I’ve been using zsh as a replacement for bash for some time already. Its cool features like globbing patterns (**/* ftw!), tab completion or typo correction are now essential to me.
oh-my-zsh makes it really easy to get a fully functional shell out of the box because of the defined functions and its plugin system. Nonetheless, it makes my shell startup really slow. Or it used to, because I have gitpulled (nice verb there, isn’t it?) several patches created by oknowton for the shell framework that improve a lot the startup time.
git remote add oknowton https://github.com/oknowton/oh-my-zsh.git
git pull oknowton master
Pat Regan original post can be found here.
According to Robby Russell the branch has been merged upstream, so you don’t need to checkout Pat Regan’s branch anymore. Thanks to both of you for making our CLI experience better ;)