Every so often I get an impulsive desire to try something new and yesterday morning was no different.
While sitting at the computer and catching up on my RSS feeds I decided it was time to take zsh for a spin and thus my adventure for the day had begun.
To be honest, I had thought about trying zsh once before but I didn't bother in the end because I have always been somewhat of a bash devotee. Up until now bash was the only shell I have used since the Red Hat 5.x days.
After installing zsh and running chsh, I did what every other sane user would do.. I spent some time reading the man pages and looking at various .zshrc files until I finally had the configuration that I wanted.
I have to say that I really like zsh and I will be using it from now on. The completion system is extremely powerful and the ability to alias file types so that files can be opened in specific applications just by supplying the filename in the terminal is very useful.