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I am setting up ZSH with oh-my-zsh, and I want to preserve my .bashrc and .bash_aliases configurations.

From ~/.zshrc I read that:

Aliases can be placed here, though oh-my-zsh users are encouraged to define aliases within the ZSH_CUSTOM folder.

In the $ZSH_CUSTOM folder I find an example.zsh file that says:

You can put files here to add functionality separated per file, which will be ignored by git. Files on the custom/ directory will be automatically loaded by the init script, in alphabetical order.

Sounds great! Let's copy my bash files in there.

BUT it's not working! If I try one of my aliases I get:

zsh: command not found

I tried removing the dot from the files' names but no change.

What's happening?

(If I source the files manually it works.)

  • Why not just put the aliases in ~/.zshrc and skip the oh-my-zsh baggage? – thrig Sep 7 '16 at 14:54
  • Are you using oh-my-zsh or not? ZSH_CUSTOM is an oh-my-zsh thing. – Gilles Sep 7 '16 at 22:52
  • @Gilles yes I am using oh-my-zsh, will edit to clarify. – MasterScrat Sep 8 '16 at 9:30
  • @thrig that's what I'm doing right now but I'd prefer to do it the way it is intended. – MasterScrat Sep 8 '16 at 9:30
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    Did you add the .zsh extension to your files? – Wieland Sep 8 '16 at 11:01
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Files you create in $ZSH_CUSTOM need to have a file extension of .zsh, according to the documentation:

oh-my-zsh's internals are defined in its lib directory. To change them, just create a file inside the custom directory (its name doesn't matter, as long as it has a .zsh ending)

If you just copied .bashrc and .bash_aliases into it, oh-my-zsh will therefore ignore them.

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