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zsh 5.0.5 released

Version 5.0.5 of zsh has been released. This is a stable version.

This fixes various significant bugs reported following the release of 5.0.4 a couple of weeks ago.

Posted by Peter Stephenson 2014-01-06

zsh 5.0.4 released

Version 5.0.4 of zsh has been released. This is a stable version. It contains
bug fixes and minor feature enhancements since the last widely distributed release,
5.0.2. 5.0.3 was not widely released as it contains a bug in pattern matching.

Posted by Peter Stephenson 2013-12-20 Labels: release stable

Source (and web) archive moved to git

The old CVS archive for zsh code has been replaced by git; in addition, the source for the web pages is also available in git. For access, follow the links from


That will display the top level of the code or web tree; at the top you will see the commands you need to allow you to check out the code.

Posted by Peter Stephenson 2013-04-05 Labels: CVS git archive

zsh 4.3.12 released

Version 4.3.12 of zsh has been released. This is mostly a bug fix release, but with a few minor new features; see the NEWS file.

The 4.3 series should migrate to a new stable release series 5.0 in the not too distant future.

Posted by Peter Stephenson 2011-05-31

zsh 4.3.2 with multibyte (UTF-8) support

zsh version 4.3.2 has been released. This is a development release, but is believed to be fairly stable. This is the first version of zsh to support multibyte character sets, in particular (but not just) UTF-8. The support in the line editor is nearly complete, but it is patchy in other parts of the shell.

Posted by Peter Stephenson 2006-03-02

Zsh 4.0.7 and 4.1.1 released

Finally, a development version of zsh is available again. 4.1.1 introduces many new features both in the main shell and as library add-ons. It has been in development for some time and is believed to be fairly stable. 4.0.7 is a bug-fix release for the stable branch of zsh. zsh is a shell probably most similar to ksh, but with countless enhancements and differences.

Posted by Peter Stephenson 2003-06-19

Zsh 4.0.1 released

Version 4.0.1 of zsh, the Z-Shell, has been
released. This is a stable release with many
enhancements over the previous stable release,
particular in the areas of completion, line
editing, modularity and parameter substitution.

The zsh home page is at http://www.zsh.org/

Posted by Peter Stephenson 2001-06-01

Zsh versions 3.0.8 and 3.1.9 released

Versions 3.0.8 (stable) and 3.1.9 (beta) of zsh, the Z Shell,
have been released. Zsh is a ksh-like UNIX shell with
countless enhancements, particularly in the area of
interactive use.

Posted by Peter Stephenson 2000-06-05

zsh Moving to SourceForge

zsh is in the process of moving to SourceForge; please bear with us during this period. Check the mailing lists at http://www.zsh.org/mla/ if you want to know more about what's happening.

Posted by Adam Spiers 2000-03-30