Elvish a very friendly shell for Linux


There are many shell projects for Linux, and we have already talked about some of them numerous times. Today we present you Elvish. Behind this peculiar name, which reminds us of the famous and successful king of rock, there is an interesting shell that can help us in our day-to-day work with CLIs in GNU / Linux environments. Of course it is a free and open source project, to implement a beautiful, stylish, intuitive and productive shell.

And although it is thought especially for the development world, Surely in your day-to-day life you can take advantage of the countless features that Elvish has to make your life easier. Of course, many will be detractors of this shell and will see cons with respect to their favorites, and from LxA we do not want to make you change your mind, just make it known like so many other projects that deserve to be named ...

Well, moving on to more technical data, let's see some of the features that you will like about Elvish. As we have said it is free, following FOSS and you can contribute to the project on their site GitHub, in addition to viewing the source code. Of course it has support for the famous pipelines. And one of the most striking features, at least visually, is that it has its own file manager that we can use and navigate quickly by just pressing Ctrl + N. Something that is not the same visually as a GUI, but it is better than seeing the outputs of an ls for example ...

Elvish also has a directory history which can be accessed again by a keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + L, to have the accessed directories always present. And of course with the command history (Ctrl + R). It also has an intuitive control of structures that programmers will like, with a C-like syntax. And a long etc. that I encourage you to try.

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  1.   luizja said

    I think Elvish refers to the language of the elves.