Zsh, an interactive command line shell for Linux, has got a new major release. The most prominent improvement in this release includes highlighting and color command line support, similar to those present in the BASH shell. Some of the other notable changes include:
- Multibyte characters strings are now supported
- Job control is supported in non-interactive shells and subshells
- Better POSIX computability
- Many new and enhanced completion functions
Zsh features strong scripting support. Several features from other popular shells like bash, tsh and ksh are also present in zsh. Zsh 5.0.0 is not available in binary repositories yet. You can download the tarballs from this page.