Finally, a command
line shell for the 90s

fish is a smart and user-friendly command line
shell for OS X, Linux, and the rest of the family.


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fish suggests commands as you type based on history and completions, just like a web browser. Watch out, Netscape Navigator 4.0!

Glorious VGA Color

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fish supports 24 bit true color, the state of the art in terminal technology. Your commands will leap off the screen in a monospace rainbow!

Sane Scripting

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fish is fully scriptable, and its syntax is simple, clean, and consistent. You'll never write esac again.

Web Based configuration

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For those lucky few with a graphical computer, you can set your colors and view functions, variables, and history all from a web page.

Man Page Completions

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Other shells support programmable completions, but only fish generates them automatically by parsing your installed man pages.

Works Out Of The Box

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fish will delight you with features like tab completions and syntax highlighting that just work, with nothing new to learn or configure.

Teach me to fish

Tutorial Documentation FAQ

Go fish



fish is available in setup,
in the Shells category

Release History

Release Notes


fish development is hosted on github. To clone the git repository:
git clone git://
Build instructions are provided at the bottom of the github page.

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