The friendly interactive shell 2.0.0

A UNIX shell focused on interactivity, user friendliness, discoverability and performance
The friendly interactive shell (also known as fish) is, as its name suggests, a user friendly and open source interactive UNIX shell specifically designed to be used for its interactiveness and discoverability features.

fish’s main goal is to offer a rich set of powerful functionality, including tab-completion, a discoverable and extensive help system, tab-completion of strings with wildcards, and much more.

The friendly interactive shell is easy to use, search, remember, and discover. It also includes a special help command, which allows users to access all of its documentation, syntax highlighting, smart terminal handling, and support for the internal clipboard of a Linux system.

last updated on:
February 13th, 2014, 10:29 GMT
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license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
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What's New in This Release:
  • Significant Changes:
  • Command substitutions now modify $status #547.
  • Previously the exit status of command substitutions (like (pwd)) was ignored; however now it modifies $status. Furthermore, the set command now only sets $status on failure; it is untouched on success. This allows for the following pattern:
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