What is Zsh and why you should use it instead of Bash

Zsh (short for Z-Shell) is, in technical terms, a UNIX Command Interpreter (often nicknamed shell by the community) , and in more simple terms a command prompt for UNIX and Linux based computer systems. Yesterday, Software Engineer Ali Spittel announced on Twitter that Apple’s macOS Operating System will be changing its default shell to Zsh from Bash. https://twitter.com/ASpittel/status/1135718054556569600 I have been a long-term Zsh user, and I learned about Zsh from Thoughtbot’s laptop-setup-script on GitHub about a year or two ago....

June 5, 2019 · 5 min · Catgirl