fish_greeting - display a welcome message in interactive shells¶
function fish_greeting ... end
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 config.fish, 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 end