Every time I install a Linux distro on my PC I ended up forgetting some configurations, so I created this article as a cheatsheet for setting up my Web Dev environment in Ubuntu.
- First of all install curl
sudo apt install curl
- Install git
sudo apt install git
.gitconfigin the user folder. This is my config:
[user] name = Your Name email = firstname.lastname@example.org [color] branch = auto diff = auto showbranch = auto status = auto ui = true [color "branch"] current = yellow reverse local = yellow remote = green [color "diff"] meta = yellow bold frag = magenta bold old = red bold new = green bold [color "status"] added = yellow changed = green untracked = cyan [log] date = short [alias] commita = commit --amend --no-edit lg = log --oneline lgg = log --oneline --graph --decorate=short --branches='*' pushf = push --force st = status -sb [push] default = current [pull] rebase = true [core] editor = code --wait [init] defaultBranch = main
# Install Zsh sudo apt install zsh # Make it your default shell: chsh -s $(which zsh) # Install Oh my Zsh sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ohmyzsh/ohmyzsh/master/tools/install.sh)" # Install Spaceship theme git clone https://github.com/spaceship-prompt/spaceship-prompt.git "$ZSH_CUSTOM/themes/spaceship-prompt" --depth=1 # Symlink spaceship.zsh-theme to your oh-my-zsh custom themes directory ln -s "$ZSH_CUSTOM/themes/spaceship-prompt/spaceship.zsh-theme" "$ZSH_CUSTOM/themes/spaceship.zsh-theme"
After install the Spaceship theme, set
ZSH_THEME="spaceship" in your
.zshrc file (it should be on your user folder). I also use this moment to change some default configurations, it should look something like this:
# oh-my-zsh config export ZSH="/home/user/.oh-my-zsh" # zsh theme selection ZSH_THEME="spaceship" # oh-my-zsh plugins plugins=( common-aliases gitfast git-extras node npm sudo web-search ) # More oh-my-zsh stuff source $ZSH/oh-my-zsh.sh # Adding a default user makes lots of themes look better: DEFAULT_USER="user" # Node installation path export PATH=$PATH:~/.node/bin # VSCode config. export EDITOR="code"
Once you complete setting up the terminal, remember to reboot your PC to apply the changes.
- Install Powerline Fonts for the terminal.
sudo apt-get install fonts-powerline
- Install the alternative of Total Commander for Linux:
sudo apt install mc
- Install Node.js. Download the Linux Binaries, extract the
.tar.gzfile and copy all the internal files. Create a folder in your user folder called
.nodeand paste all the files there. if you installed Zsh, you should add the node path to the
# Node installation path export PATH=$PATH:~/.node/bin
- Install some global npm packages that I use frequently
# Install pnpm npm i -g pnpm # Install some global packages pnpm i -g fixpack fx live-server rimraf
fixpack: To order and clean
fx: To see and interact with
.json files in the terminal.
rimraf: For removing files and stuff.
- Install Gdebi, a tool for installing
- Install Brave browser.
- Install Keeweb password manager.
- Install Discord.
- Install Visual Studio Code. Once it's downloaded sync your extensions and configurations (Thank you vs-code for this feature, it saves me a lot of time 😭).
- Install Insomnia for building, designing and testing APIs. You can download the
- Install Heroku CLI. I have some projects hosted on Heroku so I need to have the CLI installed.
# Install Heroku CLI sudo snap install --classic heroku # LogIn heroku login
- Install peek, a screen recorder:
sudo apt install peek
- Install GIMP for editing images.
sudo snap install gimp
- To make my own avatars, mock designs and create the logos for my apps I use Gravit Designer's PWA.
- Recently I started learning about 3D modeling and WebGL. The 3D software that I use is Blender, so install it with the following command :
sudo snap install --classic blender
And that’s it! Probably I’m forgetting something so I’ll update the article if something comes to my mind.
Thank you for reading! Hope you find it useful.