Installing Zim is easy:

  • With curl:

    curl -fsSL | zsh
  • With wget:

    wget -nv -O - | zsh

Open a new terminal and you're done. Enjoy your Zsh IMproved! Take some time to tweak your ~/.zshrc file, and to also check the available modules and themes you can add to your ~/.zimrc.

Manual installation

  1. Set Zsh as the default shell:

    chsh -s $(which zsh)
  2. Prepend the lines in the following templates to the respective dot files:

  3. Restart your terminal to automatically install the zimfw command line utility, install the modules defined in ~/.zimrc, and build the initialization scripts.