Shcaml is an OCaml library for Unix shell programming.
Unix shells provide easy access to Unix functionality such as pipes, signals, file descriptor manipulation, and the file system. Shcaml hopes to excel at these same tasks.
Shcaml can be installed with
opam install shcaml
If you don't use
opam consult the
opam file for build
Documentation & tutorial
You can find Shcaml's documentation (including a tutorial) online at
http://tov.github.io/shcaml/doc or build a local copy with
See also the companion paper. Note than as of Shcaml 0.2.0 and onwards, the solution to encode row types described in section 4.3 has been replaced by a more lightweight policy, where the absence or presence of fields is only checked dynamically. This trades static guarantees for maintainability of the library.