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original_jamingrit
March 31st, 2009, 11:13 PM
Hey, I just recently stumbled across this shell called fish. It's similar to bash, but with more emphasis on being user-friendly. A couple of cool features include colour coded tab-completion, and tab-completion arguments for some apps (especially standard gnu-tools, such as tar and ls).

It is not a drop-in replacement for ubuntu's default shell. However, it seems like a useful command line interface for people who may not already be familiar with the usual CLI.

It's in the universe repository, and you should be able to download it with
sudo apt-get install fish, and then start using it with
fish.

It's pretty similar to bash (or dash), but I guess it doesn't quite support all of the same features (including history substitution ("!$")). I've just recently installed it, and it seems really cool. I'm still learning more, and I have not yet changed it to be my default shell, but I'm seriously considering it.

Here's the website and relevant info:
http://fishshell.org/
http://fishshell.org/user_doc/faq.html#faq-greeting
http://www.fishshell.org/wiki/moin.cgi/BashToFish

Who here is already using fish? Has anyone had any experience with it before?

smartboyathome
March 31st, 2009, 11:18 PM
I like ZSH myself. Great deal of features more than bash. See here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=532957) for config files.

C!oud
March 31st, 2009, 11:24 PM
I like ZSH myself. Great deal of features more than bash. See here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=532957) for config files.
I fully endorse that statement :D

cardinals_fan
April 1st, 2009, 12:13 AM
I prefer zsh, but fish is an interesting idea.