shmojis - emojis in the terminal!20.08.2023
I was browsing Github when I came across
shmoji, which lets you pick emojis right from your CLI! If I sound more excited about this than I should be, it’s because I am. I used to have a keyboard shortcut to bring up the emoji picker on Windows, but I ran a fresh install and haven’t been able to get it back. Also, I hate going to the Emojipedia web site because it keeps asking me to disable my ad block 💢 So this will do nicely.
First, we’ll need the script:
$ wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/biox/shmoji/main/shmoji
Next, we’ll need to install
fzf if it isn’t already installed.
$ sudo apt install fzf
$ chmod +x ./shmoji
$ ./shmoji download
We’re finally ready!
$ ./shmoji fzf # choose an emoji from the interactive prompt
This is great, but we can do better - we don’t want to keep typing
./. It’d also be nice to copy the emoji to the clipboard automatically.
So, we’ll add it to somewhere in
$PATH, and alias it as such:
# in ~/.zshrc # Create an alias for the shmoji command that copies the selection to the clipbaord alias shmoji="shmoji fzf | xclip -selection clipboard" source ~/.zshrc # reload ~/.zshrc so we can use the alias $ shmoji