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  • abs

    Home of the ABS programming language: the joy of shell scripting.

    For scripting on my Linux systems, including scheduled utilities, I use ABS a lot. It has been enjoyable and straightforward.

  • fish-shell

    The user-friendly command line shell.

    I swear by zsh and bash, but fish shell may be your thing:

    There's also PowerShell for all the OSes:

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    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services. Easy to start, it is available in the cloud or on-premises.

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