About installing fish, a very helpful modern bash alternative in WSL2/Ubuntu. Enjoy the benefits of the powerline and nice helpers and visualizations in your common workflows.
- Install fish
sudo apt install fish
- Switch to fish
- Set fish as default shell
chsh -s /usr/bin/fish
Hint: Switch back to bash with
chsh -s /usr/bin/bash
Install ‘Oh My Fish’ with the theme ‘Bob The Fish’
Install Oh My Fish
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/oh-my-fish/oh-my-fish/master/bin/install | fish
Install Theme: Bob the Fish
omf install bobthefish
Install powerline fonts
- Install Powerline fonts (Ubuntu/Debian/Mint Linux)
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fonts-powerline
Fix fonts using WSL or Remote
The powerline and theme of oh my fish / bob the fish will not be shown correctly. Instead fancy symbols are shown.
Make sure that your console / terminal application like Windows Terminal or Visual Studio Code are using a font with is patched with powerline symbols.
Under windows, a good suggestion is to use MS font Cascadia in its variant Cascadia (Code|Mono) PL. You can find it at Cascadia Code on Github.
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