iamnearlythere

A Shell's Must-have Features

I've been using zsh with oh-my-zsh for a long time now. If I were to replace it, this is what I'd look for in the future:

  • Case insensitive completion/globbing
  • Auto completion of filenames via tab, left + right, enter
  • Fuzzy matching/spelling correction of targets when cd-ing
  • Have sensible prompt looks
    • (aliased) directory
    • git status
      • branch name
      • dirty-index indicator
    • no username
  • ctrl+r history
  • !$ and !! expansion before execution
  • up + down to traverse history
  • globbing with **

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