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The Terminal app uses bash by default. And I don't want to change it. However I want to configure iTerm2 with zshell and oh my zsh. and I don't want bash on it. The instructions I checked online, make zshell default in both apps.

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If your default system shell is bash, your Terminal should start with it. You can check it on General tab under Terminal Preferences. Should look like the following:

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If bash isn't your default shell, you can change it by typing:

chsh -s /bin/bash

To configure iTerm2 with zsh you have to open Preferences and change the command on General tab on your default profile. You have to enter /bin/zsh or whatever shell you want.

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To install oh-my-zsh type the following:

sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/master/tools/install.sh)"
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    Should it actually be chsh -s /bin/bash (-s, not -c)? I get chsh: illegal option -- c... – XML Mar 25 '16 at 9:56

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