ShellRB - Unix shell commands using Ruby
ShellRB is a portable (Windows / Linux / macOS) implementation of Unix shell commands on top of the Ruby's modules. You can use it to eliminate your shell script's dependency on Unix, while still keeping its familiar and powerful commands.
Inspired from ShellJS/Shx.
Here's a sneak peek at how it feels to use ShellRB:
faraaz@SRB: /home/faraaz> ls foo bar shellrb ... faraaz@SRB: /> cd home faraaz@SRB: /home> cd faraaz faraaz@SRB: /home/faraaz> pwd /home/faraaz
I've been using Linux for my development environment ever since I jumped onto the open-source bandwagon. Often, I've wondered, what would people do if they really wanted to use a Bash-like shell on Windows without the hassle of firing-up a Linux-based OS VM.
Enter ShellRB. The goal is to build a Bash-like shell in Ruby that runs cross-platform, is easy to maintain (has tests for every feature), and is friendly to new contributors.
- Make sure you have Ruby and Git installed (pretty obvious, right?).
- Once you have the above installed, you will also need to install the
rakegem. You can install that using:
gem install rake
- Clone the repository using Git and
git clone https://github.com/faraazahmad/shellrb.git cd shellrb
- Install the required gems:
ShellRB is now installed. You can now run it using:
Updating the gems
To update the gems that ShellRB depends upon, just run:
To get the latest build of ShellRB, (you may have guessed it), simply run:
Want to contribute to ShellRB? Great! You can find the contributing guidelines here.
Code of Conduct
We highly appreciate good behaviour and kind treatment of others. See our Code of Conduct.