Install ZSH on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish) - Step by step guide ?

ZSH or Z shell is a great alternative to the traditional Bash shell of Linux. It acts perfectly as an interactive shell and an interpreter for shell scripts. Also, it combines the features of multiple shells, making this shell extremely powerful. 

Here at LinuxAPT , we shall look into how to install ZSH on a Ubuntu Linux system.


Steps for installing ZSH on Ubuntu Linux system

1. Perform System Update

To begin, update the system by running the below command:

$ sudo apt-get update


2. Install ZSH on the system

Now, install the Z shell on your system by running the below command:

$ sudo apt-get install zsh –y


3. Confirm ZSH Installation

To verify the installation of Z shell on the system, simply run the below command:

$ zsh --version

This will display the version of ZSH installed on the machine.


How to Uninstall ZSH from Ubuntu Linux system ?

You can remove Z shell from the system, run the below command:

$ sudo apt-get purge --autoremove zsh


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This article covers the complete process of installing the Z shell on your Ubuntu Linux System. In fact, Zsh is a shell, or command-line interpreter, for Linux systems. 

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