Customize path of the directory used by Zim with the ZIM_HOME environment variable:


By default, the zimfw plugin manager configuration file must be at ~/.zimrc, if the ZDOTDIR environment variable is not defined. Otherwise, it must be at ${ZDOTDIR}/.zimrc. You can customize its full path and name with the ZIM_CONFIG_FILE environment variable:


Modules are installed using git by default. If you don't have git installed, or if you want to take advantage of our degit tool for faster and lighter module installations, you can set degit as the default tool with:

zstyle ':zim:zmodule' use 'degit'

By default, zimfw will check if it has a new version available every 30 days. This can be disabled with:

zstyle ':zim' disable-version-check yes