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  • hikingpete
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    I used fish for a few years, but I wasn't about to install it on my servers, and so it just lead to an increased maintenance burden for my local scripts. I switched back to bash, and have been reasonably happy about it. I do miss a couple line editing / history things though. Scripting is the worst reason to use it.

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  • foobaz
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    Originally posted by kylew77 View Post

    I know people who swear by ZSH and Fish but I really don't know how to configure either of them. Any tips for a noob?
    The default Fish config is really good, I wouldn't change anything until you're very familiar with it, and maybe not even then. The one thing you might need to set is environment variables. I like to set $PAGER, with the command "set -Ux PAGER /usr/bin/most". The -U flag means universal, it tells Fish to remember the setting across all sessions and will persist it across reboots. The -x flag is export, to make the setting available to subprocesses, the same as export works in Tcsh or Bash. You don't need to put the set command in any config file, just type it at a shell prompt.

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  • kylew77
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    Originally posted by foobaz View Post

    You won't know what you're missing until you try something different. Tcsh and Bash are both great shells but Fish is my favorite.
    I know people who swear by ZSH and Fish but I really don't know how to configure either of them. Any tips for a noob?

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  • reba
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    Originally posted by jokeyrhyme View Post
    I've switched over to Nushell: https://www.nushell.sh/
    Uuh, this looks nice. Quite a bit different but implementing what I liked from PS: a typed and structured output.

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  • foobaz
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    Originally posted by kylew77 View Post
    I've never had problems with TCSH on FreeBSD or BASH on Linux before.
    You won't know what you're missing until you try something different. Tcsh and Bash are both great shells but Fish is my favorite.

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  • kylew77
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    I've never had problems with TCSH on FreeBSD or BASH on Linux before. For scripting I prefer Perl to BASH scripting any day of the week.

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  • partcyborg
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    Originally posted by Mangix View Post
    fish is great. faster and less buggy than zsh.
    Incredibly heavy zsh user here. 5.0x had issues but I've yet to find a single bug in the 5.8x series. What bugs are you referring to?

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  • garegin
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    Any programming language without a type system is gonna suck once you go beyond one liners.

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  • skeevy420
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    Originally posted by jokeyrhyme View Post
    I've switched over to Nushell: https://www.nushell.sh/

    But I did like Fish when I tried it
    Nu!



    No, no. 'Ni'. You're not doing it properly. No.

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  • jokeyrhyme
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    I've switched over to Nushell: https://www.nushell.sh/

    But I did like Fish when I tried it

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