Tips and tricks for your Raspberry Pi

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Now you have a fresh Raspberry Pi that’s great now what? Here’s my tips to enhance your experience with Raspberry Pi

Install unattended-upgrades

This will ensure your pi will get the latest security updates this is important if you are going to install VPN (Wireguard) on your Pi, check this blog post I found here –

Install log2ram

This will help you extend your SD Card lifetime setting the log to ram instead, you may follow the instruction from the blog post –

Install neofetch

Basically this will run a summary report of your raspberry pi spec to install just run this command:

$ sudo apt install neofetch

Install zsh + oh-my-zsh to replace bash

Just follow along on this blog post I found –

Step 1 – Install zsh and set as default

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
$ sudo apt-get install git zsh
$ chsh -s /bin/zsh
[enter your pi password]
$ exit

next you need to SSH to your pi again and choose: to exit from Z shell menu

Step 2 – Install oh-my-zsh and recommended plugins

$ sh -c "$(curl -fsSL"
$ git clone ${ZSH_CUSTOM:-~/.oh-my-zsh/custom}/plugins/zsh-syntax-highlighting
$ git clone ${ZSH_CUSTOM:-~/.oh-my-zsh/custom}/plugins/zsh-autosuggestions
$ git clone ${ZSH_CUSTOM:=~/.oh-my-zsh/custom}/plugins/zsh-completions
$ vi .zshrc

search and uncomment below:

# export PATH=$HOME/bin:/usr/local/bin:$PATH
# export LANG=en_US.UTF-8


plugins=(git zsh-completions zsh-autosuggestions zsh-syntax-highlighting) 
autoload -U compinit && compinit

Done! zsh is installed with recommended plugins.

Beautify your zsh

I am using this theme with this simple step:

on your home directory run:

$ git clone $ZSH_CUSTOM/themes/powerlevel10k

edit your


and set


log out from terminal session and login again there will be a wizard to design your theme, follow along.

for better experience install and use this font as default on your terminal

Here’s my result, do as you please:

Beautify VIM

$ nano ~/.vimrc

Paste below:

set nocompatible
filetype on
filetype indent on
filetype plugin on
syntax on
colorscheme industry
set laststatus=2
set statusline=%<%f\%h%m%r%=%-20.(line=%l\ \ col=%c%V\ \ totlin=%L%)\ \ \%h%m%r%=%-40(bytval=0x%B,%n%Y%)\%P
set ofu=syntaxcomplete#Complete
$ sudo apt-get upgrade vim

Install Mosh

I have discussed about mosh previously check out here

to install is simply type in:

$ sudo apt-get install mosh

and if you use blink as terminal on your iOS devices you can install this font so blink will show the font properly



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