Not the aquatic creature, but rather the command-line doohickey, which is not as shit as the other ones. I’m gradually transitioning to fish, after accidentally losing a lot of precious data due to a quirk in bash syntax. Long boring story. It’s time for new, exciting, different stupid errors.
fish has a strong fanbase and principled, opinionated design. If nothing else, it has a healthy degree of sarcasm in its documentation which sarcasm is sorely absent from the drearily earnest nerdview of your typical gnu.org project.
Things I forget
modifying the path
Adding a path? Put
set PATH <mydir> $PATH
set -U fish_user_paths /usr/local/bin $fish_user_paths
Removing a path?
set PATH (string match -v /usr/local/bin $PATH)
if you are still using virtualenv on python you will need virtualfish to replace python’s virtualenvwrapper.sh. (or switch to native python3 venv, which works better in other ways too)
Using anaconda python
You need to do some extra setup to use conda with fish. Specifically, add the line
(Replace ~/anaconda3/ with the output of conda info --root if you used a nonstandard install location)
Now you can activate an anaconda environemnt, e.g. the default base environment:
conda activate base
modifying any settings with GUI
while true echo "Loop forever" end
Temporary variable setting uses `env`
env FOO=BAR baz.sh
Execute the second command if the first succeeded
The commmand you want is and, which is hard to google for
../bin/something.sh foo; and cp foo ~/Dropbox/