I just installed Arch as a guest (Virtual Box), and I really liked the way that the shell behaved on the live version of Arch.

What would the steps be in order to copy those settings (from live) onto my fresh Arch install, if possible?

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    – No Time
    Sep 1, 2014 at 18:43
  • I don't think this is bad question at all. In fact I searched this question myself. Some people just downvote without a reason I guess.
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    Apr 20, 2021 at 13:36

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You only need the grml-zsh-config package like:

pacman -S grml-zsh-config

...and maybe to set your default shell to zsh like:

chsh -s /usr/bin/zsh [username]

You might also want to check what else you can get like:

pacman -Ss zsh
  • I didn't need to change the shell to zsh by default, but that was an extra.
    – No Time
    Sep 1, 2014 at 19:12
  • @NoTime -- please take the time to review the last edit.
    – mikeserv
    Sep 1, 2014 at 19:42
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    I actually used pacman -Ss zsh to find what package zsh was in (thought it was zshell), prior to downloading. I didn't know that grml-zsh-config was what made zsh so spiffy. I also added some of the autocompletes, as well as the "fish-like" components. I already upvoted you once :) the answer helped.
    – No Time
    Sep 1, 2014 at 21:26

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