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

alias from-ics lines split-to-row
append from-ini math start
autoview from-json nth str
cal from-ods open sys
calc from-toml pivot tags
cd from-tsv prepend textview_config
compact from-url ps to-csv
config from-vcf pwd to-json
count from-xlsx random to-toml
date from-xml reject to-tsv
debug from-yaml rename to-url
default from reverse to-yaml
du get save to
echo group-by select touch
enter headers shells trim
every help shuffle uniq
exit histogram size update
fetch history skip-while version
first inc skip where
format insert sort-by which
from-csv last split-to-column wrap