Zsh is a shell designed for interactive use, although it is also a powerful scripting language.

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Need to reset OS X terminal AFTER logging out of Ubuntu (ssh + zsh)

I have a problem I cannot understand, and cannot debug for the life of me. I run Mac OS X 10.9.2 (latest) and use Terminal.app and zsh as my shell. A server I work remotely on runs Ubuntu 13.04 and ...
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How do I unset (undo) unix set -C in zsh?

This works as expected $ echo "foo" > foo $ cat foo # foo $ echo "updated" > foo $ cat foo # updated From man set -C If set, bash does not overwrite an ...
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Dynamic directory hash

There's a nice method in zsh called hash -d with example usage: hash -d magic=/very/long/name/$USER/even/more Then I can cd ~magic/deeper. Is it possible to achieve the same result but so that ...
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Tmux printing ^P

My terminal has recently started printing control characters (e.g. ^P or ^N) when I press Ctrl+P (or other combinations). I'm not sure what caused the change. Here is my .tmux.conf file. Any ideas? ...
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How do you set alias sudo='nocorrect sudo ' correctly?

Until Recently I had alias sudo='sudo ' in my .zshrc file. Today I ran into this error on trying to do sudo mv: ➜ ~ sudo mv nginx.conf.orig nginx.conf.orig2 sudo: nocorrect: command not found Now ...
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zsh and Ruby print issue

Has anyone come across an issue where Ruby's print method leaves behind a % at the end of the line using zsh? I'm using oh-my-zsh (https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh) with iTerm2. Here is an ...
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mac os x byobu vertical split using iTerm, tmux, zsh

How to get vertical split on Mac OS X in byobu? Ctrl + F2 is not working. It open new window instead of spliting the current. In oposite spliting horizontaly with shift + F2 works ok.
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Zsh autocomplete function with sed

I'm struggling to write an ZSH autocomplete function. My goal is to autocomplete ta's and tk's first argument with the projects listed in tmux list-sessions and tmuxinator list. Here's what I have so ...
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zsh (z shell) numpad/numlock doesn't work

I just upgraded to zsh/oh-my-zsh. Almost immediately I notice on my machine that the 10-digit numpad is not working. It was working in bash and fish shell. Oddly, if I hold down the fn/function key ...
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What is the ZSH equivalent of 'expr'?

The expr utility evaluates an expression and writes the result on standard output. What is the canonical ZSH way to evaluate an expression, and print the result? Solution: I believe the answer is ...
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Disallowing windows to rename themselves in tmux

I've installed tmux on an OS X system with zsh provided by oh-my-zsh. I usually use quite a number of tmux windows for a whole bunch of ssh sessions, and I like to keep these windows named after the ...
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How to restore my iterm2/zsh session after restart?

I use oh-my-zsh with iTerm2 on osx and I'd like them to retain the same tabs with the same directories and hopefully the same textual history after a restart. Currently after a restart iTerm reopens ...
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Iterating over keys (or k/v pairs) in zsh associative array?

In zsh, I want to iterate over an associative array. I need both keys and values. But when I iterate over the associative array normally (for x in $assoc_array), I get only values. All examples ...
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zsh tab completion to run scripts in current folder (.<TAB>scr<TAB>)->./script.sh

I have an issue with zsh (or oh-my-zsh): When I want to run a script in current directory, I do ./script.sh. In bash I could do .<TAB> and it would give me ./ where I could continue typing the ...
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OSX Mavericks .zshrc cannot source

I am trying to source my zshrc. It sources fine when before I add this line: . ~/Dropbox/configs/aliases Then I get this: /Users/mkrell/.zshrc:.:13: too many open files: Dropbox/configs/aliases ...
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What's the ZSH equivalent of BASH's $PROMPT_COMMAND?

BASH supports a $PROMPT_COMMAND environment variable that defines a command to be executed before any first-level interactive prompt. I'm looking for a ZSH equilvalent of that. The documentation says ...
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Parse Git Branch Stopped Working (OSX)

I use a method called parse_git_branch which is called by my PROMPT. I'm using zshell, but I don't understand why this would stop working. Here's the function: parse_git_branch() { ...
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git using different version of vim than zsh

I've got a plugin called YouCompleteMe installed in vim. When vim starts with this plugin installed, it will raise a warning if the version of vim is under the minimum required. I'm using vim ...
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mdfind -onlyin not working in hidden directories recursvily? How to use it properly?

I am trying to find all files named doc.py in one of my virtualevns (called data_science), which are all in hidden directory .virtualenvs under /Users/adni and so I go: mdfind -onlyin data_science ...
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Redirect stdout/stderr of a background job from console to a log file?

I just run a job (assume foo.sh). ./foo.sh [Press Ctrl-Z to stop] bg # enter background And it generate output to stdout and stderr. Is there any method to redirect to stdout and stderr to other ...
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ZSH autolearn completition plugin

Is there something like "autolearn" command/plugin for zsh? By this I mean when I type command option option1 ... and zsh don't know about options for this particular command I want zsh to remember ...
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the same tr translate failed on some of machine

I use the following code and failed. $ echo $TERM xtermc $ v=/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin ; echo $v | tr ':' '\n' /binn/usr/binn/usr/local/bin It seems skip my '/'. I don't know how to solve this. ...
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Disable automatic capitalisation of git checkout BRANCH_NAME in ZSH/oh-my-zsh

I'm using zsh 5.0.2 with oh-my-zsh plugin and whenever I do tab completion on git checkout f it comes out as: git checkout Feature\ For some reason it's automatically searching uppercase branch ...
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Zsh: how to auto complete after a command?

everyone. It's a little difficult to explain what I want to do. I want to create a script 'example', which can input long commands for you after you run it with short parameters. For example, $ ...
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Is there a syntax in ZSH for creating multiple aliases at once?

I.e., if I'd like to alias both proxychains & prch to proxychains4, is there something equivalent to this?: alias prch='proxychains'='proxychains4'
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ZSH browse content of zip file

Is there any way or plugin for zsh where I can browse content of zip files in place instead of unzipping zip file and than making zip again? I want to achieve same behavior as in Midnight Commander ...
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ZSH and Passwordless access with SSH in a shared home environment

I have a small cluster with some nodes which share their home folder through NFS. I allow passwordless SSH access to the users with this script: if [[ -e $homeDirs/$username/.ssh/id_rsa.pub ]]; then ...
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zsh warning before executing file

I frequently find myself accidentally running python files as shell scripts, e.g. $ ./test.py This has potential to cause lots of damage if there was no shebang line at the start of the file, so I ...
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In ZSH line editor, how to insert a new line?

Say I am editing a single line, with my cursor at the indicated position: $ abc ꕯ def ghi I would now like to split into two lines and continue editing (like hitting ENTER would do in a text ...
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env -i zsh | How is this magic possible?

I'm currently working, for school, on a home-made shell, therefore I'm kind of curious nowadays about how shell vars are set. Yes, this can be really exciting ! Anyway, we obviously have to deal with ...
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How to disable the confirmation of history expansions like `!!`

Zsh takes real good care of me, and at times it can get a bit too much. One of the times where I'd rather have it stay out of my business is when it "wants to make sure I want to execute the given ...
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zsh (or maybe oh-my-zsh) history gets confused with multi-line commands

if I use the up arrow in a zsh session, as you'd expect I get previous commands, from newest to oldest. Now (whether it's zsh or oh-my-zsh doing this I don't know), but if I type the start of a line ...
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Emacs key for Home & End

I'm running Emacs in urxvt with zsh as shell: ~ % echo $TERM && echo $SHELL rxvt-256color /bin/zsh ~ % My current problem is that I can't get Home key & End key working properly in ...
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Binding caps lock to escape in z-shell

I want to rebind the Caps Lock to escape in z-shell to make better use of the vi-mode in the z-shell line editor. I don't want to rebind it for the entire system. Is this possible? (if that matters, ...
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ZSH: Where to place environment variable so that launched application can pick it up?

I need an environment variable KEY="value" made available to a GUI application before starting it. The launcher file (the one that places the icon on the desktop and sidebar in Ubuntu) has a value of ...
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zsh how to backspace through quotes

How can I backspace and move through quotes in zsh? Pressing left or backspace does nothing at the start of the quote after I hit enter after typing ': $ echo ' quote> The ...
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Locating the source of a function in zsh

I have this annoying issue in my zsh shell where a function is being declared somewhere and that function is named "cp" so it's overriding the normal cp behavior. I'm trying to locate the function ...
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Why does my zsh prompt wander upwards when window is too narrow?

I have a weird behaviour that seems to be a combination of zsh and maybe urxvt (?) My setup is this: I start urxvt -e 'tmux' to get myself a terminal which launches zsh as the default shell. I then ...
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Zsh prompt produces an error

I have the default prompt for oh-my-zsh, which is great when I have a git repo, but if there is no git repo its actually failing instead of putting nothing. I trapped an ascii image to err just for ...
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Nested substitution in ZSH

I use zsh. Say, for instance, that I want to remove the current directory from cdpath. That means that I need to remove an element based on content, which fits the ${name:#to_be_removed} pattern ...
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ConEmu (with bash/zsh etc. shell) - can't use key bindings using “Meta” (Alt) key

I have key bindings created with zsh such as: bindkey -s "^[l" 'ls -lrt --color=always\n' that I want to execute in ConEmu by holding "Alt" and pressling "l". It just prints a rectangle character ...
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rxvt-unicode (urxvt) v9.19 is not reporting users that are using ttys

I have some problems with urxvt v9.19, I'm not able to see myself reported in the who command. My setup is: Archlinux: Linux arch 3.12.7-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jan 10 08:50:35 CET 2014 x86_64 ...
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Forwarding shell to servers without installing it

is there any way how to forward a shell to a server without installing it on that box? This is what I need to do: I work for company where we admin X boxes and I will probably not be allowed to ...
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Terminator and Zsh: ctrl+D not closing session

I've been a Terminator and zsh user for a while with consistent profiles across several machines. However, on a freshly installed Linux Mint machine, for some reason Ctrl+D (EOT) isn't closing the ...
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Zsh not recognizing ls colors

I just was introduced to Zsh and so far I am really liking the customizability. I use the following line to set up colors in .zshrc: zstyle ':completion:*' list-colors '' This gives me these ...
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How do I negate a ZSH regular expression test?

How do I negate the ZSH regex operator? I'd like to do something like: if [[ $host !~ '^myhost[0-9]+$' ]] then # Do stuff # ... fi ...or: if [[ !($host =~ '^myhost[0-9]+$') ]] then # ...
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zsh function cannot be used in tmux

I wrote up a special function to wrap a command, in ZSH, so it doesn't output any warnings and runs the process in my background. This command works great without tmux, but when I try to use it in a ...
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How to delete one directory level in a command argument (up to a slash) on ZSH command line?

I just switched from bash to zsh. One thing that is different and a bit annoying from me that Alt-Backspace removes the whole argument instead of just one word. I'm used to using it to remove one ...
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bash's command number ( \# ) equivalent in zsh

I'm looking for a character to put in my zsh's $PROMPT that would be equivalent to bash's \# (the command number of this command, according to this site). So far I've found only %h but this is not ...
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automatically launch/open a file when it changes

OS: OS X Lion Shell: zsh I'd like to automatically launch/open a file when it changes. Background: i'm working on a windows vm, generating pdfs. Syncing via dropbox and when a file changes on ...