Znap is the light-weight Git repo manager for Zsh that's easy to grok. While tailored to managing Zsh plugins and dotfiles specifically, Znap also makes it easier to work with multiple Git repos in general.
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Just copy-paste the following into your command line and press Enter:
git clone --depth 1 -- https://github.com/marlonrichert/zsh-snap.git source zsh-snap/install.zsh
- Zsh 5.7.1 or newer
- Git 2.8 or newer
- Zsh 5.4.2
To update Znap and all of your plugins/repos simultaneously, run
% znap pull
Using Znap to manage your plugins can be as simple as putting this in your
# Download Znap, if it's not there yet. [[ -f ~/Git/zsh-snap/znap.zsh ]] || git clone --depth 1 -- \ https://github.com/marlonrichert/zsh-snap.git ~/Git/zsh-snap source ~/Git/zsh-snap/znap.zsh # Start Znap # `znap prompt` makes your prompt visible in just 15-40ms! znap prompt sindresorhus/pure # `znap source` automatically downloads and starts your plugins. znap source marlonrichert/zsh-autocomplete znap source zsh-users/zsh-autosuggestions znap source zsh-users/zsh-syntax-highlighting # `znap eval` caches and runs any kind of command output for you. znap eval iterm2 'curl -fsSL https://iterm2.com/shell_integration/zsh' # `znap function` lets you lazy-load features you don't always need. znap function _pyenv pyenvn 'eval "$( pyenv init - --no-rehash )"' compctl -K _pyenv pyenv
For more examples of what Znap can do for your dotfiles, please see the included
Additionaly, Znap makes it so that you actually need to have less in your
.zshrc file, by
automating several tasks for you.
Znap compiles your scripts and functions in the background. This way, your shell will start up even faster next time!
Should you not want this feature, you can disable it with
zstyle ':znap:*' auto-compile no
In any case, you can compile sources manually at any time with
znap compile [ <dir> | <file> ] ....
Automatic cache invalidation
Znap automatically regenerates your comp dump
file whenever you
install or update a repo or change your
Znap also automatically regenerates its internal cache for each command when…
- …a cache file is older than the Git index of its associated repo.
- …the last argument of the
znap evalstatements that produced it has changed. So, if the last argument to
znap evalcontains a variable, then its cached output will be regenerated whenever the variable changes. See the example
.zshrcfile for a practical use of this.
- …the cache file is missing. You can delete them manually from
git 2.31.0 or newer, Znap automatically enables
git maintenance in each repo that it
manages. This automatically optimizes your repos in the background, so that your
commands will run faster.
To selectively disable this feature, add
zstyle ':znap:*:<glob pattern>' git-maintenance off
.zshrc file. Next time you run
git maintenance will then be disabled for
each repo whose name matches
* as your glob
pattern to opt out of
this feature completely.
Znap also makes life on the command line easier. For a full list of available commands, just run
Exhaustive tab-completion is available, too. For examples of the most important command-line features, see below.
- The examples in this section you should run on the command line, not add to your
%represents the prompt. You shouldn't type that part. 🙂
Install executables and completion functions
Znap can download multiple repos in parallel, then automatically find and install their executables and completion functions, with just one command:
% znap install asdf-vm/asdf aureliojargas/clitest bigH/git-fuzzy \ ekalinin/github-markdown-toc ohmyzsh/ohmyzsh zsh-users/zsh-completions
To remove these (and their repos), use
% znap uninstall asdf clitest git-fuzzy \ github-markdown-toc ohmyzsh zsh-completions
Executables are installed in
~/.local/bin, while completion functions go to
Install generated functions
Some commands generate output that should be loaded as a function. You can install these generated functions as follows:
% znap fpath _kubectl 'kubectl completion zsh' % znap fpath _rustup 'rustup completions zsh' % znap fpath _cargo 'rustup completions zsh cargo'
These functions, too, are saved to
Znap makes your repos dir and all of its subdirs available as named directories:
% cd ~znap # `cd` to your repos dir % cd ~[github-markdown-toc] # `cd` to a repo % ls ~[asdf]/completions # `ls` a subdir in a repo
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This project is licensed under the MIT License. See the LICENSE file for details.