ble.sh

Bash Line Editor―a full-featured line editor written in pure Bash! Syntax highlighting, auto suggestions, vim modes, etc. are available in Bash interactive sessions! (by akinomyoga)

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  • Sweet Shell: With Oh-My-Zsh, SpaceVim, Starship, True Color, and Demo Mode
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 22 Nov 2022
    > Autocompletion is one thing zsh does better, and that alone is worth it IMO. It can autocomplete things other than filenames and even gives you a short description for each of the subcommands or CLI options in the completion candidates. For the most common commands, this works without even having to install third party completion scripts.

    The joke here is: All this requires additional scripts / configs. Whether bundled or not…

    With those scripts / config there is no difference between shells.

    > Syntax highlighting is useful as well, though that requires the use of a third party plugin. You can detect quoting errors, unmatched braces, missing commands, incorrect filepaths before hitting enter. It's indispensable in an interactive shell because that's where you write convoluted one-off one-liners.

    https://github.com/akinomyoga/ble.sh

    > In general, zsh is extensible and offers more capabilities than bash.

    Nobody ever could show me even one feature that isn't available in almost all popular shells!

    > But to feel the difference, you need to configure it and enable the nice features.

    Yeah sure. When you tune your ̵c̵a̵r̵ shell it has nice features afterwards…

    That's true for any shell as I see it.

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    I for my part don't like Unix shell. Even after 20 years of usage (as since then Linux is my only OS).

    Also I've never understood what's the case about zsh. Nobody could ever answer the question why it's anyhow "better" or even show features not available elsewhere.

    I came to the conclusion that zsh is just a stupid hype of "cool kids". It's the same as with the car tuning crowd.

    A truly better shell would be much different than a Unix shell. There are some experiments out there but nothing really convincing.

    So I continue to stay with the not so cool default. As it's most compatible and available everywhere.

    But please wake me up when there is some real innovation regarding shells!

    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 22 Nov 2022
    > With those scripts / config there is no difference between shells.

    As I wrote in my original comment, bash only does filepath completion most of the time even with third party completion scripts. And I have never seen bash

    > https://github.com/akinomyoga/ble.sh

    ble.sh is impressive work, but it's a hack that won't be as reliable or compatible without built-in support for programmatic manipulation of the command line buffer in bash. ble.sh diverts key input from readline and reimplements its features. It contains workarounds for specific terminals, and scripts have to be modified to accommodate ble.sh. IIRC FZF's shell integration required modifications to work with ble.sh.

    > Nobody ever could show me even one feature that isn't available in almost all popular shells!

    Read the parts of my original comment which you haven't quoted.

    > When you tune your ̵c̵a̵r̵ shell it has nice features afterwards…

    Only to the extent that the shell lets you.

    > I came to the conclusion that zsh is just a stupid hype of "cool kids". It's the same as with the car tuning crowd.

    That was uncalled for.

  • Does Bash have something like Powershell's MenuComplete?
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/bash | 24 Oct 2022
  • Fuzzy file completion in bash
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/bash | 14 Oct 2022
    You might try blesh. It has a nice completion for files and variables in bash
  • Bash 5.2
    8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 27 Sep 2022
    Nice, there's also ble.sh -- a bash replacement of readline that has zsh/fish-like syntax colors and completion. It is actively developed and the maintainer has implemented 2 features I've requested in a matter of hours.

    If you want to check it out: https://github.com/akinomyoga/ble.sh

    (Still, I personally believe these features are overrated and don't actually bring in more usability or comfort to the command line experience)

  • Is there a way to make Konsole act like it does in Manjaro?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/kde | 19 Sep 2022
    Yea, there is also ble.sh. I haven't used them myself because I wrote a simple one of my own to scratch my itch. What do you like the most about oh-my-bash? They don't have the same capabilities as other shells, though.
  • How to get terminal autocomplete like this?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/commandline | 16 Sep 2022
    Sadly, no. But if you want to try one of zsh feature is menu complete, you can install ble.sh
  • how can i get fish like autocomplete..I tried whats there on internet but its not working
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/kde | 2 Sep 2022
    Haven't used it myself, but ble.sh is quite popular
  • Can you add features such as Syntax highlighting and Auto-suggestions to Bash?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/bash | 26 Aug 2022
    Check out ble.sh
  • What are some cool/fun things one can do with Bash?
    9 projects | reddit.com/r/bash | 28 Jun 2022
    The most impressive thing I've seen written in Bash is this project: https://github.com/akinomyoga/ble.sh
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