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fish - the friendly interactive shell


fish [OPTIONS] [-c command] [FILE [ARGUMENTS...]]


fish is a command-line shell written mainly with interactive use in mind. The full manual is available in HTML by using the help command from inside fish.

The following options are available:

  • -c or --command=COMMANDS evaluate the specified commands instead of reading from the commandline
  • -C or --init-command=COMMANDS evaluate the specified commands after reading the configuration, before running the command specified by -c or reading interactive input
  • -d or --debug-level=DEBUG_LEVEL specify the verbosity level of fish. A higher number means higher verbosity. The default level is 1.
  • -i or --interactive specify that fish is to run in interactive mode
  • -l or --login specify that fish is to run as a login shell
  • -n or --no-execute do not execute any commands, only perform syntax checking
  • -p or --profile=PROFILE_FILE when fish exits, output timing information on all executed commands to the specified file
  • -v or --version display version and exit
  • -D or --debug-stack-frames=DEBUG_LEVEL specify how many stack frames to display when debug messages are written. The default is zero. A value of 3 or 4 is usually sufficient to gain insight into how a given debug call was reached but you can specify a value up to 128.
  • -f or --features=FEATURES enables one or more feature flags (separated by a comma). These are how fish stages changes that might break scripts.

The fish exit status is generally the exit status of the last foreground command. If fish is exiting because of a parse error, the exit status is 127.

Tue Mar 26 2019 Version 3.0.2