tutorial, linux,

Install ZSH on Ubuntu

Debashish D. Dev Debashish D. Dev Follow Feb 02, 2019 · 1 min read
Install ZSH on Ubuntu
Share this

I am a full time linux user, to be specific ubuntu user. Just like other linux users, shell is important to me too. I believe I haven’t spent a single day without opening the terminal. There are a lots of Shell available for linux but ZSH is my favorite. ZSH is my favorite because there is a lots of customization options. In this article, I will show you how to install ZSH on Ubuntu 20.04.

How To Install ZSH on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

  1. Open Terminal

How To Install ZSH on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

  1. As we are trying to install a new magical thing on our system, we need to check if there is any update available .Run this command on terminal.

    sudo apt update
  2. You can update your system using this command.

    sudo apt get upgrade
  3. Now lets install ZSH on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Run the command given bellow to install ZSH on your system.

    sudo apt-get install zsh
  4. This command will start installing ZSH on your system. Press Y and enter to complete the installation.

install ZSH on Ubuntu Linux

Now lets check if ZSH successfully installed on our Ubuntu or not. Run this command to check.

zsh --version

Install ZSH on Ubuntu 20.04

If you see something like zsh 5.* then your system has ZSH installed. Now we need to set ZSH as our default shell.

How to set ZSH as default shell on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

the the command given bellow to set ZSH as your default shell.

chsh -s $(which zsh)

Hope you have successfully install ZSH shell following my article on Ubuntu. In next article we will install an awesome theme for ZSH.

Join Newsletter
Get the latest news right in your inbox. We never spam!
Debashish D. Dev
Written by Debashish D. Dev Follow
My love for all the folk artists across the world