Zsh IMproved FrameWork
What is Zim?
Zim is a Zsh configuration framework with blazing speed and modular extensions.
Zim is very easy to customize, and comes with a rich set of modules and features without compromising on speed or functionality!
What does Zim offer?
If you're here, it means you want to see the cool shit Zim can do. Check out the available modules!
Below is a brief showcase of Zim's features.
For a speed comparison between Zim and other frameworks, see this wiki entry.
To preview some of the available themes, check the themes wiki page.
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And much more!
Zim has many modules! Enable as many or as few as you'd like.
Installing Zim is easy:
curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/zimfw/install/develop/install.zsh | zsh
wget -nv -O - https://raw.githubusercontent.com/zimfw/install/develop/install.zsh | zsh
Open a new terminal and you're done! Enjoy your Zsh IMproved! Take some time to
read about the available modules and tweak your
If you have a different shell framework installed (like oh-my-zsh or prezto), uninstall those first to prevent conflicts.
Use the following zstyle to select the modules you would like enabled:
zstyle ':zim' modules 'first-module' 'second-module' 'third-module'
You can provide as many module names as you want. Modules are sourced in the order given.
By default, a module is installed from the Zim repository with the same name.
For example, the
utility module is installed from
https://github.com/zimfw/utility.git if no additional module configuration is provided.
To configure a module, use the following format, where the style name is the module name:
zstyle ':zim:module' <module> ['frozen' yes] ['url' <url>] ['branch' <branch>|'tag' <tag>]
|frozen||If set to yes, then module will not be cleaned, installed or updated. It can still be freely enabled or disabled with the modules style.||no|
|url||Repository URL or path. The following formats are equivalent: module, zimfw/module, https://github.com/zimfw/module.git||module|
|tag||Repository tag. Overrides branch, if one was specified.|
Choose the module name wisely. The first file found in the module root directory, in the following order, will be sourced: init.zsh, module.zsh, module.plugin.zsh, module.zsh.theme, module.sh
For example, mafredi/zsh-async must be
configured as a module called
zstyle ':zim:module' async 'url' 'mafredri/zsh-async'
because it has an async.zsh initialization file. Then to be enabled,
be added to the modules style.
To update your modules, run:
To upgrade Zim, run:
For more information about the
zimfw tool, run
zimfw with no parameters.
The best way to remove Zim is to manually delete
remove the initialization lines from your