fish - the friendly interactive shell
fish is a smart and user-friendly command line shell for OS X, Linux, and the rest of the family. fish includes features like syntax highlighting, autosuggest-as-you-type, and fancy tab completions that just work, with no configuration required.
For more on fish's design philosophy, see the design document.
fish generally works like other shells, like bash or zsh. A few important differences are documented at http://ridiculousfish.com/shell/faq.html
Detailed user documentation is available by running
help within fish, and also at http://ridiculousfish.com/shell/user_doc/html/
fish can be built using autotools or Xcode.
autoconf ./configure [--without-xsel] make [gmake on BSD] sudo make install
Xcode Development Build
- Build the
basetarget in Xcode
- Run the fish executable, for example, in
Xcode Build and Install
mkdir /tmp/fish_build xcodebuild install -target install_tree DSTROOT=/tmp/fish_build sudo ditto /tmp/fish_build/ /
Questions, comments, rants and raves can be posted to the official fish mailing list at https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/fish-users Found a bug? Have an awesome idea? Please open an issue on this github page.