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 contributers 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

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