September 03, 2013
Out of the box Mac OS X version 10.8.x (Lion) comes with zsh version 4.3.11 (i386-apple-darwin12.0). However zsh is currently at version 5.0.2 (x86_64-apple-darwin12.2.1). Here's how to use the newer version.
Install zsh using Homebrew.
/etc/shells to add a new entry for the Homebrew zsh.
/etc/shells file should look like this:
/usr/local/bin/zsh location is the symlink Homebrew creates when installing zsh.
To actually change the shell assigned to your user account run
Now you have the most recent zsh as your shell.