fish_greeting - display a welcome message in interactive shells


function fish_greeting


When an interactive fish starts, it executes fish_greeting and displays its output.

The default fish_greeting is a function that prints a variable of the same name ($fish_greeting), so you can also just change that if you just want to change the text.

While you could also just put echo calls into, fish_greeting takes care of only being used in interactive shells, so it won't be used e.g. with scp (which executes a shell), which prevents some errors.


A simple greeting:

function fish_greeting
    echo Hello friend!
    echo The time is (set_color yellow; date +%T; set_color normal) and this machine is called $hostname