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