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Murex: A Smarter Shell

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Murex is a shell, like bash / zsh / fish / etc however Murex supports improved features and an enhanced UX.

A non-exhaustive list features would include:

  • Support for additional type information in pipelines, which can be used for complex data formats like JSON or tables. Meaning all of your existing UNIX tools to work more intelligently and without any additional configuration.

  • Usability improvements such as in-line spell checking, context sensitive hint text that details a commands behavior before you hit return, and auto-parsing man pages for auto-completions on commands that don't have auto- completions already defined.

  • Smarter handling of errors and debugging tools. For example try/catch blocks, line numbers included in error messages, STDOUT highlighted in red and script testing and debugging frameworks baked into the language itself.

Language Guides

  • Read the language tour to get started.

  • The Rosetta Stone is a great cheatsheet for those wishing to skip the tutorials and jump straight in. This guide includes comparisons with Bash.

  • The Interactive Shell guide walks you through using Murex as a command line as opposed to a scripting language.


Smart data:

Inline spellchecking:


Preview screen:

Useful error messages:

Plus More!

Check out the Language Tour and Interactive Shell guides!

Install instructions

See INSTALL for details.

Discuss Murex

Discussions presently happen in Github discussions.

Compatibility Commitment

Murex is committed to backwards compatibility. While we do want to continue to grow and improve the shell, this will not come at the expense of long term usability. Read more

Known bugs / TODO

Murex is considered stable, however if you do run into problems then please raise them on the project's issue tracker:

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