Framework for managing your fish shell configuration inspired by Oh My ZSH.

View the Project on GitHub bpinto/oh-my-fish

Oh My Fish!


Developing on a shell should be a pleasure. Our goal is to help developers that don't want to spend time configuring their own computer to spend time doing what they want.


With the power of our community, we take the already awesome fish shell to another level by creating simple-to-use plugins and themes.


A user-friendly framework for managing your fish-shell configuration. Includes optional plugins (brew, git, rails, python, node, etc) and themes.


Oh-my-fish is built for recent versions of the fish shell, namely "fish 2.0".

curl -L https://github.com/bpinto/oh-my-fish/raw/master/tools/install.sh | sh

If you want to install it manually, keep reading.


Enabling a new plugin or theme is as easy as it should be. Open your fish configuration file ~/.config/fish/config.fish and specify the theme and the plugins you want to use.

As an example, enabling rails and git plugins is as easy as adding this line set fish_plugins git rails to your configuration file.


If you have many functions which go well together, you can create custom plugin in the custom/plugins/PLUGIN_NAME directory and add to it as many functions as you want.

If you would like to override the functionality of a plugin distributed with oh-my-fish, create a plugin of the same name in the custom/plugins/ directory and it will be loaded instead of the one shipped with oh-my-fish.

If you just want to override any of the default behavior or add some environment variables, just add a new file (ending in .load) into the custom/ directory.

Send us your theme!

I'm hoping to collect a bunch of themes for our command prompts. You can see existing ones in the themes/ directory.

Switching to fish

If you wish to use fish as your default shell, use the following command:

grep -q '^/usr/local/bin/fish$' /etc/shells; or echo '/usr/local/bin/fish' | sudo tee -a /etc/shells
chsh -s /usr/local/bin/fish

chsh will prompt you for your password, and change your default shell.

To switch your default shell back, you can run:

chsh -s /bin/bash

Substitute /bin/bash with /bin/tcsh or /bin/zsh as appropriate.

Manual installation

  1. Clone the repository

    git clone git://github.com/bpinto/oh-my-fish.git ~/.oh-my-fish
  2. Create a new fish config by copying the fish template we've provided.

    cp ~/.oh-my-fish/templates/config.fish ~/.config/fish/config.fish
  3. Start / restart fish (just open a new terminal)

. Oh My ZSH

This project is heavily inspired by oh-my-zsh