Here’s how I set up ZSH on Fedora Linux.

Install the basic packages

dnf install zsh zsh-autosuggestions zsh-syntax-highlighting util-linux-user

Install Oh My ZSH

  • Follow the instruction on the Oh My ZSH website:
sh -c "$(curl -fsSL"

Install the Powerlevel10k theme

Install the MesloLGS font family first to get the best results.

  1. Install the fonts:
  2. Clone the repository:
    • git clone --depth=1 ${ZSH_CUSTOM:-$HOME/.oh-my-zsh/custom}/themes/powerlevel10k
  3. Set ZSH_THEME="powerlevel10k/powerlevel10k" in ~/.zshrc
  4. Configure the Terminal to load the MesloLGS font:


  1. Open a new Terminal windom to start the wizard, choose your style by following the steps. If you cannot see the icons, redo the MesloLGS font family step.

  2. The setup is complete!

ZSH Plugins

Oh My ZSH and Powerlevel10k provides a lot of useful plugins. I just need few of them, this is how my .zshrc plugins block looks like:


Enable Autosuggestions and Syntax Highlighting

Enable zsh-autosuggestions and zsh-syntax-highlighting.

The productivity is increased by these two add-ons. Fedora provides the packages, which have been installed in the initial step of this tutorial. The installation instructions can be found on the projects’ website if you don’t use Fedora.

For Fedora, you just need to add the two lines below into .zshrc

source /usr/share/zsh-autosuggestions/zsh-autosuggestions.zsh
source /usr/share/zsh-syntax-highlighting/zsh-syntax-highlighting.zsh

Alias and Source

I use some aliases to make my daily tasks easier.

alias zshconfig="nvim ~/.zshrc"
alias pydevel="source ~/.virtualenvs/pydevel/bin/activate" 

Wrap up

ZSH is a powerful tool that can be used to increase productivity and have fun while using Linux. This is my personal setup, which I use daily. I created this tutorial in order to share my setup and use it as a reference in the future.