Supercharge your terminal


Make your terminal useful. And lean. And fast.

To fulfill said objectives we need to take few things into consideration:

  • zsh, because its love and life
  • consider practical research from zsh-bench
  • only include functions that we really need and understand
  • simple over easy

To get there we need

Shell config:

# we gonna move zsh config to ~/.config/zsh because clean home is cozy ~

# omz goodies
ohmyzsh/ohmyzsh path:lib/completion.zsh
ohmyzsh/ohmyzsh path:plugins/systemd
ohmyzsh/ohmyzsh path:plugins/zoxide
# fzf + zsh tab completion = bliss
# highlight incorrect/correct commands while typing
# search history with partial input
# show suggestions while typing

#!/usr/bin/env zsh

# Binary dependencies: 
# zoxide - no more cd
# exa - vastly better ls
# fzf - absolute terminal gamechanger
# ripgrep - faster and better grep
# nvim - better vim
# tldr - super-condensed man
# pkgfile - command-not-found - arch-linux-specific: automatically search the pkgfile database when entering an unrecognized command
# run (sudo) `pkgfile -u` beforehand to sync package database

# git clone --depth=1 ${ZDOTDIR:-~}/.antidote
source ${ZDOTDIR:-~}/.antidote/antidote.zsh
antidote load

if [[ -r "${XDG_CACHE_HOME:-$HOME/.cache}/p10k-instant-prompt-${(%):-%n}.zsh" ]]; then
  source "${XDG_CACHE_HOME:-$HOME/.cache}/p10k-instant-prompt-${(%):-%n}.zsh"

[[ ! -f ~/.config/zsh/.p10k.zsh ]] || source ~/.config/zsh/.p10k.zsh

export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
export EDITOR='nvim'
export DIFFPROG='nvim -d'
export FZF_DEFAULT_COMMAND='rg --no-messages --files --no-ignore --hidden --follow --glob "!.git/*"'
export FZF_DEFAULT_OPTS="--no-separator --layout=reverse --inline-info"
# zoxide directory preview options
export _ZO_FZF_OPTS="--no-sort --keep-right --height=50% --info=inline --layout=reverse --exit-0 --select-1 --bind=ctrl-z:ignore --preview='\command exa --long --all {2..}' --preview-window=right"

HISTFILE="${ZDOTDIR:-$HOME}/.zsh_history"       # The path to the history file.
HISTSIZE=1000000000              # The maximum number of events to save in the internal history.
SAVEHIST=1000000000              # The maximum number of events to save in the history file.

setopt BANG_HIST                 # Treat the '!' character specially during expansion.
setopt EXTENDED_HISTORY          # Write the history file in the ':start:elapsed;command' format.
setopt INC_APPEND_HISTORY        # Write to the history file immediately, not when the shell exits.
setopt SHARE_HISTORY             # Share history between all sessions.
setopt HIST_EXPIRE_DUPS_FIRST    # Expire duplicate entries first when trimming history.
setopt HIST_IGNORE_DUPS          # Don't record an entry that was just recorded again.
setopt HIST_IGNORE_ALL_DUPS      # Delete old recorded entry if new entry is a duplicate.
setopt HIST_FIND_NO_DUPS         # Do not display a line previously found.
setopt HIST_IGNORE_SPACE         # Don't record an entry starting with a space.
setopt HIST_SAVE_NO_DUPS         # Don't write duplicate entries in the history file.
setopt HIST_REDUCE_BLANKS        # Remove superfluous blanks before recording entry.
setopt HIST_VERIFY               # Do not execute immediately upon history expansion.

# set list-colors to enable filename colorizing
zstyle ':completion:*' list-colors ${(s.:.)LS_COLORS}
zstyle ':fzf-tab:complete:cd:*' fzf-preview 'exa -1 --color=always $realpath'
zstyle ':fzf-tab:complete:systemctl-*:*' fzf-preview 'SYSTEMD_COLORS=1 systemctl status $word'
zstyle ':fzf-tab:complete:tldr:argument-1' fzf-preview 'tldr --color always $word'
# switch group using `,` and `.`
zstyle ':fzf-tab:*' switch-group ',' '.'
# exclude .. and . from completion
zstyle ':completion:*' special-dirs false
# show hidden files in completion
setopt glob_dots

ZSH_HIGHLIGHT_HIGHLIGHTERS=(main brackets cursor root line)

# emacs zle keys
bindkey -e
bindkey '^[[A' history-substring-search-up
bindkey '^[[B' history-substring-search-down
bindkey "${terminfo[khome]}" beginning-of-line
bindkey "${terminfo[kend]}" end-of-line
bindkey "${terminfo[kdch1]}" delete-char
bindkey "^[[1;5C" forward-word
bindkey "^[[1;5D" backward-word

# use nvim as man viewer
export MANPAGER='nvim +Man!'

alias ll='exa --long --all --group-directories-first --git'

# arch-specific dependencies
source /usr/share/doc/pkgfile/command-not-found.zsh
source /usr/share/fzf/key-bindings.zsh
source /usr/share/fzf/completion.zsh

# enable zsh completion
autoload -Uz compinit && compinit
# source scripts from ~/bin
export PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH"

Have fun and be effective!