JavaScript Bash

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Top 23 JavaScript Bash Projects

  • zx

    A tool for writing better scripts

    Project mention: Can I use Node for general scripting? (Like python) | | 2022-05-25
  • awesome-cheatsheets

    👩‍💻👨‍💻 Awesome cheatsheets for popular programming languages, frameworks and development tools. They include everything you should know in one single file.

    Project mention: linus torbalds tec tips | | 2022-05-26

    I've found a nice bash cheatsheet:

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • shelljs

    :shell: Portable Unix shell commands for Node.js

    Project mention: Guide: Hush Shell-Scripting Language | | 2022-04-25

    The purpose of OP's project kind of reminded me of shell.js (shx) [1] which is a nodejs library that wraps all kinds of common UNIX commands to their own synchronously executed methods.

    I guess that most shell projects start off as wanting to be a cross-platform solution to other operating systems, but somewhere in between either escalate to being their own programming language (like all the powershell revamps) or trying to reinvent the backwards-compatibility approach and/or POSIX standards (e.g. oil shell).

    What I miss among all these new shell projects is a common standardization effort like sh/dash/bash/etc did back in the days. Without creating something like POSIX that also works on Windows and MacOS, all these shell efforts remain being only toy projects of developers without the possibility that they could actually replace the native shells of Linux distributions.

    Most projects in the node.js area I've seen migrate their build scripts at some point to node.js, because maintaining packages and runtimes on Windows is a major shitshow. node.js has the benefit (compared to other environments) that it's a single .exe that you have to copy somewhere and then you're set to go.

    When I compare that with python, for example, it is super hard to integrate. All the anaconda- or python-based bundles for ML engineers are pretty messed up environments on Windows; and nobody actually knows where their site-packages/libraries are really coming from and how to even update them correctly with upstream.


  • terminalizer

    🦄 Record your terminal and generate animated gif images or share a web player

    Project mention: This shell plugin I wrote writes your git commands | | 2022-05-19

    I'm using terminalizer (, however it might be a bit hard to get running, it doesn't seem to be maintained.

  • enquirer

    Stylish, intuitive and user-friendly prompts, for Node.js. Used by eslint, webpack, yarn, pm2, pnpm, RedwoodJS, FactorJS, salesforce, Cypress, Google Lighthouse, Generate, tencent cloudbase, lint-staged, gluegun, hygen, hardhat, AWS Amplify, GitHub Actions Toolkit, @airbnb/nimbus, and many others! Please follow Enquirer's author:

    Project mention: Using generators to improve developer productivity | | 2022-05-28

    In case you need to ask for user input, optionally you can use a prompt file. This is very useful to customize the output of the generator. Prompts are defined using a library named Enquirer.

  • bash-handbook

    :book: For those who wanna learn Bash

    Project mention: Book | | 2021-11-13 — for those who want to learn Bash without diving in too deeply

  • micromatch

    Highly optimized wildcard and glob matching library. Faster, drop-in replacement to minimatch and multimatch. Used by webpack, babel core, yarn, jest, taro, bulma, browser-sync, documentation.js, stylelint, nyc, ava, and many others! Please follow micromatch's author:

    Project mention: Control your npm dependencies | | 2021-12-05

    All of the downloads are from an old version of

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • nve

    Run any command on specific Node.js versions

  • Notica

    Send browser notifications from your terminal. No installation. No registration.

    Project mention: Show HN: A tool to send push notifications to your phone, written in Go | | 2021-12-28

    Nice work, Philipp! I wrote something similar at:

    I didn't write an app, however. I rely on the browser notification API which doesn't have the best support on mobile unfortunately. It works great on desktop.

    My inspiration was the same though. I do most of my work over ssh, and wanted a local desktop notification when a slow command was finished running.

  • fake-terminal-website

    A fully customizable terminal-like website template

    Project mention: Cool Ways to Introduce Players to Delta Green | | 2021-10-25

    I am using Fake Terminal Website by Luís Bragança for this. Bare bones and easy to edit website that simulates a terminal where you can enter commands to navigate. Also has a slide out sidebar with links if people are too lazy to figure stuff out.

  • cross-platform-terminal-characters

    All the characters that work on most terminals

  • setup-msys2

    GitHub Action to setup MSYS2 (MSYS, MINGW32, MINGW64, UCRT64 and/or CLANG64)

    Project mention: Getting Started with Git Bash | | 2022-02-05

    Other pages provide complementary information on that same topic.

    Another thing I appreciated was the explanation of MSYS2's environments:

    Being able to painlessly switch away from MSVCRT to UCRT was helpful in solving some UTF-8 difficulties I was experiencing at the time.

    Package management with pacman is rather pleasant, and the setup-msys2 GitHub Action makes it simple to provide your GHA workflow with the tools and libs you want:

  • tree-sitter-bash

    Bash grammar for tree-sitter

    Project mention: Convert curl commands to code in several languages | | 2022-03-11

    All 3 of these are linked to under "Related Tools".

    Those projects use a pretty basic tokenizer

    Insomnia and Postman use commander.js for their bash parsing which looks like it just splits on space:

    and only support a few of curl's options. Curlconverter uses tree-sitter's Bash grammar and tries to at least correctly discard all of curl's options and any options that curl used to have.


    Web-based Terminal for Bash designed for mobile with autocomplete suggestion & gesture typing keyboard

  • gulp-execa

    Gulp.js command execution for humans

  • nvm

    nvm: a universal node.js version manager for Windows (no admin) and Unix (by jchip)

    Project mention: Help to uninstall this script | | 2021-11-15

    I think I have done a terrible mistake, I was looking for a Node Version Manager (for Windows) to use without elevated terminal and find this one : but also having this one : installed

  • bash-to-powershell-converter

    Converts bash script to powershell script.

    Project mention: Bash-to-powershell-converter: Converts bash script to powershell script | | 2022-04-16
  • orbital-frame

    The command line as a chatbot

  • mediafire-direct

    Using a normal Mediafire file download URL, I've created a bash script and website that should automatically redirect to the direct download URL.

  • github-commit-capacity

    Testing how many commit can be committed to GitHub. So far 12,225,265 commits

    Project mention: Most Committed Repository in GitHub | | 2022-02-08

    This repo : 12,225,265+

  • i3wm-zsh-vim-termite-DOTFILES

    Dotfiles for my (manjaro)-system with screenshots

    Project mention: My first i3gaps Rice | | 2022-04-24

    you can check my i3 config. It has a little bit of everything. i3config

  • Scripts

    Necessary scripts pertaining to various tasks. (by csivitu)

    Project mention: Hosting two apps in different subdomain with Nginx? | | 2021-10-27

    A typical nginx configuration would look like this.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2022-05-28.

JavaScript Bash related posts


What are some of the best open-source Bash projects in JavaScript? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 zx 31,351
2 awesome-cheatsheets 28,670
3 shelljs 13,228
4 terminalizer 12,679
5 enquirer 6,558
6 bash-handbook 4,883
7 micromatch 2,127
8 nve 568
9 Notica 285
10 fake-terminal-website 253
11 cross-platform-terminal-characters 181
12 setup-msys2 139
13 tree-sitter-bash 105
14 103
15 gulp-execa 51
16 add-copyright 49
17 nvm 32
18 bash-to-powershell-converter 29
19 orbital-frame 13
20 mediafire-direct 10
21 github-commit-capacity 6
22 i3wm-zsh-vim-termite-DOTFILES 4
23 Scripts 1
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