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fizsh

FIZSH is the Friendly Interactive ZSHell. It is a front end to ZSH. It provides the user of ZSH with interactive syntax-highting and Matlab-like history search. It also has a both short and informative prompt.

install

In order to install FIZSH, you may run the following:

user@localmachine$ mkdir ./fizsh

user@localmachine$ git clone https://github.com/zsh-users/fizsh.git
Initialized empty Git repository in /path/to/fizsh/.git/
...

user@localmachine$ cd ./fizsh

user@localmachine$ ./configure

user@localmachine$ # or ./configure --prefix=/usr --includedir=/usr/include --datadir=/usr/share \
                                    --bindir=/usr/bin --libexecdir=/usr/lib/fizsh \
                                    --localstatedir=/var --sysconfdir=/etc/

checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
...

user@localmachine$ make # gmake for those on BSD
Making all in src
...

user@localmachine$ sudo make install
Making install in src
...

user@localmachine$ fizsh
Welcome to fizsh, the friendly interactive zshell
Type man fizsh for instructions on how to use fizsh
user@localmachine /p/t/fizsh>

Those without access to a privileged account may install fizsh in their home directory:

user@localmachine$ export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin && ./configure --prefix=$HOME && make && make install
...

user@localmachine$ fizsh
Welcome to fizsh, the friendly interactive zshell
Type man fizsh for instructions on how to use fizsh
user@localmachine /p/t/fizsh>

Users on Debian based systems can install the latest binary package from Sourceforge:

user@localmachine$ wget --no-check-certificate --output-document=fizsh_1.0.9-1_all.deb \
                       "https://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/fizsh/fizsh_1.0.9-1_all.deb"

user@localmachine$ sudo dpkg -i ./fizsh_1.0.9-1_all.deb
Selecting previously deselected package fizsh.
...

user@localmachine$ fizsh
Welcome to fizsh, the friendly interactive zshell
Type man fizsh for instructions on how to use fizsh
user@localmachine /p/t/current_dir>

Users of "Debian" and "Ubuntu" may simply run:

user@localmachine$ sudo apt-get install fizsh
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
...

Debian / Sid tends to contain a more recent version of Fizsh.

Users of "Arch" can find a package at https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/fizsh-git/. To install it run:

user@localmachine$ wget "https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/snapshot/fizsh-git.tar.gz"
user@localmachine$ tar xvfz fizsh-git.tar.gz
user@localmachine$ cd fizsh-git
user@localmachine$ makepkg -s
user@localmachine$ sudo pacman -U fizsh-git-1.0.8.r8.g95d0050-1-any.pkg.tar.xz

Please notice that the name of package archive ("fizsh-git-1.0.8.r8.g95d0050-1-any.pkg.tar.xz" in the example above) can change from version to version.

uninstall

In order to uninstall FIZSH, run:

user@localmachine /p/t/fizsh> sudo make uninstall
Making uninstall in src
...

Those who have installed fizsh through a Debian-based package manager, such as dpkg or apt-get, may run:

user@localmachine /p/t/current_dir> sudo apt-get remove fizsh
(Reading database ... 399874 files and directories currently installed.)
...

To delete the fizsh package on "Arch" users can run:

user@localmachine /p/t/current_dir> sudo pacman -R fizsh-git

or

user@localmachine /p/t/current_dir> sudo pacman -Rs fizsh-git

to delete the package with all its dependencies.