# Nushell 0.42
Nushell, or Nu for short, is a new shell that takes a modern, structured approach to your commandline. It works seamlessly with the data from your filesystem, operating system, and a growing number of file formats to make it easy to build powerful commandline pipelines.
Today, we're releasing 0.42 of Nu. This release is a bugfix release of 0.41.
# Where to get it
If you want all the goodies, you can install
cargo install nu --features=extra.
As part of this release, we also publish a set of plugins you can install and use with Nu. To install, use
cargo install nu_plugin_<plugin name>.
# What's New
- Can optionally use an insecure SSL cert (opens new window) (nibon7)
- Fixed a crash when viewing text files (opens new window) (nibon7)
- Build fixed for NetBSD (opens new window) (0323pin)
# Breaking change
- For naming consistency,
into column_pathis now
into column-path(opens new window) (hustcer)
# Engine-q progress
At this point, we're now 100% focused on getting engine-q done. Over 120 PRs (opens new window) have been merged into engine-q since the last Nushell release and another 20 PRs in reedline (opens new window).
Engine-q is now able to be used as a standalone shell. It includes the full set of dataframe functionality and most of the nushell commands. We aren't yet making nightly builds available, but you should be able to clone and build engine-q (opens new window) on your machine in the same way you might grab the latest Nushell. As you try out engine-q, also give a read over the in-progress breaking change list (opens new window), as it shows where the new engine will differ from Nushell's current engine.
# Looking forward
There are still some commands left to port (opens new window) if you'd like to jump in and give porting a try. If you're interested, you can also help us by testing out engine-q itself as a shell and report your experiences with it. And of course, come join us on the discord (opens new window). We'd be happy to show you around.