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life with zsh

the BYU UUG recently had a conversation on their mailing list about the benefits of zsh over bash.

I switched completely about 2 days ago, and here are a few things I’ve noticed:

  • I really like the atuo correctnio functionality
  • history completion, auto complete, among others just looks better (it doesn’t just keep dumping text, it replaces it)
  • I like that they have distinct config files that get sourced at different times
  • it was really simple (simpler than I remember in bash) to make PS1 look right