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Before you start

  1. Download and install Git for Windows + Git BASH
  2. Install Chocolatey
  3. Install GNU Make (Chocolatey), eg choco install make

Install Zsh

Run Git BASH as administrator and execute the following

  1. Download the zsh package
      curl -sL https://mirror.msys2.org/msys/x86_64/zsh-5.8-5-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst -o zsh.tar.zst
  2. Clone the zstd repo to use it for decompression
      git clone https://github.com/facebook/zstd.git
  3. Build zstd and untar + decompress the zsh package
      CC=gcc make -C zstd
      mkdir zsh && tar --use-compress-program=zstd/zstd.exe -xvf zsh.tar.zst -C zsh
  4. Merge the zsh content to Git BASH directory
      cp -R zsh/etc /
      cp -R zsh/usr /
  5. Set up zsh
      touch ~/.zshrc
      echo "test -t && exec zsh" >> ~/.bashrc
  6. Clean up and test zsh
      rm -rf zsh zsh.tar.zst zstd
      zsh --version

Set up Oh My Zsh

At this point you have zsh installed, next just set up Oh My Zsh the way you like.

## install oh my zsh
sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/master/tools/install.sh)"

## install plugins etc

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