can I get the below linux terminal theme? | /r/KittyTerminal | 2023-10-08

    Looks like PowerLevel10 theme for Zsh shell

  • zsh-autosuggestions

    Fish-like autosuggestions for zsh

    Project mention: Essential Terminal Settings for macOS | | 2023-11-20

    The zsh-autosuggestions plugin suggests commands that you've previously used in your command history. To accept a suggestion, simply press the right arrow key.

  • spaceship-prompt

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

    Project mention: Is there any way to remove the first newline from Starship Prompt? | /r/commandline | 2023-05-24

    There are solutions in this GH issue discussion:

  • zsh-syntax-highlighting

    Fish shell like syntax highlighting for Zsh.

    Project mention: Arch Installation for Beginners | | 2023-09-15

    $ git clone ${ZSH_CUSTOM:-~/.oh-my-zsh/custom}/plugins/zsh-syntax-highlighting $ git clone ${ZSH_CUSTOM:-~/.oh-my-zsh/custom}/plugins/zsh-autosuggestions

  • prezto

    The configuration framework for Zsh

    Project mention: I think Linux might be the superior platform for gaming at this point. | /r/linux_gaming | 2023-06-18

    Is the command line really so scary? I enjoy using it from time-to-time (usually not for gaming related reasons) and I like things like Prezto to make it look pretty.

  • Onboard AI

    Learn any GitHub repo in 59 seconds. Onboard AI learns any GitHub repo in minutes and lets you chat with it to locate functionality, understand different parts, and generate new code. Use it for free at

  • pure

    Pretty, minimal and fast ZSH prompt (by sindresorhus)

    Project mention: Config to make powerlevel10k look like Starship? | /r/zsh | 2023-04-21

    Run p10k configure and choose Lean style. Pure style is inferior in all respects. It exists to make users feel at home.

  • antigen

    The plugin manager for zsh.

    Project mention: Current state of plugin managers | /r/zsh | 2023-04-09

    If you liked legacy antigen or antibody, and want something lightning fast, I recommend antidote (obviously, I'm biased here)

  • dotfiles

    @holman does dotfiles (by holman)

  • zsh-completions

    Additional completion definitions for Zsh.

    Project mention: Arch Installation for Beginners | | 2023-09-15

    $ git clone ${ZSH_CUSTOM:-${ZSH:-~/.oh-my-zsh}/custom}/plugins/zsh-completions

  • dehydrated

    letsencrypt/acme client implemented as a shell-script – just add water

    Project mention: Running one’s own root Certificate Authority in 2023 | | 2023-09-16

    I've had a lot of success with . It exposes the different parts of the process (deploy challenge to DNS, deploy cert to filesystem, etc) as hooks, so it's pretty easy to integrate with anything and however you want, if you don't mind writing a bit of bash. There's a few scripts out there that use Cloudflare that you can use as well.

  • zplug

    :hibiscus: A next-generation plugin manager for zsh

    Project mention: zsh doesn't output anything when there's an segfault | /r/zsh | 2023-06-20

    Without looking too closely, I see that zplug disables monitor in at least three places in its code, and that some people have issues with it not getting re-enabled due to a stale lock file: zplug#374

  • Autoenv

    Directory-based environments.

    Project mention: Autoenv: Directory-Based Environments | | 2023-06-28
  • liquidprompt

    A full-featured & carefully designed adaptive prompt for Bash & Zsh

    Project mention: Is it possible to make zsh look like GitBash without appealing to OhMyZsh? | /r/bash | 2023-04-14

    Give a try to

  • zsh-autocomplete

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

    Project mention: Ask HN: Alternatives to as it has signups disabled? | | 2023-11-17
  • forgit

    :zzz: A utility tool powered by fzf for using git interactively.

    Project mention: Introducing: LVIM FORGIT - Forgit for Neovim | /r/neovim | 2023-05-10

    Seems like (maybe) it’s a NeoVim integration of this tool

  • kube-ps1

    Kubernetes prompt info for bash and zsh

    Project mention: Weekly: Questions and advice | /r/kubernetes | 2023-05-16

    I meant bash/zsh PS1 prompt. Not PowerShell :) Check this out

  • desk

    A lightweight workspace manager for the shell (by jamesob)

    Project mention: Maintain consistent styles for developers working across various editors | | 2023-04-21

    I'd like to offer as an alternative to direnv. It's useful for also jumping to the project directory and doing other things like opening an editor.

  • zsh-vi-mode

    💻 A better and friendly vi(vim) mode plugin for ZSH.

    Project mention: zsh-vi-mode: A better and friendly vi(Vim) mode plugin for ZSH | | 2023-04-20
  • enhancd

    :rocket: A next-generation cd command with your interactive filter

    Project mention: What search/navigation do you use? | /r/zsh | 2023-05-28
  • fzf-tab

    Replace zsh's default completion selection menu with fzf!

    Project mention: fish-shell: the user-friendly command-line shell | | 2023-08-26

    Am i the only one who feels fish is not worth it despite of hype? Don't get me wrong. I think that fish is really good shell.


    After adding the following plugins to zsh(before you chime in, it's just adding these lines,not anything configuring much. also it auto bootstraps on new install), I found out that fish is no where near configured zsh.

    1) (plugin manager)






    7) any good shell prompt generator like

    For example, I use fzf integration for tab completion. Fish's fzf integration is nowhere as good as that of zsh's. Also, posix compat and almost bash compat of zsh is plus.

    I acknowledge that zsh isn't perfect shell either and I have tried and failed few times in past to switch to fish. If you provide me compelling reason/s to switch to fish, I am all ears.

  • gitalias

    Git alias commands for faster easier version control

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-11-26.

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What are some of the best open-source Zsh projects in Shell? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 ohmyzsh 164,521
2 nvm 71,832
3 powerlevel10k 39,964
4 zsh-autosuggestions 28,107
5 spaceship-prompt 18,766
6 zsh-syntax-highlighting 18,132
7 prezto 13,605
8 pure 12,496
9 antigen 7,757
10 dotfiles 7,025
11 zsh-completions 6,319
12 dehydrated 5,656
13 zplug 5,582
14 Autoenv 5,412
15 liquidprompt 4,353
16 zsh-autocomplete 4,163
17 forgit 4,085
18 kube-ps1 3,307
19 desk 2,501
20 zsh-vi-mode 2,450
21 enhancd 2,436
22 fzf-tab 2,428
23 gitalias 2,304
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