Nushell

A new type of shell.

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Pipelines to control any OS

Nu works on Linux, macOS, and Windows. Learn it once, then use it anywhere.

Everything is data

Nu pipelines use structured data so you can safely select, filter, and sort the same way every time. Stop parsing strings and start solving problems.

Powerful plugins

It's easy to extend Nu using a powerful plugin system.

Screenshot showing using the ls comman

# Nu works with existing data

Nu speaks JSON, YAML, XML, Excel and more out of the box. It's easy to bring data into a Nu pipeline whether it's in a file, a database, or a web API:

Screenshot showing fetch with a web API

# Nu has great error messages

Nu operates on typed data, so it catches bugs that other shells don't. And when things break, Nu tells you exactly where and why:

Screenshot showing Nu catching a type error

# Get Nu

Nushell is available as downloadable binaries (opens new window), via your favourite package manager (opens new window), and as source code (opens new window). Read the detailed installation instructions or dive right in:

# macOS / Linux:

$ brew install nushell

# Windows:

$ winget install nushell

Windows users may also need to install the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable (opens new window).

# Use Nu in Github Action

You can also use Nushell in your Github Actions, setup-nu (opens new window) is there for you.

# Community

Join us on Discord (opens new window) if you have any questions about Nu!

You can help improve this site by giving us feedback (opens new window) or sending a PR (opens new window).