Cool windows terminal with Oh My ZSH.

Manuel Hernández Lemus
2 min readAug 23, 2019

1.- Install WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux)

  • Run PowerShell as administrator and paste the next line:
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux
  • Go to Microsoft Store and choose your favorite Linux distribution, I will use Ubuntu:

2. — Install Fluent Terminal

To install Fluent Terminal, we required first install Chocolatey, run CMD or PowerShell as administrator:

CMD:@"%SystemRoot%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" -NoProfile -InputFormat None -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString(''))" && SET "PATH=%PATH%;%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\chocolatey\bin"PowerShell:Set-ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Scope Process -Force; iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString(''))

Ready! Let´s go to install Fluent Terminal

choco install fluent-terminal

3.- Setting up Fluent Terminal

Open fluent terminal configuration and select WSL on profiles menu.

4.- Install ZSH

Open Fluent Terminal and run sudo apt-get install zsh

5.- Install Oh My ZSH

sh -c “$(curl -fsSL"

6.- Configuring Oh My ZSH

  • Firts, install the PowerLevel9K theme
git clone ~/.oh-my-zsh/custom/themes/powerlevel9k

Open vim editor for edit .zshrc file

vim ~/.zshrc

Paste the next line ZSH_THEME="powerlevel9k/powerlevel9k" instead of ZSH_THEME="robbyrussell"

We finish, we have a cool windows terminal.

Bonus: Oh My ZSH themes


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