Whether you're new to Linux or longtime Penguinista, a powerful command-line shell can boost productivity. From helpful prompts, to automatic argument completion, to time-saving command-line editing, there are many features to enjoy in modern shells. One of the most modern is the Z Shell, or zsh.
One of the most modern is the Z Shell, or zsh. Over the past few years, Linux Magazine has covered zsh at great-depth, and if you’ve ever wanted to try it, now’s the time. This zsh trail starts back in April 2002 and ends in July 2005. Along the trail, you’ll find an intro, learn how to script zsh completions, discover its many tricks, and learn about extended attributes, new file system access control lists that grant fine-grained access to files.