We have a few good resources for you to get started with Nu.

At the bottom of this page you can also find quick references to the commands provided by Nu Shell if you need quick support.


Nu Book

You can read our book to learn more about the core concepts behind Nu. It covers the basic and contains a lot of examples which will help you to have an easy start.

Contributor Book

In the contributors book you can find further information. It attempts to cover the basics of how Nu works internally, to get a solid understanding. You will learn how data is treated, what kind of data types Nu supports and how you can write plugins for it.


Nu Cookbook is a collection of examples to help you get the most out of using Nushell. It offers multiple ways of expressing the same pipelines so you can become familiar with all the commands.

Quick command references

append format insert split-column
average from-csv last split-row
calc from-ics lines str
cd from-json nth sum
compact from-ods open sys
config from-toml pick tags
count from-tsv pivot to-csv
date from-vcf prepend to-json
debug from-xlsx ps to-toml
default from-xml reject to-tsv
du from-yaml reverse to-url
echo get save to-yaml
edit group-by shells trim
enter help size uniq
exit histogram skip-while version
fetch history skip where
first inc sort-by which