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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0006999Kali Linux[All Projects] Kali Package Bugpublic2022-08-15 10:43
Reporterbakrtech Assigned Tosteev  
Status closedResolutionopen 
Product Version2020.4 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0006999: kali zsh not working properly
DescriptionI have the latest kali linux but when i switch to zsh from bash it shows kali%
not according to latest update



2021-01-18 22:47

manager   ~0014118

This sounds like you have a .zshrc in place already - if you mv it out of the way, and re-run zsh from bash, it should prompt you

This is the Z Shell configuration function for new users,
You are seeing this message because you have no zsh startup files
(the files .zshenv, .zprofile, .zshrc, .zlogin in the directory
~). This function can help you with a few settings that should
make your use of the shell easier.

You can:

(q) Quit and do nothing. The function will be run again next time.

(0) Exit, creating the file ~/.zshrc containing just a comment.
     That will prevent this function being run again.

(1) Continue to the main menu.

(2) Populate your ~/.zshrc with the configuration recommended
     by the system administrator and exit (you will need to edit
     the file by hand, if so desired).

--- Type one of the keys in parentheses ---

At this point, press 2, and you should get the kali default zsh.


2021-06-24 01:54

manager   ~0014823

Did this fix it for you? Are you still experiencing the issue?


2022-08-15 10:43

administrator   ~0016573

This report has been filed against an old version of Kali. We will be closing this ticket due to inactivity.

Please could you see if you are able to replicate this issue with the latest version of Kali Linux (

If you are still facing the same problem, feel free to re-open the ticket. If you choose to do this, could you provide more information to the issue you are facing, and also give information about your setup?
For more information, please read:

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-01-18 06:31 bakrtech New Issue
2021-01-18 06:31 bakrtech Status new => assigned
2021-01-18 06:31 bakrtech Assigned To => sbrun
2021-01-18 13:10 sbrun Assigned To sbrun =>
2021-01-18 13:11 sbrun Status assigned => new
2021-01-18 13:11 sbrun Category Tool Upgrade => Kali Package Bug
2021-01-18 22:47 steev Note Added: 0014118
2021-06-24 01:54 steev Assigned To => steev
2021-06-24 01:54 steev Status new => feedback
2021-06-24 01:54 steev Note Added: 0014823
2022-08-15 10:43 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0016573
2022-08-15 10:43 g0tmi1k Status feedback => closed