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The configuration framework for Zsh

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Prezto — Instantly Awesome Zsh

Prezto is the configuration framework for Zsh; it enriches the command line interface environment with sane defaults, aliases, functions, auto completion, and prompt themes.


Prezto will work with any recent release of Zsh, but the minimum required version is 4.3.11.

  1. Launch Zsh:

  1. Clone the repository:

git clone --recursive "${ZDOTDIR:-$HOME}/.zprezto"
  1. Create a new Zsh configuration by copying the Zsh configuration files provided:

setopt EXTENDED\_GLOB for rcfile in "${ZDOTDIR:-$HOME}"/.zprezto/runcoms/^; do ln -s "$rcfile" "${ZDOTDIR:-$HOME}/.${rcfile:t}" done

Note: If you already have any of the given configuration files,


will cause error. In simple cases you can load prezto by adding the line

source "${ZDOTDIR:-$HOME}/.zprezto/init.zsh"

to the bottom of your


and keep the rest of your Zsh configuration intact. For more complicated setups, it is recommended that you back up your original configs and replace them with the provided prezto runcoms. 4.

Set Zsh as your default shell:

chsh -s /bin/zsh
  1. Open a new Zsh terminal window or tab.


If you are not able to find certain commands after switching to Prezto, modify the


variable in ~/.zprofile then open a new Zsh terminal window or tab.




to automatically check if there is an update to zprezto. If there are no file conflicts, zprezto and its submodules will be automatically updated. If there are conflicts you will instructed to go into the


directory and resolve them yourself.

To pull the latest changes and update submodules manually:

cd $ZPREZTODIR git pull git submodule update --init --recursive


Prezto has many features disabled by default. Read the source code and accompanying README files to learn of what is available.


  1. Browse /modules to see what is available.
  2. Load the modules you need in ~/.zpreztorc then open a new Zsh terminal window or tab.


  1. For a list of themes, type
    prompt -l
  2. To preview a theme, type
    prompt -p name

Load the theme you like in ~/.zpreztorc then open a new Zsh terminal window or tab.

sorin theme Note that the 'git' module may be required for special symbols to appear, such as those on the right of the above image. Add


to the


list (under

zstyle ':prezto:load' pmodule \

in your ~/.zpreztorc) to enable this module.

External Modules

  1. By default modules will be loaded from /modules and /contrib.

Additional module directories can be added to the


setting in ~/.zpreztorc.

Note that module names need to be unique or they will cause an error when loading.

zstyle ':prezto:load' pmodule-dirs $HOME/.zprezto-contrib


The project is managed via Git. It is highly recommended that you fork this project; so, that you can commit your changes and push them to GitHub to not lose them. If you do not know how to use Git, follow this tutorial and bookmark this reference.


The Zsh Reference Card and the zsh-lovers man page are indispensable.


This project is licensed under the MIT License.

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