filepath VS process

Compare filepath vs process and see what are their differences.


Clojure library for shelling out / spawning subprocesses (by babashka)
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filepath process
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53 132
- 3.0%
8.3 7.6
4 months ago 4 days ago
Haskell Clojure
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License Eclipse Public License 1.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of filepath. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-03-24.


Posts with mentions or reviews of process. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-03.
  • How do I install module?
    2 projects | | 3 Sep 2022
    A bit off-topic but if you're looking for an up-to-date maintained library to shell out in Clojure, take a look at process
  • ClojureRS – Clojure interpreter implemented in Rust
    9 projects | | 30 Apr 2022
    Nothing prevents you from using babashka and still use it as a glue for Unix programs. The difference is you get a nicer language (my opinion), a REPL if you want, and also you do get access to a lot more libraries from Java and Clojure and the pod concept of you want too as well.

    So to be clear, you can easily use ImageMagick, curl, jq, pup, etc. See: and

    Other benefits are that you only need to learn Clojure and suddenly you can use it for everything, backend apps, frontend apps, scripts, etc. You don't need to learn bash, js and Java/go, make, etc.

    > Then I did a very brief search for clojure libraries, things like parsing html. Most of the github projects were not seeing much activity (like last commit in 2020)

    This surprises everyone, but those libraries still work, have no bugs, are missing no features, and can be used without issues in production.

    Clojure is one of the most stable language, so things never break and almost never need updating.

    People have a kind of Stockholm syndrome I think coming to other languages that if something didn't need a bug fix in a year it must be abandoned and broken.

    And the reason you often don't need to update those libraries to keep up with the environment, like OS versions, is because they all leverage existing runtimes under the hood like JVM and that's the one that updates. So they're all secure and kept up to date, working with new OS and new architecture for free as JVM updates. This applies to Babashka as well, because it is implemented using a JVM.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing filepath and process you can also consider the following projects:

twitch - A high level file watcher DSL

optparse-generic - Auto-generate a command-line parser for your datatype

selinux - Haskell bindings for the SELinux API

envy - :angry: Environmentally friendly environment variables

bench - Command-line benchmark tool

bindings-dc1394 - Low level haskell bindings for libdc1394 (for driving firewire cameras)

taffybar - A gtk based status bar for tiling window managers such as XMonad

process - Library for dealing with system processes

unix - POSIX functionality

date-cache - A fast logging system for Haskell

cabal-query - Helpers for quering .cabal files or hackageDB 00-index.tar

optparse-applicative - Applicative option parser