Shell Script

Open-source Shell projects categorized as Script

Top 12 Shell Script Projects

  • pure-bash-bible

    📖 A collection of pure bash alternatives to external processes.

    Latest mention: Best/most performant way to trigger the environmental variable COLUMNS to update? | | 2021-01-10

    I didn't link the original source before:

  • neofetch

    🖼️ A command-line system information tool written in bash 3.2+

    Latest mention: neofetch not displaying image?? | | 2021-01-20
  • pure-sh-bible

    📖 A collection of pure POSIX sh alternatives to external processes.

    Latest mention: Distro for intermediate linux user interested in programming | | 2021-01-08

    And check out the pure bash bible + pure sh bible by Dylan Arps, for some usefull tips/tricks

  • rtinst

    seedbox installation script for Ubuntu and Debian systems

    Latest mention: Please recommend me a Seedbox | | 2021-01-20 Many scripts to choose from for plex.

  • update-golang

    update-golang is a script to easily fetch and install new Golang releases with minimum system intrusion

    Latest mention: Go/Golang 101 - The Syntax and Basics | | 2021-01-04

    Update Go Bash Script

  • nexus-tools

    Installer for ADB and Fastboot on Linux, macOS, and Chrome OS

    Latest mention: Installing adb on linux | | 2021-01-18

    I made an ADB/Fastboot installer for Mac/Linux/ChromeOS just for this:

  • shellspec

    A full-featured BDD unit testing framework for bash, ksh, zsh, dash and all POSIX shells

    Latest mention: [POSIX] How to Implement --args and How Should Usage Be Formatted | | 2021-01-16

    I am developing a testing framework for POSIX compliant shells that has over than 60 options. Since, It is for testing shell scripts, it makes sense to implement it in a shell script, even if it is complex.

  • Installomator

    Installation script to deploy standard software on Macs

    Latest mention: Trying to best manage new mac towers | | 2021-01-04

    We use for the most common apps

  • xfce4-genmon-scripts

    🐭 XFCE panel generic monitor scripts

    Latest mention: Widgets? | | 2021-01-06

    try genmon plugin

  • smlinux

    Super Mario Linux - Build Install Update Script for Super Mario 64 Ports - Linux macOS Android DOS Web

    Latest mention: I Made a .desktop File For the Game! | | 2021-01-13


  • ubuntumainline

    script for installing the latest mainline kernel on ubuntu and ubuntu based distros

    Latest mention: Problem with brightness controls in eOS | | 2021-01-02
  • dev-benchmark

    Benchmark script to measure performance of usual development tools.

    Latest mention: Benchmark your computers with real-world Web Development Tools | | 2020-12-31

    Github Repository:

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).


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

Project Stars
1 pure-bash-bible 26,279
2 neofetch 10,625
3 pure-sh-bible 2,683
4 rtinst 1,016
5 update-golang 898
6 nexus-tools 586
7 shellspec 313
8 Installomator 135
9 xfce4-genmon-scripts 62
10 smlinux 46
11 ubuntumainline 2
12 dev-benchmark 1