Zsh is a UNIX command interpreter (shell) usable as an interactive
login shell and as a shell script command processor. Of the standard shells,
zsh most closely resembles ksh but includes many enhancements. Zsh
has command line editing, builtin spelling correction, programmable
command completion, shell functions (with autoloading), a history
mechanism, and a host of other features.
Zsh was originally written by Paul Falstad <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Zsh is now maintained by the members of the zsh-workers mailing
list <email@example.com>. The development is currently
coordinated by Peter Stephenson <firstname.lastname@example.org>. The coordinator
can be contacted at <email@example.com>, but matters relating to
the code should generally go to the mailing list.
Zsh is available from the following anonymous FTP sites. These mirror
sites are kept frequently up to date. The sites marked with (H) may be
mirroring ftp.cs.elte.hu instead of the primary site.
- Primary site
- ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/pub/unix/shells/zsh/ (H)
- ftp://ftp.nisiq.net/pub/shells/zsh/ (H)
2.3 Mailing Lists
Zsh has 3 mailing lists:
- Announcements about releases, major changes in the shell and the
monthly posting of the Zsh FAQ. (moderated)
- User discussions.
- Hacking, development, bug reports and patches.
To subscribe or unsubscribe, send mail
to the associated administrative address for the mailing list.
YOU ONLY NEED TO JOIN ONE OF THE MAILING LISTS AS THEY ARE NESTED.
All submissions to zsh-announce are automatically forwarded to
zsh-users. All submissions to zsh-users are automatically
forwarded to zsh-workers.
If you have problems subscribing/unsubscribing to any of the mailing
lists, send mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. The mailing lists are
maintained by Karsten Thygesen <email@example.com>.
The mailing lists are archived; the archives can be accessed via the
administrative addresses listed above. There is also a hypertext
archive, maintained by Geoff Wing <firstname.lastname@example.org>, available at
2.4 The Zsh FAQ
Zsh has a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), maintained by
Peter Stephenson <email@example.com>. It is regularly posted to the
newsgroup comp.unix.shell and the zsh-announce mailing list.
The latest version can be found at any of the Zsh FTP sites, or at
http://www.zsh.org/FAQ/. The contact address for FAQ-related matters
2.5 The Zsh Web Page
Zsh has a web page which is located at http://www.zsh.org/. This is
maintained by Karsten Thygesen <firstname.lastname@example.org>, of SunSITE Denmark.
The contact address for web-related matters is <email@example.com>.
2.6 The Zsh Userguide
A userguide is currently in preparation. It is intended to complement the
manual, with explanations and hints on issues where the manual can be
cabbalistic, hierographic, or downright mystifying (for example, the word
`hierographic' does not exist). It can be viewed in its current state at
http://zsh.sunsite.dk/Guide/. At the time of writing, chapters
dealing with startup files and their contents and the new completion system
were essentially complete.
2.7 See Also
man page sh(1),
man page csh(1),
man page tcsh(1),
man page rc(1),
man page bash(1),
man page ksh(1)
IEEE Standard for information Technology -
Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) -
Part 2: Shell and Utilities,
IEEE Inc, 1993, ISBN 1-55937-255-9.
This document was generated
by Peter Stephenson on August, 9 2002