Many people use direnvopen in new window to load an environment upon entering a directory as well as unloading it when exiting the directory. Configuring direnv to work with nushell requires nushell version 0.66 or later.

Configuring direnv

To make direnv work with nushell the way it does with other shells, we can use the "hooks" functionality:

let-env config = {
  hooks: {
    pre_prompt: [{ ||
      let direnv = (direnv export json | from json)
      let direnv = if ($direnv | length) == 1 { $direnv } else { {} }
      $direnv | load-env

With that configuration in place, direnv should now work with nushell.