A NodeJS based shell. Everything is an Object!
npm install -g awkward
To me, awk is powerful but really weird. Often times I want to get some information out of a command which gives a structured output but I get discouraged because I am really lazy.
ls().forEach(a => console.log(a, a.length))
One can also use flags and piped commands like this:
(ps -ef)().map(a => [a, a]).forEach(a => console.log(a))
Underscore added as a dependency and now you can use it in the awkward terminal
Every structured data given as an output by shell commands or other
binaries can be represented as a JS array and one should be able apply
Array methods like
filter on the data in a functional style.
How it works
Once the program notices that the user wants to run js functions, it runs the command
and stores the result in an array. Let's take the example of
PID TTY TIME CMD 13750 pts/14 00:00:00 bash 25193 pts/14 00:00:03 node 25271 pts/14 00:00:00 sh 25272 pts/14 00:00:00 ps
[ [ 'PID', 'TTY', 'TIME', 'CMD' ], [ '13750', 'pts/14', '00:00:00', 'bash' ], [ '25193', 'pts/14', '00:00:03', 'node' ], [ '25283', 'pts/14', '00:00:00', 'sh' ], [ '25284', 'pts/14', '00:00:00', 'ps' ] ]
And the functions you pass are
Which actually is the only supported syntax, for now. One can only chain
commands and functions like this:
console.log(ls()) won't work, for now.