The Fish Shell – November 2017 SETT Article

The fish Shell

By Mark Volkmann


Nearly all developers spend time using terminal windows, entering commands, such as git, and automating tasks by writing and running scripts. How would you like to use a shell that is more friendly and provides a simpler, more consistent syntax for scripts?
 

This article explains the fish shell in enough detail for you determine whether or not you might prefer it over other shells. Learning a shell is similar to learning a new programming language. Similar topics are covered here, such as variables, functions, string operations, and so on. If writing scripts in other shells has felt tedious in the past, this is your chance to learn a shell that makes scripting easier!

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