Zsh | Cookbook

Useful tips

Speed-up zsh start

Depending on the way, you install zsh, the installation process clones git-repositories to your home folder $HOME.

Starting zsh does at one point check files git ‚git ls-files‘. So, if you have a lot of files and folders in your home directory, this will take some time.

If you want to speedup the start, create a .gitignore file in your home an include all files with not relations to zsh, e.g. .npm, .ssh or .Trash.

Customize Zsh Prompt


Installation on mac OS


$ brew tap sambadevi/powerlevel9k
$ brew install powerlevel9k

Add Themes to .zshrc

. /usr/local/opt/powerlevel9k/powerlevel9k.zsh-theme

Install on macx OS to use in Oh-My-Zsh

To install this theme for use in Oh-My-Zsh, clone this repository into your OMZ custom/themesdirectory.

$ git clone https://github.com/bhilburn/powerlevel9k.git ~/.oh-my-zsh/custom/themes/powerlevel9k

You then need to select this theme in your ~/.zshrc:


Links and Resources

Zsh with Powerlevel9K — Power up your terminal‘s colour scheme and productivity level