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Minimalistic zsh theme inspired by the old-fashioned hobbies. No verbose gimmicks, no emoji, no fidget spinners, and no other visual noise.

Works best with oh-my-zsh and zsh-syntax-highlighting installed.

Also provides a builtin fzf theme.


Light mode (SOBOLE_THEME_MODE=light):


And dark mode (SOBOLE_THEME_MODE=dark):


There are more examples provided in the showcases directory.




zplug 'sobolevn/sobole-zsh-theme', as:theme


Just copy the sobole.zsh-theme to your ~/.oh-my-zsh/custom/themes/ folder.

This set of commands will probably do what you want:

git clone
ln -s $PWD/sobole-zsh-theme/sobole.zsh-theme ~/.oh-my-zsh/custom/themes/sobole.zsh-theme

Then set ZSH_THEME="sobole" inside your .zshrc.

Here's the official docs on how to do that.


virtualenv, git, ls, grep, fzf, syntax highlight, autocomplete colors, pretty error codes, different users, different color modes.

This theme also exports $SOBOLE_SYNTAX_THEME variable with either 'GitHub' for light mode or 'Dracula' to be used with tools like bat or delta.


This theme supports several configuration options, which are provided as env variables:

$SOBOLE_THEME_MODE - sets the theme mode. There are two options available: light (set by default) and dark. Internally changes some colors when set to dark to give the best look on both color schemes.

$SOBOLE_MAX_DIR_LEN - sets the maximum width of a displayed directory name. Defaults to 65.

$SOBOLE_DEFAULT_USER - this options sets how the user is displayed. User is not displayed until it equals $SOBOLE_DEFAULT_USER, but imagine you executed sudo su - admin, that's how it will look like:


$SOBOLE_SYNTAX_HIGHLIGHTING - tweaks zsh-syntax-highlighting. If it is installed, modifies string colors, some other minor things. Enabled by default. Set it to 'false' if you do not want these tweaks. That's how it looks like:


If this setting is set to 'false', then $SOBOLE_SYNTAX_THEME is not exported.

$SOBOLE_FZF_THEME - tweaks fzf theme if it installed. Set it to 'false' if you do not want these tweaks. That's how it looks like:


$SOBOLE_LESS_THEME - tweaks less pager. Set it to 'false' if you do not want these tweaks. That's how it looks like:



sobole supports some icons (not many of them!) to indicate what is going on. Almost all of them are about git repository status. And one icon idicates that last command did not succeed.

Symbol Meaning
Repository is dirty
Repository is clean
§ Repository has unmerged changes
Repository has added files
⚠️ Last command resulted in error


You can choose any font that prints unicode symbols. In the examples Menlo Regular is used.

You can install it with: brew cask install font-menlo-for-powerline. Or download it here.

And then configure your terminal's font setting.

Using this theme

Are you using sobole? Add link to your dotfiles! Currently using:


This theme borrows some setup from avit and obraun themes.


WTFPL: do the fuck you want. If you had sold it, let me know just for fun.