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Zsh / Oh-my-zsh on Windows Git Bash

Steps:

  1. Download the latest zsh package: https://packages.msys2.org/package/zsh?repo=msys&variant=x86_64

Example:

zsh-5.7.1-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

Update:

The package now is compacted using zstd, so now we need some "special" extractor.
So, in my case, I've downloaded this file
https://repo.msys2.org/msys/x86_64/zsh-5.8-5-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst And extracted it using the Peazip.
https://peazip.github.io/zst-compressed-file-format.html

  1. Extract the content to your git bash installation dir:

Usually C:\Program Files\Git

  1. Test it and config zsh:

Open git bash and type:

zsh

So, this step is important, it seems zsh will ask a few configurations, like the tab completion, history, etc.
Please read the options and set that according to your use.

  1. Installing oh-my-zsh, execute the following cmd on git bash
sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/master/tools/install.sh)"
  1. Configuring zsh as default shell

Edit the ~/.bashrc file. (create it if it doesn't exist)

Add the following lines at the end of the file

# Launch Zsh
if [ -t 1 ]; then
exec zsh
fi

Close and open again the git bash.

Optional steps

  1. Installing the Honukay theme
curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/oskarkrawczyk/honukai-iterm/master/honukai.zsh-theme -o ~/.oh-my-zsh/custom/themes/honukai.zsh-theme
  1. Set it
sed -i 's/ZSH_THEME="robbyrussell"/ZSH_THEME="honukai"/g' ~/.zshrc
@LaurenceZanotti
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mine also freezes unfortunately

zsh (or oh-my-zsh, not sure which) freezees if you try resizing the console in Windows Terminal

@n-WN
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n-WN commented Dec 21, 2022

  1. git clone https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-syntax-highlighting.git $ZSH/plugins/zsh-syntax-highlighting

install zsh-autosuggestions plugin

  1. git clone https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-autosuggestions $ZSH/plugins/zsh-autosuggestions
  2. source $ZSH/plugins/zsh-autosuggestions/zsh-autosuggestions.zsh
  3. edit ~/.zshrc file
plugins=( 
    ...
    zsh-autosuggestions
)

install zsh-syntax-highlighting plugin

  1. git clone git clone https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-syntax-highlighting.git $ZSH/plugins/zsh-syntax-highlighting
  2. source $ZSH/plugins/zsh-syntax-highlighting/zsh-syntax-highlighting.zsh
  3. edit ~/.zshrc file
plugins=( 
    ...
    zsh-syntax-highlighting
)

Cool. I will test that later. Thanks for that.

chenge->

  1. git clone https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-syntax-highlighting.git $ZSH/plugins/zsh-syntax-highlighting

@alshdavid
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alshdavid commented Jan 26, 2023

I am getting really long start up times of around 4 seconds

➜  ~ time  zsh -i -c exit
zsh -i -c exit  0.78s user 3.21s system 100% cpu 3.957 total

image

Any idea what could cause this?

Commenting out source $ZSH/oh-my-zsh.sh in my .zshrc works - but that disables oh my zsh

This is my zprof

https://gist.github.com/alshdavid/4e49614df12678c7bc7ba1fdfc3ab4c4

@lazuee
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lazuee commented Jan 26, 2023

This error is originated in "C:\Program Files\Git\etc\profile.d\git-prompt.sh" That file contains following lines

		if test -f "$COMPLETION_PATH/git-prompt.sh"
		then
			. "$COMPLETION_PATH/git-completion.bash"
			. "$COMPLETION_PATH/git-prompt.sh"
			PS1="$PS1"'\[\033[36m\]'  # change color to cyan
			PS1="$PS1"'`__git_ps1`'   # bash function
		fi

File "$COMPLETION_PATH/git-completion.bash" checks that it is run by zsh, emits error message and exits. I've changed them to the following:

		if test -f "$COMPLETION_PATH/git-prompt.sh"
		then
      		        if [ "x${ZSH_VERSION}" = "x" ]; then
  				. "$COMPLETION_PATH/git-completion.bash"
  			fi
			. "$COMPLETION_PATH/git-prompt.sh"
			PS1="$PS1"'\[\033[36m\]'  # change color to cyan
			PS1="$PS1"'`__git_ps1`'   # bash function
		fi

Bro, this replacing code makes my git to keep on popping (C:\Program Files\Git\usr\bin\zsh.exe).
I can't even exit the terminal because more git bash keeps on opening.

@alienalien13
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Thanks! work for Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC

@shierro
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shierro commented Apr 19, 2023

thanks! Looks good on Windows 11, good stuff

@kissingfire123
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kissingfire123 commented Jun 6, 2023

I noticed an issue with root directory autocompletion when I type for example "/c/use" and hit tab it won't find it, except in git bash I could get the autocompletion correctly and with capitalized folders like "/c/Users"

I ran into this problem also. inspired by @LionH , I founded a way to work around 🥇

#  after cd to c: , you will find you can complete by tab 
cd c:
cd Users/yourxxxPath  

the problem is zsh can't receive the sequences of windows-way. I tried stackoverflow: zsh-tab-completion-not-working and rehash-zsh guide, they didn't helped either.

@adamerose
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Putting this in .bashrc breaks anything trying to directly run bash commands.

if [ -t 1 ]; then
    exec zsh
fi

Didn't anyone else run into problems with VS Code because of this? I came looking for a fix but was surprised to see nobody mentioned it. For example VSCode runs npm scripts like "C:\Program Files\Git\bin\bash.exe '--login', '-i', '-c', 'npm run watch'", which doesn't work anymore.

Try to open cmd and run "C:\Program Files\Git\bin\bash.exe" --login -i -c "echo hello" and see it opens zsh but never echos anything.

Doing this instead seems to fix it:

# Check for BASH_EXECUTION_STRING to see if bash is being called with -c to execute a command.
if [[ -z "$BASH_EXECUTION_STRING" && -t 1 ]]; then
    exec zsh
fi

@rombat
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rombat commented Oct 12, 2023

image
any idea what could cause this issue when trying to install oh-my-zsh ?

@mamboer
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mamboer commented Oct 31, 2023

install zsh-autosuggestions plugin

  1. git clone https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-autosuggestions $ZSH/plugins/zsh-autosuggestions
  2. source $ZSH/plugins/zsh-autosuggestions/zsh-autosuggestions.zsh
  3. edit ~/.zshrc file
plugins=( 
    ...
    zsh-autosuggestions
)

install zsh-syntax-highlighting plugin

  1. git clone git clone https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-syntax-highlighting.git $ZSH/plugins/zsh-syntax-highlighting
  2. source $ZSH/plugins/zsh-syntax-highlighting/zsh-syntax-highlighting.zsh
  3. edit ~/.zshrc file
plugins=( 
    ...
    zsh-syntax-highlighting
)

Cool. I will test that later. Thanks for that.

Change $ZSH to $ZSH_CUSTOM will be better.

@glenkusuma
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Install Git Bash with ZSH, OH MY ZSH & POWERLEVEL10K | Windows Guide

Thanks to all of you guys i've create a fork of fworks works and your guys' suggestion in the comment.

@MrOxMasTer
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guys, does anyone know how to remove this? What they write doesn't help. I tried using -f to run the function and it still appears

@erickshilz
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Hi,

My name is Erick Shil, I'm begginer brazilian dev and I have only one problem, that I didn't find solution anywhere.

Screenshot 2024-02-17 172921
Always when Hyper start, this message it's printed, and I don't know how to solve this question. In StackOverflow, nobody alredy have the same problem. Can you help me?

System:

  • Lenovo Ideapad 3
  • Ryzen 7 5700
  • 128GB SSD
  • 8GB RAM

(ps. Sorry for the bad English. As a developer (and understanding the importance of English, since we only speak Portuguese here), I am trying to train English without a translator...)

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