Apple open source code that is available to everyone. How I installed the zsh shell on Fedora 19 from source code.

Posted: August 3, 2013. At: 8:40 PM. This was 4 years ago. Post ID: 6070
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WordPress uses cookies, or tiny pieces of information stored on your computer, to verify who you are. There are cookies for logged in users and for commenters. These cookies expire two weeks after they are set. There is a good selection of open-source code here that Apple is using on their machines. I downloaded the tarball of the zsh shell here:

This was compiled very easily after I installed the ncurses-devel RPM from this location for Fedora 19:

Then I was able to complete the checks run by ./configure and then I typed make -j4 and then su -c “make install” to copy the compiled shell and its files to their proper locations.

I then added this ~/.zshrc file to the folder and I got the proper zsh shell I was after. Very good indeed.

My awesome .zshrc file.

#.zshrc file for zsh(1).

export MAIL=/var/spool/mail/$USERNAME
export LESS=-cex3M
export EDITOR=vim
export HELPDIR=/usr/local/lib/zsh/help  # directory for run-help function to find docs
manpath=($X11HOME/man /usr/man /usr/lang/man /usr/local/man)
export WINDOWMANAGER=wmaker
manpath=($X11HOME/man /usr/man /usr/lang/man /usr/local/man:/usr/share/man)
# Adding /usr/share/man to the search path for Mepis GNU/Linux.
export MANPATH
# Misc colors.
export NORMAL=" \e[0m"
export GREEN=" \e[1;32m"
export YELLOW=" \e[1;33m"
export WHITE=" \e[1;37m"
export CYAN=" \e[1;36m"


eval `dircolors -b`

# Use hard limits, except for a smaller stack and no core dumps
limit stack 8192
limit core 0
limit -s

umask 022

# Set up aliases
alias mv='nocorrect mv'       # no spelling correction on mv
alias cp='nocorrect cp'       # no spelling correction on cp
alias mkdir='nocorrect mkdir' # no spelling correction on mkdir
alias j=jobs
alias pu=pushd
alias po=popd
alias d='dirs -v'
alias h=history
alias grep=egrep
alias ll='ls -l'
alias la='ls -a'
alias cls='clear'
alias lu='ls -hula'
# More useful Aliases.
alias tarunpack='tar -zxvf'
alias bz2unpack='tar -jxvf'

# List only directories and symbolic
# links that point to directories
alias lsd='ls -ld *(-/DN)'

# List only file beginning with "."
alias lsa='ls -ld .*'

# This code courtesy of Emacs ;).
# Not everyone has finger(1).
if [ -x /usr/bin/finger ] ; then
	INFO=$(finger -lmps $LOGNAME | fgrep On )
	alias userlist='finger -lmps'
	INFO=$(uname -msov)
	alias userlist='users'

# Shell functions
	typeset -x "${1}${1:+=}${(@)argv[2,$#]}"
}  # csh compatibility
	while (( $# )); do; unfunction $1; autoload -U $1; shift; done

# These following functions from
function my_ip() # get IP adresses. Bracket on next line C style...
    MY_IP=$(/sbin/ifconfig ppp0 | awk '/inet/ { print $2 } ' | sed -e s/addr://)
    MY_ISP=$(/sbin/ifconfig ppp0 | awk '/P-t-P/ { print $3 } ' | sed -e s/P-t-P://)

function lowercase()  # move filenames to lowercase.
    for file ; do
        case "$filename" in
        */*) dirname==${file%/*} ;;
        *) dirname=.;;
        nf=$(echo $filename | tr A-Z a-z)
        if [ "$nf" != "$filename" ]; then
            mv "$file" "$newname"
            echo "lowercase: $file --> $newname"
            echo "lowercase: $file not changed."

# Where to look for autoloaded function definitions
fpath=($fpath ~/.zfunc)


echo -e "${YELLOW}"
echo -e "${INFO}"
echo -e "$NORMAL"

autoload -U compinit
autoload -U promptinit; promptinit
prompt clint

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