The Case for Bash (2021)

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  • bash-language-server

    A language server for Bash

    Also maybe check out the bash language server.

  • shell

    Shell implements an idiomatic Ruby interface for common UNIX shell commands (by ruby)

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  • babashka

    Native, fast starting Clojure interpreter for scripting

  • nushell

    A new type of shell

    ZSH is basically the same thing. For all intents and purposes it is basically the same thing. The best attempt I’ve seen to truly make a better shell is Nushell.

  • zx

    A tool for writing better scripts

    Also javascript as an alternative for bash..

    Not an official Google product of course but ...

    >Bash is great, but when it comes to writing more complex scripts, many people prefer a more convenient programming language. JavaScript is a perfect choice, but the Node.js standard library requires additional hassle before using. The zx package provides useful wrappers around child_process, escapes arguments and gives sensible defaults.

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