Using Oh-My-Zsh Permalink to " Using Oh-My-Zsh"

If you are using Linux or Mac OS X, Oh-My-Zsh is a great tool to manage your ZSH configuration.

Most of the JHipster development team uses Oh-My-Zsh, and if you see people using shortcuts in their terminal, the magic comes from here!

Oh-My-Zsh JHipster plugin Permalink to "Oh-My-Zsh JHipster plugin"

The JHipster Oh-My-Zsh plugin is available on GitHub at

Currently it only adds shortcuts (full list here), but we welcome contributions to have better auto-completion!

It is not part (yet) of the official plugin list, so you need to install it manually:

  1. Edit your ~/.zshrc and add jhipster to the list of plugins to enable:

    plugins=( ... jhipster )

  2. In the command line, change to oh-my-zsh’s custom plugin directory and clone the repository:

    cd ~/.oh-my-zsh/custom/plugins && git clone jhipster && cd && . ~/.zshrc

The git, docker and docker-compose plugins are usually useful with JHipster.

So your plugins section in your .zshrc file would be:

plugins=(git docker docker-compose jhipster)

Other installation methods Permalink to "Other installation methods"

Antigen Permalink to "Antigen"

If you’re using Antigen:

  1. Add antigen bundle jhipster/jhipster-oh-my-zsh-plugin to your .zshrc where you’ve listed your other plugins.
  2. Close and reopen your Terminal/iTerm window to refresh context and use the plugin. Alternatively, you can run antigen bundle jhipster/jhipster-oh-my-zsh-plugin in a running shell to have antigen clone and load jhipster.

zgen Permalink to "zgen"

If you’re using zgen:

  1. Add zgen load jhipster/jhipster-oh-my-zsh-plugin to your .zshrc along with your other zgen load commands.
  2. rm ${ZGEN_INIT}/init.zsh && zgen save