Zsh is a UNIX command interpreter (shell) usable as an interactive login shell and as a shell script command processor. Of the standard shells, zsh most closely resembles ksh but includes many enhancements. Zsh has command line editing, builtin spelling correction, programmable command completion, shell functions (with autoloading), a history mechanism, and a host of other features.
Zsh was originally written by Paul Falstad
email@example.com. Zsh is
now maintained by the members of the zsh workers mailing list
firstname.lastname@example.org. The development is currently
Zsh is available from the following anonymous ftp sites. The first
is the official archive site. The rest are mirror sites which are
kept frequently up to date. The sites marked with
ftp.math.gatech.edu instead of the primary site.
Known only to the recipients of the
zsh-workers mailing list.
To join the mailing lists, see section Mailing Lists.
Zsh has 3 mailing lists:
To subscribe, send mail with the SUBJECT
to the associated administrative address for the mailing list.
YOU ONLY NEED TO JOIN ONE OF THE MAILING LISTS AS THEY ARE NESTED.
All submissions to
zsh-announce are automatically forwarded to
All submissions to
zsh-users are automatically forwarded to
Un-subscribing is done similarly.
If you have problems subscribing/unsubscribing to any of the mailing
lists, send mail to Richard Coleman,
Zsh has a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) maintained by
P.Stephenson@swansea.ac.uk. It is regularly
posted to the newsgroup
comp.unix.shell and the
mailing list. The latest version can be found at any of the Zsh ftp sites,
Zsh has a web page maintained by Mark Borges,
which is located at:
sh(1), csh(1), tcsh(1), rc(1), bash(1), ksh(1), zshbuiltins(1), zshcompctl(1), zshexpn(1), zshparam(1), zshzle(1), zshoptions(1), zshmisc(1)
IEEE Standard for information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) -- Part 2: Shell and Utilities, IEEE Inc, 1993, ISBN 1-55937-255-9.
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