fish (friendly interactive shell) is a shell focused on interactive use, discoverability, and friendliness.
fish has very user-friendly and powerful tab-completion, including descriptions of every completion, completion of strings with wildcards, and many completions for specific commands. It also has extensive and discoverable help. A special help command gives access to all the fish documentation in your Web browser. Other features include smart terminal handling based on terminfo, an easy to search, no duplicates history, and syntax highlighting.
Documentation* User documentation:
released on 26 September 2014
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|LGPL||Deborah Nicholson||25 January 2008|
|X11||Deborah Nicholson||25 January 2008|
|GPLv2||Deborah Nicholson||25 January 2008|
Leaders and contributors
Resources and communication
|Required to build||curses / ncurses|
|Required to build||g++ / clang|
|Required to build||autoconf|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 31 October 2014.
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