These are the v4 docs. For v5 docs see


zsh-abbr is available on Homebrew. Run

brew install olets/tap/zsh-abbr@4

and follow the post-install instructions logged to the terminal.


You can install zsh-abbr with a zsh plugin manager. Each has their own way of doing things. See your package manager's documentation or the zsh plugin manager plugin installation procedures gist; Fig users can install zsh-abbr from its page in the Fig plugin directory.

After adding the plugin to the manager, restart zsh:

exec zsh


Clone this repo and add source path/to/zsh-abbr.zsh to your .zshrc. Then restart zsh:

exec zsh