Oh My Zsh is a community-driven, open-source and free-to-use framework for Z shell configuration management. Z shell, also known as Zsh, has an array of innovative features that make it an interactive, Bourne-like POSIX shell. Many users attribute Z shell's ease of use and wide range of customisation to its numerous conveniences.
While Antigen and Starship are excellent free alternatives, Oh My Zsh has become the most widely used configuration manager for Z shell. Created over ten years ago, it has an extensive community of thousands of users and over 100 regular developers.
Oh My Zsh is available for Linux, Mac and even Windows if you use a tool like Cygwin. It means that no matter what OS you use, you can leverage a vast library of documentation, endless configuration examples and a carefully curated selection of built-in plugins.
Despite Oh My Zsh's technical nature, it’s relatively easy for a novice to use. After running the simple installation command, it will ask if it can regularly check for Git updates. With minimal effort, you can reap great benefits.
Facilitates updates over Git
By updating over Git, you benefit from a capable update mechanism giving you complete version control. Consequently, upgrading the user profile doesn't require implementing a custom mechanism. This also means you can preserve and upgrade your modifications simultaneously. Additionally, this means that if anything doesn't work with the new version, you can downgrade at any time to any previous revision.
Be a developer
Even if Oh My Zsh doesn't make you a top developer, you might start feeling like one. You can also use the Oh My Zsh program to seamlessly switch from your current shell to Zsh. In addition to its many other features, Oh My Zsh is perhaps most famous for its ability to manage tons of themes and plugins, leaving you more time to pay attention to the finer details of your projects.
Its utility-filled shell makes command-line operations nearly as quick as using a text editor. It grants straightforward appendages to path variables commands; it lets you keep track of command histories and more.